Loving Our Neighbors Throughout the Fall

October 23rd, 2018 | April Karli

by Kate Blackshear As we all know, the community of Austin Mustard Seed is in a season of change. We sense God’s presence with us and believe that this time will lead to our maturity and growth. A few months ago we gathered and worshipped together, seeking God’s dreams and visions for our community, for our future. We are a church … Read More

Community, Events, Mobilization, Neighborhood, Reflections

Living as a Community: Hebrews 10:22 (2018.10.14)

October 22nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

Shane Blackshear in his sermon on Christian community suggests that we need Community to make us holy. Christian community as expressed in the local church, as expressed in Austin Mustard Seed must be a durable relationship. Can we disagree without disengaging? We must be willing to share the weight of our tragedies, our burdens, and our rejoicing.   “Community is when you … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13-32 (2018.10.07)

October 9th, 2018 | Daniel Read

As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, that was only supposed to grow into a small weed, became a tree and the birds of the air made their … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians (2018.09.30)

September 30th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our community.   In addition this week instead of a Prayer of Confession we … Read More

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Make Good: Collaborating With Others (2018.09.23)

September 25th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Creation was put into motion To develop and become To participate in relationship with you… When our ancestors … Read More

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Make Good: Seeing What Could Be (2018.09.16)

September 18th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, and explore our response to what is broken, we can then begin to engage a brokenness with creativity, courage, and compassion. Scripture for this … Read More

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Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon)

September 13th, 2018 | Daniel Read

From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … Read More

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Make Good: Intro (2018.09.02 Sermon)

September 6th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler begins our series called “Make Good” on lessons we can learn from the story of Nehemiah. Quotes and resources mentioned: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life Maker Faire Austin Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Austin Mustard Seed Family Update

September 2nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

To our dear church family — With a lot of grief, and some hope too, I announced today that our family would be leaving Austin, and my role as pastor in Austin Mustard Seed. My last Sunday with you will be September 30. There is much grief because I’ve never loved a church more than Austin Mustard Seed. I’ve loved … Read More

September Discussion Series: Make Good

August 31st, 2018 | John Chandler

Each of us see what might be, what could be, as we go through the day to day of our lives. Some of those feel like overwhelming problems we can’t tackle. While others feel like possibility or dreams that we hope to see realized. In the Old Testament, we find a similar story in Nehemiah. He was faithful to the … Read More

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