September 7, 2018
(Image: An Icon depicting the Acts of the Apostles by Jacques Guillet SJ)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Message: “The World Around Us”
Upcoming Events
Lectionary Bible Study - "Feasting on the Word"

Adult Bible Study will begin on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the Preschool Classroom. We will meet twice a month -- every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Led by Mary Shinn. Please sign up by calling the church office, 513-523-6364. All are welcome and confirmation of your interest is helpful in planning.
Introducing Our New Youth Director
Meet Jacob Smithers. He’d like us to call him Jake. He comes to us from Kirkmont Center where he served as Summer Program Coordinator. That role at Kirkmont has filled Jake with joy as he observed the growth of the youth with the Lord. He loves to witness the moments when youth discover they are beloved as children made in the image of God. 
 
Jake is enthusiastic, organized, and hardworking. He strives to make a difference in the lives of all ages. While in Oxford, he plans to continue to his education with the goal of a vocation in public administration and nonprofit leadership.   
 
Jake began his position as the new Youth Director for the High School and Middle School Youth Groups this past week. He’ll also be leading our Confirmation Class experience. 
 
Join us for worship this Sunday to welcome Jake into our ministry of life long faith formation.
Sunday School Kick Off / Confirmation Breakfast
Sunday, September 9 is a BIG DAY!

We will be kicking off our Sunday school program and celebrating this new school year!

OPC is hosting a Confirmation class this year for all 8th & 9th graders, or any high school youth who have not yet experienced Confirmation. Also, on September 9th at 8:45 a.m., CE will be hosting a light breakfast for interested youth and parents/guardians.
Welcome Back Picnic



Welcome Back!! Miami Students, summer vacationers, new and continuing members of the congregation.... EVERYONE is WELCOME!! Please join us for a celebration picnic after worship on Sunday, September 9th in the courtyard. LaRosa's finest pizza, salad, and cookies will highlight this time of food and fellowship. Bring a friend or two!!
Presbytery Stated Meeting at OPC

Presbytery Meal - Tuesday, September 11th
If you plan to join us for the meal following the Presbytery meeting, please sign-up in the Molyneaux Lounge, September 2nd and 9th. Or fill out the sign-up form on the bottom portion of Sunday's bulletin and place in the offering plate. Questions, please contact Judy Fisher and Pam Deal
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 September, the dates are 11 and 25 . If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" - Informational meeting
Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Molyneaux Lounge. This will be an 8-week series (weekly commitment) beginning end of September through Thanksgiving. Led by Billie Maynard. Anyone in the choir who wants to be part of the study but can’t make the informational meeting, please email the church office, office@oxfordpresbychurch.org if you are interested.
Congregational Concerns



A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for the life of Tom Wilson will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Oxford Presbyterian Church.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet on September 18th in the Country Kitchen at 1:30. God’s Promise, I Am with You is the lesson book for 2017-2018. Books are available for $10, see either Prue Dana or Lynn Cronk. The First Lesson is God with Us Wherever We Are and will be led by Lynn Cronk. Becky Quay will read the Mission Yearbook and Karen Shearer will conduct the Least Coin. Visitors and New Members are invited to join this Circle for their first meeting of the new school year. An optional lunch for $8 is available at noon in the café preceding the meeting. If you wish lunch, please contact Rosemary Fisher by Friday September 15th. Please join us on the 18th for lunch and Bible Study. If you are not able to make lunch you can just attend the biblical study which has a scripture from Psalms each month plus another biblical scripture.
The Crop Walk

Sunday, September 23, 12:30 p.m. beginning and ending at the Uptown Parks. Join Greek and non-Greek student and community people in this Walk to end hunger. The signup and pledge envelopes are available after church and at the walk. Please see Prue Dana to sign up.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger seeks to address global food insecurity by mobilizing teams to pack thousands of meals in an exciting and meaningful event. This intergenerational mission experience is coming to the Seminary Church on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
In collaboration with committees throughout OPC, the Mission and Outreach committee has just opened online registration at http://events.stophungernow.org/OxfordPres2018
(There is an excellent video about Rise Against Hunger at the bottom of the registration website.)
 
To meet our goal of packing 15,000 meals, we are seeking 75 volunteers to pack meals consisting of rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins. These meals are then shipped around the world to people who are in need. 
 
Invite your family members, neighbors and friends to make a difference by participating in Rise Against Hunger. Join members of community congregations as well as university students in this mission. After a brief cleanup from the event, Miami University’s Office of Community Engagement and Service is hosting a meal with the goal of discussing avenues we may address local food insecurity as well.
 
Learn more about Rise Against Hunger and sign up for this exciting mission opportunity on Sunday after worship in the lounge. 
Volunteer Church School Teachers needed in the month of October
Can you imagine your name here?

Want to talk more about it? Contact Jenn Walter.
jenniferwalter37@yahoo.com or sign up in the Molyneaux Lounge
Your Stewardship Matters
The word "Give" appears 921 times in the bible - almost as many times as
"Faith," "Hope" and "Love" combined. Giving is an expression of your faith
in the Lord, your hope for the future, and your love for others.
Prayerfully consider expressing your faith, hope and love
through your stewardship of your time, talent and treasure
in the Oxford Presbyterian Church family.
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