St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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August 21, 2014

Ferguson, MO: The Episcopal Church Responds

Many of us have been moved, terribly so, by the images and stories coming from Ferguson, MO in the last few weeks. Our church is responding to what has taken place (click here). As a matter for civic concern, social justice, and advocacy, these events call upon us…

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August 12, 2014

Prayer for Iraq

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called all Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives, livelihoods and ways of living and believing.

Her call for prayer is in…

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July 24, 2014

Almus Thorp’s Father Dies

With sadness we report the death of Almus Morse Thorp, Jr. on July 24, 2014. He was the faher of Almus Thorp, parishioner of St. Columba's. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

May Almus' soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in…

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June 26, 2014

A Time of Transition

The Rev. Rob Boulter announces his departure from St. Columba's:

"I am writing to announce that I have accepted a call to serve as acting dean at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore. I have mixed emotions about this change because I have loved my work at…

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May 22, 2014

A Big Day for St C’s!

On this sunny day at Virginia Seminary, three members of our St. C's community were awarded degrees! Our parishioner the Reverend Deacon Melinda Artman, along with our Seminarian Christen Mills, were both awarded their Masters of Divinity Degree. In addition, long-time parishioner Dr. Brent Blackwelder was awarded an honorary…

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May 15, 2014

St. Columba’s 2014 Senior Honoree

Seabury Resources and the Washington Cathedral celebrate the many contributions and achievements of our elders each May, with a “Senior Celebration” service. This year, Bill Bryan was chosen as St. Columba’s “honoree” for his decades of selfless volunteerism not only in our parish, but in our community, as well.

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May 9, 2014

“Preparing an Episcopal Funeral” now available

Now available from Morehouse Publishing is the Rev. Rob Boulter’s Preparing and Episcopal Funeral, a practical, easy-to-use handbook for planning a funeral or memorial service in the Episcopal tradition.

Based on the Book of Common Prayer it has all the suggested scripture and hymnody typically used in…

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May 5, 2014

Congratulations to St. Columba’s

At the Episcopal Communicators Annual Conference held April 24-25 in Chicago, St. Columba's was presented with the two top Polly Bond Awards in the "Writing-Formation" category. The award winners which were published as our Lent Reflections 2012 and Lent Reflections 2013 booklets, were edited by Anne Stone and written…

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May 5, 2014

Rev. Canon Heather Cook Elected Bishop Suffragan of Maryland

In accordance with the Canons and Constitutions of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Maryland, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland today announced that the Rev. Canon Heather Cook was elected Bishop Suffragan of Maryland. Cook was elected on the fourth ballot from a slate…

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April 2, 2014

Submit Your Publicity Request Online

The St. C's communications department is implementing a new procedure for submitting publicity requests, to streamline the speed, accuracy and effort required to produce our weekly publications. The new online publicity request form may be found here.

This new form is easy to fill out and will…

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January 8, 2014

St. Columba’s Summer Day Camp

St. Columba’s Summer Day Camp is now accepting applications for children ages 3–8. The theme is “All Creatures Great and Small,” and children will explore cultures, celebrations and people from around the world through music, art and stories. For additional information and to register, contact camp@columba.org.

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Submit Your Publicity Request Online

The St. C’s communications department is implementing a new procedure for submitting publicity requests, to streamline the speed, accuracy and effort required to produce our weekly publications. The new online publicity request form  is easy to fill out and will provide us with all the necessary information we need to process your request.

Photo Policy

It is our custom to publish on our website photographs of parishioners engaged in church activities, as a way of showing the life and spirit of this parish. We are sensitive to privacy concerns and do not name people in photographs except in rare instances and only with prior permission from the individuals pictured. If you have a concern about a picture of yourself or a family member on our website, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the particulars, and we will be happy to remove it.

Newsletter Schedule

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2013
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Oct. 24 (deadline Oct. 14)
Nov. 21 (deadline Nov. 11)
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2014
Jan. 9 (deadline Dec. 30)
Feb. 13 (deadline Feb. 3)
March 13 (deadline March 3)
April 10 (deadline April 1)
May 22 (deadline May 12)
June 26 (deadline June 16)
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Aug. 14 (deadline Aug. 4)

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