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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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Sermon from September 9, 2018

Happy Are Those Whose Hope Is in God Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 9, 2018   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 146; James 2:1-9; Mark 7:24-37 Before the sermon we enacted with the children a scene…

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Sermon from September 2, 2018

Our Struggle Against the Spiritual Forces of Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 2, 2018   Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 34; Ephesians 6:10-18a; John 6:56-60, 66-69 The Strafford Unitarian-Universalist congregation sends a daily devotional email. …

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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 August 26, 2018

Doers of the Word         Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 26, 2018   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 This month I have been reading two books by the former Harvard…

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Sermon from July 22, 2018

Responding to Evil: “I Will Raise Up Shepherds” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 22, 2018   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 23; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-34 Greeting from the July 22, 2018 Service Good morning, and…

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Sermon from July 15, 2018

Do Not Fret—It Leads Only to Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 15, 2018   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; I Corinthians 1:25-28; Mark 6:14-29 Recently a Strafford neighbor emailed me a question: “When does…

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