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Bring Up a Chair: There’s more than enough room at God’s Table – a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 20A

I had the privilege of being with the good people of United Lutheran Church in Hampton, Nebraska. Thank you Pastor Miles Ruch for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based on the Gospel of Matthew 15:10-28, the appointed

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 2, 2020- The Ninth 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 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 2, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 18- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-5Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21Second Lesson: Romans 9:1-5Gospel of Matthew 14:13-21 This

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday July 12, 2020- The Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 12, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 15- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13Second Lesson: Romans 8:1-11Gospel of Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Joy.

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Being a Deacon Today…

God has entrusted me with a voice. I have a voice. I have a blog. I have some social media presence. Recognizing such, I feel convicted, and I will use my voice to do what I can.

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

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This Week’s Links

For a number of years, I would try and share a host of links usually on Tuesdays to things that I had been reading or found thought provoking over the past few week. That regularity diminished over the past couple years as work and life as a father took their rightful precedence in my time.

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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 3, 2019- All Saints Sunday & The Twenty First 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 All Saints Sunday and the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday November 3, 2019:

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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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Preaching on Stewardship- October 20, 2019- The Nineteenth 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 20, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Nineteenth

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