November 8, 2019
Stewardship 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
Sermon: "Stewards in Christ's Story"

(Note on image: Stained Glass Windows from the Seminary Church) 
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
My Gifts Matter!
During this stewardship season, we hope that you have taken a prayerful look at the gifts you have been given and considered those gifts you were able and willing to extend for the important work associated with God’s plan for our church. Your gifts of your time, your talents and your financial resources are essential as we continue our journey into the future. Your Gifts Truly Matter!

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. Bring your 2020 pledge card to worship on Sunday as we consecrate our pledges and tithes to the Lord's work in this world through Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Click  here  to learn about your gift's impact and how to pledge via email.
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 OPC!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and the Oxford congregation, join us for a New Members Experience in Pastor Marc's office Sunday, November 10 and November 17 directly following worship. New Member Sunday will be November 24 during worship.
Spirit of Scotland – Fall Series
Sunday, November 10th
"How Change Gave Birth to the Church of Scotland"

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

  • Presented by Dr. Scott Parkinson

Both presentations begin approximately 11:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary (2nd floor) of the Seminary Church.
Youth Group News
BAKE IT-BREAK IT-TAKE IT , teaching the youth to bake bread. Everyone is welcome to join Tom Holmes this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. , in the Seminary Community Room (1st floor), as he leads the youth on the journey to become the family bread baker, and part of our Bread Ministry Team. Bring a friend!

For more information, please contact
Associate Pastor Marc van Bulck

Follow us on Instagram! @OxfordPresbyYouth
Summer Mission Trip
Senior High Youth are invited to participate in the Urban Youth Mission Experience at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL from July 19-24, 2020. Cost is $100 per youth or participation in at least two fundraising events this year.  If you'd like to reserve your spot, please let Pastor Marc know this week.
Church Services at The Knolls
Come join us on November 12 & 26 at The Knolls as we view recent Presbyterian Church services on DVD. On November 12, Pastor Lawrence will be joining us & will serve communion. We will be in the Activity Room at 10:00 am. All are welcome!

If you want to know more about it or need a ride, give Becky Quay a call at 523-5747.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle of Oxford Presbyterian Women will meet November 19 at 1:30 in the Country Kitchen at The Knolls. Carol Schaber will conduct the lesson. An optional lunch for $8 is available at noon in the café by making reservations with Rosemary Fisher at 524-7748 by Friday, November 15. Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend this lunch and meeting of Presbyterian Women
Adult Christian Ed (ACE)
For November, the book club is reading  Love Undocumented by Sarah Quezada. Books have been ordered and can be picked-up in the church office for $14.

We will meet on Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Molyneaux lounge. We hope you will join us!
Oxford Presbyterian Church Campus Ministry
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Special Music Fund and Poinsettias Fundraiser
The Worship and Music Committee of Session hopes to make each of the worship services as meaningful as possible. Congregational participation is a crucial ingredient in that effort. One example of participation is seen in the enthusiastic response to the opportunities to honor or memorialize others with the purchase of flowers to enhance the beauty of the sanctuary throughout the year, particularly at Christmas and Easter. It has been suggested that opportunity be given to honor or memorialize others with a gift to the Special Music Fund in lieu of, or in addition to the purchase of flowers. The Special Music Fund is for the express purpose of providing a small honorarium for guest soloists or instrumentalists or musical events not included in the regular worship and music budget. Contributions to this special fund will be welcome at any time, but members and friends of the church are invited to make contributions during the Christmas and Easter seasons. One may designate a person or persons to be memorialized or honored. Such gifts will be noted in the church bulletin.
 
The cost of the poinsettias this year will be $16.50. Order forms are available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux lounge.

The last day to order is Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Advent Workshops & Chili Lunch
Join us Sunday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Community Room. Come and have some fun designing your own Make-n-Take crafts.

All funds from the chili lunch benefit youth mission trips. More details forthcoming.
Cookie Walk
Sweets for the Sweet

We need you …

Can you bake cookies? We need you! Your delicious cookies, packaged and wrapped a-dozen-to-a-plate

Can you make candy? We need you! Your delectable delights, packaged and wrapped a-dozen-to-a-package

Can you help sell goodies? We need you! On Saturday, December 7th, to welcome guests, stock goodies, serve coffee

Can you help pack it up? We need you! On Saturday, to help put away what may be left and Sunday morning to continue the goodies sale

We need you … please contact Debbie Davidson, 513-255-0092, or Carol Klumb, 513-330-2387, to let us know. Signup sheets are available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux lounge.
Save the Date - Celebration at the Manger
Do you have young children? We would love to have them be part of our Celebration at the Manger which will be performed on Sunday, December 15. Costumes and instruction provided...all children are welcome! And they are welcome to bring friends! We also need adult volunteers (you do not need to have a child participating to be a volunteer). For more information, please contact Carla at:   cablackmar@yahoo.com .
Your Stewardship Matters

At its best, giving is an act of worship.
- Cornelius J. Dyck (1740-92), colonel under
the command of Gen. George Washington
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