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Sermon from January 31, 2021

Fishing for PeopleRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 31, 2020   Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyJonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you can see the…

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Sermon from January 24, 2021

Fall Afresh on MeRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 24, 2021 Third Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ SundayIsaiah 42:1-9; Mark 1:4-11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and…

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Pastoral Letter on the Golden Rule and Fundamentalism, January 16, 2021

Dear Church Family, All religions I know of have some form of the Golden Rule at their core, meaning a love of neighbor as an extension of our own self, and the concept of neighbor includes strangers, enemies and the…

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Sermon from November 22, 2020

I Will Save My Flock: They Shall No Longer Be RavagedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 22 2020   Twenty-fifth and Last Sunday after Pentecost,Reign of Christ SundayPsalm 95:1-7a; Ezekiel 34:11-12, 14-16, 20-22; Matthew 25:31-46 [You can watch…

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Sermon from November 1, 2020

The Wisdom of the Saints: The Reformation We NeedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 1, 2020   Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 55:6-9; I Corinthians 1:26-28, 3:16-19; Matthew 22:34-40 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from October 18, 2020

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your MindRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 18, 2020   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 22:15-22 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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Sermon from September 20, 2020

Courage in the Struggle Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 20, 2020   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30 and Matthew 14:22-33 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of…

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Sermon from September 13, 2020

All Your Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 13, 2020   Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 10:25-37 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the…

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Sermon from July 26, 2020

The Spirit Intercedes: If God Is For Us, Who Is Against Us? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 26, 2020   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46 [You can watch a video recording of…

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Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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