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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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Tools for Calm and Wisdom: Welcoming and Centering Prayer Practices

Which would feel better to you: to be anxious, tense, fretting, enslaved to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior, despairing…or as calm as you can be under the circumstances, resting in quiet trust, finding a place of inner peace even in…

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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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Sermon from October 11, 2020

Only Light Can Do ThatRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 11, 2020   Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 25:6-9; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 5:3-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text…

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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 April 19, 2020, Earth Day, Easter 2

As God Sent Me, So I Send You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 19, 2020    Second Sunday of Easter, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Psalm 16; John 20:19-31 [You can watch a video recording…

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Sermon from March 1, 2020

Where Are You? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 1, 2020    First Sunday in Lent Psalm 91; Genesis 2:15-17; Matthew 4:1-11 Imagine God’s delight in the Garden of Eden.  Imagine God traveling over the whole universe,…

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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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