United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


Sermon from May 13, 2018

Even the Sparrow Finds a Home and the Swallow a Nest Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 13, 2018   Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday, Mother’s Day, Festival of the Home Psalm 84; Matthew 23:37-39; John…

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Sermon from May 6, 2018

Chosen and Appointed Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 6, 2018   Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm 98; Acts 10:44-48; John 15:9-17 Pentecost is just two weeks away, when we will hear the story of the first…

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Sermon from April 29, 2018

A Freedom Movement        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 29, 2018   Fifth Sunday of Easter I John 4; John 15:1-8 The passage we just heard in the Gospel of John is like so many others…

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Sermon from April 22, 2018, Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday

What We Will Be Has Not Yet Been Revealed Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; I John 3:1-3, 14-19a; John 10:1-16 The…

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Sermon from April 8, 2018

Through the Locked Door Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 8, 2018   Second Sunday of Easter Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 The room was crowded and hot.  The windows were shuttered, the door bolted.  Oil…

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Rev. Telos Whitfield’s Easter Sunrise Words, April 1, 2018

The Easter Sunrise Service took place at Confluence, the former retreat center, on the top of Gove Hill.  It was blustery, cloudy and bitterly cold, but nature in all its forms was awe-inspiring, and Damaris Tyler, Peggy Burden, Cat Spalding and Judy…

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Mel Goertz Poems from Easter Sunrise, April 1, 2018

Dawn I Dawn, the light of the Spirit world, brings us into our center. Until then we were on the outer edge or trudging through the darkness, looking for a star or a moon. Now we can rest in stillness,…

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