August 10, 2018
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-10
Message: “Never Alone”

This Sunday, we join our brothers and sisters of Oxford United Methodist Church (OUMC) for Worship and Communion with Pastor Lawrence preaching. Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of OUMC at the corner of Church and Poplar Streets. Come and celebrate our unity as the body of Christ!
Upcoming Events
Ripped from the Headlines -- What Can a Presbyterian Do????
Come join us Sunday, August 12, the topic will be "Holding the Tension: Walking Faithfully through Israel and Palestine as a Disciple of Christ in the 21st Century".
 
The meeting will be led by Pastor Lawrence and held at the screened picnic structure in the meadow at 4719 Bonham Road from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Note the time change!). Please park in the pasture.
 
Dinner will follow for those who can stay. Lasagna (vegetarian and meat will be served) along with iced tea, water, and coffee. Participants are invited but certainly not required to bring a side dish or dessert. If you can stay for dinner, an RSVP is requested, but not required. Please call or email the church office, 523-6364, office@oxfordpresbychurch.org.
 
All are welcome whether or not you have attended any meetings in the past. Please consider joining the discussions in a supportive atmosphere where all views are encouraged and accepted.
Bed and Breakfast…..for a Cause
*Who? You, we hope!

*Why? Hospitality for Miami students’ families and support 4 local OPW Benevolences .

*What? Do you have a bedroom and bathroom to offer?

*When? Any of the following:

Miami’s Family Week-ends: beginning Fri./ Sat., Sept.28-29, 2018; May Graduation Weekends; future Homecoming Week-ends; Future Move-in/ Move-out Week-ends.

*Where do I sign up? Contact Paula Foltz 513-523-9873 (sign-up sheets available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux)

**We need 8 host homes by August 15, 2018, in order to publicize this project to students.

Sponsored by MEF (Mission, Evangelism, and Fellowship in partnership with OPW (Oxford Presbyterian Women).
Congregational Meeting Sunday, August 19
for the election of the Nominating Committee immediately following worship.
Church Nominating Committee
Are you interested in helping select who will be OPC’s next class of church leaders? Do you know someone who is? If so, consider serving on the Church Nominating Committee for 2018. 

Members of this committee will meet a few times, with some work, mainly phone calls, outside meetings. Service should end by late September or early October, when the slate for the new class of Elders, Deacons and Trustees is prayerfully completed.

This committee is co-moderated by Buzz Green and Nancy Moeckel, with Pastor Lawrence as an ex officio member. Diane Young is the member from the Board of Deacons.  At the brief congregational meeting, on August 19, immediately after worship, we will officially elect the additional members.

Call Bridgite in the church office, 523-6364 or email her at office@oxfordpresbychurch.org with your interest or suggested names. Please check before you recommend, to be sure that the person is willing to serve.
Seeking a Youth Director
We are actively seeking a part-time (up to 19 hrs.) Youth Director. The candidate must be committed to teaching and leading our youth as well as learning and growing as a person of faith. She/he should have a biblical grounding in Reformed theology to develop and lead youth groups for Middle School and High School youth, plan and lead Confirmation classes, and coordinate a summer youth mission trip.

We are looking for a person with extraordinary interpersonal skills, who can help our youth know and understand God, welcome curious minds, and provide spiritual guidance. Excellent organization, written and verbal communication, social media and computer skills are also important for a person in this position. Christ-centered, creative, energetic, and collaborative, the qualified candidate will report to the Pastor/Head of Staff with input and support of the Christian Education Committee

For the complete Youth Director Position Description, go to www.oxfordpresbychurch.org/news-events/ , also check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OxfordPresbyterianChurch . Please send resume, references, and cover letter to express your interest in this position to Pastor Lawrence Bartel, office@oxfordpresbychurch.org by August 17. 
Community Meal
Wednesday, August 29
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or fisherwf@miamioh.edu if you can help.

Volunteers needed to:
Help setup at 4:30 p.m.
Help serve 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Help clean up 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner items needed:
Salad, Buns, Chips, Dessert
*Grilled meat (hamburgers, sausages and hot dogs) supplied

Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted. Community meal volunteer sign-up sheets are available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux Lounge. Please place in the Administrative Assistant mailbox.
Apply to be a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer for 2019
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a faith-based year of service in 20 sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local mission partners working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in community with peers and mentors.
 
Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year.
 
Applications are open October 1, 2018 for 2019 placements. Learn more here - https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/
Church Newsletter
Don't forget to turn in your articles! All submissions for the September Newsletter are due Monday, August 20.  Please submit to Nancy Moeckel: moeckenj@miamioh.edu .
 
If you don’t receive the newsletter but would like too, please contact the church office at 523-6364 or email: office@oxfordpresbychurch.org.
Your Stewardship Matters
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
-   Mother Teresa
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