Lanse Link 3 October 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Lanse Evangelical Free Church


Church Family News


Prepackaged communion elements are available with the worship bulletins in the foyer. Be sure get yours before we worship at the Lord’s Table this morning.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood levels are critically low, with only about ½ day supply. On Tuesday, October 26th, our church will host the Morrisdale Community Blood Drive from 1:00-6:30pm. If you are eligible to donate, consider making an appointment to meet the critical need for blood. We are also looking for another person or two willing to work this drive in the canteen. We will happily accept donations of cookies to use in our drive as well. Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

LEFC Book Club

We are reading Dane Ortlund’s book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers together as a church. Every family has been provided one copy in their mailbox. Be sure to pick yours up today. Do not have a mailbox? We have more copies in the foyer. Are you interested in leading a small group in discussion in your home, at the church, or online? See Pastor Matt for helpful extra resources today!

Explore the Bible at Home

Many adults in our church are utilizing the Explore the Bible resources to dig deeper into God’s word using Explore the Bible: Philippians; Colossians; Philemon. Pick up your free copy today and complete Session 5: Joy Through Peace this week.

Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Remember to thank Pastor Matt & Heather for their hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings they have provided to us by serving our Lord here at LEFC. As our gift of appreciation to Pastor Matt & Heather, we are sending them to the Allegheny District Pastors and Wives retreat October 22-24.

Operation Christmas Child

Our church will once again participate in Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. If you feel led to pack a shoebox for a child, take one of the boxes in the foyer and fill it up. Parents: Check out the coloring page that can be included in your box. Consider using this as part of the box you fill. The shoeboxes need to be returned to the church by Wednesday, November 10th or Sunday, November 14th. Please bring any extra items that don’t fit in your shoeboxes as often we need an item or two to fill out other boxes. Each box will cost $9 to ship. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the shoeboxes we hope to send, mark your donation “Shoeboxes.”

Missionary Prayer Support

Each year we update our missionary prayer support list. Do you want to be a part of supporting our missionaries through prayer all year long? Sign up using the purple insert in your bulletin. Drop them in the box outside of the office. Thanks!

Membership Seminar

Are you interested in learning what it means to be a member at LEFC? Pastor Matt has scheduled a membership seminar for Saturday, October 30th to talk with folks who want to go deeper into living out Romans 12. Talk with Pastor Matt today about taking part in this seminar.

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 Marilynn will include you.

 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. Want to join this list? Send an email to and we will add you.

Designated Giving

A designated giving funds remain open here at church for a future picnic pavilion. Mark your gift “Pavilion” and place it in the offering plate.

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

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