St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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May 16, 2016

A New Play for Columba Day

From the earliest days of the church, drama has played an important role in bringing our faith stories to life. In medieval times, whole communities created elaborate theatrical versions of bible stories that were performed in town squares. Drama has also been a rich part of worship in our…


May 5, 2016

A Message from your St. Columba’s Wardens

Dear Fellow Members of St. Columba's,

What should be our priorities?
That was the question which the vestry addressed at an all-day retreat on April 16. It is a question that every governing body should consider on a regular basis. And it is a pertinent question for…


April 28, 2016

Calling All Sunday School Teachers

The 2016-17 Sunday School teacher sign-up board will go up in the Common on Sun., May 1. Our children need your help and support by teaching Sunday School, each unit is only 7 or 8 weeks. Pattie Ames provides the curriculum, supplies and support. Get first pick of dates…


April 22, 2016

Henry E. Putsch

Henry E. Putsch, the father of Matt Putsch, died on Sat., Apr. 22, in Kansas City, Missouri. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


April 19, 2016

Earth Day at St. C’s

St. C's Celebrates Earth Day with Environmental Forum
Did you know ... "The Power to Stop Global Warming Is In Your Hands!" Each of us has the power to help combat climate change by divestment, green investing and fossil fuel-free investing as strategies for transitioning to a low…


April 4, 2016

Anti-racism Training

On Fri., July 8 and Sat., July 9, St. Columba's will host the diocese's anti-racism training, "Seeing the Face of God in the Other."

The Friday session runs from 1-8 pm with snacks and dinner provided; and the Saturday session, from 9 am-4 pm with snacks and lunch…


March 22, 2016

Interfaith Refugee Response

From an in depth dialogue over the last few weeks to envision our parish community's response to the refugee crisis, two new ministries have been spawned. We were blessed to have had over 65 people participate in this discernment, and even more blessed to have a planning group of…


March 18, 2016

Louise Rison Rhett Orem

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Louise Rison Rhett Orem, who died on Mar. 8, 2016. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

A memorial…


March 17, 2016

A Letter from the Rev. Dr. Rose Duncan

17 March 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I write to announce that I have accepted a call to serve as the Canon for Worship at the Washington National Cathedral. I have…


February 21, 2016

Annual Meeting Recap


On Sun., Feb. 21, the Rev. Ledlie Laughlin opened his first Annual Meeting as rector of St. Columba’s with a prayer and a “thank you” for the warm welcome he has received in his first five months here.

Treasurer Steve Smith presented…


February 11, 2016

Norene Dann Martin

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Norene Dann Martin, who died on Feb. 5, 2016. Grant her an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and…


February 4, 2016

Frederick North

Fred North died suddenly on Tues., Feb. 2 at home. Please keep him, his wife Jane and their family in your prayers.

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant Frederick…


February 2, 2016

Vestry and Delegate Nominations


The Candidates Forum has been rescheduled to Sun., Feb. 7, 10:15 am in the Great Hall. At the Forum, parishioners will have a chance to hear from the candidates for vestry, and meet the candidates for warden, alternate diocesan delegate and diocesan delegate. The parish’s Annual…


January 5, 2016

Fellowship Gatherings 2016

Come break bread with Ledlie and Sarah!
Only three months into our new ministry with Ledlie and his presence among us has been remarkable--from the street corner of 42nd and Albemarle to ministry meetings, rehearsals and events all over town. While some have had an opportunity to meet…


January 1, 2016

Amazon Smile Program

Shop at, Support St. Columba's!
St. Columba's has joined the Amazon Smile program. When you shop at, 0.5% of your purchase total can be donated to St. Columba's. Sign up is easy: Go to and search "columba" to designate St. Columba's as your…


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