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Sermon from February 14, 2021

O God, You Speak and Summon the EarthRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 14, 2021   Sixth Sunday after Epiphany and Transfiguration SundayA Reading from Psalms 50, 104, 36 & 139 and II Corinthians 4; Mark 9:2-9 [You can…

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Sermon from February 7, 2021

A New TeachingRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 7, 2021   Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyPsalm 104:1- 2, 13-24, 27-31, 33; Mark 1:21-28 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you…

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Sermon from January 31, 2021

Fishing for PeopleRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 31, 2020   Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyJonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you can see the…

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Sermon from January 24, 2021

Fall Afresh on MeRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 24, 2021 Third Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ SundayIsaiah 42:1-9; Mark 1:4-11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and…

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Pastoral Letter on the Golden Rule and Fundamentalism, January 16, 2021

Dear Church Family, All religions I know of have some form of the Golden Rule at their core, meaning a love of neighbor as an extension of our own self, and the concept of neighbor includes strangers, enemies and the…

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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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Rachel Guaraldi Reflection, November 17, 2020

We invited Rachel Guaraldi to reflect as a chaplain and spiritual director on what we as a people need right now, after all we have been through in 2020, in order to nurture our spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical health. …

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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 September 20, 2020

Courage in the Struggle Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 20, 2020   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30 and Matthew 14:22-33 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of…

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