August 24, 2018
(Image: The Hand of Jesus Reaching Out to the World,
a sculpture in the Washington National Cathedral.)
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: John 6:56-69
Message: “Nuns, Nones and Ones”
Upcoming Events
Community Meal
Hosted by OPC at OUMC Fellowship Hall
14 N. Poplar St.
 
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.
Church School Teachers Needed
Church School begins Sunday, September 9th
Can you imagine your name here?

Want to talk more about it? Contact Jenn Walter.
jenniferwalter37@yahoo.com or sign up in the Molyneaux Lounge
Adult Christian Education
Your ACE (Adult Christian Education) team is excited about these upcoming ways to engage with others outside of worship!


  • Lectionary Bible Study Called "Feasting on the Word" - begins Sunday, September 9 at 9:00-9:45 a.m. at the church. Meets twice a month -- every 2nd and 4th Sunday before church. Led by Mary Shinn.

  • "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" - Informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the church. This will be an 8-week series (weekly commitment) beginning end of September through Thanksgiving. Led by Billie Maynard.

  • "The World Around Us" - four mini festivals (two in October, two in November), Come to one or all. Stay tuned for more details!
Administrative Assistant's Vacation
Please mark your calendar for September 3rd – September 10th (September 3rd office closed in observance of Labor Day / September 4th – September 10th, Administrative Assistant, Bridgite Dickerson on vacation) . Worship bulletins for Sunday, September 2nd and September 9th will be prepared on Tuesday, August 28th.  Please turn in all announcements for bulletins by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29th .

Friday's Voice for September 7th will be prepared on August 31st. Any submissions are requested by Thursday, August 30th.
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet at the home of Jean O'Connell on September 4 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.
Playground
This fall the trustees will be upgrading the fence and mulch in the playground area to meet safety standards as required by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). The existing mulch will be removed and replaced with certified playground mulch. The shrubs and existing chain link fence will be removed and replaced by the approved decorative fence. A large portion of this project is being funded by a donation from John and Marilyn Curry as noted elsewhere in this newsletter. This project will make the maintenance of the playground much easier for the trustees and provide a safe environment for our children to play.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
#take3Oxford

You may have been following the concern around rising plastic pollution in the news – including research that suggests there may be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by the year 2050.

Here in Oxford, our loosely-organized #Take3Oxford group encourages action to reduce plastic pollution and litter in our community and waterways through an extremely simple practice –  picking up and properly disposing of three pieces of litter a day.  
 
You can encourage others to participate by posting a picture of your 3 pieces to the Take3Oxford  Facebook group . Post using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/187814385141449/ or by including the hashtag #take3oxford in your Instagram post or following the group @Take3Oxford. Our group is also a great place for anyone interested in reducing the amount of waste they produce overall, as we collaboratively seek  upstream  solutions to plastic pollution.
Online Giving
Our current online givers received a letter in the mail this week as well as a follow up phone call introducing our new online giving website - REALM. REALM opens our congregation to many new avenues of supporting our church’s mission in the digital age. Stay tuned to learn about these new avenues to support the ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church.
Equal Exchange coffee (Presbyterian Fellowship) available.
3 - 12 oz. bags, $7.34 a bag. See Prue Dana.
Your Stewardship Matters
God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with.
We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.
-    Billy Graham
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056