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Construction Corner
What’s happening on the construction site?

The North side of the building has been painted gold, but it won’t stay that way for long. This weather-proof membrane, which happens to be gold in color, has to be put up before the installation of stone can begin. This is the critical step that will protect the structure from water and preserve the integrity of the building. On the south side of the building, the foundation and elevator pit are complete. Behind the scenes, lots of planning has gone into preparation for the new stone and windows. Careful attention to detail and collaboration from the entire team is critical for the success of these important features. Have questions about the project? Please join us for the special Sunday Forum on August 13! (More on that below.)
Why is it so noisy in the Nave? 
Windows have been removed on the north and east side of the Cathedral, and new windows will not be in place until September. So we’re an “open air” cathedral for the summer.
Read signs and exercise caution on campus. While Saint Mark’s is under construction, please pay attention to any roped or barricaded areas and traffic cones and follow all signage directions while walking and driving. The front doors of the cathedral will always be accessible, but you may need to take a circuitous route to get there safely, and using the new wheelchair ramp.
Thanks to all whose generous donations have made this project possible. If you have not yet had a chance to give to the Living Stones Capital Campaign, we invite you to do so, by completing a pledge card, or online at, or contact Erik Donner206-323-0300 ext. 217.

Construction Update Forum
As we approach the halfway point of our construction project, you’re invited to a special parish forum to hear the latest developments and an update of the work still to be accomplished. This is a prime opportunity to have your questions addressed. Our project manager will be on hand as well. Learn more about the stone work, the window design, the elevator, and the front patio demolition as well as an exciting decision made recently by the vestry

Cookies and Coffee in the Cathedral Shop every Sunday
Join us for cookies and coffee every Sunday morning. While you are enjoying the delicious goodies check out what’s new in the Cathedral Shop!

Read about the Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage
This summer, youth from across the diocese, including several from Saint Mark’s, participated in a pilgrimage through the South, exploring social justice and the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Read reflections from their experiences at:

Idris Mosque Annual BBQ
1420 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
Idris Mosque invites you to their 16th Annual BBQ. They have received a lot of support from the neighbors and surrounding communities in the past year, and this is a way they like to show their gratitude and generosity to the community. Many Saint Mark’s parishioners attend the picnic, and we’ve had many parishioners visit the Mosque earlier this year to observe prayers, meet some new people and learn more about Islam. This represents a Covenant opportunity, to embrace Muslims as fellow Americans and stand with our local mosques in congregational solidarity. Feel free to invite friends to join you, too! To coordinate rides, or sign up for a future trip to observe prayers, please contact Brett at

Ministry of Worsted Wool Knitting/Crocheting Party and Brown Bag Lunch
Join our summertime knit-in! Bring a project that you’re working on, or start one from our patterns. We make baby blankets for the parish and Country Doctor Clinic, and prayer shawls for cathedral clergy to distribute when needed. Want to learn to crochet or knit? We’ll teach you! Come sit, knit and chat-bring your brown bag lunch. For more info, contact Barbara Erickson or 425.746.1094.

Summer Sunday School at Saint Mark’s
This summer Saint Mark’s will host formation and activities for children every other Sunday. The dates for Outdoor Sunday School and Games are: June 25, July 9, July 23, August 13, and August 27. Children are invited to meet at the St. Nicholas playground; youth are invited to meet in the Youth Room in the Cathedral House.

Saint Mark’s seeks Children and Family Ministries Coordinator
The Children and Family Ministries Coordinator is a half- time position responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and tactical elements of all programs and activities related to Children and Family Ministries at Saint Mark’s, in collaboration with the Dean, Cathedral Canons and other formation leaders. The CFM Coordinator will provide leadership in educational and pastoral care initiatives for both SMC children and their parents. The CFM Coordinator serves as a key member of a Christian Formation team and will be supervised by the Cathedral Canon. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Full job description and requirements at

Noel House Ministry Looking for Volunteers
Saint Mark’s weekday women’s shelter is looking for volunteers. On Sunday through Thursday evenings, Saint Mark’s houses about 30 women in Bloedel Hall. Volunteers are needed to help with morning (5:30-6:30 a.m.) or evening (9-10:30 p.m.) shifts. How about mother/daughter teams? Daughters, bring your mothers, and mothers bring your daughters—to serve our wonderful female guests. Do you have friends interested in helping? Or your spouse or partner? Bring them along; it works best to have two volunteers. Every evening we offer to the 30 women a healthy snack. Each morning, we offer a simple breakfast. Contact us now to begin volunteering:, or Linda Leisy,, 425-454-7797, for further information, or to sign up for training and working.