“Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29- Year C)

“Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a #stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29C) for Immanuel Lutheran in Omaha based on Luke 18:1-8, for October 16, 2022. Continue reading “Faith is Active, Not Passive”- a stewardship sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 29- Year C)

Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

On this day, the in-between space between the cross and tomb of Good Friday and the discovery of an empty tomb, as death became life on Easter, we sit like the first witnesses to the resurrection. We wait. We remember. We pray. We lament. We hope. We watch. And we wait some more. Continue reading Holy Waiting and Remembering on Holy Saturday

Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh 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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 16, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 20- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8Psalm 67Second Lesson: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32Gospel of Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 This week’s stories remind us yet again of who God … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- Sunday August 16, 2020- The Eleventh 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

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 Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 29 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 20, 2019- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Walking with God & Doing God’s Work Together through Prayer- a sermon for Lectionary 17C/Pentecost 7C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska today (July 28, 2019) thanks to the invitation of Pastor Carm Aderman. I was invited to come and preach, and to also speak about Deacons and the Ministry of Word and Service. What follows is the majority of the manuscript from which I preached or at least … Continue reading Walking with God & Doing God’s Work Together through Prayer- a sermon for Lectionary 17C/Pentecost 7C

Preaching on Stewardship- July 28, 2019- The Seventh 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 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday July 28, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 17 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- July 28, 2019- The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Ash Wednesday – #Pray

As part of my Lenten journey and spiritual practices this year, like in previous years, I am sharing a photo and short reflection each day as outlined by Lent Photo a Day on Facebook. For this Ash Wednesday and first day of Lent, the appointed word is Pray. I was going through my phone pictures this morning and came across this most recent photo. It … Continue reading Ash Wednesday – #Pray

Preaching on Stewardship- February 3, 2019- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 3, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) First Lesson: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Second Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- February 3, 2019- The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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