Loving Our Refugee Neighbors

February 4th, 2020 | April Karli

by Madelynn Marlow Earlier this month, Governor Abbott released a statement that Texas would not participate in further resettlement of refugees. Although this decision was blocked by a federal judge, it is unclear what the future of resettlement in Texas will look like. Regardless of the outcome, this decision will undoubtedly make the process of resettlement more difficult than it … Read More

Advent Devotional

December 4th, 2019 | April Karli

Following a set of readings and prayers can help you focus on Advent during the midst of the busy season. Here is an Advent devotional booklet from our friends at Word of Life Church in St Joseph, MO that we suggest using on your own or with a friend. 

Sermon – 1st Sunday of Advent (Hope) – April Karli

December 3rd, 2019 | Josh Williams

The first Sunday of Advent, April Karli shared about living hopeful expectation in the midst of uncertainty. We were invited to consider that Advent is an in-between time as we remember Jesus’s first coming as a baby and await his promised second coming. How is Jesus inviting you to be awake to his presence this Advent season? “But about that … Read More

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Sermon (2019.04.28) Andrea Lucado

April 30th, 2019 | Daniel Read

Andrea Leads us through the second week of Easter. Our text for the morning was the story of doubting Thomas. Text: John 20:19-31 Reflection Questions: How do we believe in what we cannot see? Sometimes we don’t. The others around us do. We ask God and we wait. We have an experience with the risen Christ. We look for evidence … Read More

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Sermon (04.07.2019) Mason Parva

April 9th, 2019 | Daniel Read

Mason Parva leads us through the text for the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week we read John 12:1-8 and mason gave us good insight into how we can orient our lives towards the Divine, within and in our world.

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Lament for New Zealand Shooting

March 18th, 2019 | April Karli

The Lament prayer from our Liturgy on March 17, 2019 in response to the shootings at mosques in New Zealand. Lord, in sadness and grief, we come before you.We feel hopeless in the face of hatred and violence,We despair over the brokenness in our worldBut we choose love, in all of this we choose love.And so we turn to you … Read More

2019.03.12 Daniel Read

March 12th, 2019 | Daniel Read

Daniel leads us through a guided meditation for the 1st week of Lent. Due to some last minute changes we ended up using the lectionary text for the second week of Lent rather than the 1st. Stay tuned for next week as we will come back to the original lectionary text for the 1st week of Lent. Text for this … Read More

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Lent for the sake of others

March 5th, 2019 | April Karli

“Self-giving God, call us to walk the road of newness – a new self, a new society, a new world, one neighbor at a time. May we have traveling mercies this Lenten season.”  –Walter Brueggemann Lent is a season when we are invited to intentionally enter into disciplines of prayer, self-examination, and repentance. It mirrors the 40 days that Jesus … Read More


February 12th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Hospitality. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that flowing out of Jesus’s desire that we welcome the stranger, we humbly seek to invite others, being open to receive from and give to everyone. We open our hearts, homes, and church to the lonely, those on the margins, as … Read More

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February 5th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. We come together around our common mission to partner with God in the making of all things new. We find joy in our differences, celebrate unity without … Read More

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