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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.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Truth in HD - December 2014

Click on the link below & then click on the "Go to link" to read this month's issue of the Truth in HD.  When done "X" out & use the back arrow to return to the blog.

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Monthly Planner - December 2014

1 - Weight Watchers @ 4:30pm - No Men's Bible Study
2 - Play Group @ 10am
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5 - Live Nativity @ 6-8pm
6 - Live Nativity @ 6-8pm
7 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Eggleton's Baby Shower - Sr. Youth @ 6pm - Jr. Youth @ Joe's Gym @ 6pm
8 - Weig ht Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men's & Ladies Bible Study @ Joe's Gym @ 7pm
9 - Play Group @ 10am
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11 -
12 - Family Play Group @ 5:30pm
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14 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am (Christmas Musical) - Jr./Sr. Youth @ 6pm 
15 - Weig ht Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men's & Ladies Bible Study @ Joe's Gym @ 7pm
16 - Women's Night Out Christmas Party @ 6pm
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18 -
19 - Parent's Night Out @ 6-10pm
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21 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - Christ Birthday Offering taken - Jr./Sr. Youth @ 6pm
22 - Fruit Basket Delivery/Youth @ 4pm - Weig ht Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men's & Ladies Bible Study @ Joe's Gym @ 7pm
23 - Play Group @ 10am
24 - Christmas Eve Service @ 7pm
25 - Happy Birthday Jesus - Office Closed - Merry Christmas
26 - Office Closed
27 -
28 - Sunday School @ 9am - Worship @ 10am - No Jr./Sr. Youth
29 - Weig ht Watchers @ 4:30pm - Men's & Ladies Bible Study @ Joe's Gym @ 7pm
30 -
31 - New Year's Eve

Prayer Concerns - December 2014

Most Recent Concerns

12/16 - Pastor Bruce's Sister, Wanda Mae, has asked for prayer for her Step Granddaughter, Kelly Ducham - Kelly is 25 & has had pneumonia & now has a lung infection
12/15 - Duane Troutman - was taken back to Butler Hospital 
12/15 - Brad Harriger is back in Clarion Hospital
12/15 - Clarence Evans - has been sent to Jefferson Manor; please pray for Clarence & Shirley 
12/11 - Clarence Evans - was discharged from the hospital and is now at home
12/11 - Duane Troutman - had a stint put in & is in the Butler Hospital - supposed to get home tomorrow
12/11 - Erica Vanwart (29 year old Mother of 2 & friend of Connie Minich's daughter) - had a heart attack & is waiting on a heart transplant- she also had some brain damage
12/11 - Duane & Thelma Miller's son (Mike Miller) - has a very important unspoken request
12/9 - John (JJ) Johnson (Superintendent @ C-L) - is in the hospital with extremely high blood pressure
12/9 - Janet Norris's daughter Deb - is having a liver biopsy Friday at Dubois.  
12/8 - Thelma Miller - was taken to the Emergency Room at Seneca - having alot of problems with her leg - pray for Duane too, he is really nervous
12/6 - Mary Reed's father-in-law -  passed away
12/6 - Mary Reed's daughter Robin - is having a difficult time
12/2 - Jonatha Ochs - knee replacement surgery at Meadville this morning - came through the surgery well - continue to remember her in prayer
12/2 - Debbie Jordan is doing well - she is being observed & it looks like there will be some changes in her medication
12/1 - Debbie Jordan - has been taken to the ER in Butler -probably heart related
12/1 - Eddie Moore (Tammy McClaine's Brother in Law) - is a police officer near Indianapolis & while chasing a criminal through wet cornfields he fell/hurt his back very bad - herniated disc & other back injuries - hasnt been able to move alot/that has caused a blood clot in his leg - he was transferred to a larger hospital in Indiana - Eddie is a christian & wonderful mentor in his department - we are praying for healing -  he is also a diabetic
11/22 - Michele - just diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer

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) - Phyllis Traister - DuWayne & Thelma Miller - Evan Miller (MS) -  Dave & Debbie Jordan - Clarence & Shirley Evans - Art & Lanette Thompson - Jennifer & Les Stephens - Jessica Henry (MS & Chemo treatments) - Don Barger - Pat Radaker - Nancy Yates - Mike Roach (cancer Pastor & Judy's brother-in-law)  - Vonnie Tiley - Jean Johns - Tom Buzard (cancer/Park Hill Congregation) - Karson Ochs - Sally Barger - Brad Harriger - Cindy Criley - Ann Bailey - Susan Harle - Selah (3 yr. old w/Malaria - Donnie Graham (Lymes Disease) - Deb Ochs (liver issues) - Jud Graham - Jennifer & Les Stephens - Bill Copenhaver - Lacy Magagnotti (cancer) - Janet Hetrick - JoAnn Mansfield (Jonatha's grandaughter) - Arianna Evans - Michele (multiple myeloma)

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 - Pastor Angela Mitchell & Family Church Staff - Women's Ministries - Young Adult Minisitries

Monday, December 1, 2014

Words from Pastor Angela - December 2014

What a fantastic weekend we had at Thirst!   We took 20 students & 5 adults to join approximately 600 other teens & chaperones for a weekend of worship. 

The topic was REAL. 
Realizing God's plan
Experiencing God's love
Accepting God's call
Living with real integrity

Our young people learned that God has a plan for each & every one of them. They were encouraged to explore God's love through His Word & break free from the distorted view they've had of God's love. 
Each one was encouraged to accept God's call on their lives and learn to distinguish His voice through time spent with Him.  Finally, we were directed to live with real integrity, to reach out to others & lead them to Christ no matter how lowly we think we are. 
We need to let go of the excuses that we're not good enough, smart enough, strong enough. God made us good enough to do whatever He's called us to do.
Make conversation with our teens about their weekend.   Encourage them to spend time with the Lord and be all God's created them to be. 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen.     Ephesians 3:20

Pastor Angela   


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

We are sponsoring Angel Tree Ministries to benefit local children whose parent is incarcerated this Christmas Season.  The Angels on the tree will have a child's name, age, & a suggestion of the gift to give them.  Please wrap your gift & place the paper angel on your gift for identification.  Please have your gift to the Church Office by Wednesday, 12/17.  

December 5 & 6 - Live Nativity @ the Clarion Memorial Park from 6-8 pm (across from the Court House).  We need help to make this a success w/the potential to reach the lost during this holiday season.  Please consider giving a little time to be a character, help dress the characters, sing in the choir, provide child care, drive the van or just fellowship together.  We are also in need of cookie donations.  Those that are participating, we ask you to bring a covered dish to share.  Sign-ups are in the Welcome Center.  Make this a family memory as you begin this Holiday Season!!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His   shoulders, and He will be called Wonderful, CounselorMighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6  
December 7 - immediately following Sunday Morning WorshipCongratulations to Dave & Hope Eggleton on the birth of their 2nd daughter, Lilyana Hope.  In honor of Lilyana, we will be having a baby shower for her & mommy.  All ladies are invited to join us in this celebration.  Proud big sister Aribella welcomed the new little addition home.  
December 14th - Children's Musical Christmas Program @ 10am - under the direction of Barbi Milliron.  (pre-school through 6th grade)  We will be practicing during the second half of Sunday School & during Sunshine Club each Sunday morning through December 14th.  
Invite your friends & family to attend!!
December 15 - Women's Night Out Christmas Party @ 6pm - please bring a gift for your Secret Sister & if you don't have a Secret Sister then bring a $10 gift for someone.  Each lady is asked to bring a covered dish.
December 19 @ 6:00-10:00 pm - Parents Night Out --- Sign up sheet in the Welcome Center
December 24th @ 7pm - Christmas Eve Service - Candlelight & Carols

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: (**in need of )
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 in the evening, 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 info 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

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…



Nursery & Sonshine Club - December 2014

Nursery  for December

12/ 7     Margie Hartle & Debbie & Kelsey Martin                       
12/14    Janet Hetrick, Tammy Cloak & Karen Hazlett                 
12/21    Heather Preston, Mary Reed & Matti Thornton 
12/28    Laura Burford, Beth Grenci & Pat Long



Sonshine Club for December

12/7      Tammy Cloak, Jayna Bates & Hayley Jeannerat                          
12/14    Barbi & Frances Milliron & Hayley Jeannerat                                 
12/21    Kim & Kylee Callander & Tammy Lerch   
12/28    Kalee Ferguson, Maya Thornton & Hayley Jeannerat

CHRIST’S BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE 
AND OFFERING
                                                         December 21, 2014

For years in the Church of God Reformation Movement we have done a tradition during Advent called “Christ’s Birthday Observance.” Here is a little history.

Q: What is the Christ’s Birthday Observance?
A: The Christ’s Birthday Observance is a tool to help your church begin the journey of Advent with prayer, devotion, and celebration.
The December 23, 1950 Gospel Trumpet recorded the words of the Woman's Missionary Society President, Ocie Perry: "For some time there has been a feeling on the part of many Christians that the Christmas festivities were not Christ-centered. . .we have forgotten the Christ whose birthday we were celebrating."

The women, in cooperation with Church of God World Service, pledged themselves to underwrite the World Service budget for 200 hours with prayer and money in the first year of the
Christ's Birthday Observance.

Sixty years later,
Christian Women Connection carries on the work of the former Woman's Missionary Society in developing, promoting, and conducting the Christ's Birthday Observance.

Today, our goals remain the same:
· Focus our attention and devotion on Jesus Christ, our Messiah.
· Encourage prayer support for the entire world and specifically all the countries in which the Church of God exists.
Collect an offering in support of the Church of God World Ministries Budget.
Churches and individuals across the country participate in this offering of prayer, devotion, and financial support each year. If you would like to participate, you too can pray for and support the ministry of the Church of God around the world.
Q: Why should our church participate in the Christ’s Birthday Observance?
The
Christ’s Birthday Observance brings focus upon Christ during a season which is filled commercialism.  Since 1949 the Church of God around the world has focused on the birth of Jesus through devotion, prayer, and by giving generously to the Christ’s Birthday Offering. Join churches around the world as we share the great story of Christ’s birth to the world!

God bless you as you pray and participate in the Christ’s Birthday Observance here at the Liberty Street Church of God.

Pastor Bruce