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While we are not gathering in person until further notice, 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 11

July 11, 2021 Sunday Worship, The Gift of....   Welcome—Ideally (weather cooperating!) we will be have the opportunity to gather in-person this morning at West Earl Township Community Park. You may be reading these words because: you are traveling you are...

Order of Worship, July 4

July 4, 2021   Sunday Worship, The Gift of Rest         Prelude—Come Unto Me Lighting the Peace Lamp— Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew...

Order of Worship, June 27

June 27, 2021 Sunday Worship, The Gift of Nature Notes:* except where noted, the images and captions throughout the service were submitted by CMCLers for this service.* except where noted, all prayers for worship this summer will come from our worship theme...

Order of Worship, June 20

June 20, 2021 Sunday Worship, The Gift of Love Prelude— Glory, By John Legend & CommonLighting the Peace Lamp— Good morning. This morning we are celebrating Juneteenth, a day late, and remembering all who have “Fathered” us on this Father’s Day. Juneteenth is a...

Order of Worship, June 13

June 13, 2021 Sunday Worship in-person at the home of John and Kelli Burkholder King,and hopefully live Zoomed, as well! On Left: "The Gleaners" by Jean Francois MilletOn Right: "From the Faraway, Nearby" by Georgia O'Keeffe Prelude—  Won't You Come and Sing for...

Order of Worship, June 6

June 6, 2021 Sunday Worship — Pentecost II     photo by Jim Bowman     Lighting the Peace Lamp—"Confitemini Domino," sung by Anika Krebs Welcome / Call to Worship—Good morning and welcome to Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster’s worship service...

Order of Worship, May 30

May 30, 2021 Youth Sunday   Finding Hope   image by Sara Bareilles  Lighting the Peace Lamp—We invite you to light a candle wherever you are. We light this Peace Lamp and call out to you, O God, The One who called all life into being,the earth, sea and sky...

Order of Worship, May 23

May 23, 2021 PENTECOST SUNDAY Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness     Lighting the Peace Lamp—We light this candle in memory of George Floyd, whose murder we mark this coming Tuesday. They dress the wound of my peopleAs though it were not...

Order of Worship, May 16

Sunday May 16, 2021 beads of water on leaves in the CMCL courtyard                    Prelude—AfroBlue, performed at CMCL in 2000, by Daryl Snider, Larry Penner, Dean Clemmer and Grant Huddle Welcome—Please feel free to send your joys and concerns to Susan,...

Order of Worship, May 9

Sunday May 9, 2021 Many Peoples Sunday   "Together We Are Whole," by Pi Luna -- www.pilunaart.com Prelude—This Is My Song, VT #710  Welcome—Welcome this morning to this CMCL community.  We’re glad you’re with us to worship this morning.  Because it is the second...