Cynthia Lapp

Jesus is the Center of Our Faith

July 07, 2024
Mark 6:1-13
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]