Worship is the heart of our life at St. Columba’s, and we offer prayer through and are nurtured by the Holy Eucharist. Our Sunday and weekday Eucharists use Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer and other supplemental rites available to us. Rite II is often thought of as the less formal liturgical form. St. Columba’s mission statement affirms that we seek to be “rich in worship,” so we try to offer worship that is inviting for people of all ages, with music of many styles and preaching that seeks to bring the Gospel to life. Our Sunday Eucharists are also occasions when we regularly celebrate baptisms throughout the year. In the Eucharist, Christ is present, welcoming us all, whoever we are. We hope you will come and discover this experience of welcome and then join us in serving God’s world after you leave.
We are observing the Season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (Mar. 1, 2017) and culminates with Palm Sunday (Apr. 9, 2017) and Holy Week, when our worship will commemorate the dramatic events of Jesus’ last days and his Crucifixion. Lent is a time of simplicity and seriousness, and the style of our worship is more austere. There are no flowers and the vestments are the plain color of undyed linen. Through music, scripture readings and preaching we explore our need for God’s forgiveness and grace so that we can deepen our commitment as disciples of Christ.
Photo: Barbara McGowan