Tag Archive: Stewardship

Jan 24

5th Sunday After the Epiphany (Year A)

Worship Ideas Isaiah 58:1-12 is a wonderful passage to use if you are wanting to emphasize the importance of genuine worship and sacrifice. It isn’t about rites and rituals. It is all about justice, service to others, and humility. Want to do something daring? Center your entire service around service to others: create Valentines’ Day cards for your …

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Sep 23

19th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The talk of houses being purchased in Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and the mention of “shelter” in Psalm 91:1-6, 14-15 could serve as inspiration to talk about or work with a group such as Habitat For Humanity. Here’s an easy (and fun) mission project: write words of hope and prayers for a happy home on index …

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Aug 05

12th Sunday after Pentecost (Year C)

Worship Ideas The Luke 12:32-40 passage includes the phrase “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”, which is often used when talking about stewardship.  You may want to use this as an opportunity to talk about things like estate planning and/or stewardship of time and talents. If you are talking about “treasure”, you …

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Feb 12

1st Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Common English Bible and NRSV I’m not sure that people think about stewardship during Lent, but this scripture certainly lends itself to having the conversation.  We are told to take some of our “first fruits” and offer them to the Lord.  It doesn’t matter how much “fruit” has been produced — it matters …

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Nov 02

24th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 32B] (Year B)

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 We are all looking for “security” these days, aren’t we?  There are locks for our doors, virus protection for our computers, and even software that guards against identity theft.  In what ways are you – or your congregation or community – seeking some security? Security doesn’t come easily.  For Ruth, she had …

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Sep 25

20th Sunday after Pentecost [Ordinary 28B] (Year B)

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Have you ever wanted to confront God like Job dreams of doing?  To what questions would you demand answers?  Do you think it is possible to “reason with” the Almighty? There is a beautiful, almost “edgy” and “raw” quality to Eugene Peterson’s version of this in The Message.  Plus, I actually prefer the …

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Nov 01

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Judges 4:1-7 Deborah is such a fascinating person.  We are introduced to her with hardly any fanfare.  We are not told how it is that she (a woman) had come to be judging Israel.  We are not told about how she came to be named as a prophetess.  We are not told anything about her …

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Oct 11

Matthew 22:15-22

If your church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, then you know that the Gospel lesson for this upcoming Sunday (Oct. 16) is Matthew 22:15-22.  This is the passage that those of us who randomly quote scriptures in conversation always manage to make a reference to around April 15th of every year.  Jesus responds to the …

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