Preaching Thoughts- Fifth Sunday in Lent- April 3, 2022

Reflections about and reactions to this week’s appointed stories for the 5th Sunday in #Lent from the revised common and narrative lectionaries, with potential insights about #discipleship, #mission, #innovation, and #stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Fifth Sunday in Lent- April 3, 2022

Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Reflections about this week’s appointed stories from the revised common and narrative lectionaries for the Second Sunday of Advent, with potential insights about discipleship, mission, innovation, and stewardship. Continue reading Preaching Thoughts- Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Preaching on Stewardship- May 31, 2020- Pentecost

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

Preaching on Stewardship- March 29, 2020- The Fifth Sunday in Lent

This week’s stewardship nuggets based on the appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday in Lent are as follows: Sunday March 29, 2020: Revised Common Lectionary- The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A) First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Second Lesson: Romans 8:6-11 Gospel of John 11:1-45 If I were preaching this week, I think I would highlight … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- March 29, 2020- The Fifth Sunday in Lent

“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

Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

Happy Epiphany! With the second half of Advent and the Christmas season being a time to focus on the story of God with us, I figured you didn’t need much more help with stewardship preaching that that. So this is the first weekly post in about month.  Here we are, in a new year, and off to the races with Baptism of Our Lord Sunday! … Continue reading Preaching on Stewardship- January 12, 2020- Baptism of Our Lord

The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

It was a joy to be with the good people of St. John’s Lutheran in Columbus, Nebraska. Thank you to Pastor Dave Hall for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to share in their three-week series on stewardship and the Gifts of the Magi, with my focus being on the stewardship of finances and possessions. The readings … Continue reading The Gift of Gold- Finances & Possessions- a Stewardship Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent

I Know that My Redeemer Lives! – a Stewardship sermon for Lectionary 32C/Pentecost 22C

It was a joy to be with the good people of Alma Lutheran Church in Mead, Nebraska on Sunday November 10, 2019. Thank you to Pastor Quinlan Koch and Alma’s Stewardship Committee for the invitation, and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I had the privilege of leading worship, preaching, and leading the Children’s Sermon too. The manuscript of what I largely preached … Continue reading I Know that My Redeemer Lives! – a Stewardship sermon for Lectionary 32C/Pentecost 22C

Take Hold of the Life that Really is Life! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 26C

It was a joy to be with the people of St. John’s United Lutheran Church in Alliance, Nebraska yesterday (Sunday September 29, 2019). Thank you so much to Pastor Tim Stadem for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. I was invited to come and preach on the gospel story from Luke 16:19-31 with some mention of the Second Lesson, 1 … Continue reading Take Hold of the Life that Really is Life! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lectionary 26C