April 13, 2018
(Image: An image from Kim Logsdon on the Easter theme “Practicing Resurrection”) 
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Third Sunday of Easter
Scripture: 1 John 2:7-14
Message: “Practicing Resurrection: Caught By Grace”
Upcoming Events
OPW Spring Brunch
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Molyneaux Lounge
10:00 a.m. ~ Noon

Program: Our featured event is Dr. Scott Parkinson presenting a program on the Seminary Church and OPC Pastors of the past. This should be a wonderful opportunity for all the women, children, grandparents, and friends of OPW. See you there!
Spring Cleanup


Calling all youth and adults - we need your help with spring cleaning on Saturday, April 14. Raking, trimming and mulching at the Memorial from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring your gloves, trowels, rakes and wheelbarrows.
New Members Class

We welcome all interested people to explore membership at the Oxford Presbyterian Church!! To find out more about the Presbyterian Church and specifically the Oxford congregation, join Pastor Lawrence Sunday, April 15 at 11:30 in the Molyneaux lounge.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle

The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet in the Country Kitchen at the Knolls on April 17 at 1:30 p.m. If you can join us for lunch, call Lynn Cronk. Please make reservations by today, Friday April 13. The lunch is $8 and begins at 12 noon at the Café. Our study begins at 1:30 in the Country Kitchen. 
Plastic Egg Collection



If you don't want your plastic eggs from the Easter hunt, you can bring them to the narthex and place them in the marked box for reuse. Thank you.
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.
Companions Along The Way
Hello friends!
 
My name is Ashley Boyle, and I’m a sophomore at Miami University, studying architecture, sustainability, and urban design. You might recognize me from the choir, where I sing in the front row. Being at Miami and part of the Oxford Presbyterian Church has helped me grow as a student and as a Christian.
 
One of the opportunities I’ve come across while at Miami is the Undergraduate Summer Scholars program. This program funds students research across all disciplines for a nine-week long student-designed project. I designed a project focusing on the religious architecture along El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. My project was accepted, and I’ll be traveling by myself this summer to complete the research, which involves hiking around 500 miles of the Camino.
 
While I was awarded this grant for academic reasons, I am also interested in the pilgrimage aspect of El Camino. I will have opportunities throughout the rest of the semester to share my story in more detail, as I would love to include my church family in this journey.  One of these aspects is to invite you to sponsor my pilgrimage. 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!
 
Overall, my goals for this journey, aside from the academic ones, are to understand myself more fully and build my relationship with God in a way that I haven’t been able to build it in the past. 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.
 
Peace and blessings,
Ashley Boyle
Newsletter Deadline


Don’t miss the May Newsletter deadline. All submissions due by Friday, April 20.  Please submit articles to
Nancy Moeckel: moeckenj@miamioh.edu .
Our Faith in Action – One Sip at a Time
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Did you know that as you sip a delicious cup of coffee while savoring the spirit of fellowship after worship you are actually supporting democratically organized small farmer cooperatives in El Salvador and Columbia, Guatemala and Ethiopia? These are just a few of the places where our coffee is grown. We know this because our congregation participates in the Presbyterian Coffee Project through Equal Exchange. 
 
The mission of Equal Exchange is to is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker cooperatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
 
Come to worship, savor that sip of coffee in our time of fellowship and experience one of the many avenues our OPC family put faith into action.
Creating a Healthy Community
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Kroger Rewards Program
Those who wish to sign up for the Kroger Rewards Program can find instructions on the website under “About Us” and the “Leadership”. Instructions are included on the bottom of that page. If you are already a member of the Kroger Rewards Program, your proceeds roll over on a yearly basis.

Your participation in this program matters with over $400 raised every quarter! That's over $1600 a year to help feed families in this community over and above our other generous support of the Choice Food Pantry. We appreciate your contributions and all they provide.
Living into Hope
Do not abandon yourselves to despair....
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
-   John Paul II
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