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Sermon from September 15, 2019

Joy in Heaven Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 15, 2019 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 51; Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10 This gospel passage has much comfort for us.  It is becoming common to hear in…

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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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Sermon from July 21, 2019

Called to Contemplation and Action Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 21, 2019 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 46; Romans 8; Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things.” Before I preach…

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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 30, 2019

Why We Can’t Wait Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 30, 2019    Third Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 16; I Kings 19; Luke 9:51-62 We just heard one of the strangest passages in the Bible, and yet…

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