Lanse Link – 10 October 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Follow the Lord in Water Baptism

We are planning for more baptisms again this Winter. If you would like to learn more about what it means to follow Christ in water baptism, talk to Pastor Matt for options that fit your schedule. Classes will be set up to meet your scheduling needs.

Fall Fellowship Dinner

Our Hospitality Team is organizing a Fall Fellowship Dinner on Sunday, October 31 immediately following church. Make plans now to stay after church for this potluck style meal. RSVP sheets will be available next week.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood levels are critically low, with only about ½ day supply. On Tuesday, October 26th, our church will host the Morrisdale Community Blood Drive from 1:00-6:30pm. If you are eligible to donate, consider making an appointment to meet the critical need for blood. We are also looking for another person or two willing to work this drive in the canteen. We will happily accept donations of cookies to use in our drive as well. Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

LEFC Book Club

We are reading Dane Ortlund’s book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers together as a church. Every family has been provided one copy in their mailbox. If you haven’t done so already, pick yours up today. We have a few extra copies in the foyer, too. We have a couple people interested in leading a small group book discussion. If you are considering this too, talk with Pastor Matt.

Explore the Bible at Home

Many adults in our church are utilizing the Explore the Bible resources to dig deeper into God’s word using Explore the Bible: Philippians; Colossians; Philemon. Pick up your free copy today and complete Session 6: Joy and Contentment this week.

Operation Christmas Child

Our church will once again participate in Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. If you feel led to pack a shoebox for a child, take one of the boxes in the foyer and fill it up. Parents: Check out the coloring page that can be included in your box. Consider using this as part of the box you fill. The shoeboxes need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 14th. Please bring any extra items that don’t fit in your shoeboxes as often we need an item or two to fill out other boxes. Each box will cost $9 to ship. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the shoeboxes we hope to send, mark your donation “Shoeboxes.”

Missionary Prayer Support

Each year we update our missionary prayer support list. Do you want to be a part of supporting our missionaries through prayer all year long? Sign up using the purple insert in your bulletin. Drop them in the box outside of the office. Thanks!

Our Missionary Guest

Angela Gianakos serves in Athens, Greece through ReachGlobal. She is part of the Athens City Team working to develop an equip vibrant Christ-centered church which will impact all of society through the hope and power of the Gospel. Spend some time after service today getting to know her and her mission more.

Membership Seminar

Are you interested in learning what it means to be a member at LEFC? Pastor Matt has scheduled a membership seminar for Saturday, October 30th to talk with folks who want to go deeper into living out Romans 12. Talk with Pastor Matt today about taking part in this seminar.

Backup Custodial Need

The Elder Board is looking for interested people to assist with keeping our church ready for weekly services in the event that Cindy Green is sick or wanting to take a vacation. Would you be willing to be trained to be a backup custodian here at the church? Talk with Cindy if you have questions about the work. See Keith Folmar if you are interested in meeting this need.

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Remember to thank Pastor Matt & Heather for their hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings they have provided to us by serving our Lord here at LEFC. As our gift of appreciation to Pastor Matt & Heather, we are sending them to the Allegheny District Pastors and Wives retreat October 22-24.

All Church Notification Email List

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

 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. Want to join this list? Send an email to and we will add you.

Designated Giving Funds

Designated giving funds are open for for OCC Shoeboxes and a future picnic pavilion. Mark your gift “Pavilion” or “Shoeboxes” and place it in the offering plate.

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

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