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, 8:30 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, 8:30-9 AM at the top of the Church Nave in St. Aidan'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. Our 12:30 pm service includes hymns; our 7 pm service features our children’s choirs.

WED., Mar. 6, 7:30 – 8:30 AM & 5:15 – 6 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

Sabbath Keeping for Ourselves and Creation

Under sky-high expectations; burdened by the pressure to be perfect; over-committed and wildly over extended … Does this sound like you or someone you know or someone you parent? This Lent we’re going to do something about this crushing pace of life. This Lent we are going stop and "Remember the Sabbath!”

Lenten Book Groups

Meeting weekly on various days/times Schedule
The St. Columba’s community will be reading two books this Lent to help us dive in deeper into Sabbath living: “Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time” by MaryAnn McKibben Dana, and “Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now" by Walter Brueggemann. More>

Lenten Half-day Retreat: Embodying Prayer

Sat., Mar. 16, 9 am-1 pm, in Rm 212 and the Great Hall

Lenten Classes and Workshops

Wednesdays, at 7 pm

Lenten Sunday Forums

Sundays, at 10:15 am
St. Columba's has brought together a series of powerful speakers bringing new insight to the idea of Sabbath Keeping from many interesting perspectives and faith traditions.  More>

Giving up something for Lent? Many of us have a practice of giving something up for Lent; chocolate, alcohol, social media. This Lent, in addition to your usual practice, St. C’s Environment Committee invites you to consider giving up something that could have global impact, as well as spiritual impact. Can you give up eating meat on one or more night a week? Can you give up single use plastics? Can you take on a practice of composting a meal or more a day? As is often the case, these small, personal Lenten practices can ultimately have big lasting impact this time not just for ourselves, but for all of Creation. We hope you will join us!

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