Lanse Link 24-July 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

FBW Thank You

A successful FBW takes the hard work of many people. Much thanks to those who gave of their time and talents to make this year’s program a success.

FBW Tear Down

We are looking for people to stay after the Creativity Fair to help take down tables and chairs. Questions? See Pastor Matt.

FBW Art Display

Thank you to everyone who shared their artistic creations this week! Please take your artwork home with you today.

FBW Missions Project Offering

Put your last FBW Missions Project offering in the specially marked paint cans spread throughout the building before the end of the service today.

Creativity Fair

Join us for the FBW Creativity Fair during the FBW Finale picnic.

After your family gets something to eat, visit the interactive Creativity Booths around the Ark Park.

MUSIC with Joe Quick – Audition, karaoke-style, with a professional country musician.

PHOTOGRAPHY with Laura Michaels – Learn how to capture a moment on film and pose for a picture yourself. Take home the developed photo today.

PAINTING with Cindy Michaels and Ryen Cherry – Get your face painted with a joyful design and maybe even paint something on your Mom or Dad’s faces yourself.

WOOD-WORKING  with Josh Kerlin –  Help a professional carpenter build birdhouses. See if you can pound in a spike with one hammer-blow!

TEXTILES  with Holly Crumrine –  Learn how yarn gets made from sheep’s wool to thread. Watch a real hand-spinning machine in action.

DRAWING  with Jeff Schiefer – Learn how to use colored-pencils and side-walk chart to go from concept to artwork.

Parent Survey

The Family Discipleship Vision Team is continuing to re-imagine our ministries for children, youth, and parents as we get ready for the Fall. We are seeking input again (with similar questions to last time) from all of the LEFC parents to gather data on availability and preferences for programs and events. An email will be sent with a link to a survey for all parents to fill out. Please complete this short survey (one per household) by July 30th.

WILLING BUT WORRIED: How To Tell Others About Jesus Like You’ve Always Wanted To With Abe & Jordyn Skacel

August 7th        August 14th            August 21st

8:45am-9:45am – Fellowship Hall

We know that Christians should be telling others the Good News about Jesus, but how? What does it look like? How do I bring it up? How do I bridge the awkwardness? What if they ask a question I don’t know the answer to? This special “pop-up” class will address these questions and more. Join us for 3 weeks of practical, interactive training on not just the “why” of everyday evangelism but also the “how”.

*Classes build on one another but are designed so that you can take part in any class you can attend.


  • Childcare can be provided.
  • Sign-up for childcare as soon as you know that you will be coming by filling out the online form in the Lanse Link or on the small bulletin board in the foyer

Childcare Help

Interested in helping with childcare for future pop-up educational classes? We are looking for volunteers to help with this ministry. Adults must be able to obtain clearances. Questions? See Pastor Matt.

Ark Park Meet n’ Play

Moms and their littles are invited each Wednesday for a time to play outside and have fun together! We’ll meet at the Ark Park at 9:00am or come and go as you please. The church building will be open for restrooms and water, and juice boxes will be provided. Event is cancelled in the event of rain.

 Children’s Church

Interested in helping with children’s church? We are looking for one more regular classroom helper or two to three more occasional substitutes. See Pastor Matt for more details.

Office Hours

Office hours this week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-3. If you would like information to be in next week’s bulletin, please have it in by 9:00am Thursday.

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 Kings and join as we continue in our study this week with Session 8: God Heals.

Giving Opportunities

Designated giving funds remain open for our deaconess compassion fund to help those in need within our church family, for Ukraine to help ReachGlobal minister to the refugees, and a future pavilion here at the church. Please 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.

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:

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