March 9, 2018
(Image: Sculpture of Bronze Serpent on Mount Nebo in Jordan created by Italian artist Giovanni Fantoni

Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday!
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9

Upcoming Events
Become A Member of Our OPC Family!
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 for a series of Inquirer’s Classes on April 8 and April 15 at 11:30 in the Molyneaux lounge. Topics to be presented include being a Presbyterian in globalized world, our statements of belief, our governance, brief history of the Oxford Presbyterian Church, our vision and mission, matching your talents and time to service opportunities, and a tour of the Church…even the “catacombs”! There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

We hope you will attend these meetings or encourage others to do so! Please call the church office at 513-523-6364 to indicate your interest by April 6. From Membership, Evangelism and Fellowship Folks.
Memorial Receptions
John Trump:
Because of John’s love of potluck meal fellowship, the Deacons will host a potluck at the Seminary Building after the 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service. Ham and rolls will be provided. Anyone attending may bring salads, side dishes or desserts. For convenience, Deacons will be available at the Seminary to accept potluck dishes starting at noon on March 10. Anyone with questions, please contact one of the following Deacons:
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. In March, the dates are March 13 and 27. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747.
Lenten Study Group - All the Families of the Earth
Inspired by God’s called to Abraham and Sarah to leave their home and begin a journey in which “all the families of the Earth shall be blessed”, this Lenten Study Group is learning about the historical context and present day relationships between the children of Abraham and Sarah. 

On Saturday, March 17, you are invited to join the study group on a journey to the Plum Street Temple in Cincinnati for a Bar Mitzvah Service. We will gather at the Memorial Church facility to carpool and leave at 9:15 a.m. After observing the Bar Mitzvah, we will have the wonderful opportunity to engage in a conversation with the Rabbi. 

To plan transportation needs, please contact Pastor Lawrence if you are interested in this journey.  Please feel free to bring a friend… OPC membership is certainly not a prerequisite!
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet March 20. We will meet for lunch at the Knolls followed by our study at 1:30 in the County Kitchen area of the Assisted Living area. If you would like to join us for lunch, reservations are due Friday, March 16. Visitors are always welcome.  
Deacons Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 27 ~ 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(The Seminary Building)

Appointments Recommended
To Donate Blood:
You are encouraged to sign up online at www.Donortime.com / use Sponsor Code 321 . Choose Donor Login ”, you will be given instructions on what to do.

If you would like us to sign you up, please contact the church office at 513.523.6364, give your name, date of birth, phone number, and preferred appointment time.

Questions about donor eligibility contact:
CBC at: 1-800-388-4483 or 777-4428.
Sunday School

Preschool teacher needed for April and May - If interested, please contact Jenn Walter at 513-593-4883 or jenniferwalter37@yahoo.com
New Mobile Directory
As part of our new church directory package from Lifetouch, we will have access to a mobile directory through a secure Lifetouch server.  The directory will have individual or family pictures taken in September, last name, adult first names, (no children’s names) and links to phone number, address, and map to home address.  Members may opt out if they do not wish to appear in the mobile directory.  Watch for an email with more information and directions for gaining access to this helpful new feature!
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Opioid crisis here? Yes, here!

We have been hearing about the opioid crisis in Butler County – Middletown, Hamilton, Fairfield, and yes, Oxford, too.

What do we know about opioids in our own backyard?
In 2017 there were 190 people in Butler County who died due to opioids!!!

Please join us for a program and panel on Opioids in Butler County:
Wednesday, March 28
Oxford United Methodist Church

Co-sponsored by Oxford United Methodist Women and the League of Women Voters of Oxford , all interested persons in the community are welcome and encouraged to attend this timely and informative program. Bring a brown bag lunch. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at approximately 12:00 noon.

Oxford United Methodist Church is located at 14 N. Poplar. Enter through the double green doors or the handicapped ramp to the glass doors. McCullough-Hyde Hospital has approved parking for this program in the lot across from the hospital on the east side of Poplar.
Live Into Hope
God wills, comprehensively, our well-being – not just my well-being as an individual but the well-being of all of us and of the whole of creation. In short, God wills our salvation, our healing, here on earth. The Christian life is about participating in the salvation of God.
- Marcus Borg
Oxford Presbyterian Church | 101 N. Main Street, Oxford OH 45056