St. Columba's Episcopal Church

What Are Sacraments and Rites?

Celebration of the Eucharist: Presider's back, candle and altar.
Inclement Weather Policy

For the most up-to-date information on scheduled activities, please call the parish office at 202-363-4119.  If the automated attendant answers the phone, select option 9.

During periods of inclement weather, a liberal leave policy will be in effect for staff.  So, while the parish may be open, individual activities, meetings, etc. may still be cancelled due to a staff member’s inability to get safely to the church.  It’s best to call the parish office for current information.

On weekdays, St. Columba’s follows the DC Public Schools.  If they are closed, the parish is closed and all activities are cancelled (same for delayed openings).  All activities scheduled before the delayed opening time are cancelled.  All activities beginning after the delayed opening time will occur as scheduled.

On Sundays, while individual activities (Forum, Sunday School, meetings, etc.) might be canceled, worship services will occur as scheduled (except in very extreme conditions) and parishioners are asked to use their best judgment as to whether they can safely get to church. Call for the most up-to-date operational information.

Our worship expresses the belief that Christ has united us to himself. We are members of his Body, and he lives and acts in, among and through us. The Church’s sacraments and rites express this faith in Christ’s living presence through actions, words and symbols, which are “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 857) All are welcome to join us in worship, wherever they are on their own spiritual path.

Click on the following links for more information:

The Gospel Sacraments: Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist

Other Sacramental Rites: Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, Confirmation, Reconciliation of a Penitent (Confession), Ordination

Other Rites of the Church: Funerals and Memorial Services, Rite 13 Ceremony, Thanksgiving for the Birth or Adoption of a Child

Photo: Jay Treadwell

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