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.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monthly Planner - September 2014

1 - Office Closed - Labor Day Holiday
2 - Play Group @ 10am
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7 - Senior Youth Kick-Off
8 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men's Bible study @ 7pm @ Joe's Gym
9 - Play Group @ 10am - Gideons @ 6:30pm - Business Dept. Mtg. @ 7pm
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11 - C.E. Mtg. @ 6pm - Growth Mtg. @ 7pm
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13 - Premiere Jewelry Dominican Fundraiser
14 - S.S. @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Youth @ 6pm - Women's Bible Study @ 7pm @ Hazletts
15 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men & Women's Bible studies @ 7pm @ Joe's Gym
16 - Play Group @ 10am - Council Mtg. @ 7pm
17 - Women's Bible Study @ the Church @ 7pm
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19 - Parents Night Out 6-10pm
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21 - S.S. @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - S.S. Teacher Picnic @ 5:30pm - Youth @ 6pm - 
        Women's Bible Study @ 7pm @ Hazletts
22 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men & Women's Bible studies @ 7pm @ Joe's Gym
23 - Ladies Night Out 6 - 8pm
24 - Women's Bible Study @ the Church @ 7pm
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26 - ALF Craft Day/Youth Parking Fundraiser
27 - ALF Prade/Youth Parking Fundraiser
28 - S.S. @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Youth @ 6pm - Women's Bible Study @ 7pm @ Hazletts
29 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men & Women's Bible studies @ 7pm @ Joe's Gym
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Prayer Concerns - September 2014

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 - Pastor Bruce & Family - 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 (waiting for kidney transplant) - Arianna Evans - Phyllis Traister - DuWayne & Thelma Miller - Melissa McCloskey (cancer) - Dave & Debbie Jordan - Clarence & Shirley Evans - Jessica Henry (MS & Chemo treatments) - Janet Young - Don Barger - Mike Roach (cancer Pastor & Judy's brother-in-law) - Nancy Yates - Sharlene Wingard - Pat Radaker - Vonnie Tiley - Tom Buzard (cancer/Park Hill Congregation) - Jean Johns - Phyllis Traister - Mayme Wilson - Shick Family - Janis Cicero - Kevin Kellogg - Karson Ochs - Evan Miller (MS) - Leonel (Dominican) Village 51 (Dominican) - Persecuted Christians - Dixie Wentling

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)

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 & Gamily - Church Staff - Women's Ministries

Bulletin Announcements - September 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 September 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!

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

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

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

Please remember to pay for your August 1st  Whitehall "Bid Daddy Weave" Concert tickets.  All money is due this week & should be turned into the Church Office.  What a great time we all had praising God in the Auditorium!!

9/7 - 6pm - Sr. Youth Kick-Off - details coming
9/13 - Premiere Jewelry Design Party @ 6pm - proceeds go to Jess Wilson for Dominican. RSVP to Jess or Judy WIlson if you plan to attend.
9/14 - "Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl" - Ladies Bible Study
Sunday Nights @ Karen Hazlett’s home at 7:00 pm.
Monday Nights @ Joe’s Gym with Jenny Bates teaching @ 7:00 pm.
Wednesday Nights @ the Church with Jessica Wilson teaching @ 7:00 pm.
Sign-up sheet on the Welcome table @ both entrances - $20 - Books need to be paid for before the study begins.  If you know of individual that would like to attend the Bible Study but is unable to bc of cost, please see Judy Wilson.

9/19 - Parent's Night Out... 6-10pm --  sign up sheet in the Welcome Center
9/21 -  - Sunday School Teachers Dinner from the 2014-2014 year - 5:30pm Ferguson's Pavilion behind the Laundromat across from Joe's Gym.  Catered dinner to celebrate a great year of Sunday School.  In the event of rain, we'll meet in the Fellowship Hall. (Tracy Johnston)
9/23 - Ladies Night Out - details coming
9/26 & 27 (Craft Day & Parade Day) ALF Parking - sign p sheet coming soon - this is a Youth Fundraiser!!!

General Announcements:
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 week after Labor Day 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

Adult Sunday School Classes -  
Prayer Room - Beth Henry - The Book of Moses Study
Kitchen area - Mike Bailey - Study on Corinthians
Homebuilders - Matt & Jenny Bates - Parenting - Creating an atmosphere of Biblical Growth in your home
Education Wind (1st room of the left) - Jacqueline Marrone & Joe Ferguson - Study on the 2nd Kings

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

If you want to send Pastor Wilson’s Mom a get well wish she is now staying w/Pastor & Judy.

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

How to go Online to see the Church Directory....
To see the Church Directory online you have to go through this blog because the directory is a PDF file. Click on the link   http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/73945862/churchdirectory.pdf.   To obtain the password, please contact the Church Office.  Once you enter the Church Directory, you can open the PDF file for viewing.  You may also load a free App for your smartphone.  In the App Store... search  instantchurchdirectory & follow the instructions to download.  If you wish to have a printed hard copy, contact Tammy in the Church Office @ 226 - 8672. There are also some available in the Welcome Center. This is an ongoing process as we add new families weekly.  Please let us know of any updates or corrections.

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.

4) Volunteers for Mowing... anyone interested in helping mow @ the Trinity Point property, please contact Clyde Bish @ 226 - 7702 or 229 - 0664.

Coming Up…
KNOX LADIES SEMINAR - Saturday, November 1, 2014
9:00 am -4:00 pm - Becoming Spiritually Beautiful In Christ w/          Sharon Jaynes  & Sherri Danae
To register go to:  www.knoxladiesseminar.us
Early registration before Sept. 9th    $30
Regualar registration 9/9– 10/16      $35
Late registration after 10/16               $40


A Message from ... AAA Life Services

AAA Life Services
     Saturday, October 11, 2014 AAA Life Services will host a 5K Run/Walk.     The race will start at the office on Greenville Avenue in Clarion at 9:00 am with registration beginning at 8:00 am.  The entry fee is $20 pre-registration and on the day of the race it will be $25.  Those that register by September 29th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  A small supply of t-shirts will also be available on race day for anyone not pre-registered.
This is the second year for this community wide event.  We are excited to see God provide additional financial resources for the ongoing work of AAA Life Services that exists to minister the grace of Jesus Christ by upholding the   sanctity of all human life.  The event helps us communicate on a broader level about the services that we offer free of charge, with confidentiality guaranteed.
Groups and families can come and enjoy the fun and receive discounted rates.  The more people that participate the more successful this event will be to help AAA serve people in need.
Any questions direct them to race coordinator, Samantha Ferguson by email at
Ferguson5512@yahoo.com  or calling AAA Office.
 
      Tammy has registrations for the 5K Run/Walk in the Church Office.


Nursery & Sonshine Club - September 2014

Nursery


9/7 --  Laura Burford, Beth Grenci, Pat Long                     
9/14 --  Andrew & Jill Henry, Renee Bakewell              
9/21 --  Kalee Ferguson, Vickie Quinter, Hope Eggleton       
9/28 -- Anna Kriebel, Mindy Bish & Maya Thornton

Sonshine Club

9/7 --  Jill Henry, Maci Thornton, Tammy Lerch                      
9/14 --  Tammy Cloak, Jayna Bates, Nancy Zacherl                           
9/21 -- Barbi Milliron, Frances Milliron, Patti Miller              
9/28 --  Kim Callander, Kylee Callander, Hayley Jeannerat

Birthdays & Anniversaries - September 2014

Birthdays...
Sept.  1 - Nancy Zacherl
Sept.  2 - Evan Kriebel
Sept.  6 - Jenny Bates, Sharon Frederick, Pat Radaker
Sept.  7 - Ron Kopko
Sept.  8 - Duane Smith, Ray Bakewell
Sept.  9 - Judy Garris, Fred Glosser, Karen Hazlett
Sept. 11 - Sharlene Wingard, Kiera Ochs Best
Sept. 12 - Darin Manville, Austin Morgan, Alex Preston
Sept. 14 - Diane Conner, Tracey Johnston
Sept. 16 - Teighlor Rice
Sept. 17 - Jamie Emings, Zack Ferringer, Tori Oberlander
Sept. 20 - Matt Lerch
Sept. 21 - Dawn Christie, Jim Switzer
Sept. 22 - Kaden Ferguson
Sept. 23 - Shirley Evans, Grace Shick, James Pence
Sept. 24 - Kylee Callander, Valerie Haight
Sept. 25 - Isaiah Bish, Callie Giardi
Sept. 26 - Ray Dunkle, Jim Pangallo
Sept. 27 - Greg Obrien
Sept. 29 - Dave McClaine, Patti Miller


Anniversaries...
Sept.  3 - Joe & Bonnie Ferguson
Sept.  6 - Matt & Tammy Lerch
Sept. 11 - Tim & Michelle Aites
Sept. 14 - John & Beth Henry
Sept. 16 - Brian & Lynn Manville
Sept. 19 - Ken & Zelda Smith

Sept. 20 - Don & Tammy Cloak

Pastor's Message - September 2014

John 3:16 ESV "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Hello All,

Summer is over! What next? Getting back in to a routine of school for students, parents and all involved in transitioning from summer and all of those activities to the fall and all of those activities.

Transition seems to be the word of the day around Liberty Street Church of God. We are living in times of transition from our current facility to the new facility, the Trinity Point Church of God. I’ve mentioned a few times about the Transition Team that, with the Church Council’s approval we set up as we look to the future.

The purpose of this Transition Team is: to observe the current ministries here at LSCOG and to recognize what will be needed when we move to our new facility.  Based on the Team’s observations and assessments regarding the Trinity Point facility and the needs that are foreseen there, the Transition Team will make suggestions and recommendations to the Church Council, if needed. 

This Transition Team and the transition to the new facility is one of the most importance priorities for us at this point in time. We need to make sure we are ready for the needs that we anticipate at Trinity Point and that the ministry that we provide is the most effective as possible. We do not want to miss opportunities to minister to those who come through the doors. There is no doubt there will be those who are curious to see what is going on and we need to anticipate newcomers as a result of the move.

This is really an exciting time in the life of our congregation and I hope that you are excited about the move and also about the potential that we will have in the future. “For God so loved the world” what an amazing thought! He loves the world and so should we, He loves the lost, and so should we, He loves those who are difficult to love, so should we.
I believe we do love like that, and you prove it day after day, week after week. Jesus said, For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." Luke 19:10 ESV 
We have our work cut out for us, please continue to be faithful to God and His Church.                         

The Church Council has spent the last several months working toward recommending to you a person to fill the position of Associate Pastor. We actually just voted on a candidate to recommend to you in the next several weeks. We started out with about fifteen resumes from around the country mostly from Church of God people. After collecting resumes, really since about last November on through the summer, we set up a sub-committee from the Council. Matt Bates, Trish Bish and myself narrowed the field down and we did some informal interviews. We then recommended two candidates to the Council, then the Council did the final interviews. After the final interviews we spent two and a half weeks continued to pray and seek the direction that God would have us go and also the direction God had for the Candidates. On Tuesday August 26 the Council came together and make a final   decision. 


That information will be handed out ASAP along with the Ministry Description. We will have a weekend sometime in September for you all to meet the Candidate and to vote.
We are excited for what is happening in the life of our congregation and for what God is doing in all of our lives.
I will close with the Lord teaching His disciples how to pray.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  (10)  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  (11)  Give us this day our daily bread.  (12)  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  (13)  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. Mat 6:9-13 KJV 

 
ASSOCIATE PASTOR “Ministry Description”

GENERAL GOALS:
The Associate Pastor will have primary responsibilities in the areas of Assimilation, Discipleship and Youth.

A. ASSIMILATION: Oversees and directs the “LSCOG/Trinity Point Church of God Cares Team” that will work to welcome and follow-up on new folks and to keep track of our current worshippers through several sub teams i.e. Greeters, Ushers, Welcome Center and to continue to develop this ministry.

B. DISCIPLESHIP: Will work along with the Senior Pastor to plan and implement discipling opportunities specifically for new converts and anyone in the congregation that desires to be rooted and grounded in the Bible and their faith.

C. YOUTH: Will oversee and coordinate the Youth Ministry. This includes but is not limited to; teaching knowledge of the Bible and its life application. (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Oversee other youth group activities i.e. attending conventions, fund raising and outside activities our youth group plans and attends.

Will recruit parents of the Youth and other adults to work with the ministry as needed in consultation with the Senior Pastor.

D. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Will be directed by the senior pastor, depending on the needs of the congregation, i.e. visiting the sick, and those in the hospitals, surgeries and so forth. Also where needed working with and being in a supportive role in VBS and other ministries that are going on at any given time. 

POSITION DEFINITION:
      
The position of Associate Pastor is defined as a full-time position.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Associate Pastor is accountable to the Senior Pastor and will work in cooperation with the Church Council, Board of Christian Education, and all other boards and committees as it relates to the overall ministry of the Liberty Street Church of God/Trinity Point Church of God.

REQUIREMENTS:
 
The requirements of the person/persons filling the position of Associate Pastor are:
1. be called of God to pastoral ministry.
2. be knowledgeable in the Bible.
3. have good communication and organizational skills.
4. be able to interact with youth and adults.
5. be caring, having a heart for the youth, newcomers and our church family.
6. be ambitious, concerned foremost with the salvation and spiritual growth of the youth and all others in our congregation.
  7. be enthusiastic, and flexible with scheduling and church activities.

This is an abbreviated description. A full description will be made available.