April 19, 2019
Celebration of Resurrection: Easter Sunday
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion
AND special music from the Chancel Choir and a Brass ensemble.
 
(Note on image: The empty tomb inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. )
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Easter Vigil
An ancient tradition of Christians, the deeply moving Vigil begins by kindling the Easter fire outside and then processing into the Sanctuary. Together we are drawn into the story of salvation, moving from the culmination of Lent to the dawning of Easter. This Worship Service hosted by Campus Ministries will be held on the evening of Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 P.M. at the Seminary Church. Oh... and "be not afraid," the Vigil will not last until morning. Rather the time-frame will be similar to an ordinary worship service.

All are invited! Come let your heart, mind, and body be engaged in an experiential celebration of the new life we are given in Christ!
Easter Day Celebration - April 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection with us on Easter Day! A brass quintet will provide special music at the worship service. Our Christian Education as well as Worship and Music Committees will be hosting Fellowship time in the Courtyard (weather permitting). Tables will be filled with lots of treats for everyone to enjoy.

An Easter egg hunt for our younger children will take place. Bags will be provided for the young children. Come for the joyous praise and our celebration of life through Jesus Christ! Don't miss the fellowship and fun!!
Facilities Planning Team Survey
D ear OPC Congregation,

The Facilities Planning Team wants to hear from you! 

With major renovation of the Seminary church complete, facility planning attention is returning to the Memorial building. Construction of an accessibility ramp has been turned over to the Trustees and will begin shortly. 

We seek your input in helping to select future upgrades. In addition to the accessibility ramp, a variety of possible Memorial upgrades were suggested earlier including: 
  • accessible bathrooms
  • elevator / lift
  • covered walkway (enclosed portico) 
  • expanded fellowship space
  • remodeled / enlarged kitchen
  • more welcoming narthex.
  • meeting space.

The listed items are by no means exhaustive. We anticipate many responses that are not on this list.

Your responses to the survey will help determine our next steps.

If you haven't yet responded, please click on this link and fill out survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZTTRHCP

We would appreciate your response by April 28th.

Thank you! The Facilities Planning Team looks forward to using your ideas and input to shape our next steps for the Memorial. 

Facilities Planning Team Co-Chairs Jenny Bailer and Joe Simpson
Deacons' Spring Blood Drive
Tuesday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Spring blood drive sponsored by the Deacons and McCullough-Hyde Memorial/TriHealth Hospital. Appointments are encouraged online at www.donortime.com . Please use sponsor code #324 when registering. The Community Blood Center donor coach will be located on Church Street adjacent to the hospital and OPC. For registering to donate, each individual will receive a limited edition “Hero” tumbler-style travel mug. So be a hero and give blood to save lives!

Thank you,
The Deacons
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Puff Memorial Lecture

"Evangelicals, the End Times, and the Religious Right in Modern America"

April 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
100 Art Building

Feeling besieged by secularism, family breakdown, and government encroachment, American evangelical Christians took to the pulpit and airwaves in the second half of the 20th century to explain how biblical prophesies about the end times made sense of a ravaged modern world. By the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan and conservative Republicans reached out to evangelicals, and together they built the Religious Right. In the 2016 presidential election, no group supported President Trump more enthusiastically than white evangelicals. Dr. Sutton's talk helps explain why.

Dr. Sutton is Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University. His books include American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism and Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right.
Sunday School Teachers and 2nd Adults Needed!


If interested in making a difference in a young person's Christian Education, please contact Jenn Walter
(513) 593-4883, jenn.walter@miamioh.edu
Become A Member of Our OPC Family
We welcome all interested people to explore membership at the Oxford Presbyterian Church!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and specifically the Oxford congregation, please let Pastor Marc, Pastor Lawrence and/or Bridgite know that you are interested, and join us for a New Members Experience in Marc's office on May 5th, 12th, and 19th at 9:00 A.M.
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Confirmation Sunday
Join us for worship on May 12th to officially welcome our confirmands as members of Oxford Presbyterian Church. We will be celebrating the gifts that Grady Holmes, Isabel Lykins, Isabella Walter, Jens Bartel, Kylee Fears, and Zeke Groom bring to the church!
College Student Dinners and Discussions!
Join us for some D&D!
(Dinner and Discussion...for college students!)

Our next campus ministry Dinner and Discussion will be  Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 P.M.

We will gather at the home of Pat and Jack Gifford (6511 Morning Sun Road) for a warm, delicious meal, and a casual discussion on the topic of "Who is Jesus?" led by Pastor Marc. If you need directions or transportation, please let Carol or Pastor Marc know. Hope to see you there!
Rummage Sale
Gimme an R, R, Gimme a U, U, Gimme an M, M! Whatta ya got? RUM! Well you know the rest! No time for cheering, it’s time for clearing…your attic (get rid of that old portrait up there, it’s getting dusty anyway), your garage, your kitchen pantry. Join the RUMMAGE team! We have a strict no-cut policy. All walk-ons are guaranteed a starting position. Bring your own uniform to these no-cut team building times!

Sunday May 5, from 2-5 p.m., at the Seminary begins drop off! The following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are drop off, sort, set out and price days, from 10 to 6:00 p.m. 

Sale days: Thursday May 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday May 10, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12-noon, Pack up, 12-noon to 1:00 p.m.-ish,
Rah, Rah, Sis Boom Bah! Cheerio and Away We Go! Like, You Know!
Deacons' Food Drive
The Deacons would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Lenten Food Drive. As of April 17th, we have raised $4760.00 towards the new TOPSS facility. Your generosity has been outstanding and is very much appreciated!
Living Into Hope
The proclamation of Easter Day is that all is well.
And as a Christian, I say this not with the easy optimism
of one who has never known a time when all was not well
but as one who has faced the Cross in all its obscenity as well as in all its glory,
who has known one way or another what it is like to live separated from God.
In the end, his will, not ours, is done.
Love is the victor.
Death is not the end. The end is life.
His life and our lives, through him, in him.
Existence has greater depths of beauty, mystery, and benediction
than the wildest visionary ever dared to dream.
Christ our Lord is risen.
-  Frederick Buechner
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056