St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Pastoral Care and Prayer

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Pastoral Emergencies

In an emergency, if someone is in the hospital or has an urgent need to see a priest, you may reach one through the on-call phone at 202-669-4856. (This number is also available on the church’s voice-mail system.)

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Pastoral care takes many forms but it is at the heart of what it means to be a Christian community. For each of us, there are times in life when we receive care from others, and times when we can offer that care to others.

Rob Boulter, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, and Anona Fowler, Pastoral Associate, lead our pastoral care ministry. Every week the clergy and other staff meet to discuss current pastoral needs and assign and evaluate the care we offer. We work together with a variety of ministry groups (listed in the left sidebar and at the bottom of this page) to ensure that parishioners receive what they need in times of sorrow and times of celebration. We encourage you to let us know when an illness, death, transition or joyful event, such as a baby’s birth, occurs in your life. You may call the church during office hours at 202-363-4119 or send an e-mail to pastoral@columba.org.

In an emergency, if someone is in the hospital or has an urgent need to see a priest, you may reach one through the on-call phone at 202-669-4856. (This number is also available on the church’s voice-mail system.)

If you are interested in offering care to others, there are many opportunities to become involved in a caring ministry at St. Columba’s. From the flower delivery team to the prayer chain to Stephen Ministry, lay volunteers can be a caring presence for those who are sick, grieving, in a time of crisis or difficult life transition, or celebrating a joyful event. The links under the “Offering Care” heading in the left sidebar and at the bottom of this page provide more information about specific programs and services and how become involved in each.

Click on the links below for more information:

Receiving Care

Contacting Clergy
Prayer Requests
Healing Rite
Home Communion
Stephen Ministry
Remembering Group

Offering Care

Flower Delivery
Good Shepherds
Healing Ministers
Prayer Chain
Stephen Ministry
Visiting Eucharistic Ministers
To contact a ministry leader via e-mail, simply click the person’s name or e-mail address.


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