December 24, 2020
In preparation for worship,
we encourage you to read the Scripture passage
and reflect on what God’s word might be to you.

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40
Message: "Two Turtle Doves"

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Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!


If you'd like to experience the awe and wonder of the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols once again - or for the first time - click here

Merry Christmas from your Oxford Presbyterian Church family!
Christmas Joy Offering
The Christmas Joy Offering has been a Presbyterian tradition for over seventy-five years. The Christmas Joy Offering will be distributed to the Presbyterian Church Board of Pensions for its assistance programs for retired missionaries / church workers in need and also to develop our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

You may give online or mail your checks payable to Oxford Presbyterian Church with the notation: Christmas Joy Offering. Thank you for your generosity! 
Fellowship in the Virtual Molyneaux Lounge
Join us this week after worship at this link on Zoom as we explore deeper connections for fellowship in the midst of this pandemic.

Meeting ID: 836 5120 3672
Passcode: 916856
Drive-by Birthday Parade
You're invited to participate in a drive-by birthday parade for Nancy Sturgeon's 90th birthday, Wednesday, December 30, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Friends are asked to drive by her house anytime between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. Nancy will be seated in the window waving to everyone.

Contact the church office for a mailing address.
Offering of Letters
Dear Members and Friends, 

It’s time to write letters focused on hunger to our friends who have just gotten elected and are on their way to Washington to represent us.
 
Please take 7 minutes of your time to ask for their support. If you write a letter, Prue Dana will mail them!

Full letter writing kits are available in the church office.

Blessings,
The Peacemaking Committee 
Connecting as the Beloved Community
Dick Munson and Libby Burch have lots of communications going on. One son in Japan, one daughter in Montreal, one son in New York City keeps facetiming busy. Libby is being her creative self, making fabric wall hangings, knitting and other activities that use her talents. Dick spends time in the barn where he is cranking out birdhouses, bird feeders, etc. that are being sold via the online Farmer’s Market, a year round venture. He continues to participate in “Trees for Life” – gave away 285 trees in 2020. Currently they are having fun with 5 cats (3 of whom just showed up at their Brown Road estate) and one dog. For Dick’s recent birthday Libby knitted him a cat scarf – very appropriate!

Scott and Nancy Parkinson have had no problems keeping busy during the past year. Nancy has created kitchen kits (utensils necessary for cooking) for her food science students at Miami. Virtual cooking requires the right implements. Nancy produced videos of techniques for the fledgling cooks, with Scott as her technical advisor. An after school nutrition education program, “Naan Stop Snacks” featuring Naan bread, is being offered to children, under Nancy’s and her student’s direction.

Scott has served as president of the OPC trustees this year, a time consuming position. He also is teaching full time at Ball State University. For fun he is researching the Civil War 79th Illinois regiment that will eventually become a book.

Sue Skillings, our masked, erstwhile church treasurer, can still be found at OPC, paying bills, depositing money and meeting with Nick. An avid bridge player, Sue and her group played at the gazebo at the Community Park when the weather was cooperative. Bridge is now on hold. Son Alan and family will be staying in a cabin at Hueston Woods during part of Christmas break, making trips into Oxford, to visit with Sue. 
Shop & Support Our Fundraiser for Oxford Presbyterian Women
It's never been easier to change a life for the better. When you buy handmade gifts and home decor using the web link below, 20% of your purchase will be donated to Oxford Presbyterian Women.

You'll do a world of good by supporting this Serrv & Earn fundraiser. We hope you'll shop and share the web link: serrv.org?a=oxford2020.

For questions or a catalogue see Prue Dana, Becky Quay, Janet Ziegler.
Congregational Meeting




The Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, January 17 following worship. Please turn in Committee Reports to the church Office by Monday, January 4.
Confirmation Class on Monday, January 4th
Confirmation class will be meeting on Monday, January 4th at 7:45 p.m. with a lesson on election and predestination led by Pastor Marc. Check the Voice, bulletin, and e-mail over the coming weeks for further information about meeting location. If you would like to be added to the confirmation class e-mail list, please contact Pastor Marc.
Card Shower


Marty Miller will be celebrating his 80th Birthday on January 10th.

If you wish to join in a shower of Christian love, please send your birthday wishes to Marty.

Contact the church office for a mailing address.
Your Stewardship Matters
Generous living in Advent, and throughout the year, is about approaching each day with an open heart, an open mind, and an open hand. What can you do today to live more generously? What generous and faithful living choices can you make today that will make a difference in the future?
 
If you are worshipping with us via the livestream, in lieu of a contribution to the physical offering plate, we would encourage you to mail your pledge/tithe to the church office or give through one of these digital avenues. To give online both conveniently and securely, you may access our online giving opportunity from your computer at https://onrealm.org/oxfordpresbychurch/Give.
 
To give via QR code, scan the code in the image below with your phone and follow the brief prompts. View a video tutorial here on giving through QR code.
 
To give via text message, text opc1825 and your designated amount to 73256. For example, text "opc1825 25" to 73256 for an offering of $25 and follow the prompt. View a video tutorial here on giving via text message.
 
Questions? Contact office - office@oxfordpresbychurch.org.
Living Into Hope

"Advent is not the kind of preparation that involves shopping and parties and cards.
Such illusions of abundance disguise the true cravings of our weary souls.
Advent is preparation for the demands of newness
that will break the tired patterns of fear in our lives."

- Walter Bruggemann
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056