Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                                          Sunday June 25, 2017



Prelude                 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”       arr. Hanson




Choral Processional                              “ I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”


Call to Worship:         

            L.  God is light and in him is no darkness at all.

            P.  If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship                  with one another.

            L. O magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt his name together!

            P. For with you God, is the fountain of life, and in your light do                   we see the greater light.  


*Hymn Page 702                                   “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”


Morning Prayer (Unison)

            O Lord, who never fails to help and govern those whom you bring in your steadfast love: keep us, we ask you, under the protection of your good providence, and help us to have a perpetual love of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




Choral Anthem                 “It is Well With My Soul”                       Carter                          


Epistle                                                                                Romans 6: 1b-11


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




*Hymn Page 430                                 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”


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, Doris Lattimer, 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, Kathy Macoughtry, David Cunningham, 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, all Military personnel and their families.


Pastoral Prayer /Lord’s Prayer


Our Tithes and Offerings


Offertory                            “Amazing Grace”                             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!




Gospel Lesson                                                                            Luke 15: 17                                     


Sermon                     “ Can You See Me Now?”              Rev. Jim Berner


Some of the congregation will remember Rev. Berner from his previous visits. He is the conference treasurer and pension officer for West Virginia Annual Conference in Charleston.                                 


* Hymn Page 100                                “Whose Love is Reigning O’er Us”





*Choral Benediction                                                                                                              

*Postlude                         “ To God be the Glory”                   arr. Hustad


*Those able are asked to stand






We make gods of many things, but the psalmist declares, “There is none like you among the gods, O Lord” (Psalm 86:8, NRSV). Welcome,

as we worship the one true God!









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,

                                                            Cathy Valleau

Altar Guild                                                                                Joan Williams, Virginia Stephens, Carol Carpenter, Carolyn Lewis and Cindy Gebhard.

Helping Hands                                                             Shelly Caruthers

Liturgist                                                 John Jarrett

Ushers                                                    Jack Justice, Jerry Meadows, Jim Lee and David Nichols








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


The preschool is hiring a teacher for the 3-year-old class. A teaching degree or early childhood degree is preferred. To apply contact the Church Office 304.776.3081 or Lin Lacaria at 304.776.2990.


TMCL Food Panty items needed: Toilet paper, toothpaste and tooth brushes. Response for previous needs was wonderful, thank you! (When possible choose metal over glass containers).


Mortgage Balance -       $34,718 - $2,458.24/month

Audio/Visual Balance - $12,883 - $1,477.58/month 


Attendance: 6/18… 8:30 am (63),11:00 am (131; SS (41)


Scriptures for Sunday July 2:  Genesis 22: 1-14; Psalm 13 (UMH 746); Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


                  Check out our website:

 And “like” us on Facebook: Cross Lanes United Methodist Church      


Gary’s Mailing Address:120 Brentwood, Nitro 25143




J.F. and Lin would like to thank everyone for the wonderful retirement celebration! Your notes, cards and gifts have meant so much to us. Special thanks to the United Methodist Women and the Preschool Board. We feel so blessed to be part of this fantastic church!















Sunday – June 25       VBS begins

  8:30 am                     Worship Service

9:45 am                     Sunday School

11:00 am                     Worship Service

  5:30-8:30 pm               VBS


Monday – June 26

   9:00 am                      Exercise

   5:30-8:30 pm            VBS

   7:00 pm                      Book Club


Tuesday – June 27

    5:30-8:30 pm             VBS


Wednesday – June 28  

    9:00 am                      Exercise

     5:30-8:30 pm             VBS


 Thursday – June 29   

    5:30-8:30 pm           VBS/ last night                                                                        

                                      Join all for ice cream social at 8

    7:00 pm                     NA


Ashley Bowe wanted to pass this along….Everyone is invited to join us for the VBS closing and ice cream social at 8:00 pm on Thursday June 29th! Please come out and see how the kids learned they were Created by God and Built for a Purpose! Hope to see you there! 


 Friday – June 30

    9:00 am                      Exercise

    7:00-9:00 pm             GYM/ Connor


 Saturday – July 1 

   Noon & 7:00 pm         NA




                          UPCOMING EVENTS:


6/25-6/29     VBS

7/1                God’s Kidz/ Heritage Farm Village

8/19             Back to School Bash


CLUM Youth Upcoming Dates:


June 25th Parent meeting after 12:00 service (for youth going on Mission Trip only)

June 25th- Pepperoni Rolls pick up between 9:30-10 or after 12:00 service


   Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313

Gary E. Nelson, Pastor


June 25, 2017