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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.

  • Are You Heeding Wisdom (Or Are You Stuck on Simple)?
    by revmwlowry on September 20, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    (a sermon for September 19, 2021, the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Proverbs 1:20-33) One thing that never ceases to amaze me and stir my heart about the Bible is no matter how many times and over how many years you’ve read it and how well you think you know it, there’s always something

  • What Say You?
    by revmwlowry on September 13, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    (a sermon for September 12, 2021, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 8:27-38) “’Who do people say that I am?’” The question was bound to come up sooner or later.  After all, at this point in Jesus’ ministry, his disciples had been traveling with him for quite some time; and along the way

  • God’s Love… and Ours
    by revmwlowry on September 5, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    (a sermon for September 5, 2021, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost; last in a series, based on  Matthew 22:34-40) “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Actually, it’s a very good question; and despite the fact that it was clearly posed as a “gotcha” question on the part of the Pharisees who were