Tag: vocation

“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

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Preaching on Stewardship- December 2, 2018- First Sunday of Advent

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 are as follows: Sunday December 2, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- First Sunday of Advent (Year C) First Lesson: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm

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Preaching on Stewardship- November 25, 2018- Christ the King Sunday

Every Monday I usually share a few tidbits, nuggets, or ideas for incorporating some stewardship themes in your preaching. This week I’m pretty late because of Thanksgiving, but if you are still needing to prep or plan for a sermon this weekend, this week’s nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary

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A Widow’s Mite- and what this might say about our time and talents

I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska today (Sunday November 11, 2018), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Carla Johnsen, and Stewardship Committee Chair Colin Wiggins. It was a great day of worship, as we remembered Veterans Day, but also celebrated the congregation’s “Time and

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Preaching on Stewardship- November 4, 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 Wednesday (Reformation Day and Halloween) and many of you preachers are already working on your sermon, this may be a little late. But if

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Preaching on Stewardship- October 21, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 21, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost-

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Be Generous: Jesus’ prescription to the rich man

I had the privilege of being with the good people of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, Nebraska yesterday (Sunday October 14, 2018). I was invited by my friend and their Pastor Megan Clausen as well as the congregation’s stewardship team, to come and preach and help them kick off their stewardship campaign theme, “Be

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Preaching on Stewardship- October 14, 2018

Happy Monday! 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 14, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost-

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“The Kingdom of God breaks into our world, in part through stewards like us”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Falls City, Nebraska today (October 7, 2018). Thank you so much to Pastor Andrew Chavanak for the invitation to come and preach, and for the warm welcome I received by the whole congregation in a time of conversation

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“Being Salty and Offering a Cup of Cool Water”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of Immanuel “Stateline” and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Parish in Wymore, Nebraska today (Sunday September 30, 2018) for their Fall Festival. I was invited to preach on stewardship by Pastor Suzanne How, and help celebrate the dedication of the congregations’ Global Farm Challenge Gifts to

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