Lanse Link – 7 August 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Communion Sunday

Today we will be passing communion plates for those partaking in the auditorium. The deaconesses will have pre-packaged communion elements for anyone, inside or outside, who would prefer to use them as we worship together at the Lord’s Table. We now have a gluten free option for those with special dietary needs.

Water Bottles and Gift Bags

Many hands make light work! We need several people to stay after the service Sunday, August 14th to help wrap water bottles and stuff give away bags in the fellowship hall.

Office Hours

Office hours this week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-3. If you would like information to be in next week’s bulletin, please have it in by 2:00pm Wednesday.

Pastor Matt’s Vacation

Pastor Matt will be on vacation until August 15th. If you need any assistance while he is away, please contact any of our elders (Keith Folmar, Joel Michaels, Cody Crumrine, or Abe Skacel).


We are looking for a bunch of people willing to work just a few hours helping us spread the GOOD NEWS! Here are some ways you can help.

Door Prize Donations – We hope to send many guests home with a special prize. Are you able to donate some car care items to be used as door prizes? Pick them up and have them to the church by August 19th at 4pm. No time to shop? Drop a donation into the offering plate. Mark it “door prize” and we will pick up items for you.

Or sign-up for any of the following:

Sweet Treats – Need volunteers to bake cookies. Please have them here no later than noon on August 20th.

Kitchen Help – Help is needed to set up and clean up the kitchen and serving area, serve food, or assist those serving with any needs and get needed supplies.

Welcome and Registration – Work in the registration tent to welcome and gather name, address, and vehicle info for exhibitors. Assist with registration forms and fill out window cards.

Parking Assistance and Traffic Control – Direct exhibitors to photo area and to permanent parking spots. Also need individuals to assist with spectator parking and directions.

Roaming Greeters – Roving attendees that will interact with exhibitors and spectators. Greet exhibitors and thank them for attending. Open converstations, create relationships, offer invitations to LEFC or a quick prayer.

Setup and Tear Down – We need people to help setup our campus before the car show and tear down after.

Sign-up sheets are in the foyer on the bulletin board.

Church Family Meeting

The next church family meeting has been scheduled for August 21 immediately after worship in the auditorium. Members will receive updates on finances and facilities projects as well as plans for fall ministry from the Family Discipleship Vision Team. See chairman Keith Folmar with any questions.

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.

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.

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 10: God Honors.

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