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Sermon from July 15, 2018

Do Not Fret—It Leads Only to Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 15, 2018   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; I Corinthians 1:25-28; Mark 6:14-29 Recently a Strafford neighbor emailed me a question: “When does…

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Sermon from June 24, 2018

Crossing to the Other Side Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 24, 2018   Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 107; II Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 Earth is a far gentler planet now than at other times in…

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Sermon from April 29, 2018

A Freedom Movement        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 29, 2018   Fifth Sunday of Easter I John 4; John 15:1-8 The passage we just heard in the Gospel of John is like so many others…

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Sermon from April 8, 2018

Through the Locked Door Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 8, 2018   Second Sunday of Easter Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 The room was crowded and hot.  The windows were shuttered, the door bolted.  Oil…

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Sermon from March 25, 2018, Palm/Passion Sunday

The Way of Suffering Love Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 25, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday Mark 11:1-11; 14:1-15:47 A theater professor said, “Everyone has something they struggle with…. The more we share…

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Sermon from March 11, 2018

Thy Presence My Light     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 11, 2018   Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm 107; Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 Psalm 107 sums up the Lenten experience. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding…

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