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

Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 14, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Second Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10Gospel of John 3:14-21 It feels like it might be the “greatest hits week” on the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- The Third Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 7, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17Psalm 19Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25Gospel of John 2:13-22 The third Sunday in Lent brings us familiar stories about God’s work … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Third Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- October 4, 2020- The Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 4, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 27- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7Psalm 80:7-15Second Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14Gospel of Matthew 21:33-46 Let’s take a look at this week’s stories and see what … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 4, 2020- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

“What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

It was a joy to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, Nebraska on Sunday September 27, 2020. I was invited to preach and share a stewardship message. The message was based on the appointed readings for the day from the revised common lectionary for Lectionary 26A, and the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost- especially Matthew 21:23-32, Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, and Philippians … Continue reading “What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

Preaching on Stewardship- September 27, 2020- The Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday September 27, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 26- Year A)First Lesson: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32Psalm 25:1-9Second Lesson: Philippians 2:1-13Gospel of Matthew 21:23-32 We are reminded in this week’s stories about who God … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 27, 2020- The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- September 8, 2019- The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Preaching on Stewardship- March 24, 2019- Third Sunday in Lent

It has been a hard week in Nebraska. With blizzards to the west, and 100-year floods in the east, it has been a hard week to be sure. There will be more posts about this in the coming days, and if you follow me on Facebook you have likely seen plenty of pictures of the flooding. This will continue, as will the need for help. … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 24, 2019- Third Sunday in Lent

“The Kingdom of God breaks into our world, in part through stewards like us”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Falls City, Nebraska today (October 7, 2018). Thank you so much to Pastor Andrew Chavanak for the invitation to come and preach, and for the warm welcome I received by the whole congregation in a time of conversation about the synod, ministry together, and stewardship before worship, and … Continue reading “The Kingdom of God breaks into our world, in part through stewards like us”

“Being Salty and Offering a Cup of Cool Water”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of Immanuel “Stateline” and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Parish in Wymore, Nebraska today (Sunday September 30, 2018) for their Fall Festival. I was invited to preach on stewardship by Pastor Suzanne How, and help celebrate the dedication of the congregations’ Global Farm Challenge Gifts to ELCA World Hunger. What follows is the majority of the … Continue reading “Being Salty and Offering a Cup of Cool Water”