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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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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 16, 2018

Celebrating Our Future Directions Vision Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 16, 2018   Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Annual Meeting Sunday Selected New Testament Verses: Expand the vision of your heart, for the realm of God is…

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Pastoral Letter on Gratitude, Struggle, Help and the 9/2/18 Service

Dear neighbors, I was standing in front of the beautiful display of produce at the Strafford Village Farm tomato tasting on Friday evening, holding a head of bibb lettuce, a container of red potatoes and a perfect melon.  I was feeling…

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Sermon from July 8, 2018

I Have Made You a Sentinel: Give Them Warning Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 8, 2018   Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 120 & 123; Ezekiel 33:1-11; Mark 6:1-16 Last week we heard the Apostle Paul…

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