Jesus loves you
and we want to get to know you.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Waltz United Methodist Church online. We hope that our website highlights the worship, fellowship, and service opportunities available.
We worship in a traditional style, in traditional hymns, preaching from the Bible, and hugging (once we can do that safely again).
Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. All are welcome.
We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Now that we've gone into the red, we decided not to risk having church this coming Sunday. But I will post a modified type of online worship through Facebook (Waltz United Methodist Church) on Sunday. We are hoping we can join in outdoor worship soon - when Medina county is downgraded to at least the Orange sector.
Decisions to worship in following weeks will be made week by week. We are reviewing ways to do that safely.
Contact us: 7465 Egypt Rd
Phone: (330) 722-1015
Pastor Les has resumed regular office time, Wednesdays 9-12 AM, You may call his cell phone to make an appointment if you have a special need (216) 536-0997
Altar Cross at our outdoor Worship Service
(Thanks for the photo, Eric)
Bible Study reconvened June 8. We meet Mondays, usually in Fellowship Hall at 10:15 but in our outdoor pavilion, weather permitting. All are welcome. We are studying the miracles of Jesus.
Our Breakfast Group, hosted by the men, normally meets on the first Saturday of the month at the Hungry Bear in Litchfield. All are welcome as we share in fellowship. We have postponed our August meeting while we are in the Red zone.
Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in Fellowship Hall on Wed, Aug 19, at 10 AM. Join us even if you don't know how to knit. We can teach you while we enjoy a social time together. Masks are encouraged.
Trustees meet August 19 at 10 AM
Special Prayer Needs.
Keep Dave Scobinski, a friend of the Heath family, in prayer. He is undergoing chemo treatments and ate something that reacted badly with the chemo, requiring stomach surgery and a hospital stay.
Kathleen Anderson is home! She will be continuing her therapy at home, and is responding well to therapy.
Bruce Salsgiver, a friend of our church family, passed away from Covid19 last Saturday. His wife, Patty, son, and the son's girlfiriend have all tested positive as well. Please keep them in prayer.
Senior Living facilities are finally allowing very guarded visits with the residents who have been isolated for so long. I enjoyed a nice visit with Alan and Kathi Eaken on Monday. What a blessing!
The Covid 19 statistics are going the wrong way and our county is now in the red zone. Pray for our leaders making important decisions, and for people to get fully behind wearing masks so we can turn this completely around.
Pray for Justice but an end to violence. Justice is not injustice responding to injustice.
I will be posting daily devotions from Psalms in this section. Though each day will be a new posting, I will keep the previous two days visible, in case you want to refer back to them.
Best weapon against 'invisible enemy'
Daily Devotional for
Tuesday, August 4
From Psalm 128:1
"Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours."
If we fear the Lord, we are in awe of his goodness and grace. Obedience should never be in question. But as human as we are, we often weigh the merits of being obedient. We give in to temptation, and do things our own way. But the psalmist is assuring us that obedience is worthwhile. We will enjoy the blessings God intends for us. We may not always see the road ahead as a blessing, but neither do we see our disobedience as leading us down a difficult, dangerous road.
When we put our faith in God, obedience follows. And if we look back over our lives, even those difficult times, we can see the fruit of our labor, and true prosperity. Been there, done that. It's true!
"O God, keep me from seeing past the immediate things in life. Help me follow Your paths even when I don't see the value You intend for me."
Daily Devotional for
Wednesday, August 5
From Psalm 130:5-6
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning...
If you've ever stood a night watch in the military, or you've anxiously waited through a long night, you can understand the psalmist here. The watchman must keep vigilant through the night, but when the first rays of the new day appear, it means the long night is nearly over. Or if you've waited at the bedside of a critically ill patient knowing the new day would mean the passing of the critical period, you know what hope for the new day can be.
The psalmist here, waiting for the Lord's deliverance, is putting all his hope in the Lord. His hope is more than waiting to see if his wish will come true. He is depending on the Lord with all he has. Hope. Faith. No plan B. When we put our hope in God, we know He will deliver us according to His perfect Will. It may not be the outcome we had desired, but our hope will be satisfied. Our relief for the long night completed.
"O God, I want to put my hope in you, but too often I pull back when it seems as if You haven't heard me. Help me put my full trust in You, my only hope for the life I choose with You."
Daily Devotional for
Thursday, August 6
From Psalm 131:1-2
"My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content."
What a comforting picture of a child of God in the nurturing presence of our God. We most often speak of God in the male gender, but God has the qualities of mother and father. Here God is shown like a mother with her son. Unlike a nursing infant demanding attention to its need, the child has quieted himself, but still finding comfort just being in his mother's presence, undemanding and content.
That's what a quiet time with the Lord is like. Just being in His care, being in His presence, quiet and content. But we do have needs, and a quiet time is also a time where the quiet allows us to air our needs, our joys, and our problems. Just ourself and our attentive, loving, and listening God. What child doesn't need such a time? What child of God doesn't need the time with our God?
"O God, I miss so much when I don't quiet myself and find myself talking and listening with You. I find peace even in the midst of my storms, and contentment just being with You. "