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LEFC Guide to Worship – 23 August 2020

August 21, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, August 23, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, Going back to school can be difficult in a normal year, and this year is anything but normal. I’m glad that we set aside time every August to specifically pray for everyone involved: students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents. We are going to pray for those…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 16 August 2020

August 14, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, August 16, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I think it’s important in these troubled days to celebrate every blessing that we can see. We know that God is always giving out good gifts left and right, but when there are so many disruptions and trials to deal with, it often takes more effort…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 9 August 2020

August 7, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, August 9, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, Thank you for praying for Heather and me as we were on vacation in Cook Forest last week. We had a blessed and restful time. It was good to get away, and it’s also good to be back again. It’s a joy to be your pastor!…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 2 August, 2020

July 30, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, August 2, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items More Links to Helpful Resources From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I’m away this week, but I wanted to leave a note for Marilynn to include with Worship Guide, to say how much I love our church family and what a privilege it is to serve as your shepherd. Thank you for…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 26 July 2020

July 24, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, July 26, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items More Links to Helpful Resources From the Pastor Dear Church Family, Knowing Jesus–there is no greater thing! I’m glad we got to have a Family Bible Week this year even if it was so different than before just so we could focus on knowing Jesus more. This was a “back-to-basics” year, but…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 10 January 2021

January 8, 2021

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

You might have noticed that we’ve been reciting the same “Hide the Word” church memory verses ever since last Spring (April 26, 2020 to be exact). Every few weeks, I think about switching us to another passage because the Scriptures are chock-ful of wonderful truth to fill our hearts and minds.

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LEFC Guide to Worship at Home – 3 January 2021

December 31, 2020

I don’t know what 2021 has in store for us. I’m generally optimistic by nature, but I’m learning to be realistic, too. If this last year taught us anything, it should have taught us to be cautious in making too many predictions and to not hold on too firmly to our own plans (James 4:13-15)!

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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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