August 3, 2018
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Exodus 16:1-15
Message: “Crossing the Thresholds”
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion
(Note on above image: Communion at the Church of the Sermon on the Mount in I’billin, Galilee during the 2018 Mosaic of Peace)
Upcoming Events
Ripped from the Headlines -- What Can a Presbyterian Do????
Come join us Sunday, August 5th . We plan to discuss Global Warming. The meeting will be led by and held at Jenn and Bella Walter’s home, 6479 Contreras Rd., from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Adults (including YOUTH) are encouraged to attend.

For beginning a conversation on Global Warming, here is a suggested link to help: . Please watch the 23 minute video, as this is the basis for the discussion points.

Next week on Sunday, August 12, the topic will be "Holding the Tension: Walking Faithfully through Israel and Palestine as a Disciple of Christ in the 21st Century". The meeting will be led by Pastor Lawrence and held at the Pavilion on 4719 Bonham Road from 4:00-6:00 p.m. ( Note the time change !) Dinner will follow for those who can stay. Lasagna (vegetarian and meat will be served) along with iced tea, water, and coffee. Participants are invited but certainly not required to bring a side dish or dessert. If you can stay for dinner, an RSVP is requested, but not required. Please call or email the church office, 523-6364,

All are welcome whether or not you have attended any meetings in the past. Please consider joining the discussions in a supportive atmosphere where all views are encouraged and accepted.
Summer 2018 Joint Worship Service

Sunday, August 12 we join our brothers and sisters of Oxford United Methodist Church (OUMC). Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of OUMC at the corner of Church and Poplar Streets. Come and celebrate our unity as the body of Christ!
Bed and Breakfast…..for a Cause
*Who? You, we hope!

*Why? Hospitality for Miami students’ families and support 4 local OPW Benevolences .

*What? Do you have a bedroom and bathroom to offer?

*When? Any of the following:

Miami’s Family Week-ends: beginning Fri./ Sat., Sept.28-29, 2018; May Graduation Weekends; future Homecoming Week-ends; Future Move-in/ Move-out Week-ends.

*Where do I sign up? Contact Paula Foltz 513-523-9873 (sign-up sheets available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux)

**We need 8 host homes by August 15, 2018, in order to publicize this project to students.

Sponsored by MEF (Mission, Evangelism, and Fellowship in partnership with OPW (Oxford Presbyterian Women).
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Age-Friendly Oxford - A new community effort to make Oxford a great place to live for people of all ages

Please complete the 2018 Age-Friendly Oxford Survey
Your Opinion Counts!

Oxford has joined the national AARP Network of Livable Communities. Our community is taking the first step to make Oxford a great place to live for people of all ages by asking our local adults age 50 and above about their needs and preferences. You can contribute to this important initiative by completing an Age-Friendly Oxford survey. Your input will help direct a community action plan for making the Oxford area a more viable community for thriving throughout retirement and your later years. 
If you received an Age-Friendly Oxford Survey in the US mail, you are part of the random sample for this study.   If you have not responded yet, a second survey was sent out to you on July 9th. The photo below is an image of what you received. Please complete your survey and return it in the enclosed postage paid envelope.

If you have NOT received an Age-Friendly Oxford Survey in the US mail, please complete the on-line survey available at  The initial target for this survey is adults age 50+ who are residents of Oxford or Oxford Township.  
If you would prefer a paper copy, please call Scripps Gerontology Center at (513) 529-2914.
NOTE: All voices and needs are important. All survey responses will be confidential and there is no solicitation associated with this survey.

For other questions, contact Jessie Leek at .
Community Meal
Wednesday, August 29
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or if you can help.

Volunteers needed to:
Help setup at 4:30 p.m.
Help serve 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Help clean up 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner items needed:
Salad, Buns, Chips, Dessert
*Grilled meat (hamburgers, sausages and hot dogs) supplied

Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted. Community meal volunteer sign-up sheets are available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux Lounge. Please place in the Administrative Assistant mailbox.
Go. See. Tell.
These words have changed lives throughout the history of Oxford Presbyterian Church. In 1953, Rev. Ed Fairman and Marion heard these words and responded by planning a year of travel to Presbyterian mission sites around the world. You may read the story they tell in the pages of The Tumbling Walls which is featured in our church library. 
Today, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program sponsors travel study seminars around the world. These travel study seminars provide Presbyterians with the opportunity to learn firsthand from our mission partners about efforts for peace, justice and reconciliation. Participants return from these travel study seminars informed and transformed by their experiences, ready to share stories and bear witness to all that they have seen and heard.
Travel study seminars are planned in partnership with World Mission staff and mission co-workers and in cooperation with our partner denominations and organizations. Click the following link to learn more about Korea in November 2018, Rwanda in March 2019, Ukraine, Poland and eastern Russia in April 2019, Philippines and Hong Kong in May 2020 -
Faith in Action

Thank you for supporting the Deacons Children's Food Drive. Through your generous giving we were able to collect $195.00 in monetary donations and deliver 200 pounds of food to our neighbors at the Oxford Community Choice Pantry.
Congregational Concerns

Our sympathy and prayerful support are extended to Connie Everhart and her sister, Becky. Their father, Paul R. Everhart, passed away Thursday, August 2nd in Hamilton, OH.

Please keep Connie, Becky, Pat (step-mother) and the entire family in your prayers and care during this time.
Living Into Hope
Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story which is written
across the whole world in letters
too large for some of us to see.
-   C.S. Lewis
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056