Oxford Presbyterian Church U.S.A  | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 & John 21:1-14
Message: "Cast Wide the Nets"
Including Ordination and Installation of Church Officers

January Retreat
Members and friends of Oxford Presbyterian Church, you are welcome to join new and returning trustees, deacons and elders for the annual retreat tomorrow, Saturday, January 20th from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Seminary Church facility.  In prayer, study and dialogue, we will seek the Holy Spirit's guidance through three focal points - Invigorating the Congregation's Spiritual Journey Inward, Fueling the Congregation's Missional Journey Outward, and Ensuring Future Growth (Vitality and Viability) of the Congregation.  
Memorial Service for Pris Berry
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held in loving memory of Pris Berry on Saturday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Reception immediately following the service at The Knolls of Oxford.  All are welcome.
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, January 21st following worship.  
Russian Partnership Presentation
Bishop Igor Maksakov, the church's dear friend and our connection to the First Church in Zlatoust, Russia has arrived in Oxford!
Igor's visit strengthens the fifteen-year relationship Oxford Presbyterian Church has cherished with our sister congregation in Zlatoust.  Following the Annual Meeting on Sunday, gather with Igor in the lounge as he shares stories and images how the Lord is working through our brothers and sisters in Russia.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

Habitat for Humanity
The Habitat people will be working in Oxford, January 20.
Dress warmly and appear at 704 Carter Court around 8:30 a.m.

The Episcopalians will be doing lunch.

Saturday, January 20th

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Church Service at The Knolls
If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you.  Becky Quay will be showing a recent church service on DVD in the Country Kitchen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23.
If you would like to join us, but need a ride,
just give Becky a call at 523-5747.

The next OPC Community Meal
Wednesday, January 31
Seminary Building

We need:
Bread, Side Dishes, and Dessert
Ham will be provided

Please call or e-mail Bill Fisher at 524-4504
or  fisherwf@miamioh.edu  if you can help.
Altar Flowers
Altar Flowers are needed for Sunday, February 11 and 25.   You may sign up on the chart next to the water fountain or call Marge Smith at 513-523-3895.
Save the Date:
Sunday, February 11 -  Time to Dine Kick-Off Potluck!!
New in 2018!!  MEF is re-starting our lively, scrumptious, fun-filled fellowship groups centered around the dinner (breakfast, brunch, lunch) table!!  You will be able to sign-up after church on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 or online through our website.  We will announce groups and kick-off the season at a pot luck at the Seminary at 5:00, Sunday, Feb. 11. More information to follow...watch for details in the Voice next week, the bulletin and the OPC Newsletter.

Sunday School
Teachers Needed for March, April and May! If interested, please contact Jenn Walter at jenniferwalter37@yahoo.com or (513) 593-4883.   
Youth Ministry News:
Spring Retreat:  From April 6-8, students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend the Spring Youth Retreat at Kirkmont Center, hosted by the Presbytery of the Miami Valley. The weekend will feature keynote speaker Rev. Kori Phillips, Associate Pastor from Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD, as we explore the stories of Jacob and Esau. If your student would be interested in attending, please let Youth Director, Mitch Hardy know! 
Chaperones:  We are looking for one female Chaperone for the 2018 Youth Mission Trip to Charleston, SC! We will be serving from June 17-22. Whether or not your student is attending the Mission Trip, we would love to have you serve alongside us. Please let Mitch Hardy know ( mitchelljameshardy@gmail.com ) if you would be interested as soon as possible!
Snack/Second Adult sign-ups:  We are still in need of parents and congregation members to sign-up to be the Second Adult at Youth Group or to bring Snack for the students to enjoy. Here is the link where you can sign-up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ca4ac2ea3fa7-second1  (Note: A background check must be completed and on file at OPC prior to serving as Second Adult for Youth Group.)
We are constantly seeking to make our Sunday services warm and inviting.  We need 1 Greeter Sunday, February 11 and 2 Greeters for Sunday, February 18 and 25.
*Individuals (2 singles), a couple or a family,
Choir members can be Greeters too!
Contact: Jan Reinhart  ( 513.523.4339)
*Please indicate if you would like a postcard reminder.
The Honored Woman Award
Each year the Oxford Presbyterian Women present the Honored Woman Award to a special woman who has dedicated her time and talent to the work of the church.  The selection is made through nominations from the congregation.  If you have seen or worked beside a woman who has faithfully served the Lord and His church, please send a letter of nomination to Pat Gifford, at gifforp@miamioh.edu , drop in my mailbox at church, or send to 6511 Morning Sun Rd., Oxford, 45056.  A new letter of nomination is needed each year, even if a woman has been nominated previously.  We are so grateful for the continued service of our Past Honored Women; however the award is only given once to an individual. Other members of the Honored Woman Committee are Johanna Reinhart and Carol Burkhalter who will also gladly accept letters of nomination.  The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.
Where are the name tags?

While amazing things are happening to enhance our space, our name tags are taking a brief hiatus. The beautiful, wood holder is being stored as are the name tags themselves. We're also exploring creative and fun ways for future name tag use and storage. If you'd like your name tag, let Carol Klumb know and she'll get it back for you.

Thanks for your patience.

MEF (Membership, Evangelism, Fellowship)
Your Stewardship Matters
Giving is the antidote for selfishness.
-  Dave Ramsey

Oxford Presbyterian Church

101 N. Main Street

Oxford, OH 45056




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