St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and University Center

2017 Holy Week Service Schedule

Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday

Regular service times

8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

10:15am Ecumenical Palm Blessing at Thomas Moore Newman Center (Arrive at St. Stephen’s at 10am to walk over together or meet us there. Expect a crowd! )

10:30 am service includes a dramatic presentation of the Passion narrative by our children and youth at the end of the service.

Thursday, April 13 – 7:00pm Maundy Thursday

Beginning in Hobson Hall with a light Mediterranean snack and Ritual of Servanthood concluding with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar in the sanctuary.

Friday, April 14 – 12:30pm and 7:00pm Good Friday

Services with communion from the reserved sacrament.

Saturday, April 15 – 9:00pm The Great Vigil of Easter

Stories of God’s mighty acts told around the campfire in the courtyard and festive first Eucharist of Easter in the sanctuary.

Sunday, April 16 – 10:30am Easter Sunday
Service, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children!
there is no 8:30am service on this day

Open hearts.  Progressive minds.  Listening to the voices of faith and reason.

St. Stephen’s is a community of 150 individuals that worships at the corner of Woodruff and High adjacent to the campus of The Ohio State University. The community gathers individuals from the OSU campus and the wider metropolitan area of Columbus, Ohio, to grow in faith through worship and prayer, nurturing minds, and community service. We are multigenerational singles and couples with and without children who work to meet each other in unvarnished authenticity. All are invited to come explore faith with us in an atmosphere that strives to be open, inclusive, and challenging. For us this means an open table, our practice of inviting all to share in the meal of bread and wine . . . but it also represents a broader vision of openness and inclusivity. Everyone is invited to participate fully in the life of the parish, in any way he or she feels called.

Parish Office Hours:

Office Phone Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Open Drop-In Hours:

Monday 9am-12pm, or by appointment.

Sunday Worship Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music

Wednesday Worship

12:30 p.m. Midday Prayer and lunch

6:30 p.m. Campus Ministry Service

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church & University Center
30 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
on the campus of The Ohio State University

Mailing Address:
PO Box 82263
Columbus, OH 43202

Phone: 614-294-3749

Rector Email: 

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Driving Directions

From I-71 coming from the south:
Take the 11th Ave. exit west (past the fairgrounds) and go to High St. Turn right (north) on High. As you pass Wendy’s restaurant you will see Woodruff Ave. on your left and you can turn left at the light.

From I-71 coming from the north:
Take the Weber St. exit and go west to High St. Turn left (south) on High. As you pass Lane Avenue you will come to Woodruff Ave. St. Stephen’s will be on your right.

From SR 315:
Take the Lane Ave. exit and head east (toward OSU). Turn right on High St. and right on Woodruff Ave.