Like a Mustard Seed

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes, Frontpage News

Dear Christ Church family,

Come make your home with us. God’s kingdom in Austin is like a tiny mustard seedthat grows into a tree, “ . . . so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches” (Mt. 13:32).  As this powerful piece of art by local artist Jim Janknegt suggests, the King and his kingdom reign in the heart of the city.  Christ Church is a branch giving shade to the city, a branch where birds of the air like you and your friends can make a home.

Is exploring membership your next step to making Christ Church home? On Sunday, October 1, we hold our next Membership Class, 1:30-4:30pm at 112 Medina St. We want to see every person at Christ Church find a home in the company of Christ and his people. If you are not a member, I want to invite you to this next step of exploring the commitment. Come hear more about Christ Church, our history and future, our calling and convictions.  It is our deep desire that no one stand alone at Christ Church.  To sign up just let kirsty@christchurchofaustin.org know you are coming. I’d love to see you there!

On another note, many Gulf Coast residents do not have a home, or their home is badly damaged by floodwaters. That’s why Christ Church will be taking up a second offering this Sunday to assist with disaster relief. I know many of you have already given, but if not, or you’d like to give more, our Mission Team has committed up to $15,000 in matching funds to combine with what is collected Sunday. The funds will go 50/50 to the Austin Disaster Relief Network, and to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund, both Christian organizations with distribution channels on the ground in the Houston area.

Peace,
Cliff+