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Sermon from January 27, 2019 by Mark Kutolowski

“Blessed are the Poor in Spirit” Mark Kutolowski United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 27, 2019 Third Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 55:1-13; Matthew 5:1-12 What did Jesus teach? Jesus taught that there is a divine reality, a level of being…

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Sermon from February 10, 2019

A Force, Not Merely a Presence        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 10, 2019    Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 138; Isaiah 6:1-13; Luke 5:1-11 The gospel passage has a lacuna in it.  Lacuna comes from the…

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Sermon from January 20, 2019

From Zero to One, Part II: Kenosis, Metanoia and Agape Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 20, 2019    Second Sunday after Epiphany and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; I John 3-4;…

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Sermon from December 23, 2018, Mary Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Blessed Is She Who Believed There Would Be a Fulfillment Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 23, 2018       Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Love, Mary Sunday Luke 1:26-55 William Sloane Coffin quoted a Yale…

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Sermon from January 6, 2019

What Child Is This Now?     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 6, 2019   Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12; 7:7-14   The force of love and life and light that we call God created the universe, shaped…

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Sermon from November 25, 2018

They Will Not Hurt or Destroy on All My Holy Mountain Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 25, 2018 Twenty-seventh and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday Isaiah 11; Matthew 25:31-40 It is June…

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Sermon from October 14, 2018

Seek Good and Not Evil, That You May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 14, 2018   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 90; Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Mark 10:17-31 Children’s Time Message: I keep thinking that I…

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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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