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LEFC Guide To Worship – 9 May 2021

May 6, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, May 9, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I am cleared to come visit you! In great big letters on my desk calendar, I’ve marked this coming Tuesday as “SAFE FROM ME DAY” as I will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine), and I plan…

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LEFC Guide To Worship – 2 May 2021

April 28, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, May 2, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, Did you hear the good news? We have planned out our next steps for worship together this Spring As I wrote last week, we’re starting small this month with minor adjustments so that we feel less constricted when we gather inside. Have you noticed a few…

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LEFC Guide to Worship – 25 April 2021

April 23, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, April 25, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, I have three big items I want to thank you for this weekend: 1 Thank you for sharing your family’s plans for participation in church in the next couple of months. We received back more than 60 Spring Surveys in the last few weeks which gave…

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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 – 17 January 2021

January 15, 2021

LEFC Guide to Worship Sunday, January 17, 2021 Lanse Evangelical Free Church From the Pastor Home Worship Guide Church Family News Prayer Items From the Pastor Dear Church Family, “Raise your gaze.” That’s the refrain that has echoed through my thoughts as I’ve grappled in my mind with current events. We are faced with a dangerous intersection of multiple deadly and divisive problems in our nation right now, and I have been sorely tempted this…

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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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