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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.

  • The Way… of Authentic Leadership
    by revmwlowry on October 13, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for October 13, 2019, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost; second in a series, based on Isaiah 6:1-8 and Mark 10:35-45) (a podcast version of this message can be found here) One thing is for certain regarding our text for this morning: it’s that in approaching Jesus the way that they did James and […]

  • The Way… of True Worship
    by revmwlowry on October 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    (a sermon for October 6, 2019, the 17th Sunday after Pentecost and World Communion Sunday; first in a series, based on 1 Chronicles 16:23-31 and James 5:13-20) (a podcast version of this message can be found here) So the question is… why are you even here today? Seriously… what motivated you to get up out […]

  • Rekindling the Flame
    by revmwlowry on September 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for September 29, 2019, the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, based on  2 Timothy 1:1-14 and Matthew 13:31–32) (the podcast version of this message can be found here) It doesn’t seem to matter where I am or what I’ve been doing; every year just about this time when the leaves start to turn and […]