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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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Sermon from October 7, 2018: Being One

Being One Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, World Communion Sunday Psalm 104; John 1:1-5, 10:14-16, 17:20-23 Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote this week, “I began my…

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Sermon from September 30, 2018

Have Salt in Yourselves Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 30, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 All three scripture passages today are challenging, and yet also contain wisdom that can…

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Sermon from September 23, 2018

A Life Born of Wisdom Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 23, 2018   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 The scriptures addressed human behaviors and attitudes that were problems thousands of…

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Sermon from September 9, 2018

Happy Are Those Whose Hope Is in God Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 9, 2018   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 146; James 2:1-9; Mark 7:24-37 Before the sermon we enacted with the children a scene…

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Pastoral Letter on Gratitude, Struggle, Help and the 9/2/18 Service

Dear neighbors, I was standing in front of the beautiful display of produce at the Strafford Village Farm tomato tasting on Friday evening, holding a head of bibb lettuce, a container of red potatoes and a perfect melon.  I was feeling…

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Sermon from August 26, 2018

Doers of the Word         Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 26, 2018   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 This month I have been reading two books by the former Harvard…

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