God’s Mission is on the Move, and You are Part of It! – a sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

I had the privilege of being with the people of God gathered as St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday July 3, 2022. Thank you to Pastor Kimberlee Osborn for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to preach and lead worship. As part of the sermon, I shared thoughts too about the Nebraska Synod’s Vitality … Continue reading God’s Mission is on the Move, and You are Part of It! – a sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

“What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

It was a joy to be with the good people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora, Nebraska on Sunday September 27, 2020. I was invited to preach and share a stewardship message. The message was based on the appointed readings for the day from the revised common lectionary for Lectionary 26A, and the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost- especially Matthew 21:23-32, Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, and Philippians … Continue reading “What Do You Think?”- a Stewardship Sermon for Sunday September 27, 2020

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 9, 2020- The Tenth 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 9, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 19- Year A)First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:9-18Psalm 85:8-13Second Lesson: Romans 10:5-15Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33 This week’s stories from 1 Kings, Psalm 85, Romans 10, and Matthew … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 9, 2020- The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

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: All Saints Sunday (Year C) First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- November 3, 2019- All Saints Sunday & The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, Nebraska on Sunday October 20, 2019 as part of the Nebraska Synod Road Show- Panhandle Edition. Thank you so much Pastor Ann Sundberg for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome as Joyce Palmer and myself joined the congregation. I preached on stewardship largely on … Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart- a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 29C

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

On Our Way Rejoicing, Telling the Story of What God Has Done for Us- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 12C

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, Nebraska today (Sunday June 23, 2019). I am grateful for the invitation of Parish Ministry Associate, Deb Hammer and for the congregation’s warm welcome. I was invited to preach on stewardship, and share some about the ministry we are all part of as the Nebraska Synod together. What … Continue reading On Our Way Rejoicing, Telling the Story of What God Has Done for Us- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 12C

Preaching on Stewardship- May 19, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Each Monday 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 Fifth  Sunday in Easter are as follows: Sunday May 19, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C) First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 Psalm … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 19, 2019- Fifth Sunday of Easter

Preaching on Stewardship- May 5, 2019- Third Sunday of Easter

Each Monday 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 Third Sunday in Easter are as follows: Sunday May 5, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday of Easter (Year C) First Lesson: Acts 9:1-6 [7-20] … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 5, 2019- Third Sunday of Easter

Life, Death, and Resurrection

Full confession. Those of us in ministry talk a great deal about life, death, resurrection, and new life. It’s a good thing. It’s pretty much core to who we are, and why we do what we do. But what you may not know, is that facing the questions of life and death are no easier for those of us in ministry. Even though we talk … Continue reading Life, Death, and Resurrection