United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


Sermon from December 3, 2017, First Sunday of Advent

Hope in the Power of Light     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 3, 2017    First Sunday of Advent, Hope Sunday Isaiah 60; Mark 13:24-37   Today’s passage in Mark addressed struggling and suffering people…

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Sermon from November 26, 2017

The Earth Will Be Full of the Knowledge of God Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 26, 2017   Twenty-fifth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday Isaiah 11; Ezekiel 34:11-16a; Matthew 25:31-40 Isaiah envisioned…

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Sermon from November 19, 2017

And All These Things Will Be Given to You As Well Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 19, 2017 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 6:25-33 Jesus turns us away from…

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Sermon from November 5, 2017

Advent Wisdom Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 5, 2017   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Matthew 25:1-13 The church year is designed to help us grow wiser and be transformed by our entering into…

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Sermon from October 29, 2017

Bearing the Seed for Sowing     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 29, 2017   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 126; Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Matthew 22:34-46 The start of Psalm 126 may be the most purely joyous passage…

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Sermon from October 22, 2017

“To Nurture Contemplation and Action” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 22, 2017   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 96; Exodus 33:12-23; I Thessalonians 1:1-8; Matthew 22:15-22 How did Jesus do that?  How did he manage to…

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Sermon from October 15, 2017

The Peace of God Will Guard Your Hearts and Minds Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 15, 2017   Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 25:1-9; Exodus 32:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 The first followers of Jesus understood…

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