This Sunday: Lent 3

March 18th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue in our observance of Lent as we sit with death, and prepare for resurrection, together. Our text this week comes from Romans 5:1-11. Here are a few key verses from that passage to reflect on this week as we prepare for our time together on Sunday morning: 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Vocation

February 25th, 2014 | John Chandler

After a two week hiatus from the conversation, this Sunday we will finish working through our shared Rhythms and Practices together. These are helping us to define what it looks like for us to create a shared way of life as we imagine what it means to follow Jesus in North Central Austin. This Sunday, we will consider the practice … Read More

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This Sunday: A Few Good Friends

February 19th, 2014 | John Chandler

This week, we will be hosting two good friends who will be participating in our liturgy with us. Gideon Tsang, the pastor of Vox Veniae, will be preaching. We consider him a kindred spirit, and I’m looking forward to having him with us. We will also be joined by Brandon Kinder, who will be leading our singing. Brandon is a … Read More

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Breaking News: We're Making Marathon Tacos!

February 13th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, thousands of marathoners will be running down the street adjacent to our meeting place, during our normal liturgy time. Our neighbors will be lining the streets to cheer for the racers. Let’s join them, and get to know our new neighbors. This Sunday at 10am, we’re going to have a lawn party. We’ll make breakfast tacos, watch the … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Hospitality

February 4th, 2014 | John Chandler

This week’s sermon continues our journey through our shared Rhythms and Practices as we imagine together how to follow Jesus together in North Central Austin. This Sunday, we turn to the practice of Hospitality. How can we live in such a way that we are aware of, and extending ourselves toward those who aren’t like us? What does it look … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Sabbath

January 28th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue imagining together what it might look like to build a church community around 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. We will transition this week from our Rhythms to our Practices. Our … Read More

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This Sunday — Our Rhythms: Service

January 21st, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue imagining together what it might look like to build a church community around 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. We will move on this week to the rhythm of Service. We … Read More

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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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