April 9, 2018
Third Sunday
of Easter
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Matt Gaventa preaching

Sermon Text:
Acts 3:12-19

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

Music This Sunday
The Chancel Choir offers a setting by Egil Hovland of words from Luke and words traditionally known as Phos hilaron ; “Stay With Us”.
Hear again the sermon on doubting Thomas by APTS Intern Caroline Barnett " Belief without Sight ."

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Healing of the Leper at the Beautiful Gate
Lectionary Readings

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

April 15:
"Black Lives Matter & Theology in the Public Square"
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.

Asante Todd , Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Seminary, and Vanderbilt University, Asante has taught Christian ethics at Austin Seminary since completing his PHD in 2013. His publications include "Black Lives Matter and the New Politics" in the book  Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump  (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!!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study meets tomorrow, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. This will the last formal class of the semester - we will finish the book and plan the potluck. Requests, thoughts and recommendations for our next semester are invited. Please contact Jonathan Eddison,
512-988-0333 or jbeddison@mac.com
UPC Martha Circle
meets Saturday, April 14, 11:30 a.m. at the home of Debbie Russ. For directions, email Debbie at debkruss@gmail.com
The UPC Dementa Support Group meets this Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. To confirm the location, contact Suzanna Caballero, 512-917-5419 or skycabgm@gmail.com
All Church Retreat April 20-22
Our annual gathering at Mo-Ranch is right around the corner. A few rooms have just become available, so if you are not registered and want to go, please contact John Leedy as soon as possible. These rooms won't be available for long!

Those of you who are waiting for your room assignments and packing list, please watch your email this week. We'll send out as soon as it's ready.

Celebrations & Concerns
Please pray for

the family of Kathleen Franks , who died Friday, April 6 in Kirkland, Washington, near Seattle. Karen Werkenthin is Kathleen's niece. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, in Kirkland.
To request prayers for yourself or a loved one, email   upc@upcaustin.org .
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.
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 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.