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LEFC Guide to Worship At Home – 27 December 2020

December 23, 2020

The wait is over! Christmas has come. Even if it was different this year, I hope your Christmas was full of real joy, wonder, and love. I also hope you set aside time to think about the birth of Christ.

In this weekend’s video message, Joel Michaels takes us back through that familiar story and focuses on what the angel said to the shepherds. I look forward to studying it with my family this Sunday morning.

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LEFC Guide to Worship At Home – 20 December 2020

December 18, 2020

Often the worst part of waiting is not knowing how long the wait will be. Anticipation dies down and despair sets in. And the last bit is often the hardest. It’s darkest right before dawn, especially when you don’t have a device telling you exactly when dawn will come.

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LEFC Guide to Worship at Home – 13 December 2020

December 11, 2020

The best part of waiting is anticipation of the good stuff that’s coming at the end of the waiting. We get joy from wondering what exactly is in that wrapped gift under the tree. We look forward to the day when COVID-19 is eradicated. We dream of the Sunday we all gather together once more at the same time and the same place. Anticipation of blessing makes it worth the wait.

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LEFC Guide to Worship At Home – 6 December 2020

December 4, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, December 6, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Special Plans for Advent & Christmas 2020 Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, Waiting can be really hard. Sometimes waiting can be fun–when you know exactly how long the wait will be (hopefully short!) and what good thing is coming at the end. Anticipation makes waiting sweet. But other kinds of waiting…

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LEFC Guide To Worship At Home – 29 November 2020

November 25, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, November 29, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Special Plans for Advent & Christmas 2020 Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, This weekend on the calendar is always a fascinating confluence of seasons: We just celebrated Thanksgiving and still have many more things for which to be grateful. We step into Advent–a season of hopeful waiting, something we’ve been learning…

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LEFC Guide To Worship – 18 April 2021

April 16, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, April 18, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I am so grateful that we belong to a family of churches that proclaims the same good news that we do! This Sunday marks 23 full years from when I first stepped on campus here at LEFC as the candidate to be your new pastor. That…

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LEFC Guide to Worship at Home – 11 April 2021

April 9, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, April 11, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance” (Psalm 16:6). My heart is still overflowing with joy and gratefulness for the blessing of our worship gathering last week on Resurrection Sunday! How sweet it was to be all…

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LEFC Guide To Worship – 28 March 2021

March 27, 2021

Lanse Link Sunday, March 28, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I’m so glad that we are all able to gather at the same time and same place to worship the same Lord during Passion Week this year. Being separated from one another on Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday was one of the worst parts of wrestling with the…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 21 March 2021

March 19, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, March 21, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, We’re just one week away from Palm Sunday! I’m really looking forward to worshiping together with the whole church family the next two Sundays for our special outdoor Passion Week worship gatherings. One of the worst parts of ministry over the last year has been missing…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 14 March 2021

March 12, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, March 14, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, “If you had told me one year ago…” How many times have you heard a version of that retrospective phrase in the last few days? 52 Sundays ago, on March 15, 2020, we held our last “normal” worship time, and I preached a message on 1…

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