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Sermon from June 13, 2021

A New CreationRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontJune 13, 2021  Third Sunday after PentecostPsalm 130:1-2, 5-7; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 5:6a, 7, 16-17; Mark 3:20-35 You can read or download the scriptures here: 6-13-21 Service Readings You can watch…

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Sermon from May 9, 2021

Love Groups vs. Hate Groups, Part IIRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontMay 9, 2021  Sixth Sunday of EasterSelected verses from Psalm 22:26-31, John 15:11-13; Luke 10:25-37 You can read or download the scriptures here: 5-9-21 Service Readings You…

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Sermon from May 2, 2021

Love Groups vs. Hate Groups, Part IRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontMay 2, 2021  Fifth Sunday of EasterSelected verses from Psalm 22:26-31, 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-7 You can read or download the scriptures here: 5-2-21 Service…

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Sermon from April 25, 2021

Good ShepherdingRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontApril 25, 2021   Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd and Earth Day SundayLuke 15:4-6; John 10:11-16; 1 John 3:16-17, 24 You can read or download the scriptures here: 4-25-21 Service Readings You…

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Ash Wednesday Reflection, February 17, 2021

Remember That You Are DustRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 17, 2021   Ash WednesdayPsalm 27, Genesis Chapters 1-3, Luke 13:31-35 This reflection begins with a hymn, “Lent Insists That We Remember,” with voice and piano by Annemieke McLane. …

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Sermon from February 14, 2021

O God, You Speak and Summon the EarthRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 14, 2021   Sixth Sunday after Epiphany and Transfiguration SundayA Reading from Psalms 50, 104, 36 & 139 and II Corinthians 4; Mark 9:2-9 [You can…

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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 July 26, 2020

The Spirit Intercedes: If God Is For Us, Who Is Against Us? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 26, 2020   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 [You can watch a video recording of…

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Sermon from February 23, 2020

From the Perfection of Beauty, You Shine Forth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 23, 2020 Seventh and Last Sunday after Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday Verses from Psalms 36, 50, 104 & 139 and II Corinthians 4…

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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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