Liturgy Audio (11/03/13): Markers — Story

November 4th, 2013 | John Chandler

Sermon audio from Sunday morning, 11/3/13, liturgy as we began our series on our Markers. Here are the quotes shared during the message: “Scripture was never simply about that imparting of information, reminding people of a previous religious experience. Even when the biblical writers were telling the story of Israel, this was never merely in order to provide facts about … Read More


Midweek Meetup: Return to Draught House

November 4th, 2013 | John Chandler

After a great Halloween break, Midweek Meetup is back! This is important to us, because as much as we love Sunday church, we get even more excited about Monday-Saturday church. This week’s meetup is at the Draught House. The food trailer phenom East Side King will be there too! If you like cold drinks, autumn evenings or just want to learn more about Austin Mustard Seed, we … 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

Resource: What is the What?

October 30th, 2013 | John Chandler

Austin Mustard Seed is exploring how we can be involved in serving our friends and neighbors who are refugees. If you want to get a picture of life as a refugee, check out Dave Eggers fantastic book What is the What. This book clearly and realistically depicts the horror of war, and the difficulties of the life of a refugee. … 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


No Midweek Meetup this Week: Halloween

October 28th, 2013 | John Chandler

Once a year, kids (and college students and dogs and many adults) dress up in crazy costumes and give us all an opportunity to meet our neighbors. Because of Halloween, we’ll have no midweek meet up this week. Have fun, take pictures and come back with stories!



October 24th, 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… …for Taylor’s Grandfather, who passed away after a life of loving God – Taylor …for the help of Mustard Seed through a dark season – Forrest …for Brittany’s missionary friends … Read More

Prayers of the People

Community Highlight: Brewer's Cup

October 23rd, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday, our very own Daniel Read will not able to participate in our Liturgy because he’ll be in Minnesota participating in the a national barista competition called Brewer’s Cup. When he’s not serving playing guitar or riding his bicycle, Daniel is coaching some of the best coffee makers in Austin. When our church is scattered throughout the week, we want to … Read More


Cultivate on 10/27: Let's Dream Together

October 22nd, 2013 | John Chandler

Prior to beginning our weekly liturgy, we gathered weekly for something we called Cultivate. This was a time for us to dream, pray and plan together — a time to form and shape this young church community. Our weekly liturgy has arrived, but that doesn’t mean it is time to stop dreaming together. From time to time, we will continue … Read More


Sunday Preview: Fruit

October 22nd, 2013 | John Chandler

Imagine if you could do a “Flash Forward” and get an idea of what your life will be like in years to come? We’ll try to do that on this coming Sunday. For the last two weeks, John has led us in a discussion about the kind of roots we want our church community to have. This coming Sunday, we’ll … Read More