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Sermon from May 31, 2020, Pentecost

Hope in the Last Days Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 31, 2020    Pentecost Acts 2:1-17 [This sermon was recorded as three Teachings for the On Line Pentecost service. You can watch the video recordings…

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Sermon from May 24, 2020

Yes, but How? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 24, 2020    Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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Sermon from May 17, 2020

The Spirit of Truth Awakens Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 17, 2020    Sixth Sunday of Easter, Pentecost Preparation Sunday Acts 17:22-30; John 7:37-39b, 14:15-20, 25-26 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from May 3, 2020, Good Shepherd Sunday

Lead Us in the Paths of Righteousness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 3, 2020    Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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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 February 16, 2020

Choose Life So That You and Your Descendants May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 16, 2020     Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Deuteronomy 30; Sirach 15; I Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 4:12-5:12 The future of the…

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Sermon from February 9, 2020

Lighting and Lifting Our Candle Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 9, 2020 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58; I Corinthians 2:12-16; Matthew 5:13-16; Thomas 24, 70 & 77 We have heard several teachings that can…

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Pastoral Letter Part II on King’s Call for Unconditional Love

Dear neighbors, I wrote last week about the sign in front of our church that quotes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Unconditional love for all, now an absolute necessity for our survival. MLK Jr. You can read what…

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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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Pastoral Letter: Emergency Response

Dear Neighbors, If your car stalls on a steep hill and you start rolling backwards, immediately you put on the emergency brake. If a consensus of conservative science says that you have very little time left to save the world…

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