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Order of Worship, February 14

Sunday, February 14, 2021Jazz Sunday Used with permission: "The Sound of Love, #1," Heather Polk, artcuresall.com all music by CMCL Jazz Ensemble from previous Jazz Sundays Prelude — Welcome, by John Coltrane Lighting the Peace Lamp — This Little Light of Mine,       ...

Order of Worship, February 7

Sunday, February 7, 2021 Introducing Voices Together  Prelude — “We Come,” #225, by Jim Croegart, performed by Kim Thiessen, from CD, “The Light Shines,” 2003, c/o www.mcc.org) Lighting the Peace Lamp — VT #867, read by three CMCL households: Chynaah Maryoung-Cooke,...

Order of Worship, January 31

Sunday, January 31, 2021 Introducing Voices Together  Prelude — “Here By the Water,” VT #629 written, introduced and performed by Jim Croegart, Contemporary Christian musician for many years associated with Reba Place Church, a Mennonite/Anabaptist congregation and...

Order of Worship, January 24

Sunday, January 24, 2021 More Favorite Hymns & Stories of Alternate Service   fraktur art by Lynn Sommer Prelude — Guide My Feet, HWB #546, by Oasis Chorale Lighting the Peace Lamp —  Come, Holy Spirit,lamplighter, midwife of change,comforter, disturber, inspirer,...

Order of Worship, January 17

Sunday, January 17, 2021 More Favorite Hymns & Stories of Alternate Service   fraktur art by Lynn Sommer Prelude — My Life Flows On In Endless Song, The Chancel Choir of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, CA Lighting the Peace Lamp —  Our loving God, from Thy...

Order of Worship, January 10, 2020

January 10, 2021 Prelude — My Soul Cries Out, sung by the Goshen College Chamber Choir Lighting the Peace Lamp — We light the peace lamp this morning with the psalmist’s ancient words: Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope.This is my...

Order of Worship, January 3, 2021

Ephiphany SundayJanuary 3, 2021             Gislebertus, Dream of the Magi, 1120-30, Cathedral of Saint-Lazare, Autun, France(posted on the Facebook page of Stephen Ellcock) Prelude —Something Meant to Hold, written and performed by Susan Gascho-Cooke     Both prelude...

Order of Worship, December 27, 2020

First Sunday after ChristmasDecember 27, 2020                                  Prelude — Linus & Lucy, played by Ezra Kauffman Candle Lighting Liturgy, read by Abby Foster & Tyler Burkhart (from A Sanctified Art, "Those Who Dream") We believe in telling the...

Order of Worship, December 20, 2020

Advent IV: December 20, 2020                  Welcome/Opening Prayer Greetings Everyone- and welcome to Community Mennonite Church Of Lancaster. Welcome to the final Sunday of Advent. I am Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, Associate Pastor here at CMCL- and I work with our...