Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin


                                          Sunday August 13, 2017





Prelude                         “I Sing the Almighty Power of God ”        Hanson                                                                                                                                 



Call to Worship:


        L:  All who need to hear God calling you to hope;

        P:  Come worship with us today.

        L:  All who need to hear God calling you to repentance;

        P:  Come worship with us today.

        L:  All who need to hear God calling you to purpose;

        P:  Come worship with us today.

        L:  All who need to hear God calling you to peace;

        P:  Come worship with us today!



*UMH 380                                          “There’s Within My Heart a Melody”


Morning Prayer (Unison)


Gracious God, we’re glad that this is your world.  What would we do without you to create new life and repair the damage we inflict?  What would we do without your love to steady us when the storms of destruction rage around us?  We’re glad we do not have to contemplate such questions, because you are here to sustain us, to steady us, and to remind us that others need to hear your Good News.  Inspire us by your Holy Spirit that we might be ready to live and share your love in Christ.  In His name we pray.  Amen


Choral Anthem         



Scripture Lesson                                                        Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28 


Children’s Moment- VBS Celebration




*UMH 3101                                                                        “Love Lifted Me”



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                 “Wade in the Water”                                      Spiritual         


*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                                                                     Matthew 14: 22-23                                           


Sermon                           “ I Hate You!”                              Rev. Gary Nelson  




*Postlude                      “How Firm a Foundation”                        arr. Bish



*Those able are asked to stand



Questions for the Week:

  1.     How can God help in your emotional storms?

  2.     Are there relationships that have been hurt by emotional storms and are     

        in need of God’s healing?

  3.     How can being a disciple of Christ help you avoid falling into an

       emotional storm?

  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






Welcome to Worship. As God fed Elijah in the wilderness so he could journey on (1 Kings 19:1-8), may God feed and strengthen you here today.


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                                            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: Courtesy of the Frye/Caldwell Wedding


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


Mortgage Balance -       $30,017 - $2,458.24/month

Audio/Visual Balance - $11,477 - $1,477.58/month 


Attendance 8/6:   8:30 am (86), 11:00 am (171); SS (44)


Scriptures for Sunday Aug20:  Genesis 45: 1-15; Psalm 133 (UMH 850); Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28


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***Message from Church Office: Please do not leave a voice message on the office phone. Due to a glitch at Frontier, I am unable to retrieve voice mails. They have put in a work order.



Attn: Adult Sunday School Leaders. It was brought to my attention that the information I have on these classes needs to be updated. Email: or call 304.776.3081 with class leaders name and focus of study, so I may update these records and post for those interested.



In response to the above announcement….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 classroom is across from gym entrance/gate and meets at 9:45)



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






Sunday – Aug 13           

   8:30 am                    Worship Service

 9:45 am                    Sunday School / BSB Back Pack assembly

  11:00 am                   Worship Service



Monday – Aug 14      Pre-School Open House

   9:00 am                      Exercise

   6:00 pm                      Prayer Shawl

   7:00 pm                      Council Meeting


Tuesday – Aug 15       Pre-School Begins


Wednesday – Aug 16  

    9:00 am                      Exercise

    1:00 pm                      Mobile Ministry

    6:00 pm                     Wednes Nite Dinner

    6:45 pm                      Youth

    7:00 pm                     Choir, Bible Study     


 Thursday – Aug 17  

    7:00 pm                      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


 Friday – Aug 18

    9:00 am                      Exercise


 Saturday- Aug 19                  

      Noon & 7:00 pm      NA (Narcotics Anonymous)


      12:30 leave church     Van/Youth/ Hurricane Spray Park

       4:30  return                Cost $3 child. Snacks extra. 


      5:00-8:00 pm              Back to School Bash                                                   Need help setting up at noon and taking down at 8pm.

Also need tent/canopies.



August 21st @ 6:30. Staff Parish Meeting


Seniors, age 55 and older are welcome back to senior dinners on Thursday 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 you calendars for this fun evening! This program is brought to you in part by History Alive! And the WV Humanities Council                                    






   Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313


Gary E. Nelson, Pastor



August 13, 2017