Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

After a long hiatus between parental leave and the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons, the weekly preaching column ideas returns hopefully somewhat triumphantly with the first week in Lent. This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday February 21, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

Showing Up and Being Present- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 16 (Year C)/Pentecost 6C

I had the privilege to be with the good people of St. Mark’s Lutheran in St. Paul, Nebraska today (July 21, 2019), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Steven Neal. It was a joy to be with them, to preach and worship with them, and also to gather in conversation during the fellowship hour about deacons, stewardship, the Nebraska Synod, and work we share together … Continue reading Showing Up and Being Present- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 16 (Year C)/Pentecost 6C

Preaching on Stewardship- July 21, 2019- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

I’m back from vacation, so that also means it’s a return to more near normalcy here on the blog. As each Monday (when not on vacation) 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 Sixth Sunday … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- July 21, 2019- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

“Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

It was a joy to be with the good people of American Lutheran in Filley, Nebraska today (Sunday April 7, 2019). Thank you to Pastor LuRae Hallstrom for the invitation to be with the congregation again, having last visited in February 2017. I was invited to preach on stewardship and provide a children’s sermon, as well as to meet with the congregation’s Long Range Planning … Continue reading “Yes, Care for the Poor, and Anoint Too” – a Stewardship sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

The “Yes, And” Church

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the past couple of years online, in teaching, leading, and writing, about the the distinction between a “Yes, and” and a “Yes, but,” culture and approach. This morning it hit me, that I feel called to serve a “Yes, and” Church, and not a “Yes, but” Church. I believe I am part of a “Yes, and” church … Continue reading The “Yes, And” Church