November 1, 2019
All Saints 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: Romans 12:9-13
Sermon: “Christ at Every Corner”
Including the Sacrament of Holy Communion
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Giving Thanks for the “Saints” in Our Lives
Has someone you have known and loved died in the last year? Someone who was a role model of faith for you to follow? Or someone who has shared Christ’s life and light with you?

Join us  for  worship  this Sunday as we remember and give thanks for all God’s faithful people who have shared with us the gift of life and the good news of Jesus Christ.
Art Exhibit Opens at The Interfaith Center - featuring Mother Teresa
The Interfaith Center at Miami University will be hosting a collection from the Museum of Spiritual Art, with a focus on Mother Teresa. Opening today, it will be on display through April 2020.

Join the Interfaith Center for a reception today - Friday, November 1st, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at 16 S. Campus Avenue, Oxford. It is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Holiday Food Drive Sunday, November 3
 
Oxford Kiwanis holds its annual Holiday Food Drive on Sunday, November 3rd, 1-4 pm. 
 
Kiwanis partners with TOPSS (formerly the Oxford Community Choice Pantry). City residents and neighbors on Bonham Road and in Springwood are asked to put bags or boxes of food on their front doorsteps by 1 pm. Identified volunteers will pick up food and knock on doors Sunday, 1-4 pm. These donations will then be sorted in the Community Room of the Seminary before transit to TOPSS.
 
Non-perishable donations needed include canned green beans or other vegetables, cranberry sauce, canned sweet potatoes, instant potatoes, canned gravy, pie fillings, dessert mixes, canned fruit and juices, canned beans and soups, pasta and rice products, canned meats (tuna, chicken), boxed dinners, bread and muffin mixes, cereals, and peanut butter. Any monetary donations will be used for bulk purchases of needed items. 
Youth Group News
This Sunday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. join us in the Youth Classroom for Dinner and Discussion. Bring a friend!

For more information, please contact
Associate Pastor Marc van Bulck
Tuesday Evening Circle
The Tuesday Evening Circle will meet November 5th at Janet Ziegler’s,126 Pin Oak Drive, 523-2411. Karen Simpson will be the co-hostess. Billie Maynard will do the Devotion.

Anyone needing a ride should call Karen, 523-8363
Office News
Bridgite Dickerson our Office Administrator will be out of the office on Wednesday, November 6th. Joni Marcum will be covering the office from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Regular office hours will resume on Thursday, November 7th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You're Invited - Mission and Outreach Committee Meeting
Mission and Outreach invite members of the congregation and community to their  November 7th meeting at 5:30 p.m. to hear the new Family Resource Center director, Brad Hoblitzell.

All are welcome to hear Brad's presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the Molyneaux Lounge.  Of course you are warmly welcomed to stay for the entire meeting.
Special Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 10th immediately following worship for the purpose of electing the next classes of Elders, Deacons, and Trustees.
New Members Experience
Become a Member of Our OPC Family!  We welcome all interested people to explore membership at the OPC!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and the Oxford congregation, please let Pastor Marc, Pastor Lawrence and/or Bridgite know that you are interested.

Join us for a New Members Experience in Pastor Marc's office on November 10th and November 17th directly following worship. New Member Sunday will be November 24 during worship.
Spirit of Scotland – Fall Series
November 10th
"How Change Gave Birth to the Church of Scotland"

November 17th
" How the Church of Scotland became the Presbyterian Church"

  • Both presented by Dr. Scott Parkinson

All events begin approximately 11:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary (2nd floor) of the Seminary Church on the corner of Church and Poplar, Oxford Ohio
The SERRV and Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate Catalogs are here for your consideration for the holidays. Your order now, saves us the shipping. You may also order Bread for the World Christmas Cards.
See Prue Dana in the Molyneaux Library
Save the Date - Celebration at the Manger
Celebration at the Manger  (performed by children) will take place during worship on Sunday, December 15. Volunteers are needed! If you can help, please e-mail Carla Blackmar at: CABlackmar@yahoo.com
My Gifts Matter!...for Christian Education
The youth of our church represent our future. Like plants in the soil we must carefully sow the seeds of faith and nurture their growth as we ensure that we pass along a thriving community of faith to the next budding generation of caring Christians. Christian education is the path we commit to provide to ensure that our church is inherited by those to come. Additionally, we need to provide continuing education for our congregants of all ages as we strive to become a better church today which promises a better church tomorrow. While it is tempting to define Christian education in terms of our commitment to church school and Bible school experiences, we are universally thirsting to increase our knowledge for Christian growth throughout our religious existence. Our recent narrative budget reveals that we dedicate 23% of our resources for Christian education. Your gifts matter as we support this essential component of our Christianity.

Will you support our church with your pledge to grow our mission and meet the new challenges of 2020?

Please prayerfully consider how you may be a partner in this ministry by returning your 2020 pledge information before November 9, 2019.

Click  here  to learn about your gift's impact and how to pledge via email.

Please don't forget to change your clocks.
Daylight Saving time ends Saturday night.
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