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Sermon from October 20, 2019

Struggle and Faith Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 20, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-31; Luke 18:1-8 This is a sermon about struggle and faith, not climate change, but nine years ago…

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Sermon from September 22, 2019

Whoever Finds Me Finds Life Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 22, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 8; Matthew 10:16-20; Luke 16:1-13 “Wisdom is an ancient tradition…at the headwaters of all the great sacred paths….

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Sermon from September 15, 2019

Joy in Heaven Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 15, 2019 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 51; Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10 This gospel passage has much comfort for us.  It is becoming common to hear in…

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Sermon from September 8, 2019

Giving Up All Your Possessions Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 8, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 The Hebrew and Christian scriptures could not be clearer.  They insist…

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Sermon from June 9, 2019

I Am About To Do a New Thing Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 9, 2019    Pentecost Psalm 104; Isaiah 43:1-3a, 18-21; Acts 2:1-17 We recognize prophecies as gifts of the Holy Spirit most clearly when…

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Sermon from May 26, 2019

Considering Seemingly Insurmountable World Problems Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 26, 2019    Sixth Sunday of Easter Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21; John 7:37-39a; 14:12-20, 25-27; 16:13 We will hear the story of Pentecost in two weeks…

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Sermon from February 24, 2019

Vision for a Golden Civilization, God’s Realm on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 24, 2019    Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 37; Luke 6:27-38, 10:25-28 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of…

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Sermon from January 27, 2019 by Mark Kutolowski

“Blessed are the Poor in Spirit” Mark Kutolowski United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 27, 2019 Third Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 55:1-13; Matthew 5:1-12 What did Jesus teach? Jesus taught that there is a divine reality, a level of being…

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Sermon from February 10, 2019

A Force, Not Merely a Presence        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 10, 2019    Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 138; Isaiah 6:1-13; Luke 5:1-11 The gospel passage has a lacuna in it.  Lacuna comes from the…

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Sermon from December 23, 2018, Mary Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Blessed Is She Who Believed There Would Be a Fulfillment Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 23, 2018       Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Love, Mary Sunday Luke 1:26-55 William Sloane Coffin quoted a Yale…

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