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

Created, Called, and Sent as Beloved Salt that Shines! – a Stewardship Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Trinity Lutheran in Cordova, Nebraska today (Sunday February 9, 2020). Thank you to the invitation of Pastor Michelle Kanzaki to be with the congregation as part of the third Nebraska Synod Road Show weekend. I was invited to come and preach and share words about how we are the church together, as well as … Continue reading Created, Called, and Sent as Beloved Salt that Shines! – a Stewardship Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching on Stewardship- May 19, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Each Monday on the blog I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth  Sunday in Easter are as follows: Sunday May 19, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C) First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 19, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- February 10, 2019- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 10, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8 [9-13] Psalm 138 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 10, 2019- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching on Stewardship- October 7, 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 October 7, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 27- Year B) First Lesson: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 7, 2018

Let’s be a John 3:17 People! – A stewardship sermon

This weekend (March 11th & 12th), I had the joy of visiting First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska. Pastor Sylvia Karlsson invited me to come, preach, and visit, as part of the congregation’s stewardship season of focus during Lent. Over the course of the weekend, I preached the following sermon, visited with many different people, and also had a fun evening of a barbecue stewardship dinner … Continue reading Let’s be a John 3:17 People! – A stewardship sermon

Rock

As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for today is “Rock.” On a clear day, as I drove to the north Clark County site where I am serving as mission developer, I can look out … Continue reading Rock

Justice & Truth- Days 24 & 25 of Advent

During Advent this year, I am reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The words designated for December 22nd was #Justice, and for today, December 23rd is #Truth. It’s really easy to look around and see the things in the world that are hurting and broken. Sometimes I seem to fixate on them. Politicians and those running for office always seem to focus on them, and … Continue reading Justice & Truth- Days 24 & 25 of Advent

This Week’s Links

Each week on the blog I get to share some of what I have seen, read, and found interesting and thought provoking over the past week. To help make sense of all of these links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials; Neighbor Love; Social Media & Blogging; Stewardship; Vocation; and Miscellaneous. … Continue reading This Week’s Links