Oxford Presbyterian Church U.S.A  | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056
oxfordpresbychurch.org


(Note on image: John Knox preached at St. Giles Church in Edinburgh from 1560-1572.
Knox took Calvin's teachings from Geneva to the Church of Scotland
whose traditions  gave birth to the Presbyterian Church in North America.)
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!

Reformation & Heritage Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-46
Message: "The Solas: Soli Deo Gloria"
Including
*   Scottish Bagpipes and Highland Dancing
*   Recognition of our 50 year members
Special Note for children, youth and their parents. Children and youth, please come to the Narthex at 9:50-9:55 for the processional. While older youth will be carrying banners, the children and youth will be processing after the bagpipes and banners.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Fall Harvest Event

Great food, pumpkin carving, games and more - come celebrate the abundance of the fall harvest!  The  campus congregation  and  community  are invited to the 
AFS Exchange Student Dinner and Fall Harvest Event  on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Festive costumes welcome!
 
This event at the Seminary Church is co-sponsored by Membership, Evangelism and Fellowship (MEF) as well as Progressive Christian Campus Ministry (PCCM).  You too may help serve by clicking on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:  www.volunteersignup.org/QC4XQ
 
Come and celebrate God's abundance!  

Please join the youth after our worship celebration this Sunday for a shared meal of soup and salad and desserts at the Seminary Building from 11:30-1:30 PM which will be hosted by our Youth Group as a fundraiser for their summer mission trip to Charleston, S. C.
 
Tickets are $5/person or no more than $20/family.  Tickets are available for purchase or at the door.
Tour in the Seminary Church
 
Throughout the Youth Group Mission Luncheon, all are welcome to a brief guided tour of the stained glass windows upstairs. The completed restoration of the stained glass windows is the first step in an exciting renovation of the entire sanctuary of the Seminary Building. When work is completed, the Seminary will be our primary facility for community mission.
World Community Day

All are invited to join Church Women United 2017 World Community as we join the  500th Reformation Anniversary Prayer Service on Sunday, October 29 at 4 p.m. at Kumler Chapel on Miami's Western Campus. The service will be led by Father Jeffrey P. Silver of St. Mary Catholic Church and Pastor Logan Dysart of Faith Lutheran Church.
Fall Cleanup

The Trustees have selected Saturday, November 4 from 10-12 as the annual fall cleanup.  We will rake the Memorial and Seminary properties as well as pick up the gazillion acorns that we have been blessed with this year.  We need rakes, gloves and assistance.  Pizza will be provided at noon for the workers. Please RSVP to Lisa Brunckhorst via email or at 523-1241 to give some idea of the number of people we can plan on.
Race, Reconciliation, and Reformation - a Special Event with Dean Michael Dantley
 
As we continue to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, the campus, congregation and community are invited to a special evening with Dr. Michael Dantley on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
 
This event at the Seminary Church, co-sponsored by the Campus Ministry (PCCM) as well as the Christian Education Committee, builds on our year long Journey through the Bible.  Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what the Lord intends for humanity, Jesus Christ continues to call us as his disciples to stand, speak, and work against racism.
 
You may help serve at this event by clicking on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet: www.volunteersignup.org/K8D7Y
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

Medication Disposal Day
Saturday, October 28
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Uptown Oxford - Memorial Park

Bring your expired, unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.  Law Enforcement will dispose of the contents in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner.

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Habitat for Humanity
Work will begin November 4 and November 11 on the Second Faith Build for Habitat for Humanity. in Oxford.  Please see information about volunteering after the service at the lunch at the Seminary. The Presbyterians are scheduled to work on November 11.
 
We need 5 volunteers and lunch for 20. Please see Prue Dana if you can join this effort.  We will partner with the Student Habitat for Humanity.

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Kiwanis Holiday Food Drive
Sunday, November 5
 
Oxford Kiwanis holds its annual Holiday Food Drive on Sunday, November 5, 1-4 pm. City residents and neighbors on Bonham Road and in Springwood are asked to put bags or boxes of food on their front doorsteps by 1 pm.  Identified volunteers will pick up food and knock on doors Sunday, from 1-4 pm.  Any monetary donations will be used for bulk purchases of needed items.
SERRV Catalogs

The SERRV catalogs are here! Our order of $300 plus guarantees us free shipping. Get your shopping done now with fair trade items and chocolates, coffee and olive oil and spices. The items will be sold at the Cookie Walk.
Building Momentum
 
In worship last week, we officially kicked off our Stewardship Campaign for 2018.  Our momentum is building as we are restoring the Seminary Building to enhance our community mission. Our youth and Christian Education ministries are growing. Improvements for the Memorial Building are being assessed to improve accessibility, fellowship, and flexibility.  We are in the process of hiring a much-needed Associate Pastor.  However, we cannot continue this work without YOUR momentum too.
 
If Oxford Presbyterian Church is part of your faith journey, we urge you to make a pledge by November 12. You may drop a pledge card in the offering plate on Sunday morning, return the card to the financial secretary's mailbox or email the information to:  finance@oxfordpresbychurch.org

Congregational Meeting after worship on
November 12 to elect church officers
Celebration at the Manger

The 
children  and  y outh  of  Oxford  Presb y terian  Church  will  soon  be  receiving invitations  to  participate in  the  Celebration  a t h Manger  event  that  will  take place during worship service on December 17th. Families of children and youth, please  note  the  following  important  dates  and  times  for  rehearsals:
 
Sunday , November 26 -  10: 15 a. m. - Geneva room
 
Sunday, December 3 -  10:15 a.m. - Geneva room
 
Su nday , December 10 -  10:15 a.m. - Geneva room
 
Saturday , December 16 -  1:00-2:30 p.m. - Sanctuary
Clubhouse

Are you aware that Mission and Outreach is involved in a program that serves the needs of children (K-5th grade) that live in the trailer park or Park View Arms and go to Kramer elementary school?

Bridge Church in Oxford is the primary sponsor of this program but without church and community support this program would not exist.  Clubhouse, is a children's ministry program that primarily relies Miami University students to run this program every week (Tuesday 5:30-8 PM). These volunteers help these children with homework, play games, sing songs, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ through stories, crafts and songs. The volunteers are paired with the same child or group of children each week to encourage a mentoring relationship. The program starts off with a nutritious meal.

What are they asking from OPC?   They would like our church to sponsor a simple but nutritious meal once a month on a Tuesday of our choice and they also need some financial support to cover costs.  Mission and Outreach is currently sponsoring a meal on the 4th Tuesday of each month but we need help.  Currently Sue Wilson and Deb Sayers have taken on the task of cooking and bringing in a covered dish, some fruit, and a desert for about 40 people (children and college students).

If you are feeling called to help with Club House or join Mission and Outreach to promote OPC involvement in important local mission projects, then please contact the church office (523-6364) or Dave Wilson (523-8848).

Your Stewardship Matters
I have held many things in my hands,
and I have lost them all.
But whatever I have placed in God's hands,
that I still possess.
-   Martin Luther

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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