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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 5, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 5, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 14- Year A)First Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12Psalm 145:8-14Second Lesson: Romans 7:15-25aGospel of Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday June 21, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 12- Year A)First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13Psalm 69:7-10, [11-15], 16-18Second Lesson: Romans 6:1b-11Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39

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Preaching on Stewardship- June 7, 2020- The Holy Trinity

Are you preaching this week? If so, here’s what I’m thinking about given this week’s stories.

Being a Deacon Today…

God has entrusted me with a voice. I have a voice. I have a blog. I have some social media presence. Recognizing such, I feel convicted, and I will use my voice to do what I can.

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 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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