February 19, 2018
Second Sunday
in Lent
February 25, 2018
Worship 11:00 a.m.

Matt Gaventa preaching

Lenten Theme:
Spirit, Open My Heart

Music This Sunday
Concluding its observance of Black History Month, the Chancel Choir sings the familiar gospel spiritual “Order My Steps” by Glenn Burleigh in a choral arrangement by Jack Schrader.

The Laudate Children’s Choir sings the anthem this Sunday with Ted Taylor’s setting of African American spirituals “I’m Gonna Sing” and “Over my Head” accompanied by Kim Vitray on piano.
Lenten Devotional Available Online
This year Austin Seminary is offering a devotional for Lent. Guided by Eric Wall, assistant professor of Sacred Music, Austin Seminary alumni offer reflections through the songs of the season. A few copies are available on the table outside the church library or you may download from issuu.com.

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!

February 25, the Reverend Krystal Leedy continues the conversation about " Waking Up White " by Debbie Irving
Kim Vitray Joins UPC Music Staff
We rejoice to announce that Kim Vitray has been appointed as Assistant Director of Music with primary responsibility to re-organize and direct UPC's handbell choir.

Kim has long been active in music leadership and participation here including holding this post for twelve years when UPC's music was under the direction of Carroll Gonzo. She will also continue to lead the music for our monthly Taizé service. 

Kim was for eight years Choir Director at Genesis Presbyterian Church before returning to be active at UPC. Beyond our walls she is a full time professional in the human resources field.
Kim also sings in and serves as President of the Board of Directors of Panoramic Voices (formerly Texas Choral Consort).

We warmly welcome Kim as she continues to share her musical gifts in this congregation's ministry through music.
- Ara Carapetyan
New Parking Garage System
The new kiosks for entry and exit from the UT Co-Op parking garage are now up and running.

Each driver must take a ticket on entry that has the date and time encoded. On exit, insert the ticket and the kiosk will read the date / time code to calculate the parking fee. When prompted to pay, place your UPC parking code face up in the scanner. The gate will lift for exit. Parking will continue to be free for all UPC services and events.

Sundays, the exit gate will be up until 2:00 p.m. - no waiting!

Note: For payment, the garage accepts debit or credit cards only.

Pick up your UPC parking code in the church office or at the hospitality desk. You can also scan the code on the back of the order of worship or bulletin insert.
UPLift 2017 Report to the Congregation
THANK YOU to all of you who make UPLift possible! You are an important part of the work we do and you matter to the people we serve. This outreach ministry at UPC is able to assist our neighbors in need because of YOU and your very generous support!

Come see this ministry at work! Visit us in the Great Hall any Tuesday morning. We’re here by about 8:30, and would be glad for you to join us. Thank you again for your generosity to UPLift in 2017!
In Christ,
Madelyn Mitchell
for the UPLift Steering Committee
Click here or on the chart to download the complete report.
UPLift will again participate in Amplify Austin - the city-wide day of giving – on March 1-2. Our goal is to raise $12,000.00 to help our brothers and sisters who are struggling with basic needs. Please give generously, your support means so much!!
Tuesday Evening Bible Class February 19

Class meets at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. For more information, email Jon Eddison or call him at 512-988-0333
Come Serve with the Courtyard Rangers!

Perhaps your Lenten discipline is to reach out more to others. Become a Courtyard Ranger and practice Sundays in Lent!

All you have to do is seek out visitors after worship (they're usually the ones with a bag of brownie mix!) and say hello! Ask if they have question or want to know more about life at UPC.

Interested? Email David Wofford or call him at 512-323-2944 .
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
  • bag of brown sugar
  • breakfast/snack bars

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
Celebrations & Concerns
Please pray for
The refugee family ( Hadeel and Nabeel ) that the UPC Service Committee helped last year, who is facing a major crisis. Please pray that they find the financial resources, legal assistance, and emotional support that they require at this time.    

John Manning , who underwent a procedure today for a heart condition.

A grandmother who is working to get custody of her grandchildren, currently in a bad situation. The grandmother is a dear friend of Nels Hill.

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 18, 2018, or pick up a copy in the narthex or outside the church office.