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 on Stewardship- February 9, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s stewardship 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 9, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 5 First Lesson: Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10] Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16] Gospel of Matthew 5:13-20 This Sunday continues many of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 9, 2020- The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

Each week 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 Second Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 8, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 8, 2019- Second Sunday of Advent

“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

“Every Valley Shall Be Lifted Up…” – it’s God’s work, but we’re a part of it too!

It was a joy to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Ralston, Nebraska on Sunday December 9th. Thank you to Pastor Greg Berger for the invitation, to come and preach on stewardship as part of the congregation’s Consecration Sunday, and lead an adult forum conversation between worship, as well as join the congregation’s lunch bunch for food and conversation after the … Continue reading “Every Valley Shall Be Lifted Up…” – it’s God’s work, but we’re a part of it too!

Preaching on Stewardship- December 9, 2018- Second Sunday of Advent

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 are as follows: Sunday December 9, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- Second Sunday of Advent (Year C) First Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Second Lesson: Philippians 1:3-11 Gospel of Luke 3:1-6 The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 9, 2018- Second Sunday of Advent

Preaching on Stewardship- July 15, 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 July 15, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 15) First Lesson: Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- July 15, 2018

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 off American Lutheran’s stewardship theme, “It’s All About that Grace,” … Continue reading It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

There’s a Voice in the Wilderness- an Advent devotional for Dec. 8, 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 might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading There’s a Voice in the Wilderness- an Advent devotional for Dec. 8, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- September 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 September 17, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 15A Lectionary 24 First Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103: [1-7] 8-13 Second Lesson: Romans 14:1-12 Gospel of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 17, 2017