Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                             "Original Church Dedicated in 1926"
Junior Church and Nursery are provided during Worship                                                                           "New Church Dedicated May 26, 1991"
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. for all ages

 

 




Disciples of Christ of PA

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If you have a PRAYER REQUEST 

please email it to: pastormike@allisonchristianchurch.org

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This Weeks Memory Verse

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me

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X-Factor Youth Ministry

Meeting each Sunday Evening
5:30 - 7:00
Bring A Friend!

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UPCOMING EVENTS



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People Needed for COMMITTEE'S!

If you would like to take an active part
in the Church and be willing to work
on a committe see Lori.
There is a place for everyone
on any of the Church's Committee's.
Many hands makes easy work.
Please See Lori as soon as possible.

Some committee's needing help:
Jr. Church
Social Life
Property
Diaconates
Preparers
Greeters
Out Reach
X-Factor Youth Ministry

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BIBLE STUDY
Second and Fourth Monday's
at 7:00 pm
in the Social Hall

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CHOIR PRACTICE
Tuesday January 13th 6:30 pm

Followed by
 Board Meeting
7:00 pm


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Bucks-in-a-Basket
Sunday January 18th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.
 

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX
Monday January 19th
7:00 pm
At Denise's

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EVANGELISM VISITATION
Tuesday January 20th
6:30 pm
If you or someone you know
would like a visit please see Pastor Mike.

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Congregational Meeting

Sunday January 25th
Following Church Service

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Donations are being accepted for the Capital Campaign.  Our goal is $50,000
The funds will go toward a new roof and general church repair projects. You can mail you special donation to:

Allison Christian Church 

PO Box 387 

Allison, PA 15413

Mark your check:

ATTN. CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Thank you and God Bless you for your donations.

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"Imagine A Church"

Imagine a church that welcomes you regardless of your age, your looks, the clothes you wear, the amount of money you have, your past experiences, your stage in life or your stage in the journey of faith.
Imagine a church that is amazed by your God given gifts and talents and is eager to help you use them to make the community and world around you better. 
 
Image a church that could step outside the norm, embracing new technology and ideas, while also staying true to a sound Biblical foundation.
 
Imagine a church that challenges the status quo in its Christian life by studying, praying, practicing, and praising with receptive hunger that grows deeper every day.
 
Image a church that seizes the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community through service and spreading the message of hope of Jesus Christ to others.  
 
Imagine a church where strangers and guests are united as a family and want to nurture one another in their spiritual growth. 
 
Our vision is that your imagination becomes reality as we seek to Exalt God!
 
We invite you to join us for our worship service this Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.!
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      We invite you and your family to come and                                 join us as we worship the Lord.                                 All are welcome to partake in communion each sunday.               Nursery and Junior Church are provided.                               "Train up a child in the way he shall go                           and he will not depart from it."
                                          Pastor Michael & Nancy Peton

Rejoice in the Lord Always!
 
 
"FOOD FOR THOUGHT"

Exception to the Rule


The first of all the commandments is: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our GOD the LORD is one.
And you shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength
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Mark 12:29-30

Carl J. Printz, Norway's Consul to Canada during World War II lived a long life and left a deep legacy.  When he was ninety-nine years old, Printz was interviewed on television.  The journalist asked, "Give us the rule you have followed during your long and useful life, the rule which has most influcenced your life and molded your character." Printz replied, "I would mention one definite rule -- one must be temperate in all things."  But he paused and added, "Perhaps I should say temperate in all things except one -- fulfilling the commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and your neightbor as yourself.  These are the only things we can rightly do with excess."

He's right.  The Bible tells us to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to the Lord and to serve Him with passionate zeal.  We can't love God too much, but we can love Him better.  Rather than being conformed to the world, let's be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Let's be temperate in all things this year--except in loving God with all that's within us.



READ:  Romans 12:1-8

To love the Lord my God with all my strength will involve a physical cost.
I must give HIm my body to indwell and through which to speak.
         
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PRAYER:  Father, I come before you praising you and thanking you for your Son, our Savior. 
Open my heart and mind to the understanding of your word. 
Help me to press on in the studying of Your Word.
Help me to have more passion and zeal for you.  Open my eyes to the great love you have for me.  Give me boldness to reach to others with the love you have shown me in the sharing of your word.  May all I do and say give glory and honor to you.  May I ever be on my knees with my eyes lifted to you.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.


Scripture Trivia

Here's a Scripture trivia question:  Who was the first person in the Bible to raise the dead, though he himself never died?  And though he's the most frequently mentioned prophet in Scripture, he didn't write one word of the Bible.  The answer is  . . . Elijah -- the rugged prophet who dominates much of 1 Kings. 

The books of 1 and 2 Kings -- one long book in the Hebrew open with the story of how God blessed Israel during the days of Solomon's death.  As you read 1 Kings, notice that chapters 1 through 11 describe the glory of Solomon's reign, but the remaining chapters tell of the growing failures of the successive kings in both North and South.  Despite occasional lurches toward obedience, the priests, princes and people of God spiraled downward like water through a drain until both nations were wipped away by neighboring empires. 

Throughout the story, Elijah and his fellow prophets --- men like Nathan, Ahijah, and Jehu -- vainly called their nations to repentance.  God's people today are still warning, cautioning, and proclaiming His message.  At times, like Elijah, we see little outward success.  But there's never reason to be discouraged where God is concerned.  In reading 1 Kings, we learn that even the downward twists and turns of history serve the ultimate purposes of God, and the story of Elijah and his times reminds us that God is still on his throne as King of Israel and as Lord of all.

KEY THOUGHT:  The decline of Israel during and after the days of Solomon warns us of the dangers of complacency, but also teaches us to practice the boldness of Elijah.

Three Approaches to Reading the Bible

There are many ways to read the Bible, but these three methods work and they will bear fruit.  If you are not reading God's Word daily right now, that can change by using one of these simple plans or approaches.  Depending on your daily schedule, you can pick a way to read the Bible that works best for you.  Enjoy your reading!

(1) PICK A BOOK
Other than reading the Bible straight through from Genesis to Revelation, choosing a book of the Bible is the easiest
way to begin.  But you can choose the books you read based on length or based on subject matter.

BOOKS BY LENGTH:
The greastest sense of accomplishment will come by starting with short books rather than long ones.  Obadiah, Philemon,
and Jude each have one chapter; Ruth, several of the Minor Prophets, and some of Paul's epistles have fewer than
five chapters, and so on.  It is better to start small and be encouraged by your accomplishment than to start big (like with
Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, or Revelation) and grow discouraged.  An advantage of this approach is that it requires no other study aids.  The Bible is all you need.

BOOKS BY SUBJECT MATTER:
The Bible contains five broad categoreis of subject matter that could be chosen based on personal interest or perference:

HISTORY:  Genesis - Esther plus Acts (Written in narrative, historical style)

WISDOM/POETRY:  Job - Song of Songs (Full of poetic imagery)

PROPHETIC/APOCALYPTIC:  Isaiah - Malachi plus Revelation (The most challenging subject matter)

GOSPELS Matthew - John (Mark is shortest; John is thematic rather than biographical)

EPIESTLES:  Romans - Jude (practical theology and instruction for the Christian life)

(2) PICK A TOPIC
There is no shortage of topics one could choose to read about in the Bible.  The two broadest being a subject or a person(s):

SUBJECTS:  Read about love, war, sex, discipline, creation, wisdom, judgment, money, angels, marriage, children, anger, and the list goes on.  Pick a subject that interests you, or about which you have quetions, and pursue it in an open-ended fashion.  Or, purpose to study a subject-a-month for a year.  Reading just 15 minutes a day for 30 days equals 7.5 hours -
a mini-course in a topic related to your life.

PEOPLE:  Read about Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus' disciples (by name or as a group), Paul, Peter, John Barnabas, one of several Marys -- and more.

For a subject or character study, you will need some sort of topical study guide or a Bible concordance (either or both are found in many of today's study Bibles).  A topical study guide will group relevant passages together for you; a concordance will list every verse in which "love/loves" or "Abraham" is mentioned.  Then, it is simply a matter of reading through all of the relevant verses.

(3) PICK A PURPOSE
This approach allows you to embrace the purpose for which certain parts of the Bible were written.  For instance . . .

PSALMS - staying focused on (worshipping) God in the midst of life's trials.

PROVERBS - gaining wisdom needed to live a skillful godly life.

SONG OF SONGS - exploring the depths of marital love and romance.

ECCLESIASTES - understanding why the world can't satisfy man's deepest longings.

DANIEL - Examining evidence that God rules the world and the affairs of kings.

MATTHEW - proving to a Jewish audience that Jesus was the Messiah.

JOHN - demonstrating that Jesus was the divine Son of God.

ACTS - relating a record of the supernatural explosion of the early Church.

1 CORINTHIANS - answering a variety of questions about Christian living.

REVELATION - outlining God's victorious plan for the end of the present age.

Each of the above three approaches works well when you designate a specific amount of time to study every day.
Begin reading, mark your place at the end of the allotted time and continue reading the next day.

Make time for GOD's Word!