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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 Listening?
    by revmwlowry on January 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for January 17, 2021, the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, based on 1 Samuel 3:1-20) The story goes that two men were at the local diner one day, talking over a cup of coffee.  And the first man says, “You know, I’m concerned about my wife.  She’s talking to herself a lot these days.”

  • Practiced in Joy
    by revmwlowry on January 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for January 10, 2021, the 1st Sunday after Epiphany, based on Text: Isaiah 60:1-6) I remember the moment as though it were yesterday. It was the fall of 1982, I was living in Houlton, up in Aroostook County, Maine and serving as student pastor of the church up there while commuting back and

  • The Lost Christ
    by revmwlowry on January 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for January 3, 2021, the 2nd Sunday after Christmas, based on Luke 2:39-52) “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.”  That’s what Luke tells us in his gospel, but as far as I’m concerned it does absolutely nothing to satisfy my curiosity! Actually, one of my