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Sermons

Excellent preaching is a hallmark of St. Stephen's Church. Sermons given at the Sunday morning services--usually by a member of our clergy staff, though we have guest preachers as well--are posted on this site as soon as they are available, in text and/or audio format. We also post  reflections delivered by clergy and lay people at the 5:30 p.m. contemplative service when they are available.  

If you are looking for a sermon or reflection that is not offered below, please send an email request and include as much information as you can: the name of the preacher or reflector, which service (morning or evening), and the date.

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Recent Sermons and Reflections

Rector's Forum information is here.
Older sermons are here.
The Lectionary Page is here.
   
Date
(Sunday unless otherwise noted)
Morning Sermon Evening Reflection
YEAR A
04.13.14
Palm Sunday
William L. Sachs audio | text  
04.06.14
Lent 5
Katherine Bingham Moorehead audio  
03.30.14
Lent 4
Louise Browner Blanchard text Stewart Wesley text
03.23.14
Lent 3
John Philip Newell audio John Philip Newell 
03.16.14
Lent 2
Gary Jones audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Michael Sweeney text
03.09.14
Lent 1
Curtis Almquist audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (8 a.m.) text
Robin Teasley text
03.05.13
Ash Wednesday
Gary D. Jones text
03.02.14
Last Epiphany
Thomas R. Smith text
Gene LeCouteur text (Palmer Hall)
Gary D. Jones audio | text
02.23.14
Epiphany 7
Matthew R. Johnson text Samantha Lint text 
02.16.14
Epiphany 6
Gary D. Jones audio | text Susan Wilkes text 
02.09.14
Epiphany 5
Frank Wade text Michael Sweeney text
02.02.14
Epiphany 4
Weezie Blanchard text
Gene LeCouteur text Palmer Hall
Gary Jones text
01.26.14
Epiphany 3
 Gary D. Jones text Louise Browner Blanchard text
01.19.14 
Epiphany 2
 Gary D. Jones text Gene LeCouteur text 
01.12.14
Epiphany 1
Louise Browner Blanchard audio
Gene LeCouteur text (Palmer Hall service) text
Michael Sweeney text
12.29.13
Christmas 1
Lessons and Carols (no sermon)
Louise Browner Blanchard
12.25.13
Christmas Day
Matthew R. Johnson text 
12.24.13
Christmas Eve
Louise Browner Blanchard 4 p.m. text
Michael Sweeney 7 p.m. text
Gary D. Jones 11 p.m. text | audio
12.22.13
Advent 4
Gene LeCouteur text  
12.15.13
Advent 3
Louise Browner Blanchard
Emily Cobb audio
12.08.13
Advent 2
Brian K. Blount textaudio Michael Sweeney text | audio
12.01.13
Advent 1
Matthew R. Johnston audio Leigh C. Preston audio
YEAR C
11.28.13
Thanksgiving Day
Gary D. Jones text | audio
11.24.13
Christ the King
Louise Browner Blanchard audio
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Gary Jones audio
11.17.13
Pentecost 28
Gary Jones text Gene LeCouteur text audio
11.10.13
Pentecost 27
Gene LeCouteur (8 a.m.) text
Becca Stevens (9 & 11:15 a.m.) audio
Matt Johnson text
11.03.13
Sunday after All Saints
Leigh Preston text |  audio Michael Sweeney text audio
11.01.13
All Saints Day
Louise Browner Blanchard text 
10.27.13
Pentecost 24
Gary D. Jones text | audio  Walt Thomas text
10.20.13
Pentecost 23
Matthew R. Johnson text  
10.13.13
Pentecost 22
Gary D. Jones text | audio  
10.06.13
Pentecost 21
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Michael Sweeney text
09.29.13
Pentecost 20
Gary D. Jones audio Jennifer Thompson audio
09.22.13
Pentecost 19
Gary D. Jones text | audio Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio
09.21.13
Pentecost 18
William L. Sachs Raby Edwards memorial service homily text 
09.15.13
Pentecost 17
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio; Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
 Gary D. Jones audio
09.8.13
Pentecost 16
Gary D. Jones textaudio
(article and video mentioned in sermon are here)
Michael Sweeney text | audio
09.01.13
Pentecost 15
Leigh C. Preston audio  Gary D. Jones text|audio
08.25.13
Pentecost 14
Gary D. Jones text | audio Matthew R. Johnson textaudio
08.18.13
Pentecost 13
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio  Abigail Whorley text | audio
08.11.13
Pentecost 12
Matthew R. Johnson text Leigh C. Preston text
08.04.13
Pentecost 11
William L. Sachs text  
07.28.13
Pentecost 10
Gene LeCouteur text | audio Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio
07.21.13
Pentecost 9
Leigh C. Preston textaudio  
07.14.13
Pentecost 8
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Michael Sweeney text | audio
07.07.13
Pentecost 7
William L. Sachs text | audio Matthew R. Johnson text | audio
06.30.13
Pentecost 6
Gene LeCouteur text | audio Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio
06.23.13
Pentecost 5
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Matthew Johnson text
06.16.13
Pentecost 4
Leigh Preston audio Bill Mears audio
06.09.13
Pentecost 3
William L. Sachs text Michael Sweeney text | audio
06.02.13
Pentecost 2
Matthew R. Johnson text Leigh Preston text
05.26.13
Trinity Sunday
Leigh Preston text
Louise Browner Blanchard
05.19.13
The Day of Pentecost
Gene LeCouteur text (8 a.m.)
Edwin F. Gulick audio (9 and 11:15 a.m.); Bishop's Visitation
Gene LeCouteur
05.12.13
Easter 7
Gary D. Jones audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Michael Sweeney audiotext
05.05.13
Easter 6
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Leigh C. Preston audio
04.28.13
Easter 5
Matt Johnson textaudio Gary D. Jones text  audio
04.21.13
Easter 4
Gary D. Jones audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall service) text
Dessa Fejta text | audio
04.14.13
Easter 3
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Michael Sweeney text | audio
04.07.13
Easter 2
Leigh C. Preston text | audio Gene LeCouteur text | audio
03.31.13
Easter Day
Gary D. Jones text |audio Louise Browner Blanchard text |audio
03.30.13 
Easter Vigil
Thomas R. Smith text  
03.29.13
Good Friday
Louise Browner Blanchard text 
03.28.13
Maundy Thursday
William L. Sachs text 
03.24.13
Palm Sunday
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Gene LeCouteur text | audio
03.17.13
Lent 5
Leigh C. Preston textaudio
Louise Browner Blanchard (Palmer Hall) text
 Abigail Whorley text |  audio
03.10.13
Lent 4
Gary D. Jones textaudio
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Michael Sweeney text | audio
03.03.13
Lent 3
Thomas R. Smith | audio
text available in parish office
Gary D. Jones audio
02.24.13
Lent 2
Gary D. Jones textaudio Matt Johnson audio
02.17.13
Lent 1
Gene LeCouteur 8 a.m. and Palmer Hall text
Br. Geoffrey Tristam (9 and 11:15 a.m. services) audio | text
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio
02.13.13
Ash Wednesday
Louise Browner Blanchard text
02.10.13
Epiphany Last
Matt Johnson audio Gary Jones audio
02.03.13
Epiphany 4
Gary Jones text | audio Leigh Preston audio
01.27.13
Epiphany 3
Leigh Preston text | audio Gene LeCouteur text
01.20.13
Epiphany 2
Gary Jones text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall Chapel) text
 Matt Johnson text
01.13.13
Epiphany 1
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio Leigh C. Preston text
01.06.12
The Epiphany
Gary Jones audio | text Michael Sweeney audio | text
12.30.12
Christmas 1
Gene LeCouteur, 8 a.m. text
(No 9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. service; Lessons and Carols at 10:30 a.m.)
Abigail Whorley text
12.25.12
Christmas Day
Matthew R. Johnson text 
12.24.12
Christmas Eve
4 p.m. service: Louise Browner Blanchard text
7 p.m. service: Leigh C. Preston text
11 p.m. service: Gary D. Jones text | audio
12.23.12
Advent 4
 Matthew R. Johnson text
Louise Browner Blanchard text
12.16.12
Advent 3
Gary D. Jones audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Gary D. Jones text
12.09.12
Advent 2
Leigh C. Preston audio | text Gary D. Jones text | audio
12.02.12
Advent 1
Louise Browner Blanchard text | audio John Philip Newell audio
YEAR B
11.25.12
Christ the King
Gary D. Jones text  | audio Michael Sweeney text | audio
11.18.12
Pentecost 25
Gene LeCouteur text | audio Gary D. Jones text
11.11.12
Pentecost 24
Gary D. Jones text Colin Billings text
11.05.12
Sunday after All Saints' Day
Thomas R. Smith text Gene LeCouteur text
11.01.12
All Saints' Day
Louise Browner Blanchard text
10.28.12
Pentecost 22
Gary D. Jones audio | text Sarah Bartenstein  audio | text
10.21.12
Pentecost 21
Weezie Blanchard audio | text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Michael Sweeney audio | text
10.14.12
Pentecost 20
Gary D. Jones audio Weezie Blanchard text
10.07.12
Pentecost 19
Matt Johnson audio  
09.30.12
Pentecost 18
Hands Across Richmond Sunday
Gary D. Jones textaudio
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall Chapel) text
 
09.23.12
Pentecost 17
Weezie Blanchard text Sam Davis text
09.16.12
Pentecost 16
Leigh Preston text Gary Jones text
09.09.12
Pentecost 15
Gary D. Jones text | audio Weezie Blanchard text
09.02.12
Pentecost 14
Weezie Blanchard text | audio Gary Jones text | audio