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 July
Bill, Joyce, Brandon & Alexis Hughes
Beck Booker
Pastor Mike, Nancy, Karly, Emily & Jessica Peton
Susan Toth
George, Tricia, Ashton & Delaney Reposky


Prayer Families for the
Month of August
Carol Ludwig & Diane Rhoads
Kathy Moser & Ed Walsh
John, Jodi, Caleb, Elise & Jacob Sepesy
Carl & Shelley Williams

Prayer Families for the
Month of September
Chris, Lana, Nevin & Nolan Konopka
Patty Kuhns
Rick & Denise Marker
Lois Scabis

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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:
We are planning a trip to the Aviary in Pittsburgh please let Denise know any dates that you
will be unavailable.

Start preparing for the
30 Hour Famine!
Date & Time to be announced


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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Church Flea Market
Friday -August 3rd &  Saturday August 4th
8am to 12 pm

Leave your treasures in the Church basement.
One man's junk is another man's treasure!

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Bucks-in-a-Basket

Sunday July 22nd &
August 19th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.

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EVANGELISM VISITATION


Tuesdays - July  24th  &         August 21st at 6:30 pm

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

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Church Picnic
Saturday August 11th

At Jefferson Municipal Park
1 pm
Bring your favorite covered dish
and games!

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CHOIR PRACTICE


Tuesday August 14th
6:30 pm

BOARD MEETING
Tuesday
August 14th 7:00 pm

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX

Monday September 17th
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome


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BIBLE STUDY

Will Start up in September

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EVANGELISM SINGING

SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH

GENERATIONS NURSING HOME
3:00 PM

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME AND HELP SHARE THE LOVE OF CHRIST!

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND SINGSPIRATION

SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH
5:OO PM

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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
 Thanks to everyone for their generous pledges for next years ministry expenses

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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

July & Aug
No Jr. Church for the Summer!

September
2nd:  Rick Marker
9th:  Krista Felio
16th:  Carol Ludwig
23rd:  Denise Marker
30th:  Tracy Glidden

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WORSHIP LEADER

July:  Paul Rosneck
August:  Shelley William
September:  Susie Combs
October:  Carol Ludwig

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DIACONATE SCHEDULE


July
Lana Konopka, Susan Toth, Shelley Williams, Nicholas Rosneck

July Alternates
Nevin Konopka, Nancy Evans

August
Ashton Reposky, Mamadou Ndiaye,   Bill Hughes, Nolan Konopka

August Alternates
Nicholas Rosneck, Susan Toth

September
Barry Hatalsky, Jennie Peton, Delaney Reposky, George Reposky

September Alternates
Ashton Reposky, Mamadou Ndiaye, 

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GREETERS


July:


Will Chambers

August:
Susie & Edward Combs

September:
Krista Felio

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PREPARERS

July:
Jean Arnold & Tracy Glidden

August:
Susie & Edward Combs

September
Jean Arnold & Tracy Glidden

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ELDERS:   July, Aug, Sept

July 1st:  Bob Peton & Rick Marker
July 8th & 15th: 
Will Chambers & Charlotte Chambers
July 22nd & 29th: 
Stephanie McCormick & Carol Ludwig

August 5th:
Paul Rosneck & Bob Peton
August 12th:
Rick Marker & Bob Peton
August 19th & 26th:
Charlotte Chambers & Will Chambers

September 2nd & 9th:
Carol Ludwig & Stephanie MCCormick
September 16th:
Bob Peton & Rick Marker
September 23rd:
Bob Peton & Paul Rosneck
September 30th:
Volunteer


BULLETIN SPONSOR

July
Will Chambers in memory of his wife Rose.

August
Susie & Edward Combs in memory of Husband and Father Lewis R. Combs.

September
Chuck & Stephanie McCormick in honor of their Mothers.


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NEWS LETTER SPONSOR

  July
Jean Arnold in honor of Daughter.

August


Susan & Edward Combs in honor of Mother Marge McCormick.

September
Will Chambers in memory of Parents Will and Anna Chambers.




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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"

The Little Boy and the Old Man

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Have you ever thought about giving?  Our gifts make a difference not only to the ministry and mission of the church, but it also changes us in our quest to be faithful disciples of Jesus.  Our offering is not just money, but it is also giving of ourselves with kindness, love and compassion to others.

Sometimes we need to ask ourselves a few questions to help us with our giving.
What does it mean to live an abundant life?  What does it mean to be created in the image of a generous God who provides abundantly for all of creation?  How do I move money from the place of master to the place of servant in my life?

Langauge is also an important part of our offering as well.

Do we "take up a collection" or do we "receive an offering".  Do we simply pay our pledges or do we offer gifts?  Is there joy in my giving?

Our time of offering is a time to place the focus on gratitude, discipleship, generosity and response to the love we have received from God.

Theologically, we understand that this act of offering is not given with the idea that God will some how "bless me more" because I give.

Generosity certainly is viewed with Divine Favor, we don't give to get.  We give, because we have already received.

A Poem Written by Shel Silverstein:

The Little Boy and the Old Man
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, " I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.

So before you prepare to give your offering . . . take a moment to think about what you have received and how you can give not only at this moment of time, but all through this week to come.  Show Christ's love and compassion today.


READ:  Psalm 24

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.


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!