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Pastoral Ponderings

Reflections on Faith, Ministry and Life Itself

Welcome!  As the title of this blog suggests, this is a collection of musings, reflections, random thoughts and a weekly sermon or two that arise out of the pastoral life, specifically my pastoral life, particularly amidst my current congregation at East Congregational United Church of Christ in Concord, New Hampshire.

  • “And They’ll Know We Are Christians…”
    by revmwlowry on May 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    (a sermon for May 19, 2019, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, based on John 13:31-35) I first read about this a number of years ago, and apparently these days it’s a growing trend: several medical schools across the country are actually adding to its curriculum classes in something called “Medical Improv.” What we’re talking about […]

  • The Rod and the Staff
    by revmwlowry on May 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for May 12, 2019, the 4th Sunday of Easter, based on Psalm 23 and John 10:22-30) Somewhere in the deepest recesses of my brain is the memory of one summer on the lake when I was very young and we had this ancient wooden rowboat. As I recall, that boat was in sad […]

  • From Failure to Fishing to Feeding Sheep
    by revmwlowry on May 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    (a sermon for May 5, 2019, the 3rd Sunday of Easter, based on John 21:1-19) It’s actually surprising – and a little bit odd – to realize that what our text for this morning is really all about… is failure. I know; not exactly the message we’ve all come to hear, especially right now when […]