Tag: ELCA

“Yes, and…” – a sermon for Lectionary 16B

I had the pleasure of joining Pastor Ricardo Riqueza at the congregations he serves alongside, on Sunday July 18, 2021. Here are some pictures of my visit and the majority of the manuscript that I preached from when visiting Trinity Lutheran Church in Polk, Nebraska and St. John’s Lutheran in Kronberg/Marquette, Nebraska. The sermon was based on the appointed readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 16B), especially Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Preaching Thoughts- July 18, 2021

Here are some stewardship, discipleship, mission, and innovation thoughts about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday July 18, 2021.

Preaching Thoughts- July 11, 2021

Some thoughts on #stewardship #discipleship and more, about the appointed readings for the Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries for Sunday July 11, 2021.

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 Fifth Sunday in Lent- March 21, 2021

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows:

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 14, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Second Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10Gospel of John 3:14-21 It feels

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Preaching on Stewardship- The Third Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship 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 7, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17Psalm 19Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25Gospel of John 2:13-22 The third

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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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“Salvation Has Come Near” – Let us Join in with Simeon and Anna

I was invited to preach by my wife, the Rev. Allison Siburg, on the First Sunday of Christmas at Salem Lutheran in Fontanelle. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based especially on the readings appointed for Christmas 1B, and particularly Luke 2:22-40. If you would rather listen to or

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