St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 19, 2015
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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

Sermons preached during Year B, beginning November 30, 2014 (Advent I).
Audio recordings: As we prepare to vacate the church building so it can be renovated and restored, our sound system will also undergo changes, so there will be a period of time in 2015 when we are unable to record sermons. We will provide texts whenever possible, though some preachers deliver their sermons without texts. We appreciate your understanding.
Looking for an older sermon? Sermons preached during the most recent Year A (Advent 2013 through the season after Pentecost 2014) are here. Year C sermons (Advent 2012 through Christ the King 2013) are here. Sermons preached during the latter part of Year B (fall 2012) are here. Older sermons are here.
The Lectionary Page is here.   Sunday Forum information is here.
(Sunday unless noted)
Morning Sermon Evening Reflection
Easter II
Gene LeCouteur audio | text  Michael Sweeney audio
Easter Sunday
   Penny Nash audio
Maundy Thursday
Penny Nash audio
Palm Sunday      
Penny Nash audio James Morton audio
Lent V
Allison Seay audio
3.21.14 Sermon preached at the Ordination of the Rev. Dorothy White by the Rev. Gary Jones text
Lent IV     
Gary Jones audio Michael Sweeney audio |text 
Lent III     
Bill Sachs audio | text Penny Nash text
Lent II
Gary Jones audio                 Doug Blue audio
Lent I              
Frank Griswold audio  Michael Sweeney audio | text
Last Sunday after Epiphany
Gary Jones audio                          Martha-Lynn Corner audio
Epiphany V
Mary Sulerud text  
Epiphany IV
Gary Jones audio  Mary Sulerud audio
Epiphany III
Penny Nash text Michael Sweeney text
Epiphany II          
Gary Jones Susan Brock Wilkes text
Epiphany I
Gene LeCouteur text Hannah Mathews
Christmas II
Gary Jones
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Gene LeCouteur text
Christmas I
Gene LeCouteur--8 a.m. text
Lessons and Carols--no sermon at 9 or 11:15 a.m.
 Emily Krudys audio
Christmas Day     
Weston Mathews--10:30 a.m. text
Christmas Eve
Gary Jones, 4 p.m. Children's service audio
Michael Sweeney, 7 p.m. Celtic Christmas service text | audio
Gary Jones, 11 p.m. Traditional Christ Mass audio
Fourth Sunday of Advent     
Weston Mathews text
Gene LeCouteur (Palmer Hall) text
Briget Ganske text
Third Sunday of Advent
Bill Sachs text  Gene LeCouteur text 
Second Sunday of Advent    
Mary Sulerud audio Luke Twente text
First Sunday of Advent
Gary Jones
Michael Sweeney audio