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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 Light That Prevails
    by revmwlowry on March 29, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    (a sermon for March 29, 2020, the 5th Sunday in Lent, based on John 12:20-36) As one who has spent some time camping out in the woods of Maine and New Hampshire, I can personally vouch for the importance of being properly prepared; and being properly prepared means having one of these – a Coleman […]

  • We Are the Church!
    by revmwlowry on March 22, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for March 20, 2020, the 4th Sunday in Lent, based on Philippians 4:4-9 and Matthew 18:20) Some years ago when I was still a young pastor I was asked by the local funeral home if I might lead a graveside memorial service for an elderly widow from a nearby rural village.  Apparently, though […]

  • Encounters on the Way: The Samaritan Woman
    by revmwlowry on March 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      (a sermon for March 15, 2020, the 3rd Sunday in Lent; third in a series, based on John 4:5-26) It’s actually pretty surreal when you think about it: even while in this world so much is happening all around us, life goes on in all its glory and wonder. Bottom line is that even […]