January 24, 2020
Third 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: Matthew 4:12-23
Message: "Stages and States"

(Image: The Sea of Galilee at Capernaum from the 2018 Mosaic of Peace. )
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Seminary Cinema
Screening Event “The Farewell”

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Seminary Sanctuary (2nd floor).

The Farewell is a 2019 American comedy-drama film about a young woman named Billi whose family has learned that their grandmother has only weeks to live...and has decided not to tell her (in keeping with Chinese custom). Caught between both her American and Chinese upbringings, Billi must navigate two very different cultures of handling grief culminating in a family gathering in China that is unforgettable.
Youth Group
Join us for Youth Group! Middle School and Senior High Youth Group will be meeting upstairs in the youth room Sunday, January 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m . Invite a friend, and we hope to see you there!
Church Service at The Knolls
We will once again be viewing a
recent Presbyterian Church service at The Knolls on Tuesday, 28.  Come and join us at 10 a.m. in the Activity Room. If you would like to watch with us, but need a ride, call Becky Quay at 513-523-5747.
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. 
Creating a Healthy Community
Building Sacred Connections:
Understanding How Implicit Biases Can Get
in the Way of Building Meaningful Relationships

February 2, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
The Interfaith Center at Miami University
16 S. Campus Ave., Oxford

Guest Speaker: Priya D. Klocek
President & CEO, Consultant on the Go LLC

The Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Karen Simpson, 1325 Dana Drive, Oxford. Sue Wilson will be the co-hostess.
Honored Woman
The Honored Woman Award  is given annually to more than a thousand women nationally who have willingly, joyfully, and faithfully served their church. At Oxford Presbyterian Church you may nominate a woman for this award by sending a letter of nomination to Lynn Cronk at 165 Hunter Woods Drive, Oxford, OH 45056 or  lcronk@woh.rr.com . In the letter detail their work or contributions they have made with their time and talents serving Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Deadline for submissions is  February 28, 2020 . If you have questions regarding a nomination, please contact Lynn at 513-524-8574. Only nominees nominated in letters received in 2020 will be considered.
Thank you!
The family of Joseph Wespiser wishes to thank our Presbyterian family for the flowers, cards, food, notes, calls and visits! It has been overwhelming! A special thanks to Pastor Lawrence and Pastor Marc, as our “rocks.”
For Your Offering
OPC invites you to choose the most convenient giving avenue so that we may all fully participate in our ministry and mission. Offerings of  checks  and  cash  are always welcome in the offering plate.

To give  online  both conveniently and securely, scan the QR code on the pew card with your phone and follow the brief prompt. You may also access the same online giving opportunity from your computer at https://onrealm.org/oxfordpresbychurch/Give . 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. Questions? Contact office -  office@oxfordpresbychurch.org
"Called to Life!"
Phenomenal! The Holy Spirit moved through the "Called to Life!" retreat at the Seminary on Saturday morning.  

Our time of prayerful dialogue and discernment brought forth so much inspiration for a congregational calling. By the time the freezing rain stopped outside, inside the Community Room three subgroups formed that will be working closely with the core team as this discernment process moves into the final stages.  

Thanks be to God for this Body of Christ seeking to answer Jesus' call!
2020 Annual Reports
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation was filled with gratitude and thanksgiving to the Lord for another great year of ministry at Oxford Presbyterian Church. If you don't yet have a copy of the 2019 Annual Report, please pick one up on your way into worship on Sunday. Or you may contact the church office and request one to be sent to you.
Your Stewardship Matters

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.
It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, 
not my world, not my problem.’ 
Then there are those who see the need and respond. 
I consider those people my heroes.
- Fred Rogers
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