June 1, 2018
Worship at Historic Hopewell Church
at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday!
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5,12
Message: “A Moment to Decide”
Including The Sacrament of Holy Communion and special guest musicians: Leonard Lundsford, piano; Anthony Rapp, guitarist

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 TODAY, Friday, June 1st before 3:00 p.m. to make arrangements to be picked up.

Directions to Hopewell:
  • Begin at Main and Church Streets (OPC) and drive north on Main.
  • Proceed to the intersection of SR 732 & SR 177, past Hueston Woods, and turn left.
  • Drive through Morning Sun. SR 177 & SR 732 split north of Morning Sun. Stay on SR 177.
  • Arrive at the intersection of SR 177 & College Corner Camden Road, turn left.
  • College Corner Camden Road bends to the left.
  • Arrive at Historic Hopewell (Reformed) Church on the right.
Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity
Oxford Habitat Volunteers,
Please join us on  Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m. for the dedication celebration of the Johnson Family Home located at 704 Carter Court, Oxford OH.

We would love to see you there!

All the best Prue and,
--Your friends in Volunteer Services
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone)

You can save a life in the Oxford community!
Drug overdose prevention and educational program-- Free Narcan Kits available!
This Sunday, June 3

Oxford United Methodist Church, 14 N. Poplar
11:45 a.m. - Light lunch served in Fellowship Hall
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. - Educational program

Participants learn to:
  • Recognize an overdose
  • Distinguish between different types of overdoses
  • Perform rescue breathing
  • Call Emergency Medical Services
  • Administer Nasal Naloxone (Narcan)
  • And receive a free kit containing 2 doses of Narca

Limited to 30 participants who reside in Butler County
Registration is required - Contact Amy Macechko

Sponsored by the Butler County Health Department
Oxford United Methodist Women
Coalition for a Healthy Community - Oxford Area
Tuesday Evening Circle

The Evening Circle will be having their end of program year potluck picnic on June 5, at Nancy Sturgeon's home, starting at 6:30 p.m. Billie Maynard will present the program and Jean O'Connell will lead us in devotion. Taking the summer off, we will start the new program year September 4.
Mustard Seed Investment Group
If you would like to join a small investment group of fellow congregants, learn a little about investing, and support mission giving, please consider joining the Mustard Seed Investment group. You can attend a meeting with no obligation. The group meets four times a year in members’ homes, contributing $50 each quarter. We will meet Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holmes’ residence. Call Joe Simpson 513.523.8363 if you would like to discuss the group or arrange a ride.
53rd Annual Hueston Woods Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday - Sunday June 9 & 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6924 Brown Rd., Oxford

$4.00 per adult (children under 12 admitted free)

This outdoor juried show is held on the historic ground of the Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm located four miles north of Oxford, Ohio
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. For June, that’s the 12th and the 26th. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, j ust give Becky a call at 523-5747. This gathering takes July and August off, so Becky will see you again in September.
Sunday School News
Sunday School Teachers needed to teach K-5th 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!

We are also in need of volunteers to serve as a second adult in the preschool classroom this summer. A background check must be completed and on file at OPC prior to serving.
Ripped from the Headlines -- What Can a Presbyterian Do????
Have you ever wondered what Jesus would say about current events in our country and world? What do other Presbyterian Christians think? Would you welcome an opportunity to discuss topics in a supportive environment where all views can be heard and respected? We tend to avoid difficult subjects, but maybe we should talk more, not less!
Adults (including YOUTH) are encouraged to attend and/or lead summer gatherings called Ripped From the Headlines for discussion of current events through a Presbyterian lens. There will be a different topic each week, chosen by that week’s leader. Topics and locations change each week — check back here each week for details. You do not need to have attended previous gatherings to come. Gatherings are on Sunday afternoons, 3-5. 
Next week on June 10, the topic will be the 2nd Amendment. Host family: Anne and Rick Bailey, 192 Stone Creek Drive from 3-5 p.m.
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

Oxford Presbyterian Church is pleased to host this year’s Vacation Bible School, in partnership with Faith Lutheran, Oxford United Methodist and Holy Trinity Episcopal. Our theme for this year is "Praise the Lord Psalm 150 . " Children ages preschool through 5th grade will be learning about the ways in which we praise our Lord.

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: https://goo.gl/forms/0BjJZfZy8Li0SMEH2
You may sign up as a volunteer at the following link:

We are in need of 2 preschool teachers
2 nursery people and group leaders (a leader with 5 children).

Please consider helping in a volunteer role.

Participant and Volunteers forms available outside the church office.
On Monday, May 21, 2018 we watched thirteen of our CCNS students receive their Preschool Diplomas! It was a very bittersweet ceremony, as they head to kindergarten next school year.

Summer Break is here! We are happy to announce that we have - 30 children enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year, with a small waiting list! Classes will begin September 4, 2018. During summer break, the CCNS staff will be working hard preparing lesson plans, completing trainings and continuing their education. We are eager to see what is in store for the upcoming school year! We hope everyone at Oxford Presbyterian Church has a wonderful summer. See you in September! 
Pilgrim Ashley Boyle
Without the donations from the church, I would not be able to undertake this journey. While money can’t buy love, I have certainly felt love from the congregation at OPC. The donations allow me to breathe easy, because I know that I have enough for food and shelter each day. I am thankful for all of the various types of support from the church, and I cannot wait to share my experiences with everyone upon returning.

Thanks again for all of your support and words of wisdom.

Summertime, Baseball and the Body of Christ
Holy Trinity has graciously invited OPC to join them at the Great American Ball Park on Sunday, July 22 at 1:10 p.m. to see the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Last year both congregations took in a game at GABP separately and this year we enthusiastically accepted Holy Trinity's invitation to enjoy a game together.

Invite your friends and relatives to join us so we can have a huge presence at the stadium for the Reds vs Pirates game! Tickets for seats in section 417 will be $16 - a big savings over last year.

Checks for tickets should be made out to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and given to Gayle Shidler in the parish office at 25 E. Walnut Street (open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday). Reserve your tickets as soon as possible and no later than Monday, June 11.
Your Stewardship Matters
We give and share with love so that gratitude can unlock the fullness of life.
We trust in the paradox of the law of abundance -
by sharing and giving our lives are made richer.
There are two keys to the treasure chest of generosity.
With one key we impart freely of both material resources and spiritual plenty.
With the other we gratefully accept all that comes back.
-    Purposeful Planning Institute
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056