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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.

  • Zechariah’s Song: Even in the Silence
    by revmwlowry on December 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    ( a sermon for December 9, 2018, the Second Sunday of Advent; second in a series, based on Luke 1:5-25, 67-79) If you’d have asked him about his life “before,” Zechariah would probably have answered that there was nothing even remotely remarkable about it; or about him, for that matter! Zechariah, you see, was a […]

  • Mary’s Song: Present Perfect
    by revmwlowry on December 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    (a sermon for December 2, 2018, the First Sunday of Advent; first in a series, based on Luke 1:39-56) Of this time of the year, at least one thing can be said for certain: ‘tis the season for singing! I don’t think I have to tell you that one of the things I like best […]

  • The Pilgrimage of Miles Standish
    by revmwlowry on November 20, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Originally posted on Pastoral Ponderings: Myles Standish by Mike Haywood With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it seems a fitting time to share with you that I happen to be “of the house and lineage” of the first pilgrims who sailed to America on the Mayflower in 1620, establishing both Plymouth Colony and t […]