July 21, 2019 Weekly Announcements

Sunday July 21, 2019 

The Sixth Sunday of Pentecost

Service Times:  8:30am and 10:30am

The Rev. John R. Johanssen, Celebrant and Priest

Adult Bible Discussion Group  9:15am in Hobson Hall – Cancelled 7.21.19 due to heat in Hobson Hall- Will resume 7.28.19

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


Choir Rehearsal – Will resume in August

Thrive! Children, Youth & Families Ministry – Will resume in the fall

 Campus Ministry will resume at the beginning of  Fall Semester 2019


Due to the recent high temperatures (which appear to be staying for a while, according to Weather.com), community groups that meet at St. Stephen’s have been invited to use the Community Office (between Hobson and the Sanctuary) in order to be able to meet comfortably in an air-conditioned space. Please check with the Parish Administrator prior to using the Community Office in order to make sure of its availability. Thanks!

Reception for Deacon Jared Talbot This Sunday after the 10:30am service

 This Sunday will be Deacon Jared Talbot’s final Sunday at St. Stephen’s. We will be hosting a reception for Jared after the 10:30am service. Please join us as we wish Jared well on his journey to his new life and career in Maine!


Parking reminder: Please use the ARPS garage if convenient for you

 We encourage everyone who drives in on Sundays to park in the ARPS parking garage if doing so is not a significant inconvenience for you. There are a number of members of the congregation for whom parking in the garage is very difficult, possibly to the extent of it being a deciding factor on whether they can make it to church. So if you are able, please consider using the ARPS garage and grabbing some of the parking passes that are provided on the tables at the north and Woodruff Avenue entrances to the Sanctuary. Thank you.


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Discussion for July 21st – Cancelled due to heat advisory – Will resume 7.28.19

The Adult Discussion Group has begun its Summer 2019 study of the Readings in the Lectionary. (No particular book to study for the Summer.) It will help if you have looked at the Readings prior to the Sunday class. Here is a good place to find the Readings online, on whatever device you use: http://www.lectionarypage.net/

The readings for Adult Bible Discussion on July 21st are:
Everyone is welcome to have a cup of coffee and a donut, and join the group around the table in Hobson Hall at 9:15 on Sunday Morning. Bring your thoughts and questions, comments and viewpoint, and an open mind. Hope to see you there! 


 Acolyte Training – Sundays through July after the 10:30am service

Through Sunday, July 28th, Norm Wernet and Rachael Smith are training those interested in becoming acolytes. Anyone aged 8 or older is welcome to participate in the sessions. We will meet directly following the 10:30 service in front of the altar, with practices lasting 30-45 minutes. Our practices will focus on the training of torchbearers and crucifers.


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. 


The NSI collection for July is School Supplies for the 2019 NSI Back to School Drive

Starting in July, we will be collecting school supplies for the  2019 NSI Back to School supply drive. Flyers with the supplies needed are available on the tables at both entrances to the Sanctuary. St. Stephen’s will be collecting supplies through Sunday, August 4th.


In June, St. Stephen’s collected 348 food and personal items for NSI.

 Thank you for your continued support of NSI.


For more info on how you can continue to help NSI, please click on the following link: https://www.neighborhoodservicesinc.org/take-action


2019 Partners in Ministry in Liberia 10th Anniversary Fundraising Envent

Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:30pm-3:30pm

St. Philip Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Avenue, Columbus

Please join the “Special” Tenth Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction Fundraiser for PIMIL. This is the primary source of funds to support our students in Liberia. This year’s goal is $15,000, which will be used to provide ongoing education for the present 183 students that include 101 Ebola orphans. The event is a family affair that includes American and Liberian food and exciting intercultural and educational activities. 

Guest Speaker: The Rev. John W. Sackie, Sr., Coordinator of the PIMIL’s Ebola program from Liberia 

For more information about the work of PIMIL, go to http://pimil.org/


BREAD Update

An investment in B.R.E.A.D. buys many things for our community: jobs, elder care, mental health treatment, juvenile justice…

There are two ways to invest in B.R.E.A.D.:

  1. Place a check payable to St. Stephen’s in the collection plate, and indicate in the check memo line that it is for B.R.E.A.D.
  2. Mail a check to B.R.E.A.D., and indicate on the check memo line that it is from a St. Stephen’s parishioner. B.R.E.A.D.’s mailing address is 404 S. 3rd St., Columbus 43215

With your help, BREAD rises!

From your B.R.E.A.D. team:

Rae Fellows, Kaethe Sandman, Norm Wernet, and Mignonne Whitlow


Book Club for August 2019 

Book Club NewsBook Club News: Book Club’s August meeting will be on Wednesday, August 7, starting at 6:30 PM. (Note that we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of the month for the foreseeable future.)  We’ll begin with a potluck meal; please bring food and/or beverage to share. Stuart Hobbs and Jamie Massa are hosting (614-440-3796 or 614-440-3587 stuart.hobbs.2@gmail.com or jamiesusanmassa@gmail.com). Kindly let Stuart and Jamie know if you plan to attend.  After dinner we’ll be discussing is The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers (Fiction).  If you wish to get a head start on reading, the September title is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Non-fiction).  Everyone is invited and welcome to any book club meeting.

Calling St. Stephen’s Soul Sisters! Soul Sisters Meet-ups for August 2019

Hi “Soul Sisters” of St. Stephen’s!

You are invited to participate in fellowship with the women of St. Stephen’s in the Spirit of Friendship, Encouragement, Support, Gratitude, Hope, and Love as we share a moment in life’s journey together. It is a time out from daily doings to just BE in Friendship over a cup of tea with conversations to feed the soul.

 We meet twice monthly: the first Thursday morning of the month will offer a “Coffee Klatch” from 9:30-11:30am for those available to meet during the day (kiddos welcome) the third Thursday evening  offers a “Girls Night Out or In” from 7:00-9:00pm

New for 2019:  All morning gatherings on the 1st Thursday of each month will be held  in the Chapel at St. Stephen’s. Centralized for all, no need to remember where to show up, and kid-friendly! Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. If you need a ride, transportation can be arranged.

August 2019 Meeting Dates:

  • August 1st @  St. Stephen’s Community Office Area, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • August 15th @ Lavash Café, 2985 N. High St, Clintonville

(Always looking for monthly hosts and/or open to ideas for places to meet or excursion sites conducive to conversation and new experiences.)


 Mount Carmel Church Partnerships Newletters for July

Copies of the Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter for June/July 2019, Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Weekly Scoop for July 8-13, 2018 and the Healthy Living Center Class Schedule for Summer 2019 can be found on the Community News table in Hobson Hall. 

 To read electronic versions, click on the links below:

 Mount Carmel Church Partnership Newletter for June/July 2019

Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Weekly Scoop July 17-24, 2019

 Healthy Living Center Class Schedule for Summer 2019