Oxford Presbyterian Church U.S.A  | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056
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(Images from the August 2017 mission journey to Colombia)
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Worship Led by the 2017 Colombia Mission Team

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Come and Shop at the Seminary. Lots of Bargains!  One of a Kind Items. Everything is on Sale!!!  Our Rummage & Boutique Sale continues on today from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Saturday Bag Sale 10:00 am to noon.  Please support our Missions.  The Oxford Presbyterian Women have lots of wonderful gently used items for sale.  Please stop by to shop and to say hello.  In addition to clothing for most everyone we also have kitchenware, an assortment of jewelry and wonderful knickknacks and one of a kind items.  Please spread the word and be prepared to buy.
 
We need volunteers to come at noon on Saturday to help us pack up the left-overs and take them to Goodwill.
Journey Through the Bible: Race and Ethnicity
 
Great dialogue.  Deep sharing.  Honesty.  Hope.  These are just a few of the words participants have shared about our three-week forum on Race and Ethnicity in the Bible and in our times. 
 
This series formally draws to a close today with the last session.  Joining us in the sanctuary of the  Memorial Church today at  5:00 p.m. will be special guests, Dr. Rodney Coates from Miami University and Ms. Helen Rogers from God's House of Praise and Worship.
 
All are welcome.  Every week our group of participants has been different, fresh and dynamic.  There's always room for you.
Church Directory and Family Portraits

THERE IS STILL TIME to schedule your OPC church directory photo! 
You can also invite another family not worshiping with us to schedule an appointment. They will receive their own 8 x 10 photo. No obligation to purchase and what a great outreach opportunity!

Photography dates:
September 23 in the Memorial Church
September 28-30 in the Seminary Building
Weekdays 2- 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more and schedule your appointment oxfordpresbychurch.org
Colombia Mission Team Presentation

Following fellowship on Sunday, our Journey Through the Bible - Bible Study and Discussion will take a break for the congregation to attend an informal presentation by the 2017 Colombia Mission Team.  Gather with the team in the lounge as they share many stories and images how the Lord is working through our brothers and sisters in Barranquilla.  Through the good news of hope, peace and justice, the gospel is coming to life in Colombia. 
OPC Nominating Church Officers
(for Class of 2020)
 
The OPC Nominating Committee invites your suggestions for officers who will lead our congregation over the next few years.

Name submissions will be accepted until September 26th. Nomination ballots are located in Sunday's bulletin and the mailbox labeled Nominating Committee.

  • Fall Kick-Off Picnic for Youth, Sunday, September 24 at 5:30 pm at Greg and Peggy Hughes' home, 2285 Trenton Rd.
  • OPC Youth Journey Through the Bible: Race and Ethnicity.  All middle school and high school youth are invited to join Matt Lykins and Molly Todd during Sunday School time on Sunday, October 1st to continue the youth's Journey Through the Bible: Race and Ethnicity discussion. The high school youth will be introduced to a novel study surrounding Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give. 
  • On 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 1963. 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.
Host Needed
Ellen and Al Smith, missionaries supported by OPC in Russia, will be joining us during worship service on Sunday, October 1, and will need a place to stay on Saturday, September 30.  If you can accommodate our guest, please contact Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or  fisherwf@miamioh.edu.  
CROP Walk Update
Thank you to all our CROP walkers!  Our convivial walk around the Oxford community included more than 800 participants and raised more than $2000. 
 
For nearly 50 years, CROP Hunger walks have ensured that more and more people around the globe have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources.  From providing agricultural training in Indonesia to combating droughts in Nicaragua or stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, these walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service.

This is one way we put our faith into action - everyday!
Breakfast and a Book - Born a Crime

Trevor Noah is coming to Miami University for Family Weekend.  This visit presents us with an excellent opportunity read and discuss Noah's memoir of growing up in South Africa, Born a Crime.  With characteristic insight and humor, he leads the reader through his experience of growing up under apartheid and then coming of age in the post-apartheid era.  Today, Trevor Noah may be best known as the host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central.  Just as his identity and life story transcend stereotypes, this compelling memoir holds together the personal and universal, spiritual and secular.   
 
You are invited to join Pastor Lawrence to discuss Born a Crime at Bob Evan's restaurant on Saturday, September 30 at 8 a.m.  The printed and audio book formats are available through booksellers as well as the Lane Public library.  All are welcome to Breakfast and a Book as we engage this memoir that promises to stimulate great conversation. 
Oxford Presbyterian Church Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, October 17 - 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
104 East Church Street  (The Seminary Building)
 
To donate blood: sign up online at  www.donortime.com  / use sponsor code 321.  Each unit of blood can save or improve the life of up to 3 patients. Presently, there are 5 donors signed up.  Please help us reach our goal of 22 whole blood donors.  
 
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.
 
Any questions about donor eligibility contact CBC  at: 1-800-388-4483
or 777-4428.
Progressive Christian Campus Ministry (PCCM)

"How can *I* help the PCCM"
 
Our launch was a success and our ministry is growing.
If you'd like to be involved here are a few, simple ways:
 
* We cook & we eat: If you have a favorite dessert or dish you'd like to provide for a Saturday meal, that would be wonderful. Our students always appreciate fresh-from-home goodies. Shoppers are also welcome. We can provide a list and reimburse you if you'd like to swing by Kroger and then drop off supplies for our meals.
 
* Scooch out of your comfort zone: If you see a college student in worship, go up and say hello. Then, go that extra wee-bit and invite the student to accompany *you* to a Saturday evening worship service. 
 
* "We Are Family": As our ministry grows with more and more students joining us, we will be asking members of our church to become a "home away from home" family. This can be as little or as much as you and the student are comfortable with. We want them to have that home feel where someone near by has shown that they care. 
 
* Worship~Pray~Eat: This is what we do and you are invited and welcome to join us. We're an informal gathering where all of all are welcome. We also appreciate your prayers for our continued growth and success.
 
We are PCCM (Progressive Christian Campus Ministry) and we are on our way!
October 1 for World Communion Sunday, all youth and children are asked to meet in the narthex to join in the procession of the elements at the start of the service.
 
October 29 for Reformation and Heritage Sunday all youth are asked to meet in the Narthex to join the bagpiper and banner procession to start the service. 
CCNS

The second full week of school has been busy, exciting, educational and adventurous. We were able to meet new and familiar faces in the C.C.N.S Classroom. We are continuing to grow in size, as we plan to add another child to the Monday, Wednesday and Friday group! As of now, we have a total of 24 children enrolled in C.C.N.S. This week we focused on the letter B "Bubbles & the Bible" and letter C "Colors & Creation".
Living Into Hope
We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe,
by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are,
but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they
want with all their hearts to know the source of it.
-   Madeleine L'Engle, 

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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