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Sermon from July 8, 2018

I Have Made You a Sentinel: Give Them Warning Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 8, 2018   Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 120 & 123; Ezekiel 33:1-11; Mark 6:1-16 Last week we heard the Apostle Paul…

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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 June 17, 2018

The Smallest of Seeds: Making High the Low Tree        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 17, 2018   Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 92; Ezekiel 17:22-24; Mark 4:26-34 Yesterday at recycling someone told me that he…

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Sermon from June 3, 2018

Made Visible in Our Bodies Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 3, 2018   Second Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 139; II Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23 – 3:6 How are we to live in this world that is…

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Sermon from May 20, 2018, Pentecost

Declaring the Things That Are to Come Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 20, 2018   Pentecost Psalm 104; Acts 2:1-17, 40-47; John 16:13 Professor Carlos Baker was my advisor in college.  He was a New Englander…

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This Church in This Town in This Time: a Pastoral Letter

I think about Bill Coffin often, of course, as pastors of this church will do for a long time to come.  One of my favorite stories about him is from his Yale chaplaincy days. He would ask young atheists to…

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