News @ Saint Mark’s

Sundays and Beyond is a weekly publication of updates, events and activities happening on campus. It is available by electronic subscription and in print in the nave. An archive of issues can be found here. To submit announcements for these publications, visit

Coming up

Spirituality and Leadership: Leading from Within
6-7 p.m. Catered dinner in Bloedel Hall (dinner served from 6-6:30 p.m. Adults $7, Children $5, Max Family $20)
7 p.m. Adult Faith Formation
Facilitated by Dean Steve Thomason
How do we exercise leadership as spiritually-centered people? This seven-week series draws on selected resources from a variety of authors including Parker Palmer, Walter Brueggemann, Killian Noe, Bennett Sims, Margaret Wheatley, Richard Rohr, and Gerald May. We participate in paradigm shifts through a threefold process of recovery: 1) by confronting our pain; 2) waking to our true selves; and 3) reclaiming our innate creative powers. It is a move from “bondage into freedom” to be ourselves, unfolding into the discovery of our truest identity, as beloved of God, good and generous of spirit. Free and open to all. Miss last week’s talk? You can catch up by watching the video online at

Celebrating Life in the Resurrection: A Workshop on Planning the Celebration of Your Life
“It is a painful irony that when we are grieving a loved one, we are also called upon to handle so many details. In my experience, a little bit of guidance is a welcome relief. I am always sad when someone tells their family not to ‘make a fuss’ when they die. When you die, take my word for it, there will be a fuss.” –The Rev. David Marshall, St. Dunstan, Shoreline
Join Bishop Rickel, Dean Steve Thomason, Rev. Marshall and other clergy for pastoral perspectives and practical advice on funerals and memorials. Time for Q&A at round table discussions. All participants receive the Diocese’s Life Planning Manual. Cost: $20. Sign up online:

“Peaceable Kingdom: The American 20th Century”
The Seattle Choral Company continues its concert season with “Peaceable Kingdom: The American 20th Century.” Randall Thompson’s 1936 choral cycle, The Peaceable Kingdom, was a groundbreaking musical statement for a cappella choir. Aaron Copland’s 1921 suite, Four Motets, dates from student days with the famed Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Leonard Bernstein studied with both Thompson and Copland, and argued that both of them “wanted music to mean something to people.” Bernstein’s harmonically vibrant Missa Brevis, written at the suggestion of Robert Shaw, is remarkable for its rhythmic and dynamic intensity. Added to this program of contemporary American classics are the Love Letters by the late Seattle composer, Bern Herbolsheimer.

Health Advocacy–Fill out the survey!
Health Advocacy is a new ministry at Saint Mark’s, and we’d like to hear your feedback about what your needs may be, and how would you like to see this ministry support the community. You can fill out the short survey here. Every fourth Sunday, the Health Advocacy table is staffed by parishioners, including Registered Nurses, who are here to answer your questions. Stop by and share your ideas for this new ministry. Questions about this new ministry? Contact Mary Segall.

Choir School Summer Camp
Saint Mark’s welcomes all boys and girls from rising 3rd grade-8th grade who are interested in singing music of the Christian faith in the striking cathedral setting, while growing as musicians and children of God. Camp activities include: joyful singing of glorious music; daily guests specializing in art, drumming, and composition; field trips and outdoor activities; visual art projects; organ demonstration and piano/organ lessons; daily sung Morning Prayer; a closing Evensong service and Sunday morning service in the Cathedral. Register at

The Cathedral Shop at Saint Mark’s
Stop by the Cathedral Shop and see many new gift items. Michele Designs soaps and napkins in several new designs have arrived. Also coffee and cookies will be served every Sunday after the services.
Cathedral Yoga seeks certified yoga instructor
Cathedral Yoga began three and half years ago with a class each Sunday evening at 6pm on the altar platform in the sacred space of the cathedral nave. We are now seeking an additional certified yoga instructor to lead the class approximately every other Sunday. Participants are invited to attend free and donations are welcome. Compensation is provided for the teacher. Email for more details.

Inquirer’s Class Series
Saint Mark’s next Inquirer’s Class series starts in February. This series is an opportunity to ‘inquire’ about the Episcopal Church. The instruction includes information concerning beliefs, history, worship, sacraments, and practices of the Episcopal Church, providing preparation for those desiring to be baptized at the Easter Vigil or received or confirmed into the Episcopal Church on Cathedral Day in the spring. All are welcome! A light lunch is served and childcare is available upon advance request. For more information or to sign up contact Canon Nancee Martin,