St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and University Center

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Service at Whetstone Shelterhouse, Whetstone Park

Breakfast at 8:30am 

Holy Eucharist at 10:00am

The Rev. John R. Johanssen, Priest and Celebrant

Due to the Columbus Marathon scheduled on Sunday, October 20th, St. Stephen’s is holding its Sunday Eucharist Service at 10:00am at the Whetstone  Shelterhouse at Whetstone Park (3901 N High St, Columbus)
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Regular Sunday services and classes will resume at St. Stephen’s on Sunday, October 27th.

Adult Bible Discussion Class –  9:15am in Hobson Hall   

Choir Rehearsal  – 8:30am in the Chapel

Thrive! Children, Youth, & Families Ministry – During the 10:30am service

Midday Prayer (and Lunch)  Wednesdays, 12:30pm in the Sanctuary/Hobson Hall 

Campus Ministry  – Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more info, contact Daniel Buey, Director of Campus Ministry, at

Welcome Students!


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:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Office Phone Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Open Drop-In Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment.

Sunday Worship Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

8:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music

Wednesday Worship

12:30 p.m. Midday Prayer and lunch (Sanctuary; Hobson Hall)

Campus Ministry

Contact Daniel Buey at for weekly updates

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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

Phone: 614-294-3749

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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.