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


(Image - The Prophet Zechariah studying scripture as depicted by Michelangelo
on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel)
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Message: "The Solas: Sola Scriptura"

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Tempus Fugit - Time Flies
 
This week we've revisited a series of open and gracious conversations called "Listening is an Act of Love" first hosted by Pastor Lawrence one year ago.
 
All are welcome to join him this afternoon at the Quarter Barrel at 4:30 p.m.  Come late, leave early, or linger in conversation.
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
This Sunday we begin a four-week worship series on the living legacy of the Reformation 500 years after it began in October 1517.  Featured in worship throughout the month will be many of the cherished hymns you offered as suggestions over the last several weeks.  Thank you!  Your voice is vital in our congregational vision to become a more joyful, passionate, spiritually vibrant and inter-generational community of faith. 
Trinity Knot Seek Serve Share
Discover Oxford Presbyterian Church -
A Class for Inquirers and New Members
In a world where people yearn to know and be known, to love and be loved, Oxford Presbyterian Church (OPC) offers such a community of faith.  If you have been visiting OPC or worshipping with us regularly, then you're warmly welcomed to join our Discover OPC Class for Inquirers and New Members in the lounge after worship on Sundays, October 8 and 15. 
 
In addition to full membership open to all adults, university students are encouraged to consider affiliate membership in OPC.  As an affiliate member of OPC, you remain in good standing with your home congregation while still expressing your commitment to our fellowship as you study at Miami.  To learn more, please talk with Pastor Lawrence or contact him at the church office.  Long-time Christians and seekers in the Christian faith are welcome!  
Rummage Thanks

We changed but YOU didn't change your support! Holding a rummage sale is a team project, and wow did the team come through.  Thank you to all who donated, set up the sales room and displays, priced, advertised, helped on sale days, folded up and put away. Once again, The Seminary looks like it normally does, with not a sign that a successful Fall Rummage Sale took place there. But, many folks now have new treasures, all at remarkably affordable prices and OPW has $2282.60 to add to our mission support!  Thank you all.
Church Services at The Knolls
If you've missed any of our recent church services you now have a chance to see one in the Country Kitchen.  We will be viewing them (via DVD) on Tuesdays, Oct. 10 at 10:00 A.M.  All are welcome, and if anyone needs a ride, Becky Quay would be glad to pick you up.  Just call Becky at 523-5747.

On Sunday, October 15, OPC's youth will attend a special outing at the Freedom Summer Memorial on Miami's Western Campus. They will be listening to Mrs. Sibyl Miller and her friend as they recount their experiences recruiting and registering voters during the Freedom Summer of 1964. We will eat lunch in town at noon (location TBA) and head out to Western immediately afterwards. The talk will occur around 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 after church service will be the first youth mission trip fundraiser.  Buy your ticket on Sunday for this luncheon in The Seminary on 10/29.

Please sign up in the Molyneaux Lounge after service if you would like to volunteer a dish or contact Mary Shinn,  513-523 2662 or  akiikimom@gmail.com .  
Oxford Presbyterian Church
Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 17 ~  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
104 East Church Street (The Seminary Building)
 
Requirements:
1)   You must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent)
2) You must weigh at least 110 pounds
 
Appointments Recommended:
To Donate Blood:
You are encouraged to sign up online at www.Donortime.com
Use Sponsor Code 321
 
If you would like the church office  to sign you up, please call 513.523.634.  You will need to provide your name, date of birth, phone number, and time available. (See Sunday's bulletin insert for more details)

We need you to help us save lives. Signup to donate today!
Our Whole Blood Goal: 22 / 13 appointments scheduled.
 
Any questions about donor eligibility contact CBC  at:
1-800-388-4483  or 777-4428
 
Register to donate at www.DonorTime.com
Teacher Orientation
 

Sunday, October 22nd
at 9 a.m.
Art Room at Memorial
Quiche and Coffee
 
Photos for name badges
What's happening this fall?
500th Anniversary of the Reformation

All Teachers and those interested in teaching are invited.
Questions call Lynn Cronk 524-8574 / Reservations call Bridgite 523-6364 .  
Sunday, October 29 children are invited to the Narthex at 9:55 a.m. to join in the procession with the bagpiper and banners celebrating our heritage and the Reformation of the church.
 
Brochures revealing the stories behind the symbols on the "Banners of Our Church Confessions" are freely available from the ushers.  Please pick one up on Sunday.
 
Any member that has agreed to be a Greeter on November 5th, 12th, 19th or 26th, please contact the church office at 513.523.6364.  Thank you!
New CMS System
OPC is installing a new Church Management System. A CMS maintains records of people, their relationships (e.g. families), and giving and pledging information. We decided to change to reduce the cost of maintenance, improve staff efficiency with a more modern design, and potentially offer new features and options once we have built a firm understanding of how the system operates.
 
In the short term very few people with notice any changes. The new system requires full birthdates so some people will be contacted to update this info. Folks participating in electronic giving may be contacted to update records. We will not release the old CMS until we have rigorously audited giving records, and certified the people database.
 
If you notice any anomalies, please contact Bridgite, or Mary Martin on financial issues. You will receive an updated giving record around October 15th. If you have general questions about the selection process or the history that motivated the change, contact Joe Simpson ( simpsojc@miamioh.edu ).
In the Church Library
The October/November edition of Presbyterians Today offers multiple stories "intended to foster a greater degree of understanding and conversation about race within our congregations and other worshiping communities, so that we may truly bear the message of reconciliation to a world torn apart by racial injustice."  Next time you're in the church library, take a moment to read any of the feature articles written by brothers and sister in the body of Christ.  
Every Time I Feel the Spirit ...
Miami University Gospel Singers (MUGS) will present a gospel concert tomorrow, October 7th, 1:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.  Faith Lutheran is located at 420 S Campus Ave across from the Miami University Student Health Center.  
Missing Wicker Basket
A small wicker basket has been on the shelf above the coat racks across from the church offices for years.   It contained the deacon wedding hostess supplies (pins, tape, band-aids, etc.)   It is missing, and it would be helpful to have it returned before the next wedding, October 14th.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

Apple Butter Festival
Hueston Wood Pioneer Farm
October 7 & 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

There are openings for volunteers for the Hueston Woods Apple Butter Festival October 7 & 8,  sponsored by the Oxford Museum Association. This event is our major fundraiser for preserving the  Oxford historical sites and providing educational programming to the community.
 
To sign up for Saturday October 7th -  https://www.volunteersignup.org/BPFLA
To sign up for Sunday October 8th -  https://www.volunteersignup.org/QEF9Y
 
Opportunities include food service, parking/gate attendants, hosting the Doty House, hosting the Barn,  apple butter sales, apple sales, staffing the volunteer/OMA tent. Volunteers receive free admission. Please park in the back lot.
 
Thank you for creating a healthy Oxford community!
Living into Hope
You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth
 at what God has done for you on the inside.
-  Oswald Chambers

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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