February 12, 2018
Austin Marathon & Half-Marathon Sunday, February 18. Course Maps
Please prepare for some extra commute time on your way to church. If you need further help, click here for the Austin Marathon's Traffic Guide

Tip: The best route to UPC Sunday will be from Mo-Pac to 24th Street. Approach San Antonio Street through the West Campus neighborhood. The course runs along Guadalupe. Assume that you cannot cross the course route.
First Sunday
in Lent
February 18, 2018
Worship 11:00 a.m.

Matt Gaventa preaching

Lenten Theme:
Spirit, Open My Heart

Music This Sunday
The Chancel Choir continues its observation of Black History Month with a setting of Psalm 122, “I Was Glad”, by African-American composer David Hurd.
Service 6:30 p.m.
UPC Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with a public act of confession and contrition. Acknowledging that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, we stand in solidarity as fellow creatures before our Creator, acutely aware of our mortality. In the face of our transience, we
Sundays, February 18 - April 29, UPC Great Hall, 9:30 a.m.
Please come at 9:15 a.m. for a hot light breakfast
provided by the Faith & Life class

Click here to download the flyer . Please share with friends!
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.
Come early for a light breakfast!

February 18, 25
& March 4:
“Discussing the book, Waking Up White”
Krystal Leedy
Associate Pastor
University Presbyterian Church, Austin
After Krystal earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth & Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University, she continued her education at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Divinity. She came to UPC at the start of her time in seminary and feels a deep connection to the congregation.
Her main church interests lie in community building, pastoral care for college students & young adults, worship, and preaching.


Twenty-four Hours to Amplify UPLift 2018
March 1, 6:00 p.m. through
March 2, 6:00 p.m.
Amplify Austin Day is our city’s annual community-wide day of online giving. The 24-hour period provides an easy, fun way for our community to raise much needed funds for nonprofits, like UPLift!

When you Amplify UPLift, your funds provide financial assistance to our neighbors in need with rent, utilities, work boots, eye exams/glasses, and other basics. How can you help?
  • Donate! – you don’t have to wait until March 1! You can schedule your donation today!
  • Become a fundraiser for UPLift! Set a goal and challenge your friends to help you meet that amount! (Look on our Amplify page for details)
  • Check with your employer to see if your donation may be matched –UPLift received more than $1,000 in matched donations last year!
  • Help us spread the word, inspiring others to give. All it takes is a heartfelt email (or other social media), or personal conversation, letting them know why you care about UPLift and asking them to give.

Look for UPLift under the “Basic Needs” category, at amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/UPLift

UPLift received just over $10,000 through Amplify in 2017!
Our goal for 2018 is $12,000!
Learn more about UPLift, one of UPC's largest service programs. Go to
Schedule your Amplify UPLift donation today! Just click here to get started!

Thank you for supporting UPLift!
Save the Date:
UPLift Jazz Festival
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. UPC Sanctuary
Featuring musical guests:
The Daniel Dufour Trio &
The Elias Haslanger Quartet

A benefit to support UPLift, a ministry of University Presbyterian Church
We help our clients with life’s basic needs—rent, electricity, work boots, eye glasses and more.

More information and ticket sales soon!
Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner, Tuesday, February 13, at 6:00 p.m. 3208 Exposition Blvd. Turn on Carlton Road off of Exposition into the parking lot behind the church. Entrance to the fellowship hall is there. 
UPC Circle Meetings
The Ruth-Dorcas Circle meets at the home of Dottie Penn Tuesday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. Please email the church office for directions.
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
  • 10 lb. box of oatmeal (not instant)
  • large bag of raisins
  • jar of jelly or preserves
  • breakfast/snack bars

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
Celebrations & Concerns
Please pray for

The family of James Warren Deats, who died February 10 after a long illness. Craig Deats is James' son. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 14.

Lillian Kirkpatrick , who was hospitalized at St. David's Round Rock last week. Karen Werkenthin is Lillian's daughter.

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 February 11, 2018, or pick up a copy in the narthex or outside the church office.