January 25, 2019
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Scripture - Luke 4:14-21
Message: “The Stories We Live: To Follow as I Am"
Including Ordination and Installation of Church Officers

(Note on image: The city center today of Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown.
Photo by Amir Zahoor.)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Community Change Offering
Sunday, January 27 we will receive the Community Change Offering
for the Community Meals.
 
Let's make some noise!
Annual Congregational Meeting of Oxford Presbyterian Church
Sunday, January 27th following worship.
Chariots of Fire –  Coming to Seminary Cinema
The Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire is a story of athletic triumph, deep faith and connection to Scotland.

Join us this Sunday, January 27 in the Sanctuary of the Seminary Church for this film. This handicap accessible facility is located on the corner of Church and Poplar at 104 E. Church St.
 
Pre-film discussion begins at 3:30 p.m.
Film starts at 4 p.m.
Soup, bread and dessert to follow provided by the Membership, Evangelism and Fellowship team.

FREE and OPEN to ALL!
C.C.N.S. - 2019-2020 School Year Enrollment
Priority Enrollment Families (OPC families, CCNS alumni & Current CCNS families) please note: All priority applications should be turned in to Sarah Lake by January 28, 2019. Starting January 29, 2019, contracts will be given to our priority families. We will fill quickly and with that being said, you have 30 days from when you receive your contract to make your final decision and return to Miss Sarah. She needs the contract back before the 30 days expire- if your contract isn’t returned within the 30 days, your spot will become available to the next family in line.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Lake at ccnsoxfordpreschool@gmail.com .
 
Open Enrollment: February 4, 2019 
Faith in Action - Community Table
Every fifth Wednesday, Oxford Presbyterian Church hosts the weekly Community Table. Our next opportunity to respond to food insecurity in the Oxford community will be on  Wednesday, January 30th  at  5:30 p.m.  in the Seminary Church at 104 E. Church St. (white church on the corner of Church and Poplar)

We need:
Stews (any sort), Bread and Desserts
 
We need volunteers:
Setup at 4:30 p.m.
Serve at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Clean up at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 
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.
Youth News - Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday

On Sunday, February 3rd from 11:30-12:30 the Youth
will be collecting nonperishable foods to donate to the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services ( formerly known as Oxford Community Choice Pantry.)

Our goal is to collect 150 items to alleviate hunger to families and individuals in need who live in the local area.

Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS)  serves approximately 300 families in the  Talawanda School District. Help us reach our goal!

Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet in the home of Karen Simpson, 1325 Dana Drive, on February 5.
The co-hostess is Janet Holmes. Sue Wilson will present the program. Janet Ziegler will lead the Devotions.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. Anyone needing a ride should call Karen Simpson, 523-8363.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Have you been to a conference lately and now have a drawer full of fun little swag items?  Did you get four hundred and thirty seven free calendars in the mail?  Do you have more key chains than you have keys?  If you answered YES to even one of these questions, WE NEED YOUR HELP.  The local nursing home on Fairfield Road, Premier Estates of Oxford is in need of prizes for their Bingo games.   Prizes can be anything from a calendar to a stress ball, small picture or fuzzy stuffed animal, comb or brush or lotion, etc. No food or candy since many residents are on special diets.   Mission and Outreach will have a donation box outside Bridgite’s office until February 10 . Bingo games are frequent, so there is a continuing need and staff at the facility are truly appreciative of our donations, offering free hugs in return for the prizes.  Ask Nancy Moeckel,  moeckenj@miamioh.edu or 523-6003 if you have questions.
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. Becky Quay shows recent church services on DVD at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. In February, the dates are the 12th and 26th.

Services are held in the Activity Room of the Skilled Nursing area. All are invited to join us.
Updating our Picture Directory!
If you are new members and aren’t in the directory, if you missed having your picture taken last time, if you have had a life change, if you are a student affiliate, or just want a new picture …we’ve got you covered. We are updating our picture directory!  Lifetouch photographers will be at the Seminary, Saturday, February 16th from 11:30 to 5:00 . You can register for your appointment online now by going to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ykh4g8yx/ . MEF members will also be available to register you after worship on January 27, February 3, and 10. Register soon, as we only have one day for photography sessions.

Please note that those of you currently in the directory do not need to have pictures taken again.
 
In addition to new and updated pictures, we will be able to add new information and make corrections to the current directory. If you have changes, please contact Bridgite Dickerson in the Church office at 523-6364. All those in the directory will get a new copy with the additions later this year.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on February 19 at 1:30 in the Country Kitchen with Lynn Cronk leading the lesson and the Mission Yearbook Study. Becky Quay will conduct the Least Coin.

Reservations for the optional noon lunch in the café at the Knolls are due by Friday, February 15 to Lynn Cronk. Visitors and guests are always welcome.
Princess St. Gardens
Spirit of Scotland
A big thank you to everyone who came out for Thursday night’s Informational Meeting on the “Spirit of Scotland”. A broad spectrum of members from the congregation and community have already shown enthusiastic interest in this church tour of Scotland from Monday, May 25 – Tuesday, June 2, 2020. All are invited to join this journey! 
 
Early bird registration is now open and continues through March 31. Everyone registering before that date receives a $200 discount from the regular rate. 
 
The brochure and booking form for the “Spirit of Scotland” are now available at Memorial Church, on our church website and by clicking here - https://oxfordpresbychurch.org/news-events/  
 
For more information, please talk with Will Hazelton in the lounge after worship on Sunday. Or feel free to contact Pastor Lawrence - pastorlawrence@oxfordpresbychurch.org ; Ellen Buerk - ebuerk@hotmail.com ; or Will Hazleton - hazletwa@miamioh.edu .
Your Stewardship Matters
The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.
-    Peter Marshall, the Scottish-American U.S. Senate Chaplain and author of
A Man Named Peter
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