Tag: God’s work

“So We Do Not Lose Heart”- a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost 3B

I had the privilege and honor of being invited to visit and preach on stewardship at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska today (June 10, 2018) by friend and pastor Doug Dill. Following the worship services there was also a delicious smoked pork lunch fundraiser for Leadership Lab. What follows is the majority

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Building on the Foundations- The 2018 Nebraska Synod Assembly

Delegates from across the Nebraska Synod gathered in Kearney, Nebraska last week, Thursday May 31st-Saturday June 2, 2018. The assembly’s theme for worship, business, and plenary sessions was, “Building on the Foundations.” To this end, congregations from across the synod were invited to decorate small blocks of wood like bricks, that together made a cross

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Preaching on Stewardship- Holy Week Edition 2018

Happy Monday! Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. As we are staring at Palm Sunday, and Holy Week, this week’s edition will offer short nuggets of ideas for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on

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“The Time is Fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has Come Near.”

I was privileged to be invited by friend and pastor Donna Fonner to be with the good people of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Plainview, Nebraska today. It was a joy to visit with the congregation, and I was honored to preach on stewardship and share some words of gratitude for the congregation’s partnership and

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday February 11, 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 February 11, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Transfiguration of Our Lord First Lesson: 2

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New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

On Sunday January 14, 2018, I was honored to be with the good people of Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. As part of my visit, Pastor Becky Sells and the congregation’s stewardship team invited me to preach on stewardship at both services and also present during the Adult Forum time. The congregation

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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

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Preaching on Stewardship- December 17, 2017

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 December 17, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Third Sunday of Advent (Year B) First Lesson: Isaiah 61:1-4,

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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus- an Advent devotional for Dec. 9, 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

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God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

I had the joy to be with the good people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska today, thanks to the invitation of Pastor Russell McDowell. I was invited to share today’s message as part of the congregation’s Stewardship Celebration Sunday, the Sunday they received financial commitments for the year ahead. The theme for

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