United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


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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Sermon from October 8, 2017

The Realm Is Given to Those Who Produce Its Fruits Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 8, 2017   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19; Exodus 20; Philippians 3:1-14; Matthew 21:33-46 The word liturgy makes us think…

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Sermon from October 1, 2017

Make Me to Know Your Ways, O God Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 1, 2017 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, World Communion Sunday Psalm 25; Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2; Matthew 21:23-32 “Make me to know your…

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Sermon from September 24, 2017

The Call to Extravagant Hospitality for All Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 24, 2017   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 105; Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16 Some say that our primal instinct is to violence, so when…

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Sermon from September 17, 2017

No Future Without Forgiveness As a Way of Life Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 17, 2017 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Annual Meeting Sunday Psalm 103; Exodus 13:21-12, 14:19-31; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35 Archbishop Desmond Tutu…

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Sermon from September 10, 2017

When Two or Three Gather, What Happens? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 10, 2017 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 119; Exodus 12:1-14; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 The Rev. William Jeffrey began as pastor here in…

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Sermon from September 3, 2017

Standing on Holy Ground: Resetting the Mind Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 3, 2017   Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12; Matthew 16:21-28 Paul tells us not to be conformed to this world, but…

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Candidate Sunday Service Text

Candidate Sunday Service Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 25, 2017   Third Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 104; Romans 12:1-2; Mark 1:9-15 Greeting: Good morning, and welcome to the United Church of Strafford on this Third Sunday…

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