Lanse Link – 10 April 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Free Resources

There are two books available for you to pick up in the foyer. The Biggest Story Bible Storybook: Easter Stories. This new children’s booklet focuses on Bible stories celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection. This is a wonderful way for us to share what Jesus has done for us through his death and resurrection with the children in our lives. Easter: The Greatest News. This is an engaging little book to give to a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member to share about Jesus and why we celebrate Easter.

Resurrection Sunday Celebration

Plan now to come on Sunday April 17 at 10:00am for our special celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Afterwards stay and join us for coffee and pastries. 

Children’s Church

Interested in helping with children’s church? As this ministry is expanding, we are looking for more classroom assistants. If anyone would like to get more involved, see Pastor Matt for more details.

Family Bible Week

The Family Discipleship Vision Team is hoping the church will have a Family Bible Week this summer. If you are interested in helping with teaching, games, skits, or any other needs that go with FBW or have questions on how you might be involved, see Pastor Matt.

Quarterly Church Family Meeting

The next church family meeting will be held April 24 following the service. We will be sharing ministry updates, new members, plans for a pastoral sabbatical, and upcoming facility improvement projects.

2023 Pastoral Sabbatical

In 2023, we will celebrate 25 years of Pastor Matt’s ministry with us. At the church family meeting, the elders will be sharing their plans to provide a three month sabbatical for Pastor Matt and Heather to thank them for their service and provide a much needed rest. Special funding for travel during their time away is available through the Lilly Endowment. For more details, talk to Pastor Matt, Heather, or one of the elders.

Church Workday

Come out and join the Facilities Team to help them spruce up our church grounds on May 7. They will clean up the leaves, plant some grass, and repair any damage to the ground from the winter plowing. Bring your rakes and leaf blowers at 9:00am and lend a hand!

Cemetery Care Bids

The Facilities Team is accepting bids for cemetery mowing this Summer. Mowing will begin as soon as the grass needs its first trim and will conclude in mid to late fall depending on the weather. You are responsible to provide your own gas and equipment. If you have any questions or to submit your bid, please see George Leathers or any other facilities team member (Bryan Sones, Todd Dobo, Jim Beveridge, Don Carlson, or Keith Hurley) by TODAY.

360 Leadership Institute

Trinity International University if offering a two-week student leadership program from June 18 to June 30 for teens aged 15-18. The registration cost is $900 and includes food, room, transportation to field locations, and 360LI merchandise. For more information go to

West Branch Ministerium Scholarship

The H. Lee Hebel Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship given to a high school graduate or those pursuing a second career, and will, in the next 9 months, be enrolled in college, seminary, or Bible school. They should be pursuing full time Christian service, including pastoral ministry, counseling, youth ministry, or teaching in a Christian school. Applications should be postmarked by April 15 and can be found in the foyer on the Community Bulletin Board.

Designated Giving – ReachGlobal

With Ukraine in crisis due to the brutal conflict unfolding in this eastern European country, ReachGlobal is mobilizing to support the refugees displaced as they flee the conflict. We have opened a designated giving fund here at church to partner with their efforts. Prayerfully consider a gift to help our brothers and sisters as they minister to those in need. Mark your gift “Ukraine” and drop it in the offering plate. 

Summer Camp – Join Us!

Thirteen campers and one volunteer are heading up to church camp this summer! All campers qualify for a $40 group discount. The cost per camper for regular camp (ages 8-18 – various weeks) is $230 and Buckaroo camp (ages 6-9) us $70. (June 23-25) Information is available in the foyer. Our designated giving fund has money to support two more campers. Consider joining our group.

Explore the Bible at Home

Many adults in our church are utilizing the Explore the Bible resources to dig deeper into God’s word. Pick up your free copy of 1, 2 Thessalonians and join as we continue our study this week with Session 6: Promised.

Giving Opportunities

Designated giving funds remain open for our deaconess compassion fund to help those in need within our church family, and a future pavilion here at the church.  Be sure to mark your gifts and drop them in the offering plate.

All Church Notification Email List

Do you receive our weekly news bulletin (Lanse Link) and notifications from the church? We use this list to keep you up to date on any key announcements and changes to our regular worship service. To be added, send your email address to the church office ( and Misty will include you.

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:

Prayer Items

Need Prayer?

Our church and our pastor love to pray for you. If you have a need for prayer, you can email us at 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.

Contact the church office for this week’s prayer requests from the bulletin.

Lanse Free Church

255 Cotohisc Road
Lanse, PA 16849
Phone: 814.345.6500

Worship Service: Sunday, 10:00am

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday, 7:00pm