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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.

  • Round About the Manger: The Man Who Isn’t There
    by revmwlowry on December 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for December 10, 2009, the 2nd Sunday of Advent; second in a series, based on  John 1:1-5, 10-14, Matthew 8:18-20 and Luke 2:1-7) He’s arguably one of the pivotal characters of the Christmas story, and yet he isn’t there; not really. I mean, he’s never mentioned at all in scripture; moreover, there isn’t […]

  • Round About the Manger: For Those Who Live Out in the Fields
    by revmwlowry on December 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for December 3, 2017, the 1st Sunday of Advent; first in a series, based on Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke 2:8-12) And now, with the start of the Advent season, once again the old and familiar story begins anew. At its heart it’s a breathtakingly simple story, really; about a young girl giving birth […]

  • Does Christ Rule?
    by revmwlowry on November 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for November 26, 2017, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost and “Reign of Christ” Sunday; based on John 18:33-37 and Revelation 1:4-8) Here’s a question for you on which to ponder this morning:  when you think of Christ, what kind of image comes to mind?  How do you “see” Jesus in your own mind’s […]