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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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Service and Sermon Text, Easter, April 12, 2020

Call to Worship He is risen! He is risen indeed! In him was life, and the life was the light of the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it. Hallelujah! “LENT IS OVER!”…

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Sermon from March 22, 2020

Live As Children of Light Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 22, 2020    Fourth Sunday in Lent Ephesians 5:8-9; John 9 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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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 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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Sermon Reflection from 12/29/19, Christmas Story-Telling Service

“In the Beginning Was the Word” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 29, 2019    First Sunday of Christmas John 1:1-5, 10-14 This concept came to me during the reading of the lesson from John at the…

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Sermon from December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

The Advent Path of Active Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 60:2; Matthew 24:36-44 Early Christians envisioned a coming age on earth when Christ’s work would be fulfilled,…

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Sermon from April 21, 2019, Easter

They Shall All Know Me in Their Hearts Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 21, 2019 Easter Psalm 118; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 20:1-18 Did he really rise from the dead?  We want to know. Our species…

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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 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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