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Sermon from May 3, 2020, Good Shepherd Sunday

Lead Us in the Paths of Righteousness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 3, 2020    Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from January 12, 2020

“New Things I Now Declare” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 12, 2019 First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17 The passage from Isaiah sounds like God narrating a home…

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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 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 July 28, 2019

There Is Need of Only One Thing      Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 28, 2019     Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 138; Luke 11:1-13 Last week we heard the story of two sisters, Martha who…

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Sermon from July 7, 2019

Prophesy the Glorious Vision Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 7, 2019 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 66; Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 10:1-11 The Hebrew prophets spoke on behalf of God’s universal laws.  They insisted that the…

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Sermon from June 2, 2019

Why Are You Looking Up to Heaven?  Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 2, 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday Psalm 139; Acts 1:1-14; John 1:1-5; Gospel of Thomas, Logia 24 & 77 Here is…

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Sermon from April 14, 2019

Let the Same Mind Be in You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 14, 2019 Palm and Passion Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Lent Philippians 2:5-8; Luke 19:29-42; 21:37-23:56 Shock, horror and grief came first, and then…

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Sermon from April 7, 2019

You Do Not Always Have Me Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 7, 2019    Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 We are now in the deepest wilderness of Lent, and the lectionary…

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Sermon from March 31, 2019

Happy Are the Prodigals Who Return Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 31, 2019    Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm 32; II Corinthians 5:16-20; Luke 15:1-32 Just when we thought things could not get any worse, on…

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