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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.

  • A Cup of Cold Water
    by revmwlowry on June 28, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for June 27, 2020, the 4th Sunday After Pentecost, based on Matthew 10:40-42) Her name was Peggy Grenier, and she was an elderly widow who lived in a log cabin up the road from us on the lake, and at the end of a wooded pathway; and for a period of time when

  • Living Faithfully (While Standing on Your Head)
    by revmwlowry on June 21, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    (a sermon for June 21, 2020, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Matthew 10:24-39) Let’s talk for a moment this morning about paradox. As the dictionary defines it, a paradox is a statement or proposition that contradicts itself and may even sound absurd in nature, but in fact is true.  It’s a statement of

  • To Lead Lives Worthy
    by revmwlowry on June 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    (a sermon for June 14, 2020, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Ephesians 4:1-16 and John 6:24-29) Since confession is good for the soul, it seems like now would be as good a time as any to tell you that one of the things that Lisa and I have been doing to pass the