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Sermon from October 11, 2020

Only Light Can Do ThatRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 11, 2020   Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 25:6-9; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 5:3-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text…

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Sermon from September 6, 2020

Sentinel, Do Not Fret Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 6, 2020   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 37:1-9; Matthew 6:5-6, 24, 27-34 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end…

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Sermon from August 2, 2020

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 2, 2020   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost John 11:25-36; 14:1-6a, 27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at…

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Call to Worship and Mel Goertz’s Haiku, August 2, 2020

[You can watch a video recording of this Call to Worship at the end of this text. To see the entire service, click here.] Teaching One: “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept”—Call to Worship and Mel…

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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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