Upcoming Events

This Lent: Lent gives followers of Jesus a time to reflect, remember, and resolve. We reflect on our journey of faith in light of the lessons of Scripture and our spiritual ancestors. We remember that “God so loved the world…” as we follow Jesus’ journey to the cross. We resolve to set time aside, to be more in prayer, to be more focused, to be more intentional in our discipleship. The forty days of Lent invite us into the wilderness with Jesus to be without, to be tested, and finally to be fed and refreshed by God on the other side. As we follow the series shiny gods, I invite you to spend some time pondering and praying over these weekly.

Holy Week schedule 3/25 – Palm Sunday with children’s processional

3/29 – Holy (Maundy) Thursday, Communion Service, 7pm @ Otterbein

3/30 – Good Friday Community Service, 7pm @ Otterbein

4/1 – Easter sunrise, Communion, 6:30am 4/1 – Easter worship, 9:30am, no SS

Help out a new missionary of our own: Monica Bailey will be heading to Russia with a small group organized by Orphan’s Tree. You can support her both in prayer and in funding. See her letter on the mission board or see her in person!

A group will go to a Hershey Bears Faith and Family Night Hockey Game on Sunday, March 25. Cost is $15.00 a person for a group of 15 or more. They will leave the church at 3:00 pm. Game starts at 5:00 p.m. Let Resa Schrack know by March 15 or sign up in Lobby.

Janice Bye is looking for food to restock the Student Food Pantry at Shippensburg University. Suggested items: Canned meats, alfredo sauce, Pop tarts, Granola cereal and bars, boxed dairy milk, cereal, jelly, candy bars, packaged treats, packages of pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, condiments, multi vitamins, can openers and paperplates. Thanks for any help you can give. Please have your items in by April 1.

Time for VBS! Planning, that is. It’s not even spring but summer will be here before you know it. We are planning to partner with Newburg UMC again this year, here at our facilities, for a Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday curriculum. The possible dates are June 22/23 (Fri/Sat), June 30/July1 (Sat/Sun), or July 6/7 (Fri/Sat). Please let Pastor Susan know if you are interested in helping or have any ideas about activities.

Our United Methodist Women will be hosting the Chbg. Cluster Spiritual Enrichment Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:15 p.m. Pastor Miguel Arenas, our former missionary, will do a portrayal of Abraham (the father of many). Refreshments at 6:15 p.m. followed by fellowship.



If you see an event you would like to be a part of or help plan, please contact the church office at 423-5218.

Otterbein United Methodist Church
15634 Paxton Run Road
Newburg, PA 17240