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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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LEFC Guide To Worship At Home – 1 November 2020

October 30, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, November 1, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, November is a great month to focus on thankfulness. On this first Sunday of November, I am thankful: that we can meet in person on campus once again and worship the Lord Jesus together. that we got an extra hour of sleep last night because of…

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LEFC Guide to Worship at Home – 25 October 2020

October 23, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, October 25, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I miss you all! It was great to get away last weekend. Our retreat didn’t go exactly as we planned (we ended up taking a sort of “stay-cation” with day-trips), but Heather and I really enjoyed our time off and got some much needed rest. Thank…

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LEFC Guide to Worship At Home – 18 October 2020

October 16, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, October 18, 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 sending Heather and me away on a retreat this weekend. We are looking forward to reading, hiking, and watching the river roll by. I’ve packed enough books for three weeks! We are grateful for such a generous church family and thank the Lord…

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LEFC Guide To Worship – 11 October 2020

October 9, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, October 11, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I like to think of October as Congregation Appreciation Month. Heather and I feel very loved by you all year round, but as you all go out of your way in October to express your appreciation for us, I always feel that it is just as…

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LEFC Guide to Worship At Home – 4 October 2020

October 1, 2020

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, October 4, 2020 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I’m still glowing inside from the joy of Celebration Sunday. The Lord gave us a beautiful morning full of true worship and loving fellowship. We counted at least 168 people on our campus including Spurgeon Skacel’s smiling family and something like 32 first time returnees. We…

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