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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.

  • On the Way to the Holy Night: A Gospel of Peace
    by revmwlowry on December 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for December 8, 2019, the 2nd Sunday of Advent; second in a series, based on Isaiah 11:1-10 and Romans 15:4-13) Along the edge of our backyard at the parsonage is a fairly straight row of four or five very small pine trees. Now, I don’t know if those trees had been intentionally planted […]

  • On the Way to the Holy Night: A Thrill of Hope
    by revmwlowry on December 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for December 1, 2019, the 1st Sunday of Advent; first in a series, based on Isaiah 9:2-9 and Romans 13:11-14) At a time of the year that is so traditionally bathed in all manner of light I’ve always found it interesting, and quite telling, that the season of Advent (and the celebration of […]

  • For All the Gifts Along the Way
    by revmwlowry on November 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for November 24, 2019, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost and Thanksgiving Sunday, based on Deuteronomy 26:1-11) Actually, as much as you all know I’ve always loved Thanksgiving Day (!), I must confess that most of those celebrations over the years have all pretty much melded together in my memory; a cornucopia, if you […]