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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 If you would like a copy of this past weeks sermon notes, please email your request to:  info@allisonchristianchurch.org and we will send you the information. 

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This Weeks Memory Verse

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God, not a result of works,
so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9


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X-Factor Youth Ministry

Sunday Evenings
5:30 -7:00 pm


Anyone who would like to volunteer to come and
help with the youth, please see Denise or Stephanie.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Road & Church Clean Up
Saturday April 5th
Road Clean Up starting at 9:00 am
Church Clean Up starting at 11:00 am
Please come and lend a hand!


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Bucks In A Basket
Sunday April 6th

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Choir Practice
April 8th 6:30 pm

Board Meeting
April 8th 7:00 pm

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Palm Sunday Baptism & Breakfast
The youth will be preparing breakfast following the Palm Sunday Service & Baptism

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Women's Prayer Box
Monday April 21st
7:00 pm



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Evangelism Visitation
Tuesday April 22nd
6:30 pm

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BAMA Thursday
Lenten Services Schedule



April 3rd  7:00 pm
St Andrew's Lutheran
Speaker: Pastor Mike Peton

April 10th 7:00 pm
First Christian Church Republic
Speaker:  Pastor Cynthia Hackett

April 18th 8:00 pm
Good Friday Service
St. Peter's
Speaker:  Father Joseph Armamento


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Eagle Scout Project

Nicholas Rosneck is starting his Eagle Scout project.  He is going to rebuild the Honor Roll at the Allison II VFD.
He is accepting any donation to help with the financing of this project. 
No donation is to small.

Donations can be mailed to:

Nicholas Rosneck
PO Box 78
Fairbank, PA  15435

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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"

Our Hope In Trials


In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.
Psalm 86:7

This past November, Typhoon Haiyan devastated costal towns in the Philippines, killing thousands and making hundreds of thousands homeless as its storm surge raked its water across the numerous islands in the Philippines.  The city of Tacloban was destroyed, creating communication, medical, food and housing issues for the survivors.

One young mother was found wandering -- alone and sad.  A television interview revealed that she had lost her husband and all six of her daughters.  She had found them in the debris and made a makeshift cover for their bodies.  Numb with grief, she asked, "Where do I go?"

Where do we go when we are heartbroken and in despair?  We go to the One who loves us with an everlasting love.  We do not comprehend fully why events like this storm occur, but we do know that it is not God's will that children perish
(Matthew 18:14).  Jesus himself made this assurance.

If you have gone through a loss recently, especially the loss of a child, you have the assurance from God Himself that you will see your child again one day and that God will keep your little one safe for eternity.  God will attend to the voice of our call.

READ:  Matthew 19:13-14

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God.
                                                                                                                         Charles L. Allen

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.
Open my mind to your great wisdom.
Lord thank you for showing me compassion and love. May I in turn
spread your compassion and love to others I meet.  Use me, oh Lord to help those who are in need. May I always find strength and direction in you.  May I ever be on my knees with my eyes lifted to you.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.


Prayer Promotes Unity

On the day you and your spouse were married, you became one in the eyes of God. From that moment on, however,      there is still a process of becoming one in your everyday lives. The living out of this unity doesn't just happen; it takes      time and effort.

The most difficult thing about a marriage is that there are two people in it. If you were just trying to work through things     by yourself, you could certainly do a good job of it. But in marriage you have to mesh your dreams, desires, attitudes, assumptions, needs and habits with those of your spouse. The effort to do so can cause strife. When you pray with your spouse, you are drawn into unity with God and, as a result, with one another.


PRAYER:
Thank You, Lord, for your word.  Your Word came into our world when
You sent Jesus, full of humility and speaking truth in love.  You communicated Your love
when You laid down Your life.  Help us to spend time in prayer together with you.  Empower us
to create a safe place in our marriage to become one flesh through prayer.  Help us to find
time in our busy schedules for each other.  Let the way we communicate honor and reflect You, the Word of Life.   
Amen.

(resource from FamilyLife Today)  

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!