Homelessness in Austin: A Pastoral Letter

April 8th, 2021 | April Karli

One of our Guiding Values at Austin Mustard Seed is Hospitality. Like Jesus, we desire to welcome the stranger, invite others, and remain open to receive from and give to everyone. In addition, we open our hearts, homes, and church to the lonely and those on the margins. In that light, as the pastoral team of Austin Mustard Seed, we felt that … Read More

Lament Night for a Year of COVID

March 19th, 2021 | April Karli

Welcome. We are glad you are here! This is a safe space. What is shared this evening will be kept here. Our purpose is to be present with and to one another in our grief, and to invite God’s healing presence among us. Take a moment to still yourself.  COVID-19 changed so much of our world. We hope that tonight … Read More

Backyard Liturgy, March 14, 2021

March 13th, 2021 | April Karli

Call to Worship Welcome to a Backyard Liturgy of Austin Mustard Seed. The word liturgy means the work of the people.  The season of Lent is a time that is set aside to embrace our mortality, shortcomings and brokenness. Today we come, as participants and hosts, whether passionate believer or hopeful skeptic, to share our hope that death ends in … Read More

Parking Lot Liturgy, Sunday, Feb 27 2021

February 27th, 2021 | April Karli

Come Thou Fount Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above; Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, Mount of God’s redeeming love. Here I raise my Ebeneezer,hither by Thy help I’m comeAnd I … Read More

Liturgy – Feb. 21, 2021

February 20th, 2021 | Josh Williams

Liturgy, Sunday, Feb 14, 2021

February 13th, 2021 | April Karli

Call to Worship Welcome to the liturgy of Austin Mustard Seed. The word liturgy means the work of the people. We welcome you to be a full participant or a thoughtful observer.  Whether friend or stranger, Passionate believer or Hopeful skeptic, we gather today as participants and hosts to celebrate the light of Christ among us.  Let’s pause together for … Read More

Backyard Liturgy, Sunday, Jan 31, 2021

January 30th, 2021 | April Karli

Call to Worship Welcome to a Backyard Liturgy of Austin Mustard Seed. The word liturgy means the work of the people. We welcome you to be a full participant or a thoughtful observer.  Whether friend or stranger, Passionate believer or Hopeful skeptic, we gather today as participants and hosts to celebrate the light of Christ among us.  Let’s pause together … Read More

Liturgy, Saturday, January 23, 2021

January 23rd, 2021 | April Karli

What Wondrous Love Is This What wondrous love is this,O my soul, O my soul!What wondrous love is this, O my soul!What wondrous love is thisThat caused the Lord of blissTo bear the dreadful curseFor my soul, for my soul,To bear the dreadful curse for my soul. To God and to the Lamb,I will sing, I will sing;To God and … Read More

Attack on the Capitol: How to Respond

January 15th, 2021 | April Karli

It has been a week since the violence at the Capitol. What we saw and heard has stunned and horrified all of us. Not only were the lives of elected officials and others who work at the Capitol threatened, symbols of hatred against people of color were on display. Even more appalling was seeing so many use the name of Jesus … Read More

A Liturgy for New Beginnings

August 30th, 2020 | April Karli

Many churches have a back-to-school “Blessing of the Backpacks.” This is usually a simple blessing offered during the Sunday Liturgy to bless students and teachers as they return to school.  Not only is this an unusual year for students, teachers, and school administrators, it’s been a long and difficult spring and summer for all of us. We wanted to offer … Read More