“Keeping the Main the Thing, the Main Thing”- a stewardship sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost

“Keeping the Main, the Main Thing,” a stewardship sermon for August 21, 2022; the 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 21C) based on Luke 13:10-17 for Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Continue reading “Keeping the Main the Thing, the Main Thing”- a stewardship sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost

“Get Out! Go! Go and Do Likewise!” – a sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost

“Get Out! Go! Go and Do Likewise!” – A sermon for Sinai Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday July 10, 2022, based on Luke 10:25-37, the story about the Good Samaritan. Continue reading “Get Out! Go! Go and Do Likewise!” – a sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost

God’s Mission is on the Move, and You are Part of It! – a sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

I had the privilege of being with the people of God gathered as St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday July 3, 2022. Thank you to Pastor Kimberlee Osborn for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to preach and lead worship. As part of the sermon, I shared thoughts too about the Nebraska Synod’s Vitality … Continue reading God’s Mission is on the Move, and You are Part of It! – a sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships- a sermon for The Holy Trinity (The First Sunday after Pentecost)

A sermon on “Relationships, Relationships, Relationships,” for The Holy Trinity, the first Sunday after Pentecost, for First Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska. Continue reading Relationships, Relationships, Relationships- a sermon for The Holy Trinity (The First Sunday after Pentecost)

Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

On this day, the in-between space between the cross and tomb of Good Friday and the discovery of an empty tomb, as death became life on Easter, we sit like the first witnesses to the resurrection. We wait. We remember. We pray. We lament. We hope. We watch. And we wait some more. Continue reading Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

Initial reflections about and reactions to this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship for the 4th Sunday in Lent. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- Third Sunday in Lent- March 20, 2022

Reflections and first reactions about and to this week’s appointed stories for the Third Sunday in #Lent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about #discipleship, #mission, #innovation, and #stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Third Sunday in Lent- March 20, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday in Lent- March 13, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Second Sunday in Lent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday in Lent- March 13, 2022