What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

What a joy and gift to be with the good people of Holy Trinity Lutheran in Sidney, Nebraska on October 17, 2021. Here’s the manuscript I preached from mainly and a number of pictures from the day. Continue reading What does Serving look like? – a stewardship sermon for October 17, 2021 (The 21st Sunday after Pentecost/Lectionary 29B)

Come and See, Come and Taste, Come and Witness the Abundance of Our God- a Stewardship Sermon for August 2, 2020 (Lectionary 18A)

The Nebraska Synod staff has been preparing sermons nearly ever weekend this summer, as a resource for the synod and to provide help with “pulpit supply” so that ministry leaders might be able to take a little time off and recuperate and rest even amid this pandemic time. Toward this end, it was my turn again this past weekend. Naturally, I enjoyed preaching about God’s … Continue reading Come and See, Come and Taste, Come and Witness the Abundance of Our God- a Stewardship Sermon for August 2, 2020 (Lectionary 18A)

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

God’s Deep and Abiding Love is a Gift and Promise- a stewardship sermon for Epiphany 4C

I am grateful to have been invited by Pastor Carm Aderman to be with the good people of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha this past Sunday (February 3, 2019) and preach on stewardship. Unfortunately, a stomach bug that rampaged through our family and house over the weekend kept me from making it there on Sunday morning, and I am looking forward to being with … Continue reading God’s Deep and Abiding Love is a Gift and Promise- a stewardship sermon for Epiphany 4C

“This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska yesterday. I was invited by Pastor Doug Dill to preach on stewardship for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. It was a joy to be with them again. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from for both the congregation’s traditional and contemporary … Continue reading “This is the Time”- a stewardship sermon for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday

“You Are Bearers of Hope and the Kingdom”

It was a joy to be with the good people of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Nebraska on Saturday December 1, 2018. I was scheduled to be with them for Sunday (December 2) too, but because of a winter storm, the congregation cancelled worship for Sunday morning. I am grateful for the opportunity to be with them, and the welcome and invitation from Pastor Paul … Continue reading “You Are Bearers of Hope and the Kingdom”

We’re a People on the Go, who is Blessed to be a Blessing

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hickman, Nebraska this morning (Sunday September 16, 2018), preaching on stewardship and leading a learning time conversation after worship. Thank you to friend and Pastor Ron Drury for the invitation. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached on, based on the Narrative Lectionary’s focus … Continue reading We’re a People on the Go, who is Blessed to be a Blessing

Generosity- a counter-cultural life as a disciple & steward in a world full of fear & worry

It was my privilege to be with the good people of St. John Lutheran in Beatrice, Nebraska this morning (August 19th, 2018). Pastor Greg Gabriel invited me to preach in worship on generosity and stewardship, share and facilitate an adult forum on stewardship and gratitude between worship services, and then meet with the congregation’s stewardship team afterward. It was a wonderful day- that included the … Continue reading Generosity- a counter-cultural life as a disciple & steward in a world full of fear & worry

God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

I had the joy to be with the good people of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska today, thanks to the invitation of Pastor Russell McDowell. I was invited to share today’s message as part of the congregation’s Stewardship Celebration Sunday, the Sunday they received financial commitments for the year ahead. The theme for their stewardship focus has been “Live Generously,” with today’s focus … Continue reading God’s Economic Delivery System- Open Handed, Generous, & For Us

This Week’s Links

Tuesdays on the blog mean that I get to share links to things that I have found interesting and thought provoking over the previous week with all of you. To help make sense of all that I have read, I have grouped these links by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Neighbor Love; Stewardship; and Vocation. … Continue reading This Week’s Links