Preaching on Stewardship- February 3, 2019- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Every Monday 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 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 3, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) First Lesson: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 3, 2019- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching on Stewardship- January 20, 2019- The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Every Monday 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 Second Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 20, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) First Lesson: Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 20, 2019- The Second Sunday after Epiphany

“This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska yesterday. I was invited by Pastor Doug Dill to preach on stewardship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. It was a joy to be with them again. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from for both the congregation’s traditional and contemporary … Continue reading “This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 4, 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 February 4, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year B) First Lesson: Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 4, 2018

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday January 28, 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 January 28, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year B) First Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday January 28, 2018

It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

I had the pleasure and privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, Nebraska this weekend. As part of this, I participated in their joint Epiphany celebration with Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday January 6, 2018; and then I preached in worship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, helping kick off American Lutheran’s stewardship theme, “It’s All About that Grace,” … Continue reading It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

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 related to Christmas, Advent, and New Year’s in here. To … Continue reading This Week’s Links

‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime- a Christmas devotional for Jan. 2, 2018

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the 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 … Continue reading ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime- a Christmas devotional for Jan. 2, 2018

Preaching on Stewardship- January 6 & 7, 2018

Happy New Year friends and partners in preaching! Since New Year’s falls on a Monday, today will be no different, as 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: Saturday January 6, 2018: Revised Common … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 6 & 7, 2018

This Week’s Links

Happy Tuesday! Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. I hope that … Continue reading This Week’s Links