October 19, 2018
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 17:22-31
Message: “World and Wonder. Humanity and Humility.”

(Image: The view of the Acropolis from Mars Hill (the Aeropagus)
where Paul shared the gospel with the Athenians.)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Rise Against Hunger
Hallelujah! We’ve reached our goal of seventy-five volunteers for Sunday’s mission event – Rise Against Hunger. 

If you are registered to volunteer at the Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event for October 21, 2018, please arrive at the Seminary Church a few moments before 2 p.m. for registration.  

Rise Against Hunger strives to meet all food safety and quality guidelines. Please wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and a baseball cap. If you do not have a baseball cap, hairnets will be provided at the event.

Thank you to the congregation for your broad support for this mission event. During this Global Week of Food Action, join us in prayer that the 15,000 meals packaged on Sunday afternoon will help end hunger and create food security on a global scale.
Stewardship Campaign 2019
Our church is made up of a wide variety of unique individuals of varying sizes and shapes, not unlike the puzzle pieces to the left. Our membership is a shared experience that transforms us into a church family. As a family unit we discard our differences and become one body, sharing a community of faith and a common caring for each other and for what we can do in implementing God’s plan. During the next few weeks we will be praying about how we might best serve our Christian mission through stewardship. For now, simply appreciate all those in the pews around you and consider those goals that will make each of us a better member of the family as we build a church together that is Real , Relevant and Reformed .
Youth Bonfire
When : Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Who :   Middle and High School youth group  families
Where : 4493 Huston Rd. Hamilton, Ohio
What : Ladder ball, corn hole, pond, fishing, baseball, and lots of food!

The Fears family will be making chili. If you're able to attend, bring a dish according to your last name.

Last names...
A - J  - Beverages/chips & dip
K - Q  - Side dish/snack
R - Z -  Desert
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Collegiate Chorale and Men's Glee Club

Fall concert
This evening, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Miami's Hall Auditorium.
The Chorale and Glee Club will be singing a wide variety of songs ranging from traditional spirituals to Native American music.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets online use the link provided: MiamiOH.edu/boxoffice  
Lectionary Bible Study

Lectionary Bible Study, Led by Mary Shinn. You're invited to join us Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. in the Associate Pastor's Office.
Community Change Offering

 Sunday, October 21, we will receive the Community Change Offering
for the Community Meals.

Let's make some noise!
Church Services at The Knolls

If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you. Becky Quay shows recent church services on DVD in the Country Kitchen. Come join us Tuesday, October, 23 at 10:00 a.m . If you need a ride, please call Becky at 523-5747.
Heritage Sunday
Your brothers & sisters in Christ of the Oxford Presbyterian Church request the honor of your presence as we celebrate a special Heritage Sunday on October 28. The celebration will begin with a Worship Service at 10 A.M. in the Memorial building after which we will be led by a bagpiper to the Seminary building. Please join us. Children and youth are invited to participate in a special recognition of 50+ year members. We ask that the children and youth arrive in the Memorial Church at 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 28 to learn and rehearse their roles.  
Deacons Blood Drive
Thank you for another successful blood drive!

On Wednesday, 50 people registered to give blood! Of that number, 45 were successful! (42 was the goal). Over 150 lives will be positively impacted as a result of total donations! The drive was an all-around success. Thank you.
Community Meal
Seminary (104 E. Church St.)
Wednesday, October 31 at 5:30 p.m.

We need:
Chili, rolls, salad and desserts

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

Call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or fisherwf@miamioh.edu if you can help. Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted.
Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are needed for Sunday, November 18 and 25. Please sign up on the Flower calendar near the water fountain next to the Molyneaux lounge or call Marge Smith at 523-3895.
Hurricane Michael – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
While the headlines so quickly shift away from natural disasters, we continue to stand in the GAP with those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricanes Michael and Florence. Standing in the GAP with our neighbors in the southeast United States, we G ive, A ct, and P ray. By giving, we share our financial blessings to help disaster survivors. By acting, we get involved with disaster recovery ministry. By praying, we offer our best response as we seek God’s presence on behalf of disaster survivors.

To support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, click here ( https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000194/ ). 
You’ll be taken to the PC(USA) website to donate securely and quickly.

God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in the aftermath of storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. Amen.
Don't forget to turn in your article! All submissions for the November newsletter are due Saturday, October 20.  Please submit to Nancy Moeckel: moeckenj@miamioh.edu .
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Your Stewardship Matters
There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it,
than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess
are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of
being distributed for the good of our neighbor.
-    John Calvin
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056