Worship on Sunday September 20th

Notice: Because Franklin County is still designated orange by the State of Ohio’s Public Health Alert System, we are able to worship in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

8:30 Service

Since the pandemic began, we’ve heard from some of you who are having trouble finding the 10:30 AM service on Facebook, and who would prefer a more intimate and easily accessed service. So we’re restarting the 8:30 AM service, which will be exclusively on Zoom, and not broadcast to the wider world. It’s easy to join! Just click on the link below at 8:30 AM, and wait to be admitted to the service. If you’re a newcomer to St. Stephen’s, please email Karl at rector@ststepehens-columbus.org by Saturday night to indicate your interest in attending this service. Once he knows who you are, he’ll be happy to let you in on Sunday morning. We have to follow this procedure in order to prevent trolls from entering the meeting, but do know that you’re more than welcome to join us!

Here’s the link:


Children’s Church

Children’s Church will resume in person on Sunday, September 13th during the 10:30 service at the North Garden Table (just past the Hobson Hall north entrance).

10:30 Service

In addition to gathering in person in the courtyard, we will be livestreaming our 10:30 Service to our Facebook page this morning. You might have to scroll down a little to find the video playing.

Here’s the link the parish’s page: https://www.facebook.com/St.StephensColumbus/

If you’re not used to Facebook, know that the livestream will start playing on its own a little before10:30 (if technical issues don’t delay it). You don’t need to do anything to start it. First you’ll see a slide welcoming you to the service, and it might look like nothing is happening. Then the slide will change and the prelude will start to play, indicating that the service has begun. We have a new video page, where all the videos of our services get uploaded soon after they are broadcast. Look at the menu at the top of this page and click on “video” to see all of the services and other videos that we have produced.

Here’s a link to this week’s bulletin. We’re also presenting the service as a slideshow, so you might not need the bulletin. But just in case you do, please feel free to download it.

Here is the link for our coffee hour.


And here the three questions we’ll be discussing:

  • How will you do the inner work necessary to learn about racism, so that we can all work together to dismantle it?
  • What will you do to increase your own practices to personally combat climate change?
  • Which of the upcoming formation opportunities will you commit to participate in, and who will you invite to join you?    

And here are some of the resources that Meribah talked about in her homily:

Langston Hughes poem reading:

Langston Hughes poem text:


Moyers-Cone interview:

Upcoming formation opportunities:

Faith-based Advocacy training sponsored by Province V on Tuesday evenings in October

Becoming Beloved Community Teach-ins Oct. 1, 8, and 15 Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. You will learn about the Becoming Beloved Community movement. This is St. Stephen’s adult formation for those three Thursdays.

Sacred Ground: a diocesan-wide film dialogue series on race begins on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and runs biweekly for 10 sessions

We’ll read The Cross and the Lynching Tree by author James Cone and discuss it from Oct. 22-Nov. 19 Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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