Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Friday, August 17, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin



                                 Sunday, Aug 12, 2018





* Processional


* Call to Worship (based on Psalm 105)


            L: Give thanks to the Lord.

            P: and make God’s work known among the peoples.

            L: Sing to God, tell everyone of his wonderful work.

            P: Let the hearts of those who seek God rejoice.

            L: Remember God’s love and protection over his chosen


            P: God brought them out of the wilderness with singing,

            L: and gave them the land of promise,

            P: as a testament to God’s faithfulness. Praise the Lord! 



* UMH #534                                                            Be Still, My Soul


Morning Prayer (Unison):


             Loving God, you have gathered us in, but life is long and

            often hard. Thank you for sending the Spirit to intercede when

            our weakness is too much to bear. Loving God, you have

            gathered us in, and life is full of joy and singing. Thank you,

            for making sure nothing stands in the way of your love for us.

            When you are for us, who can stand against us? Nothing,

            because you hold on. Thanks be to God. Amen.



Choral Anthem          


Children’s Moment                                                                     




*UMH # 474                                              Precious Lord, Take My Hand


Concerns and Celebrations: Janet Chapman, Carol Nutter, Imogene Sayres, Wanetta Morris, Mary Keifer, Clarence Burdette, Wanda Brick, Norma Hooten, Ruth Ann Null, Bob Swain, Nora Riggleman, Gary Preece, Frank Milbee, Wendy Reyes, Brad Morgan IV, Carolyn Lewis, Jewel Goldizen, Donald Good, Jake Hawkins, Laura Rhodes, 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  




* 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                                           Romans 8: 26-39


Sermon                                                                  “ How God Holds On”


* UMH # 431                                                  Let There Be Peace On Earth


* Postlude                              


                  *Those able are asked to stan

Questions for the day:


  1. When was the last time you thought God couldn’t love you?
  2. When was the last time you felt the presence of God’s love?
  3. What can we do as people who trust that love conquers all else?


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.




Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry” (John 6:35. NRSV). You have come into this physical space; I invite you also to let your heart be nourished by the true bread from heaven.


  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

  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                                     Barbara Schell & Katherine Bone

  Altar Guild                                            Joyce Townsend, Cindy Gebhard,

                                                                Carolyn Tincher & Faith Bragg

  Liturgist                                               Craig Watkins

  Ushers                                                   Don & Sharon Griffith, Julie &                                                             Jay Monnig

  Counters                                                Whitney Darby & Peggy                                                                    Thompson           


Altar Flowers: In celebration of “twenty something worshippers” given by the Meeks family


Attendance 08/5:  8:30 am (45?), 11:00 (113), SS Classes (37)


Scriptures for Sunday Aug 19:  1 Kings 2: 10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111 (UMH 832); Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58


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.                         


School Year Backpack Program: During the school year our church provides backpacks to 200 children at Cross Lanes, Pt. Harmony and Andrew Jackson. This is food that can be prepared by a child and sent

home with children on Friday.  School takes care of paperwork…we only purchase, pack and provide to the school. Each year we come to you, the congregation, asking for funds to operate this program.  It costs approx. $100 to sponsor one child for the school year. Each year we work with Mountaineer Food Bank to keep costs to a minimum. If you would like to sponsor a child please drop your donation in the offering plate marked “Backpack Ministry.” Backpacks are packed every Tues morning at 9:00 am beginning Sept 4th.              


Preschool Resumes with Open House on Monday, Aug 20th and classes start Tuesday 21st.


Message from office: Kanawha Health Dept requires that copies of

all food handler licenses be on file in kitchen. So please drop off your

card or make a copy and give to Karen                 

                     WEEKLY CALENDAR



Sunday- Aug 12        


  8:30 am                   Worship Service

  9:15 am                    Coffee & Fellowship

  9:45 am                   Sunday School

11:00 am                   Worship Service


 Monday – Aug 13


    9:00 am                    Senior Exercise


Tuesday- Aug 14



 Wednesday – Aug 15


    9:00 am                     Senior Exercise

   1:00 pm                      Mobile Ministry

   7:00 pm                      Choir Practice


 Thursday –Aug 16     


     6:30-7:30 pm             Cub Scouts

     7 :30 pm                    NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


 Friday – Aug 17

     9:00 am                     Senior Exercise


 Saturday- Aug 18

    8:00 am- noon            Church Mouse Sorting

   11:00-4:00                  GYM/ McLane Family Reunion                               

    2:00-5:00                    St Marys UMC (104 Wash St)

                                       Service for Gene Adkins       

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)



Reminder: Wednesday Nite Dinners resume on Sept 5th

                   Back to School Bash , Sept 8th