October 5, 2018
World Communion Sunday
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Message: “Promised and Called” by the Associate Pastor Candidate
for Family Ministry and Campus Ministry
Including the Sacraments of Baptism & Holy Communion
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Meet and Greet for the Associate Pastor Candidate
for Family Ministry and Campus Ministry
Saturday, October 6
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Molyneaux Lounge
Come have some tea, punch, snacks and cookies, and see why the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee is overjoyed that this young man has chosen to join our wonderful staff and lead our Family, Youth and Campus Ministries. All are welcome!
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community

Apple Butter Festival
October 6 & 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm
6924 Brown Road, OH

Apple Butter Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm each day

$4.00 per adult
children under 12 admitted free

Proceeds from this event support the preservation and educational activities of the Oxford Museum Association
Congregational Meeting

All members are encouraged to stay for the congregational meeting this Sunday, October 7, following service. The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee will present their candidate for the position of Associate Pastor for Family Ministry and Campus Ministry.
Lectionary Bible Study

Lectionary Bible Study: Led by Mary Shinn, will be held the 1st and 3rd Sunday in the month of October. Join us Sunday, October October 7 and Sunday 21 in the Preschool classroom from 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 
Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale: You can look From Dusk til Dawn, From Here to Eternity or even Around the World in 80 Days, but you’ll never find a better show than “Rummage Sale—A Star is Born.” There’s something for everyone, The Quiet Man, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Thing, The Incredible Disappearing Man, Catwoman and even The Children of the Corn. 

Crew should begin reporting on:
  • Monday, October 8 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 9 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, October 10 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

For work assignments, rehearsals and hair and makeup. Actual show times are: Actual show times are:
  • Thursday Oct 11 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, Oct 12 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Oct 13 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Don’t miss the DVD with bloopers and deleted scenes. On sale everywhere. 
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 at 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. In October, the dates are 9 and 23. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.
Become a Member of Our OPC Family 

We welcome all interested people to explore membership at the Oxford Presbyterian Church!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and specifically our congregation, join Pastor Lawrence for a series of Inquirer’s Classes on October 14 and 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Associate Pastor’s Office. 
OPW Fall Gathering
Something different this Fall… 
OPW invited Greg Hughes, Pastor Lawrence, Angela Trubceac Janet Zeigler and Amir Zahoor to share their Mosaic of Peace Conference experiences at the Oxford Presbyterian Women’s Thank Offering/ Fall Gathering this fall. They said Yes! Instead of an afternoon event we will be hosting a potluck dinner at the Seminary! On Sunday, October 14 we will start the evening, at 5:30. Each of our honored travelers will share favorite stories, pictures, and adventures and we will end with more conversation over dinner. We are opening the doors wide and inviting everyone, men and women, youth and elders to join in. Mark your calendars for this terrific dinner. Plan on bringing your best potluck chow to share!
Youth News
Our high school youth group will begin regular meetings again every Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. starting October 14. Our middle school group will continue regular meetings on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. If you think any of your youth and their friends will enjoy our youth group, encourage them to come!

We encourage the youth and their families to bring coats that are no longer needed to the meetings. Holy Trinity Episcopal church will be donating these coats to needy Latinos in Hamilton, Ohio. If you’re donating a coat, please make sure they’re here before October 25th. If you aren’t part of our youth group, or don’t have youth who attend, feel free to drop the coat off to OPC during office hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you think any of your youth and their friends will enjoy our youth group, encourage them to come! Anyone is welcome. 
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on October 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Country Kitchen at the Knolls. This month our Opening Psalm reminds us “The Lord holds us by the hand.” Reservations for the optional noon lunch in the café are due to Rosemary by Friday the 12 of October. We welcome new members and visitors.
The World Around Us

The World Around Us: Christian Education is delighted to invite you to our second Mini-Festival on Wednesday, October 17 in the Seminary (104 E. Church Street) . Featured Country: Camino de Santiago (Elliott Jones Boyle). Including Blake Collins from the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program. All ages welcome...bring the family!
Rise Against Hunger
In 2017 people around the United States touched the lives of 1,404,110 children, parents, and grandparents in 74 countries with just two hours of their time.

Oxford Presbyterian Mission and Outreach with CE, MEF, Music and Worship and Session are hosting a Rise Against Hunger Event on October 21, 2018. This is a meal packing event where meals consisting of Rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins are packed and then shipped around the world to people who are in need. Set up for the Rise Against Hunger event runs from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, the event from 2:00-4:00 pm with clean up after. Oxford Presbyterian Church has invited other churches, other faiths, and the Miami University Community to participate. Note that there are two shifts, one for set up and one for the event. You may sign up for one or both. You must be signed up to participate. Please sign up for this event at  http://events.stophungernow.org/OxfordPres2018 .  

There are several ways that you can support this you can go to the link above and give money on-line and this will show up on the website. If you prefer you can write a check to Oxford Presbyterian Church with Rise Against Hunger in the note-field, or place cash in a pew envelope with Rise Against Hunger on the envelope. Donations not made through the web site will not show up on the website.  There is an excellent video about Rise Against Hunger at the bottom of the website.

As of today, 54 people have registered toward our goal of 75 volunteers. Become a global missionary to 74 countries without leaving Oxford! Register today for these two hours that will impact the world around us.
Peace & Global Witness Offering
Gathered on this World Communion Sunday, October 7, the Peace & Global Witness Offering draws Presbyterians together as active peacemakers and provides education and exposure to those who show us how to do this work well. It allows us to create resources for dealing with conflict and nurturing reconciliation, and stand in support of our global brothers and sisters, because the peace of Christ belongs to people everywhere. 

50% of this Peace and Global Witness Offering will stay in our community and our region for ministries of healing, peacemaking, and reconciliation.

50% of this offering will unite Presbyterians who are working actively for peacemaking efforts around the globe.

Thank you for your participation in this Offering on Sunday!

Peace at all time in all ways. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Save The Date
Heritage Sunday ~ October 28, 2018
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 where a light lunch & short program of rededication of the Seminary building will proceed. Please mark your calendar to join us.
Your Stewardship Matters
We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.
It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’
 Then there are those who see the need and respond.
I consider those people my heroes.
-   Fred Rogers
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