March 26, 2018 Weekly Announcements – Holy Week

Congregational News & Events – Week of March 26, 2018

2018 Holy Week Service Schedule

Thursday, March 29Maundy Thursday 7:00pm

beginning in Hobson Hall with a light Mediterranean snack and Ritual of Servanthood concluding with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar in the sanctuary. The choir will sing.

Friday, March 30, Good Friday Services – 12:30pm and 7:00pm

Service with communion from the reserved sacrament.

 Saturday, March 31, The Great Vigil of Easter – 9:00pm

Stories of God’s mighty acts told around the campfire in the courtyard (weather permitting), Holy Baptism and the festive first Eucharist of Easter in the sanctuary.

Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday – One service at 10:30am

Easter Service will feature special music of Ralph Vaughan Williams with text by George Herbert sung by the choir and tenor guest artist Daniel Neer, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children!


DSO Exodus Big Read Class    Resumes 4.8.18

Choir Rehearsal     8:30am in the Chapel.

Children Youth Families Ministry –  Hobson Hall

April 1st – Easter Sunday

All children and youth are welcome for a re-telling of the Easter story in Hobson Hall. The service will be followed by our annual Easter egg hunt in the courtyard.

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

Campus Ministry  Wednesdays at 6:30 pm



 This week envelopes are provided in the pews for donations for Easter flowers. Please write “Easter Flowers” on your check and indicate if you would like to have a loved one listed in the Easter bulletin as a memorial. Deadline for names is Wednesday, March 28! After the Easter morning service, flowers will be available to be taken to shut-ins, and when they have lost their blooms the left overs will be planted on the church grounds.


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.

DSO Big Read – Week 31

There are 3 opportunities to engage with the Exodus journey. Each begins with a very interesting video clip produced here in the diocese by people you may know as they show us what Exodus means to them where they are. Where will the road take you? Read below for dates and times:


 NSI Collections for March: UPDATE

Trade-In Bake Sale and Easter Collection

Mac n’ Cheese Count:  379

Trade-In Bake Sale total: 575 personal care items

Thank you to those who have brought in non-food items for NSI, and a big thank you to those who have supplied treats both healthy and otherwise over the last four Sundays. Let’s finish strong, filling the basket with non-food items in order to lift up those in need of our love and support.


 BREAD Update 

Nehemiah Action May 7th

BREAD… rises!

The St. Stephen’s Justice Ministry Network will be contacting everyone to be sure that you are invited to the Nehemiah Action on Monday May 7. Your attendance is critical, as the city leaders with power to make change look to see how many people are there. Individually we don’t have nearly the impact as we do collectively!

 From your B.R.E.A.D. team:  

Rae Fellows, Kaethe Sandman, Norm Wernet and Mignonne Whitlow


Campus Ministry Worship

Campus Ministry Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Campus Ministry meets on Wednesday evenings  in the Chapel with dinner, discussion, and prayers. 


Book Club for April

Book Club News: Book Club’s April meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11 starting at 6:30 PM with a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverage to share. We’re meeting at Jerrie Cribb’s home (614-451-4053 or 614-400-2505 Please let Jerrie know ahead of time if you plan to attend so she may plan for the right number of people.  After dinner, the book we’ll be discussing is Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. If you wish to read ahead, the book for May is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.


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


Please RSVP to Kaitlin Raver by March 12th for reservation purposes.

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 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 March 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 March 24 – April 7, 2018  newsletter is posted on the bulletin boards in the Outer Office and available on the Community Events table in Hobson Hall.  Also included are a flier and brochure for 2018 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing classes.To read online, click on the links below:

 March 2018 Mount Carmel Church Partnerships News

Community Resources October 2017

Weekly Scoop March 24-April 7, 2018

FCN Course 2018 flier

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Brochure 2018