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Lenten Worship

Lent is a time for reflection, re-evaluation, repentence, re-engagement and renewal. Come grow deeper in faith and discern your personal faith story this Lenten season.

Weekday Mornings in Lent, 8:45 am (St. Aidan's Chapel)

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is an age-old service that makes a good Lenten practice. Join us Mondays through Fridays, 8:45-9:05 AM at the top of the Church Nave in Aiden's Chapel (map).


Ash Wednesday

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence, a mark of the cross to remind us that we are dust and to turn our focus to the power of God to heal the brokenness in our lives and in the world. Join us for Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes, as well as a special Children’s service. The noon service includes hymns; our 7 pm service features our children’s choirs.

WED., FEB. 14, 7:30 – 8:30 AM & 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Ashes To Go

On the run? Get your “Ashes to Go” at the Tenleytown Metro stop (corner of Wisconsin & Albemarle) as St. Columba’s brings the gift of worship out onto the streets and into our busy lives.

Sunday Services

Click here for our regular schedule of Sunday worship during Lent.

Lenten Programs

FRI., FEB. 15, 5 – 9 PM, SAT., FEB. 16, 8 AM –1 :30 PM

“Forgotten Wisdom:
The Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene”

Try our new approach to our Lenten reflection!
Did you know that not all Gospel books made it into the Bible? Christians of old (much like Christians today), held a wide range of beliefs about the faith and deemed some texts more central than others. The result was a loss of certain aspects of ancient Christianity. Come explore with us and the Rev. Matthew Wright on Friday evening, 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday Morning, 9 am-12 noon in the Great Hall. RSVP: Amy Molina-Moore

SUN., FEB. 18, 10:15 AM (Church Nave)

Lenten Faith Lab: “Discerning Our Gifts”

What or who am I going to be when I grow up? This question arises in different seasons of our lives. Are you feeling stuck or feeling blessed? We are created by God and called by Christ to life abundant. How’s that going for you? “Discerning Our Gifts,” led by Rector Ledlie Laughlin, is the next in our series of Faith Labs introducing the Five Practices. Join us – Grace abounds.

Lenten Formation

From thought-provoking discussion in our Lenten Book Groups to Wednesday night courses and Sunday Forums, St. Columba's takes you on a Lenten journey of self discovery. Click here for more details on our formation offerings in Lent.

Feb. 18-Mar. 18, 10:15 am

Sunday Forums

Join us as we engage in the ancient practice of discernment. We will embark on this Lenten journey with Ledlie's Faith Lab focusing on "Discerning our Gifts," and then in consecutive Sunday Forums, panels of parishioners, who have considered the question of where God has shown up in their lives, will share what they’ve learned along way. Click here for a Sunday Forum schedule.

Feb. 18 - Mar. 18 (various meeting dates and locations)

Lenten Book Group

Join fellow St. C’s parishioners in discussion and fellowship in a Lenten Book Group. We’ll be furthering our exploration of the Christian practice of discernment, one of the Five Practices, using Parker Palmer’s classic "Let Your Life Speak."  Click here to register online.

Feb. 21-Mar. 21, 7–8 pm in the Great Hall

Wednesdays in Lent:
“Wisdom through the Eyes of Christ”

Join us for this provocative series ... five Wednesday nights, Feb. 21-Mar. 21. Hindu monk Vance Greenway, also known as Swami Chidbrahmananda, will examine the significance of Jesus the Christ within the broader context of ancient wisdom traditions. We’ll then explore ways to apply these ancient wisdom principles and practices to our lives today.