July 23, 2018
Tenth Sunday
after Pentecost
July 29, 2018
Worship 11:00 a.m.

"God's Promises Unfolding"
Summer Sermon Series

Guest Preacher Fred Morgan preaching on
The Valley of Dry Bones

Sermon text:
Come Sing in Summer Choir!
Summer Choir Singers are any singers who wish to sing in the choir on any Summer Sunday morning they choose. If you'd like to sing this summer, come to the Chancel promptly at 10:00 a.m. and rehearse the morning’s anthem. Summer singers wear no robes, sing the anthem, then join family and/or friends in the congregation for the remainder of the service. All singers are welcome!

This Sunday: " Arise, My Soul, Arise," by Dale Wood. Text is by Johan Kahl, translated by Ernest Ryden.
Read / hear Pastor Krystal's Sermon
Sunday, July 22, 2018
The Valley
of Dry Bones
Detail from the mural created by UPC Youth during the Great Vigil of Easter 2018.

Our summer sermon series, "God's Promises Unfolding". stories of the Easter Vigil, continues with guest preacher Fred Morgan preaching on "The Valley of Dry Bones." Next week, Pastor Krystal brings a message on "The Fiery Furnace." Come worship with us!
Discussion on
Border Detention
Sunday, July 29, 9:30 a.m.
Room 201 Upper Level
On July 29, at 9:30 a.m., we would love for you to come hear Ezequiel Herrera and Bee Moorhead talk about what is going on at the border detention facilities. This is your opportunity to learn about what is happening and how you can help.

Ezequiel is a member of UPC and is currently under care of this church as he seeks ordination through PC(USA)
for Ministry of the Word and Sacrament. On Sundays, Ezequiel serves another congregation and is unable to come to UPC most Sundays. Texas Impact invited him to visit the border and to give us a first-hand account of what is going on.
 
Bee Moorhead is the Executive Director of Texas Impact, and Texas Impact is mobilizing on border issues. Bee is also a member of UPC, and she works to collaborate with a variety of other churches and faith communities around social issues that many faith communities have taken stances upon. Texas Impact listens to what faith communities have to say and then acts where common ground can be found.

So don't miss this special clas Sunday, July 29, in Room 201 at 9:30 a.m.
Flash Mob Mission
Thank you to everyone who was able to donate to Catholic Charities down in San Antonio (via Mission Presbytery and University Presbyterian in San Antonio) as a part of the reunification of families. As you know, we partnered with First Presbyterian for this very quick mission project. They were asking for items by last Tuesday, and the minivan is on its way today! Between the two churches, we donated $1,355 in H-E-B gift cards and the bags are full of clothing for kids and adults alike. Our very own Service Committee authorized $100 in H-E-B gift cards, which I gladly picked up, and I got a selfie from Allison Harris, the Reverend Sarah Allen from First Pres, and Sarah’s kids as they shopped for families together! We truly are better together. Thanks for your help! If you would like to donate to Catholic Charities, you can at ccaosa.org

Pastor Krystal
Refugee Welcome UPdate
UPC's Welcome Team provided transportation for the Reh family to their first dentist visit last week. Mr. Reh has a job counselor at Refugee Services and is starting a job search. Our Welcome Team, in cooperation with Refugee Services, will get the children registered for school the first week of August and get them linked with services that provide school clothes and supplies. Thanks to your contributions, we were able to provide the family with a cell phone and funds for cell service.
The Rehs have asked for some other households items that we will provide. The family has a close relationship with their relatives in Del Valle who have been in Austin for many years. Thank you for your continued welcome to our new neighbors!
No class Sunday, July 29. Please join Bee Moorhead and Ezequiel Herrera for a discussion on Border Detention, Room 201, at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 5
"Moral Man and Immoral Society"

Class meets in Fellowship Hall.

For more information about the class, email Jon Eddison .
Dementia Support Group
to Meet August 4
The UPC Dementia Support Group has moved it monthly meeting to first Saturdays so that more folks can come. The group is open to all, not only UPC members, and offers support and ideas for those caring for family experiencing memory loss.

The next meeting is Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at La Madeleine at Mueller. Please share with family and friends!

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
  • Large box raisins
  • Large bag white rice
  • Large jar peanut butter (not organic)
  • Large jar preserves or jelly
  • Breakfast bars

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving for

William Emmanuel French, born July 17, to Sarah and Byron French.

Please pray for

The family of Ann Jacobi , who died Thursday, July 19. Mary Jacobi Dodd is Ann's daughter. Arrangements are pending.

Ken McWilliams, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, which appears to be localized. He will undergo treatment in the Dallas area for 6 weeks. Ken and Mary Beth are hopeful!

The Reh family , refugees relocated to Austin, as they settle in to their new life.
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 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 download the "Celebrations and Concerns" folder for Sunday, July 22, 2018, click here or pick up a copy in the church office or in the narthex.