May 31, 2019
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Message: "Facets of Freedom"
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion
and special guest musician: William Rand, piano


S unday, June 2nd worship service will be held at Historic Hopewell Church at 9:30 a.m.  Following worship all are invited to join us for “tailgate” refreshments followed by guided historical tours of the church facility and the surrounding cemetery by the Trustees of Historic Hopewell.

NO 10:00 a.m. service or Sunday School will be held at OPC on June 2nd.
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Ramp Construction Update

Now that the cement is cured, final measurements for the stone and top cap have been taken. We are waiting for the manufacturer to pour a special run of the faux limestone to meet our color preference. Construction on the ramp will continue once this special order is delivered the week of June 10th. Trustees continue to work behind the scenes on the finishing touches.

If you have any questions about the construction, please ask any member of the Trustees.
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Evening Circle will meet June 4th at the home of Nancy Sturgeon, 417 Pamela Drive, 523-4309.

We will start at 6:30 p.m. with our potluck picnic.

Anyone needing a ride should contact Karen Simpson,
523-8363.
Summer Sunday School begins June 9th
Creating a Healthy Community -
54th Annual Hueston Woods Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday - Sunday June 8 & 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pioneer Farm
6924 Brown Rd.
Oxford, OH

$4.00 per adult (children under 12 admitted free)

This outdoor juried show is held on the historic ground of the Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm located four miles north of Oxford, Ohio and typically consists of around 80 exhibitors from all over the midwest.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet at The Knolls on June 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the Country Kitchen.

Reservations for the optional noon lunch are due by Friday, June 14th to Rosemary Fisher.

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
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!
Faith in Action - Fifty years of Presbyterian Hunger Program
Fifty is a significant number. Particularly for those of us who’s Holy Scriptures include the book of Leviticus, fifty is a time to re- evaluate, celebrate, and free people, land, and even animals from systems that have bound them.

While biblical scholars aren’t clear if the jubilee was ever observed, it is a message that calls God’s people to justice and liberation. We are reminded to rely on God’s grace and the earth’s bounty—rather than extracting from and consuming the land.

For 50 years, Presbyterians have worked to alleviate hunger and to address its underlying causes. Having declared hunger a major mission priority of the church in 1969, Presbyterians continue to be engaged in fighting hunger. We take seriously the original charge that recognizes “the enormity of the task to which we are committing ourselves,” and we “have no easy illusion of easy success in this undertaking. But we dare to act because we dare to hope.” (Common Affirmation on Global Hunger)

Click here to read the full article.
Your Stewardship Matters

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. 
It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, 
not my world, not my problem.’ 

Then there are those who see the need and respond. 
I consider those people my heroes.

- Fred Rogers
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056