St. Columba's Episcopal Church

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July 5, 2016

Serving Our Neighbor (SON)

SON, St. Columba's summer service week for middle schoolers, takes place Mon., July 25-Fri., July 29. Each day, our youth will be serving a different agency in the DC metropolitan area.

Our activities include: painting and repairs at the Bishop Walker School for Boys on Monday; preparing meals…


June 30, 2016

Summer Photo Contest

On the road again? Last summer parishioners posted pictures of Flat Jesus from their backyards and all around the globe. This summer, stay in touch with your friends and fellow parishioners by entering pictures of your vacation adventures in the St. C's Summer Photography Contest.

Prizes will be…


June 14, 2016

J. Reilly Lewis Memorial

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

A Letter from the Rev. Dr. Peter Antoci


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

Summer worship schedule begins June 12

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

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 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 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…


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