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Sermon from September 16, 2018

Celebrating Our Future Directions Vision Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 16, 2018   Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Annual Meeting Sunday Selected New Testament Verses: Expand the vision of your heart, for the realm of God is…

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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 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 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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