United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Past Sermons


Sermon from November 5, 2017

Advent Wisdom Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 5, 2017   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Matthew 25:1-13 The church year is designed to help us grow wiser and be transformed by our entering into…

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Sermon from October 29, 2017

Bearing the Seed for Sowing     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 29, 2017   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 126; Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Matthew 22:34-46 The start of Psalm 126 may be the most purely joyous passage…

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Sermon from October 22, 2017

“To Nurture Contemplation and Action” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 22, 2017   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 96; Exodus 33:12-23; I Thessalonians 1:1-8; Matthew 22:15-22 How did Jesus do that?  How did he manage to…

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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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