More About the Clarion Church of God...

When visiting our church, please fill out a Friendship & Communication card that is located in back of each pew; place it in the offering plate or hand it to an Usher.
Also, for those worshiping with us for the first time... we have a gift for you. Please stop @ the Welcome Center in the Narthex by the Main Entrance to pick it up.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Bulletin Announcements - November 2014

If you are new to Liberty Street C.O. G. (in your mailbox is a blue sheet with needed family information). Please place these in the secretary's mailbox.  The church mailboxes are located in the Narthex & arranged alphabetically.  Please check your mailboxes for information we may have placed in there.  If you are unsure if you have a mailbox, or you do not have a mailbox & want one, call Tammy @ 814 - 226 - 8672. You are important to us & we need to keep you updated on all activities!

For all that have a computer... go to the Church Blog for your October Newsletter. You can find us @ www.clarionchurchofgod.blogspot.com.  Subscribe to the church blog, & all posts/updates will be delivered right to your email address Inbox.
Also, we have Sunday School classes for all ages.  Nursery , Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd - 5th, Jr. Youth, Sr. Youth & 3 Adult classes... check us out today!

How to go Online to see the Church Directory....
To see the Church Directory online we have to go thru the blog b/c the directory is a PDF file.  First go to www.clarionchurchofgod.blogspot.com & http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/73945862/churchdirectory.pdf.   then scroll down until you see the link to the Church Directory.  You will need to call the Church Office @ 226-8672 to get the password.  This is due to your privacy.  You may also load an APP for your smartphone.  In the APP's, search for instantchurchdirectory & follow the instructions to download.  If you wish to have a printed hard copy, contact Tammy in the Church Office.  This is an ongoing process as we add new families weekly.  Please let us know of any updates or corrections.

We are offering a "Live Worship Telecast" in the Fellowship Hall to help accommodate the seating needs of our growing church!  Praise the Lord!  Anyone is welcome to check it out & share in this new Worship extension.   With video recording of the service in this way, we will also be able to improve our outreach to our shut-ins by giving them our worship on DVD. Finally, if you are absent from church on Sunday & would like a copy of any of our Sunday morning sermons, please call the church office. We would be happy to send you one. 

WWCH Channel 1300 on AM Broadcasting @ 11AM every Sunday...  The first Sunday of every month a pre-recorded service from Liberty Street Church of God with Pastor Bruce will be heard.  If you are unable to attend church on any Sunday morning, tune in to AM 1300.

WEATHER CANCELLATION - if we have bad weather or if it is calling for bad weather, please go to radio station WCCR 1300 AM for church cancellations.  We will also put out cancellations by email.

Group Activities:
Jr. Youth Group (4- 6th grade)... Sunday nights @ 6PM
Youth Group (7-12th grade)... Sunday night @ 6PM
Men’s Group - every Monday night @ Joe's Gym (ended April/restarts in the Fall)
Ladies Nite Out - 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-8PM
Parent's Night Out - 3rd Friday of the month from 6 - 10PM (ends in May/restarts Fall)

Fellowship Opportunities  & September Special Events 
Be sure to check your email & the Church Blog!!


Sunday School Teachers 2014 - 2015:
Age 0 - 3yrs. - Nursery... Maxine Harriger, Janet NOrris, Diane Conner
Age 4 - K  - PreSchool... Haley Jeannerat & Kaylee Ferguson
Grade 1 - 2 - Primary... Dawn Christie & Cindy Emery
Grades 3 - 4 - Middler... Bridget Thornton & Becky Johnson
Grades 5 - 6 Junior... Karen Hazlett & Tammy Lerch
Grades 7 - 12 Youth... Sam & Karla WIlson & Judy Wilson
Adult Sunday School Classes -  
Adult 1 - Prayer Room - Beth Henry & Dale Buchwitz
Adult 2 - Education Wing - Joe Ferguson & Jacqueline Marrone
Adult 3 - Kitchen Area - Mike Bailey & Dale Buchwitz
Homebuilders - Matt & Jenny Bates & Brian & Kelly Burford
New Sunday School Class...  Post High School, College, & Young Adults will meet @ 9AM @ the Parsonage.  Jess Wilson & Sam Wilson will be leading.  
Also a new Bible Study for this age group will begin Sunday night 9/14 @ 7PM.  Bring a friend!

FYI: Sunday School bells ring @ the following times... 
1st bell @ 8:55am & then again @ 9:00am - Sunday School begins @ 9:00am
2nd bell @ 9:45am & then again @ 9:50am - Worship begins @ 10:00am

General Announcements:
November 1 (Saturday 9am - 4pm) - KNOX LADIES SEMINAR - registration forms are on the Welcome Center Table
9:00 am -4:00 pm - Becoming Spiritually Beautiful In Christ w/Sharon Jaynes  & Sherri Danae
To register go to:  www.knoxladiesseminar.us/registration.html
Early registration before Sept. 9th    $30
Regualar registration 9/9– 10/16      $35

Late registration after 10/16               $40

November 16 - Annual All Church Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner @ Limestone Fire Hall following Worship.  RSVP to the Church Office 226-8672 by November 5th (if you didn't fill out the green card).

November 17 - 22... Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child -- collecting shoeboxes. Start filling shoeboxes early!  We are once again a distribution center.

November 21 - 23....WE ARE ERIE BOUND… State Youth Convention “Thirst”
Our Youth will be attending the convention. 

Novemebr 21 from 6 - 10pm... Parents Night Out -- Sign up sheet in the Welcome Center

The Fruit of the Spirit Food Pantry...
It takes a village:  We can have a mission service right here in our own community!  Help! To make the Fruit of the Spirit Food Pantry happen the following needs to happen...

Collection of the following items:
Cannned meats-tuna, chicken, salmon, stew, chili, etc.
Canned soups, ravioli, spaghetti
Canned fruits, and vegtables
Peanut butter and jelly
Pastas to include macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, rice dishes
Pasta sauce
Bisquick and other mixes
Healthy cereals and instant oatmeal
Non food items: deodorant, soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Monetary donations to be used for food vouchers at Comet
Drop off items in the church garage.  Prayers are appreciated.  We want to show the community that we serve with the fruits of the spirit.  The pantry will be available to anyone in the community anytime the office is open.  We would like to staff the pantry with volunteers on Sunday evenings from 6-8 pmand Mondays from 10-2pm so the community  has contact with children of God! Anyone wanting to decorate the garage with the fruits of the spirit is welcome. It is currently being cleaned out and set up.  If you are called to give, a suggestion would be to place an item or items each week on your own grocery list or donate monetarily a set amount in your budget (even if it is a dollar...there is a box for this either in the office or at the welcome table).
Please forward this e-mail to any family or friends you feel would want to serve as well.This does not have to just be a church mission, but a community one!!!!!  A big special thank you already to those that have helped get to this point: The Council, Pastor, Laura, Jenna, Clyde,  Kay, Comet Warehouse, and God!

Comet will be monitoring the vouchers and reporting any misuse.
Thank you in advance. May God bless this ministry if it is His will.
Please address questions to Tracy Miller - tmhm72@yahoo.com

Tithing Envelopes If you are in need of tithing envelopes please see Diane Gross or call the Church Office @ 814-226-8672.

Employment Exposure
We are adding a space to our church blog to include:
· Employment needed
· Job opportunities
Or making your current employment known to the church family
This is an opportunity to help our church family members in need & to provide them with an opportunity to use companies & services where they know a familiar face/name & a Christian connection.  This is for attendees/members of the church.

If you are interested in posting on the blog, please e-mail your information to Tracy Miller at: tmhm72@yahoo.com

The Library has a lot if duplicate books.  If you would like to check the book truck in the Library to see if there are any you want, please help yourself.  More will be put out over the winter.

If you are interested in being in a Women's Prayer Group, there is a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.


Are you looking for a Ministry to be involved in?? - We are in need of men & women that would be interested in transporting elderly to appointments occassionally.  Sometimes they may need to go to Pittsburgh.  Please let the Church Office know if you would consider being on a list of names for us to call when the need arises.

Attention: Teachers, Nursery Workers & Volunteers -  If you have received your Child Abuse Clearance in the mail, please bring it to the church office ASAP.

Watch fort updates & events on the Church's or Youth Group's Facebook page http:www.facebook.com/groups/173856376044348 -- Liberty Street Church of God Youth Group.

We are in need of additional:

1) Nursery Workers - We are so blessed with lots of babies that we need more adult help.  Please see Michelle Aites if you are interested in helping w/Sunday School Nursery or Worship Nursery.

2) SonShine Club Workers - We are being blessed with more children in our Sonshine Club Ministry!  We are asking that anyone willing to come out of retirement (teaching Sonshine Club) or looking for a new ministry (teaching Sonshine Club) , please see Hayley Jeannerat. You can call her @ 764-5390 or the church office @ 226-8672 or email her @ hayleydj@windstream.net.  
If you are already on the schedule, Hayley will need to know your intentions for the upcoming year.
There are 2 groups - Younger (3yr. - Kind.) & Older (1st - 3rd gr.).  Because of age, helpers are placed with the younger group.  No need to worry about preparing a lengthy lesson.  Hayley makes a 6 month rotation schedule & currently teachers are teaching every 5 - 6 wks., but if there were more volunteers you would teach less often.  What a blessing to see children learn of our wonderful Savior. 
God Bless you all for your help and we look forward to adding  additional teachers to our schedule.  (New Teacher on board: Kalee Ferguson- Thanks Kalee for your servanthood.)

3) Welcome Center Volunteers - Please see Tammy Lerch or call 226-9680 if you are interested.

Coming Up…
December 5th & 6th - Live Nativity @ the Clarion Memorial Park across from the Court House.  Watch for more info regarding this event along with signup sheets.

Pastor Angela's Message - November 2014

What a blessing it is to have been called to serve and minister to you here at Liberty Street.  I am so grateful for how each of you has made Joshua & I feel so welcome.  Matthew who’s not even here yet has been contacted and it has helped him so much!  I have no doubt Keith & Matthew will feel the same love and welcome.   Thank you for all the love! 

As you already know we have many exciting opportunities here at Liberty Street to reach a lost people.  I’ve had my first meeting with our Senior Youth.   I am so proud of these young people already.   We discussed activities that they would like to do as a group and among their many suggestions was service projects.  This tells me they already have a  vision of Christ.

It says in Matthew 20:26-28 “. . .whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and give his life a ransom for many.”  I am   excited to fulfill this calling with our teens and to lead them into a deeper relationship with the Lord.  I look forward to serving them, helping them to deepen their relationship with Christ and teaching them to serve.

On Sunday, we discussed Matthew 22:37, 39 where Jesus tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind . . . love your neighbor as yourself.”  This is and will be the pinnacle of all we do.  I want to help each of our young people to grow in Christ and continue to develop a deeper relationship with Him.

In Christ,
Pastor Angela

Youth Events... mark your calendars:

Sunday, November 16         Baked Goods Auction at Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday, November 21- 23             Thirst

Sunday, December 14       Fruit Baskets

Sunday, December 21   Progressive Dinner



Nursery & Sonshine Club - November 2014

Nursery

November  2 - Laura Burford, Beth Grenci & Judy Garri        
November  9 - Andrew & Jill Henry & Renee Bakewell           
November 16 - Anna Kriebel, Mindy Bish & Maya Thornton   
November 23 - Kalee Ferguson, Vicki Quinter & Hope Eggleton 
November 30 - Judy Garris, Brenda Smith & Jayna Bates



Sonshine Club

November 2 - Barbi & Frances Milliron & Patti Miller                            
November 9 - Kim & Kylee Callander & Hayley Jeannerat                    
November 16 - Kalee Ferguson, Michaela Callander & Tammy Lerch      
November 23 - Keleigh Schimp, Maya Thornton & Hayley Jeannerat      
November 30 - Jill Henry, Maci Thornton & Patti Miller

Birthdays & Anniversaries - November 2014

Birthdays   

November 3 - Sandra Ferguson
November 4 - Caleb Wilson, Marty Ferguson, Denny Wingard, Jamie Preston
November 6 - Roxanne Kahle
November 8 - Byron Collier, Penny Kriebel, Don Barger
November 10 - Luke McCall, Jim Milliron
November 12 - Travis Aites, Roberta Gates
November 14 - Jacqueline Morrone
November 15 - Kevin Kellogg
November 16 - Michelle Aites
November 18 - Melanie Finotti
November 19 - Tiffiny Edmonds, Megan Hartle, John Mark Henry
November 20 - Ginny Kopko
November 22 - Brian Manville
November 23 - Olivia Bish
November 24 - Don Cloak
November 25 - Ken Smith
November 26 - John Rupert
November 27 - Judy Wilson, Lily Preston
November 29 - Isaac Lerch

Anniversaries

November 12 - Jim & Dawn Christie
November 25 - Jim & Penny Kriebel


Pastor's Message - November 2014

Dear Friends,

When you read these latest ramblings of mine I, along with several others will be in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic. Soaking up the sun, but working however. I will struggle with the issue of what we have verses what the Dominicans and Haitians do not have. I think it is an age old struggle. I would like to think that we are a blessed people, but I think all too often we equate our material possessions as blessing. More about that later.

I want to thank all of you who has given us cards and gifts for Pastor Appreciation. You are a great blessing to Judy and I and our family and we are privileged to serve you here in Clarion.

I want to also say how grateful I am to have Pastor Angela and her family here with us. She is already in the trenches and I look forward to great things happening in the life of our Church Family.

I shared something with you on Sunday, October 19 that went like this, “When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself. The evil habit of seeking God-and effectively prevents us from finding God in full revelation. In the “and” lies our great woe. If we omit the “and” we shall soon find God, and in Him we shall find that for which we have all our lives been secretly longing.  (A.W. Tozer, “The Pursuit of God”) I have been pondering this thought in my own life and have been challenged by it. I have always wanted to be the person God wants me to be and I know that many times I fail when it is me “and”. I know it is difficult for us to take out the “and”. We are bombarded with life in the fast lane so to speak. I used to think that life in the fast lane was reserved for only certain people, but I believe that almost everyone fits into that category now days. We are stuck on living life and that translates into, our family life and our children and their activities, our jobs, our leisure, our hobbies and so on and so forth. Before and after the sermon that I preached on Exodus 33:18 when Moses said, “Lord, show me Your glory” I have had to do some of my own soul searching. I know that in the business of doing ministry, I don’t take the time to seek to see the glory of God. I keep telling God that I am going to be more disciplined and be better at time management, but in reality, I don’t make the changes necessary to be where I believe God wants me to be spiritually. Will you pray for me? I want to make a commitment to God that I will be in His word more and more and that when I get back from the DR that I will indeed do better.

Finally, please continue to pray, support and labor for the Kingdom of God here in our sphere of influence where God has us. The work is important, your support is important and us laboring together in unity is important. In fact, without God none of what we done amounts to anything. Just remember, “Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.” (Ephesians 6:7 ESV)

Let’s keep plowing the fertile fields of Clarion!

Pastor Bruce



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monthly Planner - 2014

October is Pastor's Appreciation Month... 
Thank You Pastor Bruce & Judy for all you do!!

1 - Ladies Bible Study
2 - 
3 - G.A. - Play Group Family @ 5:30pm
4 - G.A.
5 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Jr.Youth @ 6pm - Sr.Youth @ 6pm - Hazlett's Ladies Bible Study @ 6pm - Young Adult Bible Study @ 7pm 
6 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Ladies Bible Study @ the Church @ 7pm - Mens Bible Study @ 7pm
7 - Play Group @ 10am
8 - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm @ the Church
9 -
10 -
11 - Ladies Prayer Mtg. 11am - 1pm -- Young Adult Event @ 6pm
12 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Jr.Youth @ 6pm - Sr.Youth @ 6pm - Budget & Blessing Mtg. @ 6pm - Young Adult Bible Study @ 7pm 
13 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm - Mens Bible Study @ 7pm
14 - Play Group @ 10am
15 - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm
16 - Growth Mtg. @ 7pm
17 - Parents Night Out 6 - 10pm
18 -
19 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Jr.Youth @ 6pm - Sr.Youth @ 6pm - Hazlett's Ladies Bible Study @ 6pm - Young Adult Bible Study @ 7pm 
20 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Ladies & Mens Bible Studies @ 7pm Joe's Gym
21 - Play Group @ 10am - Ladies Night Out @ 6pm
22 - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm
23 -
24 -
25 - Dominican Mission Trip
26 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am w/Angela Mitchel preaching - Jr.Youth @ 6pm - Sr.Youth going to the Corn Maze @ 1pm - Ladies Bible Study @ 6pm - Young Adult Bible Study @ 7pm 
27 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm - Mens Bible Study @ 7pm
28 - Play Group @ 10am
29 - Ladies Bible Study @ 7pm
30 - Trunk or Treat @ the Church
31 - Ladies Night Out Halloween Party

Prayer Concerns - October 2014

Most Recent Concerns

10/29 - Karson Ochs (Janet Norris's granddaughter) - had surgery -  it went well, but post op found fluid on her lungs - she is now on oxygen - continue to pray for this little one & her Mom and Dad
10/28 - Haley Masnica (22 months old) - taken to Childrens Hospital for breathing difficulties - please remember her parents also
10/27 - Ann Bailey - is in alot of pain today/her blood pressure is high - please remember Mike in your prayers also
10/24 - request from Heather Preston... Jamie's cousin - Rob Pennington (age 40) died last night from blood clot in the lung 
10-24 - Tammy McClaine - Unspoken prayer for a close family friend -  please remember me too as I want to be supportive as the friend they need in this situation
10/21 -  three year old Selah - she has malaria
10/17 -  Cindy Criley (Sharon Frederick's sister) - going for another biopsy on Monday at the Butler Hospital
10/14 - Donnie Graham (Janet Norris's grandson) - Lyme's Disease - getting a spinal tap Tuesday
10/14 - Deb Ochs (Janet Norris's daughter) - liver issues  
10/14 - Karson Ochs - having  a clef palate repaired on the 29th
10/14 - Jud Graham (Janet Norris's grandson) - going to rehab Tuesday
10/14 - Raelynn Crowe (a young girl from Burnside & friends of Clyde & Trish) - has been having seizures  
9/25 - Terry Aites - came home Wednesday & is doing well - continue to pray for Terry/Deb/ Emily - praise the Lord for this gift that Terry received!!
9/25 - Shirley Aites - is expected to come home Friday - continue to pray for Shirley & her recovery
9/25 - Brad Harriger - has been transported to Clarion Hospital - this is alot closer for Maxine & other family/friends to visit him - continue to pray for Brad

Prayer Concerns
Burden for the Lost - Our Government & Leaders (local, state, national) -  Donna Oberlander (State Rep) - President of the U.S. - Spiritual Growth for our church family  - The Unsaved - Our Community - Other Churches in our Community - Our Military - Our College Students - Unspoken - Construction workers & Delta Contractors @ Trinity Point - Building the Trinity Point Facility

Terry Aites (kidney transplant recovery 9/18) - Arianna Evans - Phyllis Traister - DuWayne & Thelma Miller - Melissa McCloskey (cancer) - Dave & Debbie Jordan - Clarence & Shirley Evans - Jessica Henry (MS & Chemo treatments) - Don Barger - Mike Roach (cancer Pastor & Judy's brother-in-law) - Nancy Yates - Pat Radaker - Vonnie Tiley - Jean Johns - Tom Buzard (cancer/Park Hill Congregation) - Pastor Bruce's Family (loss of Mayme Wilson) - Karson Ochs - Evan Miller (MS) - Dixie Wentling - Lynne Walters - Sally Barger - Don Cloak - Brad Harriger - Shirley Aites (recovery) - Cindy Criley - Russ Reefer (cancer) - Mike Bailey

Missions and Outreach
Whitehall Camp & Conference Center  - AAA Life Services - WPA Ministries of the COG - COG Ministries Anderson, IND - Food For Friends - Koinonia (CUP campus) - Alyssa Cooper Sande (Africa) - Jessica Wilson (Dominican Republic) - Clarion Ministerium - Rebecca New-Edson (WPA COG Ministries Dir.) - Rev. Jim Lyon (Gen. Director Elect) - Leonel (Dominican) Village 51 (Dominican) - Persecuted Christians 

Nursing/Personal Care Home/Rehab Patients
Edna Burford - Golden Living Shippenville
Pearl Manross - Golden Living Shippenville
Mary McGonagel - Golden Living Shippenville
Loretta Wedekind - Golden Living Clarion
Sue Foust - Laurel Brook Brookville
Alice Ferguson - Laurel Brook Brookville

Ministries & Leaders of Our Congregation
Children & Youth Ministries - Our Boards & Committees - Sunday School - Sunday Worship Services - Pastor Bruce & Family - Church Staff - Women's Ministries