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Sermon from April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Kenosis, Metanoia, Agape, Koinonia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 29, 2020    Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm and Passion Sunday Philippians 2; Matthew 21 and 26-27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from March 29, 2020

Can These Bones Live? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 29, 2020    Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 130; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the…

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Sermon from March 8, 2020

Go to the Land That I Will Show You        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 8, 2020    Second Sunday in Lent Psalm 121; Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-21 How are we ever going to find our…

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Upcoming Service Notes for March 8, 2020, Second Sunday in Lent

God called Abraham to “Go from your country and your kindred…to the land that I will show you.”  The purpose of that move was for Abraham to be blessed so that he would be a blessing to others, or to…

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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 March 31, 2019

Happy Are the Prodigals Who Return Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 31, 2019    Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm 32; II Corinthians 5:16-20; Luke 15:1-32 Just when we thought things could not get any worse, on…

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Sermon from March 17, 2017

Remember That You Are Dust Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 17, 2019    Second Sunday in Lent Psalm 27; Genesis Chapters 1-3; Luke 13:31-35 “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  I…

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Sermon from March 10, 2019, First Sunday in Lent

Lent and the Survival of Life on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 10, 2019    First Sunday in Lent Psalm 91; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 After worship we have an exciting meeting, the culmination of…

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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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Sermon from February 18, 2018

God Teaches the Humble the Way     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 18, 2018   First Sunday in Lent Psalm 25; Mark 1:9-15 (and the wilderness story in Matthew 4 and Luke 4) Many religions provide…

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