The Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin
Rector , St. Columba's
Episcopal Church
Washington, DC
Dear Ones,
I experience the season of Lent as a gift, given to me and to each of us by the church. Beginning next week with Ash Wednesday, these forty days are a time set apart for us to reflect and pray, individually and communally, upon our faith and our relationship with Christ. To begin this season with nourishment of your heart and soul, please join us ~

In peace, 

St. C's Mardi Gras Party
Tues., Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm, Great Hall
Don your beads and feathered mask for one last night of reveling before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. There will be children's games (for ages 3-8, from 5:30-6:30 pm) 
in Rm 212, delicious food and drink! RSVP to come and/or help serve!

Ash Wednesday Services 
Wed., Mar. 1, 7 am, 12 noon and 7 pm, 
Church Nave.
(Child care in Rm 247 at 7 pm service only)

Children's Service, 4 pm
Prayers, story, songs and imposition of ashes, 
Church Nave.

"Ashes to Go" 
7:30-9 am; 5:30-6:30 pm
Locations: The corners of Albemarle and 42nd, 
Albemarle and Wisconsin (near Best Buy), 
and Albemarle and Wisconsin (near Panera).  Details.

Lenten Book Groups 
Meeting weekly Mar. 2-Apr. 11; 
pick the day/time that works for you.
Together we will be reading and discussing Henri Nouwen's "Return of the Prodigal Son: A Homecoming."

Wednesday Nights in Lent
Wednesdays, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 19 & 
Apr. 5, 
7-8:30 pm, Great Hall.
"The Dance of Love-Finding Ourselves 
in the  Prodigal Son"  
Led by the Rev. Dr. Kate Heichler

Explore the story of two sons: one who
went away and came back; the other who stayed but distanced himself, which presents us with five movements in the dance of repentance and reconciliation. Each week will include teaching with an opportunity for spiritual reflection, 
a spiritual exercise and a brief time of worship. 
No need  to register, just come!  Details.

Legos for Lent
Wednesdays, Mar. 15-Apr. 5, Rm 203
Children ages 4-10 and their parents are invited to come hear Bible stories and depict them in a Lego creation. 
We will gather for a VeggieTale story from 4:30-5:30 pm; dinner 5:30-6 pm (either BYO or you can order with Pattie) and Legos from 6-7 pm.

St. Columba's | 4201 Albemarle St., NW | Washington, DC 20016 |