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

Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.  Ephesians 4:32

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Prayer Families for the
Month of April
Dave King, Cheryl, Susan & families
Barry, Marge & Barry Jr Hatalsky
Will Chambers
Rhonda & Rob Briggs & Family

Month of May
Shirley Jones,
Leo, Daisy & Dylan Jones
Alan & Kathy Scabis & Family
Charlotte Hughes
Blanche Mirkiewitz

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X-Factor Youth Ministry

All Youth

Each Sunday

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

To our Youth:
Very! Very! Very!
Proud of all of you! 
Great Job with the
Youth Sunday Worship Service

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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CHOIR PRACTICE

Tuesday May 9th 6:30

BOARD MEETING
Tuesday
May 9th 7:00 pm

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BIBLE STUDY
Monday May 15th
7:00 PM

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EVANGELISM VISITATION

Tuesday May 16th 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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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX

Monday May 22nd
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome

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Elders Meeting

Tuesday May 23rd 7:00 pm
at Charlotte Hughes

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Bucks-in-a-Basket

Sunday May 28th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.



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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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CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday July 23rd  1:00 pm
at Redstone Field

Bring your favorite covered dish and a friend!

      

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Junior Church Schedule


April 23rd:  Bill Hughes
April 30th  Carol Ludwig

May 7th:  Susie Combs
May 14th:  Mother's Day
May 21st:  Lana Konopka
May 28th:  Edward Combs

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WORSHIP LEADER

April:  Stephanie McCormick
May:  Denise Marker

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DIACONATE SCHEDULE

APRIL:
Jean Arnold, Jessica Peton, Christ Konopka, Edward Combs

April Alternates:
George Reposky, Jennie Peton

MAY:
Susie Combs, Lois Scabis, Tricia Reposky,
Brandon Watson

May Alternates:
Jean Arnold, Edward Combs

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GREETERS

April:
Susie Combs

May:
Nancy Evans

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PREPARERS

April:
Jean Arnold & Tracy Glidden

May:
Susie Combs & Edward Combs

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ELDERS: April & May:


April 23rd:  Carol Ludwig & Stephanie McCormick
April 30th:  Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes

May 7th:  Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes
May 14th:  Bob Peton & Paul Rosneck
May 21st:  Bob Peton & Rick Marker
May 28th:  Stephanie McCormick & Carol Ludwig


BULLETIN SPONSOR

April:
Pastor Mike & Nancy Peton in memory of nephew Brad Peton

May:
Bill Hughes in honor of his wife Joyce.

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NEWS LETTER SPONSOR

April & May:
Nancy Evans in honor of
her grandchildren

Nancy Evans in memory of her
brother Floyd Evans




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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"

Remedy for Loneliness

Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?
John 21:16

An english newspaper recently ran a story about "Britian's Most Unloved Dog."  Maggie, who was abandoned in 2003 by a large family that could no longer cope with pets, ended up at a place named Serendipity Kennels.  Over the past eleven years,
more than 50,000 people looking for a dog have bypassed her.  No one has offered to give Maggie a home.

If that story touches your heart, think of the missions of babies, children, teens, adults and senior adults in the world today who are lonely and unloved.  We can't meet all the needs in the world, but there are two things we can do each day.

First, let's be on the lookout for those needing love.  Our streets, stores, schools, offices and even churches are filled with lonely people.  Often we can provide the lifeline of friendship and sometimes it costs us little more than a smile and a kind word.

Second, let's keep telling our loved ones that they are our loved ones.  No one can be told too often that they are loved.  Husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and friends all need to hear us say:  "I love you."  The reassurance of love is the remedy for loneliness.


READ:  John 21:15-19

Verbalize your love for others -- it bears repeating.

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 13 - 16

                                                                                                                                                         

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 Mark Cordero & Family from the Philippines
Sponsored by Baptist Missions for Asians

Pastor Cordero and his family recently visited our congregation.  We all were greatly blessed by his five year old son who
recited The 23rd Psalm entirely by heart.  The family also blessed us with the song "Carry the Light." They recently had heard the song on YouTube.  The Lord has greatly blessed his wife with the gift of music, as she played the song without music, having only heard it.  Pastor Mark and his son sang the song with no lyrics.

This extremely gifted family have started a church in the Philippines and two years ago bought property to build a new church, but were unable to take possession of the property due to squatters and gangs .  He and his congregation have been threatened many times, but through the perservance of prayer, they have recently been able to start building on the property.  They currently have a wall of protection built around the perimeter of the property and are here in the United States trying to get sponsors to help with the funding to be able to build a permanent church structure.

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 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!