United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


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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Sermon from October 28, 2018, Reformation, All Saints, Vision Sunday

Coming Home with Shouts of Joy     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 28, 2018   Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, Reformation and All Saints Day and Vision Sunday Psalm 126; Luke 10:25-42 Psalm 126 begins by remembering evil…

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Sermon from October 21, 2018

Out of Your Anguish, You Shall See Light Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 21, 2018 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 91; Isaiah 53:4-12; Mark 10:35-45 The title of this sermon is adapted from Isaiah.  I…

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Sermon from October 14, 2018

Seek Good and Not Evil, That You May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 14, 2018   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 90; Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Mark 10:17-31 Children’s Time Message: I keep thinking that I…

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Sermon from October 7, 2018: Being One

Being One Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, World Communion Sunday Psalm 104; John 1:1-5, 10:14-16, 17:20-23 Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote this week, “I began my…

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Sermon from September 30, 2018

Have Salt in Yourselves Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 30, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 All three scripture passages today are challenging, and yet also contain wisdom that can…

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Sermon from September 23, 2018

A Life Born of Wisdom Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 23, 2018   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 The scriptures addressed human behaviors and attitudes that were problems thousands of…

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