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Sermon from August 2, 2020

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 2, 2020   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost John 11:25-36; 14:1-6a, 27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at…

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Call to Worship and Mel Goertz’s Haiku, August 2, 2020

[You can watch a video recording of this Call to Worship at the end of this text. To see the entire service, click here.] Teaching One: “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept”—Call to Worship and Mel…

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Sermon from July 26, 2020

The Spirit Intercedes: If God Is For Us, Who Is Against Us? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 26, 2020   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 [You can watch a video recording of…

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Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Below is an updated list of current or upcoming anti-racism events in Strafford: To read a July 18, 2020 Pastoral Letter click here. Strafford Zoom Film Discussion on July 28th Dear Strafford community, A group of neighbors has begun meeting…

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Anti-racism Strafford Event June 25, 2020

June 25th Strafford Action Supporting Black Lives Matter and a Just and Fair America   Our congregation will be participating in a Strafford action organized by Susan Cloke.  It will take place on the month anniversary of the murder of George…

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Sermon from March 15, 2020

From Whence Cometh Our Help Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 15, 2020    Third Sunday in Lent Psalm 121; John 4:5-14; 7:37-39 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of…

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Sermon from January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

God Has a Dream Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 19, 2019 Second Sunday after Epiphany, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; Luke 4:14-21 We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….

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Sermon from November 24, 2019

Gratitude and Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 24, 2019 Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95, Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:19-33 The Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, says,…

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Sermon from March 31, 2019

Happy Are the Prodigals Who Return Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 31, 2019    Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm 32; II Corinthians 5:16-20; Luke 15:1-32 Just when we thought things could not get any worse, on…

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