We meet up every Sunday for a time we call “Liturgy.” The word means “the work of the people.”
Doing the work of the people requires all that are involved to be present, ready and willing to respond to God and serve each other.
Austin Mustard Seed Liturgy
Seminary of the Southwest
501 E 32nd St, Austin
Plan to join us for lunch afterward at a nearby restaurant.
Our time on Sundays centers around a practice we call Eucharist. It reminds us that at the center of who we are, and primary to the Christian story, is Jesus’ work on the cross and the resurrection that is still happening. We sing, pray, and reflect together. We revisit the stories of Scripture and teachings of Jesus that ground our understanding of life. We come both to give what we can offer to others and receive what others have to offer us. Following liturgy, we get lunch together nearby, because we know that church is a people in relationship with one another.
What about kids? Children are formed by hearing the stories of the Christian faith and seeing how others live it out. Our kids are with us for part of our liturgy because we see them as a valuable part of the church community. But children 10 and under are also given a chance to have their own time in a nearby classroom for learning the stories of Scripture and imagining why they still matter.
Here are 5 values you’ll notice when you visit our liturgy.
- Jesus is the center
Austin Mustard Seed loves Jesus. We think he is the smartest man who ever lived, so we are trying to live out what he taught. We believe he is God, so we worship him.
- You are welcome
Maybe you’ve never been a part of a church. Maybe you aren’t sure what, if anything you believe. Maybe you’ve been around church your whole life. Whatever your story is, we hope you feel at home at Austin Mustard Seed.
- We all are participants
If you wanted to sit and stare at a screen, you’d probably go to the movies. We gather to do The Work of the People. A few make music, others coffee, others make art. But we all act as hosts.
- All ages are welcome
Jesus loved kids, and so do we. We also love single people, retirees, college students and those who don’t fit into such clean categories. We value diversity in our time together.
- We aren’t perfect.
When you visit, you’ll realize that we’re far from perfect. Our Sunday Liturgy isn’t perfect, but then again, you could say the same about the rest of the week. But we hope that you’ll stick around, and be imperfect with us!
See you Sunday.