May 17, 2019
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Including Recognition of Graduates and Sunday School Teachers
as well as Reception of New Members

In preparation for worship, we encourage you to read the Scripture passage
and reflect on what God’s word might be to you
through the following questions:

Scripture: Acts 11:1-18
How do you think God has called you in this time and place?
Who helped you come to hear God's call?
Homily: "The Call You Cannot NOT Take"
 
(Note on image : Children streaming into the Seminary Church, date unknown )
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Seminary Cinema Presents: "Fundamentalism on Film" Series
Join us this Saturday, May 18th, for the third and final film in our Fundamentalism and Film series, “The Apostle”. At The Seminary Cinema, 104 East Church S. (white building on the corner of Church and Poplar).

Pre-film discussion begins at 3:30 p.m. Film begins at 4:00 p.m.

Please note the film in this particular series may be more mature in nature and not suitable for younger audiences.

Following the movie we will have a Salad Supper. Please bring in a favorite salad to share!
Ramp Construction Continues
Every house has a builder, but the Builder behind them all is God. Hebrews 3:4 

Once again this week, all those attending Sunday worship services are encouraged to enter the Memorial Church sanctuary through the courtyard entrance. Ushers will be ready along the sidewalk to support anyone for whom extra assistance would be helpful. A wheelchair will also be available.

If you have any questions about the construction, please ask any member of the Trustees.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
ShareFest 2019

ShareFest is a service and environmental nonprofit corporation dedicated to the collection and redistribution of items donated by Miami University students and the Oxford community at the end of the academic year. Collected items benefit residents in need and social service agencies throughout the region. In 2018, residents of 300 houses/apartments and 43 residence halls donated 97 tons of clothing, food, housewares, furniture, appliances, and much more

When - Today, Friday, May 17 through Monday, May 20 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where - Chestnut Fields Parking  Lot, 101 West Chestnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056 .
How -  Volunteer Signup  ( click here )
Teacher Recognition / 2019 Jamieson Award
This Sunday, May 19, we will recognize and thank our Sunday School teachers who provide foundational support through the gift of teaching our children, as well as present the 2019 Jamieson Award to two deserving High School Seniors. Austin Lake and Rori Lykins will each receive this award. We hope you will be present to congratulate these two special youth.

Also on May 19, we will celebrate our high school and university graduates and wish them well. It is bittersweet to say goodbye, yet we are so thankful for each of them.
Sunday School News
Sunday, May 19 is the last day of our regular Sunday school classes.

Next Sunday, May 26, Carol Klumb will be hosting "Crafts with Carol" during the Sunday school hour.

Our summer Sunday school program begins June 9.
You're Invited....C.C.N.S. Graduation
On Monday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m., 12 young graduates of the C.C.N.S. Monday-Wednesday-Friday Class of 2019 will be celebrated!

Everyone is invited to join our graduating class in the Memorial Church Sanctuary.

Reception following at the school and in the Molyneaux.
Newsletter Deadline
Don’t miss the deadline!

Please submit articles for June and July to Nancy Moeckel: moeckenj@miamioh.edu by May 20.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on May 21 at 1:30 p.m. in The Knolls Country Kitchen.

Visitors and guests are always welcome. 
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 The Knolls at 10:00 a.m.

Join us Thursday, May 23rd
Youth Lock In
In celebration for the end of the school year, we’ll be having a Youth Lock-in on Friday, May 24th.

We’ll meet at the Memorial Church Building at 9:00 p.m. and pick up will be at the Seminary Church Building on Saturday, May 25th at 8:00 a.m. Come join us for lots of fun!
Seminary Church Worship
We will gather in the Seminary Church for worship next Sunday, May 26 . In preparation for worship at that time, we encourage you to read the Scripture passage and reflect on what God’s word might be to you through the following questions:
 
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
When have you felt God calling you through prayer, other people, music, dreams or a sudden insight?
F or further reflection:
  • Did this call require you to cross over to a new frontier?
  • How have challenges and struggles shaped your calling?
  • How has your calling changed over the seasons of your life?
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, May 29th 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:
Dinner Salad (Ham, Tuna fish, pasta, you name it)
Bread and Dessert


We need volunteers:
Setup at 4:30 p.m. / Serve 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Clean up from 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.
Oxford Presbyterian Women's Retreat
Ladies, "Let’s Unplug and Retreat"  to a peaceful farm at 6381 Todd Rd. (Cloudland Retreat Center), June 1, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Take this time to listen to God speaking to you through the Word, Nature, and Art.

Reservations are due May 26. Retreat cost is $15.00. Breakfast and lunch provided.

To make your reservation, please register online , email Jean O’Connell, oconnelljm17@yahoo.com , or Ginny Layton, laytonvh@miamioh.edu . Jean O’Connell is the contact person: 513-593-5894.

Reservation sheets are available outside of the church office and in the Molyneaux Lounge. Ladies of all ages are invited!
Historic Hopewell Church - Worship Service
Mark your calendar

Sunday, June 2nd worship service will be held at Historic Hopewell Church at 9:30 a.m.

NO 10:00 a.m. service or Sunday School will be held at OPC.
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars for "God is Love" VBS, June 21-23!

 This year the ecumenical VBS will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. For more information on how to register to participate or volunteer, please see the flyer posted on the glass door outside the Molyneaux Lounge. Registration forms are available in the Molyneaux.
Your Stewardship Matters
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, 
but what is woven into the lives of others .
- Pericles
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056