Schedule of Services
Sunday 8:00 am Holy Eucharist - Rite One
  10:00 am Holy Eucharist - Rite Two with Music
Wednesday 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing.
Mon-Thurs 8:30 am Morning Prayer

Reflect & Connect
Sunday 9:00 am Adult Education - discussion groups, guest speakers.
  9:45 am Sunday School - Children join their families in the Chapel for Communion.
  9:30 - 11:00 am Nursery (Ages 3 and under)

Below are descriptions of the services at St. Columba’s, and the essential roles parishioners can play, as chalice bearers, crucifers, readers, acolytes, ushers, and members of the Altar Guild. Please consider taking an active part in our worship.

We use the Book of Common Prayer: the red book on the back of each chair. The blue Hymnal 1982 is used at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. At all services, ushers hand out bulletins to guide people through the service. Hymn numbers are also posted above the organ.


Wednesday Evening Prayer with Prayers for Healing

The Wednesday evening 5:30 service includes the Litany for Healing. Printed sheets are available in the back of the church. After the prayers and the confession, members of the congregation are invited to come forward to receive a special prayer for healing and to be anointed with oil.


Serving as candle-bearers, acolytes take an active role assisting the deacon in preparing for the Eucharist, learning about the Church’s practices as they serve. Young people are especially encouraged to participate in this way. Anyone interested should contact Nick Coogan at ncoogan3@cox.net.


If you are interested in becoming a crucifer (carrying the cross) contact Nick Coogan ncoogan3@cox.net.

Altar Guild

A quiet ministry, the Altar Guild is responsible for the care of linens and vessels and for the preparation of the altar for two Holy Eucharist services on Sunday. Guild members work in pairs, learning from one another as well as from training sessions. Contact Patty Duke pattydukedc@verizon.net; 847-0448 for more information.

Eucharistic Ministers

During the Offertory Hymn, a member of the congregation joins the altar party in the sanctuary to serve as chalice bearer during Holy Eucharist. To discuss becoming a part of this prayerful and uplifting ministry, contact Kathryn Warren (8 a.m. service) at 847-5571 or kw@stcolumbaschapel.org, or Anne Coogan (10:00 a.m. service) at ncoogan3@cox.net


Lay persons read the appointed lessons from the Old and New Testaments and lead the Prayers of the People at both Sunday services. If you would like to participate in this way, please contact Nancy Piazza (10:00 a.m. service) at cinchomflt1@verizon.net, or Kathryn Warren (8 a.m. service) at 847-5571 or kw@stcolumbaschapel.org.


Two ushers are assigned to greet worshipers and distribute bulletins before each Sunday service. They also bring the bread and wine to the altar, collect the offering, supervise the Sunday School arrival, and assist the congregation as needed. Following the service, ushers prepare the offering for the assistant treasurer. Ushers are always needed. If you wish to participate, please contact Bob Fye at fye@cox.net.


Donations for the flowers on the St. Columba’s altar are given weekly as memorials and/or thanksgivings, with names and dedications listed in the bulletin. For festivals such as Christmas, Easter, and Harvest Sunday, parishioners work together to decorate the chapel. To get involved, or to make a memorial or thanksgiving flower donation, contact Patty Duke at 847-0448 or pattydukedc@verizon.net


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