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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.

  • Stooping Down
    by revmwlowry on September 20, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (An Online Message for September 20, 2020, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 9:30-37) Her name was Emily, she was six years old, and she was a visitor at our church that Sunday morning.  Well, not exactly a visitor, as she and her family were long time members of the congregation I was

  • And That Is What We Are
    by revmwlowry on September 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (An Online Message for September 13, 2020, based on 1 John 3:1-7) It has newly occurred to me this summer that each day as I set out to face both the world and the challenges that await me there, I leave carrying a great deal of “stuff” along with me.  Mostly, it’s the things you’d

  • Fresh From the Spring
    by revmwlowry on September 8, 2020 at 12:26 am

    (An Online Sermon for September 6, 2020,  based on Isaiah 55:1-5 and John 7:37-39) In yet another reason I really miss being with our church’s children in worship, recently I heard a story from another pastor about a children’s sermon gone… awry!   Apparently the lesson for that particular day was about Christian hospitality; and the