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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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What does it mean, to me, to be a Deacon today?

Three years ago, I said “yes” to God, and the church said “yes” to me in affirming my call toward Word and Service ministry. Three years ago today, I was formally consecrated as a minister of Word and Service, a Deacon in our church. Set apart for formal ministry. And now, three years later in

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Preaching on Stewardship- November 10, 2019- The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

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 Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday November 10, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The

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God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday

It was a joy to be home with my family at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. Thank you to my wife, and the congregation’s Pastor Allison Siburg for sharing the pulpit and inviting me to preach on Reformation Sunday as part of the congregation’s stewardship emphasis. What follows is the manuscript I largely preached

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Praising God, for God’s Work of New Life through Healing & Saving- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 28C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca, Nebraska. Thank you Pastor Kimberly Belken for the invitation and to the whole congregation for their warm welcome and engagement. Our morning together started with an hour of cross+generational stewardship and Generosity Project activities for all ages which was

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Preaching on Stewardship- June 16, 2019- The Holy Trinity

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 Festival of the Holy Trinity are as follows: Sunday June 16, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The

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