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While we are not gathering in person until May 4, we can still take time to worship and connect with each other! Throughout this time of social distancing, worship services and other posts will appear here so that you can access them at any time.

Order of Worship, July 26

July 26, 2020 Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster theme: Unraveled, by A Sanctified Art  "Anti-Creation Narrative (Pharaoh Hardens His Heart to Moses' Requests)" by Lisa Wright Pittman | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org see Artist's statement below...

Order of Worship, July 19

July 19, 2020 Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster theme: Unraveled, by A Sanctified Art  "Jesus Looked Up (Zacchaeus the Wealthy Tax Collector)" by Hannah Garrity | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org see Artist's statement below Prelude—  "AfroBlue,"...

Order of Worship July 12

July 12, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster worship theme, "Unraveled," by A Sanctified Art  "Rizpah Mourns Her Sons" by Lauren Wright Pittman | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.orgsee Artist's statement below  Prelude—  Thuma Mina (transl: "Send Me"), by...

Order of Worship, July 5

July 5, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster all prayers are from Unraveled materials, by A Sanctified Art (with a few minor adaptations) Prelude—  "Barbados", written by Rhiannon Giddens, from Songs of our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amethyst Kiah,...

Order of Worship, June 28

June 28, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster all prayers are from Unraveled materials, by A Sanctified Art (with a few minor adaptations) Prelude— Homemade Toy, by Daryl Snider      Welcome— Pastor Susan Gascho-CookeWelcome to the this 16th Sunday of gathering...

Order of Worship, June 21

June 21, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster Prelude for Father's Day— This Is My Father's World, played by Dean Clemmer                               Welcome & Lighting of Peace Lamp  This weekend marked the longest day of 2020 -- the summer solstice. The...

Order of Worship, June 14

June 14, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster                               Welcome & Lighting of Peace Lamp, Leslie Homer-Cattell Hearing from others in Mennonite Church USA and Atlantic Coast Conference Communion Art by Susan Gascho-Cooke Sharing Time...

Sunday June 7, Order of Service

June 7, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster                               photo from a CMCL Lent service FIVE YEARS AGO. Same headlines. Prelude—"Lament" by Mark Miller and Adam Tice Welcome— “I can’t breathe!” Those were some of the last words of George...

Sunday May 31, Order of Service

May 31, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster Prelude— Come Holy Spirit, by Joe Gascho Welcome— Susan Gascho-Cooke Today is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost celebrates the day when the Holy Spirit came, like fire, upon the apostles, and "all of them were filled with...

Sunday May 24, Order of Worship

May 24, 2020Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster Welcome Peace Lamp Prayer We know that sometimes we are alone,and sometimes we are in community. Sometimes we are in shadow,and sometimes we are surrounded by shelter. Sometimes we feel like exiles – in our land, in...