January 17, 2020
Second Sunday after Epiphany

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

Scripture: John 1:29-42
Message: "The Lollipop Moment"
Including Ordination and Installation of Church Officers

(Image: The Judean wilderness from the Jordan River valley.
Photo by Amir Zahoor on the 2018 Mosaic of Peace.)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
"Called to Life!" Retreat
On the cusp of a new year and a new decade, we need you to help our congregational call take flight. Join us TOMORROW morning for the second and final “Called to Life!” visioning retreat in the Community Room of the Seminary.
 
From 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (1/18) , we will build on the great deal of energy and vision that buzzed around each table at our first retreat after worship on 12/8. We are so enthusiastic about what the Holy Spirit has in store for our congregation that we prepared two resources ( here ) for you to prayerfully reflect upon.
 
Child care will be available at the Memorial Church from 8:30 a.m. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the retreat.
 
Join us as we discern the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the missional call that may be our legacy in Christ’s work for future generations. 
 
Everyone in the congregation and community is invited and encouraged to participate! 
Congregational Meeting
Come with gratitude and give thanks to the Lord for another great year of ministry at Oxford Presbyterian Church. If you didn't pick up your copy of the 2019 Annual Report, please do so on your way into the sanctuary on Sunday.

Ordination and Installation of Officers will take place during morning worship on  Sunday, January 19 , followed by the Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church.
Community Change Offering
Please remember to bring your change to make a change. On Sunday, January 19, the colorful buckets will make their reappearance as we take up our Community Change offering. This offering does make a difference and is used for our part in making our community better.
Youth Group
Photo Craft Night at Youth Group - Sunday, January 19! We will be picking out our favorite photos from the fall and creating a new youth bulletin board! Join us for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bring a friend, and be creative!
February Newsletter

Don't miss the deadline!
Please submit all articles to Nancy Moeckel at moeckenj@miamioh.edu
by  Monday, January 20, 2020
Office Closed
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the office at OPC will be closed Monday, January 20.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on January 21 in the Country Kitchen at The Knolls. An optional lunch for $8 is available at noon in the café by making reservations with Lynn Cronk, 524-8574 or lcronk@woh.rr.com today - Friday, January 17 . Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend this lunch and meeting.
Creating a Healthy Community
Continuing the Dream in 2020

Monday | January 20, 2020
Armstrong Center Pavilion at Miami University
10:00 a.m. - Complimentary Breakfast | 11:00 a.m. - Program

Guest Speaker: Carol Craig
Seminary Cinema
Screening Event “The Farewell”

Oxford Presbyterian Church invites you to a special screening (sponsored by Seminary Cinema)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 - Film: 4:00 p.m.
Seminary Church at 104 E. Church St., Oxford
(corner of Church and Poplar)
OPC Community Meal
Our next opportunity to respond to food insecurity in the Oxford community will be Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Seminary - Community Room at 104 E. Church St. (white church on the corner of Church and Poplar streets)

We Need:
Vegetables - Salad - Bread - Dessert - Ham provided

We need volunteers:

Setup at 4:30 p.m. / Serve 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Clean up 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or fisherwf@miamioh.edu if you can help. Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted.
OPC Book Club
For the month of January, the OPC Book Club is reading  Inspired  by Rachel Held Evans which creatively retells classic Bible stories and connects them to the present day. If desired, there is an in-depth reading guide available for this book that you may use when reading. Click here.

We will meet on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Molyneaux Lounge. In addition, we will select books for February- May. 
Save the Date
Please join The Gifford family
in a Celebration of Life for
Dr. Jack Gifford

Friday, February 21, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Goggin Ice Arena, Club Lounge

You are invited to bring notes of remembrance, pictures, and/or share stories of how Jack impacted your life.

Donations may be made to honor Jack's service and affection for Miami by sending contributions to the Miami University Foundation, Jack Gifford Fund, 725 East Chestnut, Oxford, OH 45056.
Living Into Hope

When one of my friends becomes a Christian,
which happens about every 10 years because
I am a sheep about sharing my faith,
the experience is euphoric.
I see in their eyes the trueness of the story.
- Donald Miller
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056