Category: Leadership

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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“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 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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Preaching on Stewardship- March 29, 2020- The Fifth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 29, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Second Lesson: Romans 8:6-11 Gospel of John 11:1-45 If

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This Week’s Links

For a number of years, I would try and share a host of links usually on Tuesdays to things that I had been reading or found thought provoking over the past few week. That regularity diminished over the past couple years as work and life as a father took their rightful precedence in my time.

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Preaching on Stewardship- March 22, 2020- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Friends, colleagues, preachers, ministry leaders, and people of God, greetings in the name of our crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. A colleague of mine said these are weird new times, which they are indeed. But we are in this together. Worship will continue, but it will be different. Many (if not most of us)

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Preaching on Stewardship- March 15, 2020- The Third Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 15, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-11 Gospel of John 4:5-42 Normally,

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“Ok. We’re Coming Down the Mountain. So, What’s Next?” – a #stewardship sermon for Transfiguration

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schuyler, Nebraska as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend today (Sunday February 23, 2020). Thank you so much Pastor Day Hefner for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for hosting the Road Show. In visiting the

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Preaching on Stewardship- February 23, 2020- Transfiguration of Our Lord

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Transfiguration of Our Lord are as follows: Sunday February 23, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Transfiguration of Our Lord (Year A), Last Sunday after Epiphany First Lesson: Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1:16-21 Gospel

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Created, Called, and Sent as Beloved Salt that Shines! – a Stewardship Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Trinity Lutheran in Cordova, Nebraska today (Sunday February 9, 2020). Thank you to the invitation of Pastor Michelle Kanzaki to be with the congregation as part of the third Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend. I was invited to come and preach and share words

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