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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.

  • God Believes in You
    by revmwlowry on January 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for January 13, 2019, the 1st Sunday after Epiphany, based on Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22) It is very striking to me that while the story of Jesus’ baptism that we just shared ends with the heavens opening up and the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus “like a dove,” it actually begins […]

  • Home By Another Way
    by revmwlowry on January 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for January 6, 2019, the Day of Epiphany, based on Matthew 2:1-12) Today, as we’ve said before, is the Day of Epiphany, also known as “Twelfth Night” (or, the 12th Day of Christmas, as it were!), which celebrates the light of God that shone forth in Jesus Christ; and which according to Christian […]

  • Simeon’s Song: Worth the Wait
    by revmwlowry on December 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    (a sermon for December 30, 2018, the 1st Sunday after Christmas; last in a series, based on  Luke 2:22-40) Sometimes the only thing you can do is sing. An old friend of mine from my seminary days, a bright and bubbly older lady who went by the name of “Mickey,” used to tell the story […]