Lanse Link – 8 May 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Happy Mother’s Day

Praise the Lord for our mothers! Take a moment to thank those who have given you life and nurtured your faith. On this Mother’s Day, we are celebrating all women. Ladies, be sure to receive your gift after the service today.

Covid Precautions Survey

The LEFC Elder team is reviewing our current covid policies and ongoing ministries to those who are the most vulnerable to negative outcomes from a covid infection. We would appreciate your input. We are especially interested in hearing from those whose families are exercising caution and continuing to participate from outside of the church building on Sundays. Please fill out the short survey in your email by May 15th  to let us know how these ministries help you and your family.

Graduation Sunday Fellowship Dinner

Our Hospitality Team is organizing a potluck style dinner in honor of our graduates on Sunday, May 29th immediately following the worship service. Make plans now to stay after church for this potluck style meal, please fill out the RSVP form in your bulletin by May 22nd  and drop it off in the offering plate so that the Hospitality Team can better prepare seating and drinks.

Graduation Sunday on May 29th

Every year we set aside some time to honor those in our church family who have graduated from high school, college, or graduate school. Are you completing any type of schooling during the 2021-2022 school year? Stop by the table in the foyer and pick up a Graduation Info Sheet and return to Misty Michaels or form in the Lanse Link  in the Lanse Link email by TODAY so that we can include you in our celebration.

West Branch Ministerium Baccalaureate

The West Branch Ministerium Baccalaureate service is planned for Sunday, May 29th at 7:00pm at Gethsemane UMC. Join them and celebrate the class of 2022.

 Coffee Ministry Meeting

We are looking for new additions to our coffee ministry team! If you are an existing volunteer or would like to find out more about this ministry of fellowship, stay for a brief meeting in the sanctuary after our May 15th service.

Children’s Church Expansion

We are now offering two classes during the worship service. We have Little Learners for children 3 years old through Kindergarten and Bible Explorers for 1st through 3rd grades. They meet in the classrooms at the end of the hallway on the left when you come out of the auditorium.

Children’s Church

Interested in helping with children’s church? As this ministry is expanding, we are looking for more classroom assistants. If anyone would like to get more involved, see Pastor Matt for more details.

Family Bible Week

The Family Discipleship Vision Team is hoping the church will have a Family Bible Week this summer. If you are interested in helping with teaching, games, skits, or any other needs that go with FBW or have questions on how you might be involved, see Pastor Matt.

Faithful Servants 5K Run /Walk

Christian Servant Academy is having a 5K Walk/Run Saturday, June 11th at 7:00am to raise money for the school. This event will take place at Cold Stream Recreational Park. Registration forms are available in the foyer. Questions, see Bryanna Fencil.

360 Leadership Institute

Trinity International University if offering a two-week student leadership program from June 18 to June 30 for teens aged 15-18. The registration cost is $900 and includes food, room, transportation to field locations, and 360LI merchandise. For more information go to  www.tiu.edu/undergrad/360-leadership-institute.

 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!

Fifteen 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) is $70. (June 23-25) Information is available in the foyer. More funding is available to support more campers. For more information see Marilynn Kristofits.

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 10: Enduring.

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