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LENTEN STUDY GROUPS - for more information about the study and the dates and times use the ‘Adult Study’ tab 

Special, Informal Worship Opportunities

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP, April 13 - 10:00 service

Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Worship - Thursday, April 17 from 6:00 – 7:15 at the Seminary building.  As Jesus gathered with his disciples for a “last supper”, we will gather to eat a meal, remember Jesus’ last supper and his teachings in the upper room, and share the communion bread and chalice around our supper tables.  Agape is the ancient Greek word for self-giving love.  

Community Good Friday service, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m. on Friday, April 18.  Join friends from our church and other churches for a 45-minute service of readings, prayers, music and sermon as we remember Good Friday and give thanks for Jesus’ sacrifice for us. The service is designed so you can attend over your lunch hour.  It will be held at the United Methodist Church, with our pastors and the Methodist pastors leading.

 EASTER DAY WORSHIP, April 208:30 and 10:00 worship services

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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR LENT & EASTER It’s that time of year again!  Lent begins on Sunday, March 9.  Easter is Sunday, April 20. 

Here are a variety of free and cheap electronic resources for you and your family to try: *Article called “Lent 101.” 

A great place to start for all!  http://www.upperroom.org/lent101

*Short videos that explain Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, and other important days related to Lent & Easter: http://www.chuckknowschurch.com/

*Article on observing Lent @ home:  http://pockets.upperroom.org/for-families/observing-lent-in-your-family/

*Family craft: Blessing Eggs www.domestic-church.com/CONTENT.dcc/20000101/FRIDGE/blessing_eggs.htm

*Resurrection Tree craft (based on the idea of the Jesse Tree & Resurrection Eggs) http://www.domestic-church.com/CONTENT.DCC/19990301/FRIDGE/tree.htm

*This is the link to the electronic booklets about Lent & Easter available from Creative Communications for the Parish.  Most are 99 cents. http://www.creativecommunications.com/search.php?attr2=75&utm_source=CCP-Homepage&utm_medium=DigitalDownload&utm_content=DigitalDownload&utm_campaign=DigitalDownloadLeftSide

*For adults~40 Ideas for Keeping Lent Holy from Sojourners magazine http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/02/27/40-ideas-keeping-lent-holy

*Crosswalk will have free daily Lenten devotions for adults available when Lent begins March 9.   http://www.crosswalk.com/

*Prison Congregations of America have their 2014 Lenten devotion book available online.  Get the PDF here: http://www.prisoncongregations.org/pdfs/0-Lenten-Devotional-2014-sm-for-website.pdf

*Upper Room short daily devotion (free): http://devotional.upperroom.org/devotionals/

*A Methodist daily devotional app available for iPhone and iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-bible-study/id404178112?mt=8

*Lectio Divina for Lent for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fraynework.lectiodivina.lent.mobile

*Lectio Divina for iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lectio-divina-tablet/id760044932?mt=8

*Lectio Divina for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lectio-divina-phone/id760070889?mt=8

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you shop at Kroger’s and have a Kroger Plus Card?  If so you can help the Deacons of the Oxford Presbyterian Church reach out to those in need in our church and community.  Here’s how! To participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, one must have a Kroger Plus Card and a Kroger.com account, and will have to register with the Rewards Program. To sign up for the Rewards Program:

  • Go to Kroger.com
  • Click on “Community”
  • Click on “Kroger Community Rewards”
  • Click on “Create an Account” (if you do not have one) OR Click on “Click Here to sign in”
  • Either way, once enrolled, select Oxford Presbyterian Church as the recipient of Kroger’s donations. Our organization ID # is 80717

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