Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for Pentecost are as follows: Sunday May 31, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Pentecost (Year A)First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bSecond Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Gospel of John 20:19-23 I refuse to use the word ‘unprecedented.’ (Oh great, I just used it… oh well.) We have heard this word enough lately. And though … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

“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)

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 from based on the Reformation texts: John 8:31-36; Romans 3:19-28; … Continue reading God’s Promises- Forming & Reforming Us Always as God’s People- a Stewardship Sermon for Reformation Sunday

What Does This Mean? – a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost

I had the privilege of being with the good people of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska this morning (June 9, 2019), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Judy Johnson. It was a joy to be with the congregation celebrating Pentecost Sunday, as well as the congregation’s confirmation jubilee gathering. I preached on the appointed readings for Pentecost from the Narrative Lectionary (Year 1), … Continue reading What Does This Mean? – a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- October 28, 2018

Usually every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. Because of schedule demands, this week is a bit different. Realizing it’s Thursday and many of you preachers are already working on your sermon, this is probably more late than useful. But if useful, I am going to offer just a few short stewardship nuggets based … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 28, 2018

This Week’s Links

Tuesdays on the blog mean that I have the pleasure of sharing some links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking over the previous week with all of you. To help make sense of all that I have read, I have grouped these links by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; … Continue reading This Week’s Links

Preaching on Stewardship- Reformation Sunday- October 29, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday October 29, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Reformation Sunday First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Second Lesson: Romans 3:19-28 Gospel of John 8:31-36 On this 500th anniversary … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Reformation Sunday- October 29, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- September 3, 2017

Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings by the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary are as follows: Sunday September 3, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 13A Lectionary 22 First Lesson: Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Second Lesson: Romans 12:9-21 Gospel of Matthew 16:21-28 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 3, 2017

This Week’s Links

This Week’s Links used to be a staple on the blog, and it is my hope that they return to their usual Tuesday rhythm as we enter the summer. They are slimmer, but hopefully just as helpful. To make sense of some of the things that I have read and found interesting, I have grouped them in the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & … Continue reading This Week’s Links