Lanse Link – 31 October 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Lanse Evangelical Free Church
Church Family News
All JH/SH school kids and parents are invited to youth night! Join us Sunday, November 7 at 6:30 pm. We will snack on pizza, play some games, hear from Royal Servants. Let’s get together, reconnect, and get on mission to reach our friends and world with the good news about Jesus!
Fall Fellowship Dinner
We are having a Fall Fellowship Dinner immediately following worship today. Our hospitality team set up extra seating, so if you forgot to RSVP, stay anyway and fellowship with your church family.
There will be a brief Deaconess meeting immediately following church today. All deaconesses are asked to stay for this brief meeting.
Prepare your hearts as we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper next week during our morning worship gathering at 10:00. Prepackaged communion elements will be available with the worship bulletins for those participating on-campus, whether inside or outside.
Daylight Savings Time
Next week we ‘fall back’ out of daylight savings time. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night (November 6th) so you arrive at the proper time for our worship gathering on November 7th.
Church Family Budget Meeting
The annual budget meeting will be held Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00pm. All interested people are invited to join the Elder Board and help make the budget plans for 2022. Leaders of ministries and committees who use church funds are asked to bring or send along their ministry’s needs and recommendations to this meeting. See Keith Folmar if you have any questions.
Ministry of Meals
Our Deaconess Team is looking for people willing to be a part of our meal ministry – blessing families with dinner delivered to their home when they have a significant life change or illness. If you would like to have your name on the list for this ministry opportunity, please fill out the form in the bulletin and drop them off in the offering plate or the basket by the office. Thanks!
October has been Pastor Appreciation Month. Remember to thank Pastor Matt & Heather for their hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings they have provided to us by serving our Lord here at LEFC. As our gift of appreciation to Pastor Matt & Heather, we sent them to the Allegheny District Pastors and Wives retreat last weekend.
Follow the Lord in Water Baptism
We are planning for more baptisms again this Winter. If you would like to learn more about what it means to follow Christ in water baptism, talk to Pastor Matt for options that fit your schedule. Classes will be set up to meet your scheduling needs.
Operation Christmas Child
Our church is once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Praise God that all 122 boxes we had here have been taken to be filled! But don’t let that stop you for participating this year. Boxes can be bought at many stores in the area. Items can also be bagged up and the church will purchase boxes later. Return your shoeboxes to the church by Sunday, November 14th. Extra items that don’t fit in your shoeboxes will be used to fill out other boxes and/or make up even more boxes. Shipping is $9. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the shoeboxes we hope to send, mark your donation “Shoeboxes.”
Backup Custodial Need
The Elder Board is looking for interested people to assist with keeping our church ready for weekly services if Cindy Green is sick or wanting to take a vacation. Would you be willing to be trained to be a backup custodian here at the church? Talk with Cindy if you have questions about the work and then see Keith Folmar.
Explore the Bible at Home
Many adults in our church are utilizing the Explore the Bible resources to dig deeper into God’s word using Explore the Bible: Philippians; Colossians; Philemon. Pick up your free copy today and complete Session 9: The Gospel’s Forgiveness this week.
All Church Notification Email List
Do you receive our weekly news bulletin (Lanse Link) and special notifications from the church? We use this list to keep you up to date on any special announcements and changes to our regular worship service. To be added, send your email address to the church office ([email protected]) and Marilynn will include you.
Our church and our pastor love to pray for you. If you have a need for prayer, you can email us at [email protected] All emails being sent to this address will be seen by Pastor Matt. Please indicate if this is a private request (for Pastor Matt and the Elder Board) or public request for the prayer chain. Want to join this list? Send an email to [email protected] and we will add you.
Designated giving funds are open for OCC Shoeboxes and a future picnic pavilion. Mark your gift “Pavilion” or “Shoeboxes” and place it in the offering plate.
Continuing to Give
Thank you for continuing to support our ministries and missionaries. Ways to give:
- Mail your offering check to us at PO BOX 114, Lanse, PA 16849.
- Cash or Check in person. Drop off your offering at the church during office hours in the offering plate right inside the office door.
- E-banking – Check with your financial institution about using their bill pay programs to have the bank send us a check directly at no cost.
- Online Payments – PayPal and Venmo are our current e-giving options. Our account address is our email: [email protected]