Lanse Link – 9 July 2023

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Church Family News

Community Group

The first meeting will be tonight. Let Abe or Jordyn know if you plan on coming.

Family Bible Week

Join us this week for FBW starting with a meal at 6:00pm followed by singing and then classes for all.

Family Bible Week Registration

Stop by the table in the foyer today and register your kids for Family Bible Week.

FBW Set-Up

We are looking for people to stay after the service today to help set up tables and chairs. Questions, see Holly Crumrine.

FBW Finale Picnic

The Hospitality Team is asking everyone to bring a main dish or salad for our FBW Finale Picnic next Sunday.

FBW Finale

We would like to have a variety of games set up around campus to play for our FBW Finale. If you have yard games, a whiffle ball set, or boards games that you like to share with others to play, bring them Sunday, July 16th. Questions? See Holly Crumrine

Ladies’ Fellowship Hour

There will be no Ladies’ Fellowship Hour this week. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 19th at 10:30am.

Good News Cruise

It’s time to start promoting our Good News Cruise. Pick up some flyers in the foyer and invite your friends and family or hang them in local businesses or your place of work.

Mens’ Restroom Project

Please excuse our dust as the work in the mens’ restroom continues. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update this room. Men: the family restroom is open for you to use throughout this project.

Director of Family Ministry

The job description for the new part-time ministry position is posted in the foyer. If you are interested in knowing more about the vision for this new role at LEFC, talk with any of the church elders.

Snack and Yack

When the auditorium empties after worship, young people in grades 3-7 who heard the sermon are invited to meet in Pastor Matt’s office for a snack and a brief interactive conversation about today’s message. To help kids listen closely, they can fill out a “Snack n’ Yack Notes” handout. Parents are always welcome to join in, too!

Ladies’ Fellowship Hour

There will be no Ladies’ Fellowship Hour this week. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 19th at 10:30am.

Join Us at Prayer Meeting

There will be no prayer meeting this week. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00pm.

This Week in Kids Bible Class

What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus. Today, the Little Learners and Bible Explorers will be studying Matthew 3 learning why we are to repent of sin. Resources for family worship centered on this lesson are available through the link you will receive in “The Family Table” email arriving this afternoon. For more information about this week’s lesson, check out The Gospel Project Big Picture Card for Volume 5, Unit 14, Session 4 which your family received in your mailbox.

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 Jeremiah; Lamentations and join as we study this week with Session 6: Rules. The Summer quarter resources are available in the foyer.

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 Misty Michaels.

Email Subscriptions

We want everyone to know what is happening at LEFC! Are you on the “All Church Notifications” email list to get key announcements such as cancelations and other schedule changes? Subscribers also receive “The Lanse Link,” our weekly news bulletin. In addition, parents can subscribe to “The Family Table,” a Sunday newsletter filled with useful resources for family discipleship. Subscribe on the church website or send your email address to the church office and Misty Michaels will add you to the list.

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