Here's a quick review of upcoming plans, including information about Compline at St. Mark's this Sunday night.
There are 3 important dates that we want to highlight now.
First: Sunday, March 20th, evening Compline at St. Mark's. If you know about this 55 year old weekly tradition at the Cathedral, than it needs no explanation. If you don't know--well, then it's hard to explain. A link here might help a little. It is a remarkable part of "young culture" in Seattle--but it's strangely "old school" church. In any case, we're going--and it's a rich experience. But it takes some time to get there, so here's the plan: let's have the kids all meet up in the Galley on the 8:10 ferry that night. We'll have the Grace Van and 2 other cars on board and we'll travel from the ferry to St. Mark's, getting there for the 9:30 service. We'll return on the 10:40 that night, with pick-up at the ferry.
Second: Maundy Thursday at Grace, during Holy Week. The kids are "required" to be there. They will help serve the meal, and also participate in foot washing. It's an important night--meeting at Grace at 5:30.
Third: Good Friday service. We want the kids simply to attend the service--either of the services. One is Noon (yep, you could pull them out of school!) the other at 7 pm. The objective here is simply to experience a service that is unique and likely outside their normal expectations of church.
OK, that's it for now. Check those dates--and again, thanks for letting us serve your kids.