St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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October 19, 2017

Nominating Committee Announces Candidates

This announcement will serve as official notice of the St. Columba's Episcopal Church Annual Meeting to be held on Sun., Nov. 19, at 10:15 am in the Church Nave.

Annual Elections
The Nominating committee is very pleased to announce the candidates who will be standing for vestry election at…


October 5, 2017

Get the App!

The St. Columba’s church directory at your finger tips? Who knew you could connect with fellow parishioners right from your cell phone?

It’s easy to download, just go to the app store on your cell phone, download the ACS Church Life app and install. Once launched, the Church Life app…


September 28, 2017

Stewardship 2018

Our hands were empty and You filled them …

This offertory response from the Anglican Prayerbook of New Zealand has become familiar to St. Columbans. At the offertory, we reflect upon the many gifts that bless us – individually and as a parish family. Ideally, what we bring to the…


September 25, 2017

Columba Circles of 7, 8, 9

You’re Invited to join the Columba Circles of 7, 8, 9!
Come gather with others in a small group to connect, share laughs, explore the stories of Jesus and discern together how to be God’s hands and feet in this world!

Each Circle of 7, 8, 9 will receive…


September 21, 2017

Anne Timpane Commissioned This Sunday

As we prepare to commission Anne Timpane this Sunday (Sept. 24) as the new director of music ministries at St. Columba's, we invite her to tell her story:

"My journey as a church musician began as an 11-year-old at a Presbyterian church in Moorestown, NJ. Having recently moved to the…


September 15, 2017

Update: Church Nave Repairs

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Finish Line in Sight

The repairs to the Church Nave, while taking longer than initially anticipated, are progressing nicely. The lighting control system was replaced the last week in August, and over the past two weeks, the plaster in the Chapel has been replaced and…


September 11, 2017

Anti-racism Training

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington will offer the anti-racism training, "Seeing the Face of God in Others," at the Washington National Cathedral beginning Fri., Sept. 22, 12:30-8 pm and continuing on Sat., Sept. 23, 8 am-4 pm. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Dinner on Friday evening and…


September 10, 2017

Concert Across America to #EndGunViolence

Congregants at St. Columba’s are invited to be a part of the Concert Across America to #EndGunViolence on Sun., Sept. 24 when artists and activists will band together in a series of live concerts to end gun violence. We will keep it simple at St. C's: at the end of…


September 8, 2017

Liturgical Changes for the New Program Year

As we begin a new program year on Sun., Sept. 10, and wind down the long season after Pentecost, we will be using prayers from Enriching Our Worship 1, the liturgical supplement to the Book of Common Prayer first published in 1997. Enriching Our Worship is intended to "expand the language,…


September 1, 2017

St. C’s Deacons to be Ordained

Join our diocesan family at the Washington National Cathedral as Bishop Mariann ordains St. C’s own Cynthia Dopp, David Griswold, and Julie Petersmeyer, along with Harvey Bale, and Mary McCue to the diaconate on Sat., Sept. 30 at 10 am.

This is the first cohort of deacons to be ordained…


August 15, 2017

Sign up for Sunday School and Youth Formation

Sunday School

Online registration is now open for age 3 through grade 5. Click here for a program description. Even if you have registered before, it is important to fill out the form for this year to provide us with up-to-date info. A separate registration form is…


August 12, 2017

An Update from Refugee Response Ministry

Sat., Aug. 12
DC United Soccer Game

In August, our Afghan family, the Khwajas, joined St. Columbans: the Chen, Brinkeroff, and Perry families and Judith Kozlowsky for a DC United soccer game. Unfortunately the game was rained out after about…


July 31, 2017

New Role for the Rev. Jason Cox

The Rev. Jason Cox is taking on new responsibilities at St. Columba's, and will be overseeing our worship and outreach ministries.

"It's been a privilege to serve the youth of St. Columba's over the past six years," reflects Jason. "Praying with them, serving with them, laughing and crying with them--all…


July 12, 2017

Friday, July 21: Act To Protect Overseas Aid

Get ready to pray, fast, and act  on July 21st for US programs that save lives, alleviate hunger, promote health and respond to disasters around the world.

This month, the Church is highlighting foreign assistance and humanitarian aid. At less than one percent of the federal budget, it has…


June 16, 2017

A Columba Day to be Remembered

On Sun., June 11, 2017, we celebrated a very special edition of the annual Columba Day picnic to honor John Hurd's retirement from his music ministry of 23 years. It was a very full day of festive worship, praise and fellowship, with an outstanding play, great picnic, lively music from King…


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St. Columba's Monthly Newsletter

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St. Columba’s mails a printed newsletter to 1400 parishioner homes just prior to the first of the month. An electronic version is also posted online here (in downloadable PDF and online magazine formats). There are 10 issues each year (monthly with the exception of January and August).
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The deadline for submitting items to the Sunday wrapper is Thursday at 5 pm (10 days in advance of publication).

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