“We’re all Witnesses. But We’re Not Just Witnesses!” – a Stewardship Sermon for The Baptism of Our Lord

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in North Platte this past weekend. Joyce Palmer, the Interim Director for Development; Sarah Callahan, Director of Lutheran Giving of Nebraska; and myself co-presented a workshop on Saturday January 11, 2020, and Joyce and I visited with the congregation on Sunday January 12, 2020. As part of our visit, I was … Continue reading “We’re all Witnesses. But We’re Not Just Witnesses!” – a Stewardship Sermon for The Baptism of Our Lord

Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

Happy Epiphany! With the second half of Advent and the Christmas season being a time to focus on the story of God with us, I figured you didn’t need much more help with stewardship preaching that that. So this is the first weekly post in about month.  Here we are, in a new year, and off to the races with Baptism of Our Lord Sunday! … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

“This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska yesterday. I was invited by Pastor Doug Dill to preach on stewardship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. It was a joy to be with them again. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from for both the congregation’s traditional and contemporary … Continue reading “This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Welcome back friends. As you might have noticed, there were no stewardship preaching blogposts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Season of Christmas, and Epiphany. I trust that you all had a wonderful month of telling and living into these stories of the incarnation, God with us, and sharing this good news which are central to our faith. As we now move into the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

On Sunday January 14, 2018, I was honored to be with the good people of Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. As part of my visit, Pastor Becky Sells and the congregation’s stewardship team invited me to preach on stewardship at both services and also present during the Adult Forum time. The congregation observed Baptism of Our Lord Sunday on this date, as … Continue reading New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

I had the pleasure and privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, Nebraska this weekend. As part of this, I participated in their joint Epiphany celebration with Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday January 6, 2018; and then I preached in worship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, helping kick off American Lutheran’s stewardship theme, “It’s All About that Grace,” … Continue reading It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

This Week’s Links

Happy New Year! Tuesdays on the blog mean that I have the pleasure of sharing some links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking over the previous week with all of you. Because it has been a few weeks since the last issue of the links, there are quite a few posts related to Christmas, Advent, and New Year’s in here. To … Continue reading This Week’s Links

Preaching on Stewardship- January 6 & 7, 2018

Happy New Year friends and partners in preaching! Since New Year’s falls on a Monday, today will be no different, as 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: Saturday January 6, 2018: Revised Common … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 6 & 7, 2018