Sunday, January 20, 2019
Lanse Evangelical Free Church

The Online News Bulletin of Lanse Free Church

This Week at LEFC


  • MOPS,, 9:15-111:25am

Wednesday (1.23)

  • Prayer Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Family Bible Night, 7:00pm
  • Missions Ministry Team, 8:00pm


  • Sons of God, 6:30-8:30pm


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

Sunday (1.27)

  • Sunday School, 9:00am
  • Worship Service, 10:00am
  • Annual Reports and Vision Meeting


Serving:  January 20 — January 27

Sunday School Greeters: Nancy Wertz + Ruth Murray — Haylee Shimmel +Jamie Johnston

Worship Service Greeters: Anthony Pace + Nancy Wertz — Haylee Shimmel + Jamie Johnston

Nursery:  Robin Mitchell + Becky Schiefer — Kaitlyn McGonigal + Kelly Woodling

Little Learners: Darla Kyler + Katlyn Folmar — Judy Carlson +Meizhen Belko

Bible Explorers: Mary Beth Moslak + Amy Merritt — Renee Mostyn + Haylee Shimmel

Prayer Room: John & Becky Forcey — Bob & Sylvia Gisewhite

Coffee Ministry: Andy & Bonnie Dobash — Family Meal & Meeting

Church Lock Up: Andy Dobash — Hospitality Team


Church Family News


Special Music

Has God blessed you with the gift of music? Share your gifts this year during our service! We are looking for individuals to play special music or sing during the offering. See Anita Allen or Amy Jo Belko if you are interested in this opportunity.

Harvest Prayer Time

Each month, a group of people meet to pray specifically for the lost in our community and upcoming outreach ministries for our church. You are invited to join us for Harvest Prayer time on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00am. Spend some time praying for our Wild Game Dinner and the opportunity to share the Gospel with those in our community.

Pregnancy Resource Clinic – Baby Bottle Blessings

SCPRC office manager, Mariele Schechter joins us today to share more about the ministry of the Pregnancy Resource Clinic. We will once again partner with the PRC and their Baby Bottle Blessing campaign to help fund the work there. Stop by the table in the foyer and take one home to fill with your change over the next month to help raise money for this important outreach in State College.

Annual Reports and Vision Meeting

Our Annual Reports & Vision meeting will be held on January 27th, and our Hospitality Team has been hard at work preparing a menu for our theme meal. Please help the team by signing up in the foyer today for the Soup-er-bowl of sandwiches, salads, sweets, and of course, soups! A variety of items are needed to have a successful dinner. Plan to stay for a time of food and fellowship after service. Then stay to hear how the Lord has blessed us in 2018!

Tax Receipts

If you need a tax receipt for your giving in 2018 and have not gotten one previously, please let Anita Allen know so that she can prepare one for you.

Wild Game Dinner 2019 Planning

Planning continues for our Wild Game Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 16th at 5:00pm. Their next meeting will be held after service on Sunday, February 3rd. See Jamie Morgan or Andy Dobash to be involved or with any ideas, needs, or questions. Our special guest speaker is Steve Sorensen ( Be praying about who you might invite to this year’s outreach event. Take a posters from the foyer and help advertise our event.

Wild Game Dinner 2019 Food

Signup sheets are posted in the Foyer for our food and kitchen help needs. Many hands make light work, so sign up to help in the kitchen or with serving our event. Jamie Morgan is coordinating the wild game dishes for our guests. He is also collecting venison to create a main dish. See him if you have meat to donate and don’t want to cook it yourself. We also need willing bakers to provide us with 25-30 pies.

Family Bible Week Advanced Planning

Our Children’s Ministry Coordinator is beginning the advanced planning for Family Bible Week 2019. Are you interested in being a part of this advanced planning team? See Misty Michaels.

Going to Summer Camp?

We will be sending a group of kids to summer camp at Miracle Mountain Ranch June 23-28. So far, we have 4 girls registered and a few of our teens planning on volunteering this summer. Early registration forms need to be turned in to Marilynn by January 30th to take part in the $30 discount. The cost per camper for regular camp (ages 8-18) will be $195 if you make this deadline. Buckaroo camp (ages 6-9) is also available for our younger campers at a cost of $75 for this minicamp (June 19-21 or August 4-6). Questions? See Marilynn Kristofits.

Gideon Fund

Last week we highlighted the Gideons and the work they do in spreading God’s Word. You can give to this cause by marking your gift “Gideon Fund” and droping it in the offering plate.

Snow Removal Signup

Thank you for those who have signed up to help with snow removal. We are still in need of some help to keep our sidewalks safe during February and March. Sign up in the foyer today to help meet this need. Questions? See Bryan Sones.

Save the Date – Stay Sharp

The 13th Annual Stay Sharp theology conference will be held February 28 – March 1 at Waterdam Church. The theme this year is the Doctrine of the Human Condition, and we plan to send a group from LEFC to this conference. For more information, pick up a flyer in the foyer and see Pastor Matt.

Explore the Bible Sunday School Class

Our adult and youth Sunday School classes will continue their study in the book of Genesis using the Explore the Bible series. Pick up your free copy in the foyer and join for Session 9: Assurance.

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