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Sermon from June 10, 2018

It Is God Who Redeems        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 10, 2018   Third Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 130; Mark 3:20-35 Christ calls us to join in his redeeming work. The Judeo-Christian scriptures call us…

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Sermon from June 3, 2018

Made Visible in Our Bodies Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 3, 2018   Second Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 139; II Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23 – 3:6 How are we to live in this world that is…

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Sermon from May 27, 2018

What Are Human Beings? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 27, 2018 First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday Psalm 8; Romans 8:1-17 The 8th Psalm asks God, “What are human beings that you are mindful of…

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Sermon from May 20, 2018, Pentecost

Declaring the Things That Are to Come Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 20, 2018   Pentecost Psalm 104; Acts 2:1-17, 40-47; John 16:13 Professor Carlos Baker was my advisor in college.  He was a New Englander…

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Sermon from May 6, 2018

Chosen and Appointed Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 6, 2018   Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm 98; Acts 10:44-48; John 15:9-17 Pentecost is just two weeks away, when we will hear the story of the first…

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Sermon from April 29, 2018

A Freedom Movement        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 29, 2018   Fifth Sunday of Easter I John 4; John 15:1-8 The passage we just heard in the Gospel of John is like so many others…

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Sermon from April 22, 2018, Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday

What We Will Be Has Not Yet Been Revealed Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; I John 3:1-3, 14-19a; John 10:1-16 The…

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Sermon from April 8, 2018

Through the Locked Door Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 8, 2018   Second Sunday of Easter Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 The room was crowded and hot.  The windows were shuttered, the door bolted.  Oil…

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Sermon from March 18, 2018

A Troubled Spirit Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 18, 2018   Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 51:1-17; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 Two views of the universe have competed in Christian tradition.  One view is that God…

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Sermon from March 4, 2018

God’s Foolishness and God’s Weakness     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 4, 2018   Third Sunday in Lent I Corinthians 1:18-25; Mark 11:15-19 A student stood up at Thetford Academy recently to speak about school shootings. …

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