July 30, 2018
Eleventh Sunday
after Pentecost
August 5, 2018
Worship 11:00 a.m.

"God's Promises Unfolding"
Summer Sermon Series

Pastor Krystal preaches on
The Fiery Furnace

Sermon text:
August Is the Perfect Time
to Check Out 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: " Be Thou My Vision ," by John Rutter.
Read / hear Fred Morgan's Sermon
Sunday, July 22, 2018
The Fiery Furnace
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 Pastor Krystal preaching on "The Fiery Furnace."

Next week, Pastor Matt brings a message on "The Freely Offered Salvation." Come worship with us!
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UPC Youth Summer Mission
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who supported the UPC Youth on their summer mission trip to Christi Corpus this year. Whether it was cooking meals for us, lending us your kids, or keeping us in your prayers, we appreciate all of your support!

We arrived back safely in Austin on Saturday, July 21, after a week of hard work and lots of fun! Corpus was extremely hot and full of mosquitoes, but with lots of sunscreen and bug spray, we got through the week. Nineteen UPC and Westminster Presbyterian youth worked hard to fix up a home in Refugio, Texas, in its final stages of building. They painted walls, sanded porches, and installed flooring. On our last workday, we ended early to spend an afternoon at the beach!
We were never able to meet the homeowner in person, but know she is an elderly woman who enjoys gardening and landscaping. With this in mind, the youth put together beautiful mosaic flowerpots to leave with the house. If all goes to plan, the house is scheduled to be completed on August 10, and we were promised pictures of the finished house once construction is completed.

We all learned so much on this trip and are so grateful to have gone. Thank you again for all of your love and support! 
Adrielle Chew
Summer Programs Director
Mid-year Contribution Statements Now Available
Our finance team recently sent out mid-year contribution statements to members and friends of UPC who have made a pledge for 2018. If you have a preferred email address, a secure link to your statement was emailed to you on July 18. If yours is a combined contribution statement, only one statement link was sent via email to the member listed as head of household in our church database. Paper statements were mailed to members who do not have an email address, as well as to those who have requested statements by mail.

Please review your contribution statement carefully, and if you have questions, contact our financial assistant Trudi Capotosto at trudi@upcaustin.org  or call her Tuesdays at 512-476-5321, extension 206.
Don’t Forget
Hygiene Supplies!
The UPC Youth Ministry is collecting travel sized hygiene supplies. When you're traveling this summer, please remember to collect the travel sized hygiene supplies — from hotels, airplanes, wherever — and drop them off in the basket outside John Leedy’s office. Thanks for your help!
Old UPC email Account Compromised
We have been notified that a few UPC members have received emails that appear to be from Pastor Matt, but are not. These emails, from a Gmail account pastor.upcaustin@gmail.com, use Matt's name and ask for replies, requesting purchases or PIN numbers.

These emails are an attempt to "phish" information from recipients. Phishing is  the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies or persons in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card or gift card numbers.

We have notified Google of fraudulent use of our email account and also filed an internet crime complaint with the FBI.

Please be assured that none of your personal information has been compromised. The UPC member database is maintained in a secure location with our church management software company. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

To contact Matt directly, please use  pastor@upcaustin.org . This is the email he uses for all correspondence related to UPC.
What to Do with
Suspicious emails
If you receive an email from UPC that you think might be a scam, please  do not reply to it or click any links  that may be in the body of the email. Instead, mark the email as spam or phishing, and report the email to your email client (Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, aol.com, sbcglobal.net, or others). Please also notify Jan at  upc@upcaustin.org  in a separate email . Below, you'll find links to additional information about reporting and protecting your digital information.
FTC Consumer Information:

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center:

Texas Attorney General:

Google Support:

Yahoo Safety:

AOL Security:

Spectrum FAQs:
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
Please pray for

All UPC family and friends traveling this week, whether beginning or ending their vacations / sabbaticals, traveling on business, or caring for family. Traveling mercies, all.

The Reh family , refugees relocated to Austin, as they settle in to their new life.
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 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 download the "Celebrations and Concerns" folder for Sunday, July 29, 2018, click here or pick up a copy in the church office or in the narthex.