November 2, 2018
All Saints' Sunday
Scripture: Revelation 4:1-11
Message: "Come Further Up, Come Further In"
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 in 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.
Stewardship Campaign 2019
It takes many talents to build a church. Some individuals are handy with a hammer while others might bring expertise in laying stone, applying a roof or landscaping the grounds. Within our congregation some bring the sound of music, some provide the gift of oration,
others serve as group leaders and still others feed the hungry. All of us practice the art of stewardship. Building a church involves much, much more than creating a structure and stewardship is much more than accumulating money. Simply being a gathering within the protection of a building is not who we are. We are a collection of individuals who serve God through worship AND mission. We strive to become better from within in order that we might reach out to become more effective servants of our community and our world.
Celebrating the Past ~ Building Our Future
Oh God, architect and master of the universe, we give you thanks for the many blessings we each enjoy today. We are particularly thankful for your gift of the Seminary Church building given to us by your servants who have faithfully and lovingly served in its congregation for the last 180 years. We are also deeply indebted to those who so freely gave of their time, talents and treasure to restore this building and to bring its functionality into the 21st century. Finally, we are grateful for the many individuals who helped plan and carry out the Remembrance & Rededication ceremony that reminded of us of our obligation to take these, our gifts, and use them in your name on our mission journey ahead. Thanks be to God for all of his bountiful blessings. As always, in Jesus name we pray.  Amen
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
Here Are 2 Convenient Ways to Support the Ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church:

Online:

Click the GIVE button on our website: https://oxfordpresbychurch.org/Give Or scan the QR code on your mobile device and select Giving from the menu icon upper left. From both options, select "Online Giving" Page.

Enter the amount you want to give, select a fund, and enter your email address.

Click GIVE and enter your payment information to complete the transaction.

If you have a login, you can log in when prompted and complete your transaction or schedule a gift.

Text :

Text opc1825 and (your designated amount) to 73256. For example text "opc1825 25" to for an offering of $25.

Click the link to receive in your text message response.

Follow the prompts to give.

Text giving even saves your payment information so you can quickly give again.
Narthex accessibility ramp update
Last week the zoning board met to consider our request for a variance, required to allow construction of the ramp. The issue is a 16.5-foot setback from the property line. The expanded landing and the ramp itself are well within the 16.5-foot setback limit.

The zoning board voted unanimously to grant the variance because we made reasonably efforts to provide an alternate entrance; we have a demonstrated need to protect members; and the ramp is low enough to be within the spirit of the setback. The Historic and Architectural Planning Commission approved our design, contingent on acceptable hand railing.

The next step is permitting. Our architect will soon provide documents for this purpose. When permitting is complete, the trustees can solicit bids.

Regretfully, this means that the ramp will likely not be built until spring.
SERRV Gifts
Sunday Nov. 4 is the last day you can order items from the SERRV catalog. They will be delivered by Dec. 1. Also available at the Cookie Walk will be a SERRV display and items for sale, coffee and chocolate will also be available. See Prue Dana if you are interested. 
Youth News

Our six confirmands, Jens Bartel, Kylee Fears, Zeke Grooms, Grady Holmes, Isabel Lykins, and Isabella Walter will be choosing their own mentors to guide them throughout their confirmation process! At our next class, each confirmand will write a letter asking someone in the congregation to fulfill this role for them. This is a great opportunity for our confirmands to make this decision on their own, so that they can walk along this journey and grow in faith with their mentors and one another. Keep them in your prayers as we walk along this important path in life.
Special Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, November 11 immediately following worship
for the purpose of electing new church officers.
Praise & Worship Night
The Oxford United Methodist Church Praise Band invites the OPC family and friends to join them for a Praise & Worship Night Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with music, prayer, and fellowship. Click the image on the left or following link to watch a video invitation: https://youtu.be/0lSSVLx34OI
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Holiday Food Drive Sunday, November 4

Oxford Kiwanis holds its annual Holiday Food Drive on Sunday, November 4, 1-4 pm.  

Kiwanis partners with 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 Seminary Church before transit to the Choice Pantry.   

Nonperishable 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.  
Church Women United
ATTENTION ALL WOMEN OF THE CHURCH!

The Church Women United will meet for their 2018 World Community Day on Sunday November 4th from 3-4.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church , 25 E. Walnut Street. The theme is “In Harmony with God’s People.” The service will feature Peter Carels’ ensemble and will be followed by refreshments. A wonderful opportunity for the women of all the Oxford area churches to come together and make new friends.

Please invite your friends!
Please don't forget to change your clocks.
Daylight Saving time ends Saturday night.
Living Into Hope
There is not one blade of grass,
there is no color in this world
that is not intended to make us rejoice.
– John Calvin
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056