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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 19, 2020- The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching this week? If so, here are some starting nuggets for thinking about stewardship and discipleship given this week’s lectionary stories.

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 12, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 15- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13Second Lesson: Romans 8:1-11Gospel of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Joy.

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Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

This started out as a blogpost. But perhaps inspired by the Festival of Homiletics this week, it turned into more of a sermon. No, I am not preaching this week. But as I was writing, I found, I guess I had something to say. So maybe this is a rant. Maybe it’s a sermon. Maybe

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

In this odd time of worshipping online, I wonder how many congregations might move Ascension to Sunday, or who might use this opportunity with online worship to worship both on Thursday online for Ascension and Sunday for the Seventh Sunday of Easter? Either way, I am going to offer a few thoughts and questions to

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Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday April 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-23 Gospel of

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Preaching on Stewardship- January 26, 2020- The Third Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 3 First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel of

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“Come and See…” – a #Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran and St. Timothy Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Shari Schwedhelm for the invitation, and to both congregations for the warm welcome. I was invited to preach on stewardship and lead worship for both congregations. What follows is the majority

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Preaching on Stewardship- January 19, 2020- The Second Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Second Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 19, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 2 First Lesson: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Gospel of John

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“We’re all Witnesses. But We’re Not Just Witnesses!” – a Stewardship Sermon for The Baptism of Our Lord

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in North Platte this past weekend. Joyce Palmer, the Interim Director for Development; Sarah Callahan, Director of Lutheran Giving of Nebraska; and myself co-presented a workshop on Saturday January 11, 2020, and Joyce and I visited with the congregation on Sunday

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I Know that My Redeemer Lives! – a Stewardship sermon for Lectionary 32C/Pentecost 22C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Alma Lutheran Church in Mead, Nebraska on Sunday November 10, 2019. Thank you to Pastor Quinlan Koch and Alma’s Stewardship Committee for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I had the privilege of leading worship, preaching, and leading the

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