Preaching on Stewardship- January 19, 2020- The Second Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Second Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 19, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 2 First Lesson: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Gospel of John 1:29-42 This Second Sunday after Epiphany continues the theme of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 19, 2020- The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First Sunday of Advent

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 First Sunday of Advent are as follows: Sunday December 1, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year A) First Lesson: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- December 1, 2019- First Sunday of Advent

Preaching on Stewardship- August 4, 2019- The Eighth 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 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 4, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 18 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- August 4, 2019- The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- March 10, 2019- First Sunday in Lent

Every Monday 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 First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 10, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The First Sunday in Lent (Year C) First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 10, 2019- First Sunday in Lent

A Widow’s Mite- and what this might say about our time and talents

I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska today (Sunday November 11, 2018), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Carla Johnsen, and Stewardship Committee Chair Colin Wiggins. It was a great day of worship, as we remembered Veterans Day, but also celebrated the congregation’s “Time and Talents” survey and its stewardship focus. It was an honor … Continue reading A Widow’s Mite- and what this might say about our time and talents

Preaching on Stewardship- September 23, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 23, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 25- Year B) First Lesson: Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- September 23, 2018

Preaching on Stewardship- August 12, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 August 12, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 19) First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- August 12, 2018

Living in Gratitude- in at least 7 personal life ways

If you read this blog often, you know that gratitude has become a regular sub-theme of sorts here for me. So when I saw a friend ask the other day for strategies for promoting gratitude in daily life, I decided to think about what my daily gratitude practices look like. I’ll admit, I am human. Some days I lose sight of, or at least take … Continue reading Living in Gratitude- in at least 7 personal life ways

In the Bleak Midwinter- an Advent devotional for Dec. 10, 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 might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading In the Bleak Midwinter- an Advent devotional for Dec. 10, 2017