Daily Devotional


Rev. Dr. Steven Sunghwan Cho, Pastor​
11023 Liberty Road 
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

410-922-6556    Email: WardsChapel@verizon.net

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Serving Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. We are conveniently located on the corner of Liberty Rd and Wards Chapel Rd in Baltimore County, just a short drive from Carroll County and Howard County.​
Sunday, October 4 at 10 am our worship service will return to inside. (more details to come)
Important Information - ​Outdoor Service

  • Everyone should wear masks and social distance. 
  • The service will begin at 11 am and be approximately 30 minutes.
  • The church building will be closed during the outdoor service.

If any parishioners need assistance, please contact Pastor Cho at 240-394-1162 or pastorstevencho@gmail.com. The church office voicemail and email will be checked regularly.

Daily Devotional

9/21 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 09/21/20

Today’s Bible verse:
James 4:7
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, we know you “long for the spirit you caused to live within us” to be displayed in the world. We know there is a little bit of you in each of us. Please reawaken that Spirit within us so that we are not prisoners of our own egos or of the world around us. Draw us near to you so we can resist evil and show the world your perfect ways. We desperately need your grace and guidance and are eternally grateful for your love. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

9/20 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 09/20/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 16:11
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, You have shown us the path of life that leads to a heavenly life after death. We can be filled with joy here on earth if we follow that path on our daily journey. Give us the strength and courage to remain on that path. Help us to share our joy with others that they may witness your love and seek to follow your path also. We give thanks for your Love, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

9/19 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 09/19/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ezekiel 18:32
32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

Pray with us:
Dear Sovereign Lord, We come thanking you for all you have given us. We have so much yet we are tempted by worldly ways. Help us to seek your righteous ways, to turn away from poor choices and to know you forgive us when we stray. Help us to start each day with a clean heart and a right spirit. We pray in your name, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

9/18 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 09/18/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ephesians 2:8
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Pray with us:
Lord, we enjoy your creation, Sun still shines, but a bit chilly wind begins blowing in the morning. Autumn has come already. As we see changes and colorful decorations of nature, we confess this again, ‘you created this beautiful world for us.’ And it teaches us that you are alive and still caring for your creation and your people. As Paul confessed, everything is from God, and we understand by grace, we have been saved. Help us fully enjoy your salvation every day, and let us deeply meditate on your message and guidance so that we can be more faithful before you. We praise your name and never-ending grace. Thank you Lord. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

9/17 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 09/17/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Matthew 19:25-26
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.”

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, How we thank You that You sent Your only-begotten Son to die on the cross for us.!! Rich and poor, young and old, sick and well.!! Thank You, Jesus. You told us that whosoever believes on You shall never die. Amen.

(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

9/16 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/16/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pray with us:
Father of Salvation, From the moment you breathed life into us, we have followed a path that has been paved by selfish desires and self-fulfillment. We are fallen children, Father and deserve nothing less than Your perfect justice. But Father, You instead demonstrated mercy and grace by making our dear Brother Jesus the target of Your displeasure. You made Him unrighteous so we would be counted as righteous. How can we not, then, pursue a life of continuous worship and thanksgiving? Guide us as how to how we can make the most of the life that You have given us. Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

9/15 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/15/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 John 5:13-14
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Pray with us:
Father of Grace, We thank you for our faith provided by the atoning death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Because of that, we can live in a continual state of thanksgiving, demonstrated by sacrificial love and obedience. From that foundation, we shall approach the altar of grace in prayer that is subservient to Your will. Lord of Provision, teach us to ask not of our own will but of Your desire. Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

9/14 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 09/14/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Jude 1:21
21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Pray with us:
Lord, we thank you for the mercy you show us each and every day. Help us to stay grounded in that mercy and love. As you show mercy and love to us, teach us to show it to others. We pray that you help us stay ever discerning of those who would attempt to deceive us with their good deeds and words seemingly in your name, but to their own advantage. Let all that we do and say be genuine, reflecting our grounding and trust in You and the promise of life through Your mercy and sacrifice. We pray in Your precious name, AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

9/13 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 09/13/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Thessalonians 3:10
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

Pray with us:
Lord, We thank you for this reminder that, especially as your repesenatives, we should not become “freeloaders”. We need to do our share for what we receive. While this passage appears to address the physical, we also consider the spiritual. You gave yourself freely for our lives. We cannot fully experience your great gift to us unless we continue to offer thanks by sharing your word and love. We cannot fully experience you unless we reguarally unite in praise as your brothers and sisters. Keep us alert so that we do not become lazy and miss opportunitites to encounter you. Especailly in this time when people are feeling lonely or forgotten, let us reach out in your name and let them know they are not alone and your love and promise prevail whatever the world sends our way. AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

9/12 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 09/12/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 128:2
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Pray with us:
Lord, we give thanks for a new day and the opportunities that it brings. The Psalmist today reminds us that if we fear the Lord, who loves us, we will prosper and be happy. Our families too will prosper. We are grateful for your love that you have shown us through Jesus. We pray that you will use us as instruments of your love and peace this day and always. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

9/11 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 09/11/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Thessalonians 1:3
3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray with us:
Dear God, We praise your name for the blessings of a new day. Today you remind us that our faith and our love and our endurance come from you. Our strength and perseverance in this world comes from you. We are not self sustaining. Because of your sacrifice of your Son, we have hope in the future. You have provided the means for our salvation and we are thankful. Believe! Amen!

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

9/10 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 09/10/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Colossians 3:23
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

Pray with us:
Our Guide and Guardian we thank you for your love and protection. We wish to heartily to do whatever you have us to do.We seek your Word and Truth. Each day help us to search your Word diligently. Help us live your Word as a child of God despite the pressures of mankind to drift away from your Word. We ask this in your name. Amen

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

9/9 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/09/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 127:1
1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

Pray with us:
Lord of the Psalms, we thank you for your constant presence and strength. Help us use your wisdom and love to build a family that will withstand the high waters of life. Lord hold us to the standards of love and care for your social and spiritual community as we guard our souls from our spiritual enemies. Mighty Builder and Guardian we praise your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

9/8 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/08/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ecclesiastes 5:18
18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

Pray with us:
Thank you dear Lord for the gift of life. Help us to take pleasure in your calling us as your children. You wish for us an abundant life, and we thank you for that. Prepare our hearts to accept each day and its circumstances, knowing that you are with us, and give us the contentment and peace to endure. May we find joy in what you provide for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

9/7 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 09/07/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Exodus 34:21
21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest."

Pray with us:
O Most Gracious Heavenly Father, we thank you for another day to worship and serve you. We all need a day of rest from our responsibilities and cares. Help us to observe the sabbath by taking advantage of the time to draw nearer to you as we slow down, quiet our minds, open our hearts, and listen to your voice. As we listen, give us direction knowing that you are with us always. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

9/6 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 09/06/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Revelation 7:17
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.' 'And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’

Pray with us:
Our Father, we know that believers throughout the ages have faced many tribulations and mourned the deaths of fellow believers. But You, O Lord, remind us the even in the midst of tribulation and sorrow, You revive us with the knowledge of the “Great Shepherd who will guide us.” We are never alone when we claim Jesus as our friend and advisor. He is always with us leading us to “the spring of life giving water” and “wiping away our tears”. What a gift! What a promise of peace in this uncertain world! Thank you, thank you, Lord! We pray gratefully in Your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

9/5 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 09/05/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Matthew 6:26-27
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Pray with us:
Our Heavenly Father, thank you for the inspired words of Matthew in Chapter 6. They are a wonderful guide for living a perfect life in Your name. You know us so well. Please help us set our human habits aside and glory in the divinity you have placed in each of us. We promise again not to waste time worrying because we know you have our lives in Your hands.Thank you, Lord, for this freedom to live and enjoy your many gifts as You watch over us. Free from worry and rejoicing in Your guidance, we pray in Your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

9/4 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 09/04/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 128:1-2
1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, We thank you for today and for another chance to walk in your way. It isn't easy to be obedient to your ways when the world tempts us with so many material desires. Guide us today and help us to make wise choices in what we say and in what we do. Help us to follow your way and to open our eyes so that we see the blessings you send us every day. Help us to be thankful for these many blessings. We pray in your name. Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker

9/3 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 09/03/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 5:12
12 Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, We come to your today asking for your love and strength to surround us like a shield. In a world where anger and unhappiness seems to rule, we know that you are here to protect and guide us. Help us to shine your light of goodness on those we meet today. Help us to be your voice of calm assurance that you are always with us. Guide us through this day. We pray with confidence that you are always with us. Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

9/2 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/02/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Genesis 50:20
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Pray with us:
Heavenly Father we thank you for your power of deliverance that you bestow on us!! When our enemies come against us as a flood, you lift up a standard against them.!! We know all things work for Good to those who Love God & are called according to His Purpose. Amen.!!
(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

Sunday, September 27 at 11 am, we will have an outdoor service in the church parking lot. Please see the bulletin and information below. Come and tune your radio to FM 107.5. A Virtual Worship Service is available here for those that are unable to join us.