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Sermon from January 13, 2019

From Zero to One, Part I: Kenosis and Metanoia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 13, 2019     First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22 This has traditionally…

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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 30, 2018

Have Salt in Yourselves Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 30, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 All three scripture passages today are challenging, and yet also contain wisdom that can…

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Sermon from September 23, 2018

A Life Born of Wisdom Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 23, 2018   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 The scriptures addressed human behaviors and attitudes that were problems thousands of…

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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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