Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin



                                  Sunday, February 18, 2018



Prelude                                     Land of Rest                               Sowerby                        

* Processional         



* Call to Worship: (From Psalm 25)

            L:  Teach me your ways, O Lord;

            P:  Make them known to me. 

            L:  Teach me to live according to your truth,

            P:  For you are my God, who saves me. 

            L:  Remember, O Lord, your kindness and constant love,

            P:  Which you have shown from long ago.

            L:  Forgive the sins and errors of my youth

            P:  In your constant love and goodness, remember me, Lord!

            L:  As we worship this day, make us mindful of your steadfast love,

            P: So we might respond with thanksgiving, praise, and prayerful living.


* UMH #   77                                                           “ How Great thou Art”        

Morning Prayer (Unison):

Most holy God, we delight in your rainbows every time we see one.  Somehow, they seem to remind us of your promise of loving relationship with every one of your creatures.  However, we also realize that we treat some as though they’re not part of that promise.  We still live as though some of your children are special and some are not.  We see some as worth your love and others who are not.  Remind us of your promise to Noah.  If we feel left out, then help us to reclaim your love.  If we’re leaving others out, then help us to live and love everyone like God loves us.  In Christ we live and pray.  Amen. 


Choral Anthem                        

Scripture Lesson                                                                Genesis 9: 8-17                                                                                                      

Children’s Moment               


*UMH # 2105                   “ Jesus, Tempted in the Desert”

             (sung to the tune of #384 “Love Divine All Loves Excelling)


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, Irma Mullen, Jean Mulhall, A.B. Morgan IV, Wendi Reyes, Kim Young, Bob & Hope McKnight, Jack Workman, Chris Oldaker, Ronnie Perry, Hayden Thaxton, David Heidenreich, Kenneth Tinsley, Kevin Sneed & family, Marcie Smith ( Sandy Smith’s sister in law), Pat Dixon, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Susan Mullen, Bradford Morgan IV, Norma Hooten,  Priscilla Terry, Bob Fisher, Dawn Rusnak, Johnny Parsons, Aiden Stockwell, Edie Belcher, Ed Snyder, Matthew Hydock, Ethel Price, Jim Lee, Dan Kimble, Rick Stickley, Ruth Ann Null, all military personnel and their families.


Our Tithes and Offerings

Offertory              Beautiful Savior                                         Hymn Tune                                                                                                                                                   

* 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                                                                         Mark 1: 9-15                                                                  

Sermon                         “Washing Dishes with Dirty Water”                        

                               (Or, Trying to Breathe in a Putrid Aquarium”)


* UMH # 390            “ Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive”

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

* Choral Benediction


* Postlude                         To God Be the Glory                           Hustad                        


                  *Those able are asked to stand

Our Lenten Discipline

Lent is the season of preparation leading up to Easter.  During this time Christians have traditionally engaged in reflection upon their lives, the brokenness created by our sin, and acts of penance.  This activity has taken many different forms including prayer, fasting, and other forms of self-denial.  Lent is more than a time to simply acknowledge our sin and ask for forgiveness.  It is a time to work for restoration of relationships that have been damaged by our sin – our relationships with God, one another, and the stranger.


Lenten Disciplines:

            Week #1 – This week pray for those who may feel like they’re left out of



Welcome to worship on this first Sunday in Lent. May our faith be strengthened during this time.


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

Altar Guild                                            Joyce Townsend, Cindy Gebhard, Carolyn Titcher and Faith Bragg

Helping Hands                                      Jerre Watkins and Cindy Norman

Liturgist                                                Leslie Bonham

Ushers                                                    Rick Fisher, Rick Caruthers,

                                                               Dan Kimble and Jim                                                      Higginbotham            

Counters                                                Whitney Darby & Craig Watkins 



Altar Flowers. In celebration of Matthew Gordon’s 18th birthday

(2/21). Given by grandparents Randy & Chris Curtis.


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


Attendance 02/11:   8:30 am (71), 11:00 am (123); SS (44)


Scriptures for Sunday Feb. 25: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22: 23-31 (UMH 752); Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38


                       March 3rd Garage Sale and Bake Sale

Call for Space and Table Rentals

The Cross Lanes United Methodist Church Women are hosting their annual indoor Garage-Sale-A-Rama on March 3rd from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in our Family Life Center, Space and table rentals are now available.  Space only $20.00; space and table $25.00. Set up times are Friday, March 2nd 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning @ 7:00 a.m.  For reservation forms call Betty Darby ((681)217-1488 or Peggy Thompson (304) 755-3450 as soon as possible. Bake Sale Items  ~ We need your help!!!!  Also, asking church ladies to donate baked goods for the bake sale. Needed desperately are cookies, candies, cakes, pies, etc. Whatever your specialty.


United Methodist Men will be renting a space at the UMW Garage Sale on March 3rd. Good men of CLUMC we are in need of items that you no longer want, need, or just would like to get rid of to help make this sale a success for us.  If you have anything you would like to contribute see either, John Fleek, Chuck Dransfield, or Jerry Meadows. We will also need a couple of UMM men on Fri. March 2 to help set-up. As well as work our space on Sat., March 3 rd until 12:30 p m. Thank you in advance for your contribution and faithfulness as a UMM.

CLUM PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR will begin Sunday, March 4, from 9am to 12:30 for “in house “registration, Church families and families with a child presently enrolled. We will accept “in house” registration on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th also, 8:30-12 noon. Registration will be open to the general community starting on Wednesday, March 7th, 8:30am-12 noon. We accept 2, 3, and 4-year old’s. For more information call 304.776.3081, or 304.755.8486 or cell 304.561.5832.

Anyone interested in working with young children …CLUM Preschool needs a Teacher’s Aide. Fall 2018. Hours 8:30-12:00 M-F. For more info call 304.776.3081, 304.755.8486 or 304.561.5832 (Penny Dawson, Director)

                  WEEKLY CALENDAR


Sunday- Feb 18         1st Sunday in Lent

   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

  2:00-5:00 pm             GYM/ Conner

   7:00 pm                    Community Concert

In observance of Black History Month (February 1 -28),

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is hosting the Martin

Luther King, Jr. Male Chorus. Admission is free.  Donations

will go to the performers.


Monday – Feb 19      President’s Day/ Office Closed

    9:00 am                   Senior Exercise

    6:30 -8:00 pm          GYM/Smith

    7:00 pm                   Boy Scouts


Tuesday – Feb 20

   4:00- 6:00 pm             GYM/ Woods

    7:00 -8:30 pm             GYM/ Smith  


Wednesday – Feb 21   

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise/Bible Babes/Altar Guild

    1:00 pm                      Mobile Ministry

    5:00 pm                      Support Group for Life’s Hurts  

   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 – Feb 22

    11:30 am                    Senior Lunch

    6:30-7:30 pm             Cub Scouts

    7 :00 pm                     NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

   4:00-7:00 pm              GYM/Woods

    7:00- 8:30 pm             GYM/Smith


 Friday –  Feb 23

    9:00 am                      Senior Exercise


 Saturday- Feb 24 

     3:00 pm                     FH/ Cub Scouts

    2:00-5:00 pm             Gym/ Casto  

     7:00 pm                     NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


Date to Remember: Sub Sale March 14th. Watch

bulletin for order forms.