St. Columba's Episcopal Church

Holy Week

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.

In Holy Week we receive the most important invitation of the year, to hear again the good news that God has reached into our lives in reconciling love through Jesus’ gift of himself. Jesus’ death on the Cross, and God’s action in raising him from the dead, have made him our living Companion and Savior. The Gospel is always the same, but each year brings change in our lives, and the good news will come to us all in new and deeper ways in 2015. Respond lovingly to God’s invitation. Set aside the time to join in worship for the Great Three Days, or Triduum, that begins on the evening of Maundy Thursday, moves through Good Friday and to the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday night. Open your heart to the gift God has prepared for you in each of these profound acts of worship.

Regular services in Holy Week

Eucharist  Thurs., 12:10 pm (St. Aidan's Chapel with healing rite)

Morning Prayer  Mon. – Thurs., 8:45 am; Fri. 8 am

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