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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.

  • By Our Love and Through His
    by revmwlowry on May 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for May 2, 2021, the 5th Sunday of Easter, based on John 13:31-35) And Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.”  I guess that when it comes to the matter of living out of our Christian faith, that’s the bottom line, isn’t it; to love one another! 

  • What’s Good About the Shepherd
    by revmwlowry on April 25, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for April 25, 2021, the 4th Sunday of Easter, based on Psalm 23 and John 10:11-18) Would you not agree that there’s a huge difference between those who merely “go to work” and the ones who are out there each and every day “doing their jobs?” By that I mean that there are

  • Witnesses of These Things
    by revmwlowry on April 18, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for April 18, 2021, the 3rd Sunday of Easter, based on Luke 24:36-49) It’s fascinating – and more than a little bit telling, I think – that as Luke continues his version of the Easter story, the eleven disciples only really begin to connect the dots where the resurrection is concerned when Jesus