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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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Sermon from July 22, 2018

Responding to Evil: “I Will Raise Up Shepherds” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 22, 2018   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 23; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-34 Greeting from the July 22, 2018 Service Good morning, and…

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Sermon from July 1, 2018

Singing the Spirit’s Song in a Strange Land        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 1, 2018   Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 137; I Corinthians 12-14; Acts 2:1-6 Twenty-five hundred years ago Psalm 137 asked, “How…

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Sermon from June 24, 2018

Crossing to the Other Side Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 24, 2018   Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 107; II Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 Earth is a far gentler planet now than at other times in…

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Sermon from May 27, 2018

What Are Human Beings? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 27, 2018 First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday Psalm 8; Romans 8:1-17 The 8th Psalm asks God, “What are human beings that you are mindful of…

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