Welcome to Otterbein United Methodist Church! Our congregation has been worshiping at the corner of West Market and High Streets for over 125 years. We would love for you to come and share that experience with us. Otterbein is committed to serving our neighbors no matter where they might be - just down the street, in another state, or across the world. The invitation is always open for you to join us on this journey.
- Rev. Adam Blagg
A message from our Bishop:
"The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (NIV)." Prayer is essential to sustain our faith and Jesus Christ modeled a life of prayer.
I would like to thank several of you that suggested a corporate prayer time for the Virginia Annual Conference. I am very blessed to lead an annual conference that believes in the power of the petitioned prayer!
Please join me at 12:00pm every day and prayer the prayer below. Let us invoke the power of the Great Physician to do a mighty work in eradicating this disease all over the world.
Peace and Blessings,
Bishop Sharma D. Lewis"
Almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
We thank you for your blessings, past, present, and future. You are our rock and the source of our hope in all things and at all times. As Jehovah Jireh, our provider God, we ask you this day to stretch out your mighty hand and eradicate from the face of the earth forever this virus called COVID-19 (coronavirus) that is spreading rapidly from continent to continent.
We also pray that you, Jehovah Rapha, our healing God, would place your hand upon all of those who have been stricken by this virus and restore them to full health. Be with those who have lost loved ones and are grieving. Protect all who are caring for those with this virus and keep them from contracting it themselves. Calm our fears and provide us with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Strengthen us with the joy of the Lord and help us to hold firmly to the hope that only you can provide.
Unify us that we, the Virginia Annual Conference, may be able to experience anew the promise of your presence in and through the unity of our faith, hope, and trust in you in the days ahead and forever.
We offer this prayer in the mighty name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.