Sunday, March 17, 2019
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

The Online News Bulletin of Lanse Free Church

This Week at LEFC

Wednesday (3.20)

  • Prayer Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Family Bible Night, 7:00pm

Saturday (3.23)

  • Harvest Prayer Time, 7:00am

Sunday (3.24)

  • Sunday School, 9:00am
  • Worship Service, 10:00am


Serving:  March 17 — March 24

Sunday School Greeters: Dottie Glass + Myra Machmer — Judy Carlson + Nancy Morlock

Worship Service Greeters: Dottie Glass + Myra Machmer — Haylee Shimmel + Jamie Johnston

Nursery: Cindy Michaels + Kaitlyn McGonigal — Marilynn & Dalton Kristofits

Little Learners: Sylvia Gisewhite + Josh Folmar — Misty &  Jeremiah MIchaels

Bible Explorers: Becky Forcey + Andrew Mitchell — Pennie & Katlyn Folmar

Prayer Corners:  Folmar / Allen — Forcey / Carlson

Coffee Ministry: Andy & Bonnie Dobash — Andy & Bonnie Dobash

Church Lock Up: Andy Dobash — Andy Dobash


Church Family News


Special Missionary Guest

Tim & Debbie McIntosh, our missionaries to Latin America, are visiting our church today sharing more of the work they are doing here in the Philadelphia area and how they are impacting Latin America through continued online education for Latin American leaders. Be sure to visit with them in the foyer after the service today to hear more about how God is using them in His kingdom work.

Men’s Breakfast

Calling all men of the Lanse Evangelical Free Church – young men, older men, teenagers and boys: Join us for a men’s breakfast and a time of fellowship and encouragement. We will meet Saturday, March 30th at 7:30am in the fellowship hall. Sign up in the foyer today to let us know if you are joining us and if you plan to bring a dish to share.

Baptism Classes

We are planning to have baptisms again on Resurrection Sunday. If you would like to learn more about what it means to follow Christ in water baptism, see Pastor Matt to schedule your baptism class.

Limited Office Hours

The office will be open Wednesday 9-11 and Thursday 8-5 this week. We will be responsive to email and voicemails early in the week. All items for the bulletin should be submitted by noon on Thursday.

Harvest Prayer Time

Each month here at our church, a group of believers meet to pray for the lost in our community and the outreach ministries of our church. Their next meeting will be this Saturday at 7:00 am. Consider joining them in prayer for the lost.

Cemetery Care Bids

The Facilities Team is now accepting bids for cemetery mowing this Summer. Mowing will begin as soon as the grass needs its first trim and will conclude in mid to late fall depending on the weather. You are responsible to provide your own gas and equipment. If you have any questions or to submit your bid, please see Bryan Sones by March 31st.

PRC Banquet

On Tuesday, April 16th The PRC invites you to attend their Annual Fundraising Banquet at the Bryce Jordan Center. Join them as they celebrate 35 years. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, hear an organizational update from Executive Director, Jenny Summers, listen to the heart of PRC through client testimonies, and be encouraged by the incredible life story of our keynote speaker, David Nasser. There is no cost to attend this event; however, an opportunity to make a financial investment will be extended during the evening. A reservation is required for each person planning to attend. Please RSVP by April 1st.  You can register online here. Valerie Kovalick is once again hosting a table at this event and has a few more seats. Questions? see Valerie Kovalick.

Photography and Media Summit

Miracle Mountain Ranch will host this weekend retreat designed for you to grow in your abilities to create art for the glory of God and connect with other photographers who are passionate about what they do. Three people have signed up for year’s summit on April 7-9. The cost is $145 per person. If we get a group of 5 together, there is a $15 discount. Visit their website for more information.

Father & Son Retreat Canoe Trip

You are invited to join Pastor Matt and his boys as they attend the Father & Son Retreat at Miracle Mountain Ranch on May 17-18. This year the retreat attenders will be taking an all-day canoe trip on the Allegheny River! Take this opportunity to step back and focus on growing in God’s Word and building a strong father-son relationship during this rustic retreat. Don’t miss this chance to discover more of God’s creation and engage in fun, outdoor activities and fellowship. Registration starts at 11am on Friday. Choose between paintball or a horseback ride at 2pm at no additional cost. Pastor Matt is the speaker at this year’s retreat. Cost is $115 per person. See Marilynn Kristofits for registration information.

Join Us at Summer Camp

We are sending a group of kids to summer camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch June 23-28. We have 4 girls registered and a few of our teens and an adult planning on volunteering this summer. The cost per camper for regular camp (ages 8-18) is $225. We also have a group planning on attending Buckaroo camp (ages 6-9 August 4-6) and the cost is $90. A designated giving fund has been opened to offset the cost of registration. Mark your gift “Camp Fund” and drop it in the offering plate. Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

Email Prayer Chain Support Person Needed

Do you have a heart for prayer? Are you looking for an easy way to get involved with the prayer ministry here at church? We are looking for a volunteer to monitor the prayer chain email and send out requests outside of office hours. Consider supporting this ministry. Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

West Branch Ministerium Lenten Services

Each year the Ministerium plans Lenten Services on Sunday evenings throughout our area. A schedule of this location and speakers for these services is located on the Community Bulletin Board in the Foyer.

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 April 15 and can be found in the foyer on the Community Bulletin Board.

Explore the Bible Sunday School Class

Our adult and youth Sunday School classes will continue their study in the Gospel of Mark using the Explore the Bible series next week. Pick up your free book in the foyer and join us next week for Session 4: Restores.

 Hide the Word

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   –  Matthew 16:24