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Pastoral Letter on “Silence in the Face of Evil”

Dear Church Family, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Bonhoeffer was a Christian pastor, theologian and seminary professor in Nazi Germany on…

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Sermon from June 30, 2019

Why We Can’t Wait Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 30, 2019    Third Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 16; I Kings 19; Luke 9:51-62 We just heard one of the strangest passages in the Bible, and yet…

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Sermon from June 23, 2019

Creating a New Civilization: God’s Realm on Earth, Part II Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 23, 2019    Second Sunday after Pentecost Psalms 42 & 43; Romans 12:1-2; Luke 4:14-30; John 15:9-17 Many Christians do not…

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Sermon from June 9, 2019

I Am About To Do a New Thing Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 9, 2019    Pentecost Psalm 104; Isaiah 43:1-3a, 18-21; Acts 2:1-17 We recognize prophecies as gifts of the Holy Spirit most clearly when…

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Sermon from June 2, 2019

Why Are You Looking Up to Heaven?  Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 2, 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday Psalm 139; Acts 1:1-14; John 1:1-5; Gospel of Thomas, Logia 24 & 77 Here is…

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Sermon from May 26, 2019

Considering Seemingly Insurmountable World Problems Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 26, 2019    Sixth Sunday of Easter Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21; John 7:37-39a; 14:12-20, 25-27; 16:13 We will hear the story of Pentecost in two weeks…

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Sermon from May 5, 2019

When We Can See As God Can See  Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 5, 2019 Third Sunday of Easter, Stereotype Sunday Psalm 133; Luke 10:25-37; John 17:19-23 Jesus wanted to help us see the world…

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