April 20, 2018
(Image: An image from Kim Logsdon on the Easter theme “Practicing Resurrection”) 
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-24
Message: “Practicing Resurrection: The Answer to Every Question”
Including the Reception of New Members
and Commissioning of Mosaic of Peace Pilgrims
Upcoming Events
Campus Ministry
Who: Miami Students and anyone else who you think might be interested in joining us for Campus Ministry.

What: Lunch – on us!

Where: Fiesta Charra , 25 W High St, Oxford, OH

When: Sunday , April 22nd, after church, 11:30-ish

Why: We want to talk more about a student led campus ministry ... perhaps do a little dreaming, brainstorming, makes some plans … and most importantly, we’d like your input .

Please reply with an RSVP to Carol (carol.klumb@miamioh.edu) so we know how many tables to request be pulled together. 
Creating a Healthy Community



Miami University Gospel Singers (MUGS) present “House of Prayer”, the 47th Annual Gospel Fest Concert. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. at   Armstrong Student Center, Pavilion C.
Church Service at The Knolls
If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you. Recent church services are shown on DVD in the Knolls Country Kitchen at 10:00 a.m. The next church service showing will be Tuesday, April 24. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.
Tuesday Evening Circle


The Evening Circle will meet May 1. Our hostess is Janet Holmes. Debbie Davidson will give the devotion. Jean O’Connell will present the program.
Special Guest for Next 4 Months
Mr. Tim Bredemeier, a senior at Kings High School, will be developing a profile of the heritage of the Oxford Presbyterian Seminary Church as the focus of his Eagle Scout project. During the first phase of this project Tim will be interviewing church members who were members of the Seminary congregation and who are willing to share their stories and memories which he may videotape. In addition, Tim’s activities may involve creation of visual historic displays and/or publications which will enhance an understanding of our Seminary heritage. It is hoped that his project completion date will coincide with the grand reopening of the Seminary building later this summer.

Tim will be working under the guidance of a support team consisting of Arly Allen, Chuck Crain, Scott Parkinson, Bill King and Mary Jane Roberts. You may be contacted by Tim or a member of his support team over the next few weeks to share your stories and memories. If you have any questions or contributions you might make, please feel free to contact someone on his support team. Thank you in advance for sharing your stories of our rich heritage that will inspire our ministry for years to come.
OPC Chancel Choir

The OPC Choir is welcoming new members to join us on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room. Sunday morning rehearsals start at 9:00 a.m.

Interested students, please email Kent Peterson at  dlckwp@aol.com  or just show up. All are welcome!
Companions Along The Way
Hello friends!
 
My name is Ashley Boyle, I’m a sophomore architecture major at Miami, and on most Sundays, I sing in the front row of the choir. While at Miami, I have been awarded a grant to pursue research about religious architecture in northern Spain. To complete this research, I’ll be hiking El Camino de Santiago this summer. While I was awarded this grant for academic reasons, I am also interested in the pilgrimage aspect of El Camino. I would love to include my church family in this journey. Since the Camino is about 500 hundred miles, I hope to raise $500 for emergencies or any other contingencies. The average day of hiking is about 18 miles. I respectfully invite you to consider sponsoring me for a day or two or even more! My hopes for telling the congregation about this pilgrimage opportunity are not only to ask for your prayer, support and encouragement, but also to use this as an experience to connect more deeply to the church.

I’ll be available in the Molyneaux lounge after worship on Sunday to share with you more about this exciting pilgrimage opportunity. 
 
Peace and blessings,
Ashley Boyle
Church Women United 2018
May Friendship Day will be celebrated Sunday, May 6, 3 to 4: 30 p.m. at the Interfaith Center and the Haven at College at 16 South Campus. Janae Arno, Student Care Manager will be our speaker. The theme is Reaching for Wholeness. We will learn about ways we can support this program that is a national provider of substance use treatment and support services for college age young adults. All are welcome.
Making an Impact in the World
For generations, members of the OPC family have made a lasting impact on countless lives through higher education. This week, John Bailer was recognized with the E. Philip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award – http://miamioh.edu/news/top-stories/2018/04/john-bailer-receives-knox-award.html  Congratulations John!
Photo: Scott Kissell
Faith Build
Habitat for Humanity

Can you help?

Presbyterians are scheduled next to work on the Habitat House Saturday May 12, 8:30 to 4 p.m. We are committed to 5 adults and making lunch for 20. See Prue Dana after service, Sunday, April 22 to sign up.
Per Capita
Per capita or per head… is a set amount of money per member that congregations contribute to the larger Presbyterian Church (USA). This per capita is used for the expenses of our PC (USA) mission co-workers, leadership development, new church development, and General Assembly meetings to name just a few.

We urge every member to give toward your per capita of $45.98. Your contribution not only connects you with the work of the church throughout the world, this also allows finances reserved in 2018 to fully cover our congregational per capita to be used instead to support the missions of the Oxford Presbyterian Church. 

  Per Capita envelopes are available in the narthex or by contacting the church office. And thank you as we seek…serve… and share!
Your Stewardship Matters
When people spend money on things they do not really need, they begin to want more things they do not need. Instead of satisfying their desires, they only increase them. Giving should begin with the tithe. All your money belongs to God. Use 100% of your income as God directs.
- John Wesley
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