Preaching Thoughts- Fifth Sunday in Lent- April 3, 2022

Reflections about and reactions to this week’s appointed stories for the 5th Sunday in #Lent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about #discipleship, #mission, #innovation, and #stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Fifth Sunday in Lent- April 3, 2022

“Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

It was a joy to be with the good people of American Lutheran in Filley, Nebraska today (Sunday April 7, 2019). Thank you to Pastor LuRae Hallstrom for the invitation to be with the congregation again, having last visited in February 2017. I was invited to preach on stewardship and provide a children’s sermon, as well as to meet with the congregation’s Long Range Planning … Continue reading “Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- April 7, 2019- Fifth Sunday in Lent

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 in Lent are as follows: Sunday April 7, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C) First Lesson: Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 7, 2019- Fifth Sunday in Lent

Bearing Fruit as God’s Stewards, even among the floods of life- a stewardship sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Thabor Lutheran in Wausa, Nebraska yesterday (March 24, 2019) for the Third Sunday in Lent. I was invited by Pastor Carl Sirotzki to come and preach on stewardship, and visit the congregation, as well as meet with members of the church council and stewardship committee. It was a joy to be with the congregation, … Continue reading Bearing Fruit as God’s Stewards, even among the floods of life- a stewardship sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent

“This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska yesterday. I was invited by Pastor Doug Dill to preach on stewardship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. It was a joy to be with them again. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from for both the congregation’s traditional and contemporary … Continue reading “This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Welcome back friends. As you might have noticed, there were no stewardship preaching blogposts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Season of Christmas, and Epiphany. I trust that you all had a wonderful month of telling and living into these stories of the incarnation, God with us, and sharing this good news which are central to our faith. As we now move into the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 13, 2019- Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

Promise and Doubt – Days 13 and 14 of Advent

During Advent this year, I will be reflecting daily using this Advent Photo Devotional. The word designated for yesterday, December 11th was #Promise, and the word for today, December 12th is #Doubt.  I am going to do something a little out of the norm with this post. I am going to give you a two-for-one, with two pictures. I am doing this because for me, … Continue reading Promise and Doubt – Days 13 and 14 of Advent