We all know the Office of the Bishop is a safe place, but now it’s an official Seattle Police Department SAFE PLACE. Any LGBTQ (and others) people who are feeling threatened can take refuge in the Office and remain until the police arrive.
Gratitude Changes Everything: Let it Flow!
Saint Mark’s Cathedral and the Stewardship Office are partnering to bring the Rev. Corky Carlisle to Seattle on October 17, from 9:00am – 12:00pm to lead a morning workshop at Saint Mark’s Bloedel Hall entitled, “Gratitude Changes Everything: Let It Flow”. This will be an inspiring and entertaining opportunity to welcome more gratitude into your life and think about the relationship between your faith and your money. Corky will keep you entertained as he challenges you to plunge deeper into
Chaplains on the Harbor Seeks Donations
Supportive Housing Campaign. On Sept. 1, thanks to seed money from the Diocese of Olympia, Chaplains on the Harbor moved two new/expecting moms and one dad out of tent city and into rental housing with room for up to three mothers, their partners and children. This Supportive Housing Campaign has set a goal to raise $12,000 to house these parents for the remainder of the year as they work to regain and maintain custody of their children, which was jeopardized
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years On
The events of August 29, 2005 changed everything. A city was devastated, lives were lost, bodies and souls were injured, structures and landscapes were flattened. Homes, businesses, churches, and public facilities found themselves under 8-12 feet of water that wouldn’t go away. The worst of some people came out in looting and vandalism; the best of others came out in spontaneous help for total strangers. Longtime locals suddenly realized their desperate need and love for each other while government agencies
Introducing our new Youth Ministry Program Coordinator
Denise Brumbaugh joined our team today in the Office of Faith Formation as the Youth Ministry Program Coordinator. She will be coordinating the HYC, JYC, and 6-Day youth programs.
Prayers for Charleston
The people of Charleston South Carolina and especially those directly affected by Tuesday’s act of gun violence, are in our thoughts and prayers. Whatever the motive, we have once again witnessed the senseless loss of life, this time in a house dedicated to the praise and worship of the God of peace. I hope you will join me in offering prayers for all those affected by this most recent event, along with the countless others living with similar memories and
78th General Convention
The 2015 General Convention runs from June 25 through July 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have our official delegation attending to represent our diocese, a youth contingent, and others. There’s a lot going on, so check back here daily to see what everyone is up to. If you have a Twitter handle or blog to add to the list, please email email@example.com. Videos Bishop Rickel’s video discussing the issues and events of General Convention. Bishop Rickel discussing the
Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests
God willing and the People of God consenting The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia will ordain Eliacin Rosario Cruz, Jeffrey Robert Sharp and Michael Alfred Wright to the Sacred Order of Priests. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98102 Your prayers and presence would be a blessing Clergy – White stoles Reception following Childcare will be provided beginning at 6:45 PM Eliacin Rosario Cruz was born
Vacation Bible School 2015
Have you made your summer plans? See who is offering Vacation Bible School this year. We’re still adding to the list. If your congregation has a VBS running this summer, please email the dates and link to your website’s listing to firstname.lastname@example.org. City Congregation Start Date More Information Bellevue St Margaret July 20 Details and Registration Bellingham St Paul July 5 Details and Registration Federal Way Church of the Good Shepherd and St Columba July 6 Details and Registration Medina
Update on the Olympia shootings this week by police of two African-American youth. The Rev. George Anne McDonnell and the Rev. RC Laird were present at the courthouse and have been attentive to the community in these last days. Rev. McDonnell’s update: At 1:00am on May 21, there was a shooting of two young African American men who had shoplifted beer from the Westside Safeway. When confronted by a shop clerk, the young men threw their beer and ran. The