Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

In this odd time of worshipping online, I wonder how many congregations might move Ascension to Sunday, or who might use this opportunity with online worship to worship both on Thursday online for Ascension and Sunday for the Seventh Sunday of Easter? Either way, I am going to offer a few thoughts and questions to consider from all of the appointed readings. To this end, … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 24, 2020- Ascension Sunday and/or The Seventh Sunday of Easter

“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 of the manuscript that I preached from based on the … Continue reading “Come and See…” – a #Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany

Wow! Discipleship is Stewardship! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 27C

I had the great privilege to be with the good people of First Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6, 2019. Thank you to Pastor Dan Warnes for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. It was a great Saturday evening and Sunday morning as part of the congregation’s consecration Sunday, with the theme for … Continue reading Wow! Discipleship is Stewardship! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 27C

“Lord, to Whom Can We Go?”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of Grace Lutheran outside of Wahoo, Nebraska this morning (Sunday August 26, 2018). It was a wonderful morning, and it was an honor to be invited to preach by Pastor Glenda Ferguson. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based on the appointed gospel lesson for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost … Continue reading “Lord, to Whom Can We Go?”

Preaching on Stewardship- October 22, 2017

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 October 22, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 20A Lectionary 29 First Lesson: Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Gospel of … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 22, 2017

Take Heart, it is I, Do not be Afraid

Today I had the joy of filling in for my friend, Pastor Andrew Dietzel, leading worship and preaching at the congregations he serves- Edensburg Lutheran Church in Malmo, Nebraska and Alma Lutheran Church in Mead, Nebraska. The sermon for today was based on the gospel reading for Lectionary 19A, Matthew 14:22-33. The majority of the manuscript I preached from is below.  Grace and peace from … Continue reading Take Heart, it is I, Do not be Afraid