May 3, 2019
Choir Appreciation Sunday
Scripture: Exodus 15:20-21
Message: "Sing it Dear Child!
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion  
 
(Note on image: Blooms in the Miami University Formal Gardens)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Seminary Cinema Presents: "Fundamentalism on Film" Series
Seminary Cinema returns for the month of May with a companion series to the recent April 29th Puff Lecture, "Evangelicals, the End Times, and the Religious Right in Modern America."

We will be screening three films over the following Saturday afternoons and engaging in discussions led by Matt Benzing. The three films will be: "Take Shelter" (tomorrow - 5/4), "Jesus Camp" (5/11), and "The Apostle" (5/18). Discussion will begin at 3:30 p.m. Movie will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Please note that (due to the nature of the Puff topic), some of the films in this particular series may be more mature in nature and not suitable for younger audiences.
Ramp Construction
Construction of the ramp into the sanctuary of the Memorial Church began yesterday, May 2. 

All those attending Sunday worship services are encouraged to enter the Memorial Church sanctuary through the courtyard entrance. Greeters will joyfully receive you and share a worship bulletin with you at the glass door. Ushers will be ready along the sidewalk to support anyone for whom extra assistance would be helpful. A wheelchair will also be available.

We will have three parking spots reserved during the week for construction related activity - the handicapped spot directly in front of the ramp construction and two spots on the east side of North Main St. We are working with the City of Oxford to make these spots available on Sunday mornings.

Since the scope of work is on the exterior of the building and requires a relatively dry environment, this important work is subject to the whims of Mother Nature. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the Trustees.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
The Men's Glee Club - Home Concerts!

Join the Miami University Men's Glee Club as they fill Hall Auditorium with song in their annual Spring Concert on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Box Office, 529-3200 or visiting www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice .

The program features diverse repertoire that the ensemble will perform on its Italy tour, May 21-June 4. 
Church Directory
The Directories are here!!

Those of you who had your pictures taken may see
Pat Gifford in the Molyneaux after worship this Sunday,
May 5 to pick up your copy.

Directories will be delivered to those at The Knolls who can't make it to church. 
Become A Member of Our OPC Family
We welcome all interested people to explore membership at the Oxford Presbyterian Church!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and specifically the Oxford congregation.

Please join us for a New Members Experience in Pastor Marc's office on Sunday, May 5th and May 12th at 11:30 a.m. New Member Sunday will be May 19th during worship.
#Take3Oxford trash pick-up event
OPC and Holy Trinity Episcopal will join forces and pick up rubbish together after worship on Sunday May 5. Participants will meet at 11:45 a.m. on the front steps of Holy Trinity at 25 E. Walnut Street.

Please come dressed for the elements, and bring gloves and a trash pick-up stick if you have them. Disposable gloves, garbage bags, and a small number of additional pick-up sticks will be provided. We expect to have a great time caring for creation in the blocks around Holy Trinity until 1:00 p.m. that day.

All ages and abilities are welcome as we care for God's creation.
College Student Dinners and Discussions!
Join us for some D&D!
(Dinner and Discussion...for college students!)

Our next campus ministry Dinner and Discussion will be  Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m. (Please note time change).

We will gather at the home of Pat and Jack Gifford (6511 Morning Sun Road) for a warm, delicious meal, and a casual discussion on the topic of "Who is Jesus?" led by Pastor Marc. If you need directions or transportation, please let Carol or Pastor Marc know. Hope to see you there!
Rummage Sale
We’re in the final four! (well, make that 8). Time to see who will get nominated for the Rummage Hall of Fame. It could be YOU. Some of the criteria for our MVR (Most Valued Rummager) include:

  • Donations Scored
  • Tables Turned (into inviting displays of irresistible items)
  • Total Sacks (on bag sale day)
  • Defensive Holding (helping a shopper whose arms are full)
  • Don’t cause a delay of game. Pack up your duffle bags of donations and drop them off on Sunday, May 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Seminary.

Stay in bounds and score an ace by helping sort, setup and price on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Stay as long as you can on any day, then take a Fast Break. Any little dribble of your help will be appreciated.
Church Women United
May Friendship Day 2019 will be celebrated Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4: 30 p.m. at the Darrtown United Methodist Church.  The overall theme for the 2019 Celebrations is THE TIME IS NOW based on John 4:23a (CEB)-“But the time is coming- and is here!”

May Friendship Day focuses on uniting us in the Spirit to do God’s work despite our differences. The Least Coin Offering will be collected and dedicated.

Please join us for a discussion on the future of Church Women United in Oxford.
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet in the home of Janet Holmes on May 7.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Anyone needing a ride, call Karen Simpson, 523-8363.
Confirmation Sunday
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Join us for worship on May 12th to officially welcome our confirmands as members of Oxford Presbyterian Church.

We will be celebrating the gifts that Grady Holmes, Isabel Lykins, Jens Bartel, Kylee Fears, and Zeke Groom bring to the church!
Teacher Recognition / 2019 Jamieson Award
On 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 .

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.
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, layatonvh@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.
Your Stewardship Matters
Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world.   
- Jewish proverb
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