Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Friday, July 20, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin


                                            Sunday, July 15, 2018




Prelude                 When in Our Music, God is Glorified            arr. Willan      


* Processional




* Call to Worship: (based on Psalm 67):


            L: May God be gracious to us and bless us,

            P: and make his face shine upon us.

            L: May God’s way be known upon the earth,

            P: and God’s saving power be known among all nations.

            L: May God’s people be caught in praise,

            P: and let the nations sing a song of joy to God.

            L: The earth has yielded its increase; our God has blessed us.

            P: Our God has enabled us to work, sing, and praise. Thanks be           to God. Amen.


* UMH # 57                                           O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Morning Prayer (Unison):

            O God, we are not always ready for that which we ask. We say we want to be healed, better, stronger, more patient, and more loving, but we do not always care to be a part of our own transformation. Help us lay aside our excuses. Help us overcome those things in our life we see as obstacles to change. Help us be the empowered people you created. Amen.


Anthem                  I Have Decided to Follow Jesus                    arr. Carter          

Children’s Moment




*UMH #  189                                                                    Fairest Lord Jesus


Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Carol Nutter, Imogene Sayres, Wanetta Morris, Mary Keifer, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Norma Hooten, Ruth Ann Null, Bob Swain,  Kim Young, Judy Hahn, Fran & Heather Noble, Betty Mitchell, Carol Pring, Kyler Booth, Edward Means,  Cindy, Josh Coleman, Alice Tuttle, Francia, Andy Kiser, Patty Eades, Les & Kathy Miller, Vicky Janney, family of Rebecca Ann Hall Johnson, Evelyn Thompson, Clyde Vaught, Charlotte Campbell, The Nessabah family, the Richard McNeil family, the Binion family, Rosa Brown, family of Kathy Matthews, 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                 Children of the Heavenly Father              arr. Bish                                           


* 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                                                                    John 5:1-9



Sermon                                                      “How God Spends the Sabbath”


* UMH # 261                                                                Lord of the Dance


* Postlude            Glory to God in the Highest                          G.F. Handel                                                                                                                                                     

                  *Those able are asked to stand




Questions for the day: 

1.      Have you ever surprised yourself by doing something you thought you couldn’t do? Looking back, how was God a part of your strength?

2.      In this scripture Jesus asks the man, “Do you want to be healed?” What have you been asking God for recently? How might Jesus be asking you to take an active role in your own prayers?

If you have your own comments or questions to share use the hastags: #clumc and #heartofgod to connect with Pastor Krysta through the week

 on social media.




As “David and all the house of Israel (danced) before the Lord” in 2 Samuel 6, may our spirits rejoice and praise God together in 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, 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., 8:00am – 3:30 pm; Friday 8:00am – 12pm.  Church office, 304-776-3081; Pastor: Krysta Rexrode Wolfe, krystarexrodewolfe@gmail, 304-672-1019                                            

             Those Assisting in Worship Service:


  Pastor                                                   Krysta Rexrode Wolfe

  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 and Heather Noble

  Helping Hands                                     Betty Darby and Cindy Gebhard

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

  Liturgist                                                Jerry Meadows

  Ushers                                                    Larry Jackson, Tom Kuhn,                                                                 Loretta Jackson and Mary Justice

  Counters                                                Whitney Darby and Randy Curtis




Altar Flowers: In celebration of God’s Many Blessings, given by the Meeks Family


Attendance 07/08:  8:30 am (77), 11:00 (129), SS Classes (40)


Scriptures for Sunday July 22: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89 (UMH 807); Ephesians 2: 11-22; Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56


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


JF Lacaria is hosting a Holy Land Trip September 28 - October 7, 2019. Join Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball and other friends from the West Virginia Conference on a Journey Through the Bible. Traveling with Educational Opportunities, this spiritual pilgrimage will trace the life and steps of Jesus. JF can answer your questions now, and will provide more details as time goes on. Pray about making your reservation for this life changing opportunity.                         


Cat Clayton, Eleanor Cassell’s daughter, wanted to share this information: Graveside Service for Eleanor R Cassell, August 4, 2018 at 2pm, Wanless Cemetery, Back Mountain Road, Cass, West Virginia


Want to contact Lee or Betty Patton? They are both at: Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation, Room A-16, 1275 Southview, Bluefield, WV 24701-0410


VBS info: Training meeting for volunteers in FH Thursday July 26th @ 7.


Ahoy Mates!!!!!!!  Cross Lanes United Methodist Church (5320 Cross Lanes Drive) is taking registrations for “Shipwrecked” Vacation Bible School, Sunday, July 29th thru Thursday, August 2nd,  5:30 – 8:30 pm, for kids, from preschool to entering 6th grade (Aug. 2018).  A light dinner is provided for the children. Early registration by July 15th gets a chance to win a surprise! Register at or call (304) 776-3081












                           WEEKLY CALENDAR



Sunday- July 15         


  8:30 am                   Early Worship Service

  9:15 am                     Coffee & Fellowship

  9:45 am                   Sunday School

11:00 am                   Worship Service


Mid Afternoon…sixth group of ASP Volunteers arrive


 Monday – July 16

    9:00 am                     Senior Exercise

    6:00-8:00 pm             Staff Meeting with Krysta/ library

    7:00 pm                    Boy Scouts


 Tuesday – July 17


 Wednesday – July 18    

   1:00 pm                       Mobile Worship 


 Thursday – July 19

     6:00 pm                       ASP Ridenour Park Picnic


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. No need to bring anything. Ritenour Lake, Nitro

at 6pm. Hope to see you there.                                          


     6:30-7:30 pm              Cub Scouts

     7 :30 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


 Friday – July 20

     9:00 am                      Senior Exercise

     5:00-7:00 pm              Wedding Rehearsal Stevens


 Saturday- July 21                                

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

    Stevens Wedding         Decorate FH 11 am

                                       Wedding 3:00

                                       Reception after service in FH


A called Church Conference will take place on July 22 at 12:30PM in the sanctuary. The Church Conference will address future action to be taken on the 120 Brentwood Rd., Nitro, WV 25143 property



 Sat Aug 28th              UMM Adopt a Highway Pick up