Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Third Sunday after Pentecost
It was a joy to be with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska today (Sunday March 8, 2020). Thank you Pastor Erin Dunlavy for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based especially on John 3:1-17 and Genesis 12:1-4a, two of the readings appointed for the … Continue reading God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A
Friends, summer has unofficially come and gone in the United States. I suppose technically, we have summer for a couple more weeks, but for all intensive purposes most people are back in school, and the life and ministry of congregations will be reverting back or ramping up for the program year this week most likely (if it hasn’t already in your context). With that in … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 8, 2019- The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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 21, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Epiphany (Year B) First Lesson: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday January 21, 2018
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 to join and help lead the song on piano while … Continue reading The rain falls & the thunder shakes
I was invited to lead worship and preach today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah, Nebraska by Pastor Tyler Gubsch. Thank you Pastor Tyler for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I shared some words of gratitude about mission share and greetings within the announcements earlier in worship, and therefore, omitted them in the sermon that follows. The message was … Continue reading Life as a Disciple, is Life as a Steward- a joyful one, but not always easy!