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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...

Order of Worship, December 13, 2020

Advent III: December 13, 2020 Photo from Mary Lou & Rod Houser, mandala coloring done during Advent readings; detail of CMCL 2020 Advent calendar collage by Susan Gascho-Cooke,using altered images from "Those Who Dream" images by Lauren Wright Pittman* see...

Order of Worship, December 6, 2020

Advent II: December 6, 2020  detail of CMCL 2020 Advent calendar collage by Susan Gascho-Cooke,using altered images from "Those Who Dream" images by Lauren Wright Pittman* see Artist's Statement's at the bottom of this message                  Prelude— Let All Mortal...

Order of Worship, November 29, 2020

Advent I:  November 29, 2020  detail of CMCL 2020 Advent calendar collage by Susan Gascho-Cooke,using altered images from "Those Who Dream" images by Lauren Wright Pittman* see Artist's Statement's at the bottom of this message                  Prelude— O Come, O...

Order of Worship, November 22, 2020

Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster This I Believe & Celebration of Community November 22, 2020 CMCL Celebration of Community -- 2018 or 2019 Prelude— We Will Make No Peace With Oppression, by The Porter's Gate Worship Project Lighting the Peace Lamp— read by...

Order of Worship, November 15, 2020

Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster This I Believe — November 15, 2020 "Self-portrait of a Mennonite girl in quilt" by Susan Gascho-Cooke Prelude—New earth, heavens new, HWB #299, sung by CMCL on Feb 25, 2018  Lighting the Peace Lamp— We invite you to light a...