Lanse Link – 9 April 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Family Photo Area

There is a floral display for people to take family pictures together. Thank you to Karen Mullen for creating that for us this year.

Easter Literature

We have Easter books and pamphlets for you to read and to share with others on the table by the office.

“Cold Case Christianity”

How do I answer the questions that my unbelieving friends and family have? Is there evidence that the things we believe are true?  Join us next Sunday at 8:30am for our adult pop-up class as we investigate the Gospels, study the evidence, and examine the witnesses from a detective’s perspective. If childcare is required, it can be arranged, let Abe Skacel or Keith Hurley know.

Children’s Church Team Meeting

A meeting will be held on Sunday, April 16th following the morning worship service in the ladies’ classroom for current teachers/volunteers and anyone who may be interested in serving on the Children’s Church Team. Some exciting new enhancements are being planned for this ministry! Mark your calendars!

Deaconess Meeting

There will a meeting for all deaconesses on Sunday, April 16th following the worship service in the fellowship hall. Questions? See Renee Mostyn.

Church Workday

Come out and join the Facilities Team to help them spruce up our church grounds on Saturday, April 22nd. They will clean up the leaves, plant some grass, and repair any damage to the ground from the winter plowing. Bring your rakes and leaf blowers at 9:00am and lend a hand!

Save the Date – Family Bible Week

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for Family Bible Week July 10th -July 13th, and July 16th.

Updated Mailboxes & Directories

The mailboxes have been updated to add in some of our newest families here at the church. In your mailbox is the 2023 Church Family Directory. Take it home so you can get in touch with and get to know one another better.

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 May 1st and can be found in the foyer on the Community Bulletin Board.

Going to Summer Camp?

Interested in attending summer camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch? Regular camp is for  ages 8-18. Buckaroo camp, a minicamp, is for ages 6-9. See Marilynn Kristofits for more information.

Snack and Yack

There is no Snack and Yack today, but kids can still grab a “Snack n’ Yack Notes” handout to fill out and discuss with parents at home.

Ladies’ Fellowship Hour

Ladies, join us Wednesday, April 12th at 10:30am for a time of fellowship with one another, praying for one another and missionaries, reading Scripture, and enjoying occasional snacks. This week’s leader is Edie Sipe. All ladies are invited to attend.

Join Us at Prayer Meeting

Each Wednesday at 7:00pm, a group of Christians meet to pray and to study God’s Word in the Prayer Room. Nobody is put on the spot to pray out loud, but all are encouraged to attend and help lift up the needs of our church, community, nation, and world.

This Week in Children’s Church

There is no Children’s Church this morning, but there is a special Bible study you could do with your family today to remind them of what Jesus was doing for us on the Cross and at the Empty Tomb: “Jesus Came to Be the Sacrifice for Sin” from the Gospel Project at Home in your “The Family Table” email.

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 John 12-21 and join as we study this week with Session 6: I Have Seen. The Spring quarter resources are available in the foyer.

Summer Camp Fund

A designated giving fund has been opened to offset the cost of registration for kids associated with our church. Mark your gift “Camp Fund” and drop it off in the offering plate.

Solar Generator Giving

Due to skyrocketing costs and diesel fuel shortages in Haiti, Vision of Hope Ministries are raising funds for a solar generator for their school/church in Cap Haitian. You can give to help them with this project by marking your gift “Solar Panel” and dropping it off in the offering plate.

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.

Sermon Publications

Missed a Sunday? You can read, listen to, or watch the message online in multiple ways throughout the week (YouTubeFacebookApple & Google Podcasts, SpotifyPastor Matt’s blog, or the LEFC website [audiovideo]). Audio CDs are also available in the foyer under the community bulletin board. Need help subscribing or finding a particular sermon? See Pastor Matt or Misty Michaels.

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