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Rev. Michael’s Blog

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.

  • FAQ’s of Faith: Who Is Jesus?
    by revmwlowry on February 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for February 18, 2018, the First Sunday in Lent; first in a series, based on Matthew 16:13-20) “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” It might have seemed a simple question, but when Jesus asked it of his disciples they knew immediately that there was any number of answers they could […]

  • Cleaning Out
    by revmwlowry on February 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    (a meditation for Ash Wednesday 2018, based on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17) I’m sure that all of us have come to times in our lives when it has become not simply desirable, but necessary to doing some “cleaning out.” It might be the attic that has become too cluttered with a generation’s worth of records and […]

  • Uphill and Down
    by revmwlowry on February 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for February 11, 2018, the Last Sunday after Epiphany, based on 1 Kings 19:9-18 and Mark 9:2-9) It was a powerful moment; that much is for certain, one that up to that point had to have been the most profound experience of their entire lives. And as Peter, James and John stood up […]