Independence Day Prayer
There is no greater feeling of liberty than to experience freedom from sin and death that you provided for me through Jesus Christ. Today my heart and my soul are free to praise you. For this, I am very thankful.
On this Independence Day, I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that a very high price was paid for my freedom. My freedom cost others their very lives.
Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty, meet their needs and watch over their families.
Dear Father, I am so thankful for this nation. For all the sacrifices others have made to build and defend this country, I am grateful. Thank you for the opportunities and freedoms we have in the United States of America. Help me never to take these blessings for granted.
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone’s life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Jesus Christ.
In your name, I pray.
Message from Pastor Doug
The mission of Watts Memorial United Methodist Church comes from Luke 10: 27 — “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
We invite any and all to come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. This is a special time we devote each week to letting God know how much we truly love Him. After all, that is what worship is all about.
In order to carry out our mission, we have all types of opportunities for anyone who is interested in showing Christ’s love to the world. From providing Meals on Wheels to the elderly to participating in Light the Night for the children of our community on Halloween, we show Christ’s love to our neighbors in the Big Valley. From participating in the Mission Central Hubs to Christmas Shoe Boxes, we show Christ’s love to our neighbors around the world.
Watts also has small group opportunities for one and all. Sunday school classes from nursery to golden years meet after church every Sunday. except for the summer months. Bible studies are also offered. We have an active Youth Group and hold Vacation Bible School each summer.
God loves us all. We invite you to come and share in that love.