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New Liturgy Location!

January 9th, 2014 | John Chandler

Next week, Austin Mustard Seed will begin meeting for our weekly Sunday Liturgy at the 7500 Woodrow Avenue (the home of Liveoak Bible Church).  There are at least three reasons we are thrilled with this new location. The opportunity to focus even better on neighborhoods like Crestview. A comfortable space for hosting liturgy that we can make feel like home. Improved spaces … Read More

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This Sunday — Our Rhythms: Liturgy

January 7th, 2014 | John Chandler

I’m excited to for the next six weeks as we start working through our shared Rhythms and Practices. Our hope is that these can shape what it looks like for us as we explore how we follow Jesus together in North Central Austin. This Sunday, we will begin by talking about Liturgy. Why do we do liturgy the way we … Read More

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This Sunday — Epiphany

December 31st, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will close out the Christmas season together as we celebrate Epiphany. Epiphany is the day where we celebrate the revelation of Jesus as God’s son in the form of a human being. Traditionally, this day is tied to the visit of the Magi which is described in Matthew 2. I’m excited that someone from our own congregation, … Read More

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Christmas Liturgy and Chili Lunch

December 24th, 2013 | John Chandler

This week, we’ll celebrate the first Sunday of Christmas at the home of Daniel Read (5001 W Frances Pl). We’ll gather at our usual 10:30am. We’ll share a chili lunch together afterward. If you’d like to bring something to share and didn’t get to sign up on the list last Sunday, please contact us to find out what’s still needed … Read More

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Help a Neighbor Celebrate Christmas

December 4th, 2013 | John Chandler

As a new church community we are exploring how we can be a church FOR the neighborhoods of North/Central Austin. One need we have learned about is the population of refugees who live nearby. Lisa Phillip introduced us to her friend Leen, whose family were forced to relocate to Austin from Iraq. Over the next two weeks we will be … Read More

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This Sunday — Advent 2 (and a Special Guest)

December 3rd, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we continue into the second week of Advent. We’ll center ourselves around the word peace, a kind of peace that means the full presence of all that is true and good. The kind of peace that creates a longing for something betterthat comes only when God arrives. I’m especially excited this week to have Shane Blackshear join our … Read More

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This Sunday: Advent Begins

November 26th, 2013 | John Chandler

For hundreds of years, many of Jesus’s followers have used a tool called the “Liturgical Calendar.” It divides the year up into seasons and holidays. By following the calendar together, a church can trace the story of the mission of God throughout scripture. The first season, Advent, begins this Sunday, December 1. During Advent, we remember those who anxiously awaited … Read More

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This Sunday: Stories of Thanksgiving

November 20th, 2013 | John Chandler

Thanksgiving is next week, and the Austin Mustard Seed community has many reasons to be thankful. This Sunday, November 24, our liturgy will focus on our gratitude on how we have seen God’s work in 2013. We will stories from those in our community, expressing their gratitude for how they’ve seen God at work this year. And as they do, … Read More

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This Sunday: Presence

November 12th, 2013 | John Chandler

This week wraps up a look at our Markers in Sunday liturgy. Our markers are a starting point for shared understandings, for a common view of how we see life and do it together. The final marker, which we will talk about Sunday, is Presence, and here’s how we describe it: We are an active community. As a church community, … Read More

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This Sunday: Wholeness

November 5th, 2013 | John Chandler

We are in the midst of looking at our Markers in Sunday liturgy. Our markers are a starting point for shared understandings, for a common view of how we see life and do it together. The second marker, which we will talk about Sunday, is Wholeness, and here’s how we describe it: We are an imaginative community. While we see … Read More

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