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

The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

A sermon for the congregations of Zion Lutheran Church in Carleton, Nebraska and Christ’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, Nebraska for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, February 20, 2022. Continue reading The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Second Sunday of Advent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Preaching Thoughts- Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021

Enjoy these reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for Christ the King Sunday, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Christ the King Sunday, November 21, 2021

What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

What a joy and gift to be with the good people of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Sidney, Nebraska on October 17, 2021. Here’s the manuscript I preached from mainly and a number of pictures from the day. Continue reading What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

“May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

A sermon based on Genesis 24:28-67 for the people of God gathered as St. John’s Lutheran Church in Randolph, Nebraska, as shared on October 2 & 3, 2021. Continue reading “May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost