Lanse Link – 25 December 2022

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Children’s Christmas Program

Today, all of the kids present for morning worship will be invited up front to hear a special Christmas lesson and receive a small gift.

Christmas Literature

We have Christmas books and pamphlets for you to read or to share with others this Christmas season on the table by the office.

Read Your Bible in 2022

Get ready to read through your Bible next year! There are two different reading plans for free in the foyer. Stop by and take a plan today.

Office Closed

The office will be closed Monday-Wednesday this week, but messages will be checked regularly.

Red Cross Blood Drive

On Tuesday, January 3rd, our church will host the Morrisdale Community Blood Drive from 12:30-6:00pm. If you are eligible to donate, consider making an appointment at  redcrossblood.org. We are also looking for people willing to work in the canteen. See Misty Michaels if you can help.

Praying the Bible Pop-Up Class

We know that prayer is important, powerful, and vital to our Christian life, but many times that is not how we experience it. Sometimes prayer seems boring, repetitive, and dry – or we find it difficult to focus our minds when we pray. In his short book, Praying the Bible, Donald Whitney takes on this inconsistency with a soul-reviving remedy: What if we learned to talk to God using God’s words? Join us for a one-week pop-up class on this book and applying this discipline to our lives. The class will meet Sunday, January 8th at 8:45am in the Fellowship Hall. Pick up a free copy of Praying the Bible (a very short book!) in the foyer while supplies last.

Gideon Fund

During the worship service on January 8th, we will be highlighting the Gideons and the work they do in spreading God’s Word. We have opened a designated giving fund to enable you to better support their mission. Mark your gift “Gideon Fund” and place it in the offering. Plan to join us to learn more about the work being done by these local businessmen.

Annual Reports

Attention all ministry leaders: It is time once again to prepare for our Annual Reports and Vision Meeting to be held on January 29th. Please turn in your review of 2022 and vision for 2023 to Misty Michaels by Wednesday, January 18th. Thank you for serving our church in 2022.

Tax Receipts

If you need a tax receipt for your giving in 2022 and have not gotten one in previous years, please let Anita Allen know so that she can prepare one for you.

Directory Update

Rick and Edie Sipe will be in Arizona for the next several months. If you want to send them a card: 306 S Recker Rd, Lot 184 South, Mesa, AZ 85206

Thank You

Anita Allen, Amy Jo Belko, Cindy Green, and Misty Michaels would like to thank the church for their generous Christmas gifts.

Snow Removal Signup

The weather has turned cold, and the snow has begun to fall. Our Facilities Team is looking for a few individuals to help maintain our walkways during the winter months. Are you able to help with removing snow and salting the sidewalks Sunday mornings here at the church this winter? Sign up in the foyer. Questions? See George Leathers.

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 1-11 and join as we start our study this week with Session 4: You Will Find. The Winter quarter resources are now available in the foyer.

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 January 8th for their next class. Questions? See Keith Hurley.

Ladies’ Fellowship Hour

Ladies, are you interested in meeting with other women for a time of fellowship with one another and supporting each other in your faith? During the Ladies’ Fellowship Hour, women enjoy visiting with each other, praying for one another and missionaries, reading Scripture, and enjoying occasional snacks. Join us Wednesday, January 4th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall. If you have questions or ideas, see Judy Carlson or Ruth Murray. All ladies are invited to attend.

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. 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 ([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