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Sermon from March 10, 2019, First Sunday in Lent

Lent and the Survival of Life on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 10, 2019    First Sunday in Lent Psalm 91; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 After worship we have an exciting meeting, the culmination of…

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Sermon from February 17, 2019

Let Your Light Shine Before Others Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 17, 2019    Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Sunday, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Part II Isaiah 49; Jeremiah 17:5-10; Matthew 5:1-15 A famous quote…

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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 January 20, 2019

From Zero to One, Part II: Kenosis, Metanoia and Agape Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 20, 2019    Second Sunday after Epiphany and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; I John 3-4;…

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Sermon from January 13, 2019

From Zero to One, Part I: Kenosis and Metanoia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 13, 2019     First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22 This has traditionally…

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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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Sermon from December 2, 2018, First Sunday of Advent

Hope in the Power of Light II Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Hope Jeremiah 33:14-16 Jeremiah lived in a time of utter devastation in Jerusalem.  The nation…

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Sermon from October 7, 2018: Being One

Being One Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, World Communion Sunday Psalm 104; John 1:1-5, 10:14-16, 17:20-23 Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote this week, “I began my…

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Mark Kutolowski Sermon from August 19, 2018

Occupied Territory: Inner Slavery and the Path of Spiritual Liberation Mark Kutolowski United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 19, 2018 Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 16:1-3 and 17:1-4; Romans 7:14-25; Matthew 16:24-26 I am deeply grateful to the United Church…

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Sermon from June 17, 2018

The Smallest of Seeds: Making High the Low Tree Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 17, 2018   Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 92; Ezekiel 17:22-24; Mark 4:26-34 Yesterday at recycling someone told me that he was…

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