Oxford Presbyterian Church U.S.A  | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056
oxfordpresbychurch.org
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Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
 
Baptism of the Lord Sunday
Scripture: Mark 1:4-11
Message: "And Still"
Including Our Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Annual Reports
This week pick up your copy of the 2017 Annual Report in preparation for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation following worship on January 21st.  Prayerfully read the variety of reports how Christ has moved through the Oxford Presbyterian Church family over the last twelve months.  
Church Directory
The Directories are here!!  Those of you who had your pictures taken may see Pat Gifford in the Molyneaux after worship this Sunday, January 14 to pick up your copy.  Directories will be delivered to those at The Knolls who can't make it to church.  
 
OPC Offices will be closed Monday, January 15
in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

Continuing the Dream in 2018
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration:  Monday, January 15 in the Heritage Room at Shriver Center.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m., Events begin at 11:00 a.m.  Guest Speaker: Dr. Rodney Coates.

Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle meets January 16 at 1:30 p.m. in The Knolls Country Kitchen. Study Leader is Pat Gifford. Visitors, guests, and new members are always welcome.
January Retreat
Members and friends of Oxford Presbyterian Church, you are welcome to join new and returning trustees, deacons and elders for the annual retreat on Saturday, January 20th from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Seminary facility.  In worship, study and conversation we will celebrate the Lord's guidance in the past and present as we discern where the Spirit is leading our future ministry. 
 
If you are a member or friend of OPC and would like to participate in this retreat, simply let Pastor Lawrence know of your interest.
Memorial Service for Pris Berry
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held in loving memory of Pris Berry on Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Reception immediately following the service at The Knolls of Oxford.  All are welcome.
 

Saturday, January 20th

Please submit all articles to Nancy Moeckel:
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, January 21st following worship. 

The next OPC Community Meal
Wednesday, January 31
Seminary Building

We need:
Bread, Side Dishes, and Dessert
Ham will be provided

Please call or e-mail Bill Fisher at 524-4504
or  fisherwf@miamioh.edu  if you can help.

Sunday School
Teachers Needed for March, April and May! If interested, please contact Jenn Walter at jenniferwalter37@yahoo.com or (513) 593-4883.   
Youth Group News
We are looking for two female volunteers to be chaperones for the 2018 Mission Trip to Charleston, SC! We will be serving from June 17-22. Whether or not your student is attending the Mission Trip, we would love to have you serve alongside us. Please let Mitch Hardy know ( mitchelljameshardy@gmail.com ) if you would be interested as soon as possible!
 
We are in need of families and congregation members to volunteer to be Second Adult and to bring Snacks to Youth Group on Thursday evenings! For snacks, we usually have somewhere between 10-15 students attending per week. Here is the link where you can sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ca4ac2ea3fa7-second1  (Note: A background check must be completed and on file at OPC prior to serving as Second Adult for Youth Group.)
Greeters
We are constantly seeking to make our Sunday services warm and inviting.  We need 1 Greeter Sunday, February 11 and 2 Greeters for Sunday, February 18 and 25.
 
*Individuals (2 singles), a couple or a family,
Choir members can be Greeters too!
  
Contact: Jan Reinhart  ( 513.523.4339)
*Please indicate if you would like a postcard reminder.
The Honored Woman Award
Each year the Oxford Presbyterian Women present the Honored Woman Award to a special woman who has dedicated her time and talent to the work of the church.  The selection is made through nominations from the congregation.  If you have seen or worked beside a woman who has faithfully served the Lord and His church, please send a letter of nomination to Pat Gifford, at gifforp@miamioh.edu , drop in my mailbox at church, or send to 6511 Morning Sun Rd., Oxford, 45056.  A new letter of nomination is needed each year, even if a woman has been nominated previously.  We are so grateful for the continued service of our Past Honored Women; however the award is only given once to an individual. Other members of the Honored Woman Committee are Johanna Reinhart and Carol Burkhalter who will also gladly accept letters of nomination.  The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.
CCNS Preschool

Are you an Oxford Presbyterian Church Member who has children at the preschool age (3-5) and looking for a preschool? CHECK OUT CCNS TODAY!
 
The 2018-2019 priority enrollment for CCNS Preschool will begin today! That means YOU! Open enrollment will begin on February 1, 2018.
 
As an Oxford Presbyterian Church member did you know that your child(ren) will receive a discount of $200.00 off tuition? Yes! Just for enrolling into CCNS! We also offer sibling discounts too!
 
If you plan to enroll your child(ren) for the 2018-19 school year, I  encourage you to contact Ms. Sarah for an application! This upcoming year WILL fill quickly!
 
Once open enrollment begins, no available openings will be held without an application and contact on file. This is the ONLY guarantee that your child will be enrolled into CCNS for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
If you have any questions, would like to set up a time to visit or concerns please contact Sarah at ccnsoxfordpreschool@gmail.com.   
A Joy to Report
The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s.  This year our congregation very generously gave $1329.10 to this offering that distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.
 
The Assistance Program provides critical financial support to church workers and their families.  Presbyterian-related schools and colleges provide education and leadership development  while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage. This has been a commitment of Presbyterians for nearly 140 years.  Thank you so much for your generosity!
A New Year's Greeting from our Sister Church  in Barranquilla, Colombia
 
Greetings in the Name of our Lord and blessings to you, your ministry and all the Congregation!
 
Over the season of Advent at our church we had a Christmas Cantata and a Worship of Thanksgiving. Our intent was to give thanks for all the wonderful events and opportunities of the year 2017 and praising God for all the promises of 2018.
 
In the community of Bethesda we were able to coordinate two beautiful activities. We were able to give gifts to 130 children and clothes and shoes to another 70 children. What a joy!
 
The school year begins soon.  On the last Saturday of January, we will deliver to the children more than 100 school bags with school supplies such as notebooks, colors, crayons and play-doh. Please pray for us!
 
We give thanks to God for you and give thanks for all the support that the Oxford Presbyterian community has given to us for the blessing of the community of El Por Fin!!!
 
Blessings,
Ruling Elder Gina Zabala
Living into Hope
Find new ways to spread the word of God
 to every corner of the world.
-   Pope Francis 

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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