Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Friday, May 25, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                                  Sunday, May 20, 2018

                    Pentecost & CLUM 160th Birthday



Prelude                                                            Early Morning Worship Band 




* Call to Worship: (From John 15)

            L: Jesus said, “The Helper will come – the Spirit, who reveals the   truth about God and who comes from the Father.  I will send him

            to you from the Father, and he will speak about me.”

            ALL:  Come, Holy Spirit!  Fill our worship and fill our hearts.        Come, Holy Spirit!

Processional                                                                Gary and Children


* Opening Hymn                                            Early Morning Worship Bank


Morning Prayer (Unison):

            L: Spirit of the living God, visit us again on this day of Pentecost.

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  With rushing wind that sweeps away all barriers to justice for all,

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  With tongues of fire that set our hearts aflame with compassion             and mercy for others,

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  With speech that unites the discord of our tongues and harkens others to follow you,

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  With love that overleaps all boundaries we’ve placed between us           and beckons peace,

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  With power from You to make our weakness strong,

            P:  Come, Holy Spirit.

            L:  In Christ we live and pray.

            P:  Amen


Special Music                          God’s Kidz   "This Little Light of Mine" 

                                                            Recognition of 5th Graders  


Children’s Moment                


Scripture Lesson                                                                       Acts 2:1-21


Anthem           O Happy Day         Chanel Choir and Early Worship Band 

                                                  Soloist, Jessica Virtz and Linda Workman                                  





Pastoral Prayer



Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Carol Nutter, Imogene Sayres, Gene Workman, Wanetta Morris, Mary Keifer, Marcie Smith, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Norma Hooten, Ruth Ann Null, Sarah Morrison, Delores Seel, Kara Morton, family of Eleanor Cassell, Eleanor Moody, Hadley Rose Cassell, Pat Anderson (Paula Hackworth’s sister), Joe McClung, Carolyn Lewis, Opal Smith, Vickie Miesterhans, 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    Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone

                                    Chanel Choir and Early Morning Worship Band Soloists: Trip Showen, Linda Workman, Justin Valleau and Jessica Virtz




* 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                                                                 Romans 8: 22-27                                                                                                                                                                    

Sermon                                                    “The Groans and Moans of Labor”                                                                                    


* UMH # 347                                                                          “Spirit Song” 


* Choral Benediction


* Postlude                      



                  *Those able are asked to stand




Questions for the week:

1.      Have you ever experienced the presence of God’s Holy Spirit?  How, where, when, with whom . . . ?

2.      What might you do to be more receptive to experiencing the Spirit’s presence in your life?

3.      What is the Holy Spirit challenging you to do?

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 our celebration of Pentecost! We remember the power of the Holy Spirit revealed like wind and flame, and trust in the Spirit’s ongoing work in the church and the world.


   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                                    Carol Childers & Cindy Harvey

  Altar Guild                                           Bonnie Porter, Kathryn Bone,

                                                               Mary Stout and Helen Dawkins

                                                               Helen Stover, Evelyn Klocke

  Liturgist                                              Rick Caruthers

  Ushers                                                   John & Diana Fleek, John &                                                              Sharon Martin

  Counters                                               Whitney Darby & Craig Watkins


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

Attendance 05/13:   8:30 (92), 11:00 (147), Sunday School (36)


Scriptures for Sunday May 27: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29 (UMH 761); Romans 8:12-17; John 3: 1-17




VBS will be Sunday July 29th -Thursday Aug 2nd. We hope you’ll plan to join us as we venture onto an uncharted island and learn that God carries us through life’s storms. Registration will be open in June.



 *Elizabeth Circle Reminder, Tuesday, May 22, Due to construction on I-64 we’ll be meeting at church at 11:00. Lunch Location: Little Creek Eagles Nest (formerly Kanawha Country Club now Little Creek), 99 Fairway Dr, So Chas, 25309


*Today….The GFWC Woman’s Club of Cross Lanes will host their third annual Mary Fletcher Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, May 20, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Cross Lanes Elementary Track, 5525 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV.  This is not a timed race.  Distance is based on individual ability.  $5 Walk Registration Fee – All ages welcome.  All proceeds will benefit:  the CAMC Breast Cancer Center. Rain Date:  June 3rd.


                  WEEKLY CALENDAR


Sunday- May 20         CLUM 160th Birthday

  9:45 am                   Sunday School

11:00 am                   Worship Service

After service              Group Photo/ SANC

                              FH/ Birthday Cake

                                   VBS Committee meeting (after cake)

2:00- 4:00pm             Mary Fletcher Breast Cancer Walk* 

   2:00-5:00 pm            GYM/ Conner

   5:30 pm                    FH/ New Friends Dinner

   7:00 pm                    Community Concert/ Steel Drum Band


Monday – May 21    

    9:00 am                    Senior Exercise

   10:00 am                  SANC/ FH Preschool Graduation

    5:00-7:00 pm           GYM/ McDowell

    7:00                          Council Meeting

    6:30 pm                   Boy Scouts Venturing Crew

    7:00 pm                   Boy Scouts

    7:00-8:30 pm           GYM/ AAU


 Tuesday – May 22

                                    Preschool Year End Picnic

    11:00 am                 Elizabeth Cr Out to Lunch*

    4:00-6:00 pm           GYM/ Woods

    6:30-8:30 pm          GYM/Smith



 Wednesday – May 23 

                                       Preschool Year End Picnic

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise/Bible Babes

    6:45 pm                     Children/Youth

    7:00 pm                      Choir

                                       Girl Scouts

 Thursday – May 24


    6:30-7:30 pm              Cub Scouts

   6:30-8:30 pm             GYM/Smith 

    7 :30 pm                     NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


Friday –  May 25

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise

    6:00-7:30 pm              GYM/Lester   


 Saturday- May 26

    12:30-4:00                 FH/ Memorial Service

                                       Sharon Skeen

    5:00-8:00 pm             FH/SANC Eagle Scout

                                       Aidan Hudson

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


* refer to announcements