Jesus loves you

and we want to get to know you. 

Welcome

 

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.

 

 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
 
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.
Services  (NEW POSTING)
 
Last Sunday we held our worship in our outdoor pavilion, and found it to be a blessing.  The weather was perfect for our first worship back together.   This week is Pentecost and  it is looking like it will be too cool to meet outdoors again. 
Planning to have the church deep sanitized Friday (May 29) to worship indoors (May 31). Would love to have you join us.  Masks are encouraged but optional.  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 is hoping to resume regular Wed office time, Wednesdays 9-12 AM (not during 'Stay Home ' order).  You may call his cell to make an appointment if  you have a need (216) 536-0997  
Events
Bible Study will reconvene later on in the spring after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.  We meet on Mondays at  10:30 AM in Fellowship Hall.   All are welcome.
Regularly scheduled meetings will also resume when the 'Stay at Home' order is lifted.    
Happy Easter!

Pastor's Corner

 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.  

Daily Devotional Thought for Thursday  May 28

From Psalm 65:8

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy

 

Yesterday was a day filled with problems and worries.  This morning I woke to it raining,  putting a little crimp in my plans.  But then, the clouds cleared, the sun shone brightly, and it got warmer.  Tonight, as I mowed the fast growing lawn, smelling the freshness, a pretty sunset began to develop in front of me.  I could feel myself relaxing, and now, the words of this psalm seem especially real as I read them.   The whole earth seemed filled with His wonders, as the quiet sunset of the evening faded.  What problems?

"Lord, just when it seems like troubles keep coming, You show me some new sight that puts my worries at rest.  Favorite hymns run through my mind, reminding me to thank You.  You are an awesome God. "

Daily Devotional for

Friday  May 29

From Psalm 66:16-17

"Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.  I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue."

My mother used to remind us of a saying she heard, "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man that had no feet."  This psalm reminded me of that.  The psalmist had the best way to stop complaining about what he didn't have - talk about all the things we do have that's good.  Then it's so much easier to praise God.  

   The psalmist begins though with the words 'all who fear God', because those who don't know our God may have a sense of entitlement.  Then God is not good, He owes them.  But we have a God who loves us and blesses us because He loves us, not because it's our just rewards.  This pandemic may be affecting these few months of my life, but how many more years of blessings have I known!  Praise Him!, O my soul!

O God, how easily I forget what is good when I focus on what's wrong.  But how much happier am I when I focus on all that's good.  All that comes from You.  Thank You, Lord, for salvation clear through the blessings I've known today."

Special Prayer Needs.

Lyle Roberts was called to his heavenly home Wednesday (May 27) afternoon, surrounded by Doris and Barb at Cleveland Clinic, which was a blessing in this time of isolation.  We pray for the family and friends who mourn his passing, but thankful that He knew His Savior.  

Barry Frank is home from the hospital with work done on his foot.  All going well. 

Keep Janet Knight in prayer.  She was admitted to Medina Hospital with an apparent kidney infection.  Doctors are also trying to stabilize her blood sugar and medicines.  

Kathleen Anderson is struggling with continuing health problems.  Keep her, and Chuck in prayer.  

Prayers of peace and comfort for brother of Joyce Norton, David Gray, who passed away. Funeral arrangements are being discussed. 

Pray that as the states begin to reopen that we will be able to control exposure to Covid 19.  Pray for our leaders making important decisions. 

 

  

 

Best weapon against 'invisible enemy'

Daily Devotional for

Saturday  May 30

From Psalm 67: 3-4

"May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth."

We often pray for our particular needs, or for our community, even for our nation.  But this pandemic is a world problem.  How powerful would it be if the whole world would one day join in praying to end the pandemic?  In sincere, sacrificing prayer.  So that, as the psalmist said, '....all the peoples praise Him..be glad...sing for joy.'

   But people find it hard to praise God until they get what they've prayed for.   I think back to the ten lepers who were healed.  Jesus answered their prayers, but only one came back to praise and thank Jesus.  If the pandemic ended today, would there be joint services tomorrow to praise God?  Would the world stop to praise God?  Would you and I?  I would hope so, at least.  

"Jesus, I know I ask more than I thank You for.  And I receive more than I even ask.   Lord, for all you give me, and all the prayers You answered the way I wanted, or the way You knew best, I thank You.  You deserve all my praise and thanks for even the needs You met I didn't know about.  You are a great God."

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