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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 October 14, 2018

Seek Good and Not Evil, That You May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 14, 2018   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 90; Amos 5:6-7, 10-15; Mark 10:17-31 Children’s Time Message: I keep thinking that I…

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Sermon from September 2, 2018

Our Struggle Against the Spiritual Forces of Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 2, 2018   Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 34; Ephesians 6:10-18a; John 6:56-60, 66-69 The Strafford Unitarian-Universalist congregation sends a daily devotional email. …

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Sermon from April 22, 2018, Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday

What We Will Be Has Not Yet Been Revealed Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 22, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter Earth Day and Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; I John 3:1-3, 14-19a; John 10:1-16 The…

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Sermon from April 8, 2018

Through the Locked Door Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 8, 2018   Second Sunday of Easter Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 The room was crowded and hot.  The windows were shuttered, the door bolted.  Oil…

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Sermon from April 1, 2018, Easter

Resurrection: The Secret Garden     Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 1, 2018   Easter Psalm 118; Jeremiah 31:2-5, 23-25; John 20:1-18 Once a parishioner was explaining Easter to her young daughter.  She said that some people…

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Sermon from March 25, 2018, Palm/Passion Sunday

The Way of Suffering Love Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 25, 2018 Sixth Sunday in Lent, Palm/Passion Sunday Mark 11:1-11; 14:1-15:47 A theater professor said, “Everyone has something they struggle with…. The more we share…

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