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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.

  • A Fresh Capacity to Listen
    by revmwlowry on May 31, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    (a sermon for May 31, 2020,  Pentecost Sunday, based on Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21) To quote a line from an old movie – Cool Hand Luke, I believe – “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate!” Would you not agree that at the heart of many of our problems lay issues regarding communication,

  • The People of What(ever) Happens Next
    by revmwlowry on May 24, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    (a sermon for May 24, 2020, the 7th Sunday of Easter, based on Acts 1:1-14) To begin with, this story of Jesus’ ascension into heaven represents the last gathering of Jesus with his disciples and marks the end of a long and remarkable journey: from the shores of Galilee where this disparate group of fishermen,

  • A Dwelling Place for God
    by revmwlowry on May 17, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    (a sermon for May 17, 2020, the 6th Sunday of Easter, based on Ephesians 2:11-22) Unless I miss my guess, I suspect that most of us can recall a time in our lives when, for whatever reason, we felt “left out.” I remember one time in particular: I was about 13 or 14 at time,