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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 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 15, 2018

Do Not Fret—It Leads Only to Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 15, 2018   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 37; I Corinthians 1:25-28; Mark 6:14-29 Recently a Strafford neighbor emailed me a question: “When does…

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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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