Cynthia Lapp

After Transfiguration

February 11, 2024
II Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9: 2-9

Wow, those Elijah stories are exciting, (especially when Becca tells them.) Elijah commands the water and the wind and fire. Remember the time that Elijah called for a contest to […]

Hearing the Call

January 14, 2024
1 Samuel 3:1-20; John 1:43-51

Two stories, from our faith tradition, where people are “called.” – Samuel hears a mysterious voice in the night. – The disciples see a man, Jesus. These are two different […]

Present with Mary and Elizabeth

December 24, 2023
Luke 1: 26-55

The magnificat – Our new Mennonite songbook, Voices Together, has at least five versions and several other hymns that reference Mary’s song. The magnificat is so central, so essential, to […]

Present to Hope – Advent 1

December 03, 2023
Mark 13: 24-37

How lucky am I, to get to preach on Jesus’ apocalyptic sayings two weeks in a row! Last week we read Matthew 25 which is Matthew’s version of what Jesus […]

Longing for Reign: Reign of Christ Sunday

November 26, 2023
Matthew 25: 31-46; Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24

A far right politician was elected president in Argentina last week. A “hard” right politician elected in Netherlands. Christian Nationalism is growing in this country. There is unthinkable violence in […]

Bold Christians

October 29, 2023
Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18; Matthew 22: 34-46

Our congregational “theme” for this year is “grow boldly.” While I hope we are always growing, it is the “boldly” that intrigues me today. Boldness is not necessarily something that […]

United at the Table

October 01, 2023
Philippians 2:1-13

It is lovely to be back among you on World Communion Sunday. I am grateful to have the opportunity to once again stand behind this pulpit and share with you. […]

What is ours to do?

June 18, 2023

Juneteenth, freedom day, jubilee day. It is a different independence day than the one I grew up with. Instead of July 4, 1776, this Independence Day took place on June […]

Pondering the Trinity

June 04, 2023
2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20

While I have titled this sermon “Pondering the Trinity,” I don’t spend a lot of time pondering the trinity. Except in preparation for Trinity Sunday, which is the Sunday after […]

God and Country?

May 21, 2023
Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

I recently completed a four week online class through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. It was called Resisting Christian Nationalism with the gospel of peace. Fifty people in the US, Canada, […]