Tag: call

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday January 14, 2018

Happy Monday! Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. (I am aware that a number of contexts moved Epiphany to Sunday January 7th, and are celebrating Baptism of Our Lord on January 14th. If so, please see my stewardship thoughts for Baptism of Our

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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

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Preaching on Stewardship- December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Christmas (Year B) First Lesson: Isaiah 61:10-62:3

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There’s a Voice in the Wilderness- an Advent devotional for Dec. 8, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days

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Preaching on Stewardship- October 15, 2017

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 October 15, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 19A Lectionary 28 First Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9

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Our God is a God of Love- whom we love and follow through our stewardship

I had the joy to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska this weekend. I was invited by pastors Scott Frederickson and Pam Ciulla, to preach in their worship services on stewardship, and based my message on the appointed gospel text from the revised common lectionary, Matthew 21:33-46. The majority

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The rain falls & the thunder shakes

I was able to be home today worshipping at Salem Lutheran. That means that I was also able to help out a bit for worship on piano. Our organist had the idea to play and sing “God Bless America” as the postlude today acknowledging Independence Day in the United States on Tuesday. She invited me

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Beyond Grateful

The month of May marks one year of serving in my current call. As I think about this, there are two words that surmise how I am feeling a year in. Beyond grateful. Serving as the Nebraska Synod Director for Stewardship is a blessing. Each day is new and exciting. Each day brings new experiences,

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How are you #Called?

As part of my Lenten journey this year, I will be blogging daily using the themes or words created by the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin in partnership with other ELCA synods for “Lent Photo a Day.” The word for today, March 2nd, is “Called.” On this second day of Lent, now that the ashes have

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Consecration and Ordination

Looking back at 2016, there was a fantastic weekend in early November that has been giving me joy ever since. Allison was ordained, and I was consecrated as a Deacon.