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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.

  • Why We’re Here
    by revmwlowry on July 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (A sermon for July 7, 2019, the 4th Sunday After Pentecost, based on Galatians 6:1-16) (Note: An audio version of this message can be found here ) One of the things I’ve come to realize over the course of 35-plus years (!) in this work is that it’s pretty much a rare occasion when your […]

  • Hand to the Plow
    by revmwlowry on June 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for June 30, 2019, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Luke 9: 51-62) (Note: A podcast recording of this message can be found here.) I think you’ll agree with me that in life at least two things are for  certain: first, that there are always choices to be made, some very important, […]

  • God of the Crushed Silence
    by revmwlowry on June 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    (a sermon for June 23, 2019, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, based on 1 Kings 19:1-15) The time had finally come for us to go home. We knew that; we’d actually been preparing ourselves for that inevitability for quite some time.  But given the stress of those last few weeks – trying to pack up […]