Cynthia Lapp

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, […]

Why Are You Weeping?

April 09, 2023
John 20:1-18

Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen indeed. Here we are. It’s Easter; we made it through lent – and our journey with questions is not over. In our story today, […]

Nourishing Questions: What is Living Water?

March 12, 2023
John 4:4-42

We are claiming the questions in this lenten season: Nourishing Questions. Here are some of the questions in this story from John 4: “How is it that you, a Jew, […]

Nourishing Questions and the Reign of God

March 05, 2023
John 3:1-17

Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night, presumably because he has questions, questions about Jesus, questions for Jesus. He comes under cover of darkness which means these questions unnerve Nicodemus, […]


February 05, 2023
Matthew 5: 13-20; Isaiah 58: 1-12

Two weeks ago, on Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday, we read from the prophet Isaiah, “The people walking in darkness are seeing a brilliant light.”  And here we have light again, […]

Anabaptist Light/Anabaptist Slant: World Anabaptist Fellowship Sunday

January 22, 2023
Matthew 4: 12-23; Isaiah 9:1-4

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson reminds us. That’s how a good story is told, gradually, with perspective, and context and details that may not be […]

Bathsheba’s Power

December 18, 2022
I Kings 1: 1-31

Today in our study of the women in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus, we focus on the woman referred to as “the wife of Uriah.” Her own name is erased for […]

Tamar: Advent 1

November 27, 2022
Genesis 38

Our Advent theme will be a bit different this year at HMC – and across a number of Mennonite churches. Many congregations will be using Joanna Harader and Michelle Burkholder‘s […]