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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 November 4, 2018, Advent Preparation Sunday

Ransom the Captives from Lonely Exile Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Philippians 2:3-8; Mark 13:24-37 and selected verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and…

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Sermon from September 30, 2018

Have Salt in Yourselves Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 30, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 All three scripture passages today are challenging, and yet also contain wisdom that can…

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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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