Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday in Lent- March 13, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Second Sunday in Lent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday in Lent- March 13, 2022

Preaching on Stewardship- September 20, 2020- The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

After about a month away with time spent planning the year ahead, working out some bugs, and taking some time away for vacation and Sabbath, the stewardship preaching ideas and nuggets are back. Without further ado, this week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 20, 2020- The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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) will be experiencing worship digitally, sharing together in God’s word … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 22, 2020- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Whether We Like it or Not, God will do God’s thing! Thanks be to God for that! – a Stewardship sermon for Lectionary 21C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Beatrice, Nebraska yesterday on Sunday August 25, 2019. I am grateful for the invitation from Pastor Kathee Forrest, and for the congregation’s warm welcome. In addition to the sermon on stewardship which follows, I was honored to bring greetings on behalf of the whole synod and tell just a … Continue reading Whether We Like it or Not, God will do God’s thing! Thanks be to God for that! – a Stewardship sermon for Lectionary 21C

Preaching on Stewardship- July 21, 2019- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

I’m back from vacation, so that also means it’s a return to more near normalcy here on the blog. As each Monday (when not on vacation) on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- July 21, 2019- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- May 12, 2019- Fourth Sunday of Easter

Each Monday on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth  Sunday in Easter are as follows: Sunday May 12, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year C) First Lesson: Acts 9:36-43 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 12, 2019- Fourth Sunday of Easter

We Have Seen the Lord! – a Stewardship sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, Nebraska and Calvary Lutheran Church in Swede Home (outside of Stromsburg), Nebraska today (April 28, 2019) thanks to the invitation from Pastor Kimberly Belken. I was invited to visit the congregations and preach. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based on the appointed … Continue reading We Have Seen the Lord! – a Stewardship sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- March 24, 2019- Third Sunday in Lent

It has been a hard week in Nebraska. With blizzards to the west, and 100-year floods in the east, it has been a hard week to be sure. There will be more posts about this in the coming days, and if you follow me on Facebook you have likely seen plenty of pictures of the flooding. This will continue, as will the need for help. … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 24, 2019- Third Sunday in Lent

God’s Deep and Abiding Love is a Gift and Promise- a stewardship sermon for Epiphany 4C

I am grateful to have been invited by Pastor Carm Aderman to be with the good people of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha this past Sunday (February 3, 2019) and preach on stewardship. Unfortunately, a stomach bug that rampaged through our family and house over the weekend kept me from making it there on Sunday morning, and I am looking forward to being with … Continue reading God’s Deep and Abiding Love is a Gift and Promise- a stewardship sermon for Epiphany 4C