Following a helpful meeting with the Putnam County Health Department, we will wait until at least June 14 to make a decision about returning to worship. Thanks for your understanding.




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 September 9 through May, we follow our "winter" schedule with Sunday School at 9:30 am on most Sundays and Worship at 10:45 am  (NOTE:  during the COVID-19 pandemic we are worshipping online at 10:45 am while health restrictions are in place.  Once we resume meeting in person, we will go to our summer schedule with worship at 9:45 am.)

Our Statement

     To love God, follow Jesus, and love all.

A Sign of the Times - we will offer pre-recorded worship services until we are able to return to worshipping in our sanctuary!


Online Service Links Since Quarantine


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



Holy Spirit and Fire with Baptismal Font

Mexicali, Mexico 

What's happened?

  • Palms are still available at church.  If you would still like a palm, please contact Rev. Ben.
  • Worship services moved online beginning March 22 (FaceBook live).  From March 29 on, services moved to YouTube.  Links are posted on this site as well as on our Facebook page and Facebook group.  If you would like to have links emailed directly to you, contact Beth M. 


What's Next? 

  • May   31 - Pentecost Sunday.  Worship at 10:45 am via YouTube.  Link posted when available.  Bulletin, Hymns.


And after that?

  • June    7 - Worship at 10:45 am via YouTube, Food Pantry Sunday
  • June    8 - Food Pantry set up at Trinity
  • June    9 - Food Pantry distribution at Trinity
  • June  14 - Worship at 10:45 am via YouTube, tentatively
  • June  21 - Worship at 10:45 am via YouTube, tentatively
  • June  21 - Session meeting (via Zoom) following worship.  
  • June  22 - Food Pantry set up at Trinity
  • June  23 - Food Pantry distribution at Trinity


When we return....

  • We will move to summer schedule when we return (worship at 9:45)
  • We will NOT have breakfasts this summer
  • Masks will be highly encouraged
  • Social distancing will be practiced
  • We will try to continue streaming the service for those with health issues who should not attend



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 ( or call him at (740) 972-1606.  You may also contact our secretary (, our financial secretary (, our treasurer ( or our webmaster (

    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.