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.
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.
Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 AM
(No Services until 'Stay at Home' order is lifted)
Contact us: 7465 Egypt Rd
Phone: (330) 722-1015
Pastor is in the office Wed 9-12 AM
(not during 'Stay Home ' order)
or call to make an appointment: (216) 536-0997
Bible Study will reconvene in the spring We meet on Mondays at 10:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Regularly scheduled meetings will resume when the 'Stay at Home' order is lifted.
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.
Special Prayer Needs.
Howard Patrick's uncle passed away. He was 98.
Barry Frank, recovering from a broken hip, recovering from a broken hip
Barbara Rak is in The Avenue recovering from shoulder surgery.
Chuck and Jill Heath started their journey home from Florida Saturday.
Carol Scheiman's sister passed away after an extended illness.
Tom Knight was in Medina Hospital with food poisoning. He was released yester day (March 28).
Tom and Janet Knight's brother, and Meg Lon's son (John) passed away. A family funeral was held Friday, March 27.
Daily Devotional Thought for today, Sunday, March 29:
From Psalm 2
"Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Serve the LORD with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling. Submit to God’s Royal Son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—for his anger flares up in an instant. But what joy for all who take refuge in him!."
We might see this time of pandemic as God's wrath on us, but look closer at that last sentence. There is joy for all who take refuge in Him. Refuge is not a guarantee of safety, that we will not be infected with the virus, it means we will not weather the storm alone. We can find comfort and strength to face our fears. Nothing is too big for Him to handle. We can find peace in turning to Him and surrendering our cares to Him. Be wise, be warned. Serve the Lord in awe, and rejoice in our tremblings. We need never be 'socially distant' from our ever present Savior! Amen
Daily Devotional Thought for last Friday, March 27:
From Psalm 23
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me"
Notice the words 'through' and 'with'. David was a shepherd, so when he wrote this psalm, he was thinking of taking sheep to the lush mountain pastures where the melting winter snows would provide lush pastures. But to get there, they had to pass through dark valleys where wolves, lions, and even snakes were lying in wait. But they didn't stay in those dark valleys....they went through them. The shepherd could protect his sheep with his arsenal of weapons if the sheep stayed close or with, to him. If they wandered off, they were easy prey for the predators, and their path would take them 'who knows where'.
Even though we are passing through a dark valley of sickness with COVID19 lurking in the shadows, all will pass through the valley, but those that stay close to our Savior will emerge - in lush pastures of heaven, or the sunshine of another day on earth. Those who go their own way, will not have such assurances, and may never find their way through their dark valleys.
Thank You , Lord, for your rod and staff that comfort me through my dark valleys. Let me emerge from those valleys to know the assurances of the sunshine of Your lush pastures where I shall want no more. Amen.
Daily Devotional Thought for yesterday, Saturday, March 28:
From Psalm 107
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..."
Our present foe is an invisible enemy, who tries to convince us of its conquering might. Many get overcome with fear, worry, doubts. Horatio Spafford sent his wife and 4 daughters ahead on a ship for Europe while he finished business in Chicago. Their ship collided with another, and sank in 12 minutes. His wife survived but all 4 daughters drowned. As Horatio sailed over the spot where his children had died, he penned the words of that wonderful song, "It is Well With My Soul" Despite his grief, he knew that God was still in charge of his life, and that his soul could still praise his Lord.
We face a strong foe, but our God saves us from an even more formidable foe - eternal death. Even our worst fears are within His power to overcome in this life and the next. How is it with your soul? Do you know his love for you, love that would even have His Son take our place on the cross for our sins?