United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


Sermon from January 13, 2019

From Zero to One, Part I: Kenosis and Metanoia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 13, 2019     First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22 This has traditionally…

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Sermon from December 23, 2018, Mary Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Blessed Is She Who Believed There Would Be a Fulfillment Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 23, 2018       Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Love, Mary Sunday Luke 1:26-55 William Sloane Coffin quoted a Yale…

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Sermon from January 6, 2019

What Child Is This Now?     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 6, 2019   Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12; 7:7-14   The force of love and life and light that we call God created the universe, shaped…

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Sermon from December 2, 2018

Hope in the Power of Light II Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Hope Jeremiah 33:14-16 Jeremiah lived in a time of utter devastation in Jerusalem.  The nation…

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Sermon from November 25, 2018

They Will Not Hurt or Destroy on All My Holy Mountain Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 25, 2018 Twenty-seventh and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday Isaiah 11; Matthew 25:31-40 It is June…

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Sermon from November 18, 2018 Thanksgiving Sunday

Gratitude and the Path to God’s Realm on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 18, 2018 Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95; Matthew 6:19-33 You have been given a miraculous gift.  It is…

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Sermon from November 4, 2018, Advent Preparation Sunday

Ransom the Captives from Lonely Exile Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Philippians 2:3-8; Mark 13:24-37 and selected verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and…

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