“Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

It was a joy to be with the good people of American Lutheran in Filley, Nebraska today (Sunday April 7, 2019). Thank you to Pastor LuRae Hallstrom for the invitation to be with the congregation again, having last visited in February 2017. I was invited to preach on stewardship and provide a children’s sermon, as well as to meet with the congregation’s Long Range Planning … Continue reading “Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

“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- August 19, 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 August 19, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 20) First Lesson: Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- August 19, 2018

Feed the People: God’s abundance for the sake of our neighbors

It was my privilege to be with the good people of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska this morning (July 29, 2018), part of the Faith Ambassadors Parish. I was invited to preach on stewardship, as well as introduce the potential of the Narrative Budget, much like I did earlier in July at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Uehling, Nebraska. What follows is the majority of … Continue reading Feed the People: God’s abundance for the sake of our neighbors

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

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 29, 2017

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 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 29, 2017

All Earth is Hopeful- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 1, 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 All Earth is Hopeful- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 1, 2017