Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Monday, June 18, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin


                             Sunday, June 17, 2018




* Processional                                                    


* Call to Worship: (From Psalm 20)


            L:  Some trust in their war chariots and others in their horses,

            P:  But we trust in the power of the Lord our God.

            L:  Let us worship the Lord in whom we can trust.

            P:  Thanks be to God!


* UMH # 89                                              “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                      

Morning Prayer (Unison):

Almighty God, sometimes we put our trust in the wrong things and people, only to be disappointed and hurt.  We are easily seduced by powerful feelings like fear, anger, greed, and more.  The allure of shiny objects and shiny people are unbearable at times and we fall into the trap.  When will we learn that our ultimate trust should be in You?  Help us invest ourselves in You so we might be spared the betrayal from shiny objects and people.  Then help us share You with others.  In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.


Anthem                                   How Great Thou Art               arr. Forrest 

Scripture Lesson                                                                 Mark 12:28-31

Baptism and Reception of Members:  Michelle Daniels, Joy Cantley and Connie Cantley            

Children’s Moment                                                                                                                  


*UMH # 408                                                                “The Gift of Love”   

Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Carol Nutter, Imogene Sayres, Gene Workman, Wanetta Morris, Mary Keifer, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Norma Hooten, Ruth Ann Null, Kim Young, a Christian couple who are being harassed by a neighbor, Evelyn Thompson, Marsha Bailey, Richard McNeil, Opal Smith, Carolyn Lewis, Andy Kiser, Drs. Steve and Susie Matulis, Betty Patton, family of Kathy Shaffer Carroll, Drake Hoybach, Roger Fauber, Kara Morton, Ron Stone, people struggling with thoughts of suicide,  all military personnel and their families. (The first of each month this list will cleared of all names except those who are shut -in. Please notify office if a name is to remain on the list.)  

Our Tithes and Offerings    

Offertory                                                   Soloist                   Justin Valleau             

* 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                                                           Colossians 3:12-17                                                                                                          

Sermon                                                                         “Final Thoughts”


* UMH # 593                                                               “Here I am Lord”          

* Choral Benediction

* Postlude                                                                                                 

                  *Those able are asked to stand


            Questions of the Week….


1.      Paul says we live by faith and not by sight.  What are you waiting to see that’s keeping you from leaping in faith?

2.      Jesus spoke in parables to explain the unexplainable – God’s love.  What’s your favorite parable that helps you move out in faith?

3.      God chose David, the most unlikely of his brothers, to be king.  What’s your excuse for not answering God’s call? 





Welcome to worship, and a special greeting to those who follow in  God’s footsteps by sharing fatherly love.  Happy Father’s Day!

  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, or Chris Curtis @ 304-545-0771. 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;


             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

  Helping Hands                                    Sherry French & Shelly Caruthers

  Altar Guild                                           Joan Williams, Virginia Stephens,                 Carol Carpenter and Vicky King

  Liturgist                                              John Jarrett

  Ushers                                                   Jack Justice, Jim Lee, Jerry                                                                Meadows and Mary Justice

  Counters                                               Whitney Darby & Peggy                                                                    Thompson


Altar flowers: Father’s Day Carnations in Red (in honor of) and White (in memory of). See insert.

Rose and Prayer Shawl on altar in celebration of birth of Molly Suzanne Kay, on May 1st daughter of Justin & Becca Kay, granddaughter of Dan & Kim Kay. 

Baptisms in early service for Molly Kay (above) and Max Christopher Terry (parents are Alexa and Chris Terry, grandparents are Kim & Dan Kay, Doris & Mike Terry)

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

Attendance 06/10:  8:30 am (61), 11:00 (90), SS Classes (33)

Scriptures for Sunday June 24: 1 Samuel 17(1a,4-11. 19-23), 32-49; Psalm 9: 9-20 (UMH 744); 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13; Mark 4:35-41        



                       MESSAGE FROM GARY AND PATTI:

Dear Friends, 

We love you dearly and leave with a mixture of excitement, joy, and sadness.  If I were not retiring, this is definitely the church I would love to continue to serve.  However, God has made it clear that it is time to retire so Patti and I are about to head over the mountains to Virginia.  Here is our contact info: 

115 Hope Drive

Ruther Glen, VA 22546





It is the policy of our United Methodist Church that former pastors not return to conduct weddings and funerals. This is so new pastors will have the opportunity to get to know parishioners and minister to their ongoing needs.  I will probably write “Wednesday Wonderings” in the future but I cannot directly mail it to former parishioners.  If you’d like to receive future writings “friend me” on Facebook and see my posts. 

We’d love to hear from you and would welcome your visits if you’re in the area!  Blessings and Peace, Gary and Patti                                    

                      WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday- June 17        Father’s Day           

  8:30 am                   Early Worship Service

  9:15 am                    Coffee & Fellowship

  9:45 am                   Sunday School

11:00 am                   Worship Service

Reception for Gary and Patti in FH after service

Late afternoon          Second group of ASP Volunteers arrive


Monday – June 18

    9:00 am                    Senior Exercise

    7:00 pm                   Boy Scouts


 Tuesday – June 19


 Wednesday – June 20                                    

     9:00 am                     Senior Exercise

     1:00 pm                     Mobile Ministry

     7:00 pm                     Choir

                                       Girl Scouts

 Thursday – June 21

     6:00 pm                    ASP Ridenour Park Picnic*

     6:30-7:30 pm             Cub Scouts

     7 :30 pm                    NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


Friday –  June 22

     9:00 am                     Senior Exercise                

 Saturday- June 23                                      

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL registration is open! Please register online TODAY! The dates are Sunday July 29th to Thursday Aug 2nd,

5:30-8:30pm. For more info and to register to attend or volunteer please

visit . Register by July 15th for a chance to win a prize! We need lots of volunteers to help make this a success-background check forms are located in a folder in the entry way. Any questions please contact Ashley Bowe 304 415 6180.                  

Message from Maggie with ASP: ASP has a picnic every Thursday night with all their volunteers and homeowners. We would like to extend the invitation to people in the church as well. Ritenour Lake, Nitro at 6pm. Hope to see you there.                                          


Mission Statement:

The mission of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is to encourage all people we touch to experience God’s love through faith in Jesus Christ and to share that love with Christian joy.