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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.

  • Conviction of the Heart
    by revmwlowry on October 17, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    (a sermon for October 17, 2021, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, based on Jeremiah 31:27-34 and 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5) Here’s a question on which to ponder this morning: why is it that there always seems to be those people in our lives who, despite whatever the situation happens to be and however the rest of

  • Through the Puckerbrush
    by revmwlowry on October 10, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    (a sermon for October 10, 2021, the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 10:17-31) It’s inevitable: every year just about this time when the leaves change color, there’s a chill in the morning air and as evening falls you can smell just a hint of wood smoke in the distance, immediately I am transported

  • It’s the Journey That Matters
    by revmwlowry on October 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    (a sermon for October 3, 2021, the 19th Sunday After Pentecost, based on Mark 10:35-45) I’ve mentioned before from this pulpit that for a time while I was in college and seminary, I worked nights and weekends for the Bangor Daily News, in various capacities as a security guard, phone operator and janitor.  It was