Category: Daily Life

Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for Pentecost are as follows: Sunday May 31, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Pentecost (Year A)First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bSecond Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Gospel of John 20:19-23 I refuse to use the word ‘unprecedented.’ (Oh great, I just used it… oh

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Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

This started out as a blogpost. But perhaps inspired by the Festival of Homiletics this week, it turned into more of a sermon. No, I am not preaching this week. But as I was writing, I found, I guess I had something to say. So maybe this is a rant. Maybe it’s a sermon. Maybe

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

In this odd time of worshipping online, I wonder how many congregations might move Ascension to Sunday, or who might use this opportunity with online worship to worship both on Thursday online for Ascension and Sunday for the Seventh Sunday of Easter? Either way, I am going to offer a few thoughts and questions to

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The Call of a Deacon Doesn’t End when the Church Goes Online – an Ordinaton Sermon for Deacon Koren Lindley

I had the privilege of being with the people of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska online, and with a few in person for the ordination of Deacon Koren Lindley on Sunday May 17, 2020. Deacon Koren has now been called and installed as Director of Family and Social Ministry, at Luther Memorial Lutheran

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 17, 2020- The Sixth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 17, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Gospel of John 14:15-21

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 10, 2020- The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 10, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:2-10 Gospel of John

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 3, 2020- The Fourth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 3, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:19-25 Gospel of John 10:1-10

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“What Now? And, What’s Next?” – A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

I was invited by my wife, Pastor Allison Siburg, to preach this past weekend at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. I focused on the appointed readings for Easter 3A , primarily the gospel story about the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35. The following is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, as well

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Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday April 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-23 Gospel of

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Preaching on Stewardship- April 19, 2020- The Second Sunday of Easter

Happy Easter! After the annual break in stewardship preaching ideas for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday, the stewardship preaching nuggets return this week. Given the reality of digital worship being our norm for the foreseeable future, I will try to take that into account as well. Without further ado, this week’s stewardship nuggets

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