Weekly Connector

Monday, May 6, 2024

Conversations in Community (with potluck)

You are invited to CCC (Community meal, Conversation, and Compline) Wednesday evenings May 8 and 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Mark’s Community Room.

The evening will begin with a potluck meal (you are invited to bring something to share, as you are able; your presence is more than enough). It will continue with conversation around the tables, and conclude with Compline.

The focus of conversation will be the transition period Saint Mark’s is in until the call of the next Dean. It will give us the opportunity to practice listening to one another as we share our hopes and dreams for Saint Mark’s. It will enable us to celebrate what we are doing well and discern what we could do better. We look forward to hearing your voice at these gatherings.

No reservation is necessary and you can attend one or both evenings.

SAAGES: Spiritually Active Adults – Growing, Exploring, & Serving


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Dinner at Cardamom - 5:30pm / Concert - 7:30pm

Start the evening with friends! Join us for a 5:30 dinner at The Walker Art Center’s Cardamom restaurant, before attending the Music Series Finale. Reservations are required. RSVP by May 6th to SAAGES@ourcathedral.org.

After dinner we will walk across the street to attend the Music Series, featuring the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Choral Society, and orchestra. Francis Poulene's Gloria, Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, and William Walton's Coronation Te Deum will be performed. Tickets for the finale are $20. Reserve your spot online or pay at the door. It is always a great event and enjoyed by all!

May 18 & 19: Doors Open Minneapolis


We are excited to welcome back Doors Open Minneapolis for the second year in a row on May 18 and 19, 2024 from 10am-5pm each day! We had many visitors come explore the beauty of Saint Mark’s in 2023, and volunteer Sam Wagner created a brief video showing the highlights of the tour. Watch it on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in being a docent/greeter this weekend, please contact Scott Swedeen at sswedeen@isd622.org

2010 Summer Picnic

Sunday, May 19: Pentecost Picnic

Celebrate with us in Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. then join in the fun with foods and friends after both morning services. All foods will be provided, with a $5 suggested offering, a portion of which will support youth pilgrimages. 

Garden Love

(from Dana Dickson)

Song of Songs 11-12: "For now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land."

This morning after the 10:30 service I walked by the Saint Mark's Pollinator Garden. The blooming daffodils and prairie smoke have been joined by blooming bleeding hearts. Spring is a season of transition in the garden. With eyes to see, something new appears in the garden every week.

Cultivating our Call to Serve: May’s Common Reading & Sharing Opportunity

Try out the selected reading/video for this month and join in our small group discussion!

Book: Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.

Available for sale in the Cathedral Bookshop. Consider donating an extra copy to the designated “Call to Serve Sharing Shelf” in the Cathedral Library? (Attn: Librarian Emily Hoch)

Video: Interview of February 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cqLqfm2sek&t=77s

Discussion: Heritage Room, Wed. May 22, 6 -7:30 p.m. Healthy snacks! Bring your own beverage. Facilitated by Mary Ramsbottom.

From Amazon: “Is the life I am living the same as the life that wants to live in me?” With this searching question, bestselling author Parker J. Palmer begins his moving meditation on finding our way toward meaning and purpose. As readers of many ages, backgrounds and walks of life will attest, Let Your Life Speak is an elegant and openhearted gift to all who seek to live authentically.”


Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m., through May 19

First Sunday: 

Youth Group, Adult Formation: Conversation with Council

Second Sunday: 

Youth Group 

Third Sunday: 

Godly Play, Youth Group

Every Sunday:

Fellowship (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) in the Community Room

Spending Time With Scripture

Spending Time With Scripture is a Bible Study session that looks into the Gospel for the following Sunday. Sessions will be held in the Library from 11 a.m. to Noon on Wednesdays from 4/10/24 to 5/22/24.

Godly Play

We want to remind children (ages 3-11) and their parents that Godly Play is offered on May 19 at 9:15am, the last class of the season.

Gospel Based Discipleship

Online Every Friday at 12:15 p.m. through May 17

We are a small group that meets to read a short passage from the Gospels and reflect on its meaning for our lives, both as individuals and as community.  Joining is as easy as clicking the Zoom link below!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 832 5391 5612

Rojas Spanish Language

Learn Spanish, the natural way, with Rojas Spanish! Dive into authentic Spanish with native Spanish tutors, tailored lessons, and a unique approach that goes beyond memorization to truly internalizing the language. Whether it's in-person group classes, virtual learning or personalized 1:1 tutoring, start seeing the world from a Spanish speaker's perspective!

Beginning in April, Rojas Spanish is offering classes at St. Marks. To see the full class schedule, visit www.RojasSpanish.com or call Luis Rojas directly 651-434-0555. 

Worship & Prayer

Worship & Prayer Schedule


5:30 p.m. Santa Misa en Español (Worship Service in Spanish)


8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I (Traditional Language)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II (Contemporary Language) – In Person & Online

5 p.m. Choral Evensong – In Person & Online (season ends May 19)


8 a.m. Morning Prayer


12:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist

5 p.m. Evening Prayer


9 a.m. Contemplative Prayer


Special Needs 

Sharon Barth, Cathy and Christine Braun, Rich Maier, Elizabeth Payne, Lana Rawdon, Janelle Seebach, Martha Schultz, Susan Weisner.  


Sammy McDowell, David Weatherspoon, Brian Thomas, Veronica Allen, Cal Campbell.

Ongoing Prayers

Andrew Avila, Cindy Beukema, Mary Jo Browne, Daniel Brinkmeier, Marc Cliplef, Bob Collier, Sally Cuningham, Richard Evans, Eldon Feist, Nancy Foster, Glen Hausfeld, Shelly House, Marie Irwin, Carol Adele-Jewett, LaRose Johnson, Anthony Larson, Ann Maas, Terry Schlink, Donald and Dianne Sutton.


For those graduating from high schools and colleges, and preparing for further journeys and adventures in creation.

From St. Luke's Episcopal Church: For transitions;

Assist us, Lord, in living hopefully into the future. In the face of change, help us to set unnecessary fears aside and to recognize our potential for creative response. Help us to develop a reasonable optimism when confronted by "the new" and to guard against our own defensiveness. Be with us as we remember and celebrate former times, and keep us from unreasonable yearning for them, which takes us from the work you have set before us in our time. All this we ask in the name of your Child, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.



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