June 10, 2018 Weekly Announcements

Congregational News & Events – Week of June 10, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018  –  Third Sunday after Pentecost

 Service Times:

8:30am and 10:30am

 Choir Rehearsal  –  8:30 am in the Chapel – On break for summer

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

 10:30 am – Children, Youth, & Families Ministry – Hobson Hall – On break for summer

(Facilitated by Rachael Smith and Daniel Buey)

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

Campus Ministry  – Wednesdays, 6:30pm in the Chapel


 Pastoral Care Updates

 Janet McNaughton has volunteered to be the Sunshine coordinator. Sunshine coordinators are part of the Pastoral Care Committee and send out greeting cards to shut-ins and others with significant life events. Janet will be compiling a list of folks to send cards to on behalf of the church. Please contact Janet if you have names and addresses of people who you think might appreciate a card.

Summer Worship Schedule

Due to popular demand worship times in the summer will remain the same as the rest of the year. The Bible Discussion Group at 9:15am will continue through the summer but The Choir and Thrive! will take a break.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

will be our Episcopal Visitation by Bishop Kenneth Price and the Feast of St. Stephen’s transferred. Mark it on your calendars now!


 April 2018 Vestry Meeting Minutes are available for review by clicking on the below link:

 April 2018 Vestry Meeting Minutes


Thank you from Jeff Watters

 To the congregants, families, and friends of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church:

In the past year I have left the two staff positions of AWAKE children’s coordinator (August, 2017) and sexton (April, 2018).

I served as the AWAKE coordinator for eleven years, and as sexton for a little more than seven years. I resigned both because I had done each long enough. I didn’t plan on being in those positions as long as I was. But, I loved my church and my community. I have always felt, since I began attending in November of 2003, that St. Stephens was a place of worship and service that was open to all people being loved by God. I still believe that and I always will.

I am very grateful for the recognition and the generous offering that has come my way these last few weeks. The potluck dinner on April 29 was beyond words; many thanks to the children who shared during the presentation (including some ‘children’ who are now adults!). Thank you to everyone who brought food, and especially the many different choices of food. Thank you most of all, for everyone who came. I am still emotionally moved by such an event.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and assisted in all the programming and work that I have been involved with at St. Stephens. It has been fun and fulfilling.

See you at church.

Much love,

Jeff Watters


NSI Collection for June: 

Canned Vegetables – All kinds except green beans and corn  (NSI has plenty of those!)


 For more info on how you can continue to help NSI, please click on the link below to access the June 2018 NSI Newsletter:

 June 2018 NSI Newsletter


 BREAD Update 

The BREAD team attended the team assembly on Monday June 4 to discuss the forward momentum of the group’s efforts and the summer fundraising season.

Summer is the time for BREAD to promote investment in the organization. Financial support of BREAD is not a donation, but an investment. A donation is given with nothing expected in return; an investment in BREAD offers a return in the positive outcomes for our community: safer neighborhoods, better schools, jobs for returned citizens, legal identification for everyone.

The BREAD team has personally committed to invest almost $2000 this year because we believe in the power of this group of people to effect real change in our community. We invite you to join us in this investment. You may write a check payable to BREAD and drop it in the St. Stephen’s offering, and it will get to the right place.

From your B.R.E.A.D. team:  

Rae Fellows, Kaethe Sandman, Norm Wernet and Mignonne Whitlow


 Book Club for June

Consider attending Book Club! All are welcome, and it is a great way to get to know people. BookClub’s June meeting will be on Wednesday, June 13 starting at 6:30 PM with a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverage to share. We’re meeting at Sarah Luckay’s home (614-890-0635, sluckay@columbus.rr.com). Kindly let Sarah know ahead of time if you plan to attend so she may plan for the right number of people. After dinner, we’ll be discussing Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy. If you wish to read ahead for July, the book we’ll be discussing then is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.


Calling St. Stephen’s Soul Sisters!

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

June’s meet up dates and places:

 THURSDAY, June 7 meet @ Rachael Smith’s Home, 100 Howard Ave., Worthington from 9:30-11:30am

Please RSVP to Rachael so she may plan accordingly rmsmith925@gmail.com

 THURSDAY, June 21 meet @ Kaethe Sandman’s Home, 1061 Neil Ave., Columbus from 7:00-9:00pm

May take a walk to Jeni’s Ice Cream if weather cooperates. RSVP to kathleenmsandman@gmail.com

Always looking for monthly hosts and/or open to ideas for places to meet or excursion sites conducive to conversation & new experiences. Contact Kaitlin Raver, Coordinator, with any questions at kaitlinraver@gmail.com or (614) 956-8550 with any questions.  Looking forward to spending some time with St. Stephen’s wonderful “Soul Sisters”!


Mount Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletters

Copies of the June 2018 Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter and October 2017 Community Resources Listing can be found on the Community News table in Hobson Hall. The Weekly Scoop for June 1-9, 2018  newsletter is posted on the bulletin boards in the Outer Office and in Hobson Hall. 

 June 2018 Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter

 Community Resources October 2017

Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Weekly Scoop June 1-9, 2018