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Sermon from November 3, 2019

“I Will Teach You the Way You Should Go” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 3, 2019 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints Day Sunday Psalm 32; Luke 6:20-31 We just heard Luke’s version of the…

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Pastoral Letter: Emergency Response

Dear Neighbors, If your car stalls on a steep hill and you start rolling backwards, immediately you put on the emergency brake. If a consensus of conservative science says that you have very little time left to save the world…

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Sermon from September 8, 2019

Giving Up All Your Possessions Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 8, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 The Hebrew and Christian scriptures could not be clearer.  They insist…

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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 July 14, 2019

Do This, and You Shall Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 14, 2019 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 25; Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Luke 10:25-37 Joey Hawkins spoke during our climate book group discussion last Sunday about…

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Sermon from July 7, 2019

Prophesy the Glorious Vision Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 7, 2019 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 66; Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 10:1-11 The Hebrew prophets spoke on behalf of God’s universal laws.  They insisted that the…

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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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