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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Sermon: A Message and Mission of Hope in the Midst of Calamity and Emptiness

Originally posted on This is the Day:
Sunday, April 12, 2020Easter SundaySalem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NEPreachers: Pastor Day Hefner, Pastor Allison Siburg, Pastor Shari Schwedhelm, Pastor Heidi WallaceWatch video of this serviceimage source Pastor Day HefnerSt. John’s Lutheran Church, Schuyler, NE Good morning and happy Easter once again to you all!??It has been a delight…

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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