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

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30
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Prayer Families for the
Month of January 2019
Pastor Mike, Nancy, Karly, Emily & Jessica Peton
Tracy and Jack Glidden
Savannah Kurcina & Family
Jean Arnold & Ilene Eaton


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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"
New Youth Ministry In Action

  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
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Bring a Friend or Two!

To our Youth:
Restart after Christmas
January 6th!
Bring A Friend!

Start preparing for the
30 Hour Famine!
Will be held in April!


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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Bucks-in-a-Basket

Sunday January 20th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.

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EVANGELISM VISITATION


Tuesdays - January 22nd
6:15 pm

If you or someone you know
would like a visit please see Pastor Mike.

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CHOIR PRACTICE


Tuesday January 8th
6:30 pm

BOARD MEETING
Tuesday
January 8th 7:00 pm

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX

Monday January 21st
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome


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BIBLE STUDY

January 14th 7:00 pm
in the Sanctuary

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Congregational Meeting
& Social
Sunday January 27th
Following Worship

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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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Junior Church Schedule

January
6th:  Rick Marker
13th:  Carol Ludwig
20th:  Nancy Evans
27th  Paul Rosneck


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WORSHIP LEADER

January: 
Paul Rosneck
 

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DIACONATE SCHEDULE


January 2019
Lana Konopka, Susan Toth,
Shelley Williams, Nicholas Rosneck

January Alternates
Nevin Konopka, Nancy Evans


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GREETERS


January 2019
Nancy Evans

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PREPARERS

Janaury 2019
Paul & Nicholas Rosneck

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ELDERS:   Janaury 2019


January 6th & 13th:
Carol Ludwig & Stephanie MCCormick
Janaury 20th:
Bob Peton & Rick Marker
Janaury 27th:
Bob Peton & Paul Rosneck





BULLETIN SPONSOR

Janaury 2019
Tracy & Jack Glidden
In Memory of her Grandfather
James Hatfield


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NEWS LETTER SPONSOR

January 2019

Paul & Lori Rosneck in
Memory of Fathers
Steve Rosneck & Phil Scabis

 




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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"

A New Year

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God.
The Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28

As the New Year arrives filled with great promise and possibilities, we can seek to make the most of it. However, we often hold on to the same worries, regrets and emotional pains that wear us down and prevent us from moving forward. But each day, each year is a gift from God, allowing us to experience the freshness of His grace and mercy, to release burdens and hurts of the past, to take a deep breath and renew our vision for the future.

We can choose to embrace the New Year with excitement and optimism, not despair and disillusion. Author and TV evangelist, Robert Schuler, wrote, Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. These are powerful words to live by each and every day. We can work towards what we want in life without letting regrets and misfortunes stop us.

Corrie Ten Boom, who was sentenced to a concentration camp during WWII, said, Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. With our faith in God, we can be excited and enthusiastic about this comingHe will guide our steps. What the prophet, Jeremiah, said to those who were exiled and facing an unknown future, is just as true today, For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, say the Lord, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Lord, please help us to embrace the New Year with hope and faith; grant us peace and well-being.



READ: Isaiah 40:27-31
          Matthew 11:28-30

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

Should your path be obscured with darkness,
I pray that God's grace light up your path.
Should your heart be burdened with fear,
I pray that you reach out for His Hands and let it guide you.
Should your hands feel empty and your struggles pushing you to the ground
I pray that you find His Love and let it fill the void in your soul.

                                                                                                                                                        

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.



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!