Lanse Link – 2 April 2023
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Lanse Evangelical Free Church
Church Family News
Today we will be passing communion plates for those partaking in the auditorium. There are pre-packaged communion elements for anyone, inside or outside, who would prefer to use them as we worship together at the Lord’s Table. We have a gluten free option for those with special dietary needs.
“Cold Case Christianity”
There will be no class on Sunday, April 9th because of Resurrection Sunday. Join us Sunday, April 16th at 8:30am for the next class.
Resurrection Sunday Refreshments
On Resurrection Sunday, April 9th at 9:30am the Hospitality Team will be serving coffee and refreshments. They are asking people to bring cookies, breads, and finger foods to share. Please have the snacks here before 9:15am on April 9th ready to serve. There will be tables set up in the foyer for them.
We have Easter books and pamphlets for you to read or to share with others on the table by the office.
Children’s Church Team Meeting
A meeting will be held on Sunday, April 16 following the morning worship service in the ladies’ classroom for current teachers/volunteers and anyone who may be interested in serving on the Children’s Church Team. Some exciting new enhancements are being planned for this ministry! Mark your calendars!
There will a meeting for all deaconesses on April 16th following the worship service in the fellowship hall. Questions? See Renee Mostyn.
Come out and join the Facilities Team to help them spruce up our church grounds on Saturday, April 22nd. 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!
Are you attending the PRC Banquet on Tuesday, April 18th? A reservation is required for each person planning to attend. Please RSVP by Tuesday. Find out more information and register online at scprc.com. There is no cost to attend this event; however, an opportunity to make a financial investment will be extended during the evening.
Lenten Worship Services
Each year the ministers of the West Branch Churches plan Lenten Services on Sundays throughout our area. A schedule of this location and speakers for these services is located on the community bulletin board in the foyer.
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 May 1st and can be found in the foyer on the Community Bulletin Board.
Snack and Yack
When the auditorium empties after worship, young people in grades 3-7 who heard the sermon are invited to meet in Pastor Matt’s office for a snack and a brief interactive conversation about today’s message. To help kids listen closely, they can fill out a “Snack n’ Yack Notes” handout. Parents are always welcome to join in, too!
Ladies’ Fellowship Hour
Ladies, join us Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30am for a time of fellowship with one another, praying for one another and missionaries, reading Scripture, and enjoying occasional snacks. Come this week and share a story about your favorite Easter memory. All ladies are invited to attend.
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 Prayer Room. 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.
This Week in Children’s Church
What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it. Today, the Little Learners and Bible Explorers will be studying Psalm 51 learning how God is good to give grace. Resources for family worship centered on this lesson are available through the link you will receive in “The Family Table” email arriving this afternoon. For more information about this week’s lesson, check out The Gospel Project Big Picture Card for Volume 4, Unit 11, Lesson 5 which your family received in your mailbox.
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 John 12-21 and join as we study this week with Session 5: Remain in Me. The Spring quarter resources are available in the foyer.
Solar Generator Giving
Due to skyrocketing costs and diesel fuel shortages in Haiti, Vision of Hope Ministries are raising funds for a solar generator for their school/church in Cap Haitian. You can give to help them with this project by marking your gift “Solar Panel” and dropping it off in the offering plate.
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. Please mark your gifts and drop them in the offering plate.
Missed a Sunday? You can read, listen to, or watch the message online in multiple ways throughout the week (YouTube, Facebook, Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pastor Matt’s blog, or the LEFC website [audio, video]). Audio CDs are also available in the foyer under the community bulletin board. Need help subscribing or finding a particular sermon? See Pastor Matt or Misty Michaels.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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@example.com.
Our church and our pastor love to pray for you. If you have a need for prayer, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Worship Service: Sunday, 10:00am
Prayer Meeting: Wednesday, 7:00pm