This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for Pentecost are as follows: Sunday May 31, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- Pentecost (Year A)First Lesson: Acts 2:1-21Psalm 104:24-34, 35bSecond Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Gospel of John 20:19-23 I refuse to use the word ‘unprecedented.’ (Oh great, I just used it… oh well.) We have heard this word enough lately. And though … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost
I had the privilege of being with the good people of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska this morning (June 9, 2019), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Judy Johnson. It was a joy to be with the congregation celebrating Pentecost Sunday, as well as the congregation’s confirmation jubilee gathering. I preached on the appointed readings for Pentecost from the Narrative Lectionary (Year 1), … Continue reading What Does This Mean? – a Stewardship Sermon for Pentecost
After a few weeks off because a crazy schedule and Synod Assembly here in Nebraska, I am back in the rhythm where each Monday 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 Day of Pentecost are … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- June 9, 2019- Pentecost
It was a joy to be with the good people of Salem Lutheran Church in Dakota City, Nebraska today to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. As part of my visit, talking about stewardship and engaging in conversations about big questions and dreams, I had the honor of being invited to preach by friend Pastor Sandra Braasch. What follows is the majority of the prepared manuscript that I … Continue reading ‘What does this mean? And what might God be up to?’ – A stewardship sermon for Pentecost.
I have been reading and gaining insights from the great academic and ministry journal, Currents in Theology and Mission for a little over a decade. While in college, I read a number of articles and cited them in my religion capstone. Later in seminary, it was a go to source of insights and the references these articles cited helped in crafting and strengthening my thesis. … Continue reading Stewards of God’s Love for the World: The Relationship of Deacon and Stewardship