April 17,  2017  
Christ Is Risen!
UPC Celebrates the Risen Lord

What a glorious Holy Week! From Palm Sunday to Easter morning, we journeyed together as a congregation, joining the throngs of millions throughout the world who celebrate the wonder that is the resurrected Lord. 

Christ is risen indeed!

Click the image above for photos and videos of the Great Vigil of Easter 2017. Many thanks to the youth and advisors for a creative, meaningful journey to Easter!
First Sunday after Easter

April 23, 2017

11:00 a.m. 
Worship, UPC sanctuary

The Reverend Krystal Leedy preaching

Lectionary readings for April 23, 2017

Going to Mo-Ranch? 
Important Information
The UPC All Church Retreat @Mo-Ranch begins Friday evening. If you have registered for the retreat, please download important information by clicking the link below. it's certain to be a wonderful experience!

All Church Retreat 2017 Information Packet

Having trouble downloading the packet? Please email the church office or call 512-476-5321 on Tuesday, and we'll get one to you another way.
Installation of Matt Gaventa May 7
Mission Presbytery will hold a service of installation for the Reverend Matt Gaventa as Senior Pastor to University Presbyterian Church Austin at 3;00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, in the UPC sanctuary.

A reception will follow in the UPC Great Hall.  All are welcome to this momentous service.
A Conversation on Immigration
Sunday, May 7, 2017 
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
UPC Great Hall
Light lunch provided
Sponsored by the UPC Social Witness Committee
As a follow on to our three-part series, “Welcoming the Stranger” last February, the Social Witness Committee invites you to participate in a deliberative dialogue on the topic of immigration. Bee Moorhead, Texas Impact executive director and a UPC member, will facilitate a panel discussion with experts on the topic; however, most of the meeting will be focused on table discussions with you—the members of UPC. 
 
We want to know what you think about this topic. Are there actions we could or should take as individuals or as a church community? Your conclusions will be incorporated into the Social Witness Committee’s immigration report to Session.
Office Angels Needed

A Note from Matt

I’ve only been here for about a month, but it doesn’t take long to realize that a lot of things happen at UPC during the week. Between outreach programs, outside groups, church committees and programs, and getting ready for Sunday morning, there’s a lot of administration and support that goes into making this place run!


As you know, Jan is our only full-time, non-pastor employee, and currently balances all of her office management work with handling most of the phone calls and foot traffic that come into the building. But a few extra hands during the week would free her up to work on Sunday bulletins and manage church communications more efficiently. 

So, we are looking for more Office Angels — a few friendly faces who could answer the phone, greet people at the door, and get a feel for the church office during the week. In particular, we’d like to find a few friendly faces to help on Mondays and Thursdays in morning or afternoon shifts. 

This is a great and easy chance to get to know a different side of the life of the church! If you think you might be interested, email the church office or call 512-476-5321 to learn a bit more about the opportunities available.

Thank you!
Love Offering for Sandie
Our Financial Manager Sandie McGee retires this week after 10 years of faithful service to UPC. Sandie's last day in the office is April 18, after which she's on her way east for awhile. If you would like to show your appreciation for Sandie’s ministry, please know that UPC is collecting a love offering in her honor. You may drop a check in the offering plate, mail one to the church office, or make a contribution online through myUPC. Select the General Fund and note in the memo line that the contribution is for Sandie's love offering.

Thank you, and thank you to Sandie!
An Invitation from the Present Word Class
Please join The Present Word class on Sunday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m., when class member Dr. William Martin will make a special presentation on his most recent paper. Entitled "Consuming the Earth so that There Is No Place Left to Live: Illustrating Isaiah's Contribution to the Ethos of Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship," Dr. Martin's paper will be presented at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Berlin next October.
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Room 1, Lower Level

ALL CHURCH RETREAT AT MO-RANCH – April 23 – No Class Scheduled I hope to see ALL of you at Mo Ranch for another great time with our UPC family!

For more information,
contact Stephanie Morris at stephanietmorris@sbcglobal.net.
UPLift Needs Next Week
Every Tuesday morning, UPC volunteers provide some food and coffee, hygiene items, and occasional financial assistance for our clients. While all donations are welcome at any time, here are some items to consider bringing to worship this week.

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
For this week's grocery cart:
A variety of needs:

  •  oatmeal – 10 lb box (found at big box stores)
  • dried beans (pinto, kidney, black, navy, lentils, …)
  • large jar of jelly or preserves
  • brown sugar
  • snack bars


Join Collegium Musicum this Spring as we present "A Moment of Hope." This concert will feature works by Tormis, Poulenc, Chilcott and more, including a world premiere of a new work by one of our Artisitic Directors, Curtis White. We hope you are able to join us for a light evening filled with hope.

Mary Grasso, Artistic Director
Curtis White, Artistic Director
Collegium Musicum -- UT's premiere a cappella choral ensemble

Admission is free. Free parking in the UT Co-op garage.

Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 pm
University Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
2203 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas 78705
Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of Thanksgiving

We welcome into the UPC family Elizabeth Anne Given s, born to Emily and Travis Givens on April 11. Elizabeth Anne arrived a few weeks early, so will remain in the NICU a while until she grows a bit. Thank you for your prayers in this tender and joyful time.
 
Please pray for 
 
Jared Evans, retired Air Force, who is working on a helicopter base 78 miles from Kabul.  Communication to his family was not possible for 48 hours after the MOAB bomb was dropped near the base. Thanks for prayers for him and his unit.  Cousin of Karen Miller.
If you'd like to be part of UPC's Prayer Chain, please email the church office.
You will receive emails asking you specifically to pray for people who have requested prayer support.

To request prayers, email upc@upcaustin.org
Contact
University Presbyterian Church
2203 San Antonio Street
Austin, Texas  78705
512-476-5321

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