April 3,  2017  
Palm Sunday
April 9, 2017

Sunday School for All 9:30 a.m.

Procession of Palms
from the Central Courtyard
11:00 a.m.

Morning Worship  

The Reverend Matt Gaventa Preaching

Sermon Text:

Matthew 21:1-11

Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.
UPC Fellowship Hall

Laudate Choir, under the direction of Austin Bradley, sings "Lo, He Comes Sing We 'Hosanna!'" arranged by John D. Horman.

The Chancel Choir sings a setting by Gilbert Martin of the familiar hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. 

Honor or Remember a Loved One This Easter
Lilies will once again grace the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 16.  You may purchase one or more of these plants
“In Memory of” or “In Honor of” someone special for $12.50 each. The flowers must be ordered in advance; deadline to place your order is Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Following the 11:00 service on Easter Sunday, you may take your lilies to enjoy with your family or take to a friend or loved one. Please fill out the order form and drop it in the offering plate, along with your check made payable to UPC. Please note “Easter Lilies” in the memo line.  

Deadline to order is TOMORROW
April 4, 2017.

UPC Welcomes New Member Ruth Lorío
Session met Sunday, April 2 to welcome Ruth Lorío (pronounced lo-RI-o) as our newest member, by reaffirmation of faith. She was previously a member of Presbyterian churches in Missouri and Mexico.

Ruth recently moved to Austin to be near her adult children Elena and Alex. Ruth already serves UPC as an event host, when the public is invited to the UPC sanctuary. She has volunteered with UPLift and would like to serve as an usher, and assist with transportation and lunches. 

Please welcome Ruth warmly into our UPC family the next time you see her!
Thank You
from the Christian Formation Team!

On behalf of the Christian Formation Committee, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for all those who participated in our two recent town hall sessions. Your voice is important and the feedback we receive was profoundly informative. If you weren't able to make it to one of the town hall sessions, copies of the feedback forms will be available in all Sunday school classes over the next few weeks. Forms and any additional comments or ideas can be sent in to John Leedy.

Please keep the Christian Formation team in your prayers as we prepare for another amazing year here at UPC.

- John Leedy

Christian Formation Feedback Plan:

  • Provide a synthesized report of the comments, priorities, and feedback that will be available for all to see
  • Use your feedback in crafting an updated Sunday School model
  • Follow up with a town hall meeting  spring 2018 to for feedback on the new model
UKirk Spring Program: Thank You!
Here are the remaining opportunities this semester to help care for the UKIrk students:
  • Cooking Sunday evening
    April 23
  • Cooking for Sandwich Thursdays— this Thursday, April 6, and April 27
  • Setting up for our last Taizé service of the semester, April 30
UKirk Logo
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Room 1, Lower Level

Palm Sunday – April 9 – Paul Hooker will be leading the Faith & Life Class in part of their Lenten Series. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Faith & Life classroom upstairs.
Easter Sunday – April 16 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES Enjoy some chocolate Easter eggs for breakfast!
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.
UPC Young Adult Potluck of Ideas This Saturday
Circle Meetings in April

The Martha Circle will meet on Saturday, April 8, 11:30 a.m., in the UPC Fellowship Hall.  Jennie Elliott will be the hostess and Eve Lawrence will lead us in Lesson #8. 

If you have any questions contact Karen 
Grice at (512) 926-7844 or kwgrice@grandecom.net.

The Ruth-Dorcas Circle meets April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Dottie Penn's home. For more information, contact the church office. 

Church Women United
Meets April 7

Church Women United will hold its April Forum at Unity Church of Austin, 5501 West Hwy 290, on Friday, April 7, 2017. You are invited to join us as we “Kindle New Fires in New Places” when our guest presenter, Penny Smith-Kerker, addresses refugee resettlement.
Our April Charitable Action Project will support Refugee Services of Texas. Bring diapers sizes 4 to 6, HEB gift cards (any amount), and monthly bus passes (also available at HEB)

Johnnie Overton, President
CWU in Austin

The Faith & Life Class invites you to join us during Lent, March 5 through April 16, for six special classes.

“Art and Transformation: Lenten Reflections”

Led by Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary personnel

March 5, 12, 19, & April 2, 9 

Faith & Life Class, Room 201
9:15 a.m. coffee & conversation
9:30 a.m. program begins

Austin Gathering April 13

The Mission of Faith & Grief Ministries is to provide ongoing comfort to persons who have experienced the death of a loved one. As we prayerfully discern our mission, we value most the gifts of the Holy Spirit’s gentle and restless source of comfort; community that understands grief and mourning; compassion revealed in silence, listening, tears, and surprising laughter; stories that speak truth in love and promote wholeness; and collaboration that joins strength to strength. The Austin area Faith & Grief Gathering occurs April 13
at noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Lunch is free; registration is required.

To register, click here.

Memory Groups Meets April 8

For those of us affected by a dear one's dementia, Alzheimers or health decline, please come to Bribery Bakery Mueller 1900 Simond Avenue, #300, this Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m.  We just visit and take some time away from our worries.  We would love for you to join us. 

- Suzanna Cabbalero

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:

  • large jar of jelly or preserves 
  • dried beans (pinto, kidney, black, navy, lentils, …) 
  • bar of soap 
  • dental floss 
  • snack bars 
Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving that  Debbie Warden and Sharon Bayer are at home, following weeks in the hospital and more weeks in rehabilitation. Debbie and Sharon will continue rehab on an outpatient basis and need your continued prayers for healing. 

Please pray for 

Henry Willbern, who continues in hospice care at Brookdale Westlake. Nancy Lewis is Henry's daughter-in-law.

Alice Meriwether, who is meeting with physicians on Tuesday for a more precise diagnosis. Alice continues to live at home.

Click here to download the full UPC prayer list for April 2, 2017
or pick up a copy in the narthex
or outside the church office.

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
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Austin, Texas  78705

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