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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.

  • In Step With the Spirit
    by revmwlowry on July 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for July 1, 2018, the 6th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Galatians 5:1, 13-25) In a collection of sermons and other writings entitled Flesh and Bone, the Rev. Dr. A.K.M. Adam – Boston born Biblical scholar and theologian currently on the faculty at Oxford University – writes about his own journey of faith, […]

  • Faith Like You Mean It
    by revmwlowry on June 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for June 24, 2018, the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, based on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13) “Are you sure you want to be a minister?” This was the rather pointed question that I heard time and time again from the man who not only was my pastor but also the member of the clergy who‘d […]

  • Every Flower Reaches for the Sun
    by revmwlowry on June 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for June 17, the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:26-31) I’m not sure if it was a wedding present, or if it was for Christmas or a birthday, but once when Lisa and I were first married, we received a gift of…wait for it (!)… a can of […]