May 25, 2018
(Image: Pastor Gladys Lariba Mahama (center) led this Presbyterian congregation in Fumbisi, Ghana, to support the ministry of mission co-worker Josh Heikkila. The congregation sold two sacks of peanuts it grew and gave the proceeds to his work.
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Trinity Sunday
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8
Message: “God Is Not Yet Done”
Upcoming Events
Senior High Youth Mission Gathering
What:  Mission Trip Cookout (Potluck Dinner)
Where:  4719 Bonham Rd.
When:  Friday, May 25 at 6PM
All families are invited to the Mission Trip Cookout in celebration of the Memorial Day weekend, and to build excitement towards our upcoming mission immersion to Charleston, SC in June!  Please plan on bringing a dish to share.  We will be meeting at the picnic area marked with balloons along Bonham Road.
West Africa Mission Co-Worker Presentation
In worship on Sunday, we welcome Joshua Heikkila. Appointed as a PC(USA) mission co-worker in October 2009, Josh is regional liaison for West Africa. He facilitates support for the programs, relationships and activities of PC(USA) partners. He also provides support to PC(USA) mission personnel and helps connect partner churches with PC(USA) churches that want to be involved in ministry in the region.
West Africa has tremendous challenges. Niger, for instance, is the poorest country in the world. But the Christian churches of West Africa are some of the most dynamic on the continent, and they are committed to addressing the many problems that people of faith confront. The PC(USA) has partnerships with churches in three countries in West Africa. In Ghana, where our historical roots go back many years, PC(USA) maintains partnerships with two denominations, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana. The PC(USA) also has newer partnerships with the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and the Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger. Josh is responsible for maintaining relationships with all these partner churches.
After worship, gather with Josh in the lounge as he shares many stories and images how the Lord is working through our brothers and sisters in West Africa. 
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-5. Preschool/Nursery will be offered in the preschool classroom.

Sunday School Teachers needed to teach K-5 th grade in June and August !! We can’t offer Sunday School without teachers so please, please consider volunteering your time. We understand if you can only volunteer your time for one of the Sundays –
we would appreciate any time that you can give! We need teachers on June 17, June 24, August 5, and August 12, August 19 and August 26. If you can teach on any of these Sundays, please let me know (513) 593-4883. THANK YOU! 
In recognition of Memorial Day OPC offices will be closed Monday,
May 28th. We will re-open with normal hours on Tuesday, May 29th.
Creating a Healthy Community
Community Meal
Hosted by Oxford Presbyterian Church at OUMC Fellowship Hall - 14 N. Poplar St.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or if you can help.

Volunteers needed to:
Help setup at 4:30 p.m.
Help serve 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Help clean up 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dinner items needed:
Salad (chicken, tuna, ham, other), Bread, Dessert

Community meal volunteer sign-up sheets are available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux Lounge. Please place in the Administrative Assistant mailbox.
OPW Women's Retreat
There's Still Time to Make Your Reservation!

Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 am to 1:30 pm ~ Western College Lodge on the campus of Miami University. 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”.

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. Reservation forms are located outside the office and in the Molyneaux. Reservation fees may be placed in the offering plate. Make checks payable to OPW.

Final reservations are needed by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.  Ladies bring your friends, this will be a wonderful opportunity to share.

Choose your Lunch selection:
All lunches include chips, cookie, & fruit. Choose your sandwich:
1. Roast Beef & Cheddar Cheese       2. Turkey & Swiss Cheese
3. Hummus Veggie Wrap
Historic Hopewell Worship Service
Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Join Pastor Emeritus, the Rev. Joe Hookey, for this special worship celebration. There will be NO 10:00 a.m. service / Sunday School at OPC . If anyone would like a ride or can give a ride, please meet at the Memorial Church at 8:45 or contact the church office, 523.6364 by Friday, June 1st to make arrangements to be picked up.
Relay for Life
Our Oxford Presbyterian Church Relay for Life team is starting their fund raising efforts for this year's campaign. The Relay is an event held in uptown Oxford to raise money for Cancer Research for prevention and to help find a cure. This year's event is on Saturday, June 23. If you have donated in the past, or if you would like to donate this year, please let one of our members know. Members this year include: Jennifer Lake, Janet Holmes, Candace Crist, Paula Foltz, Leanne Staley, Becky Quay, or Debbie Davidson.
Vacation Bible School
Oxford Presbyterian Church
101 N. Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-6364

Friday, July 6th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.(dinner included)
Saturday, July 7th 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Sunday, July 8th 9:45 a.m. - Noon (lunch included)

You may sign up your child as a participant online at:
You may sign up as a volunteer at the following link: . Please consider helping in a volunteer role.
Teacher Recognition / 2018 Jamieson Award
Sunday, we joyfully celebrated our Teachers and High School Graduates who have faithfully dedicated time and service to the ministry here at OPC.

Congratulations to our High School Graduates: Noah Curry, Evan James, (in absentia) Valerie Green and College Graduate, Maya DeGennaro, who graduated from Miami University.
Noah Curry
Evan James
OPC Teachers
Seminary Update
The building permit for renovations at the Seminary Church facility was received. North Shore (our contractor) has been on site and asbestos removal has begun. 
Living Into Hope
Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others
more important than our own.
-    Henri Nouwen
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056