June 5, 2017  
Trinity Sunday
June 11, 2017

Worship 11:00 a.m.

"Called to Do Some Hard Things "

Fred Morgan preaching

Sermon text: Matthew 28:16-20

Summer Choir begins! 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, Summer Choir sings
Cherubim Song by Dimitry Bortniansky.

Lectionary readings for June 11, 2017

Children's Summer Fellowship Hour

Starting Sunday, June 11, the regular children's ministry Sunday School classes will be on break for the summer season. We invite children of all ages to meet in the youth room on Sunday mornings 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. This week's  Fellowship Hour is staffed by our summer seminary intern, Alex Pappas. See you Sunday! 

A Note from Matt...

Over the next two weeks, through June 16, the pastoral offices will be a little quiet at UPC. John and Krystal will be on campus at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in course work towards their Doctorates in Ministry, and I will be meeting with a preaching cohort in New York and participating in the Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Seminary.

It’s such a gift that we have the opportunity to invest in ourselves, in our skills for ministry, and in our own formation; and, it’s such a gift to be in a congregation that values those investments. Many, many thanks for the gift of time and space that allows my education to continue, and I look forward to bringing its fruits back to share with you.  

This quirk of scheduling—a result of commitments we all made months or years ago—means that none of the regular pastoral staff will be in worship on Sunday, June 11. However, another gift of this congregation is that we are overflowing with pastoral talent in our own pews, and I am thrilled that the Reverend Fred Morgan will be preaching and leading worship in our absence, alongside Alex Pappas, our summer intern from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Fred and the Deacons will also manage any routine pastoral care needs during our pastoral absence, for which I offer them a public thanks.   

If you have a pastoral care need that arises during our absence, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 512-476-5321 or email to upc@upcaustin.org.
Thank you, and many blessings as we enter this Pentecost season together!

News from Kathy
Dear UPC Friends,
I have accepted a call to serve as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in McAllen, and will be moving to the Valley at the end of this month to begin at the church on July 15. The church is a few years younger than UPC, but shares with you a deep appreciation for and commitment to the beauty and power of worship, the joy of service, and the gift of community. I am very excited to join their journey of faith and discipleship.

My time with you at UPC was and remains such a rich blessing in my life. I thank you for the many ways each of you participated in equipping me for this new adventure in ministry. And I thank you for your expressions of support and encouragement during this transition period. To quote that wise woman, Dolly Parton, I will always love you-ou-ou.

I don't yet have a McAllen address, but you can always reach me at kescandell@gmail.com or 512-466-5662.
Please do keep in touch.

Grace and peace,

There's room for you

at the next Thursday morning coffee, July 15, 10:00 a.m. Once these spots are filled, we will see if there's any interest, then add more in the fall.

To register for July 15, email Stephanie Morris or call 512-415-9797.

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 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.

'Tis the Season...
  ...for sugar ants. The staff love to have leftover treats from meetings, and we know that Sundays after worship everyone wants to get to lunch. Please help us enjoy your treats (and not have to throw them out) by doing the following:
  • Place any food left into an air tight container OR put it into the refrigerator. (This includes left over bread--a twist tie won't keep the ants out!)
  • Completely wipe up all spills on the kitchen counter (the ants are especially fond of communion wine;-)
  • Shake out any linens into the trash so that no crumbs are left on the counters

Anything left on the counter that is not sealed will be tossed the very next morning, so go ahead and toss it if there's not time to put it away. Thanks!

- Your UPC Staff

Circle Meetings

The Martha Circle will begin our summer program of lunch and  fellowship on Saturday, June 10 at the home of Mary Lee.  We will plan to discuss the
July and August locations at that time.  If you have questions, email Karen Grice at kwgrice@grandecom.net or call

The Ruth-Dorcas Circle will meet June 13, 2:30 p.m., at the home of Dottie Penn. Contact the church office for more information.

Work has begun on Panel 6 of "The Feeding of the Five Thousand" community mosaic, which will complete this wonderful installation. YOU can be part of the process!

Next Mosaic Marathons:

June 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Email Lynn Bridge or call her at 512-970-9121 for details.

The support group for friends and family caring for loved ones with dementia or other memory diagnoses meets Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., 2512 Harris Boulevard. All are welcome!

For more information, contact Jennie Chao at 512-699-1153.

It's time to pick up materials to enter the 100% Community Art Exhibit, proceeds of which benefit the George Washington Carver Museum.

If you'd like to submit an original painting or drawing, contact the Carver at 512-974-4926 to reserve an artist packet. Deadline for pickup is June 16. All entries must be returned to the Carver Museum by June 26, 2017.

Questions? Call Johnnie Overton at 512-482-8921.

Click here to download the flyer.

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:

  • large jar peanut butter
    – not organic, sadly
  • large jars of jelly or preserves
  • dried beans (pinto, kidney, navy)
  • small cans of tomato paste
  • snack/breakfast bars

Celebrations & Concerns
Please pray for 

Jennifer Bradford, who is having tests on Tuesday.

Jon Bayer, recovering from surgery last week.

UPC Pastoral Staff, engaged in continuing education pursuits this week and next.

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.

Click here to download Celebrations and Concerns for May 28, 2017 or pick up a copy outside the church office or in the narthex.

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