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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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Rev. Deadra Ashton Reflection, November 19, 2020

We invited the Rev. Deadra Bachorik Ashton to reflect 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. Deadre is a…

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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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Reflection from November 15, 2020 by Mark Kutolowski

Where Do We Go from Here?Mark Kutolowski, Guest PreacherUnited Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 15, 2020   Twenty-fourth Sunday after PentecostPsalm 46; Matthew 16:24-26 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you can…

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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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Haiku Unmuted, Lord’s Acre 2020, “May You Look for Love”

May you look for love with eyes, brown, green, blue, gray and looking up with hope. Haiku (5-7-5) project Lord’s Acre 2020, United Church of Strafford, Vermont Poems (see the poem texts below) by: Deadra Ashton, Danette Harris, Joey Hawkins,…

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Sermon from November 8, 2020

Preparing for “God With Us”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 8, 2020   Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost,Advent Preparation SundayJeremiah 33:14-16, Philippians 2:1-9, and verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and Luke 1 [You can watch a…

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Sermon from November 1, 2020

The Wisdom of the Saints: The Reformation We NeedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 1, 2020   Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 55:6-9; I Corinthians 1:26-28, 3:16-19; Matthew 22:34-40 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from October 25, 2020

“My Feets Is Tired but My Soul Is Rested”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 25, 2020   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1-5, 10; I Corinthians 9:24-25; Philippians 3:13b-14; Luke 18:1-8 [You can watch a video recording of…

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