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Good Friday Liturgy Begins at 7pm

April 1st, 2015 | John Chandler

Easter is just around the corner, and as much as we want to celebrate the Ressurection, it’s not quite time. Join us for an evening of worship and contemplation, as we recall Jesus death, and our own loss. Good Friday Liturgy will take place on April 3 at 7500 Woodrow Avenue at 7pm.

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This Sunday: Lent 3

March 4th, 2015 | John Chandler

We see Lent, and the other focused seasons on the church calendar, as a time for us to join with churches around the world in assigned texts for our Sunday readings and study. For us, though, we also see this as a time to invite voices from within our community to share their experience and perspective on those texts. This … Read More

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This Sunday: Lent 2

February 25th, 2015 | John Chandler

Lent is often consider to be a time of sorrow and grief as we reflect on sin, brokenness and death. And this week’s passage — Psalm 22 — doesn’t disappoint with an ongoing theme of experiencing affliction.  But this poem doesn’t dwell on affliction just for the sake of being a downer, and neither should we. As we will be … Read More

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This Sunday: Transfiguration Sunday

February 3rd, 2015 | John Chandler

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the season between Christmas and Lent on the church calendar brings a focus on Epiphany — the revealing of Jesus as both God and man. The last Sunday of this season before Lent focuses on a unique story known as the Transfiguration. The last Sunday before Lent will be the Marathon, and we … Read More

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This Sunday: Sabbath aMS

January 27th, 2015 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will tie up our series of teachings on Sabbath. If you missed either of the first two: I hope you’ll take the time to catch up on what we’ve covered so far: – Part 1: Sabbath BC and Part 2: Sabbath AD. We’ll pick up from there on Sunday as we explore why Sabbath might continue to … Read More

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This Sunday: Sabbath AD

January 20th, 2015 | John Chandler

I pray that 2015 can be a meaningful year for Austin Mustard Seed as we focus on developing our shared practices of Sabbath, Hospitality and Vocation. This Sunday, we will continue into our intensive season of learning about Sabbath with a look at how Jesus talked about it. If you weren’t able to be in liturgy this past Sunday, I … Read More

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This Sunday: Sabbath BC

January 13th, 2015 | John Chandler

We often talk about our rhythms and practices, and the role they play in the life of Austin Mustard Seed. As we go through 2015 together, we are going to spend 3 intensive seasons in each of our practices: Sabbath, Hospitality and Vocation. This week, we’ll begin three weeks of teaching about Sabbath. After three weeks, our hope is that … Read More

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This Sunday: Identity

January 7th, 2015 | John Chandler

This week marks the transition from Christmas to Epiphanytide. The idea of incarnation, that eternal, infinite God would become man, is too big for one day. Epiphany follows the stories of the first encounters with Jesus, as a baby and as a young man. This Sunday, we’ll return to Mark 1, to the desert and to John the Baptist. Here … Read More

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This Sunday: Christmas 2

December 30th, 2014 | John Chandler

Some of us might be in a rush to pack up the decoration and restore order to our home, while others might be leaving them out, not wanting to say goodbye. And some of us might just be procrastinating and avoiding the whole situation. We’re not in a rush to say good-bye (yet) to Christmas in our Liturgy. After four … Read More

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This Sunday: Advent IV

December 17th, 2014 | John Chandler

Our time of waiting is nearly finished as Advent nears its end. But not yet. We are still waiting. This Sunday, our good friend Gideon Tsang, from Vox Veniae will remind us that in this waiting season of Advent, we are also Waiting for Eternity. Each week at 10:30am, we gather for Liturgy at 7500 Woodrow Avenue. Come and join … Read More

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