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

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord,
my strength and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14
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Prayer Families for the
Month of March 2019
Chuck & Stephanie McCormick
J.D. & Krista, Jenna & Tyler Felio
Jerry Kessler & Danny Seizak
Bob & Jennie Peton

Month of April 2019
Adam, Britney & Everly Rosneck
Charlotte Hughes
Mamadou Ndiaye & Family
Susan Toth

Month of May 2019
Carol Ludwig & Diane Rhoads
Rick & Denise Marker
Lois Scabis
Will Chambers

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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:
Bring A Friend!
Check out the Youth Page!

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


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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Ash Wednesday Service
March 6th  7:00 PM

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Thursday Night Lenten Services  7:00 PM
March 7th: 
First Christian Church Republic 
Rt 166 Republic
Speaker: Rev. Louise Corbett

March 14th:
First United Methodist Church
215 Chruch Street Brownsville
Speaker: Reb. Charles House

March 21st:
Fort Burd United Presbyterian Church - Thornton Rd
Brownsville
Speaker: Pastor Cindy Hackett

March 28th:
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church
307 High Street Brownsville
Speaker: Pastor Frank Lewis

April 4th: 
First Church of the Nazarene
416 Vernon Street Allison
Speaker:  Pastor Mike Peton

April 11th:
Malden Christian Fellowship
343 Old National Pike
Brownsville
Rev. Dr. Marc  Tintstman

April 18th:
Maundy Thursday Service at
Allison Christian Church

April 19th:
Good Friday -Service of Tenebrae
8:00 PM Historic St. Peter Church
300 Shaffner Avenue
Brownsville

April 21st:
Easter Sunday
Allison Christian Church 
9:00 AM


Maundy Thursday Service
April 18th  7:00 PM

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Bucks-in-a-Basket
Sunday March 17th
Benefits our Compassion Children

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ELDERS MEETING
Monday March 11th
7:00 pm at Charlotte's

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EVANGELISM VISITATION

Tuesdays - March 19th
6:15 pm

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

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EASTER NURSING HOME MUSIC PRACTICE
Wednesday's
March 13th 6:30
March 27th 6:30
April 10th 6:30

Everyone is invited to come and bring a Special Easter Program to the residences.

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CHOIR PRACTICE
Tuesday's
March 12th 6:30 pm
April 9th 6:30
May 14th 6:30

BOARD MEETING
Tuesday 's
March 12th 7:00 pm
April 9th 7:00 pm
May 14th 6:30

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX

Monday March 25th
7:00 pm
At Denise's
All Women are Welcome


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BIBLE STUDY

March 18th 7:00 pm
in the Sanctuary

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Shut-In Visit

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

March
3rd    Tricia Reposky
10th  Denise Marker
17th  Stephanie McCormick
24th  Bill Hughes
31st   Krista Felio

APRIL
7th    Paul Rosneck
14th  Bob Peton
21st  Easter
28th  Nancy Evans

MAY
5th    Carol Ludwig
12th  Mothers Day
19th  Nicholas Rosneck
26th  Stephanie McCormick


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WORSHIP LEADER

March:
Stephanie McCormick
April:  Bob Peton
May: Denise Marker
 
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DIACONATE SCHEDULE


March 2019
Jerry Kessler,  Jennie Peton, Delaney Reposky, George Reposky

March Alternates
Mamadou Ndiaye, Ashton Reposky

April 2019
JJean Arnold, Dan Seizak, Chris Konopka, Chuck McCormick

April Alternates
George Reposky, Jennie Peton

May 2019
Susie Combs, Lois Scabis, Tricia Reposky, Brandon Watson

May Alternates
Jean Arnold, Dan Seizak


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GREETERS


March 2019
Dan Seizak & Jerry Kessler

April 2019
Mamadou Ndiaye

May 2019
Paul Rosneck

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PREPARERS

March 2019
Jennie Peton & Bob Peton

April 2019
Will Chambers & Mamadou Ndiaye

May 2019
Susie Combs & Nancy Evans


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ELDERS:  
March, April & May 2019


March 3rd:
Bob Peton & Nicholas Rosneck
March 10th & 17th:
Paul Rosneck & Rick Marker
March 24th:
Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes

April 7th:
Will Chambers & Charlotte Hughes
April 14th & 21st:
Stephanie McCormick & Carol Ludwig
April 28th:
Nicholas Rosneck & Bob Peton

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




BULLETIN SPONSOR

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


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NEWS LETTER SPONSOR

March 2019

Daniel Seizak
Memory of Brother Thomas Seizak

 




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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"

5 Things to Take Up This Lent

Lent doesn't always mean forbidding ourselves pleasure;
it can be an opportunity to seek the pleasure of God's love and presence
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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

Every Lent we give something upor at least consider it.

It's the usual things. Chocolate. Pop. A favorite TV show. Once a friend gave up meat. Last year, caffeine, a sacrifice she found especially challenging since it meant going without her beloved Earl Grey tea with milk and sugar.

Still, she told me, it was easier than the other act of self-denial she'd been contemplating: "no technology that is, 40 days without Facebook or texting.

"But why are you doing it? What does it mean? I routinely ask, hoping for some impressive spiritual motive.

Penitence, perhaps, or the desire to share in Jesus suffering.  Judging from the answers
(the universal teenage non-answer,Just cuz") and our spotty success, I'm guessing the closest
we come to any spiritual goal is guilt.

I know it's supposed to make me think about God, Someone told me last year as we neared Easter,but, to be honest, it doesn't always.

Thinking about God is what Lent  is about.  Having discovered my faith after spending two decades abstaining from everything God-relateddecades of lonely, hungry atheism that might be called
"my long LentI like to devote the Lenten period to seeking out and indulging in God's presence.

Lent doesn't always mean forbidding ourselves some pleasure. It can be an opportunity to seek the pleasure of God's presence.

1. Get outdoors
One of the simplest and most immediate ways for me to get a sense of God's presence is to go outside and look for it.

Although I live out in the country, I'm indoors much of the time, often spending whole days, in my house, in stores, workbarely aware of the weather or what's growing or what birds are singing.

To remind myself of God's omnipresence, I plan outdoor time: a trip for my mail instead of having
it delivered, a long run on the country roads near my house, a magically relaxing moment of bird watching.

My garden has always been for me a place where God seems particularly there.

When I'm out turning the cold wet dirt with my spade or sowing early seedsspinach, radishes, peasor harvesting the slender onions that volunteer themselves to the sunlight after the long winter, I connect with the presence of the One who created it all.

2. Spend time with others
Another place where I'm sure to find God is in others, specifically those who areor should bethe recipients of my generosity and compassion.

The needy themselves, according to Jesus, are God. In answer to his disciples' questions about what to expect at the end of time, Jesus envisions himself enthroned in heaven, dividing the nations into two groups: those who showed him hospitality when he was hungry, thirsty, naked, sick and alone, and those who did not.

Neither group remembers encountering Jesus in such circumstances, and he explains, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

I don't have to go very far to find God in the needy. They're all around us: retired colleagues, friends, a neighbor kid whose mom needs a break, the mom herself, homeless people, food banks,the list can go on and on. During Lent, I consciously set out to enjoy moments with them.

3. Pray for the little things
During Lent I pray more oftenout in the garden, on my runs, over lunch with friends. I also pray smaller, about the most minor details of my life: to-do lists, writing deadlines, lost keys.

Others may consider such prayers inappropriate or irreverent. Many limit theirs to desires they
think God wants for them, not what they want for themselves.

Certainly, we should put God's will before ours. But aren't we also meant to be childlike in our faith? We should pray about the most minute details of our livesa lost toy, a sibling fight, a hard test, a bad breakup. Often, even when we prayed in anger or malice, I sense a peace in them afterward, as though God had heard and answered the prayers. It's never wrong to pray about anything.

4. See the answers
We longe to read the Bible daily. As our lives are busy and there seems to be not even a moment, we pray for more time.

We don't really expect anything to change. Nevertheless, somehow we are able to get everything in our lives done. We need to look at each blessing God gives us each an every day , one miracle at a time.

Lent is a time to consciously acknowledge and appreciate life's daily miracles. The miracles of dirt and winter onions and answered prayers.

5. Turn worry into prayer
Have you  ever felt challenged to give a cherished or unhealthy habit up for Lent, it would have to
be worrying. Worries about our families or money or some conflict wake us most nights. We even worry about worrying. And we are forever vowing, in vain, to stop.

In the spirit of Lenten renewal, though, we weave our worrying into prayers. Call itpray-worrying, the closest we will ever come to that mysterious faith achievement ofjust giving it to Jesus.

Here's this problem, We rant, as though God were a student who had skipped several classes.
 Then we worry forth our certitude of how bad things are and how much worse they're likely to get.

It may sound pushy, disrespectful even, in our prayer-worries we are self-absorbed, demanding as
a teenager can be. But here's the thing. During Lent and always, God is present. Nearby. Listening. Longing to respond.

If the one thing we give up during the Lenten season is worry, it's only because we take on prayer. Prayer always draws us closer to God, and that is what Lent is all aboutfinding greater opportuni­ties to bring the Divine into our daily lives. Hopefully that is what we each can learn.



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!