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Rev. Michael’s Blog

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.

  • Every Flower Reaches for the Sun
    by revmwlowry on June 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for June 17, the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:26-31) I’m not sure if it was a wedding present, or if it was for Christmas or a birthday, but once when Lisa and I were first married, we received a gift of…wait for it (!)… a can of […]

  • Living the Sabbath Life
    by revmwlowry on June 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for June 3, 2018, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 2:23-3:6) I think it’s probably safe to say that we don’t observe the Sabbath the way we used to. Actually, one of the mixed blessings of having been in the ministry as long as I have is that I’m able to […]

  • Awakened by a Roar
    by revmwlowry on May 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    (a sermon for May 27, 2018, the 1st Sunday after Pentecost, based on Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17) It has long fascinated me that sound – or more accurately, our experience of sound – is something very relative in nature. For instance, as I was at home writing this sermon yesterday, the windows were open […]