Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. – 1 PETER 2:5
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Living Stones: Building for Ministry, our capital campaign to preserve and renew Saint Mark’s Cathedral, was officially launched on September 14, 2014. Our goal for the campaign is to raise sufficient funds to renovate and enhance our Cathedral. By improving our building, we will preserve the legacy we have inherited from previous generations of worshippers, while creating a space that supports a sustainable future for our parish, nurtures our many ministries, and proclaims a joyous welcome to the city of Seattle and the Northwest.
The impetus behind this campaign is compelling: our building is in urgent need of repairs. Beyond this, we will implement energy-efficient building enhancements, and ultimately create a more welcoming entrance to our Cathedral that mirrors the welcome we extend to all who approach our doors.
In summer 2014, our Vestry approved the designs and budget estimates presented by the architectural firm Olson Kundig, which were showcased in a parish forum.
These projects include cladding the exterior cathedral walls in limestone, replacing the nave windows with energy efficient models, installing radiant floor heating, creating a beautiful glass narthex for the east entrance, and re-landscaping the front garden.
To this end, we have established the Living Stones: Building for Ministry capital campaign, which we will combine with our annual stewardship program. We are asked to make both a one year annual pledge and a special pledge (up to three years) for the capital campaign. After establishing strong support for Living Stones: Building for Ministry in our parish, we will reach out to our diocese and the broader community in 2015.
There are many different ways to participate in the campaign. Campaign Co-chairs John and Carol Hoerster are happy to explore roles that match your interests. They can be reached at: 206·323·2475 or via e-mail: John, email@example.com or Carol, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Case Statement. While the ministry of Saint Mark’s is vibrant and growxing, our facilities are showing significant signs of an aging infrastructure in need of revitalization and improvement…
Consider creative gift planning. Our stewardship campaign is focused on enhancing our capacity for ministry now and well into the future. So let’s begin our journey together by thinking outside the conventional box…
What does “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice” mean? Read about proportionate giving. The members of Saint Mark’s are called to pray in these weeks of stewardship emphasis. Each of us must seek God’s guiding, confident that God will lead us in discerning how we best can give…