Sermons

Anabaptist Light/Anabaptist Slant: World Anabaptist Fellowship Sunday

January 22, 2023
Matthew 4: 12-23; Isaiah 9:1-4
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“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
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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 […]

A Window Into Faith

December 11, 2022
Joshua 2:12-13, 15
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What would it look like for someone “outside” of God’s chosen people to become a predecessor to the Christ-child? And how might we as Christ-followers learn about faithfulness from someone […]

Tamar: Advent 1

November 27, 2022
Genesis 38
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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 […]

Remembering the Reign

November 20, 2022
Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23: 33-43
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Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Here at Hyattsville Mennonite it is the Sunday before Thanksgiving – and variously Christ the King Sunday, or Christa the Queen […]

A New Song In Deed: 20th Anniversary of Cindy Lapp’s Ordination

November 13, 2022
Psalm 98; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 6: 20-26; I Timothy 1:3-5
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Good morning on this festive occasion of Cindy Lapp’s 20th Anniversary of Ordination. What a great day for Hyattsville Mennonite Church, indeed for the whole community into which her ministry […]

Pharisee Humility

October 23, 2022
Luke 18: 9-14; Psalm 65
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I was in Goshen, Indiana this past week and stayed with my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ron. One evening I said to Uncle Ron, “Tell me about Pharisees – without […]

Increase Our Faith

October 02, 2022
Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1: 1-7
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Is it a demand? Increase our faith! A whiny complaint? Increase our faith. Maybe a patient mantra. Increase our faith. Increase our faith. Increase our faith. Jesus doesn’t seem all […]

Making Peace

September 11, 2022
Matthew 5: 1-12, 38-42; Psalm 85: 8-10
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On this 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the worship committee suggested that it might be a good time to look at the Mennonite or Anabaptist “peace position.” […]

Repairers of Breaches

August 21, 2022
Isaiah 58:9b-14; Luke 13:10-17
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How lovely to be here with all of you. Imagine my surprise when I took a look at the lectionary passages for today, knowing that this would be my first […]