United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


Sermon from January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

God Has a Dream Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 19, 2019 Second Sunday after Epiphany, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; Luke 4:14-21 We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….

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Sermon from January 12, 2020

“New Things I Now Declare” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 12, 2019 First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17 The passage from Isaiah sounds like God narrating a home…

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Sermon from January 5, 2020, Epiphany Sunday, a Parable of the Magi

“Daring to Believe” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 5, 2019 Second Sunday of Christmas, Epiphany Sunday Isaiah 60; Matthew 2:1-12 This sermon portrays the Magi when they first see the star and have to decide…

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Sermon Reflection from 12/29/19, Christmas Story-Telling Service

“In the Beginning Was the Word” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 29, 2019    First Sunday of Christmas John 1:1-5, 10-14 This concept came to me during the reading of the lesson from John at the…

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Sermon from December 22, 2019, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love

“The Holy Spirit Will Come Upon You” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love Luke 1:26-56 The scriptures we heard today tell stories of mistaken…

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Sermon from December 8, 2019, Second Sunday of Advent

Peace: The Light That Shines in the Darkness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 8, 2019    Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Luke 1:57-60, 67-79; Matthew 3:1-9 We just heard one of the most beautiful…

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Sermon from December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

The Advent Path of Active Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 60:2; Matthew 24:36-44 Early Christians envisioned a coming age on earth when Christ’s work would be fulfilled,…

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