Stewardship is all about relationships and being in community- a stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25) Year C

A stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25 Year C), based on Luke 16 and the story of a shrewd steward or dishonest manager. As prepared for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Omaha. Continue reading Stewardship is all about relationships and being in community- a stewardship sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 25) Year C

Preaching on Stewardship- October 13, 2019- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Each week on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 13, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 28 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 13, 2019- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing- an Advent devotional for Dec. 22, 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 might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading Hark! The Herald Angels Sing- an Advent devotional for Dec. 22, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- September 3, 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 September 3, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 13A Lectionary 22 First Lesson: Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Second Lesson: Romans 12:9-21 Gospel of Matthew 16:21-28 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 3, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- June 25, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching this week based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary. Here are some longer than usual stewardship nuggets for this coming weekend. Sunday June 25, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 3A Lectionary 12 First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- June 25, 2017

Grace to Us, Grace Through Us- The 2017 Nebraska Synod Assembly

The 2017 Nebraska Synod Assembly has come to a close. It was a wonderful few days in Kearney, Nebraska. We gathered around the theme, “Grace to Us, Grace Through Us.” Over the course of the three days, we prayed these words. We dug into their potential meaning, and we remembered and heard stories of God’s grace at work for us and through us. All of … Continue reading Grace to Us, Grace Through Us- The 2017 Nebraska Synod Assembly

Gift

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 3rd, is “Gift.” I recently had a birthday, and I heard from many friends and family through cards, letters, phone calls, text messages, emails, … Continue reading Gift

Honest Reflections of the Heart

It’s already late February. My birthday has come and gone, a big one actually this year in terms of milestones. (Yay for a new decade… I think.) Where has the year gone? I haven’t blogged as often as I like. I have been still figuring out what life is like in a new place, Nebraska, and in a new capacity, as the Nebraska Synod Director … Continue reading Honest Reflections of the Heart

Building Bridges, Not Walls

This past weekend, I was consecrated as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was a wonderful day, full of celebrating the work of the Holy Spirit. I was excited to write all about it and share my joy this week here on the blog. That will have to come in a later post. Because today, I am about as a joyless … Continue reading Building Bridges, Not Walls

Reconciliation and Repentance

I went to bed last night with the terrible news of yet another young black man being shot and killed by police. What made this worse was that this was basically from the neighborhood I called home for five years in Minnesota. In the following, I am sharing a post from Bishop Patricia Lull, Bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran … Continue reading Reconciliation and Repentance