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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.

  • “Dance, Then…”
    by revmwlowry on November 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for November 11, 2018, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, based on 1 Peter 2:1-10) It’s actually one of the great assurances we’re given in Holy Scripture, and also affirms very succinctly who we are as the church: “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people.” Of course, how we […]

  • Remembering the Future
    by revmwlowry on November 4, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    (a sermon for November 4, 2018, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4) You might call him… “The Unknown Prophet.” Because in truth of fact, we really don’t know all that much about the prophet who is named “Habakkuk.”  His words occupy a scant three chapters near the end of the Old […]

  • Made to Worship: After the Benediction
    by revmwlowry on October 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    (a sermon for October 28, 2018, the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost; last in a series, based on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10) I hope that if there’s one thing that has become readily apparent about your pastor as we’ve gone through this sermon series is that he really loves our time of worship together! Honestly, friends; I […]