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Reflection from January 14, 2021

[You can watch a video recording of this sermon above, you can read the text below, and you can download or print a pdf of the text by clicking here: 1-14-21 sermon pdf Courage in the Struggle   Rev. Thomas Cary…

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Sermon from November 22, 2020

I Will Save My Flock: They Shall No Longer Be RavagedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 22 2020   Twenty-fifth and Last Sunday after Pentecost,Reign of Christ SundayPsalm 95:1-7a; Ezekiel 34:11-12, 14-16, 20-22; Matthew 25:31-46 [You can watch…

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Gus Speth Reflection, November 12, 2020

We invited Gus Speth to offer some post-election thoughts about where we go from here on our way to creating a loving, sustainable, healthy, just world—what we call the realm of God on earth.  It will help you appreciate the…

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Sermon from November 8, 2020

Preparing for “God With Us”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 8, 2020   Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost,Advent Preparation SundayJeremiah 33:14-16, Philippians 2:1-9, and verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and Luke 1 [You can watch a…

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Tools for Calm and Wisdom: Welcoming and Centering Prayer Practices

Which would feel better to you: to be anxious, tense, fretting, enslaved to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior, despairing…or as calm as you can be under the circumstances, resting in quiet trust, finding a place of inner peace even in…

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Sermon from November 1, 2020

The Wisdom of the Saints: The Reformation We NeedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 1, 2020   Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 55:6-9; I Corinthians 1:26-28, 3:16-19; Matthew 22:34-40 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from October 25, 2020

“My Feets Is Tired but My Soul Is Rested”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 25, 2020   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1-5, 10; I Corinthians 9:24-25; Philippians 3:13b-14; Luke 18:1-8 [You can watch a video recording of…

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Sermon from October 18, 2020

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your MindRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 18, 2020   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 22:15-22 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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Sermon from October 11, 2020

Only Light Can Do ThatRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 11, 2020   Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 25:6-9; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 5:3-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text…

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Sermon from October 4, 2020

Think About These Things: Another World Is PossibleRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 4, 2020   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 11:1-9; Philippians 4:8-9; John 17:20-23 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end…

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