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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 New Reality
    by revmwlowry on August 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    (An Online Message for July 26, 2020, based John 16:12-15) Sand Cove – it’s this beautiful little spot on the far end of our lake where there are no camps, and little or no access except by boat; as the name implies, it’s very sandy (there’s lots of mica in the sand, “fool’s gold,” as

  • To Count Our Days
    by revmwlowry on August 11, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    (An Online Message for August 9, 2020, based on Psalm 90) What with everything that’s been happening in our family this summer (Lisa’s and my parents’ health concerns and the challenges of elder care) you’d think it would all be enough to give me at least some small perspective on the passage of time.  But

  • Under His Wings
    by revmwlowry on August 2, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (An Online Message for August 2, 2020, the 9th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Psalm 91) It was a blistering hot mid-summer day, not unlike a few we’ve experienced in New Hampshire and Maine this year. Luckily, however, my family and I were riding out that particular heat wave on the shore of a cool