Cynthia Lapp

Song of All Songs

May 15, 2022
Song of Songs 1:17- 2:6; John 13: 34-35; Rev. 21:1-3
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I recently participated in a four day seminar on the Song of Solomon with 15 other pastors. The first thing that I learned was that this often overlooked book of […]

On the Road: Hyattsville Mennonite Church 70th Anniversary

April 24, 2022
Luke 24:13-32
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It was the fall of 1951… Nelson Brunk’s wife, Ruth, still remembers how the announcement of the new slate of church officials was delayed that Sunday morning, while Pastor Shenk […]

When I survey…

April 10, 2022
Luke 23:13-27
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The cross – how to get rid of it, how to live with it, how to make peace with it We are entering a complex week. We call it Holy […]

Prodigal

March 27, 2022
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; Psalm 32
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This story is so true, has such resonance, that it keeps being told and retold in song (The Rolling Stones and Ry Cooder,) in art and in movies. Then there […]

Famished and Full

March 06, 2022
Luke 4:1-13; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
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Way back in June of 2021, I participated in the Fast for Freedom that was sponsored by Congregation Action Network and Faith in Action. It was a communal effort with […]

Transfigured

February 27, 2022
Exodus 34: 29-35, Luke 9: 28-36
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Today is the last Sunday before Lent starts. Let’s enjoy the Alleluias from these mountain tops. We just heard the paraphrased story of Moses on the mountain. We sang the […]

Reorientation

January 30, 2022
Psalm 98
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What a pleasure to be together today, in-person – and on Zoom. We have been anticipating this day for months and weeks and days, the Sunday morning when we could […]

Disorientation

January 23, 2022
Psalm 13
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(sing) How long, O Lord how long? – VT 691 This is the cry of disorientation. If orientation is the seed that takes root and grows, even flourishes like a […]

Dare To Imagine: Love Together

December 19, 2021
Luke 1:39-55
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During advent we have been daring to imagine – as we wait for Christmas. This past week I was with folks from Faith in Action federations across the country who […]

Dare To Imagine: Joy

December 12, 2021
Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
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It is good be together on this third Sunday of advent, the joy Sunday. I imagine it would be even more joyful if we were together in person but part […]