May 11, 2018
(An image from Kim Logsdon on the Easter theme “Practicing Resurrection”) 
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31
Message: “A Love that is never Burdensome!
Upcoming Events
Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference
While Pastor Lawrence and other commissioned pilgrims continue to participate in the 2018 Mosaic of Peace Conference in Israel & Palestine, we eagerly welcome our guest worship leader for this Sunday, the Rev. Randall Brakemeyer. Rev. Brakemeyer served 43 years of pastoral ministry in the United Church of Christ, including eight years of serving on the administrative staffs of church-related retirement homes in Phoenix and Newton, NC. He also studied in Pastoral Counseling at the doctoral level. 

Currently Rev. Brakemeyer is a retired Teaching Elder & Member at Large in the Miami Valley Presbytery and married to his wife Catherine for nearly 50 years. 
Faith Build

Habitat for Humanity

There will be building going on on Carter Court for Habitat. Come and join us. 8:30 to 3 or 4. Lunch provided.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle

The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet in the Country Kitchen at the Knolls on May 15 at 1:30 p.m. Rosemary Fisher will lead the lesson. Visitors are always welcome. 
Teacher Recognition / 2018 Jamieson Award
Please join us during worship service on Sunday, May 20, as we recognize our dedicated Sunday School volunteers and present the S. R. and Luna Weede 2018 Jamieson Award. 

It was previously announced in the May newsletter and Sunday bulletin that Valerie Green is one of the three Jamieson award recipients. We have since learned that due to her Auburn Scholarship rules and regulations she may not receive any monetary awards. Therefore, we will still present Valerie with an award certificate and recognition of her church activities, but we will not give the $200.00 part of this award. The Green family is aware/appreciative of this change. And the Jamieson committee apologizes for any confusion this has caused.
Pentecost Offering Helps Young People

The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost, this year on May 20. It provides a direct way to meet the needs of children at risk, youth, and young adults. 
Mission Co-Worker Visit – Joshua Heikkila
In the May newsletter you may have read all about the upcoming visit of Josh Heikkila to Oxford over the weekend of May 26-27. Since 2009, Josh has served in Ghana as a Mission Co-Worker and the PC(USA) regional liaison for West Africa. Click here to read a recent article about the investment that a Ghanaian congregation is making in this mission partnership
Sunday School News

In lieu of Sunday School on Sunday, May 27, “Crafts with Carol” will be held in the 3-5th grade classroom for K-8. Preschool/Nursery will be offered in the preschool classroom. 
OPW Women's Retreat
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm ~ Western College Lodge. Program presented by Rev. Melissa Tidwell, Pastor of the Xenia Westminster Presbyterian Church, Leading Discussion on “Writers, Readers, and Co-Conspirators: How we Help Translate Scripture”.

Also, dedication of the PW Birthday Offering, Installation of new OPW officers, Singing & Fellowship. Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. provided by evening Circle, Box lunches delivered by Miami Catering. Please register by calling Bridgite, Administrative Assistant in the church office at 523-6364 , $15 covers the cost of the meals and retreat. Please turn in reservation form and fee to the church office or place in the offering plate. Make checks payable to OPW.

Choose your Lunch selection:
All lunches include potato chips, cookie, & fruit. Choose your sandwich:
  1. Roast Beef & Cheddar Cheese
  2. Turkey & Swiss Cheese
  3. Hummus Veggie Wrap

Also choose your Beverage
  1. Bottled Water
  2. Pepsi Product

Reservation forms are available outside the office and in the Molyneaux Lounge. Please sign-up by May 25. Ladies bring your friends, this will be a wonderful opportunity to share.
Welcome Rhonda Krehbiel

The Christian Education Committee is excited to announce that Rhonda Krehbiel has been hired as our Student Intern teaching Preschool beginning Sunday, June 10. We will be introducing Rhonda to the congregation on Sunday, May 20. Please give Rhonda a warm welcome when you see her!
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Community Adult Day Service

Community Adult Day Service is open Monday through Friday from 8-5. They are located in the fellowship hall of the Faith Lutheran Church at 422 Tollgate Drive. They can care for 12 older adults with special needs and/or memory impairment a dayCommunity Adult Day Service strives to provide a positive experience for our older adults by exercising their body and minds throughout the day. They develop individual care plans so to meet the needs of each of our clients while there and to provide respite and support for the care givers. Their goals are to facilitate a level of independence in our clients, and to enable the clients to stay in their home for as long as possible. 

The Community Adult Day Service is one of the local missions supported by OPC Mission and Outreach.  If members of the congregation would like to support the Community Adult Day Service make a check to Oxford Presbyterian Church and place Community Adult Day Service in the note field.
Congregational Concerns

Our sympathy and prayerful support are extended to the family of Jack Beaton who passed on Wednesday, May 9.

Please keep Jack's family in your prayers during this time.
Living into Hope
So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends live in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056