Lanse Link – 13 March 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Follow the Lord in Water Baptism

Pastor Matt will be leading a Baptism Class on Sunday, March 20 & 27 at 9:00am. For young people interested in learning more about baptism. See Pastor Matt to register for this two-part class.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross continues to experience the worst blood shortage in over a decade. On Tuesday, March 29, our church will host the Morrisdale Community Blood Drive from 1:00-6:30pm to try and help alleviate this shortage. If you are eligible to donate, consider making an appointment. We are also looking for people willing to work in the canteen. We will happily accept donations of some pre-packaged baked goods to use in our drive as well. Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

Cemetery Care Bids

The Facilities Team is now 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 April 10.

Church Workdays

Have you been thinking about how you might be able as a family or an individual to have fellowship with other people from our church and at the same time provide a service to the church? This opportunity may be for you! Cemetery Clean Up Day Join the Facilities Team as they clean up the church cemetery at 1:00pm on April 6. Bring your rakes and leaf blowers. Come and go as you need. Workday At the Church On Saturday, May 7, our Facilities Team will be sprucing up our church grounds. They will clean up the leaves, plant some grass, and repair any damage to the ground from the plowing. Bring your rakes and leaf blowers at 9:00am and lend a hand!

New Administrative Assistant

The elders are pleased to announce that Misty Michaels will be our new administrative assistant. She will be training over the next few weeks and replacing Marilynn Kristofits in the church office the week of March 21. Please welcome Misty in this new role. Thank you, church family, for praying us through the selection process!

Gauging Interest: Celebration Choir

Amy Jo Belko is considering restarting the Celebration Choir in time for Resurrection Sunday. Talk with her if you are ready and available to rehearse.

West Branch Ministerium Lenten Services

Each year the Ministerium plans Lenten Services on Sunday evenings throughout our area. A schedule of this location and speakers for these services is located on the Community Bulletin Board in the Foyer.

Did You Forget? Baby Bottle Blessings

Thank you to all who have supported our campaign for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. Did you forget your bottle?  We still have a few bottles yet to be returned. Please bring them back next Sunday.

Snow Removal Signup

As Winter winds down, our Facilities Team is looking for a few more individuals to help maintain our walkways during in the event of a Spring snow. Sign up in the foyer to help with removing snow and salting the sidewalks Sunday mornings here at the church.

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.

PRC Banquet

On Tuesday, April 5 you are invited to join the Pregnancy Resource Clinic for their annual fundraising banquet.  Together we will enjoy a delicious meal, hear an organizational update from Executive Director, Jenny Summers, listen to the heart of PRC through client testimonies, and be challenged by keynote speaker, Dr. Anthony Levatino. There is no cost to attend this event; however, an opportunity to make a financial investment will be extended during the evening. A reservation is required for each person planning to attend. Please RSVP by March 22.  You can register online at

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 2: Shared.


Thank you for continuing to support our ministries and missionaries. The offering plates are available at the back of the auditorium. Gifts can also be mailed to the church or give electronically through your bank’s bill pay program or through online platforms: PayPal and Venmo. Our account address is Questions? Contact Misty Michaels.

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 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 Misty Michaels 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:

Wild Game Dinner Needs

Here are some areas where you may be able to help. Prayerfully consider plugging yourself into one of the following areas of ministry for our dinner.

PRAYER: Commit to pray for the people who will be attending our event this year – that their ears will be open, and their hearts would be prepared to receive Kim Cone’s message. Pray specifically for the person you are bringing, too.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS: Be sure to get your tickets today and bring a friend to our dinner.  We are expecting up to 200 people again this year.

DOOR PRIZES: If you have any door prizes still, please get them to the church by Wednesday night.

SET UP: Many hands make light work! All who are helping set up our hall should meet at the church at 9:00am. Kitchen help, please arrive at noon to help get the side dishes ready.

FOOD: Please drop your pies off at Morris Township Recreation Hall between 1-3pm. If you have signed up to bring a covered dish, please have it there by 4:30 so we can set up the buffet line. Thanks!

KITCHEN HELP: Pennie Folmar is coordinating our kitchen. Please see her today if you are planning on helping on Saturday.

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