August 31, 2018
(Note on Image: The emblem of an Amsterdam civic orphanage with widows
and orphans grouped around a descending dove, representing the Holy Spirit.)
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 6:1-9
Message: “The World Around Us”  
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Seeking Those with Leadership Gifts
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:4
Do you know someone with gifts for leadership and ministry? Consider recommending those members of Oxford Presbyterian Church whom you feel have demonstrated gifts for leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation.
Recommendations for the offices of Ruling Elder, Deacon, and Trustee may be made online ( Nomination of Church Officers ). Printed brochures will be in our Sunday bulletin and available throughout the church.
The election of church officers is at the heart of what it means to be Presbyterian. The Nominating Committee greatly appreciates your insight in helping them gather names this week as they prayerfully engage this exciting time of discernment.
Administrative Assistant's Vacation

OPC offices will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4th at 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. While our Administrative Assistant, Bridgite Dickerson is on vacation, Joni Marcum will be covering the office.
CCNS Preschool

On Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th, we welcomed our CCNS families into the CCNS classroom for our open house play dates. Families were able to meet, children were able to explore and of course donuts, coffee and juice were provided. We are looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year! The CCNS Classroom will continue to be full of fun, smiles and laughter starting September 4, 2018. 
Introducing Our New Youth Director
Meet Jacob Smithers. He’d like us to call him Jake. He comes to us from Kirkmont Center where he served as Summer Program Coordinator. That role at Kirkmont has filled Jake with joy as he observed the growth of the youth with the Lord. He loves to witness the moments when youth discover they are beloved as children made in the image of God. 

Jake is enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking. He strives to make a difference in the lives of all ages. While in Oxford, he plans to continue to his education with the goal of a vocation in public administration and nonprofit leadership.   

On Tuesday, September 4th, Jake will begin as the new Youth Director for the High School and Middle School Youth Groups. He’ll also be leading our Confirmation Class experience. 

Join us for worship on Sunday, September 9th and welcome Jake to our ministry of life long faith formation.
OPW Rummage Sale Planning Meeting
Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Molyneaux Lounge.
Sunday School Kick Off / Confirmation Breakfast
Sunday, September 9 is a BIG DAY!

We will be kicking off our Sunday school program and celebrating this new school year!

OPC is hosting a Confirmation class this year for all 8th & 9th graders, or any high school youth who have not yet experienced Confirmation. Also, on September 9th at 8:45 a.m., CE will be hosting a light breakfast for interested youth and parents/guardians.
Lectionary Bible Study Called "Feasting on the Word"

Adult Bible Study will begin on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the Preschool Classroom. We will meet twice a month -- every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Led by Mary Shinn. Please sign up by calling the church office, 513-523-6364. All are welcome and confirmation of your interest is helpful in planning.
Welcome Back Picnic

Welcome Back!! Miami Students, summer vacationers, new and continuing members of the congregation.... EVERYONE is WELCOME!! Please join us for a celebration picnic after worship on Sunday, September 9th in the courtyard. LaRosa's finest pizza, salad, and cookies will highlight this time of food and fellowship. Bring a friend or two!!
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet at the home of Jean O'Connell on September 4th at 7:30 p.m. Janet Ziegler will be the co-hostess and give the program, Lesson One: God with Us Wherever We Are. Ginny Layton will do the devotions. The Lesson book for 2018, GOD'S PROMISE I AM WITH YOU . The cost is $10. If you would like a copy earlier than the meeting, please contact Karen Simpson, 523-8363.
Mustard Seed Investment Group
If you would like to join a small investment group of fellow congregants, learn a little about investing, and support mission giving, please consider joining the Mustard Seed Investment group. You can attend a meeting with no obligation.

We will meet Wednesday September 5th at 7:30 at the Logsdon home, 5470 Brown Road, Oxford. Please visit with us to see if you are interested. Call Joe Simpson 513.523.8363 if you would like discuss the group or arrange a ride.
Presbytery Stated Meeting at OPC

Presbytery Meal - Tuesday, September 11th
If you plan to join us for the meal following the Presbytery meeting, please sign-up in the Molyneaux Lounge, September 2nd and 9th. Or fill out the sign-up form on the bottom portion of Sunday's bulletin and place in the offering plate. Questions, please contact Judy Fisher and Pam Deal
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" - Informational meeting
Join us on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Molyneaux Lounge. This will be an 8-week series (weekly commitment) beginning end of September through Thanksgiving. Led by Billie Maynard. Anyone in the choir who wants to be part of the study but can’t make the informational meeting, please email the church office, if you are interested.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger seeks to address global food insecurity by mobilizing teams to pack thousands of meals in an exciting and meaningful event. This intergenerational mission experience is coming to the Seminary Church on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
In collaboration with committees throughout OPC, the Mission and Outreach committee has just opened online registration at
(There is an excellent video about Rise Against Hunger at the bottom of the registration website.)
To meet our goal of packing 15,000 meals, we are seeking 75 volunteers to pack meals consisting of rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins. These meals are then shipped around the world to people who are in need. 
Invite your family members, neighbors and friends to make a difference by participating in Rise Against Hunger. Join members of community congregations as well as university students in this mission. After a brief cleanup from the event, Miami University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service is hosting a meal with the goal of discussing avenues we may address local food insecurity as well.
Learn more about Rise Against Hunger and sign up for this exciting mission opportunity on Sunday after worship in the lounge. 
Congregational Concerns
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for the life of Tom Wilson will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Our prayerful condolences surround Larry and Mary Niehoff following the death of Larry's mother, Ardella Jane Niehoff.
Volunteer Church School Teachers needed in the month of October
Can you imagine your name here?

Want to talk more about it? Contact Jenn Walter. or sign up in the Molyneaux Lounge
Live Into Hope
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
-    Mother Teresa
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