Cynthia Lapp

Jesus is the Center of Our Faith

July 07, 2024
Mark 6:1-13

We have an engaging Seekers class happening this season. Eight people plus Josue and I, have been meeting to talk about Anabaptism and living out faith. At one of our […]

The Power of Small

June 23, 2024
Mark 4:26-34

It is serendipitous to have this parable about sowing seeds when we are also celebrating sewing comforters. The cleverness of this homonym, sew/sow, may not work in other languages but […]

Living Pride

June 09, 2024
Mark 3:20-35

Once Jesus’ ministry really gets going, like after the very first healing he performs, crowds of people constantly follow him, at least that’s the way Mark’s gospel tells it. Jesus […]

Think Green, Act Local

April 21, 2024
Psalm 23; I John 3:16-24

It is a beautiful spring morning. I can hear birds chirping, squirrels chattering and scolding. A perfect day for Earth Day activities or to protest the vote for millions and […]

Easter Continues

April 07, 2024
Luke 24:13-35

Christ is Risen. Christ is risen indeed. While we are still in the Easter season, our gathering today is a fraction the size we were last week because so many […]

Altered by “The Other”

March 10, 2024
Acts 10

Today we get another strange and amazing story from the Acts of the Apostles. This vision that Simon Peter has is so important that the whole story gets repeated several […]

Altered by the Spirit

February 18, 2024
Acts 2:1-16, 38-47

This year during Lent, as Mary Jo said, instead of the traditional lectionary that gives us stories from the life of Jesus, we will be looking at the book of […]

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 […]