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Join us this Sunday ...
for scripture, prayers, music and homily by the Rev. Amy Molina-Moore. Experience Sunday worship this week right from your home at 11 am . Pre-schoolers and their families are invited to join Amy Molina-Moore for prayers, Bible story & song at 9:30 am , our “Great Hall” Home Worship Service. Find your Sunday Bulletin here .
A Call for Action 
Join us for a Call to Action on Sun., June 14, 11:45 am. Directly following the 11 am service, we invite you to join the Stirring the Waters ministry, Ledlie, and Cami to listen, learn about the historical system that has been put in place to get us to where we are today, and have a conversation on how you can get involved and be a “people of resistance.” Please RSVP for call-in instructions. Contact: Cami Caudill
Service of Lament
As we together cross the threshhold of 100,000 Coronavirus deaths, you are invited to a virtual gathering with readings, music and prayers for people to express their laments in this time of pandemic. Led by the Rev. Susan Flanders, this service will be held Sun., June 14, 5-6 pm. Register here. Call-in instructions will follow. Contact: Susan Flanders
Practicing Faith
Columba Day 2020
While parts of it looked the same ... bright summer day, bagpipe music wafting through the air and a great turnout of highly-spirited Columbans ... it really was a Columba Day like no other! The initial vision of our unconventional drive-by celebration this year was one of joy in seeing fellow parishioners again, a vision of hope in our progress in combatting coronavirus and reconnecting with our parish in the future. However, with the sobering turn of events in the past few weeks, a greater need materialized ... to dedicate Columba Day to reaffirming our Baptismal Covenant.
The Episcopal Baptismal Covenant is our core statement of belief where we affirm that “with God’s help,” we will seek and serve Christ in all, loving our neighbor as ourself; to strive for justice and peace among all people; and respect the dignity of every human being.
Columba Day 2020 will always be remembered as the year we took time out, to remember the church we are, and the church we strive to be.
A year when reaffirming our vows became the most relevant way to show how we Live God's Love every day.
Turning "What can we do?"
into "What we are doing"
"Here I am Lord. Is it I, Lord?... I will go Lord, where you lead me."
As we embark on a new journey and self discovery of racial inequalities together, we invite you to visit our new webpage devoted to our Call to Action ! Under the leadership of the Stirring The Waters Committee, we will understand the impact of racism and racial inequality, confront white privilege, promote inter-racial dialogue and act against racial injustice.
St. Columba's is also offering a listing of opportunities for prayer, vigils and dialogue including this Sunday's Prayer Walk.

Prayer Walk, Washington DC
The historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, in collaboration with the NAACP, is sponsoring a prayer walk for peace and justice on Sun., June 14. Walkers will gather at the National Museum of African American Culture and History (1400 Constitution Ave, NW) at 6 am, and by 7 am will begin walking — praying silently or at Peace and Justice Prayer Stations along the way — north on 15th Street, ending at Black Lives Matter Plaza. Find more information here, including a link to register through EventBrite.
Strengthening Community
Choir Awards Ceremony
Anne Timpane and Diane Heath thank all our Primary, Boy & Girl, Gallery Choir members and Genesis Ringers for their hard work this season. Their singing and ringing may have been interrupted by the stay-at-home orders, but their spirit stayed strong through Zoom get-togethers and virtual rehearsals. We'll be working to find creative ways to share our music in the fall, and look forward to the time when we can make music together again.
Enjoy this video created by members of St. Columba's Gallery and Boy & Girl Choirs. Singing a special rendition of "Raglan Road," they recap their unique choir experience this year. C omposed by Isabel, Carolyn and Ayomi, and edited by Ayomi Wolff.
In Case You Missed It ...
Enjoy listening to Celtic Chorale No. 1 composed by Justus Parrotta and performed by Diane Heath last Saturday. Commissioned for St. Columba's 2020 Columba Day, this newly-created organ composition is based on the well-loved hymn "St. Columba."  Learn more>
Vestry Nominations
The Nominating committee is seeking recommendations for potential vestry candidates, as well as diocesan lay delegates. Elections will be held at Annual Meeting on Sun., Nov. 8. Please submit your recommendations via the online form by Wed., July 15. Email any questions to nominating@columba.org. Contact: Ryan McNavage
Give us this Day, our Daily Bread
Watch here , as the Rev. David Griswold reflects on where he was one year ago ... on pilgrimage to the island of Iona.. Click here to receive these morning inspirations via three-minute video. Join the conversation by including #ColumbaDailyBread in your social media posts.
Olive Oil Ministry
St. Columba’s invites you to support the annual Olive Oil Ministry by purchasing Palestinian olive oil to benefit the good works of the Diocese of Jerusalem. The need is especially acute in light of the Covid 19 crisis. During St. C’s Pilgrimage in February, parishioners visited Bethlehem and witnessed the grim wall that isolates Palestinian families living in the occupied territory, a wall that separates them from their olive farms unless granted permission from Israel. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem serves the educational and health care needs of Palestinians in its commitment to follow Jesus, to teach and to heal. Purchase bottles of olive oil online by June 24 deadline. Find order information here. Contact: Lisa Battalia ( Photo by Don Crane)
Pledge Payments
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How to Connect during the coronavirus crisis?

Click here for an archive of #ColumbaDailyBread inspirations or find them on  St. C's YouTube Channel. Comment with #ColumbaDailyBread  by including this hashtag in your social media posts and joining the conversation.

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