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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:

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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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“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

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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

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“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

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“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

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