April 5, 2018
Second Sunday
of Easter
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Caroline Barnett preaching
"Belief without Sight"
Sermon Text:

Music This Sunday
The Chancel Choir sings “The Lone, Wild Bird”, a hymn-anthem adapting a setting by Stephen Paulus and setting the brief hymn by Henry Richard McFadyen with an additional verse by Marty Haugen.
Special guest Chi Yi Chen Wolbrink, director of music ministry at Bayside Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA, will be leading the choir for parts of the service. Chi Yi served on the Presbyterian Committee of Congregational Songs, which produced the  Glory to Go d hymnal.
Lectionary Readings

The Presbyterian Mission Agency offers daily and Sunday readings online, based on the Revised Common Lectionary.

Hear again Matt's Easter message

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If you couldn't make it to the Easter services, or left your fish bank at home, please bring it this Sunday, April 8, 2018. There will be a collection basket on the second level at the BIG Hello check in.

For more information about One Great Hour of Sharing and how it works,

To see an interactive map of where in the world OGHS helps, click here .

To give online, click here .
Be sure to list University Presbyterian Church in Austin as your congregation.
April 8:
"Undoing Institutional Racism:
The Poor People's Campaign"
UPC’s Social Witness Committee, the Christian Formation Committee and the Faith & Life Class are joining together this spring to present nine weeks of classes during the Sunday school hour for a series called Racial Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation. We have a variety of teachers for these classes, ranging from an associate pastor here at UPC, to members of our congregation, to professors from Austin Seminary, to a Vice President of Austin Community College. Please join us Sundays in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m.

This Sunday, join Pam Brubaker, Emerita Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University, and Member of UPC's Social Witness Committee .
At California Lutheran University, Pam served as Chair of the President's Diversity Council. She has written or co-edited several books including Globalization at What Price? Economic Change and Daily Life and Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World. While her roots are in the Church of the Brethern, she joined UPC after moving to Austin in 2017.

From the Finance
& Business Planning Committee
UPC to email Quarterly Contributions Statements
To save postage and staff time, the Finance and Business Planning Committee has suggested that quarterly contribution statements to UPC be emailed, provided the contributor has a current email address in our secure church database. We anticipate that these emails with a link to your first quarter contributions statement will appear in your inbox around April 18.

If your household receives a combined contribution statement, only one statement will be emailed, to the preferred email of the member listed as head of household in the church database. If that person does not have an email address, the statement will be emailed to the spouse.

Contributors who do not have a valid email address will receive a printed statement through the U.S. Mail.
Your contributions statement is confidential and will be stored on a secure server by our church database. Only you will receive the link to your statement. The statement will be available for 45 days so that you can work with our finance team if there are any issues.

You can opt out of this program if you wish to have a paper statement mailed to you. Please contact Trudi Capotosto by email: trudi@upcaustin.org by Monday, April 16, if you do not want your statement emailed.

Did you know? If you have made a pledge for 2018, you can see your contributions toward that pledge in my UPC . Log in to myUPC , click on the Give Now tab, and scroll down to view your pledge summary.
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.

Financial gifts which are used for providing work-boots, eyeglasses, and rental or utilities assistance are always appreciated!
For this week's grocery cart
  • peanut butter - large, creamy, not organic
  • jelly or preserves 
  • raisins (for oatmeal)
  • canned diced tomatoes (not Rotel)
  • snack bars


Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
La Folia Baroque Austin Presents Concertos by J. S. Bach, featuring Anton Nel
Saturday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday April 8, 3:00 p.m.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
The fifth and final concert in La Follia's all-Bach concert season features the incomparable Anton Nel performing on harpsichord. Featured works with Mr. Nel are the Triple Concerto and the Harpsichord Concerto in E major. Stephen Redfield, concertmaster, will perform the concerto in A minor. Marcus McGuff , Baroque flute, and Mr. Redfield will join Mr. Nel on the Triple Concerto. All works are accompanied by the La Follia string ensemble.
La Folia Baroque Austin was founded and is directed by our own Keith Womer.
Tickets are $30, with student and senior discounts available.

Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving for

the birth of Reese Isabel Sanchez, born April 4, 2018 to Joaquin and Caroline Deats Sanchez. Proud grandparents are Lydia and Craig Deats.

Please pray for

the family of James Herbert Quick , who died April 3, 2018, after a long illness. James loved God, his family, the law, music, golf and the Texas Longhorns. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Holland, Michigan.

To request prayers for yourself or a loved one, email   upc@upcaustin.org .
If you'd like to be part of UPC's Prayer Chain, please   email the church office . You will receive emails asking that you pray specifically for people who have requested to be on the prayer list.
To have a deacon pray with you, look for the   Deacon of the Day  on the pulpit side front of the sanctuary any Sunday following the postlude.
To pray for those on our prayer list, download the  Celebrations and Concerns folder for April 8, 2018, or pick up a copy in the narthex or outside the church office.
UT Co-OP Garage Code
Need to visit weekdays or evenings? Park in the UT Co-Op garage and use this code to exit for free. The garage exit gate is up until 2:00 p.m. Sundays. Pick up a laminated code in the office or at the hospitality desk.