Ministries of Lanse Evangelical Free Church

Family Bible Night

Kids and youth, from preschool to senior high – there’s something for all ages on Wednesday nights! Join us for classes, activities, and worship with friends. Wednesday, 7- 8:00PM, Sept-Apr

Prayer Meeting

Wednesday nights, while kids are in FBN, adults meet in the Prayer Room for an hour of dedicated prayer time. There’s no requirement to pray out loud, just to lend your time and prayers. Wednesday, 7-8:00PM


Do you want to be the best mom you can be? Whether you’re an expecting mom or an experienced mom, you’re welcome to come and share at Mothers of Preschoolers alternating Tuesdays September - May. Join other moms as they share advice, experience, and coffee. Tuesday, 9:15-11:25AM, Sept-May. For more information on this program, click here.

Sunday School

Want to know more about the Bible? We have Sunday School classes every week, one hour before the service. There are classes for middle school to adult. Reading and study materials are provided by the church – you just have to bring yourself and an inquisitive mind! Sundays, 9:00AM

Link Groups

There are small groups that meet to enjoy food, fellowship, and growth in God’s word.

6:00pm, Ruth Murray
6:30pm, Matt & Heather Mitchell

7:00pm, Matt Modzel

Prayer Ministry

If you would like to pray with someone , there will be a couple available in the prayer room after Sunday morning service. They would be happy to pray for or with you, or are there just to talk with. We also have a prayer chain of people dedicated to prayer for requests throughout the week. If you have a request you would like others to pray about, email it to [email protected] or text your request to 814.205.3072. You can also call Ruth Murray at 345.5423.

Find Us Online

Everything you need to know about Lanse Free Church – our statement of faith, information about Pastor Matt, or what to expect on Sunday mornings – can be found here, at Are you on Facebook? We post updates about 2-3 times/week on upcoming events, recent testimonies, or new sermons posted online. “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Church Office

Our church office is open every week, Monday – Thursday, from 9:00-2:00 and Friday 9:00-12:00. You can reach Marilynn Kristofits in the office by telephone, at 345.6500, or email: [email protected] If you would like information to be in this week’s bulletin, please have it in by 10:00AM Thursday.


There are many free resources available in our church library, located to the right as you leave the sanctuary. We have books, sermons on CD, children’s books, DVDs, and VHS on a multitude of subjects. All are there for you to sign out at your convenience. />Our library is now accessible online! Search for a book to read here.

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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Dear Church Family,

In 586BC, the city of Jerusalem was attacked and overrun by the Babylonians, who then also destroyed the beloved temple of the LORD. And when that happened, the weeping prophet Jeremiah composed the long poem that we call “Lamentations.”

Lamentations is a sad but beautiful poem filled with sorrow over the good things that the people of God had had ripped away from them.

I love it that there is a whole book of the Bible dedicated to sadness–because grief and sadness and loss and sorrow are a normal part of life in our broken world. Good things get taken away from us, and when that happens, it is right to be sad.

And the Bible provides a God-authorized way of expressing our sadness to the Lord in prayers of lament. They’re not just in Lamentations, but all through the Bible, especially the Psalms.

I’m thankful that in these days of the Coronavirus where so many things we love are being taken away from us, that God has given us good ways to talk to Him about our sadness. To take our sorrow to Him.

In light of the expanded social distancing guidelines and the current statewide stay at home order, our church will not be gathering for in-person corporate worship for at least the month of April.

We will continue to provide a weekly Guide to Worship at Home and a recorded video message from me.

I think the experiment we tried last week with a Family Fellowship Meeting on Zoom went really well, so we’re going try it again this Sunday at 11am. This week, Matt Cox is planning to visit with us during that time and give us a little update on things up at Miracle Mountain Ranch. Check your email from the church office for information about how to connect. Let us know if you need any technical help started.

We are also going to postpone and reschedule the April Church Family meeting as there is nothing that the congregation needs to decide together at this time. We are asking all of our ministries and ministry teams to only meet in-person if it is necessary. See your ministry team or Link Group leader for further plans.

It is going to be really hard for us to not be together for a whole other month. Not sharing the Lord's Supper will be hard this coming Sunday, but how sweet will it be when we can do it again?! And Resurrection Sunday next weekend will be especially painful.

It’s right for us to be sad about these losses. It’s right for us to cry and to express our grief to the Lord.

And you might wonder how we will we ever get through this extended time of trial?

Right in the middle of the saddest poem in the Bible are these words:

“Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV).

Yes, we get the lyrics to that precious hymn from one of the saddest parts of the Bible!

No matter how bad it gets we know that God is faithful and that every single morning, He serves up new mercies for that day.

Every single day.

His compassions are every morning without fail. With the dawn comes a new wave of God’s mercy.

Remember, Jesus doesn’t want us to worry about tomorrow. Each day has a enough trouble of its own. But each day also has all of the grace we need to trust and follow Him.

"Strength for today
and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside
Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord Unto Me."

In His Grip,

- Pastor Matt Mitchell
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