July 3, 2017  
UPC Church Office closed July 3 & 4
in observance of Independence Day.
Fifth Sunday
after Pentecost

July 9, 2017

Worship 11:00 a.m.

"Your Daughters Shall Prophesy "

Matt Gaventa preaching

Sermon text: Numbers 27:1-11

Come sing with Summer Choir!

Summer Choir Singers are any singers who wish to sing in the choir on any chosen Summer Sunday morning. They are welcome to come to the Chancel promptly at 10:00 a.m. and rehearse that 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, the choir sings "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," arranged by Fenno Heath.

T he Wonder People made a surprise visit to Pastor Matt's office during VBS last week. Here at Hero Central, we are so thankful to all of our kids, parents, church staff, and especially our VBS volunteers for making this an amazing week of fun, faith, and friendships. We hope you all continue to live into our Hero Verse and Words and have a great rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you all back on August 20th on Rally Sunday!

Our  Hero Verse for the week:
"Do good. Seek peace and go after it!"
Psalm 34:14b
Supper & Substance Begins July 17
Sign UP This Sunday

2017 marks the tenth year for our summer dinner and movie discussion at UPC! Over the years we’ve discussed more than 40 movies – some classics, like The Third Man and On the Waterfront, some exploring social issues, like Selma and The Visitor – always illuminating themes of life and faith, and serving as visual parables that help viewers see how God’s messages of hope and love are revealed through contemporary films.


Short clips from the movies are used to facilitate discussion, as time and copyright issues prevent viewing the entire movie. All of the movies selected will be available on DVD and streaming services, and you are encouraged to view the movie before the discussion date.

Please be aware that not all of the movies are suitable for children. A movie activity for children will be offered upstairs. We ask that families sign up for the children’s activity when signing up for dinner, so that we will know how many to plan for. 

The movies for S&S 2017 are – 

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hell or HighWater
  • Moana

– all award-winning/award nominated movies of 2016!!

Supper will be provided by different groups from UPC, with the proceeds from the dinner going toward special projects chosen by the groups. Cost for the dinner is $7.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children ages 3-12.


You must sign up and pay for dinner in advance! This is important, as those preparing the meal must know how many to prepare for! Look for the sign-up table in the courtyard after church beginning this Sunday, July 9. And of course you are welcome to come for the discussion if you do not wish to join us for dinner!    


Monday evenings, July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7
6:00 pm – dinner; 6:30 pm – discussion


Fellowship Hall, UPC

Sign up & pay for your meals in the courtyard after church starting this Sunday! Cash, checks & credit cards accepted!


Watch your weekly UPDate for more information, and we will see you at the movies!

Manos De Cristo
Manos de Cristo is gearing up for its annual Back-to-School Program. Last year, BTS provided more than 2,000 pre-K through 5th graders with two sets of clothing, backpacks, supplies, and books.

To help serve more children this year, please donate through UPC! Just make the check out to UPC, and indicate "Manos de Cristo Back to School Drive" on the check or envelope, and place it in the offering by this  Sunday, July 9. Please also consider volunteering – you will be glad you did!

Donations needed by Sunday, July 9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  to sort and distribute supplies July 24-28. Please contact Lily Lombardi at 512-477-7454 or llombardi@manosdecristo.org to volunteer.  

Want to learn more about how Manos de Cristo serves our community? Contact Sarah French to learn more or take a tour: sbradbur@alum.trinity.edu or 210-882-6400.

Children's Summer Fellowship Hour
This Sunday, we invite children of all ages to meet in the youth room from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for a time of playing games, service projects, and a Bible story of the week. Breakfast snacks will be provided. 

Adult Summer Sunday Fellowship Hour 
All adults are invited to gather in Fellowship Hall for coffee, treats, and conversation each Sunday this summer from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Present Word class continues to meet at 9:30 a.m. Room 3, lower level.
See you Sunday!
Come Celebrate with John Knox Ranch!
Please join the John Knox Ranch staff for an evening of food, singing, and fun as we celebrate the completion of the JKR Dining Hall! 

Saturday, July 15, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Memorial Day weekend in 2015, the Dining Hall was destroyed by a massive flood (as were other areas of JKR). After two years of serving campers and guests from a makeshift disaster relief kitchen, and after receiving generous gifts toward this recovery and recovery project,  we have rebuilt the Dining Hall! This new facility will enable us to serve both summer campers and retreat guests.

Click here to RSVP
Circle Meetings

The Martha Circle will meet on July 8  11:30 a.m. at Hill's Cafe,  4700
South Congress,  for our July social meeting.  Anyone is invited.   
Please join us.  For more information, please e-mail Karen Grice at  
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.

Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
For this week's grocery cart

A variety of needs:

  • 10 lb box of oatmeal
  • (oatmeal for 2 weeks)
  • raisins (for oatmeal)
  • white rice
  • large jars of jelly or preserves
  • breakfast/snack bars


Thanks to VBS and Stephanie Morris, we have plenty of dried beans with which to make soup for the next 5 months!!! Way to go, UPC Heroes!!!!!

Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving for the amazing heroes staff, teachers, special guests, parents, and children who made UPC VBS 2017 so incredible!

Please pray for

Jim Budd, who had a fall at their Maine cottage resulting in compression fractures, had surgery at Seton last week, and has been moved to St. David's Rehab. 

John Roberts, who has just been deployed to South Korea. John is the brother-in-law of Jessie Hsu.
Please keep  Sharon and Mike Maynard, friends of Liz Wright and Scott Kelley, in your prayers. Mike is transitioning to Hospice care as he enters the last stages of cancer. His doctors have confirmed that he is in liver failure. Prayers of healing, support, and comfort for the both of them.

If you'd like to be part of UPC's Prayer Chain, please  email the church office. You will receive emails asking you specifically to pray for people who have requested prayer support.

To request prayers for yourself or a loved one, email  upc@upcaustin.org.
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