June 14, 2019
Trinity Sunday

In preparation for worship, we encourage you to read the Scripture passage
and reflect on what God’s word might be to you.
Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Message: "Something That Sounds Like the Truth"

(Note on image: The symbol of the Holy Trinity)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Sunday School News
We need Second Adults in the preschool class for 2019-20.

If you are interested in serving as a second adult, please contact Jenn Walter, at 513-593-4883.
Ramp Construction Update

The next steps of the ramp construction continues; stone is set to be delivered today, June 14th and installed soon. The railing is set to be installed sometime next week.

Trustees are working on getting bids for the landscaping.

If you have any questions about the construction, please ask any member of the Trustees.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on June 18th at 1:30 p.m. in The Knolls Country Kitchen.

Prue Dana will lead the final lesson for the year, Lynn with Mission Yearbook and Rosemary with Least Coin.

Visitors and guests are always welcome.
Vacation Bible School
 Vacation Bible School: "God is Love" Vacation Bible School, June 21st-23rd! This year the ecumenical VBS will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Friday, June 21st 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (dinner included)
Saturday, June 22nd 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Sunday, June 23rd 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (lunch included)

Register online: oxfordpresbychurch.org

Click Here: Child Participant
Click Here: Volunteer ( Helpers, teachers, group leaders are  all  needed for our VBS. Please see Prue Dana if you can help.)

VBS Service Project collections:  Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach is a volunteer organization based out of West Chester, OH which directly impacts children in foster care and their families by offering necessity items as well as enrichment opportunities to help children become more fully integrated into their communities.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to COLLECT:
- Card games (new)
- stuffed animals 6-8 inches (new)
- full size new toothpaste and toothbrushes
- full size new 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash

Collection date: Sunday June 16th

*Please note: NO Sunday School will be held at OPC on June 23rd. The children will be participating in VBS at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
OPC Relay for Life
Our church will be fielding a Relay for Life team this summer for the event that takes place on Saturday, June 22, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm in uptown Oxford. Relay for Life is an annual event through the American Cancer Society where people help raise money for research and education to help fight Cancer. We are always looking for new people who would like to join our team and join us in raising money to fight Cancer. 

As a team, we work together to raise money by asking our friends, co-workers, and family to financially sponsor us as members of the team. We also spend time together in fellowship during the Relay event as well as during a yard sale that we will have on Saturday, June 29. Our church as fielded a team since the start of the Relay in Oxford, and we have perennially been one of the highest fund raising teams in Oxford. In 2017 and 2018, we raised over $15,000 and we were the number one team in all of Oxford. Our church team usually has about 12 members and we are always looking for more people to join us. If you are interested in joining us in this fun, worthy cause, please contact Janet Holmes, 513-255-7229.

There are also luminaries available to purchase in the name of a loved one who has passed due to cancer or in honor of ones who have survived or are fighting cancer.  Luminaries can be purchased for $10 in the Memorial courtyard after service.
Summer Camp Opportunity
The Youth Ministry at Oxford Presbyterian Church is offering an opportunity for students to attend Summer Camp at the Kirkmont Center. Students will spend time engaged in activities within their selected track and will learn more about their faith.

Any youth interested in attending summer camp should register online . Please choose the "church scholarship" option on the online registration form.

We ask that the youth's family cover the initial deposit of $75 and the church will pay the remaining balance to Kirkmont. Check out the Kirkmont Center website for more information.

Any questions? Please contact Jenn Walter, at 513-593-4883.
Still Seeking Funds for Choir Intern Program
The choir intern program introduced last fall proved to be exceptionally successful. The four Miami student interns embraced within our member choir not only enhanced the overall quality of the worship experience, but also strengthened our student mission goals and provided an enriching interaction for the involved students and members.

Current efforts to fund this program for the coming year have been progressing and giving now stands at $6,000 which is half of the total amount needed. Considering that the program is set to begin again as students return in September, we are hopeful that additional gifts will be forthcoming to maintain the established momentum. Please prayerfully consider this avenue for giving. For more information please contact Special Gifts Coordinator, Bill King, at 513-523-2546 or kingwl@miamioh.edu
Church Services at The Knolls
If you are unable to worship with us some Sundays, we have a solution for you.

Recent Church Services are shown on DVD in the Activity Room in the Healthcare wing at 10:00 a.m.

All are invited to join us on Thursday, June 27th.
Journals and Reflection Questions
Summer is a great time to rest and reflect on "What's next." "What's next for me?" "What's next for our congregation?" Journals from the Myrtle Collaboration team are freely available in the lounge this Sunday for you to jot down your reflections on the questions we've been asking. Take these journals to your porch or backyard, to the cabin or the beach.  

Our reflection questions for June are:
  • How do I experience the Spirit of God who blows through closed doors and sets our heads on fire? 
  • How is the Spirit of God seeking to transform us, both as individual and as a people?

Click here for a list of all the reflection questions. 
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
A Tour of Five Oxford Gardens
& Garden Marketplace

Saturday, June 29, 2019 
Open from: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. 
Rain or Shine

All proceeds go toward the beautification projects in the Oxford Community. Thank you for your support!!

Sponsored by:
Des Fleurs Garden Club

Tickets available at:
Shademakers, Oxford Kroger, Whistle Stop, OCAC and White Tail Acres Nursery, Brookville, IN 

Online at:  www.desfleurs.org 
Cinema Soul
A new blog is starting up as a companion to the Seminary Cinema program!  Cinema Soul  will feature reviews of current and classic films and articles about faith and media. The first article is about the new Elton John biopic  Rocketman . Read it here:   https://mattbenzing.blogspot.com/
Women's Conference - Montreat Conference Center
Montreat Women’s Conference is being held August 9-11 and the theme is “The Greatest of These is Love”. It is a great time of worship, fellowship, and fun! Carrie Ann Sharitt is arranging for a group from several small churches to attend the conference together. Cost is $262 per person ($237 registration plus $25 for food). The lodging has graciously been provided for us. The conference starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday with worship and ends on Sunday after the conclusion of 11:00 a.m. worship.

The conference keynote speaker is Valerie Kaur and Amy Grant is the “special” musical performer on Sunday morning. There will also be numerous small groups offered on Saturday. To register for the conference (or read more information) you can go to

To reserve a spot in the house rented by Carrie Ann, please send a check for $25 to church by the end of June with "Women's Montreat" in the memo line. Register on the Montreat website and remember to register for the Commuter Package ($237)! The price increases starting at the end of June.

If you have questions then please contact Cindy at 706-577-1743
Summertime, Baseball and the Body of Christ
OPC will once again join Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Faith Lutheran at the Great American Ball Park on Sunday, July 21 to cheer on the Cincinnati Reds as the hometown team faces the St. Louis Cardinals. Forty seats in section 416 (rows Q & R) have been reserved for our congregations as well as 14 accessibility spaces behind those rows if needed. 

Invite your family, friends and neighbors! These tickets will only be $22 per seat. 

We may always add more to the reservation if we exceed the original allotment. Contact the Oxford Presbyterian Church office for your ticket by email ( office@oxfordpresbychurch.org ) or call 513.523.6364.

Reserve your tickets as soon as possible. All are welcome!
Need New Administrative Assistant at Holy Trinity, Oxford, Ohio
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant. As the face of the Church to parishioners and the general public, the Administrative Assistant serves as a warm and welcoming presence, eager to be of help. The Administrative Assistant works in collaboration with the Rector, parish staff, lay leaders, and parishioners to maintain and organize all parish records, schedule meetings and events, and plan and produce parish publications and communications so as to promote the growth and unity of the congregation.  
 
This is a part-time position in the parish office, reporting to the Rector, with some flexibility in scheduling.  
 
For more information, interested individuals should contact Ms. Schilling at either 513-523-4520 or  schillk@miamioh.edu .
Your Stewardship Matters
Filled with the Spirit of Pentecost, the grateful life is a generous life.
Actions born out of gratefulness are not compulsive, rather free;
not somber, rather joyful;
not fanatical rather liberating.
When gratitude is the source of our actions,
our giving becomes receiving and
those to whom we minister become our ministers.
- Unknown
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056