October 26, 2018
Reformation and Heritage Sunday
Scripture: Revelation 1:4-8
Message: “A Vision of Praise in an Age of Overwhelmed-ness”  
Including
*Special Music with Scottish Bagpipes and Brass Quintet
*Recognition of our 50+ year members

Special Note for children, youth and their parents. We ask that the children and youth arrive at 9:20 a.m. They will escort our 50+ year members to the section
designated for our honorees.  

(Note on images: John Knox preached at St. Giles Church in Edinburgh from 1560-1572. Knox took Calvin’s teachings from Geneva to the Church of Scotland whose traditions gave birth to the Presbyterian Church in North America.)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Seminary Church Open House... Heritage Sunday...
and Service of Rededication
Our God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come…

This weekend we give thanks to the Lord for the faithful and extensive renovations in our Seminary Church. The Oxford Presbyterian Church family, friends and neighbors are invited to two days of special events. 

On Saturday, October 27, all are welcome to an Open House in the Seminary Church from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, October 28, our bagpiper will lead us in a procession from the close of Heritage Sunday worship in the Memorial Church to the Seminary Church. There a time of fellowship and celebration will take place including bagpiping and highland dancing. A Service of Rededication will begin at noon in the Sanctuary of the Seminary. 

On Sunday - For those who would like to park closer to the Seminary Church, McCullough-Hyde Hospital has given us permission to use 15-20 parking places from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in their employee parking lot (east of Poplar St). These spaces will not be specifically marked and please do not use the ones marked as reserved for employee of the month, etc.
Stewardship Campaign 2019
Each of us is a very special individual and a treasure in the eyes of God. We multiply the effects of our specialness when we come together and work to create something even bigger and better. As a group, we become a body and as a body we rely on others to partner with us in accomplishing the work of the Lord. As in our puzzle, we are individually different, yet when we achieve the proper fit we become larger than ourselves. Our view of stewardship is like that. Stewardship is plural with each giving a portion to be combined with the portions of others for the benefit of the body. 
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.
Rise Against Hunger - Our Faith in Action
The Rise Against Hunger was amazing!!  15,120 meals consisting of rice, soy, dried vegetables, and vitamins were packed for hungry children and families. Over a hundred volunteers gathered from various churches in Oxford, the interfaith community, the Miami University community, the First Presbyterian Church of Eaton, and Reily Presbyterian Church. Folks came even as far as Mason and West Chester!

It was wonderful to see so many volunteers from all over work together for the good of God's people in need. The Miami University Office of Community Engagement sponsored a meal and discussion about local food insecurity after cleanup for the Rise Against Hunger. Members from OPC, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, Hopedale UU, the Hillel Jewish Center, Oxford Community Choice Pantry and others attended as we seek to address the structural causes of food insecurity in Oxford.  
Bread for the World
Here’s another way you can help end hunger: send Bread for the World Christmas cards to your friends, family and co-workers. Multiple designs are available all using dramatic images to convey messages of peace, and hope. The images reflect the world in which Bread for the World seeks to make a difference. See Prue Dana in the Fellowship time for products to help end Hunger.

Still available: 3 packages of 12 ounces of decaf equal exchange coffee. $7.50
Special Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, November 11 immediately following worship
for the purpose of electing new church officers.
Results of Deacon’s Blood Drive
in partnership with the McCullough Hyde Hospital.
Combined blood drive – October 17, 2018
  • 50 people registered to give blood!
  • 45 were successful! (42 was the goal)
  • 107% percent of goal!
  • 2 First Time Donors! 
  • Over 150 lives will be positively impacted as a result of total donations!
C.C.N.S TRICK-OR-TREAT  


On Monday, October 29 the Monday, Wednesday and Friday class will be stopping by Woodland Country Manor from 9:00-10:00 a.m. We will visit the residents as we trick or treat throughout the halls. We look forward to this Field Trip every year! 
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
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!
Youth News


Our youth have begun transforming the Youth Room into their own creative space, by first painting ceiling tiles. The youth started out with their handprints, some used a footprint, and now a few have moved on to painting their own personal ceiling tile. Their favorite thing to do, besides eat food, is to play sardines. We’re so lucky to have the space and each other to play these games!
SERRV Gifts
Please stop in the Molyneaux Lounge for a look at SERRV gifts, coffee and chocolate you may order through our church. See Prue Dana, after church.
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 right or following link to watch a video invitation: https://youtu.be/0lSSVLx34OI
Altar Flowers


Altar flowers are needed for Sunday, November 25. Please sign up on the Flower calendar near the water fountain next to the Molyneaux lounge or call Marge Smith at 523-3895.
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
Here Are 2 Convenient Ways to Support the Ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church:

Online:

  1. 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.
  2. Enter the amount you want to give, select a fund, and enter your email address.
  3. 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 :

  1. Text opc1825 and (your designated amount) to 73256. For example text "opc1825 25" to for an offering of $25.
  2. click the link to receive in your text message response.
  3. Follow the prompts to give.

Text giving even saves your payment information so you can quickly give again.
Your Stewardship Matters
I have held many things in my hands,
and I have lost them all.
But whatever I have placed in God’s hands,
that I still possess.
-    Martin Luther
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056