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

The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

A sermon for the congregations of Zion Lutheran Church in Carleton, Nebraska and Christ’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, Nebraska for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, February 20, 2022. Continue reading The Overflowing Abundance of God’s Mercy and Love for All of God’s Beloved- a sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

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

Preaching on Stewardship- September 20, 2020- The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

After about a month away with time spent planning the year ahead, working out some bugs, and taking some time away for vacation and Sabbath, the stewardship preaching ideas and nuggets are back. Without further ado, this week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 20, 2020- The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Did you know that there is only one thing in the gospels that Jesus talks about more than money, wealth, or possessions? That one thing that Jesus talks about most is not heaven, hell, or eternal life. No. That one thing that Jesus talks about most, is the kingdom. The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven. You might be wondering why I am … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh 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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 16, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 20- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8Psalm 67Second Lesson: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32Gospel of Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 This week’s stories remind us yet again of who God … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Call of a Deacon Doesn’t End when the Church Goes Online – an Ordinaton Sermon for Deacon Koren Lindley

I had the privilege of being with the people of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska online, and with a few in person for the ordination of Deacon Koren Lindley on Sunday May 17, 2020. Deacon Koren has now been called and installed as Director of Family and Social Ministry, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha. What follows is the majority of the … Continue reading The Call of a Deacon Doesn’t End when the Church Goes Online – an Ordinaton Sermon for Deacon Koren Lindley

Preaching on Stewardship- May 17, 2020- The Sixth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 17, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Gospel of John 14:15-21 If you’re like me, at this point with this virus … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 17, 2020- The Sixth Sunday of Easter

“What Now? And, What’s Next?” – A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

I was invited by my wife, Pastor Allison Siburg, to preach this past weekend at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. I focused on the appointed readings for Easter 3A , primarily the gospel story about the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35. The following is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, as well as a FacebookLive video of worship from yesterday. The sermon … Continue reading “What Now? And, What’s Next?” – A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)