June 8, 2018
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Mark 3:13-35
Message: “Called to be Family”
Upcoming Events
Welcome our Guest Worship Leader
This Sunday we welcome Deanna Roberts as our worship Leader. Deanna Roberts is a May 2018 graduate of Union Theological Seminary NYC and a 2014 graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She grew up in Oxford, graduated from Miami University and now lives in New York City with her 7 year old rescue dog, Bella. Deanna enjoys cooking, being outside, and making music on her violin or steel drum. Deanna currently works as the Circulation and Reserves Assistant at The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary—one of Columbia University’s 22 libraries while she finishes up her ordination process. Deanna is grateful for the opportunity to lead worship again at OPC and makes it her mission to try and quote J.K Rowling in nearly every sermon.
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
Habitat for Humanity Update

The cancelled dedication of the Carter Lane house will take place this Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The work schedule will be extended until the first of August in order to finish the second house. Please see Prue Dana if you can volunteer.
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 and 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’s 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.

This week, June 10, the topic will be the 2nd Amendment. Host family: Anne and Rick Bailey, 192 Stone Creek Drive from 3-5 p.m. Suggested reading: google The Second Amendment and you will find tons of stuff–pros and cons. Read what you find relevant and interesting and bring your thoughts and concerns.

For beginning a conversation on gun violence, here are other suggested  link s  to help:

Next week on June 17 there will be no gathering, spend time with Dads!
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 Volunteers

We are 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. If you are interested, please contact Jenn Walter at (513) 593-4883.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet June 19 for their last meeting of this year and Prue Dana will lead the final lesson, Lesson 9, “In Community with all the Saints”. Karen Shearer will conduct the Least Coin and Becky Quay has Mission Yearbook. Reservations for the optional $8, 12 o’clock lunch at the Café at the Knolls are due by Friday June 15 to Lynn Cronk at 513-524-8574 or lcronk@woh.rr.com . The study begins at 1:30 p.m. on the 19 in the Country Kitchen. Visitors and guests are always welcome to join this circle.
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.
Many children depend on school lunches and need extra food at home during the summer.

The Deacons respectfully request donations this summer between June 17-July 29th. Food and Monetary donations may be dropped off at church services or any other time during the summer.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make a check out to the Oxford Presbyterian Church with "Children’s Food Drive" in the note field and place it in the donation plate during offering.

The money will be used to purchase food for the Oxford Choice Food Pantry.
According to the Oxford Choice Food Pantry, there is a real need for canned fruit right now. Other needs include: cereal, spaghetti sauce, canned meals (such as Chef Boyardee or Kroger meals) and peanut butter.

Toilet paper, child personal care items like body wash, deodorant, shampoo and hair conditioner are also appreciated.
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.
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.
Congregational Concerns
Louise Limper a longtime member of OPC passed away Wednesday, June 6. There will be a Service of Witness to the Resurrection on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Oxford Presbyterian Church

Please keep Mary Jane Roberts (daugher-in-law), Keppel Small (grandson), Cynthia Klusmeyer (granddaughter) and the entire family in your prayers.
Living Into Hope
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The Winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
-    John Muir
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056