WORSHIP

Sunday

8am Holy Eucharist Rite I In-Person
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II In-Person
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II  Online
5 pm Choral Evensong In Person & Online

Wednesday                                          Thursday

12:15pm Holy Eucharist In-Person                        9 am Contemplative Prayer in All Saints Chapel

ADULTS

We pray, we study, we serve – all part of the regular routine of life. Each of us may do those things individually and as a community. To support growth of a life of faith, Saint Mark’s offers a variety of opportunities for “study” with classes on Sunday mornings as well as throughout the week.

9 Ways to Wonder: An Enneagram Lens on Advent

November 3, 10, 17 and Saturday December 4

The enneagram has a strange name because of its ancient roots. It has developed from these roots into a modern system that explains personality types, with their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. The enneagram outlines nine primary personality types (ennea means 9 in Greek) and their interrelationships with one another. Many people are familiar with how the nine types are different from one another. Sometimes, we can spend so much energy putting ourselves in the box of our enneagram types that we lose track of things we have in common with other types. The triads help us see things we have in common with every other enneagram type.

Stephanie Spencer will join us on Wednesday evenings (via zoom) Nov 3, 10 and 17, and Saturday morning (in person) Dec 4, and will lead us in learning more about ourselves and seeing others with more clarity and compassion.   We will learn more about the enneagram and its history the first Wednesday, and talk about different sets of triads the following two Wednesdays.  The Saturday session will bring this all together with contemplative practices of Advent, thinking about how our individual types affect our engagement with the season.

 

Please mark your calendars and register  soon.  And note that the Wednesday sessions are not a pre-requirement for the Saturday session.

Wednesday evenings via zoom include (This is ONE registration)

Wednesday, November 3: Observing How We Were Made (Watch the video here!)

In this overview of the Enneagram we will learn more about how to observe our Enneagram Type and patterns, building compassion for ourselves and others. How do we see both the gifts and struggles that come with how we were created?

Wednesday, November 10: Observing How We Communicate

Download the slides from this nights presentation here.

Download the Head-Heart-Gut journal here.

The 9 enneagram types divide into three centers: head, heart, and gut. Our center is the primary lens through which we communicate and make decisions. How do our centers also then affect the way we communicate with and hear from God?

Wednesday, November 17:Observing How We Interact

The 9 enneagram types divide into three energy groups: active, receptive, and balancing. Our energy group affects how we process and get what we need. How does our energy group also then affect the way we interact and walk with God?

 

On the first Saturday of Advent, we will have another opportunity to learn together IN PERSON, as we explore the spirituality of the Enneagram.

December 4: At Saint Mark’s, from 930-1130 — masks will be required. (This is a separate registration, and the November series is not a requirement to join in this Advent Retreat.)

Observing Advent with the Enneagram

Putting together what we have learned in previous weeks, how do our types, centers, and energy groups affect how we move into Advent? How can we open up to seeing and practicing this season in new ways? How can the reflections that come at this time of year help us grow and develop?

 

If you are interested in learning more right now, Stephanie suggests these books: The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz, and The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels.  Additionally, a periodical titled: Enneagram Magazine.

Episcopal 101, October 11 – November 1

Saint Mark’s offers a variety of opportunities for formation to support your personal spiritual development, and Episcopal 101 is one of the first steps.  This 4-part series of classes is on the pathway to membership for people who are new to St. Mark’s or new to the Episcopal Church and is also open for people who are simply interested in deepening their knowledge and their faith.  Each of the weeks is taught by a different member of the ministry team, with other leaders involved in the classes as well, giving new members a chance to meet and connect with a variety of people. This class will utilize the book “A People Called Episcopalians”, which is available through our Cathedral Bookshop.

Registrations for this series of classes will be through Realm, for leaders and attendees. Go here to register.  After you register, watch for the confirmation email, which will contain the link to Zoom for the four sessions. With registration, everyone will be invited into a group in Realm (our database.)  Communications during this series will be through Realm, such as questions that come up between the classes, or book suggestions to share.

Please contact Canon Community Developer Mary Lusk with any questions.

Monday Evenings

6:15 pm, fellowship

6:30 – 7:30, program

 

October 11, Week 1.   Who we are, and where we come from: a (very) brief history of the Episcopal Church

Get Acquainted – Why Saint Mark’s, at this time?

History – Kent Rahm

 

October 18, Week 2.  Why we act as we do?

Spirituality and disposition – John Satterberg

Personal story: Benedictine practices – MaryBeth Farrell

 

October 25, Week 3. Our lives together at Saint Mark’s

Gather, Transform and Send – Denise Graber

Send – Rena Turnham

Operations – Tim Kingsley

 

November 1, Week 4.  The tools and practices of our faith

The Book of Common Prayer – Linda Brandt

Our Liturgy – Siri Hustad

Recommended Books

  • *A People Called Episcopalians: A Brief Introduction to Our Way of life; John Westerhoff with Sharon Ely Pearson
  • *Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs & Practices; Scott Gunn & Melody Wilson Shobe
  • *Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living; John McQuiston II
  • A Little Rule for Beginners: Insights into Benedictine Spirituality; Joan Chittister
  • The Rule of Benedict; Joan Chittister
  • Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict; Esther de Waal
  • Dwelling in the Word: A pocket handbook; Pat Taylor Ellison

*As many of us prioritize our purchases, these three are highly recommended!

For questions concerning our adult ministry, please contact Mary Lusk.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Called to Serve: A Community Engagement Connection Space

Dec 07 at 7:00 PM
Stop by our Monthly Virtual Community Engagement Connection Space ‘Called to Serve’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Register here. You will receive a Zoom link which you will need to save. That Zoom link will stay the...

Called to Serve: A Community Engagement Connection Space

Jan 04 at 7:00 PM
Stop by our Monthly Virtual Community Engagement Connection Space ‘Called to Serve’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Register here. Grounded in prayer and through casual conversation, cathedral staff, clergy and members will help you to identify and...

Called to Serve: A Community Engagement Connection Space

Feb 01 at 7:00 PM
Stop by our Monthly Virtual Community Engagement Connection Space ‘Called to Serve’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Register here. Grounded in prayer and through casual conversation, cathedral staff, clergy and members will help you to identify and...