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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.

  • Shepherded
    by revmwlowry on April 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for April 22, 2018, the 4th Sunday of Easter, based on Psalm 23 and John 10:11-18) It is almost certainly the most familiar and oft-quoted opening lines in all of Holy Scripture:  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  Likewise, the first part of our gospel reading for this morning is […]

  • Witnesses of These Things
    by revmwlowry on April 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for April 15, 2018, the 3rd Sunday of Easter, based on Luke 24:36-49) It’s fascinating – and more than a little bit telling, I think – that as Luke continues his version of the Easter story, the eleven disciples only really begin to connect the dots where the resurrection is concerned when Jesus […]

  • Because of the Resurrection…
    by revmwlowry on April 8, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for April 8, 2018, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, based on Romans 8:28-39 and John 20:19-31) I have always found it interesting and a bit ironic that most years Easter Sunday tends to fall around the same time as income taxes come due. Granted, this year was a bit of an exception, what […]