May 22, 2020
In preparation for worship at home,
we encourage you to read the Scripture passage
and reflect on what God’s word might be to you.

Recognition of Graduating Seniors
and Sunday School Teachers

Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
Message: "Ascending"

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(Image: A banner depicting the Ascension of Jesus from St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow.)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Phased Opening of OPC
At our May meeting this Tuesday, the Session approved a Phased Opening of the Ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church to worship, learning and mission. Developed over several weeks with the input of Ruling Elders and Trustees, church staff, health officials and the Presbytery of the Miami Valley, the phased plan is designed to deepen trust and build love. Through this pandemic we wish to deepen trust in a time of uncertainty and become ever more the Beloved Community Christ calls us to be. 

In the coming weeks, you’ll receive information on each of these phases. You will also be asked to share your feedback that will assist our Session and Trustees in creating the safest and most gracious opportunities for us to gather as the body of Christ once again.
Amazing Grace
A gift from the music ministry of the Oxford Presbyterian Church during this Season of Easter. Kate Trybus, our soprano Student Choral Intern, shares her rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
This is a bittersweet week; as we missed the last week of school, our parties at the park and most importantly our MWF Graduation ceremony.

Congratulations to our CCNS Graduates: Rosie, Sadie, Joey, JJ, Micah, Gavin, Ryker, Fiona, Eila, Ada, Ainsley, Oakley, Lydia and Sophia!!!! I’m very proud of each graduate and can’t wait to see what the future holds for the CCNS class of 2020!

As we continue to live in the unknown, I pray that our classroom will be filled once again, with our 2020-2021 CCNS children.

I hope everyone is staying healthy!
Sarah Lake, Administrator and Teacher
Learning Together in This Season
Online Sunday School This Week!
Don't forget to check the church website for new updates, videos, and lesson plans from your Sunday School teachers here at OPC on Sunday morning.

Bookmark our church school page here .
End-of-the-Year Youth Group!
Join us for our last youth group of the Spring Semester! This Sunday night over Zoom at 6:30 P.M. Check your e-mail for login details. Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there!
Daily Morning Prayer
Pentecost is a celebration of the always unfolding work of God in this world. As we approach Pentecost on Sunday, May 31, give yourself the gift of pausing at the beginning of the day to become more fully aware of our Risen Savior's work in this time of significant change. 

Join us for a moment of daily prayer at 8:30 a.m. from Monday, May 25 through Saturday, May 30. Each day Pastor Lawrence and Pastor Marc will take turns leading a time of guided prayer as we prepare for Pentecost Sunday. Join the livestream of Daily Morning Prayer on the Oxford Presbyterian Church Facebook page .
Remote Offices Closed
In Observance of Memorial Day, OPC remote Offices will be closed Monday, May 25.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Stay safe and healthy!
These Days Daily Devotions

These Days , a quarterly devotional from the Presbyterian Church (USA), is continuing free access through May.
CANCELLED - Oxford Presbyterian Women's Retreat

Due to concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in collaboration with the CDC guidelines, the annual OPW - Women's Retreat scheduled in June has been cancelled.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
McCullough-Hyde Community Blood Drive
at Oxford Presbyterian Church Seminary
Community Room - 104 E. Church St.

Wednesday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsor Code #324

Temperature taken upon arrival
Mask or face covering required (mask available)

NO walk-in appointments accepted
Your Stewardship Matters

In the Holy Land are two ancient bodies of water. 
Both are fed by the Jordan River. 
In one, fish play and roots find sustenance. 
In the other, there is no splash of fish, 
no sound of bird, no leaf around. 

The difference is not in the Jordan, 
for it empties into both, 
but in the Sea of Galilee: 
for every drop taken in one goes out. 
It gives and lives. 

The other gives nothing. 
And it is called the Dead Sea.

- William Sloane Coffin
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056