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!
 
Epiphany Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Message: "Whatever Is Foreseen in Joy"
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion

ANNOUNCEMENTS
A Journey by Any Name
Our journey of faith with Christ may be given many names.  Popular names today include "discipleship," "faith formation," "lifelong learning" and even "information for transformation."
 
Now that we have concluded the Journey Through the Bible, we recognize that our growth in faith never ends.  While Scripture hasn't changed, our times keep changing and certainly we keep changing.  We have so much more to explore in God's always unfolding story of love and salvation.  Join the conversation in the sanctuary after worship this Sunday as we discern the next steps of our congregational journey in Adult Christian Education.  
Greeters
We are constantly seeking to make our Sunday services warm and inviting.  Beginning Sunday, January 7 through February we are looking for 2 Individual volunteers  to serve as Greeters.
 
*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.
Youth Group News
The Christian Education team at Oxford Presbyterian Church is very excited to see what the Lord has in store for the Youth Ministry for 2018. Here are a couple announcements and updates for you all -
 
Lock-In: A huge thank you for those parents who helped out with the Lock-In on 12/29! We could not have done this without you taking time out of your night to help our students.
 
Mission Trip Chaperones: 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!
Church Service at The Knolls
If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you.  Becky Quay will be showing a recent church service on DVD in the Country Kitchen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9th. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.
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.  Please call Lynn Cronk 524-8574 by Friday January 12th for reservations for the optional $8 noon lunch at the Knolls.  Visitors, guests, and new members are always welcome.
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, January 21st following worship.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

We are overflowing with gratitude at what our amazing God has done through the Oxford Presbyterian Church for local families in need.  Our congregation is blessed to be able to share Christ's love with the less fortunate in Oxford.  The Advent Food Drive that just concluded collected 330 pounds of food and $1450. Throughout 2017, a total of 1008 pounds of non perishable food was taken to the Oxford Choice Pantry and $5044 in monetary donations.  Thank you for your partnership in providing hunger relief in our community!

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Habitat for Humanity
The Presbyterian Saturday for Habitat, Carter Circle is January 13. We are committed for 5 volunteers and lunch for 20. Those who work should come to the site at 8:30 a.m. Depending on the weather, we will work until 3:30 p.m. Work will break at noon for lunch.

Can you help? Please contact Prue Dana  pdana@woh.rr.com.
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 7 and next Sunday, January 14 to pick up your copy.  Directories will be delivered to those at The Knolls who can't make it to church.
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.
Your Stewardship Truly Matters Year After Year
Wisdom of years be yours
Joy of friendships be yours
Wealth of memories be yours
Fruit of memories be yours
Hope of heaven be yours
Peace of God be yours
- Traditional Celtic Blessing for a New Year

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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