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Sermon from May 3, 2020, Good Shepherd Sunday

Lead Us in the Paths of Righteousness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 3, 2020    Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from April 19, 2020, Earth Day, Easter 2

As God Sent Me, So I Send You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 19, 2020    Second Sunday of Easter, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Psalm 16; John 20:19-31 [You can watch a video recording…

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Mark Kutolowski Teaching on Welcoming Practice

Mark and Lisa Kutolowski and Metanoia of Vermont hosted a webinar on the Welcoming Prayer practice on March 27, 2020.  The description of it is below. At the start of the session Mark gave a twelve minute introduction that briefly…

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Sermon from March 1, 2020

Where Are You? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 1, 2020    First Sunday in Lent Psalm 91; Genesis 2:15-17; Matthew 4:1-11 Imagine God’s delight in the Garden of Eden.  Imagine God traveling over the whole universe,…

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Sermon from February 16, 2020

Choose Life So That You and Your Descendants May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 16, 2020     Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Deuteronomy 30; Sirach 15; I Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 4:12-5:12 The future of the…

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New Version of the Lord’s Prayer

We have members of our congregation who love the language of the traditional Lord’s Prayer or the connection it brings to the church they grew up in or the parents or grandparents who taught it to them.  We have other…

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Sermon from September 15, 2019

Joy in Heaven Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 15, 2019 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 51; Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10 This gospel passage has much comfort for us.  It is becoming common to hear in…

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Sermon from July 28, 2019

There Is Need of Only One Thing      Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 28, 2019     Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 138; Luke 11:1-13 Last week we heard the story of two sisters, Martha who…

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Sermon from April 14, 2019

Let the Same Mind Be in You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 14, 2019 Palm and Passion Sunday, Sixth Sunday in Lent Philippians 2:5-8; Luke 19:29-42; 21:37-23:56 Shock, horror and grief came first, and then…

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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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