Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 12, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 15- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13Second Lesson: Romans 8:1-11Gospel of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Joy. Called and sent. Gathered and going forth. Word and seed, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 5, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 5, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 14- Year A)First Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12Psalm 145:8-14Second Lesson: Romans 7:15-25aGospel of Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 How is it, that we are already entering July? Even … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 5, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday June 21, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 12- Year A)First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13Psalm 69:7-10, [11-15], 16-18Second Lesson: Romans 6:1b-11Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39 One of the realities about stewardship and discipleship, is that … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 21, 2020- The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 14, 2020- The Second Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Second Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday June 14, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 11- Year A)First Lesson: Exodus 19:2-8aPsalm 100Second Lesson: Romans 5:1-8Gospel of Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23] From the Great Commission last week, the gospel reading returns to the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday June 14, 2020- The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for Pentecost are as follows: Sunday May 31, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Pentecost (Year A)First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bSecond Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Gospel of John 20:19-23 I refuse to use the word ‘unprecedented.’ (Oh great, I just used it… oh well.) We have heard this word enough lately. And though … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

This started out as a blogpost. But perhaps inspired by the Festival of Homiletics this week, it turned into more of a sermon. No, I am not preaching this week. But as I was writing, I found, I guess I had something to say. So maybe this is a rant. Maybe it’s a sermon. Maybe it’s part of my prophetic call as a Minister of … Continue reading Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday April 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-23 Gospel of Luke 24:13-35 This unusual time is calling us all to … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- April 19, 2020- The Second Sunday of Easter

Happy Easter! After the annual break in stewardship preaching ideas for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday, the stewardship preaching nuggets return this week. Given the reality of digital worship being our norm for the foreseeable future, I will try to take that into account as well. Without further ado, this week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 19, 2020- The Second Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- March 22, 2020- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Friends, colleagues, preachers, ministry leaders, and people of God, greetings in the name of our crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. A colleague of mine said these are weird new times, which they are indeed. But we are in this together. Worship will continue, but it will be different. Many (if not most of us) will be experiencing worship digitally, sharing together in God’s word … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 22, 2020- The Fourth Sunday in Lent