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

 

 

Sunday Sermon Notes


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

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.  The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.  Matthew 26:41

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Prayer Families for the
Month of Oct
Sam and Jen Martin
Jason, Bethany, Grace and Micah Hatalsky
Grace Hatfield and Kim Riffle
Brandon Watson and Jodilyn Golnik
Jeff, Cheryl, Beth and Matthew Johnson

Prayer Families for the
Month of Nov
Adam & Brittany Rosneck
Patty DeAngelo and Family
Michael, Helena and Mason Peton
Chris and Riley Burle

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          NEW YOUTH               MINISTRY IN ACTION    (NYMIA)

If your not here your Missing In Action!

All Youth
Note we have changed our Name
to NYMIA

  X-Factor
is still a base for our teaching.

eXtreme
F-aith
A-cceptance
C-ourage
T-eachings
O-bedience
R-eward


Sunday Regular meeting time
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Bring a Friend or Two!

To our Youth:
Saturday Nov 4th 1:00 pm
Singing at Uniontown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Uniontown

Shopping for Samaritan Shoe Boxes on Saturday Nov 4th at appx. 2:00


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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Special Veteran's Program
Sunday Nov 5th
9:00 am
Come and Honor Our Local Veterans.
Special Progam by Vietnam Veterans
Guest Speaker Brandon Rumbaugh
Presentation of Colors by
Albert Gallatin and Laurel Highlands ROTC
Gun Salute and Taps
Come for a Moving Morning of Worship


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Nursing Home Singing
and Visitation

Saturday Nov 4th  1:00 PM
Uniontown Health and Rehabilitation Center

Scripture says to
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord"

Even if you don't think you can sing come and make some joyful noise unto the Lord and a hand of comfort to the residence.


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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX

Monday Nov 13th
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome

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Bucks-in-a-Basket

Sunday Nov 12th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.


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ELDER'S MEETING

MONDAY OCT 30TH 7:00 PM
AT CHARLOTTE HUGHES HOME

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CHOIR PRACTICE

Tuesday Nov 14th  6:30 pm

BOARD MEETING
Tuesday
Nov 14th  7:00 pm

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BIBLE STUDY

Monday Nov 6th and 20th at 7:00 pm

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EVANGELISM VISITATION


Tuesday Nov 21st  6:30 pm
If you or someone you know
would like a visit please see Pastor Mike.


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Shut-In Visits

If you or Anyone you know
would like a visit
Please Call Pastor Mike

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Stewardship
 Yearly Pledge Cards will be collected
on Sunday Nov 26th 


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HANGING OF GREENS

Saturday Dec 2nd at 4:00 pm
Come and help decorate the Santcuary for Advent and Christmas
Followed by a light meal and special service.

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
8:00 PM


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Library News

There are a lot of good books in our library. 
All books are free to take out. 
Just fill out the library card and place it in the Book Out Box.  Happy Reading!

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Junior Church Schedule

Oct 1:  Carol Ludwig
Oct 8th:  Bob Peton
Oct 15:  Lana Konopka
Oct 22nd:  Stephanie McCormick
Oct 29th:  Jen Martin

Nov 5th:  Tricia Reposky
Nov 12th:  Veteran's Day
Nov 19th:  Thanksgiving
Nov 26th:  Edward Combs

Dec 3rd:  Nancy Evans
Dec 10th:  Nicholas Rosneck
Dec 17th:  Paul Rosneck
Dec 24th:  Christmas
Dec 31st:  Susie Combs

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WORSHIP LEADER

Oct:  Paul Rosneck
Nov:  Stephanie McCormick
Dec:  Denise Marker

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DIACONATE SCHEDULE


Oct.
Jean Arnold, Jessica Peton, Chris Konopka, Edward Combs

Oct. Alternates

George Reposky, Jennie Peton

Nov.
Susie Combs, Lois Scabis, Tricia Reposky,
Brandon Watson

Nov. Alternates
Jean Arnold & Edward combs

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GREETERS


Oct:
Brandon Watson

Nov:
Susie Combs

Dec:
Nancy Evans

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PREPARERS

Oct:
Jennie Peton & Bob Peton

Nov:
Shelley Williams & Susan Toth

Dec:
Kathy Moser & Ed Walsh

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ELDERS: Oct, Nov & Dec

Oct 22nd:  Bob Peton & Paul Rosneck
Oct 29th:  Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes

Nov 5th:  Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes
Nov 12th & 19th: 
        Stephanie McCormick & Carol Ludwig
Nov 26th:  Rick Marker & Bob Peton

Dec 3rd:  Paul Rosneck & Bob Peton
Dec 10th&17th:  Charlotte Hughes & Will Chambers
Dec 24th & 31st:
        Carol Ludwig & Stephanie McCormick


BULLETIN SPONSOR

Oct:
Brandon Watson in memory of           Fagioletti Family

Nov:
Lana & Chris Konopka in
memory of Martin Konopka

Dec:
Denise & Rick Marker
in memory of loved ones
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NEWS LETTER SPONSOR

  Oct, Nov, Dec:
Floyd Coddington in honor of wife           Patty Coddington

Charlotte Hughes in memory of Pearl Hallam

Rick & Denise Marker
in memory of loved ones



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CHILD PROTECTIVE CLEARANCES

The State of Pennsylvania is requiring all people within the Church who come in direct contact with children to have
Protective Clearances done. 
There are two forms that need sent in.
You can do this on line at
www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS 
and the state police website - Form SP4-164
The cost is $10.00 for each form.

Please do this ASAP and give your
clearances to Lori.
 
If you are an Elected Board Officer, Junior Church Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader and Pastor, you are required to file for clearances.  See Lori for forms or you can go to the websites and register.  The cost is $20.00 for both.
If you are unable to cover the cost
see Pastor Mike.

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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.!
Don't forget to LIKE US on Facebook!

      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"

EMPTY WORDS

I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:1

No one wants to be the recipient of broken promises or empty words.  We pull away from people who cannot be trusted;
whereas, we respect and admire people who keep their word.  In the parable of the good soil, Jesus warns against treating
God's Word as empty (Matthew 13:1-23).  We do this when we hold the Bible at arm's length, reading it but never
allowing the words to sink in or change us.  While we may not say it aloud, our self-sufficient and fear-based actions reveal
our lack of trust in His promises

The words that matter to us are the words that transform us.  We easily discard the words of a stranger but carefully consider
the words of a wise friend.  Does God's Word have a place of priority in our lives?  As we rest in the security of Christ's
affection for us, His love will overflow from our lives into the lives of others.  We will allow His Word to transform and
direct us.



READ:  Matthew 3:1-23

If you know that God loves you, don't question the direction He takes you.

Daily Reading: Ezra 8-10

                                                                                                                                                         

PRAYER:  Lord God, 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.
May my light always shine bright for you.  Strengthen my prayer time, and help me to become a mighty warrior in prayer.
Strengthen my fellowship with other believers. Help me to share your great love with others. Give me a true heart of worship and help me to be obedient to your word and callings on my life. May my love for others be selfless, and my heart never be shut when I see a brother or sister in need or lonely.  Help me to share your love with the world.  All this I ask in Your Precious Holy Name.  Amen.


GUEST SPEAKER

Pastor Arturo Castaneda from Lima Peru

Pastor Arturo and his mother blessed our congreation with a special visit and service on Sunday Oct 8th.  He presented slides from his mission work in Peru and the starting of new church ministries in the poor section of Lima and in the mountain jungle areas.  He also is now involved in starting new churchs in Argentina. 

His message on the Year of Jubilee was a great blessing to all.
 
Continue to keep Pastor Arturo, his family and ministry in prayer.

If you would like to make a donation to support his ministry see Lori Rosneck for further information.



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Something to Really Think About

"The Lords Prayer"

The Lord is my Shepherd
(That is Relationship!)

I shall not want.
(That is Supply!)

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
(That is Rest!)

He leadeth me beside the still waters
(That is Refreshment!)

He restoreth my soul
(That is Healing!)

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
(That is Guidance!)

For His name's sake
(That is Purpose!)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
(That is testing!)

I will fear no evil
(That is Protection!)

For Thou art with me
(That is Faithfulness!)

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me
(That is Discipline!)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies
(That is Hope!)

Thou annointest my head with oil
(That is Consecration!)

My cup runneth over
(That is Abundance!)

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
(That is Blessing!)

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
(That is Security!)

Forever.
(That is Eternity!)



(Thanks for Lori Rosneck who recentely put this in our monthly news letter!)

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!