Mustard Seed Cafe envisions a community where men, women, and children flourish having the opportunities and resources they need and the knowledge that they matter to God and to us.
“In Jesus, we find ourselves now to be the enemy who has been loved, the sinner who is saved, the stranger who is welcomed. ‘God showed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us’ Rom. 5:8. And welcomed strangers should be quick to learn to welcome other strangers. Our love for outsiders runs deep as it flows from remembering ourselves to be outsiders who have been dearly loved by a lavishly hospitable God.” ~ David Mathis (“Hospitality & the Great Commission” www.desiringgod.org/articles)
How will the vulnerable, food-insecure, needy, and hungry be fed if we don’t feed them? We have this opportunity to continue the good work of feeding people good food who need the nourishment, not only for their bodies but also for their minds and souls. They need to be included, welcomed, loved. We can do this in a safe, warm cafe.
We can do this, but only with your help!!
Please RSVP which date you can come to:
Volunteer Coordinators Kathy & Rosie
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 525-4071
Come join us as we walk around our new neighborhood, praying for God to be glorified as we move in and seek to serve our community!
Stay in touch to find out more about how you can help us re-open!
Join us at the end of the month, Wednesday January 31st for our Community Meal.
We open the doors at 5 pm. Come enjoy a delicious meal and time with family and friends, we’re celebrating all God has done and will do with the Mustard Seed Cafe.
See you there!
Even though our normal Cafe is closed for the week of Christmas, we look forward to seeing you at our Community Meal!
Our regular cafe will be closed the week of Christmas, BUT we would love for everyone to join us for our Community Meal here on Wed, Dec 27 @ 5pm!
Thank you for taking a moment to read this important update.
Join us this Wednesday night for our Community Meal.
Thank you to the El Paso Hotel and Lodging Association for sponsoring our meal this month. Their generosity makes it possible for all of us to come together as one community. We open the doors at 5 pm! Come enjoy a delicious meal and time with family and friends!
See you there.
We will miss being with you all Thanksgiving week!
We will Open again the following week, Wednesday November 29th.
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name.” Psalm 100:4
When we count our blessings, we remember each of you – the volunteers and guests who make the Mustard Seed Café such an AMAZING place to be! Please come see us as we celebrate Thanksgiving early. We thank God for you!
The Café will be closed the week of November 20th.
Last year, Giving Day efforts raised $4.7 million in San Antonio, $9.8 million in
Austin and $37 million in North Texas. El Paso Giving Day seeks to replicate the
success that other Texas cities have seen to increase charitable giving in our community.
Learn how you can get involved: www.ElPasoGivingDay.org.
Early donations are being accepted now on the Giving Day website. Please make a donation to your favorite non-profit and help strengthen our beautiful community. TOGETHER IS BETTER. We could use your support!!!
Share with your friends and support the Mustard Seed Cafe to be a part of #EPGivingDay on
Wednesday, November 15, 2017!
Come join the fun at our September Community Meal! Bring your family and friends. Make new friends!
Our sponsor this month is Hope for West Texas. This amazing group partners with like-minded individuals, groups and churches as they count others in the community more significant than themselves. They strive to look out for the interests of the community through involvement with their affiliates as they network resources and volunteers to positively impact our community with compassion, love, and kindness, demonstrated through living out the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Check out their website – http://www.h4wt.org/
See you Wednesday night!
Come share a meal with us! School’s back in session and the Community Meal is a great night out for busy families! We do the cooking and you enjoy your family and friends. Our heartfelt thanks go out to First Baptist Church for once again sponsoring this meal! We love the way that you love our community!
The Mustard Seed Café welcomes El Paso’s youth to attend a Back to School Worship Night at the Cafe on Wednesday, August 9 from 6 – 7:30 pm.
The event will feature worship led by Cross of Grace Worship Team and a message by Pastor Ricky Alcantar. There will be free food too!
“We love the youth of this community and want to encourage and strengthen them as they head back to school this year. We also want to support the families, teachers and counselors who love and care for them. It’s going to be a great night – all glory to God!” said Mustard Seed Café manager, Carmen Estrada.
Join us Wednesday, July 26 for our Community Meal! Thank you to First Baptist Church – our Community Meal sponsor this month! The meal is their gift to you, your friends, and your family. Doors open at 5:00 pm and we serve until 7:00 pm or until the food runs out! First Come, First Serve!
THANK YOU FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH! Your gift truly is LOVE IN ACTION!
Happy Summer to our beautiful community! Join us this Wednesday night for our no-charge Community Meal! The doors open at 5:00 pm and we serve until 7:00 pm or until we run out of food. Whichever comes first!
These meals are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a great meal and enjoy time with your family and friends.
See you there!
Parking Lot Yard Sale
First Christian Church
1140 N. St. Vrain
You Can Help Us in Two Ways -
BRING stuff to sell!
Come BUY stuff!
Proceeds benefit the Café
Bring sale items to the Café by noon, Friday, May 19th!
Thanks for your support!
“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”
We thank God for each one of the Mustard Seed Cafe volunteers! Our volunteers are truly at the heart of everything that we do. Their commitment to make a difference in the lives of other people is remarkable! They serve the Lord here in many different ways – they sweep, mop, wash dishes, chop veggies, make cookies, stir soup, pour iced tea, harvest veggies, listen when people need to talk, write tickets, clear tables, hold babies, greet guests, arrange flowers, turn the compost, give lots of hugs, clean the store room, log volunteer hours, do laundry, tell people about Jesus, fold napkins, aprons, t-shirts and towels. They plant veggies, sweep the sidewalks, pray with people, serve salads, move furniture, make change, arrange books, write press releases, take out the trash, play the guitar, clean the counters, unload groceries, and lock the doors.
Our volunteers are beautiful people with selfless hearts! We love them – every one of them!THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Come enjoy a good, hot meal and the pleasure of good company. Bring your family and friends!
We are a pay-what-you-can cafe during our hours of regular operations. But these meals are different!
No payment is asked! Just come and enjoy yourself! This is a gift to our beautiful El Paso community.
“The Human Trafficking Monologues” Observe. Listen. Learn.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month!
Join us Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Mustard Seed Cafe. DHS, ICE, and Homeland Security Investigations in collaboration with other agencies are hosting “The Human Trafficking Monologues.” Come early for lunch at the cafe – pay what you can or pay it forward – then stay for the performance from 12:45 – 1:30. Q and A afterwards.
Register on Eventbrite.com. And wear blue. January 11 is the Blue Campaign’s “Wear Blue Day”. Help us bring trafficking out of the shadows and into plain sight.
Thank you El Paso for your support
of our gospel ministry.
Lives are being changed!
This year we served 6,164 guests
through our three-day-a-week lunch service.
1,529 additional guests
volunteered in exchange for a meal.
We served an additional 600 guests
through community meals and special events.
loving our neighbors in the name of Jesus Christ!
MUSTARD SEED CAFE, EL PASO TEXAS
TO GOD BE THE GLORY! GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!
The Mustard Seed Café is not a restaurant…wait, what?
Not a restaurant? It looks like a restaurant; it smells like a restaurant. Hmmm…
The Mustard Seed Café is actually a Christ-centered ministry that just happens to serve and sell food. We do lots of other things and those things are more important than the food itself. Take for example what happened a few weeks ago. It was a quiet day and our volunteers had time to sit and visit. Suddenly, we received a phone call from a former volunteer whose family is in crisis. A broken-hearted mother asked us to pray for her daughter. All of us – staff, volunteers and a friend that God brought through the door – dropped to our knees and prayed. We cried out to God for that young woman and for her family. We pray for them still.
When we were done, everyone set about closing up the café for the afternoon. That’s what we do. The menu at the Mustard Seed Café changes weekly, but we serve the love of Christ and His compassion every single day.
As the Christmas seasons begins, we ask that you consider supporting our gospel ministry. We need people to come alongside of us as financial ministry partners. Would you please join us? Visit our website DONATIONS page.
We Love Our Community!
Free Hot Cocoa and Hugs!
Come get warm before the parade!
Mustard Seed Café
1140 N. St. Vrain at Arizona Ave.
Join us in the some of the most soul-satisfying work you’ll ever do! The Lord is working at the Mustard Seed Cafe and what a privilege it is to join Him in that work. Every day He brings precious souls through our doors and bids us to love them in the name of Jesus Christ. It is our purpose to carry His saving love to each one!
Attend the food handlers class to learn how to properly handle food and beverages. The sweetest and most humbling part of the work is the privilege of handling people’s hearts. See you there!
PLEASE come help us garden EVERY Wednesday from 8:30 am – 10:30 am in our garden on the grounds of the cafe in the back. We have TWO master gardeners who have volunteered their own time to help us maintain the garden AND teach anyone who arrives gardening techniques! What an incredible opportunity! FREE gardening lessons!!