Lanse Link – 9 January 2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Wild Game Dinner Planning Meeting

Join us today after church for the first planning meeting for our 2022 Wild Game Dinner. Our dinner is scheduled for March 19th from 5:00-8:00 and our speaker will be Kim Cone. Join us in the Fellowship Hall to learn how you can be a part of this outreach ministry opportunity. Our coordinator for this event is Jamie Morgan.

Undeck the Halls

Many hands make light work! Please plan to stay after our service today as we take down the decorations from the Christmas season.


If you purchased a poinsettia to help decorate our sanctuary, Thank you!  Please take it home with you today and enjoy it in your home.

Today’s Guest Speaker

Donnie Rosie joins us today to fill in for Pastor Matt. Donnie serves as the Director of Marketing for Miracle Mountain Ranch. His wife, Tonya, homeschools their four kids. Together they help teach and mentor the students enrolled in the School of Discipleship. Be sure to talk with Donnie after the service today!

Going to Summer Camp?

It is once again time to register for summer camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch! Early registration forms need to be turned in to Marilynn by January 30th to take part in the $30 discount. As a reminder, the church will pay the first $75 to register your child. The early registration cost per camper for regular camp (ages 8-18) will be $190 Buckaroo camp (ages 6-9) is also available for our younger campers at a cost of $90. (June 23-25 or August 8-10) Registration forms and camp flyers are available in the foyer. Questions? Talk with Donnie Rosie after church today.

Read Your Bible in 2022

It is not too late to join us as we Read the Bible this year! There are two different reading plans for free on the Bible table in the foyer. Stop by and take a plan home with you today.

Tax Receipts

If you need a tax receipt for your giving in 2021 and have not gotten one previously, please let Anita Allen know so that she can prepare one for you.

“Custom Rebuild” Team for Children & Youth Ministry at LEFC

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done” (Psalm 78:4b). It’s time to re-think, re-imagine, and re-build our children and youth ministries at LEFC to fit the changing needs of families today. The Elders are looking for people, especially younger parents, with an interest in making disciples of the next generation to team up to make recommendations for new and renewed programs, events, structures, and leadership for children and youth ministry. Talk with Pastor Matt if you have interest in or ideas for this “Custom Rebuild” team.

Save The Date – Stay Sharp

Our annual Stay Sharp theology conference will return to in-person meeting. It will be held February 21-22 at Waterdam Church. The theme this year is the theology propelling our gospel mission. For more information, pick up a flyer in the foyer and see Pastor Matt to join our group.

Snow Removal Signup

Our Facilities Team is looking for a few individuals to help maintain our walkways during the winter months. Are you able to help with removing snow and salting the sidewalks Sunday mornings here at the church this winter? Sign up in the foyer.

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 Explore the Bible: Ezekiel; Daniel and join them as they begin with Session 6: Offers.

Follow the Lord in Water Baptism

We are planning for more baptisms again this Winter. 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.

Additional Indoor Seating Options

We are broadcasting the audio of the worship gathering into the Fellowship Hall, Foyer, Ladies’ Classroom, Prayer Room, and the upstairs Youth Room on Sunday mornings. Now that the weather has turned colder, those who have been worshipping outside may find these spread-out indoor seating options more comfortable.

Annual Reports

Attention all ministry leaders: It is time once again to prepare for our Annual Reports and Vision Meeting to be held on January 30th. Please turn in your review of 2021 and vision for 2022 to Marilynn Kristofits by Wednesday, January 19th. Thank you for serving our church in 2021.

Greeter Ministry Help Needed

We are looking for a few more people to add to our greeting team. If you can come to church a bit early and greet people as they come, please reach out to Jordyn Skacel (814.592.9280) or Haylee Simler (814.553.6515). Schedules are made every 3 months, and the commitment is only once a month.

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.

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

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