Preaching Thoughts- The Transfiguration of Our Lord- February 27, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- The Transfiguration of Our Lord- February 27, 2022

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 26, 2020- The Eighth 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 17- Year A)First Lesson: 1 Kings 3:5-12Psalm 119:129-136Second Lesson: Romans 8:26-39Gospel of Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 This week we hear more parables from Jesus. We … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 26, 2020- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, Nebraska on Sunday October 20, 2019 as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show- Panhandle Edition. Thank you so much Pastor Ann Sundberg for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome as Joyce Palmer and myself joined the congregation. I preached on stewardship largely on … Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C

Preaching on Stewardship- March 3, 2019- Transfiguration of Our Lord

Every Monday 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 Transfiguration of Our Lord are as follows: Sunday March 3, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Year C) First Lesson: Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 3, 2019- Transfiguration of Our Lord

“So We Do Not Lose Heart”- a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost 3B

I had the privilege and honor of being invited to visit and preach on stewardship at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska today (June 10, 2018) by friend and pastor Doug Dill. Following the worship services there was also a delicious smoked pork lunch fundraiser for Leadership Lab. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, largely based on the … Continue reading “So We Do Not Lose Heart”- a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost 3B

Preaching on Stewardship- June 3, 2018

Happy Monday! Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday June 3, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 9) First Lesson: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- June 3, 2018

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 11, 2018

Happy Monday! Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday February 11, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Transfiguration of Our Lord First Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Gospel … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 11, 2018

Heart

As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for February 23rd, was  “Heart.” “Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.” – 2 Corinthians … Continue reading Heart