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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.

  • Anchor Deep… and Hold On!
    by revmwlowry on June 20, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    (a sermon for June 20, 2021, the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 4:35-41) I’ll be honest here:  in the story we just shared of Jesus and the disciples in the midst of that storm on the Galilean Sea, I totally get why the disciples panicked and lashed out at Jesus!  Because so often

  • When God Grows the Garden
    by revmwlowry on June 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    (a sermon for June 13, 2021, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 4:26-34) Let me just say up front that if you’re someone like me, one who is “horticulturally challenged,” then you’ve got to love our text for this morning!  “The kingdom of God,” says Jesus, “is as if someone would scatter seed

  • The Vastness of the Pond
    by revmwlowry on June 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    (a sermon for June 6, 2021, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Isaiah 43:15-21) It’s actually a scene that’s repeated itself several times over the years, but this was one of the first times I ever recall it happening: it was during our summer vacation time up in northern Maine, and Lisa and I