St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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March 24, 2017

Parish Spring Fling!

Three weekends. Thirteen parties
Please check your calendar and join in the fun!

This Eastertide, you’re invited to celebrate this vibrant community and support St. Columba’s ministries by making a donation to attend one of the thirteen parties hosted by parishioners around the town:

Friday and Saturday, April 21…


March 22, 2017

Minister of Music Search

 St. Columba’s is seeking a full-time Minister of Music who:

  • is a musician and teacher able to minister within a multi-faceted music program in a large, active congregation

  • functions at a very high level of personal and professional creativity and commitment

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March 8, 2017

Easter Memorials and Thanksgivings

Parishioners are invited to make donations for special flowers and music at Easter. Make your contribution at the Flower and Music table in the Common on Sun., Mar. 19, Mar. 26 and Apr. 2. Please note: the deadline for listing in the Easter Day bulletins is Sun.,…


March 7, 2017

May Parish Retreat Postponed

Scheduling for the Parish Retreat is being re-evaluated to allow more parish families to participate. Be on the lookout for information regarding rescheduling and registration.

Please share any input you have on this with the Rev. Amy Molina-Moore.


March 3, 2017

An Update from the Refugee Response ministry

Fri., Mar. 3
Our Family Makes Their Home in America

Since their February 22nd arrival, our refugee family has been busy completing their US paperwork, signing the lease on their apartment and getting ready to move in this Saturday. Refugee Response ministry volunteers have taken the family…


February 13, 2017

Annual Meeting Recap


On Sun., Feb. 12, Lane Heard, outgoing senior warden opened the annual meeting with a prayer and the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin gave a special welcome to all of our new members.

Treasurer Steve Smith presented the Finance committee report recapping: a…


February 13, 2017

Election Results

From the Nomination Committee ...

Thank you to all the candidates who ran for leadership roles at St. Columba’s this year! Election results are as follows:

Elizabeth Taylor and Steve Smith will serve as senior and junior warden, respectively.

Incoming vestry members: Shelby Tarkenton, John Sides…


February 8, 2017

New Weekly Prayer Service for our Nation

Starting Feb. 8, join us for "Weekly Prayers for our Nation," on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm in the 1st fl. center space (Nursery School level).

As we live into this new period in our national life, in which many perceive fundamental rights in our democracy to be…


January 31, 2017

Music Director Search Committee Announced

With input from Meg Dixon and Rick Dulaney, co-chairs, and from Kate Heichler, Ledlie has appointed the following Music Director Search committee to assist him in this task: Shelley Brown, Deborah Kennedy Coster, Linda Haslach, Jean Hoff, Rosa Lamoreaux and LeRoy Walters. Please hold them and our parish in…


January 12, 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., Feb. 12 at 10 am in the Church Nave.

The Nominating committee is very pleased to announce the candidates who will be standing for election at the St.…


January 5, 2017

New Music Director Search

With John Hurd’s pending retirement (effective Columba Day, June 11, 2017), Rector Ledlie Laughlin is convening a search committee for our next music director to be led by co-chairs Rick Dulaney and Meg Spencer Dixon, with clergy support from Kate Heichler. Six or seven parishioners are needed to serve…


December 11, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Guenther

The Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Guenther, priest in the Episcopal Church and long-time associate rector of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Northwest DC, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 11, 2016, following a short illness. She was 87.

Guenther was Professor Emerita of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological…


December 8, 2016

A Letter from John Hurd

8 December 2016

To My Dear Parish Family and friends,
After nearly 25 years of service at St. Columba's, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this program…


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