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Sermon from July 18, 2021

Heroes and Good Shepherds: “I Will Not Cease from Mental Fight”Rev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontJuly 18, 2021  Eighth Sunday after PentecostJeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 You can read or download the scriptures here: 7-18-21 Service Readings…

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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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Sermon from September 13, 2020

All Your Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 13, 2020   Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 10:25-37 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the…

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Sermon from September 6, 2020

Sentinel, Do Not Fret Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 6, 2020   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 37:1-9; Matthew 6:5-6, 24, 27-34 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end…

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Sermon from August 2, 2020

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 2, 2020   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost John 11:25-36; 14:1-6a, 27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at…

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Call to Worship and Mel Goertz’s Haiku, August 2, 2020

[You can watch a video recording of this Call to Worship at the end of this text. To see the entire service, click here.] Teaching One: “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept”—Call to Worship and Mel…

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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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