Cynthia Lapp

Song of All Songs

May 15, 2022
Song of Songs 1:17- 2:6; John 13: 34-35; Rev. 21:1-3

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

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

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 […]


March 27, 2022
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; Psalm 32

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

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 […]


February 27, 2022
Exodus 34: 29-35, Luke 9: 28-36

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 […]


January 30, 2022
Psalm 98

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 […]


January 23, 2022
Psalm 13

(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

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

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 […]