From the Rector’s Desk
From the desk of ...
The Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin
Rector of St. Columba's Episcopal Church
As the Shutdown Continues ... Our Parish Responds
Jan. 9, 2019
This shutdown is hard for many in our congregation and community. Federal employees, government contractors, family members, and others are feeling the strain. Some of you have told me that, even though you’ve lived through government shutdowns in the past, this time feels particularly scary.
Safety First, then the Celebration
Dec. 20, 2018
On Christmas Eve and on Sundays in the new year, you will observe a uniformed officer of the Metropolitan Police DC (MPDC) assisting us with security. While it is grievous that in our current climate such a decision has become necessary, taking steps to insure the safety of all who gather at St. Columba’s is paramount. We join our Jewish and Muslim brothers and sisters, and a growing number of Christian congregations in taking these precautions.
Heartbreaking News from the Border
Dec. 5, 2018
The news continues to be heartbreaking; it appears that the tension and difficulties at our border with Mexico will continue for the foreseeable future. Jesus taught us that however we treat the least among us – those most vulnerable and in need of care – is how we treat Christ himself.
Giving Special Thanks for St. Columba's (Annual Meeting Recap)
Nov. 19, 2018
As we pause this week to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, I’m giving special thanks for St. Columba’s – this vibrant, thriving community of faith!
Autumn Preaching Series
Oct. 25, 2018
Jesus taught us to pray to God: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We may not agree on what heaven looks like or where it is to be found, but chances are good we’ll all agree we’re not there yet.
Building Upon a Firm Foundation
Sept. 27, 2018
I am glad to announce the arrival of two new members of our staff, filling vacancies open since July ...
We Can Do It!
Sept. 25, 2018
Thank you for your encouraging feedback after the All Parish Gathering yesterday. St. Columba’s is moving forward in so many wonderful ways. It’s a privilege to be on this journey with you. For those who weren’t able to be at the All Parish Gathering, there is important information for you to have ...
The Morning Was Electric!
Aug 22, 2018
An Invitation to the "United to Love" Rally
Aug. 9, 2018
July 16, 2018
Director of Stewardship and Development
July 9, 2018
Parish Survey (The survey is now closed)
June 19, 2018
Picture our World as God Would see it (Outreach Ministry Appeal)
June 7, 2018
Restructuring of Operations Staff
May 31, 2018
Director of Youth Ministries
May 24, 2018
Director of Stewardship & Development
April 23, 2018
Plans and Projects Underway
April 4, 2018
The March for our Lives
Thurs., Mar. 1, 2018
A New Vision for Outreach & Mission
and other News from the Annual Parish Meeting
Tues., Nov. 21, 2017
Two New Additions to our Ministry Team! (Susan Flanders and David Griswold)
Tues., Nov. 14, 2017
Announcing Susan Laing, Pastoral Assistant
Thurs., Oct. 26, 2107
A Word from our Bishop, Wardens and Vestry (on Stewardship)
Wed., Oct., 18, 2017
A New Opportunity for our Youth Ministry
Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017