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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.

  • God of the Living
    by revmwlowry on November 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for  November 10, 2019, the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Luke 20:27-38) “You’re going to be a minister… maybe you can answer this question.” It was a phrase that I would hear many times in my life; but on this particular night it caught me completely by surprise.  First of all, at […]

  • “Blessed Are You…”
    by revmwlowry on November 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for November 3, 2019, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, based on Luke 6:17-26) Amongst the very first textbooks I purchased as a seminary student, and one that still holds a space on my crowded bookshelf, is a copy of “Gospel Parallels.”  Edited by no less than our own esteemed New Testament professor, the […]

  • The Way… of Life Abundant
    by revmwlowry on October 27, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for October 27, 2019 , the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and Stewardship Sunday; last in a series, based on John 10:7-10) (a podcast version of this message can be found here) And Jesus said to them, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Perhaps it’s a by-product of having […]