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- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 14, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)First Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22Second Lesson: Ephesians 2:1-10Gospel of John 3:14-21 It feels like it might be the “greatest hits week” on the … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

After a long hiatus between parental leave and the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons, the weekly preaching column ideas returns hopefully somewhat triumphantly with the first week in Lent. This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday February 21, 2021: Revised Common Lectionary- The … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- The First Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- October 11, 2020- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s stewardship and discipleship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are as follows: Sunday October 11, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 28- Year A)First Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9Psalm 23Second Lesson: Philippians 4:1-9Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14 This week’s stories have lots to offer in terms of food for … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 11, 2020- The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Preaching on Stewardship- March 1, 2020- The First Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the First Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 1, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The First Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11 Given it’s already Friday, and I have been way behind … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 1, 2020- The First Sunday in Lent

Preaching on Stewardship- October 7, 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 7, 2018: Revised Common Lectionary- The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Time after Pentecost- Lectionary 27- Year B) First Lesson: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Second … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 7, 2018

There’s a Voice in the Wilderness- an Advent devotional for Dec. 8, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading There’s a Voice in the Wilderness- an Advent devotional for Dec. 8, 2017

Preaching on Stewardship- October 8, 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 8, 2017: Revised Common Lectionary- Time after Pentecost 18A Lectionary 27 First Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Second Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14 Gospel of Matthew 21:33-46 … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- October 8, 2017