Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                                  Sunday, April 22, 2018




Prelude                         How Firm a Foundation                        arr. Bish       


* Processional                        




* Call to Worship:

            L:  If you’ve ever wondered about life and death,

            P:  You’ve come to the right place.

            L:  If you’ve ever wondered about pain and suffering,

            P:  You’ve come to the right place.

            L:  If you’ve ever wondered about faith and hope,

            P:  You’ve come to the right place.

            L:  Let us worship our God who welcomes not only our thanks and             praise, but also our fears, doubts, and questions.

            P:  Thanks be to God!



* UMH # 92                                                     “For the Beauty of the Earth”


Morning Prayer (Unison):


Loving God, we thank you for your constant, abiding love.  You know

that our questions often reveal our differences, and that can sometimes startle us.  You know that the awareness of our differences can also cause

us to distrust, move away from, and even judge one another.  Continue to remind us that your love in Christ is strong enough to hold us together in spite of our differences.  Continue to empower us with your love so we might share together and serve together for the benefit of all your children.  In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.  


Choral Anthem                  Open the Eyes of My Heart            Hayes


Scripture Lesson                                                                   Psalm 23


Infant Baptism: Olivia Madeline Stewart                                                                  


Children’s Moment




* UMH # 109                                “Creating God, Your Fingers Trace”

                            (Sung to the tune of # 408 “The Gift of Love”)


Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Carol Nutter,  Imogene Sayres, Gene Workman,  Sharon Skeen, Wanetta Morris,  Mary Keifer, Ian McMillian,  Harold Cole, Oliva Hanna, Suzanne McKinney, Mary Johnson, Jodi Allen, Beulah Kennedy, Wendi Reyes, Kim Young, Bob & Hope McKnight, Chris Oldaker, Hayden Thaxton, David Heidenreich, Marcie Smith, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Norma Hooten, Dawn Rusnak, Johnny Parsons, Aiden Stockwell, Edie Belcher, Rick Stickley, Ruth Ann Null,  Linda Slater Duncan, Sarah Morrison, Andy Kiser, Emily Cox-Ockerman, Tamara Larabee’s family, Matt McKnight, Andy Bowyer’s family, Phil Mooney’s family, Delores Seel & son, Kard, Annette Haley, Alma Shafer, Brad & Bradford Morgan, Sandy Boster, Dave Ollum, John Gerwig, Karen Cobb, all military personnel and their families.


Our Tithes and Offerings

Offertory          The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want         arr. Hanson              

* 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                                                                          John 10:11-18                                                                                                                                       

Sermon                                                                      “In Need of Some TLC”                                                                                  

* UMH # 462                                              “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”


* Choral Benediction


* Postlude                   Hornpipe                                             G.F. Handel



                  *Those able are asked to stand



Questions for the week:


1.     Can you name a time when you’ve had to let go and let God

      offer TLC?

2.     How can you tell when some other needs TLC?

3.     Can you offer TLC?

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.


Good morning, and welcome to worship, Christian education and fellowship as the body of Christ.


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

  Helping Hands                                    Janet Raether & Kim Kay

  Altar Guild                                           Betty Darby, Dorie Workman,

                                                               Helen Stover, Evelyn Klocke

  Liturgist                                              Cathy Valleau

  Ushers                                                   Mike & Michelle Morris, John &                                                          Susan Jarrett

  Counters                                               Jon Martin & Whitney Darby





Altar Flowers: In Honor of the Baptism of Olivia Madeline Stewart, given by proud grandparents Greg and Debbie Stewart


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


Attendance 04/15:   8:30 (73), 11:00 (131), Sunday School (45)


Scriptures for Sunday April 29: Acts 8: 26-40; Psalm 22: 25-31(UMH 752); 1 John 4: 7-21; John 15:1-8


Preschool St. Jude Bike a Thon collected $1160.00….Good Job!!!


Save the Date! Mother's Day Dinner, Sunday, May 6th @ 5:30pm.

CLUMW invite you to join us for a delicious dinner and an evening of entertainment. The Macholah Ballet will be sharing their talents with us. Tickets on sale starting Sunday. All proceeds benefit the CLUMM.


Graduation Seniors: Graduation Sunday will be May 6, 2018 during 11:00 service. We are requesting a BIO and pictures by April 22, 2018. Lunch will be provided following the service for our seniors and their families. Please email us the number that will be attending this with you so we may plan accordingly. You may send this information to 



SAVE THE DATE! 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.


Message from Jonathan:  The church now has to register and be inspected by the Kanawha county health department for all kitchen functions. As part of this any volunteer that handles the food needs to do the food handlers course through Kanawha county health department. The first live class is scheduled for April 28th 9am - 11am Located on Lee street. This class is free to all who take it. Please contact Jonathan Bailey either by email ( or call/text 304-552-1612. This class will handle about 30 people. For those that can’t make this class I will try to schedule a second class if needed. The Health department offers an online class which if offered at a cost $10 per person. (Church will reimburse you this fee)                     


God’s Kidz will be signing during the 11am Service on Sunday, May 6.  Kidz will need to meet Ms. Karen in the Sanctuary at 9:45 am that morning.  More information will be sent out as it becomes available.


                WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday- April 22      

   8:30 am                    Worship Service

 9:15 am                    Coffee & Fellowship / FH

 9:45 am                    Sunday School

11:00 am                   Worship Service

  12:15 pm                   Hand bell rehearsals

  After Service             Church Mouse Luncheon for Volunteers

  2:00-5:00 pm             GYM/ Conner.

Monday – April 23   

    9:00 am                    Senior Exercise

    6:30 pm                   Staff Parish Mtg/ Library

    7:00 pm                   Book Club

    5:00-7:00 pm           Gym/ McDowell

    7:00-8:30 pm           Gym/ AAU

    6:30 pm                   Boy Scouts Venturing Crew

    7:00 pm                   Boy Scouts

 Tuesday – April 24

    10:00 am                    Elizabeth Cr

    4:00- 6:00 pm            GYM/ Woods

    6:30-8:30 pm             GYM/ Smith

     7:00 pm                     Trustee Meeting

 Wednesday – April 25   

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise/Bible Babes 

    6:00 pm                      Wednesday Night Dinner

     6:45 pm                     Children/Youth

    7:00 pm                      Choir/Bible Study

     6:00- 8:00 pm            GYM/ Christina

                                       Girl Scouts

 Thursday – April 26              

    4:00-6:00 pm              GYM/Woods

    4:30 pm                      Senior Dinner

    6:00 pm                      UMM Dinner

    6:30-7:30 pm             Cub Scouts

    7 :30 pm                     NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

    6:30- 8:30 pm            GYM/Smith

 Friday –  April 27

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise                                  

 Saturday- April 28

    9:00-11:00 am            Food Handlers Course / WVDH

   All Day                       FH/KIT Jonathan

                                       UMM State Wide Clean Up

   12:30 pm                     Gods Kidz Outing (see below)

   7:00 pm                       NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


On Saturday, April 28, God's Kidz will meet at the Church to go via Church van to Nitro City Park's Playground to hide our painted rocks.  We will leave the church at 12:30 pm and return at 4:00 pm.  We'll hide rocks and then play for a couple of hours.  As a treat, we will then take the kids to Nitro Dairy Queen for ice cream.



Monday, April 30, Council Meeting, 7pm


Mission Statement:

The mission of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is to encourage all people we touch to experience God’s love through faith in Jesus Christ and to share that love with Christian joy.