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Sermon from May 3, 2020, Good Shepherd Sunday

Lead Us in the Paths of Righteousness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 3, 2020    Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from April 19, 2020, Earth Day, Easter 2

As God Sent Me, So I Send You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 19, 2020    Second Sunday of Easter, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Psalm 16; John 20:19-31 [You can watch a video recording…

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Sermon from April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Kenosis, Metanoia, Agape, Koinonia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 29, 2020    Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm and Passion Sunday Philippians 2; Matthew 21 and 26-27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from March 29, 2020

Can These Bones Live? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 29, 2020    Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 130; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the…

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Sermon from March 22, 2020

Live As Children of Light Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 22, 2020    Fourth Sunday in Lent Ephesians 5:8-9; John 9 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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Pastoral Letter Part II on King’s Call for Unconditional Love

Dear neighbors, I wrote last week about the sign in front of our church that quotes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Unconditional love for all, now an absolute necessity for our survival. MLK Jr. You can read what…

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Sermon from January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

God Has a Dream Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 19, 2019 Second Sunday after Epiphany, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; Luke 4:14-21 We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….

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Sermon from December 22, 2019, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love

“The Holy Spirit Will Come Upon You” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Mary Sunday, Advent Sunday of Love Luke 1:26-56 The scriptures we heard today tell stories of mistaken…

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Sermon from November 24, 2019

Gratitude and Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 24, 2019 Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95, Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:19-33 The Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, says,…

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Pastoral Letter on the Need for a Nonviolent Movement

Dear neighbors, I am making a personal appeal to you. Jesus, John the Baptist and the ancient Hebrew prophets before them were all part of a nonviolent movement to change human civilization to be the realm of God on earth,…

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