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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

The Online News Bulletin of Lanse Free Church


Wednesday (11.20)

  • Prayer Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • Family Bible Night 7:00 pm
  • Worship Team Rehearsal

Thursday (11.21)

  • Celebration Choir, 7:00 pm

Saturday (11.23)

  • Men's Breakfast, 7:30 am
  • Ladies' Afternoon Tea, 1:00 pm

Sunday (11.24)

  • Sunday School, 9:00 am
  • Worship, 10:00 am
  • Ministerium Thanksgiving Service, 7:00 pm


Serving:  November 17  //  November 24

Sunday School Greeters:  Ruth Murray + Judy Carlson // Andy Dobash + Anthony Pase

Worship Service Greeters: Haylee Shimmel + Jamie Johnston // Nancy Wertz + Anthony Pase

Nursery: Dalton Kristofits+ Dottie Isaacson // Ruth Murray + Stephanie Quick

Little Learners:  Misty & Jeremiah Michaels // Cathie & Laurie Verost

Bible Explorers:  Cindy & Laura Michaels // Judy Carlson + Addison Yatchik

Prayer Corners:  Keith & Pennie Folmar + Judy Carlson // John & Becky Forcey + Anita Allen

Coffee Ministry:  Andy & Bonnie Dobash // Becky Hubler

Church Lock Up: Andy Dobash // Cindy Green

Church Family News

You Are Invited!

  • Men's Breakfast with Kim Cone, November 23rd @ 7:30am
  • Afternoon Tea with Jan Cone, November 23rd @ 1:00pm
  • West Branch Ministerium's Thanksgiving Service, November 24th @ 7:00pm

New Children’s Sunday School Class

Beginning December 1st, we will be offering Children’s Sunday School classes for those in grades K-6. The kids will be working through the Gospel Project for Kids and all are invited to join in as they walk through the big picture of the Bible for the next 3 years. Join us at 9:00am. Questions? See Misty Michaels.

West Branch Ministerium Thanksgiving Service

The West Branch Ministerium Thanksgiving service will be held November 24th at 7:00pm here at the church. Our speaker will be Kim Cone, our missionary to Central Africa Republic. An offering will be taken to help continue the work of the West Branch Salvation Army Service Unit with their compassion ministry. Our Hospitality team is organizing some finger foods for after the service. Sign up in the foyer if you can provide one of the suggested sweet or savory snacks.

Thanksgiving Baskets

The deaconesses are collecting donations of food items to help brighten the Thanksgiving holiday of needy families in our community. Nonperishable items may be brought to the church next Sunday morning. Please be sure to check the expiration dates on your donations to ensure they are fresh. If you know of any families who could use a basket this season, talk to our Deaconess team: Sylvia Gisewhite, Becky Hubler, Heather Hurley, Kay Knaul, Cindy Michaels, Renee Mostyn, Ildiko Schall, Sue Swisher, or Pam Weaver.

Save the Date – Wild Game Dinner 2020

Mark your calendars and join us for our 2020 Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, March 21st with special speaker Kim Cone. Hunters: don’t forget to save some meat for our dinner. The first planning meeting will be held Sunday, January 12th after church. We would love to have you join us and be involved this year. See Jamie Morgan if you have any ideas, needs, or questions.

Deck the Halls

You are invited to help ready our church for the Christmas season on Wednesday, December 4th as we deck the halls. Plan now to join the youth at 6:00pm as they set up the tree, hang banners, and put all the other special touches in and around our church building.

Snow Removal Signup

The weather has turned cold, and the snow has begun to fall. 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.

Treasures for Children

Join the deaconesses as they partner with the Salvation Army to brighten the lives of needy children within the West Branch community. If you would like to participate, please sign out a tag from the table in the foyer. Unwrapped gifts should to be returned to the church on Sunday, December 8th or Wednesday, December 11th.

Challenge 2020 – Restless: Longing and Belonging

Perhaps now more than ever, students have the world at their fingertips. Yet it doesn’t seem to fill the void. At Challenge 2020, your teen will be pointed to the power of the gospel as the only thing that can fill this void and offer true rest. All students 7th – 12th grades are invited to attend the EFCA’s national youth conference held in Kansas City, MO July 13-17. Mikalah Beveridge is planning to lead our group this Summer. With registration opening January 6th, now is the time to begin organizing our group.  See Mikalah with any questions or to let her know you plan to attend.

Our Daily Bread

The latest edition of Our Daily Bread for December, January, and February is now available in the foyer by the Community Bulletin Board.

PRC Open House

You are invited to Pregnancy Resource Clinic’s Holiday Open House on Monday, December 9th from 5-8 pm. Take this opportunity to see the clinic and the work being done there. More information can be found on the Community Bulletin Board in the foyer. RSVP by visiting their website:

Sunday School Classes

Join us next Sunday for a special Sunday school class with the Cones! Kim and Jan will be joining us to share the work that they have done in Central Africa Republic and present the vision for their new ministry opportunity. Our Adult and Youth Sunday School classes will begin their new study using the Explore the Bible series next week. Pick up your free copy of Numbers; Deuteronomy in the foyer and join the Adult and Youth Classes for Session 1: God Leads. Our new children’s class will also begin their study in the Gospel Project for Kids: A People Restored.

Hide the Word

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”  -  1 John 5:11-13

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Lanse Free Church

255 Cotohisc Road
Lanse, PA 16849
Phone: 814.345.6500

Sunday School: 9:00am
Worship: 10:00am

Prayer Meeting: Wednesday, 7:00pm

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