Acts 8 (2018.06.17 Sermon)

June 18th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Chris Morton continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 8:4-25. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Gravitas is a condition of the soul that has developed enough spiritual mass to attract other souls. It makes the soul appear old, but gravitas has nothing to do with age. It has everything … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?

May 17th, 2018 | John Chandler

Our mission, our primary activity, as Austin Mustard Seed is to form communities of Jesus. It’s not a new quest. It’s what followers of Jesus have been doing ever since Christianity first started. The book of Acts tells about these earliest communities of Jesus. This summer, we’ll be reading stories together from the book of Acts. These are stories of … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Ten Parts of Our Sunday Liturgy

March 29th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Call to Worship A short song, followed by a moment of silence and a prayer. The Call to Worship reorients us to God’s presence already among us. Singing We sing together, expressing our hearts and our hopes. You can join by standing, singing along or contemplating. Prayer of Confession Confession is a moment to honestly reveal our shortcomings, frustrations, hopes … Read More

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Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus (Lent Discussion Series)

February 12th, 2018 | John Chandler

Lent is a time of slowing from our usual pace. We revisit our mortality, our brokenness, and the ways we have chosen anything other than the Life God has for us. This time of slowing isn’t just about mental reflection, but it is also taken on through our actions. For centuries, Christians have given up certain foods or luxuries in … Read More

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Liturgy canceled for August 27

August 27th, 2017 | John Chandler

Liturgy is canceled for today, August 27, due to the weather. Stay home. Stay safe. Check on your neighbors. Join us in prayer for those in dire situations due to Harvey. See you next Sunday…and throughout the week.

Liturgy

How to Participate on Sundays

January 16th, 2017 | John Chandler

You’ll hear us say it every Sunday at Austin Mustard Seed: “We are all participants and hosts.” Making Sunday Liturgy happen requires we all take a role. But that doesn’t mean everyone has to do everything. Using the form below, pick a few roles you feel excited about, and the staff will get you on the calendar. To select more than one, … Read More

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Special Location for New Year's Day Liturgy!

December 31st, 2016 | John Chandler

Sunday Liturgy on New Year’s Day will take at the home of Jonathan (that’s his first name) and Alison Baker, 6106 Bull Creek Road. Liturgy begins at 10:30, potluck lunch to follow. Bring things that are good cold, or can be kept in a crockpot or the oven. Please bring a chair if you can, too. Regular Sunday Liturgy will resume … Read More

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Looking for a Christmas Eve Gathering?

December 22nd, 2016 | John Chandler

Christmas Eve is this Saturday! We’ll gather for our yearly celebration at the Seminary of the Southwest chapel (501 E 32nd St.) at 5pm. We’ll sing some carols, light some candles and reflect on one huge idea: God has come to man! Bundle up, and invite a friend. See you Saturday! Note: Because of Saturday night Liturgy, we will not gather this Sunday … Read More

Gatherings, Liturgy

A Liturgy from November 6

November 9th, 2016 | John Chandler

Call to Worship Welcome to the Liturgy of Austin Mustard Seed. The word “liturgy” means “The Work of the People.” Whether friend or stranger, Passionate believer or Hopeful skeptic, We gather today as participants and hosts. Stand with me for a moment of silence to still ourselves, And be reminded that we are always in God’s presence. (Wait for a … Read More

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A Liturgy of Lament (2016.7.10)

July 12th, 2016 | John Chandler

Thank you to Daniel Read, April Karli and John Chandler for helping to curate and create this liturgy. Call to Worship Welcome to the Liturgy of Austin Mustard Seed. The word “liturgy” means “The Work of the People.” Whether friend or stranger, Passionate believer or Hopeful skeptic, We gather today as participants and hosts. Stand with me for a moment … Read More

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