Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                                  Sunday, January 14, 2018




Prelude    Come Thu Fount of Every Blessing                         arr. Bish 


* Processional




* Call to Worship: From Psalm 139)


            L:  We gather to honor our God,

            P: Who created every part of us and put us together in our        mothers’ wombs.

            L:  We gather to worship our God, who knows us like no other.

            P:  Examine us, O God, know our minds, and guide us in your everlasting way.




* UMH # 234                                                   “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                                                             


Morning Prayer (Unison):


Precious Lord, what happened to us?  We began our lives as your precious children, filled with wonder and awe about each one of your creations we discovered.  Then somewhere along the way we learned that our fascination with your majesty was considered foolish or simple.  In truth, we need your love in Christ to transform us from mature, cynical adults to your wide-eyed, giddy children.  Surprise us with your love that we might live and proclaim your love. In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.


Choral Anthem                      


Gospel Lesson                                                                          John 1: 43-51                     




* UMH #2052                                                           “The Lone, Wild Bird”                         (Sung to the tune of # 408 “The Gift of Love”)


Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Annette Haley, Mary Lou Hannan, Judy Hash, Sarah Morrison, Carol Nutter,  Imogene Sayres, Gene Workman,  Sharon Skeen, Wanetta Morris,  Mary Keifer, Mary Beth White, Ian McMillian, Bob Swain (Bob Oldaker’s brother in law), Tiffany Burford requested by her mom Kelly Burford, Harold Cole, Kard Pierce (Elaine Wilson’s nephew), Oliva Hanna, the Petry family, Brandy Payne (Chris Connell Daughter), family of Barbara Lantz, Doris Barnes (Chris Connell’s mom), Suzanne McKinney, Mary Johnson, Jodi Allen, Andy Kiser & Family (Jennifer Meek’s brother in law), the McBride Family, Beulah Kennedy, Irma Mullen, Jean Mulhall, A.B. Morgan IV, Wendi Reyes, Kim Young, Bob & Hope McKnight, Jack Workman, Chris Oldaker, Ronnie Perry, Debbie Parsons, Hayden Thaxton, David Heidenreich, Kenneth Tinsley, Kevin Sneed & family, Marcie Smith ( Sandy Smith’s sister in law), Pat Dixon, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Delores Seel (requested by sister, Elaine Wilson), military personnel and their families.


Our Tithes and Offerings


Offertory                   Prelude # 1 in C                                           J.S.Bach  



* 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!   



Scripture Lesson                                                     1 Samuel 3: 1-10 (11-20)


Sermon                    “Broken, Restored, Called”               J.F. Lacaria, Pastor



 *UMH # 593                                                                    “Here I Am, Lord”                                                                                  

* Choral Benediction


* Postlude                      Allegro                                                   Wm. Boyce                                                                                          


                  *Those able are asked to stand





Questions for the week:


1.     Have you heard God calling you?  Can you share that story?

2.     How have you responded to God – no, yes, maybe, are you crazy?

3.     Are there changes you need to make to listen better when God is calling?

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.








Welcome to worship, fellowship and Christian education. May the Holy Spirit touch your life during your time here today.



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;


                 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

Altar Guild                                            Lin Lacaria, Barbara Schell, Sandy Orr and Eleanor Moody

Helping Hands                                      Barbara Harrison and Kara Morton

Liturgist                                                Chris Curtis

Ushers                                                   Church Mouse: Cindy Norman,                                                           Tom Kuhn and David Boyd







Altar Flowers provided by the Dawkins family in memory of Clarence “Dutch” Dawkins. Funeral services will be held at church on Monday January 15th. Visitation at 10:00 am. Funeral at 11:00 am.


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


Attendance 1/07:   8:30 am (62), 11:00 am (105); SS (40)


Scriptures for Sunday Jan 21: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; Psalms 62: 5-12 (UMH 787); 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20



Volunteers are needed to help put out food and coffee for our Sunday Brunch.  You do not have to bring or purchase any food. Please let us know if you can help with this ministry.  Contact Jerre Watkins at 304-776-5488


Message from TM/CL Community Services: Jason wanted to remind you that he still has a few of the NIP tax credits awaiting your donations. Call Jason for details: 304.993.7038.


Save The Date!!!! – Mark Your Calendar!!!!!

Indoor Garage Sale-A-Rama

(Sponsored by Cross Lanes United Methodist Church Women)

March 3rd – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Family Life Center


Space only $20.00; space and table $25.00

For more information, call Betty Darby (304) 681-217-1488



YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS for taxes are now available in the Sunday School room.              


CLUM Youth Pepperoni Roll Sales going on: we'll be taking orders with money the next two Wednesday evenings (before dinner) and next Sunday.  They are $2 each and you may choose from pepperoni or cheese only. Thank you for your continued support, CLUM Youth, Jeremy and Heather                                      






                WEEKLY CALENDAR


Sunday- Jan 14

   8:30 am                    Worship Service

 9:15 am                   Coffee & Fellowship / FH

 9:45 am                   Sunday School

 11:00 am                    Worship Service

    Short Altar Guild meeting after service


Monday – Jan 15       Office Closed/ MLK Day

    9:00 am                   Senior Exercise

   10:00-12:00             Funeral Services for Clarence Dawkins                                                        


Tuesday – Jan 16

    7:00 pm                     Finance Committee Meeting


Wednesday – Jan 17

   9:00 am                      Senior Exercise/Bible Babes

   1:00 pm                      Mobile Ministry

   5:00 pm                      Support Group for Life’s Hurts  

   6:00 pm                      Wednesday Night Dinner

   6:45 pm                      Children/Youth

   7:00 pm                      Choir/Bible Study


 Thursday – Jan 18


  7 :00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


 Friday –  Jan 19

  9:00 am                       Senior Exercise


 Saturday- Jan 20 

   8:00 am                      Church Mouse Sorting

   7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

   GYM                          NHS Show Choir (also Jan 21)


Communication Committee will be meeting Sun.,

Jan., 21st at 9:45 a.m. in the Church Library


Elizabeth Circle Jan 23, 10 am


Senior Dinner/Luncheon Jan 25th. The speaker will be Erin Andrews-Sharer, Regional Coordinator with Appalachia Service Project.  Soup and sandwiches will be provided, but feel free to bring a dessert, appetizer or salad to share; and join us for a couple of hours of food, fellowship and information on the important work this organization is providing in West Virginia. Social time will be at 11:30 with lunch at noon.


Annual Planning Retreat/ Council Meeting Jan 27th 9-12




   Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313


Gary E. Nelson, Pastor

J.F. Lacaria, Pastor


January 14, 2018