April 21, 2019 Weekly Announcements

Holy Week Services

 April 18th Maundy Thursday

Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar 7:00pm

The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation from noon to 4:00pm on Thursday


April 19th Good Friday Services

at 12:00pm (noon) and 7:00 pm. (No communion)


April 21st

Easter Service at 10:30am  (No 8:30am service)

 The Rev. John R. Johanssen, Celebrant and Preacher


Choir Rehearsal  8:30 am in the Chapel 

 Adult Bible Discussion Group 9:15am in Hobson Hall (Resumes 4.28.18)

 Thrive! Children, Youth & Families Ministry

 Meet in Outer Office during 10:30am serivce, then upstairs in Hobson Hall

 Mid-Week Prayer and Luncheon – Wednesdays, 12:30pm


Easter Flowers

 Many thanks to everyone who generously donated for this year’s Easter flowers. Memorials will be printed in the 

Easter Sunday bulletin.



Bishop’s Visit on Sunday, May 5th

 Bishop Briedenthal will be visting St. Stephen’s on Sunday, May 5th. There will be one service at 10:30am, and a congregational meeting and potluck lunch will follow after the service. More information will be forthcoming!

 Please note: The day of the Bishop’s visit is coinciding with OSU’s Spring Graduation Ceremony at Ohio Stadium, so please keep that in mind when planning your trip to church that Sunday.


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Discussion

We will resume meeting on Sunday, April 28th,when we will begin Amy-Jill Levine’s book: Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week. This is a significant book, very readable and thoughtful, by a Hebrew scholar who teaches Hebrew and New Testament at Vanderbilt Seminary. The book is available from the usual sources; now is the time to order your copy. All are invited around our table for coffee, donuts, and thoughtful conversation!

 For information and resources about “The Big Read,” go to http://dsobeloved.org/big-read-home/.


Children, Youth & Families Ministry News

 Thrive! Children’s spiritual formation class will meet during the 10:30am service.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the year’s Trade-In Bake sale, either by bringing in non-food items for NSI and/or food to share after the service. This is a wonderful project that the children really love participating in.  


NSI News

Neighborhood Services, Inc., is our neighborhood food pantry, supported by multiple congregations in the North Campus area. The need for food services is increasing, and St. Stephen’s is responding. 


Many thanks to everyone who donated scalloped potatoes for NSI Easter food baskets-

Our goal was 400 boxes of scalloped potatoes; We collected 432!

Thank you for your generosity!

 For the remainder of April, we will be collecting cans of soup.


St. Stephen’s Choral Scholars Upcoming Music Events

Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 PM

Indianola Presbyterian Church (1970 Waldeck Avenue)

Admission is free, although donations are graciously accepted


This concert will feature the premier of a composition by St. Stephen’s Choral Scholar John Gudz, titled “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”.


 Dylan Davis will be performing music from his Master’s Recital at St. Stephen’s on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary

Admission is free – Reception following performance


Liz Drollinger Senior Recital

Tuesday, April 30, 6:00pm

Huntington Recital Hall at Capital University

Admission is free


Flute Recital by Grace P. Forrai

Friday, April 26th

7:00pm in the Sanctuary


Intercessory Prayer Chain

 Interest has been expressed in formalizing a prayer ministry in the congregation. If you are interested in joining a group of your fellow parishioners to offer regular prayer for situations and and for those in special need/ thanksgivings, please send your name and preferred email address to parishoffice@ststephens-columbus.org. A prayer ministry point person will record and distribute the names and purpose of the prayer to the prayer chain members. If you are willing to serve as the point person for this ministry, please let us know. In most circumstances, names will remain on the prayer list and Prayers of the People for three consecutive weeks unless asked to be removed or extended.

 Anytime you wish to add a person or situation for prayers, please send your request to the office and we will see that it is added to the prayer chain and Prayers of the People.


BREAD Update

 2019 Nehemiah Action Monday, May 6th

 5:00pm – Meet at St. Stephen’s for dinner

6:15pm – Bus to State Fairgrounds

6:40 – Nehemiah Action begins


The St. Stephen’s BREAD team has organized bus transportation to the Action, leaving at around 6:15, and dinner prior to that, after 5:00 in Hobson Hall.

The BREAD Nehemiah Action will be held at the State Fairgrounds on Monday evening May 6, from 6:40 to 8:30.


Book Club for May 2019 

Book Club News: Book Club will be back to the second Wednesday of the month for May-July, then move to the first Wednesday of the month for the rest of 2019. The May Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8th  starting at 6:30 PM. We’ll begin with a potluck meal; please bring food and/or beverage to share. We’ll be meeting at Jane Hoffelt’s home (614-619-0123, jhoffelt@sbcglobal.net ). Note: this is a new address/new location for Jane. Please let Jane know if you plan to attend. After dinner we’ll be discussing The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad. If you wish to get a head start on reading, the June book is Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson (Fiction). Everyone is invited and welcome to any book club meeting.


 Mount Carmel Church Partnerships Newletters for April

 Copies of the Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter for April 2019 and Weekly Scoop Newsletter for April 14-21, 2019 can be found on the Community News table in Hobson Hall.