Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin


                        Sunday May 21, 2017/ Graduating Seniors Day








Choral Processional                                                        This is Holy Ground


Call to Worship: (from Psalm 66)

            L: Praise God with shouts of joy

            P: Sing to the glory of His name;

            L: Come and see what God has done,

            P: His wonderful acts among people.

            L:  Let us praise God this morning,

            ALL: Because God never rejects our prayers and always offers                          His constant love for us.


*Hymn #304                                         “Easter People Raise Your Voices”


 Morning Prayer: (Unison)

Almighty God, we give you thinks for your faithfulness. Your loving presence has seen us through, and so we trust you. You have taught us the importance of faithfulness and trust, yet daily we see the destruction when trust is fractured and faithfulness is forgotten. Now help us be accountable to you, so that others might trust us, and be led to trust you through our faithful living. In Christ we live and pray. Amen.


Choral Anthem           He’s Been Faithful                                arr Cymbala                                                                   soloist Jessica Virtz                                    

Epistle                                                                                     Acts 17:22-31


Children’s Moment- Preschool-5th graders are invited to join God’s Kidz for worship in the chapel following the Children’s Moment. Parents can meet their children outside the chapel after worship




*Hymn # 395                                                              “Take Time to Be Holy”


Concerns and Celebrations: Jeanette Barkat, Evan Bennett, Shelley Burkowski, Clarence Burdette, Dan Cantley, Jim Carnell, Lois Cashdollar, Bill Casto, Janet Chapman, Katie Cobb, Roger Criner, Jason Frye, Annette Haley, Mary Lou Hannan, Judy Hash, Ernie Hedrick, Andy Kiser, Larry Kriner, Thaddeus Lawton, Doris Lattimer, Bradford Morgan IV, Lana Maynard, Sarah Morrison, Carol Nutter, Ashton Oldaker, Ernest Page, Linda Parsons, Ada Price, Peyton Purcell, Mandy Resvaloso & Harmony, Rob Romine, Wyndi Reyes, Imogene Sayres, Alma Shafer, Martin Snow, David Withrow, Bill Turner, Gene Workman, Gavin Young, Susan Alfred, Patsy Workman, Wesley Cremeans, Charles Chouteau, Jim Harman, Bonita Adkins, Sharon Skeen, Wanetta Morris, Colt Justice, Lena Legg, Tom Harpold,  Norma Hooten, Mary Keifer, Mary Beth White, Tom Brown, Lonnie Thurmond (lost husband in car wreck), Kim Adkins & Melissa Mobley ( lost father in car wreck), Cheryl Burns, all Military personnel and their families.


Pastoral Prayer /Lord’s Prayer


Our Tithes and Offerings



*Doxology No. 94                  “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow: Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Gospel Lesson                                                                           John 14:15-21



Sermon                        “If You Love Me…”                     Rev. Gary Nelson


*Hymn # 380                                         “There’s Within My Heart a Melody”




* Choral Benediction                                                                             #904




*Those able are asked to stand                              



Those Assisting in Worship Service


Pastor                                                     Gary Nelson

Deacon                                                  J. F. Lacaria

Organist                                                 Deanna Taylor

Music Director                                      Justin Valleau

Children’s Music Director                    Karen Gilreath

Children’s Ministry Director                 Angela Stone

Youth Directors                                   Jeremy Burns, Heather Noble,

                                                            Cathy Valleau

Altar Guild                                                                               Bonny Porter, Kathryn Bone, Betty Shiltz and Mary Stout

Helping Hands                                     Chris Curtis and Vicky King

Liturgist                                                 Rick Caruthers

Ushers                                                    John and Diana Fleek, Donald Good and Jordan Bonnett




Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended-withdrew from the earth-but he has never left us. Where two or more gather in his name, he is there. He is Here! Welcome to worship!


Coffee and fellowship starting 9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall before the Sunday School hour and the 11 am service.

NurseryCare is available for children (birth–age 3) during both Worship Services.

Children’s Worship – (Preschool – 5th grade) children may leave the sanctuary following the ‘Children’s Moment’.

Attendance Please sign & pass the Red Attendance Pad to the person next to you.  When the pad reaches the end of the row, pass it back.

DVDs & Audio Aids AvailableDVDs of the service are available.  Call the church office.  Audio aids for the hearing impaired and large print hymnals are available from the ushers.

Prayer Chain – To place someone on the prayer chain, call one of the following: Jerry Meadows, 415-6510 or email; Marge Parsons, 776-9416; Ruth Ann Null, 776-1991.  Those wishing to have a name added to the Prayer Concerns should mark the box on the prayer card and will be kept on the list for one month.

Altar Flowers – Fill out a form located by the SS office and place your name on the list. Return form to the Church office with a check for $35.

Upper Room devotional guides are available in both foyers.

Office Hours – Mon. – Thurs., 7:30am – 2:30 pm; Friday 7:30am – 12pm.  Pastor Nelson is available during office hours and by appointment.  You     can reach Pastor Nelson by calling 1-703-772-5859; 304-769-5229; email, or the Church office, 304-776-3081;




New Member Class- Pastor Gary will be offering new member classes in the near future.  You are invited to become a member of our church and become more involved in our ministry.  The classes will meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday school hour for three Sunday's.  Then folks will be received into membership during either worship service.  Contact the church office or pastor Gary if you would like to join.


If you would like to place information on the Daily Digest please submit to Jerry Meadows at


The preschool is hiring a teacher for the 3 year old class. A teaching degree or early childhood degree is preferred. To apply contact the Church Office 304.776.3081 or Lin Lacaria at 304.776.2990.


There will be a short meeting today at noon in sanctuary for anyone interested in assisting with VBS. Adults & Youth invited.



Mary Fletcher Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Today. 2-4. Cross Lanes Elementary Track. Proceeds to benefit CAMC/ The Breast Center. $5 fee (fee waived for survivors). Sponsored by Woman’s Club of Cross Lanes.      


YOUTH. Going on Mission? Cathy V needs your registration form and insurance info ASAP


C.O.M.E. (Celebration of Mission Event).”Thank you” to everyone who donated to this project in April. Our church collected supplies for Community Development Outreach Ministries (serving Kanawha and Putnam Counties) and Tyrand Cooperative Ministries serving Randolph County. These two Conference Mission Projects each received diapers, baby wipes, assorted personal care products, assorted school supplies, trash bags and more.  These supplies enable them to minister to those in need. Special thanks to Sue Mullen for coordinating this project and to Pastor Gary for taking the donations to District Conference.


Message from Jack Townsend… “I want to express my deep appreciation to the church for the many prayers, cards and visits during my recent open heart surgery”.




Mortgage Balance -       $37,064 - $2,458.24/month

Audio/Visual Balance - $14,281 - $1,477.58/month 


Attendance: 5/14: 8:30 am (92); 11:00 am (208); SS (NA)


 Scriptures for Sunday May 28: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10,

       32-35 (UMH 792); 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11                  


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Questions for the week:

 1. Do you feel like you are accountable to God in your daily living?

 2. Do you feel God’s Holy Spirit guiding you to keep God’s                               commandments?

 3. Do you strive to know God even more?

 4. Do you have questions or comments about the sermon, worship,

     relationships, parenting, or other life issues?  If so, contact Pastor

     Gary, or 304-776-3081.


Vacation Bible School Info:

Dates Sunday June 25-Thursday June 29

Ages 3-10 can preregister @

Kids registered prior to June 4th have chance to win a surprise.

Volunteers needed for all areas (Volunteers can register on line also).






Sunday – May 21        Graduating Seniors Sunday

  8:30 am                       Worship Service

9:45 am                       Sunday School

11:00 am                       Worship Service

12:00-2:00 pm              Graduating Seniors Reception/ FH

Noon                                                     Short meeting in sanctuary for anyone interested in assisting with VBS. Adult & youth invited.

2:00-4:00 pm                  Breast Cancer Awareness Walk (see                                                                 announcements)

2:30- 7:00 pm                 Cavendish/ FH        


Monday – May 22    

   9:00 am                       Exercise

11:30-2:00                     Cross Lanes Elem Awards Ceremony Sanctuary/ Reception FH     

   7:00 pm                      Book Club


Tuesday – May 23

   10:00 am                     Elizabeth Circle/ Italian Grill


Wednesday – May 24

    9:00 am                      Exercise

     9:00 am                     Bible Babes (last meeting til fall)

Support Group      (Discontinued for summer, will resume with first                                               dinner on Aug. 16)

     7:00 pm                     Bible Study


 Thursday – May 25   

    7:00 pm                      NA  


 Friday – May 26

    9:00 am                      Exercise

    7:00-9:00 pm             Gym/Connor


 Saturday – May 27 

   12:00-4:00 pm              FH / Frampton

   Noon & 7:00 pm          NA



                      UPCOMING EVENTS:

5/21          Woman’s Club Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

6/10           God’s Kidz- Kanawha Players, Willie Wonka 1-3   6/17             Lacaria’s Reception 6-8

6/25-6/29   Vacation Bible School

8/19            Back to School Bash                             




   Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313

Gary E. Nelson, Pastor


May 21, 2017