Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin


                                          Sunday August 20, 2017





Prelude                        “When in Our Music God is Glorified”     Stanford                                                                                                                                



Choral Processional


Call to Worship: (A Paraphrase of Psalm 133 & 134 from “Psalms Now”)

            L:  O God, how precious it is for us and how pleasing it must be to                               You          

            P:  When Your children and servants learn how to live and work               together in unity!

            L:  Come, let us together bless God’s name,

            P:  Rejoice in God’s loving concern for us,

            L:  Declare God’s worth to all creatures,

            P:  And walk in obedience to God’s will.

            L:  It is the same God who made heaven and earth and all of us who                dwell therein.

            P:  Let us worship and serve God together!



*UMH 2181                                                                      “We Need a Faith”

                     (Sung to the tune of #57 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”)          


Morning Prayer (Unison)


Holy God, sometimes you must feel great pain as you watch us sling insults and hatred against one another.  With one breath we praise you, and then with another, we hurt one of your precious children you created just like us.  As we celebrate with our youth this morning, remind us that loving service in your name can truly cast out fear, heal the wounds of separateness, and bind us together in Christian unity.  Empower us to follow the example of our youth, loving and serving in your name.  In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.


Choral Anthem                                                Soloists: John and Beth Justice



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.




*UMH 2223                     “They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love”





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, Bradford Morgan IV, Lana Maynard, Sarah Morrison, Carol Nutter, Ashton Oldaker, Linda Parsons, Ada Price, Peyton Purcell, Rob Romine, Wyndi Reyes, Imogene Sayres, Martin Snow, David Withrow, Bill Turner, Gene Workman, Gavin Young, Susan Alfred, Patsy Workman, Wesley Cremeans, Bonita Adkins, Sharon Skeen, Wanetta

Morris, Colt Justice, Lena Legg, Tom Harpold,  Norma Hooten, Mary Keifer, Mary Beth White, Cheryl Burns, Bob Parsons, Ian McMillian, Bob Swain, Mary Ann Bennett, Ruth Ann Null, Bob Swain (Bob Oldaker’s brother in law) has recurring prostate cancer and heart problems, Tiffany Burford requested by her mom Kelly Burford, Hugh Hollar (terminal cancer), Harold Cole, Kard Pierce (Elaine Wilson’s nephew), Oliva Hanna, the Petry family, Brandy Payne (Chris Connell Daughter), all Military personnel and their families.


Our Tithes and Offerings


Offertory                                 “On Holy Ground”                               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!


Gospel Lesson                                                                         Luke 10: 25-27                                  


Youth Mission Sharing                            


*UMH 593                                                                          “Here I Am Lord”




Choral Benediction No. 904                                                               “Amen”


*Postlude                      “Almighty God”                                      Hymn Tune



*Those able are asked to stand



Questions for the Week:

  1.     What new way is God calling you to serve?

  2.     Can you share with others the story of how you’ve been blessed by

        serving others in God’s name?                

  3.     Who is Jesus calling you to notice and help?

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

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

        Gary – or 304-776-3081



Sisters and brothers in Christ, I welcome you to worship and Christian fellowship. May you find blessing and strength in your participation here this morning.



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

Nursery – Care 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 Available – DVDs 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,

                                                              Cathy Valleau

Altar Guild                                            Helen Dawkins, Lana Frye, Joyce Townsend and Carolyn Titcher

Helping Hands                                      Barbara Shell and Katherine Bone

Liturgist                                                Craig Watkins

Ushers                                                   Bob Behman, Rusty Casto, Don                                                                                             Griffith and Mike Harvey






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.


Altar Flowers: In Loving Memory of Charles R. Lewis (would have been wedding anniversary) given by Carolyn Lewis


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


Mortgage Balance -       $20,074 - $2,458.24/month

Audio/Visual Balance - $10,039 - $1,477.58/month 


Attendance 8/13:   8:30 am (71), 11:00 am (167); SS (40)


Scriptures for Sunday Aug 27:  Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124 (UMH 846); Romans 12: 1-8; Matthew 16: 13-20


The GFWC Woman’s Club of Cross Lanes begins their 64th year of community service, by extending an invitation to women of all ages in the Cross Lanes & surrounding communities to join us for an informal dinner on Tuesday, Sept 5th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 5320 Frontier Drive. We continue to support the Cross Lanes/Tyler Mountain Food Pantry, Cross Lanes library,  and award an annual $500 scholarship. Interested? Please call Peggy (304) 755-3450.  We look forward to you attending

The Sunday School Bible Class is beginning a new study, “Prayer: An Adventure with God.” The first six lessons focus on intercessory prayer and the remaining six lessons explore various other aspects of prayer. Some Scripture selections are from the Old Testament and others are from the New Testament. Each Sunday we read the designated Scripture and respond to discussion questions. Adults of any age are invited to attend. (For newcomers, this classrm is across from gym entrance/gate, meets at 9:45)

The Fellowship Class is a discussion oriented group of mature adults.  We meet in the Fellowship classroom at the end of the Fellowship Hall and usually start at about 10:00 Am and end at 10:45. We are an active group taking on many in-church service tasks.  At present, we are studying "When did God become a Christian" focusing on the validity of the Old Testament for Christians of today.  We have 3 weeks remaining in this study and then will take up James Moore's "Are you standing on the Promises or the Premises?"  Class leaders are Ron Raether, Wendie Urling and Carl Nutter.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!  CLUMC Community Concert Series begins on Sunday, Sept 17th, at 7:00 p.m. The featured performance is The Bryan Roberts Project. ….a trio with a master acoustic guitarist performing creative arrangements of instrumentals, accompanied by bass guitar and percussion. Bryan has played here before with another trio. He played with The Dread Pirate, Roberts.  We look forward to having you join us.  Admission is free,  An offering to benefit the performers.



Have something you want in the bulletin? Please email office, or call 304.776.3081 (do not leave a message) by noon Thursday. Thanks!




                                      WEEKLY CALENDAR


Sunday – Aug 20           

   8:30 am                    Worship Service

 9:45 am                    Sunday School

  11:00 am                   Worship Service


Monday – Aug 21     

   9:00 am                      Senior Exercise (M-W-F)

   6:30 pm                      Staff Parish

   7:00 pm                      Community Garden (needs volunteers)

                                                Meet very Monday at 7

Tuesday – Aug 22      


Wednesday – Aug 23  

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise/ Bible Babes

    5:00 pm                      Support Group for Life’s Hurts

    6:00 pm                     Wednes Nite Dinner

                                       Bakers and Helpers needed

    6:45 pm                      Children/Youth

    7:00 pm                     Choir, Bible Study     


 Thursday – Aug 24  

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

    7:00 pm                      Cub Scouts/Girl Scouts


 Friday – Aug 25

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise


 Saturday- Aug 26                  

     10:00 am-3:00 pm    Sanctuary, FH/ Raether

      Noon & 7:00 pm       NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

      [CM1] 1:00 pm            Gym/ McLane Reunion


Seniors, age 55 and older are welcome back to senior dinners on Thursday starting Sept 28. Fellowship at 4:30, pot luck dinner at 5:00 and program at 6:00. All ages are welcome to come and join seniors to see Denise Giardina as Minnie Pearl. The program starts at 6 pm in the sanctuary. Mark your calendars for this fun evening! This program is brought to you in part by History Alive! and the WV Humanities


Join Dave and Kim McCluskey as Bible Study resumes on Wed. Sept 6th  A study by Adam Hamilton, entitled “Creed, What Christians Believe and Why.” Exploring the Apostle’s Creed. Books on hall table. Read first chapter before class. Look forward to a new year of study and learning!! Class meets in FLC room beside Chapel.

    Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313


Gary E. Nelson, Pastor


August 20, 2017