Tag: Nebraska

Simon’s Mother-in-Law: a Joyful Life of Diakonia and Stewardship

I had the pleasure of being with the good people of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pender, Nebraska this morning. Thanks to Nebraska Synod Sttewardship Table member, and friend and colleague, Pastor Kathy Montira for the invitation to visit and preach. I preached on the appointed gospel from the revised common lectionary, Mark 1:29-39, and

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New Life in Christ & Our Response as Stewards

On Sunday January 14, 2018, I was honored to be with the good people of Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. As part of my visit, Pastor Becky Sells and the congregation’s stewardship team invited me to preach on stewardship at both services and also present during the Adult Forum time. The congregation

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Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday January 14, 2018

Happy Monday! Every Monday I share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. (I am aware that a number of contexts moved Epiphany to Sunday January 7th, and are celebrating Baptism of Our Lord on January 14th. If so, please see my stewardship thoughts for Baptism of Our

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It’s All About that Grace- Called, Claimed, Baptized, Charged & Sent

I had the pleasure and privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, Nebraska this weekend. As part of this, I participated in their joint Epiphany celebration with Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday January 6, 2018; and then I preached in worship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, helping kick

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Cold December Flies Away- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 31, 2017

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the Advent season, I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both

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Jesus, What a Wonderful Child- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 30, 2017

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the Advent season, I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both

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Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 29, 2017

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the Advent season, I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both

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Go Tell it on the Mountain- a Christmas devotional for Dec. 25, 2017

During the Twelve Days of Christmas, just as in the Advent season, I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both

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Silent Night- an Advent & Christmas devotional for Dec. 24, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days

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I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve- an Advent devotional for Dec. 23, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days

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