June 14, 2016
J. Reilly Lewis, organist, founding conductor of the Washington Bach Consort and music director of the Cathedral Choral Society for 30 years, died suddenly of cardiac arrest on June 9 at his home in Arlington, VA. For many years, he delighted St. Columba's parishioners with his organ playing at…
May 25, 2016
I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, God may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being…
May 25, 2016
The program year will end with Columba Day, but worship continues through the summer.
We'll switch to a more relaxed rhythm, allowing more time for coffee and fellowship. Services in the Church Nave will be at 8 am, 9:15 am (for preschool children and their families) and 10:30…
May 16, 2016
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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.
March 17, 2016
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
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 4, 2016
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
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…
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