Lanse Link-27 March 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Communion Sunday

Next Sunday, April 3rd, we plan to return to passing communion plates for those partaking in the auditorium. The deaconnesses will also continue to offer pre-packaged communion elements for anyone, inside or outside, who would prefer to use them as we worship together at the Lord’s Table.

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 April 15 and can be found in the foyer on the Community Bulletin Board.

Teachers Meeting for Children’s Church

The Children’s Church Teaching Team will have a brief meeting on today after the worship gathering to discuss plans for the next season of this ministry. See Pastor Matt if you have any interest in helping or questions about the meeting.

Volunteer Needed for Outdoor Floral Display

For Resurrection Sunday this year, we’d like to set up a floral display outside to celebrate the resurrection and provide a place for families to take a picture together after the worship gathering. If you have ideas for creating that display, see Pastor Matt.

Follow the Lord in Water Baptism

We are planning for more baptisms again soon. If you would like to learn more about what it means to follow Christ in water baptism, talk to Pastor Matt for options that fit your schedule. Classes will be set up to meet your scheduling needs.

Red Cross Blood Drive

This Tuesday 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.

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? These opportunities 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!

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.

Office Hours

Now that Misty Michaels is taking over as administrative assistant, we will once again have weekly office hours. The church office will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00-3:00.

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.

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.

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 4: Encouraged.

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 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:

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