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


(Image - "The Blue Marble" - Earth as seen by Apollo 17 in 1972)
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!

World Communion Sunday
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-13
Message: "God Is at Work"
Including The Sacrament of Holy Communion
and Collection of the Peace & Global Witness Offering

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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 29-30 in the Seminary Building
Today 2- 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more and schedule your appointment  oxfordpresbychurch.org
This Week at the Progressive Christian Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry (PCCM) at Oxford Presbyterian Church warmly invites students, church and community members to attend worship and dinner on Saturday, September 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Seminary Church (on the corner of Church and Poplar)
 
Our speaker will be John Wagner sharing on the worship theme - "Kairos:  A Critical Moment".  John is an ordained United Methodist minister and the co-chair of United Methodists for Kairos Response. UMKR was founded in 2010 by United Methodist clergy and laity in a grass roots effort to respond to the Palestinian Christians' call - in the "Kairos Palestine Document". He serves as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Middletown.
 
As always, worship will be followed by a DELICIOUS and FREE dinner.
Breakfast and a Book - Born a Crime
 
Trevor Noah is coming to Miami University for Family Weekend.  You are invited to join Pastor Lawrence to discuss Noah's memoir, Born a Crime at Bob Evan's restaurant on Saturday, September 30 at 8 a.m.  With insight and humor, Noah leads the reader through his experience of growing up under apartheid and then coming of age in the post-apartheid era.  All are welcome to Breakfast and a Book as we engage this memoir that promises to stimulate great conversation.
Russian Mission Co-Worker Presentation
In worship Sunday, we welcome Ellen and Al Smith.  Ellen is the PC(USA) regional liaison for Eastern Europe, facilitating support for partner programs, relationships and activities in Germany, Russia and Belarus.  Together Ellen and Al, facilitate a congregational twinning program, pairing U.S. Presbyterian congregations with congregations in Russia.
 
Since 2005, the Oxford Presbyterian Church has developed a "twinning" relationship with the First Church of Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk, Russia and the Bishop of the Chelyabinsk region.  Zlatoust, located 800 miles east of Moscow near Asia, is in the heavy industry region of modern Russia.
 
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 Ellen and Al.  Gather with our mission co-workers in the lounge as they share many stories and images how the Lord is working through our brothers and sisters in Russia.
 
After their presentation, we will be taking them to dinner.  All are welcome to come along.  Please contact Bill Fisher (fisherwf@miamioh.edu) if you would like to join us.
  • 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 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.  We will have a luncheon in The Seminary. Tickets will be available beginning October 1.  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.

THE TUESDAY EVENING CIRCLE
will be meeting on October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Jo Reinhart, 175 Stone Creek Dr. Janet Holmes is the Co- hostess and will lead the program. Nancy Sturgeon will lead the devotions.
Tempus Fugit - Time Flies
 
One year ago, Pastor Lawrence invited members of the OPC family into a series of open and gracious conversations called "Listening is an Act of Love."
 
To mark the one-year anniversary of our ministry partnership together, Pastor Lawrence invites you to another series of conversations. Part fellowship and part reflection, we'll consider how the Holy Spirit has moved through our congregation over the last twelve months and is preparing us for the future.
 
Please join him at Kofenya on Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 5 at 2:30 p.m., and at the Quarter Barrel on Friday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m.  You're welcome to come late, leave early, or linger with Pastor Lawrence in 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)
 
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
 
The eDonor online blood donation scheduling site has been completely upgraded.   Once you choose "Donor Login" you will be given instruction on what to do.
 
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)
 
Any questions about donor eligibility contact CBC  at:
1-800-388-4483  or 777-4428
 
Register to donate at www.DonorTime.com
Discover Oxford Presbyterian Church -
A Class for Inquirers and New Members
 
A cherished hymn begins:
Called as partners in Christ's service,
Called to ministries of grace,
We respond with deep commitment
Fresh new lines of faith to trace.
 
Have been visiting Oxford Presbyterian Church (OPC) or worshipping with us regularly?  If so, then please join our Discover OPC Class for Inquirers and New Members in the lounge after worship (approximately 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.) on Sundays, October 8 and 15.  The class is both fun and informative with childcare available.
 
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.
 
If you sense OPC is where the Lord is leading you  for worship, growth, and mission, you will have the opportunity to formally join our church family at the end of the session.  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!  
FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT
 
Teamwork keeps the ministry and mission of Oxford Presbyterian Church strong. In the month of August, contributions to our ministry noticeably declined to $20,699 from the $28,398 projected in the 2017 budget. One ruling elder reviewing the financial report at our last Session meeting named this decrease in tithes and offerings our "summer slumber". 
 
While this one-month decline may be attributed to a predictable seasonal lull, we wish to affirm the significance of every OPC family member and every financial gift to our congregation.   We encourage everyone who has pledged or tithed to our ministry to remain current in your giving.  
 
All who give of their time, talents and treasures are all on the team.  Please join one another in prayer about how the Lord is calling us to share our blessings as we live out our mission.   Thank you for being a faithful partner in the ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church!

Month
 


Income
Expenses 

August Actual

$20,698.91
$21,731.64

August Budget

$28,398.00
$33,854.00

 
 
 
Year to Date (YTD)
 


Income
Expenses 

 YTD Actual  

$289,503.00
$220,711.68

 YTD Budget

$289,784.00
$270,833.00


Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

A Gospel Concert will be presented by the  Miami University Gospel Singers (MUGS).  The concert will take place on Saturday, October 7th, 1:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (420 S Campus Ave across from the Miami University Student Health Center).
Your Stewardship Matters
Have you ever "paid it forward"?
Bought coffee or paid the toll for the next person in line?
 Or gave a person something they needed because
someone had once done the same for you?
It feels like abundant living to take care of someone like that, right?
A bequest in your will to Oxford Presbyterian Church is a simple,
beautiful way to pay it forward for the next generation
and take care of your church family in a lasting way.

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056

513-523-6364

office@oxfordpresbychurch.org

www.oxfordpresbychurch.org 

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