June 18, 2018
Fourth Sunday
after Pentecost
June 24, 2018
Worship 11:00 a.m.

"God's Promises Unfolding"
Summer Sermon Series

Krystal Leedy preaching
"The Creation"

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: " Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise," arranged by Eric H. Thiman. Text for this beautiful hymn is found in Glory to God, hymn # 12.
The Flood
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 Flood." Next week, Pastor Matt brings a message on "The Testing of Abraham." Come worship with us!
Hear Matt's Sermon
Sunday, June 17, 2018
VBS Next Week!
June 25 through June 29
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
At Rolling River Rampage VBS, UPC kids will experience an interactive, energizing program that leads them to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! They'll become spiritual Rafters and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.

Rafters will participate in a variety of activities: a high-energy Opening Assembly, Bible stories, making art projects at the Craft Station, singing new songs at the Music Station, exploring the wonders of creation at the Science Station, playing fun and relevant games at the Recreation Station, and enjoying tasty snacks at the Snack Station. Along the way, Rafters will hear about their mission project and will be invited to put their faith into action!

Friday there will be a cookout and water play, so get ready to have some fun!
Manos de Cristo
Back to School 2018
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 Sunday, July 8. Please also consider volunteering – you will be glad you did!  
Financial donations needed by Sunday, July 10.
Volunteers Needed
July 30 – August 3, 2018
Please contact apuckett@manosdecristo.org  
or 512-628-4205 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
Report from 223rd GA
Vision and structure, function and dysfunction: Way Forward discerns next steps for the PC(USA)
Representatives of the Way Forward Commission and the All Agency Review Committee made the case today that a dysfunctional institutional culture at the Presbyterian Mission Agency makes change in the national structure imperative — even raising the possibility that the assembly might consider setting up an administrative commission to take charge of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board.

Follow what's happening at General Assembly this week on Facebook.

Save the date!
Paul Hooker will share his experience at General Assembly with UPC members Sunday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 201, Upper Level.
Summer Fellowship
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.
The Faith & Life and Parenting & Faith classes invite you to gather informally in Fellowship Hall for coffee and conversation any Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Regular Sunday morning classes will resume September 2, 2018.
The Present Word
Room 3, Lower Level
Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.

The Present Word Class will continue to meet every Sunday through June and July. Our background material is provided by the curriculum that gives the class its name. By using the provided scripture readings, we ensure that we are engaging with the whole Bible over time. Our summer quarter topic is "Justice in the New Testament." However, this is not a Bible study class. The scriptures and weekly lessons are our starting point for lively discussions that include the week's events, current issues and our own Christian journeys. This topic seems especially relevant in this heated political climate. The class is led by Roscoe Overton. We would love to have you come learn, share and pray with us.
will continue “Reading the [newspaper] with one hand and the Bible in the other” by trying to think through the abortion issue and conflicts. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall

For more information about the class, email Jon Eddison .
For this week's grocery cart
  • Large jar peanut butter (not organic)
  • Large jar preserves or jelly
  • 10 lb box oatmeal (not instant)
  • Large box raisins
  • Breakfast bars
Thank you for your incredible support of this UPC mission!!
2019 USA Mission Experience to Finger Lakes Region, New York
Standing on the shoulders of empowered women

A group of Presbyterian women will travel to the Finger Lakes Region of New York, July 12–22, 2019, for PW’s fifth USA Mission Experience . They will explore the rich history that Presbyterian women have in the women’s and civil rights movements. These women will also have the opportunity to learn more about themselves and about the people of the Finger Lakes Region, including migrant workers and Native Americans. Highlights of the journey will include a day in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Convention at the National Women’s Hall of Fame; a visit to the Susan B. Anthony home; and a visit to the Harriet Tubman House.

The USA Mission Experience equips women with an understanding of the region’s history and culture, the existing ministry of the church there and the challenges faced by women and children living in the area. Participants serve as ambassadors for the region during two years of itineration following the experience.

Apply now to join the 2019 USA Mission Experience to the Finger Lakes Region . Applications and reference forms must be submitted to PW in the Synod moderators by August 15, 2018. 

Synod of the Sun Moderator:
Carol Davis
2515 Cezanne Circle
Missouri City, TX 77459
Texas Strings Camps Returns to UPC
For the fourth consecutive year,  Texas Strings Camp  and Festival returns to UPC, from June 14 through June 24. Texas Strings Camp is all about encouraging, empowering, and immersing our students in the fun and beauty of music. Their goal is to show students that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. More than half of the 50 string players receive scholarships to attend the camp.

Students are guided by top notch faculty from across the country that have made careers as Soloists, Chamber Musicians, and Orchestral players, and teachers in major conservatoires. The 2018 camp features the return of many of the world class faculty from 2017, plus outstanding new faculty members. Students receive one-on-one training from these faculty members, who teach all chamber groups, private lessons and masterclasses.

TSC presents five concerts this week in the UPC sanctuary. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Concert Schedule:
June 20 – Faculty Concert 7 pm
This is your opportunity to hear in concert some of the finest professional chamber musicians anywher e

June 21 – Rising Stars Soloists in Concert – 7 pm
Top members of the festival compete for the opportunity to solo in this free concert

June 22 – Student Chamber concerts – 7 pm

June 23 – Student Chamber concerts – 7 pm

June 24 – Final Orchestra Concert – 1:30 pm
 Featuring the both the Rising Starts and Young Artists Divisions

All concerts are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the UT Co-op Garage.
Celebrations & Concerns
Prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of Harlan Hayes-Deats , born June 16 in NYC. Daughter of Caleb and Casey Deats, granddaughter of Lydia and Craig Deats.

Please pray for

The 223rd General Assembly of PC(USA), meeting this week in St. Louis, MO.

The Reh family , refugees relocated to Austin, as they settle in to their new life.

Ellen LeBlanc , who had a serious fall last Wednesday. She is recovering at home.

Margaret Randall , who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Liz Wright is Margaret's niece.
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.
Download the Celebrations & Concerns folder for Sunday, June 17, or pick up a copy in the narthex or outside the church office.