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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.

  • Pressing On
    by revmwlowry on March 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for March 17, 2019, the 2nd Sunday of Lent, based on Genesis 15:1-6 and Philippians 3:12-4:1) It was Mark Twain who said it:  “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.” Now, I recognize that that’s an odd and somewhat counterproductive way to start a sermon (!), so allow me, please, to rephrase […]

  • Tempted
    by revmwlowry on March 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    (a sermon for  March 10, 2019, the First Sunday in Lent, based on Luke 4:1-13 It is very interesting to me that one of the key words in our text for this morning is also one of the smallest:  “IF,” as in “IF you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a […]

  • The Snows of Lent
    by revmwlowry on March 7, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Originally posted on Pastoral Ponderings: On the Pemigewasset River, near Woodstook, New Hampshire As I write these words, tomorrow’s weather forecast is for yet another winter storm to hit New Hampshire; an “event” that if the predictions prove to be correct will include a potent mixture of snow, ice and rain. Oy! It’s now official, […]