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November 18, 2015

Christmas Memorials and Thanksgivings

Parishioners are invited to donate toward special flowers and music. Please download the form or pick one up in the Common on Sun., Nov. 29, Dec. 6 or 13. The deadline for listing in the Christmas bulletins is Sun., Dec. 13.

To make donations…


November 18, 2015

Year-end Notice

A Note from the Business Office

All 2015 contributions must be received in the parish office by noon on Thurs., Dec. 31, either hand-delivered or postmarked by that date if mailed. Contributions received (or postmarked) after Dec. 31 will be credited to 2016.

In order to be…


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,…


November 1, 2015

Installation of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

On Sun., Nov. 1, there was a knock on the door of the Washington National Cathedral and its halls were soon filled with the voice of the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry in his first address as Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church:
"This is the…


October 28, 2015

Constance Azzi

Former vestry warden and longtime parishioner Constance Azzi died today, Oct. 28, 2015. May God receive her into the arms of his mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

A celebration of Constance's life will be…


October 27, 2015

Robert Haslach

Longtime parishioner Robert Haslach passed away early this morning, Tues., Oct. 27, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held Sat., Nov. 7, 1…


October 23, 2015

David Strother

The funeral of David Strother, father of parishioner James Strother, will be at 1 pm on Sat., Oct. 24 at the Church of the Redeemer (6201 Dunrobbin Drive at MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD).

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


October 15, 2015

Recent Thefts

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This letter is to notify you of three break-ins that occurred at St. Columba’s in the past few weeks, and that the suspect is now under arrest.

The first two break-ins took place on Sunday nights. In each instance, the lock…


October 6, 2015

Memorial for Patricia Bozarth

Patricia Bozarth passed away on September 8, 2015. She was a member of St. C's and a resident of Friendship Terrace. A memorial service will take place in St. Aiden's Chapel on Sat., Oct. 24, at 2 pm.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful…


September 23, 2015

Declan Duff Memorial Service

On Sept. 15, Declan Duff passed away. A funeral and burial will take place on Sept. 28 near his home in Bath, England. His St. Columba community will gather on Mon., Oct. 26 at 11 am for a Memorial Service. May Declan's soul and the souls of all the…


September 17, 2015

Gloria Doyle

St. Columba's longtime former member, Gloria Doyle, died peacefully in her home in Los Angeles on Sept 2, 2015. A private service in celebration of her life will be held on Sat., Sept. 19. Condolences to her husband (Denis Doyle) and family may be sent to: 935 N. Kenter…


September 17, 2015

Getting to Know our new Rector

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It was exhilarating to be among you on my first Sunday here at St. Columba's. Thank you for your enthusiastic and gracious welcome.

I am eager to get to know you. You can help tremendously by sending me a note (by…


September 16, 2015

Gail Winslow Ginsburgh

Gail Winslow Ginsburgh passed away after a long and faithful life on Sept. 12, 2015. A celebration of her life will take place at St. Columba's on Fri., Sept. 25 at 4 pm. May her soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace. Amen.


September 8, 2015

St. C’s Welcomes New Rector

Welcome Ledlie!

On Sun., Sept. 13, St. Columba's new rector will celebrate the Eucharist for the first time at all Church Nave services. Come and joyfully welcome the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin and his wife Sarah, and attend the Sunday Forum (which Ledlie will lead).

Dear Sisters…


September 3, 2015

George Henry Watson III

After a long illness, George Henry Watson III, who grew up at St Columba’s, passed away on Aug. 19, 2015. He is survived by his mother and father, Ellen and George Watson. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
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