Saint Stephen’s is one of three parishes that were built to serve the large, land-grant campuses in our diocese. The parish is on the campus of the Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation. In recent years, campus ministry at Saint Stephen’s has centered around outreach to the campus’s arts community. With the founding of EASE Gallery in 2013, the parish answered the expressed need of campus artists to have a place to show their work. Undergraduates, graduate students, and adjunct professors have all shown work there. In addition, the campus ministry is deeply engaged in an exploration of Christian spiritual practice. Sunday night services (6:00 PM in the sanctuary) focus on teaching types of prayer, and students are often the primary teachers. Our weekly Bible study is focused on spirituality as well. In addition, Saint Stephen’s is a founding member of the Ministerium of Ideas, a gathering of progressive faith leaders who engage with some of the biggest questions facing our communities by inviting university professors to speak on different topics throughout the academic year.
Bible Study today at 3:30 PM
What does it mean to live as a fully alive human being, a life of grace and joy? And how can community help us to live such lives? These are Paul’s questions, and ours as well, as we read through his letter to the Romans. Join us!
Sunday Service – Learning how to pray with the body
Christians believe that God became incarnate and lived among us as Jesus Christ. That means that God was a human being during the thirty-three years of Jesus’s life, and had a human body that felt all of the aches and pains, and experienced all of the bodily processes that we do. Our tradition has often been uncomfortable with the body, yet we use it constantly when we pray. If we become more mindful of the ways in which we use our bodies, will we understand the incarnation better? Come explore this question with us as we continue our summer series on Christian spiritual practice.
Worship & Dinner
6:00 PM on Sunday
Saint Stephen’s (30 W. Woodruff Ave.)