Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Monday, October 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                                  Sunday October 22, 2017






Prelude    Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven                        Hymn tune       

                                                                                                                                                                        * Processional  #545                                   The Church is One Foundation




* Call to Worship: (from Psalms 99, a paraphrase from Psalms Now)


             L:  The Lord does reign over this world!  Even when the earth       quakes,

            P:  And the fires rage through the canyons,

            L:  And floods inundate the lowlands and we and our creations are laid low,

            ALL:  God is Lord and Master over all the earth!

            L:  Even when we turn against one another and nations are engaged            in war

            P:  And violence and injustice are heaped upon all God’s           creatures,

            ALL:  God is Lord and Master over all the earth!

            L:  We bear the consequences or our self-centeredness,

            P:  And our world is distorted by our depravity.

            L:  But the Lord forgives those who turn to Him

            P:  And makes us His children and His servants

            ALL:  And through us seeks to heal this world’s gaping wounds           and the hurt that we inflict upon one another

            L:  Let us worship the Lord our God with thankful hearts and          repenting lives,

            P:  That we might know hope, and help be God’s hope for the   world.



* UMH # 73                                                                 “O Worship the King”                                                                       


Morning Prayer (Unison)


Loving God, we forget that we owe you everything.  If only we showed you

that kind of respect and thanks every day, it would change every aspect of

our lives.  We would listen more for your Spirit’s guidance, we would look

more for opportunities to share your love, and we would act more for

justice.  Help us remember that you are everything for us, and live like we

mean it.In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.


Choral Anthem       Teach Me Your Way, O Lord                   arr. Larsons    


Scripture Lesson                                                                Exodus 33:12-23


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.




*UMH # 452                                                “My Faith Looks UP to Thee”


Concerns and Celebrations: Bill Casto, Janet Chapman, Annette Haley, Mary Lou Hannan, Judy Hash, Sarah Morrison, Carol Nutter, Ida Price, Imogene Sayres, Gene Workman, Susan Alfred, Sharon Skeen, Wanetta Morris, Lena Legg, Mary Keifer, Mary Beth White, Bob Parsons, Ian McMillian, Bob Swain (Bob Oldaker’s brother in law) has recurring prostate cancer and heart problems, Tiffany Burford requested by her mom Kelly Burford, Harold Cole, Kard Pierce (Elaine Wilson’s nephew), Oliva Hanna, the Petry family, Brandy Payne (Chris Connell Daughter), family of Barbara Lantz, Doris Barnes (Chris Connell’s mom), Suzanne McKinney, Mary Johnson, David Cunningham, Jodi Allen, Andy Kiser & Family (Jennifer Meek’s brother in law), the McBride Family, Beulah Kennedy (heart failure & lung cancer), Irma Mullen (broken ribs & wrist) , Jean Mulhall (kidney cancer), A.B. Morgan IV (eye problems) Wendi Reyes (terminally ill), Diana Fleek, Linda Parsons, all Military personnel and their families.


Our Tithes and Offerings


Offertory                                 Ode to Joy                                   J.S. Bach                                                                                                                    


* 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 22: 15-22      


Sermon                                                             “Does God Have a Ponytail?”


*UMH #399                                                  “Take My Life, and Let it Be”


* Choral Benediction            Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee          Beethoven


* Postlude                                                                    

                         *Those able are asked to stand


Questions for the Week:

1.     What is God preparing you for? (Hint: The answer is not, “nothing.”)

2.     What spiritual practices help you align your will more with God’s will?

3.     How do you feel you need God’s help preparing for the future?

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




How good to gather as friends in faith! Welcome to this time of praise and prayer, word and worship. Amen.


Altar Flowers in memory of Grace Krinn given by Betty Darby


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                                            Bonnie Porter, Kathryn Bone, Betty Shiltz and Mary Stout

Helping Hands                                      Leslie Bonham and Berma Perfator

Liturgist                                                Allen Bleigh

Ushers                                                   Tim Anderson, Terry Coleman, Jay                                                     Monnig and Parrish French.                                           







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


Audio/Visual Balance - $ 7,207-  $1,477.58/month 


Attendance 10/15:   8:30 am (77), 11:00 am (117); SS (42)


Scriptures for Sunday Oct 29:  Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17 (UMH 789); 1Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46                            


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

Committees? Am I missing your dates in calendar? Let me know.




We're asking for Halloween candy donations for our Trick or Treat Tunnel October 28th. There will be a box for all donations next to the Fellowship Hall starting Wednesday. Also, if you'd be willing to donate your pop up tent for our fun maze (labeled with your name) these can be left next to the Youth Office. Thank you for your donations and continued support, Youth Directors                          


The Cross Lanes United Women invites all women to join us to view the WV United Methodist Women Annual Meeting from Wheeling via  “live-stream” on a large screen TV on Friday, October 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28,  from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the church Fellowship Hall .  Come for as much of the event as your schedule allows.  Please bring a dessert or snack to be shared on Friday,  and a light breakfast food will be available on Saturday.  The keynote speaker for the UMW Annual Meeting is Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton.  Bishop Bickerton is a native of West Virginia and a former member of the WV Annual Conference who is currently serving as Bishop of the New York Annual Conference.  Friday evening session will include: Worship, Special Music, Candle Burning, Communion, Memorial Service, and Keynote Speaker.  Saturday morning session will include:  President’s Message, Special Music, Pledge Service, Special Mission Recognitions, Mission Moment, Recognition of Outgoing Officers, and Business Session. 

Child care will be available by request which must be submitted by calling the church 304-776-3081  by October 25th, Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. or Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. For more information about the annual meeting go to


                          WEEKLY CALENDAR


Sunday – Oct 22          

   8:30 am                    Worship Service

 9:15 am                   Coffee & Fellowship / FH

 9:45 am                   Sunday School

 11:00 am                    Worship Service

                                     Hand bell Practice

    1-3 pm                    FH/ Byers


Monday – Oct 23      

   9:00 am                     Senior Exercise (M-W-F)

   6:30 pm                     Staff Parish/ Library   

   7:00 pm                     Boy Scouts

   7:00 pm                     Book Club


Tuesday – Oct 24                                            

   10:00 am                    Elizabeth Circle


Wednesday – Oct 25    

    9:00 am                     Senior Exercise/ Bible Babes (9:45)

   5:00 pm                      Support Group for Life’s Hurts

    6:00 pm                     Wednes Nite Dinner

    6:30 pm                     Girl Scouts

    6:45 pm                     Children/Youth

    7:00 pm                     Choir/ Bible Study Groups    


 Thursday – Oct 26 

   5:00 pm                      Senior Dinner  

  7:00 pm                       NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

                                      Cub Scouts

 Friday –  Oct 27

     9:00 am                    Senior Exercise

 6- 8:30 pm                    UMW “Streamed” Annual Meeting


Saturday- Oct 28                    

    8am-12pm                 UMW cont’d Annual Meeting                                  

  Noon & 7:00 pm         NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

    1-4 pm                       FH/ Eagle Scout Event

    6-8 pm                      FH/ Gym.. Trick or Treat Tunnel







Call for Crafters

Crafter space/table reservations are available for the Cross Lanes United Methodist Women Annual Craft Fair, Saturday,

November 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the church Family Life Center.  Call Darene Webb for reservation form (304) 776-1362.


    Cross Lanes United Methodist Church

5320 Frontier Drive

Cross Lanes, WV 25313


Gary E. Nelson, Pastor


October 22, 2017