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

Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayer, asking for everything you need.  To do this you must always be ready and never give up.  Always pray for all God's people."
Ephesians 6:18


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Prayer Families for the
Month of January

Tracy & Jack Glidden
Susan, Lewis & Edward Combs
Tarita, Kyel, Chris and Riley Burle
Nancy Evans
J.D., Krista, Jenna & Tyler Felio

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X-Factor Youth Ministry

All Youth

Each Sunday

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Bring a Friend or Two!

Fundraiser:
Thanks to all who sold tickets for the Quilt.  We raised $1,200!

Winter Jam
PPG Paint Center Pittsburgh
Friday January 20th 7:00 pm
Tickets $10.00
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UPCOMING EVENTS


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CHOIR PRACTICE

Wednesday January 25th 6:30
Tuesday February 14th 6:30

Board Meeting
Tuesday
February 14th   7:00 pm

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BIBLE STUDY
Monday January 23rd
Monday February 13th
Monday February 28th
7:00 PM

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX
Monday January 16th
Monday February 6th
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome

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Bucks-in-a-Basket
Sunday January 23rd
Sunday February 12th

This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.


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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

JANUARY 29TH Following Worship

Snow Date: February 5th Following Worship

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ELDER'S MEETING

TUESDAY JANUARY 24TH 6:00 PM


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EVANGELISM VISITATION

Tuesday January 31st 6:30 pm
Tuesday February 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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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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Special Events

Week of Compassion Dinner
Sunday February 19th
4:00 PM
Covered Dish Dinner

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Junior Church Schedule
January 15th:  Tarita Burle
January 22:  Carol Ludwig
January 29th:  Nancy Evans

WORSHIP LEADER
January
Paul Rosneck

DIACONATE SCHEDULE January:
Lana Konopka, Susan Toth, Shelley Williams, Nicholas Rosneck
 Alternates:
Nevin Konopka & Nancy Evans


GREETERS
January
Bob & Jennie Peton


PREPARERS
January:
Paul & Nicholas Rosneck


ELDERS January:
January 15th:   Rick Marker & Bob Peton
Janaury 22:   Carol Ludwig & Steph McCormick
January 29:   Carol Ludwig & Steph McCormick



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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"

Trust Him With Your Children

And Jacob their father said to them, "You have bereaved me: Joseph is not more,
Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin. All these things are against me."

Genesis 42:36

Few people worry more than parents.  It's hard to raise children in a culture like ours; most parent have lots of sleepless
nights worrying about their kids, whatever their age.  Sometimes we worry more about them as young adults than we
did when they were schoolchildren or teenagers.  Jacob's sons nearly drove him crazy.  When we read the story of Jacob's twelve sons, we can understand why he told them, "You have bereaved me."  It's a saga of corruption, rivarly and even violence.

Yet somehow the sons of Jacob were ultimately resolved in the end.  By the end of Genesis, they are reconciled; and by the end of the Bible, their names are on the gates of New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:12).

Parenting is filled with highs and lows.  Store up the good moments, the golden moments, to get you through the tough ones.
And whatever the moment brings, pray.  The prayers of a righteous parent are powerful and effective.  Whenever you're
tempted to say, "All theses things are against me," remember Romans 8:28--all these things are working for the good of those who love Him.


READ:  Genesis 50:15-21

Despite frightening headlines and cultural pressures, our God sits firmly on His heavenly throne and promises to give us
the strength and wisdom to build Christian household filled with godliness and laughter.
David Jeremiah

Daily Reading: 2 Corinthians 10-13

                                                                                                                                                         

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 never grow dim for you.  Strengthen my prayer time, and help me to become a mighty warrior in prayer.
Strengthen my fellowship with other belivers.  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
in need.  Help me to share your love with the world.  All this I ask in Your Precious Holy Name.  Amen.


Something to Really Think About Humor

NO EXCUSE SUNDAY

We will have cots in the foyer for those who say Sunday is their only day to sleep.
Murine will be available for those with tired eyes from watching television too late on Saturday nights.
We will have steel helmets for those who think that church roof would cave in if they ever came to church.
There will be blankets for those who think church is too cold and fans for those who say it is too hot.
We will have hearing aids for those who think the preacher speaks too softly and cotton for those who says he talks too loudly.
Score cards will be available for thsoe who wish to count the hypocrites.
Some relatives will be there for those who like to go visiting on Sundays.
There will be TV dinners for those who can't go to church and cook dinner too.
One section of the church will be devoted to tress and grass for those who seek God through nature.
Finally, the sanctuary will be dressed in Christmas poinsettias and Easter lilies for those who have never seen church
without them.

(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!