Worship services at 9:45 am at Memorial Park through September 20



Welcome to Ottawa Presbyterian Church! 

Located at 150 North Oak on the corner of East Third Street and Oak Street. 
Telephone:  (419) 523-3694
Beginning May 31, we follow our "summer" schedule with Worship at 9:45 am.  Worship services have been either online (since March 22) or at Memorial Park beginning June 14.   We will continue at the park through September 20.

Our Statement

     To love God, follow Jesus, and love all.

Our traditional period for Summer Worship (and its 9:45 schedule) has passed.  However, we will continue with the summer schedule and worship at the park through at least September 20.  Session meets next on September 20 to discuss future options.  As of September 3 we are coded as "red" which is not a good time to consider returning to our building. 

Let's all work together to stop the spread of this virus!


We will follow Governor DeWine's and the Putnam County Health Department's recommendations and worship in "alternative" ways until those recommendations allow groups to safely and wisely gather once again. 


For Those in Darkness

Lauren Wright Pittman, 2018 


What has happened during the pandemic?

  • Worship services moved online beginning March 22 (FaceBook live).  From March 29 through June 7, services moved to YouTube.  Links were posted on this site as well as on our Facebook page and Facebook group.  You can still find those links on our Sermon PageThere are several pages of them!
  • On June 14, Worship moved to Memorial Park and will continue there through September 20, hopefully in the shelter house by the caboose.  See you there, in an abundance of fresh air to keep us safe, at 9:45 am.  In addition to a mask, please bring your own chair, or even coffee.
  • If you would like to have service information emailed directly to you, contact Andrea.


What's Next? 

  • September   6 - Worship at 9:45 at Memorial Park, Bulletin.
  • September 13 - Worship at 9:45 at Memorial Park (shelter house by caboose), Bulletin
  • September 20 - Worship at 9:45 at Memorial Park (shelter house by caboose), Bulletin
  • September 27 - Worship at 10:45 tentatively, more info after 9/20 Session meeting.
  • October    4 - World Communion Sunday & Worship.  More details to follow.) 


While we worship together at the park...

  • We are on summer schedule at 9:45
  • Worship will be held in Memorial Park, at least through September 20
  • We will  NOT have breakfasts
  • Masks will be highly encouraged
  • Social distancing will be practiced
  • Now that we have moved to the park, we are recording sermons and posting them to this website on the "Sermon Page".



ONGOING PROJECT:  Food Pantry--needs the following:  Juice is needed (however grape or grapefruit juice is NOT needed).  Also needed are small bags of sugar (brown, powdered, or granulated), mayonnaise, and baking mixes such as cake, cookie, or brownie mixes.  The office at Trinity is open Monday-Thursday 9 am to 2 pm and items can be dropped off during those times.  If you have questions, please check with Janice G.


If you wish to use the building for a special activity, please see the Building Usage Guidelines.


    You may contact our church using the office phone (419) 523-3694.  You may also email Rev. Ben Shaw (revben@ottawapresby.org) or call him at (740) 972-1606.  You may also contact our secretary (secretary@ottawapresby.org), our financial secretary (finsec@ottawapresby.org), our treasurer (treasurer@ottawapresby.org) or our webmaster (webmaster@ottawapresby.org).

    You can also find our church through Facebook (Ottawa Presbyterian Church), Twitter (@ottawapres), and Instagram (ottawapres).


    Daily devotionals are available throughout the year at d365.  Check it out--along with the great music that is included.