Sunday, October 22, 2017
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

The Online News Bulletin of Lanse Free Church

This Week at LEFC

Tuesday (10.24)
– MOPS, 9:15-11:25 am

Wednesday (10.25)
– Prayer Meeting, 7:00pm
– Family Bible Night, 7:00pm
– Missions Ministry Team, 8:00pm

Thursday (10.26)
– Sons of God, 6:30-8:30pm
– Celebration Choir, 7:00pm

Saturday (10.28)
– Harvest Prayer Time, 7:00am

Sunday (10.29)
– Sunday School, 9:00am
– Worship, 10:00am

Serving: October 22 — October 29

Greeters: Judy Carlson + Myra Machmer — Ruth Murray + Velma Francisko
Nursery: Kelly Woodling + Karen Craft — Cindy Green + Cindy Michaels
Children’s Church: Cathie & Laurie Verost — Betty Leathers _ Isaac Mitchell
Prayer Room: John & Becky Forcey — Bob & Sylvia Gisewhite
Coffee Ministry: Family Meal & Meeting — Linda Carlson
Church Lock Up: Hospitality Team — Don Carlson

Church Family News

Church Family Meal & Meeting
Everyone is invited to stay after service today for our meal and brief business meeting. Plan to stay and visit with the Hoyts today.

Hoyts At Link Group
You are invited to the Sunday evening Link Groups for a visit and more detailed description of the Hoyt’s work. The Kylertown group will meet at 5:00 pm at the home of Ruth Murray for light refreshments. The Lanse group will meet at 6:30 at the home of Pastor Matt & Heather Mitchell with dessert. Please RSVP so that our hosts can be sure to have enough seating available.

Operation Christmas Child
This year our Kids for Christ program will once again participate in Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. If you feel led to pack a shoebox for a child, take one of the boxes in the foyer and fill it up. Please note: No candy or toothpaste is permitted this year. The shoeboxes need to be returned to the church by Wednesday, November 8th or Sunday, November 12th. Please bring any extra items that don’t fit in your shoeboxes as often we need an item or two to fill out other boxes. Each box will cost $9 to ship. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of the shoeboxes, mark your donation “Shoeboxes.” Questions? Contact Mary Beth Moslak.

Harvest Prayer Time
Our Harvest Prayer Time group is made up of many individuals and couples who have a heart to pray for the lost in our community and the outreach events scheduled for our church and community. The next meeting is Saturday at 7:00am here at the church. Consider joining them as they pray.

Church Family Budget Meeting
The annual budget meeting will be held Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30pm. All interested people are invited to join the Elder Board and help make the budget plans for 2017. Leaders of ministries and committees who use church funds are asked to bring or send along their ministry’s needs and recommendations to this meeting. See Bob Gisewhite if you have any questions.

MOPS Help Needed
Our MOPS program is growing and there is a need for more volunteers for 2 hours 1-2 times per month to work in the Moppet program. This ministry is vital to the success of our MOPS program and gives moms some much needed time to socialize and learn together. If you like rocking babies, we could use your help in the nursery. Or, if babies aren’t your thing, many hands are needed to assist in our fast paced and structured preschool and toddler program. With playtime, story time, crafts, music, and snack, the time seems to fly by and you are sure to find some way that you enjoy to help. Please see Bonnie Dobash if you are interested. Helpers do not need to be members of LEFC either, so if you know someone who would be willing to help, let us know.

Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Remember to thank Pastor Matt & Heather for their hard work, sacrificial dedication, and multiple blessings they have provided to us by serving our Lord here at LEFC. One way that you can support Pastor Matt and his family is through prayer. Signup in the foyer to receive regular updates so you can better support our pastor through regular times of intercessory prayer.

Celebration Choir
Our Celebration Choir will meet weekly on Thursdays at 7pm to prepare a special music piece for Thanksgiving and a small cantata for the Christmas season. Join us as we lift our voices to praise our Lord. Questions? See Amy Jo Belko.

Crisis Response
Recent hurricanes and earthquakes have caused major damage in Texas, Florida, Mexico City, and Puerto Rico. The EFCA Crisis Response team is coordinating efforts to bring relief, clean-up, and support for rebuilding in each of these areas affected by natural disasters. To help this effort, mark your gift “Crisis Response.”

Gospel Project Sunday School Class
Next week, our Adult Sunday School classes will meet separately and continue their study in The Gospel Project: Jesus Saves. Pick up your free copy in the foyer and join them for Lesson 8: The Risen King Sends His People.

Hide The Word
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20