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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.

Why do you stand looking up toward heaven? – A sermon (or rant perhaps) for Ascension 2020

This started out as a blogpost. But perhaps inspired by the Festival of Homiletics this week, it turned into more of a sermon. No, I am not preaching this week. But as I was writing, I found, I guess I had something to say. So maybe this is a rant. Maybe it’s a sermon. Maybe

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Preaching on Stewardship- May 10, 2020- The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday May 10, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:2-10 Gospel of John

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“What Now? And, What’s Next?” – A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

I was invited by my wife, Pastor Allison Siburg, to preach this past weekend at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. I focused on the appointed readings for Easter 3A , primarily the gospel story about the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35. The following is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, as well

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Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter are as follows: Sunday April 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday of Easter (Year A) First Lesson: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-23 Gospel of

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God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

It was a joy to be with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska today (Sunday March 8, 2020). Thank you Pastor Erin Dunlavy for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based especially on John 3:1-17

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Preaching on Stewardship- February 16, 2020- The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday February 16, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 6 First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Gospel of

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Preaching on Stewardship- January 26, 2020- The Third Sunday after Epiphany

This week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for The Third Sunday after Epiphany are as follows: Sunday January 26, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Third Sunday after Epiphany (Year A), Lectionary 3 First Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Gospel of

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“Come and See…” – a #Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran and St. Timothy Lutheran in Fremont, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Shari Schwedhelm for the invitation, and to both congregations for the warm welcome. I was invited to preach on stewardship and lead worship for both congregations. What follows is the majority

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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

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