Lanse Link – 18 September 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Christian Servant Academy

We are visited today by representatives of the Christian Servant Academy in Forest, PA. CSA is a new tuition-free Christian school in our community whose mission is “to develop humble disciples and God-fearing citizens by providing rigorous instruction, rooted in the Word of God, along with high standards of discipline for moral character.” You can learn more about their vision and plans for expansion at christianservantacademy.org.

Celebration Choir

Are you interested in singing with the LEFC Celebration Choir? Now is your chance!  Choir will rehearse at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd and will present their special number on Sunday, September 25th. Here is your opportunity to praise God through song. Please contact Amy Jo Belko with any questions.

Celebration Sunday

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 9th as we celebrate our 130th anniversary. Joining us will be guest speaker Greg Strand from our EFCA national office. There will be special seminars on Saturday evening and Sunday morning followed by the church family photo and meal after the service.

Celebration Sunday Fellowship Meal

Our Hospitality Team is organizing a dinner to celebrate our 130th anniversary on Sunday, October 9th following the worship service. Planning to stay after church for this meal? Please fill out the RSVP form in the Lanse Link or fill out the insert in the bulletin and drop it off in the offering plate so that the Hospitality Team.

LEFC Book Club – Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney is our newest book to read as a church family. There are multiple copies on the table next to the church office door–one per participating family. Pick up yours and start reading today! Are you interested in participating in a pop-up class to discuss what the book teaches in a group setting? See Abe Skacel who is our new coordinator of adult discipleship pop-up classes to find out more. 

Join Us at Prayer Meeting

Each Wednesday at 7:00pm, a group of Christians meet to pray and to study God’s Word in the Fellowship Hall. Some who attend find it to be one of the most heartening hours of their week. Currently, Joel Michaels is leading us through a study of the Gospel of Mark. Nobody is put on the spot to pray out loud, but all are encouraged to attend and help lift up the needs of our church, community, nation, and world.

Missionary Christmas in September

Each year we collect a special offering aimed to bless the missionaries we support and give them some extra money to use in whatever way they like. Donations will be accepted throughout the month of September. There are envelopes in the foyer on the resources tables or you can place it in the offering plate marked “Christmas.”

Worldview Training for Youth

“Ideas Have Consequences.” Keith Hurley is offering a worldview training class for youth (grades 7-12) in the upstairs Youth Room every other Sunday evening at 7:00pm. Make plans now to join them Sunday, September 25 for their next class. Questions? See Keith Hurley.

See You at the Pole

All are invited to join West Branch’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes for a time of prayer at the school’s flagpole. Students will meet from 7:15-7:40 on Wednesday, September 28th. Adults, please park at Gethsemane, walk to the flagpole, and join the kids as they pray for their school.

Mission To Malawi?

The Missions Ministry Team is prayerfully exploring the possibility of a short-term missions trip to Malawi in the future to work with our missionaries, Fred & Cindy Cressman. If this is something you may be interested in, see Curtis Quick for more information.

You Matter 5K & 10Mile Ride

The Pregnancy Resource Clinic will be hosting their annual 5k walk/run and 10Mile bicycle ride on Saturday, October 1st. For more information see the flyer on the Community Bulletin Board or visit their website scprc.com.

 “Blessed to Be a Blessing” Offering

The West Branch Ministerium will be holding a “Blessed to Be a Blessing” generosity fair on October 2nd from 2pm-4pm at Gethsemane UMC.  In advance of this event, they are raising funds for the WB Ministerium Compassion Fund and the local Salvation Army Service Unit. These organizations help people in our community that have financial difficulty. You can donate by marking your gift “Blessing” and dropping it in the offering plate.

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 Amos; Jonah; Hosea; Micah and join as we start our study this week with Session 3: Seek God. The Fall quarter resources are now available in the foyer.

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 ([email protected]) and Misty will include you.

Continue 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: [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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