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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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Sermon from February 10, 2019

A Force, Not Merely a Presence        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 10, 2019    Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 138; Isaiah 6:1-13; Luke 5:1-11 The gospel passage has a lacuna in it.  Lacuna comes from the…

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Sermon from January 6, 2019

What Child Is This Now?     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 6, 2019   Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12; 7:7-14   The force of love and life and light that we call God created the universe, shaped…

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Sermon from November 4, 2018, Advent Preparation Sunday

Ransom the Captives from Lonely Exile Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Philippians 2:3-8; Mark 13:24-37 and selected verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and…

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