Jesus in Mark & the Psalms | Lenten Reading Plan

February 17, 2015 | by: OSNY Office | 0 Comments

The Gospel of Mark is celebrated as the oldest, historical account of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. In a simple and straightforward manner Mark introduces us to God’s own Son... Keep Reading

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Hold Fast.

February 10, 2015 | by: Fursey McCormack | 0 Comments

In the 2003 movie Master and Commander (greatest movie of all time, btw), an uneducated sailor in the British Royal Navy named Joe Plaice receives a violent blow to his head during a storm at sea. The injury results in a depressed skull fracture that pushes against his brain. In 1805, the setting of the movie, this is a sure death sentence. However... Keep Reading

How To Have The Best Year Of Your Life

January 8, 2015 | by: Christy O'Shoney | 0 Comments

I’m not great with beginnings. I mean, to be clear: I’m even worse with endings, and I’m actually pretty fantastic with middles, but beginnings have just never really been my thing. Growing up, I dreaded the first day of school. I took no pleasure in shopping for school supplies or being fitted for new shoes or getting my traditio... Keep Reading

Make Room is a day-by-day Advent devotional designed for individuals, families, and whole churches. It is available free of charge, for use and distribution as you see fit.... Keep Reading

Temporary Happiness to a Momentary Manager

November 14, 2014 | by: Alex Bernath | 0 Comments

Life is filled with things that bring temporary happiness to a momentary manager. They are here today, yes, but gone tomorrow for sure. Life changes fast and we cannot manage every detail. We do not have the capacity to truly manage ANY single detail because material riches are not ours...... Keep Reading

Worshiping Control and Holding on to Fear

October 12, 2014 | by: Erin Johnson | 0 Comments

All my life I have sought to control how I live. I became so enamored with control I sought it every aspect of my life. I really thought I had everything under control. Then came my rude awakening. This time around was about a second chance. This time around it was about being still and knowing God. This time around it would be different.... Keep Reading

Heart Your Hood | Thoughts On Serving Your Neighbor

September 9, 2014 | by: Daniel O'Shoney | 0 Comments

The carnival was a bit of a novel idea in this city. Living in New York for the past two years, I have come to realize that things here are rarely free. When they are, there is usually a catch involved. Because of this, New Yorkers often have a reputation for being suspicious people, and perhaps there is some truth to that. In a city where we are constantly bombarded by lights, sounds, and faces, all demanding our attention to various degrees, it’s not surprising that we become guarded and wary...... Keep Reading

Teach Me To Pray

July 5, 2014 | by: OSNY Office | 0 Comments

One day the men following Jesus asked him a very simple question. “Lord, can you teach us how to pray?” ... Keep Reading

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Sketches: a re-imagining of sacred music

June 26, 2014 | by: OSNY Office | 0 Comments

Blake Flattley, our Director of Worship & Arts has been working on a project called Sketches where he takes an ancient hymn of the church and reworks it for our ministry context, making it available for free for use in the global Church.... Keep Reading

Here we go! The humidity arrived here in the city earlier this week and today the first mission team hits the ground...must be summer! This summer there will be more than 150 volunteers here from all across the country. ... Keep Reading

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