October 11, 2019
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

In preparation for worship,
we encourage you to read the Scripture passage
and reflect on what God’s word might be to you.

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Sermon: “Planting Where You Are”

(Note on image: see October Stewardship Focus on
Membership, Evangelism, Fellowship )
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
October Stewardship Focus – Membership, Evangelism, Fellowship
Ministry and mission at Oxford Presbyterian Church takes on so many forms as we answer Christ's call in our community, nation and world.
Fellowship is our Call!!

It seems that food begets fellowship and there is no lack of either at Oxford Presbyterian Church! What wonderful opportunities to get to know each other as we share a cookie or a meal together. The Membership, Evangelism and Fellowship Committee is called to create and support a variety of gatherings for our congregation and friends. Our fellowship time after church is coordinated by MEF and provided by various groups and committees of the congregation. The recent Welcome Back Picnic was initiated several years ago by MEF and has become a joyous tradition to welcome back everyone and thank the Lord for rest and joy of the summer, to kick off a new school year, and continue opportunities for members and friends of OPC to Seek, Serve, and Share! Our Methodist neighbors joined us for an Ice Cream Social this summer after our joint service. Time to Dine groups over the years have encouraged small groups to gather for food, fun and fellowship, and develop new friendships. With each opportunity for fellowship, we invite the Lord to join us…“Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.” Revelation 3:20 All are welcome!!!
Congregational Concerns
A Celebration for the Life of  David deCourcy  will be held Today -  Friday, October 11th  at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Church, followed by a reception in the Community Room of the Seminary Church.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet October 15 at 1:30 in the Country Kitchen at the Knolls. Lynn Cronk will conduct the lesson. An optional lunch for $8 is available at noon in the café by making reservations with Rosemary Fisher by TODAY - Friday, October 11 at 524-7748. Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend this lunch and meeting of Presbyterian Women. 
Become a Member of our OPC Family
Fall 2019 Rummage Sale 
When you find a great item at OPW’s Fall Rummage Sale, you’ll want to sing, “Supercalifragilisticexpe-RUMMAGEdocious. We need you to help, so if your friend says, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” don’t! Instead, drop off items on weekend days: on Saturday Oct 12, 10am-12pm and Sunday Oct 13, 2pm-5pm. After you “Feed the Birds,” drop by any time on: Oct 14 Monday, Oct 15 Tuesday and Oct 16 Wednesday, each day from 10 to 6, to drop off, help sort and price. Have you ever said to yourself, “I Love to Laugh?” I’ll bet you have, and these 3 days are the time to have some fun and some big guffaws. It will be like a “Jolly Holiday” all the while helping raise money for missions. So, “Step in Time,” and mark your calendars to be there!
Youth Group News
Calling all youth! This Sunday, 6:30-8:00
 (supper included)!
 
Join us for games, Bible studies, topic discussions,
fun fellowship nights, and mission service projects. Middle School and Senior High will meet for food together and then splitting up into different groups

For more information, please contact Associate Pastor Marc van Bulck
Community Change Offering
Please remember to bring your change to make a change. On Sunday, October 20, the colorful buckets will make their reappearance as we take up our Community Change offering. This offering does make a difference and is used for our part in making our community better. This year our collections are going to support TOPPS.
Mission and Outreach - Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event
2019 World Food Week of Action
Impact the World – Today and Tomorrow –
with Just Two Hours of Your Time!

An estimated 925 million people globally will go hungry today. You are able to change that reality. During the 2019 World Food Week of Action, join your hands and heart with dozens of others to bring nutritious food to children and families around the world.

Volunteers from across the campus and community will come together for the Kids Coalition Against Hunger. Our goal is to package 15,000 nonperishable meals critical to school children, youth and families in our community and around the world. All are invited to join us!

Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event
Sunday, October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (clean-up to follow).
Oxford Presbyterian Church - Seminary Community Room. All are invited to join us!

Register here .

Currently we still need 7 line leaders from 2 - 4 p.m. and 14 volunteers for clean-up after 4 p.m. If interested, please sign up to help, through the registration link above.
November Newsletter

Don't miss the deadline!
Please submit all articles to  moeckenj@miamioh.edu
by  Sunday, October 20
Heritage Sunday
Your brothers & sisters in Christ of the Oxford Presbyterian Church request the honor of your presence as we celebrate Heritage Sunday, October 27. We will be celebrating our Scottish Heritage with bagpipers and dance. We also will honor our 50 plus year members. If you are a 50 plus member, we will have pews reserved for you in order to celebrate your long standing membership to our church. We hope you will join us.
OPC Community Meal
Our next opportunity to respond to food insecurity in the Oxford community will be Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Seminary - Community Room at 104 E. Church St.
(white church on the corner of Church and Poplar streets)

We need:
Casseroles (any type)
Bread and Dessert

We need volunteers:
Setup at 4:30 p.m. / Serve at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Clean up from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please contact Bill Fisher at 513.524.4504 or ( fisherwf@miamioh.edu ) if you can help
Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted.
"Nurturing the Journey Inward"
If you are seeking a resource to create more time for the Lord in your life, pick up a new copy of October-December devotional “These Days” as you enter the sanctuary. These daily devotionals are great tools to create a gracious space of abundant life apart as engage the two great commandments of loving God and loving our neighbor.
My Gifts Matter!...for Worship
Our worship experience comes in many forms and from many places. Worshiping our God is fundamental to our role as Christians. Most of everything we do is a statement of our worship but here we respond to our formal practice of worship which is supported by approximately 35% of the budget. We are fortunate to have leaders who inform, inspire, instruct and encourage as we learn from the Word of God. That Word might come from a well-prepared sermon or from the beauty of our ministry of music. It might also come from individual testimonials or from personal reflection. It is the spiritual food that sustains and directs us. Your gifts have secured outstanding and committed ministers, an exceptional choir which is enhanced by the talents of student interns, a beautiful and sacred worship space and a congregation filled with the spirit as they carry God’s message into their daily lives.
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