Sunday, March 18, 2018
Lanse Evangelical Free Church
The Online News Bulletin of Lanse Free Church
This Week at LEFC
– Prayer Meeting, 7:00pm
– Family Bible Night, 7:00pm
– Worship Team Rehearsal, 8:15pm
– Celebration Choir, 7:00pm
– Sunday School, 9:00am
– Worship, 10:00am
– Fellowship Hall in Use, 12:30-5:00pm
Serving: March 18 — March 25
Greeters: Nancy Morlock + Ildiko Schall — Dottie Glass + Vera Edgren
Nursery: Cindy Green + Ruth Murray — Becky Forcey + Katlyn Folmar
Children’s Church: Bonnie Dobash + Drew & Isaac Mitchell — Becky Hubler + Alisa Liptak
Prayer Room: Curt & Steph Quick — Andy & Bonnie Dobash
Coffee Ministry: Andy & Bonnie Dobash — Don & Linda Carlson
Church Lock Up: Andy Dobash — Bryce Craft
Church Family News
Calling all men of the Lanse Evangelical Free Church – young men, old men, teenagers and boys: Join us for a men’s breakfast and a time of fellowship and encouragement. We will meet Saturday, April 7 at 7:30am in the fellowship hall. Sign up in the foyer to let us know you are coming. The men are looking for some donations of food for their meal. Sign up in the foyer to provide some breakfast food for our meal.
Family Bible Night Recognition Night
Our FBN program will wrap up another year on Wednesday, March 28th. Please come and hear what the kids have been learning this year followed by a time of refreshments. FBN teachers are reminded to bring two dozen cookies.
Resurrection Snack Social
The Hospitality Team will be hosting a snack social before services on Resurrection Sunday. Please sign up in the foyer to help supply some finger pastries for this event. Bring your donations ready to serve by 9:15 on April 1st.
Our Daily Bread – He Is Risen
We received a limited number of a special edition of Our Daily Bread – 10 reflections for the Easter Season and available by the Community Bulletin Board.
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 April 1st.
Allegheny District Annual Conference
The Allegheny District will hold their 36th annual conference at Fellowship Community Church in Grove City on April 28th. The theme for this year’s conference is “How to be and build leaders like Jesus,” and our speaker this year is Joel Zaborowski. Registration for this free conference is available online and flyers are in the foyer. If you are interested in going as part of a group from LEFC, please see Pastor Matt.
Marriage and Family Seminar
Mountain Top Alliance Church in Snowshoe, PA, will be hosting a Marriage and Family Seminar with Dr. Tedd Tripp, the best-selling author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Learn how to be a better spouse and parent through biblical principles with a focus on the wellspring of the heart and the transforming enablement of the gospel. This conference will be held May 4th 6:30-9:30pm and May 5th 9:00am-12:30pm. Visit mountaintopcma.org for more information and to register for this event.
Photography and Media Summit
Miracle Mountain Ranch will host this weekend retreat designed for those who aspire to learn video and photography skills for the glory of God. John Kristofits is organizing a group to attend again this year. The dates for this year’s Summit is May 11-13 and the cost is $135 per person. If we get a group of 5 together there is a $15 discount. See John Kristofits if you plan to attend. Visit mmrm.org for more information.
Father and Son Retreat
You are invited to join Pastor Matt and his sons as they travel to Miracle Mountain Ranch for this retreat May 18-20. This is a rustic retreat designed to provide a step back to focus on growing in God’s Word and building father-son relationships through awesome activities. Take this opportunity to get away and share some father/son time in the great outdoors. Pastor Matt will be leading the weekend as they go “Digging for Wisdom.” Housing will be at the main camp. Our church will receive a $15 per person discount. Contact Marilynn Kristofits to register for this retreat. Visit mmrm.org for more information.
Opportunities for Giving
We have several giving accounts opened for designated giving. Prayerfully consider supporting these needs:
Oaxaca – Assist the believers in La Lopa, Oaxaca in finishing building their church. John Forcey will travel to La Lopa April 10th and deliver our gift to them for this project. Please mark your gift “Oaxaca” and place it in the offering plate.
Challenge – We have a group of 15 students and adults heading to Challenge 2018 this summer. Mark your gift “Challenge.” Approximate need: $4,500.
Summer Camp – We have four kids signed up for Buckaroo Camp (ages 6-9) June 20-22 and one camper signed up for Wild West Camp (Ages 8-18) July 29-August 3 at Miracle Mountain Ranch. Mark your gift “camp fund” to help offset the registration fees. Still needed: $145
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.
West Branch Ministerium Lenten Services & Lunches
A schedule of the Ministerium Lenten Services held on Sunday evenings is on Community Bulletin Board in the foyer. Senior Lenten Lunches continue each Wednesday of Lent. Please call Gethsemane Church office (345-6860) to place a reservation.
Cradle to The Cross
As part of the Lenten services held by the ministerium, Gethsemane UMC will present their Easter drama Cradle to The Cross next weekend. This drama will be shown on March 23 & 24 at 7:00pm and March 25 at 3:00pm. Consider attending.
Gospel Project Sunday School Class
Our Adult Sunday School classes will continue our study using The Gospel Project: Letters to God’s People. Copies are available in the foyer. Join us for Session 4: Toward an Enduring Identity.
Hide The Word
“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:44-45a