Lanse Link – May 19, 2024

Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Church Family News

Challenge Thrift Shop
The FREE thrift shop will have its grand opening after church today! The Challenge team will take over coffee ministry and have some baked goods to take home as well. Plan to stay and check out all we have available to take home with you.

FBW Volunteer Meeting
There will be a short meeting in the sanctuary today following the worship service for those who have already volunteered and any others who would like to help during this year’s Family Bible Week. Family Bible Week is scheduled for July 22nd-25th with the Finale on July 28th. See Vicky Albert with any questions or to join the 2024 team of volunteers!

Graduation Sunday on May 26th
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 2023-2024 school year? Stop by the table in the foyer and pick up a Graduation Info Sheet and return to Jenni English by today so that we can include you in our celebration.

LEFC T-Shirts
We are taking orders for shirts that are designed for events at LEFC that volunteers can wear. There is a sign-up sheet with a design, color, and shirt information on the table in the foyer. If you’ve already ordered one, the design has changed a little bit, so please see Jenni if you would like to change your order. Orders are due by June 21st.

West Branch Ministerium Baccalaureate
The West Branch Ministerium Baccalaureate service is planned for Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00pm at West Branch High School. Join them and celebrate the class of 2024. Pastor Matt will be the speaker this year.

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 Acts 1-12  and join as we study this through the Summer Quarter, which is starting in June. These booklets are available in the foyer.

Our Daily Bread
The smaller print copies of Our Daily Bread for June, July and August are available in the foyer and by the Community Bulletin Board. Large print copies for July, August, and September will be available in a few weeks.

Coffee Volunteers
Cody & Holly are looking for a few more volunteers to help with coffee on Sunday mornings after service. If you are interested in helping, please let the Crumrines or Jenni know and we will get you on the schedule!

Giving Opportunities
Designated giving funds are open for Challenge Conference, Malawi trip, summer camp, deaconess compassion fund to help those in need within our church family, and a future pavilion for the Ark Park here at the church. Please mark your gifts and drop them in the offering plate.

Church Office
Our church office is open every week, Tuesday – Friday from 9-3. You can reach Jenni in the office by phone (814-345-6500), or email at If you would like information to be in next week’s bulletin, please have it in by 1:00pm Thursday. Last minute prayer requests need to be submitted to the office by 9:00am on Friday.

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” handouts that are in the foyer. Parents are always welcome to join in, too! Leading this week is Abe & Jordyn Skacel.

Ladies’ Fellowship Hour
Ladies, join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am for a time of fellowship with one another, praying for one another and missionaries, and reading Scripture. 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. We are going through a study of the book of Psalms. 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.

Community Group
The community group meets Sunday evenings at 7:00pm in the Skacel home for fellowship and Bible study. People of all ages are welcome (including kids!). See Abe or Jordyn Skacel if you want to check it out!

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 Genesis 20-50 and join as we study this week with Session 12: Reconcile. The Spring quarter resources are available in the foyer.

This Week in Kids Bible Class
Who can be saved? Anyone who trusts in Jesus is saved. Today, the Little Learners and Bible Explorers will be studying Acts 13-14 learning about how Paul Became a Missionary. 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 11, Unit 33, Session 2 which your family received in your mailbox.

Opportunities for ServiceBecome a part of our ministries! To get started serving in our church, contact the following people: Attendance (Jenni English), Coffee Ministry (Cody & Holly Crumrine), Kids Bible Classes (Vicky Albert), Nursery (Becky Schiefer), Greeting Ministry (Katie Kerlin & Haylee Simler), Prayer Corners (Jenni English), and Worship Team (Pastor Matt Mitchell).

Sermon Publications
Missed a Sunday? You can read, listen to, or watch the message online in multiple ways throughout the week (YouTubeFacebookApple Podcast, 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 we 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