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Sermon from February 16, 2020

Choose Life So That You and Your Descendants May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 16, 2020     Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Deuteronomy 30; Sirach 15; I Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 4:12-5:12 The future of the…

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Sermon from January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

God Has a Dream Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 19, 2019 Second Sunday after Epiphany, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; Luke 4:14-21 We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….

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Sermon from January 5, 2020, Epiphany Sunday, a Parable of the Magi

“Daring to Believe” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 5, 2019 Second Sunday of Christmas, Epiphany Sunday Isaiah 60; Matthew 2:1-12 This sermon portrays the Magi when they first see the star and have to decide…

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Sermon Reflection from 12/29/19, Christmas Story-Telling Service

“In the Beginning Was the Word” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 29, 2019    First Sunday of Christmas John 1:1-5, 10-14 This concept came to me during the reading of the lesson from John at the…

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Sermon from December 22, 2019, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love

“The Holy Spirit Will Come Upon You” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love Luke 1:26-56 The scriptures we heard today tell stories of mistaken…

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Sermon from December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

The Advent Path of Active Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 60:2; Matthew 24:36-44 Early Christians envisioned a coming age on earth when Christ’s work would be fulfilled,…

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Sermon from November 24, 2019

Gratitude and Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 24, 2019 Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95, Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:19-33 The Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, says,…

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