Wow! Discipleship is Stewardship! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 27C

I had the great privilege to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6, 2019. Thank you to Pastor Dan Warnes for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. It was a great Saturday evening and Sunday morning as part of the congregation’s consecration Sunday, with the theme for … Continue reading Wow! Discipleship is Stewardship! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 27C

Dear Child of God- a new father’s reflection on their child’s baptism

Yesterday our daughter Caroline was sealed with the Holy Spirit, and marked with the cross of Christ forever. It was a wonderful day with the whole people of God, the wonderful congregation of Salem Lutheran of whom I am happy and grateful to be a part of, and a fantastic day of gathering with family and friends. All of this has me breathing a deep … Continue reading Dear Child of God- a new father’s reflection on their child’s baptism

Preaching on Stewardship- July 22, 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 July 22, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 16) First Lesson: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- July 22, 2018

Living in Gratitude- in at least 7 personal life ways

If you read this blog often, you know that gratitude has become a regular sub-theme of sorts here for me. So when I saw a friend ask the other day for strategies for promoting gratitude in daily life, I decided to think about what my daily gratitude practices look like. I’ll admit, I am human. Some days I lose sight of, or at least take … Continue reading Living in Gratitude- in at least 7 personal life ways

Easter Once More- Joy, Prayer and Risk

Hello readers! It has been awhile. There were no posts on the blog during April as I was on parental leave, but now that I have returned from leave, posts will again appear here. This first post actually shares a bit about our new daughter Caroline, and is the manuscript I preached from today (May 13, 2018) for the Seventh Sunday of Easter at Salem … Continue reading Easter Once More- Joy, Prayer and Risk