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Sermon from March 28, 2021

OnenessRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontMarch 28, 2021   Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm SundayMatthew 21:1-1 You can watch a video recording of this Call to Worship and Sermon at the end of this text and you can see…

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Sermon from February 28, 2021

For Freedom Christ Has Set Us FreeRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 28, 2021   Second Sunday in LentVerses from Psalm 51, Galatians 5 and Exodus 12; Mark 8:34-36here is a pdf of the readings: 2-28-21 Service Readings [You…

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Sermon from February 21, 2021

The Wilderness Gifts We NeedRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 21, 2021   First Sunday in LentPsalm 25; Luke 4:1-14 [You can watch a video recording of this Sermon at the end of this text and you can see…

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Ash Wednesday Reflection, February 17, 2021

Remember That You Are DustRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 17, 2021   Ash WednesdayPsalm 27, Genesis Chapters 1-3, Luke 13:31-35 This reflection begins with a hymn, “Lent Insists That We Remember,” with voice and piano by Annemieke McLane. …

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Sermon from February 14, 2021

O God, You Speak and Summon the EarthRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 14, 2021   Sixth Sunday after Epiphany and Transfiguration SundayA Reading from Psalms 50, 104, 36 & 139 and II Corinthians 4; Mark 9:2-9 [You can…

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Sermon from February 7, 2021

A New TeachingRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 7, 2021   Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyPsalm 104:1- 2, 13-24, 27-31, 33; Mark 1:21-28 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you…

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Pastoral Letter on the Golden Rule and Fundamentalism, January 16, 2021

Dear Church Family, All religions I know of have some form of the Golden Rule at their core, meaning a love of neighbor as an extension of our own self, and the concept of neighbor includes strangers, enemies and the…

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Sermon from October 18, 2020

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your MindRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 18, 2020   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 22:15-22 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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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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Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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