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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 January 13, 2019

From Zero to One, Part I: Kenosis and Metanoia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 13, 2019     First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22 This has traditionally…

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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 December 2, 2018

Hope in the Power of Light II Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Hope Jeremiah 33:14-16 Jeremiah lived in a time of utter devastation in Jerusalem.  The nation…

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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 November 4, 2018, Advent Preparation Sunday

Ransom the Captives from Lonely Exile Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Advent Preparation Sunday Philippians 2:3-8; Mark 13:24-37 and selected verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and…

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