Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

Initial reflections about and reactions to this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship for the 4th Sunday in Lent. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Fourth Sunday in Lent- March 27, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday in Lent- March 6, 2022

I hope you enjoy these reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the First Sunday in Lent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- First Sunday in Lent- March 6, 2022

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

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 Luke 24:13-35 This unusual time is calling us all to … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- April 26, 2020- The Third Sunday of Easter

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 and Genesis 12:1-4a, two of the readings appointed for the … Continue reading God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

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 Matthew 4:12-23 As we often do, let’s take the texts … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 26, 2020- The Third 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

Preaching on Stewardship- October 6, 2019- The Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 6, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 27 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 6, 2019- The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- August 25, 2019- The Eleventh 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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday August 25, 2019: Revised Common Lectionary- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – Lectionary 21 (Year C) First Lesson: … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- August 25, 2019- The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

We Have Seen the Lord! – a Stewardship sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter

I had the privilege to be with the good people of Zion Lutheran Church in Benedict, Nebraska and Calvary Lutheran Church in Swede Home (outside of Stromsburg), Nebraska today (April 28, 2019) thanks to the invitation from Pastor Kimberly Belken. I was invited to visit the congregations and preach. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached from, based on the appointed … Continue reading We Have Seen the Lord! – a Stewardship sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter