Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

On this day, the in-between space between the cross and tomb of Good Friday and the discovery of an empty tomb, as death became life on Easter, we sit like the first witnesses to the resurrection. We wait. We remember. We pray. We lament. We hope. We watch. And we wait some more. Continue reading Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

Preaching Thoughts- Third Sunday in Lent- March 20, 2022

Reflections and first reactions about and to this week’s appointed stories for the Third Sunday in #Lent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about #discipleship, #mission, #innovation, and #stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Third Sunday in Lent- March 20, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany- February 20, 2022

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany- February 20, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories for the first Sunday of Advent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021

What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

What a joy and gift to be with the good people of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Sidney, Nebraska on October 17, 2021. Here’s the manuscript I preached from mainly and a number of pictures from the day. Continue reading What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

“May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

A sermon based on Genesis 24:28-67 for the people of God gathered as St. John’s Lutheran Church in Randolph, Nebraska, as shared on October 2 & 3, 2021. Continue reading “May We Be Bold and Faithful Like Rebekah”- a sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

“Yes, and…” – a sermon for Lectionary 16B

I had the pleasure of joining Pastor Ricardo Riqueza at the congregations he serves alongside, on Sunday July 18, 2021. Here are some pictures of my visit and the majority of the manuscript that I preached from when visiting Trinity Lutheran Church in Polk, Nebraska and St. John’s Lutheran in Kronberg/Marquette, Nebraska. The sermon was based on the appointed readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 16B), especially Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Continue reading “Yes, and…” – a sermon for Lectionary 16B