This is Who We Are: Lisa Philip

July 26th, 2014 | John Chandler

This is Who We Are is an interview series where the women and men of Austin Mustard Seed introduce themselves. If you’d like to participate, send an email to Chris Morton. What’s your name?     Lisa Philip Where is the most exciting place you have traveled?    Between taking the bar exam (which I hope to never, ever have to do again) and starting to … Read More

Community, This is Who We Are

Sunday Preview: Baby’s Got New Clothes

July 23rd, 2014 | John Chandler

We’ve made it past the halfway point in the series on the book of Ephesians called “Practicing Resurrection.” The first half was chock-full of these huge theological concepts. Now, we’re looking at how these play out in our day to day lives. The author of Ephesians, Paul, uses the metaphor of old clothes and new clothes to help us understand … Read More

This Sunday: Stewards and Shackles

June 25th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we’ll make another pass through Ephesians 3:1-13. Paul, the writer of this letter, has so much to say in some of these sections, that they are worth a second look. We’ll look at how Paul took seriously the title of steward, even while imprisoned. And we’ll try to make sense of how that matters to us today. Our … Read More

Imperfect people choosing community in order to love God & each other.

June 18th, 2014 | John Chandler

Peace comes when we share our home. I’ll be honest – I didn’t catch 100 percent of everything Chris said during last week’s sermon. I’m 28-weeks pregnant, have a 20-month-old son, work outside the home full-time, just moved to a new house, and it’s summer in Austin. So, I’m pretty tired. (Sorry, Chris!) But. I did catch this nugget he … Read More

Midweek Meetup is This Thursday at Draught House

June 16th, 2014 | John Chandler

Thursday, June 19 is our bi-monthly Midweek Meetup! Join us (and food trailer phenom East Side King) at the Draught House around 8pm. Why do we do this? Because just as much as we love Sunday church, we get even more excited about Monday-Saturday church. Who: You and your friends What: 45 drinks on tap and excellent conversation Where: Draught House, 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX When: Thursday, June 9, 8pm … Read More

Save the Dates: Good Friday Liturgy, Easter Lunch

April 9th, 2014 | John Chandler

At Austin Mustard Seed, we spend time each Sunday remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus. We also join in the ancient practice of Holy Week, a collection of liturgies, fasts and feasts that remember the week of the Jesus’s Crucifixion. Holy Week begins this weekend with Palm Sunday. Save the Dates for two additional opportunities: Good Friday is a … Read More

Work Day February 1

January 29th, 2014 | John Chandler

We are thrilled to spend Sunday mornings in our new space at 7500 Woodrow. We’re even more thrilled to start “nesting.” There are walls to be painted, curtains to hang and tables to build. So wear your paint clothes, bring your toolbox and be ready to get a little messy. See you on Saturday, February 1 at 9am at the … Read More


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


Prayers of the People | Week of 10.27

October 31st, 2013 | John Chandler

As a community, we can support and celebrate with each other through prayer. Join us in praying for those both spoken and unspoken during Sunday liturgy. Prayers of thanksgiving for… …friends Matthew and Mikayla for loaning out their scooter for the week – Chris …let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Prayers of petition for …a softened heart toward one … Read More

This Sunday: Story

October 29th, 2013 | John Chandler

We will spend the next three Sunday liturgies looking together at our Markers. Our markers are a starting point for shared understandings, for a common view of how we see life and do it together. The first of these markers, which we will talk about Sunday, is Story, and here’s how we describe it: At the heart of our faith … Read More