Lanse Link – 6 March 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Communion

Prepackaged communion elements are available with the worship bulletins for those participating on-campus, whether inside or outside. Be sure to get yours before we worship at the Lord’s table this morning.

Membership Seminar

You are invited to join us for a membership seminar on Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 – 11:30am. Are you interested in learning what it means to be a member at LEFC? Talk with Pastor Matt today take part in this seminar.

Gauging Interest: Celebration Choir

Amy Jo Belko is considering restarting the Celebration Choir in time for Resurrection Sunday. Talk with her if you are ready and available to rehearse.

Pastor Matt Away

Pastor Matt leaves today to attend the EFCA’s Central District Leadership Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. While there, he will be leading two breakout sessions on resisting gossip. He will be back in the office on Wednesday.

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.

Did You Forget? Baby Bottle Blessings

Thank you to all who have supported our campaign for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. Did you forget your bottle?  We still have a few bottles yet to be returned. Please bring them back next Sunday.

Snow Removal Signup

As Winter winds down, our Facilities Team is looking for a few more individuals to help maintain our walkways during in the event of a Spring snow. Sign up in the foyer to help with removing snow and salting the sidewalks Sunday mornings here at the church.

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.

PRC Banquet

On Tuesday, April 5 you are invited to join PRC for their Annual Fundraising Banquet. Together we will enjoy a delicious meal, hear an organizational update from Executive Director, Jenny Summers, listen to the heart of PRC through client testimonies, and be challenged by keynote speaker, Dr. Anthony Levatino. There is no cost to attend this event; however, an opportunity to make a financial investment will be extended during the evening. A reservation is required for each person planning to attend. Please RSVP by March 22.  You can register online at scprc.com.

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 begin this week with Session 1: Commended.

Offering

Thank you for continuing to support our ministries and missionaries. The offering plates are available at the back of the auditorium. Gifts can also be mailed to the church or give electronically through your bank’s bill pay program or through online platforms: PayPal and Venmo. Our account address is [email protected] Questions? Contact Marilynn.

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.

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.

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 ([email protected]) and Marilynn 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: [email protected]

Wild Game Dinner Needs

Wondering how you can help with this year’s WGD? Join us Sunday after service for our planning meeting. Here are some areas where you may be able to help. Prayerfully consider plugging yourself into one of the following areas of ministry for our dinner.

PRAYER: Commit to pray for the people who will be attending our event this year – that their ears will be open, and their hearts would be prepared to receive Kim Cone’s message. Pray specifically for the person you are bringing, too.

ADVERTISING: Help spread the word about our WGD! Posters are in the foyer. Take one today and hang it in your local post office, at the gym, at your place of employment, or any place of business you feel will help us reach people.

TICKETS: Jamie Morgan has tickets for our event in his mailbox. Tickets are necessary for entrance into the dinner, and our flyers say to see anyone from Lanse Free Church. Grab a pack today and start handing them out and let us know how many are coming.

DOOR PRIZES: There are still some letters are in the foyer for local businesses thanking them for their past help and a promise to purchase something from their business as an added thank you. Consider picking one up today and getting a door prize for our dinner. Please have these here by March 6. Cash donations for door prizes are also being accepted through March 6. Mark your gift “WGD.”

SET UP: Many hands make light work! We will need a bunch of people to help set/clean up at our venue. There are also items that will need to be taken from the church to the hall and back again. See Jamie if you can help.

FOOD: Signup sheets are posted in the foyer. Sign up in the foyer if you are bringing a dish. Jamie Morgan is planning on making meatballs and is looking for ground venison for this So far, he has about 15 pounds. Could you spare a pound of ground venison? Bring it with you to church next week and put it in the freezer. We also need willing bakers to provide us with 2-4 more pies.

KITCHEN HELP: We are looking for someone to coordinate our kitchen. We are also needing people to work the day of the event preparing food. Please sign up to help with this need.

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