Oxford Presbyterian Church U.S.A  | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056

(Image : "The Transfiguration" by Argentinian artist, Nerina Canzi)
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Transfiguration Sunday
Scripture: Mark 9:2-9
Message: "Listening for God"

Lenten Study Groups

Lent has traditionally been a time for contemplation and study. This year at OPC will be no different...Lenten study groups are coming!
Please join in an informational meeting this Sunday, February 11, at 11:30 (following church) in the Sanctuary to discuss two offerings:

The Way of Life  - based on "The Great Spiritual Migration" by Brian McLaren (4 discussion times)

All the Families of the Earth  - reading "The Lemon Tree" by Sandy Tolen and "Blood Brothers" by Elias Chacour (4 discussion times plus optional field trips)
If you are unable to come to the info meeting this Sunday, just reply to this e-mail or call the church to say you are interested. Also feel free to contact Jenny Bailer (jbailer@woh.rr.com) or Candace Crist (crist.candace@gmail.com) who are serving as co-coordinators for OPC's adult Christian education. We hope you can join us! Bring a friend if you'd like!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Thank you to those of you who contributed towards the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser, which took place last week after worship. Thanks to your generosity and support, the Youth Group raised  $315.15! All these proceeds will go to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry. Thanks again to the congregation for the prayers and support! 

Time to Dine!!
IT IS ALMOST TIME TO DINE!! Please join a group for fun, fellowship, and FOOD!  The Membership, Evangelism, and Fellowship Committee is coordinating a new season of get-togethers. Come one, come all!  Everyone welcome!! 

Last chance to sign up SUNDAY----after worship in the Molyneaux or by following this link https://goo.gl/forms/ig9L7ncxyTAWk3nA2 .   You can choose to be in a group with your children, an all adult group, or just be surprised!  The MEF committee will form the groups, based on your preferences.

Sunday evening, February 11, at 5:00 at the Seminary we will come together for a giant pot luck to kick off the 2018 Time to Dine and find your group and plan your first get-together!
Church Services at The Knolls
If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you.  Recent church services are shown on DVD in the Country Kitchen at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The next church service showing will be Tuesday, February 13th.  If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.

Join us for some food, fellowship and fun! Tickets can be purchased
Sunday after worship service in the Molyneaux Lounge
and also at the door the night of the event.

This event is being hosted by the Oxford Presbyterian Church youth who are going on the Youth Mission Trip to Charleston, South Carolina this summer.

Questions? Contact Emily Lykins at (513) 291-1559
The Journey of Faith
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten journey from Galilee to Golgotha.  Spiritual practices strengthen and deepen our faith for the journey ahead.  In the February issue of Presbyterians Today, pastor N. Graham Standish describes how Christian spiritual practices led him back to the church of Jesus Christ that he walked away from as a teenager.  You may read the article by clicking here ( www.presbyterianmission.org/story/pt-0218-spiritual) or checking out Presbyterians Today and other great magazines waiting for you in our church library.  
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is February 14th.  All are welcome to gather with your brothers and sisters in faith for an intergenerational Ash Wednesday.  We begin with a light dinner in the Community Room of the Seminary Church at 5:30 p.m.  Each family is asked to bring fruit or bread to the dinner.  Soup will be served.  A worship service including the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Also, available are "table tents" with Lenten readings, prayers, and actions to help you and your family observe the 40 days of Lent.  These table tents are prepared by our mission partner Bread for the World.
For all who have their palms from Palm Sunday 2017, please bring them to worship this Sunday.  Place them inside the specially marked box located in the narthex.  After worship, these palms will be burned to create the ash for the Ash Wednesday worship service.
Sunday School
There will be no Sunday School for preschoolers through 5th graders on February 18 . In lieu of Sunday school, Carol Klumb will be hosting a "Crafts with Carol" upstairs in the Geneva room for this age group.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Miami's Office of Community Engagement and the Oxford Interfaith Center, invite you to register for the inaugural Town-Gown Interfaith Lunchtime Book Club.
The Book Club is a welcoming space that seeks to build relationships between campus and community leaders through reflective discussion around how our own values, spirituality, and faith & secular identities present challenges, opportunities, and motivations to extend hospitality across lines of difference.  The Book Club will also reflect on how we the Miami campus community can provide leadership for students on how to encounter difference in a way that fosters respect and understanding, even if not always agreement.
Oxford Community members and Miami faculty and staff are welcome to participate. The Book Club will meet three times during the Spring to discuss Eboo Patel's Interfaith Leadership. Meetings will be held at the Interfaith Center and lunch and books will be provided at no cost to participants. Registration is open through February 16th. Click here to register - ( https://miamioh.formstack.com/forms/towngown_interfaith_lunchtime_book_club_registration)
Questions? Contact Pastor Lawrence, Sara Williams ( willi668@miamioh.edu), or Joe Hawkins ( hawkinjj@miamioh.edu).
From A Mission Partner
Join Family Promise in welcoming Desmond, Danielle and their children Desmond II and Dani'yla. This is Family Promise's newest family! When families come to our program they often have many barriers to overcome and it can seem very   overwhelming for them.  We, along with our network of supporters provide hope as we help families tackle one issue at a time.  
Desmond and Danielle are beginning to work on their goals to find childcare, education, employment and housing. It is difficult to tackle all of these things at once, especially when they do not have transportation to get to appointments, interviews, or work. Having a car would ease some of Desmond and Danielle's stress and help them reach all of their goals and graduate successfully from our program. Family Promise is reaching out to see if transportation can be found for this family.

If you or anyone you know has a gently used car or monetary donations, please contact Chris Kramer at  ckramer@familypromisebutlercounty.com. Any donations can be sent to: P.O. Box 95, Hamilton, OH 45011 Please indicate your donation is for Desmond & Danielle's car fund.
Faith and Film
During the film awards "season" you may wish to read Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty's article from the Presbyterian News Service "Faith Sightings in Award Nominated (and Lesser Known) Movies" by clicking here -  https://www.presbyterianmission.org/story/top-10-films-visual-parables-2017/  Rev. McNulty includes scripture passages with each mini-review to foster conversations connecting faith and film.  
Living Into Hope
Be willing to be a beginner
every single morning.
-  Meister Eckhart

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056




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