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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.

  • Life Between Two Rivers
    by revmwlowry on February 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for February 21, 2021, the 1st Sunday in Lent, based on Genesis 2:15-17, 25-3:15, 22-24 and Matthew 4:1-11) And so now the journey begins… As you well know, I have long been fond of referring to the season of Lent as a journey; but the question is, what do I actually mean by

  • The True Measure of Love
    by revmwlowry on February 14, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for February 14, 2021, the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, based on 1 Corinthians 13) Let me just cut to the chase here:  it’s all about LOVE. And understand, I’m not speaking merely of our text for this morning; I’m referring to life, the universe, everything: it’s all about love; specifically, love as God

  • Grasshoppers and Eagles
    by revmwlowry on February 7, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    (a sermon for February 7, 2021, the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, based on Isaiah 40:21-31) Well, here we are… already (!)… one full week into February 2021, the second month of that much-hoped-for and long-anticipated year to follow the infamous year of 2020!  Of course, any illusion we might have had that by arbitrarily flipping