Relationships, Relationships, Relationships- a sermon for The Holy Trinity (The First Sunday after Pentecost)

A sermon on “Relationships, Relationships, Relationships,” for The Holy Trinity, the first Sunday after Pentecost, for First Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska. Continue reading Relationships, Relationships, Relationships- a sermon for The Holy Trinity (The First Sunday after Pentecost)

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday of Easter- April 25, 2021

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday of Easter- April 25, 2021

Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

After a long hiatus between parental leave and the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons, the weekly preaching column ideas returns hopefully somewhat triumphantly with the first week in Lent. This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday February 21, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

Seeing Emmanuel- Our God who has come into the world and is with us!

This post first appeared on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 on the Nebraska Synod Blog. Merry Christmas, People of God!!! What joy it is to think about God’s presence with me and with all of you on this most holy of days. Admittedly it’s been a hard year. It’s been a weird year. It has not been one that anyone could have dreamed of, imagined, … Continue reading Seeing Emmanuel- Our God who has come into the world and is with us!

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 One of the realities about stewardship and discipleship, is that … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third Sunday after Pentecost

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, I present a look at all of the lectionary texts … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 15, 2020- The Third Sunday in Lent

God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

It was a joy to be with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska today (Sunday March 8, 2020). Thank you Pastor Erin Dunlavy for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based especially on John 3:1-17 and Genesis 12:1-4a, two of the readings appointed for the … Continue reading God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

“Ok. We’re Coming Down the Mountain. So, What’s Next?” – a #stewardship sermon for Transfiguration

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schuyler, Nebraska as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend today (Sunday February 23, 2020). Thank you so much Pastor Day Hefner for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for hosting the Road Show. In visiting the congregation, I was invited to preach on stewardship and tell … Continue reading “Ok. We’re Coming Down the Mountain. So, What’s Next?” – a #stewardship sermon for Transfiguration

Created, Called, and Sent as Beloved Salt that Shines! – a Stewardship Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Trinity Lutheran in Cordova, Nebraska today (Sunday February 9, 2020). Thank you to the invitation of Pastor Michelle Kanzaki to be with the congregation as part of the third Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend. I was invited to come and preach and share words about how we are the church together, as well as … Continue reading Created, Called, and Sent as Beloved Salt that Shines! – a Stewardship Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

“Come and See…” – a #Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran and St. Timothy Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Shari Schwedhelm for the invitation, and to both congregations for the warm welcome. I was invited to preach on stewardship and lead worship for both congregations. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from based on the … Continue reading “Come and See…” – a #Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany