St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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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 25, 2016

Richard Heverin Mayfield

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant Richard Heverin Mayfield, who died on January 24, 2016.

Grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of  your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


January 24, 2016

St. C’s Storm Closings and Cancellations

Significant Snow Storm Prompts Closings and Cancellations

Wed., Jan. 27 - Wednesday evening adult formation classes for this week are postponed. We will resume next Wednesday (Wed., Feb. 3) as per usual, and a make-up class will be held on Ash Wednesday (Wed., Feb. 10), from 8-9 pm…


January 13, 2016

Dustin Davis to Resign

With regret, we report that Dustin Davis, who has served as our operations manager since September 2008, has tendered his resignation effective Feb. 3, 2016. Dustin is leaving St. Columba's to serve as the director of operations for Ronald McDonald Charities, which runs the two Ronald McDonald Houses in…


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

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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…


December 1, 2015

Leslie Owen Thompson (Fowler)

On Nov. 21, 2015, Leslie Owen Thompson (Fowler) died from heart failure in Bethesda, MD. May her soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.

Born on Sept. 2, 1965, Leslie is a long-time resident of the Washington, DC area. She is survived by her…


November 30, 2015

Anne Suthers

On Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, Anne Suthers died peacefully in her home. Anne was the mother of Ellen Suthers, the aunt of Emily and Anne Ainesworth, and the sister of Ellen Kuiper. Family and friends will gather to remember her on Sat., Dec. 12 at 2 pm at Friendship…


November 17, 2015

Frances Gregg Petersmeyer

Father of all, we pray to you for Frances Gregg Petersmeyer, mother of Gregg and Julie Petersmeyer, who died on Nov. 10, 2015. Grant to her eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God,…


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