Category Archives: Stewardship

Decline of What?

The church is in decline. Sure, I guess. But, what do you mean by that? Membership is down in many congregations. Average weekly attendance is down, too. They are down as compared to 1965. They are down as compared to … Continue reading

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Learning How to Give

You’d think it wouldn’t take much to learn how to give. Just reach into your pocket and give, right? Of course, if you’ve ever spent time in a preschool, you know that there is often a reluctance in giving and … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

Lectionary 33 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Sunday, November 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Growing up with the last name of … Continue reading

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Certain Promise, Certain Hope for Uncertain Times

Lectionary 29 (21st Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Timothy 3:14:-4:5Sunday, October 17, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. In our second reading today we read excerpts of … Continue reading

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Walking the Pathway of Faith, Looking for What God Will Do

Lectionary 27 (19th Sunday after Pentecost), Year CPsalm 37:1-9; Luke 17:5-10Sunday, October 3, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. “Increase our faith!” the apostles begged Jesus.Increase our … Continue reading

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Invitation and Abundance (Lectionary 32, Year B)

Lectionary 32 (23rd Sunday after Pentecost) 1 Kings 17:8-16; Mark 12:23-44 November 8, 2009 Pledge Sunday Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. I don't watch television much,    except perhaps for a … Continue reading

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