On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther's 95 Theses were posted on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. The thoughts of this then little known pastor and professor would eventually reach the Pope himself, and light the fuse of the Reformation, an event that would define his life and change our world....Keep Reading
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The goal is simple: to live on less of that which seems so essential (food) in order to focus on the only thing that can truly fill us up, Jesus. Specifically it’s an opportunity for God’s people to focus on “feeding” and sustaining themselves through prayer and a focus on God’s promises......
This year at OSNY we are giving special focus to the songs of Christmas. Of course we will be singing them, but throughout Advent we will be studying them as well. We will examine their scriptural foundations, trace their stories of origin, and mine each meter for meaning and truth. ...
My heart raced. I was sitting in the band room at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School (“LBJ, All the Way!”), struggling to get comfortable in a hard plastic chair in the old school’s musty bandroom. My hands were sweaty and I closed my eyes, pleading with God in a rapid, unspoken prayer for my name to be called. But truth be told, I wasn’t really praying for my name to be called. No, I was absolutely sure my name would be called. Praying just seemed like the right thing to do at the time, at least to my snotty-little preteen brain......
This is always a fun question that usually pops up each year as the end of October looms, while children everywhere salivate at the mere thought of candy. Letâ€™s examine a bit of history to see if that may help us....Keep Reading
What an amazing experience we had on Re-Launch Sunday here at OSNY Queens. Here are some photos of how great the experience was. ...Keep Reading
One year ago, Pastor Matt arrived and the process began of replanting Our Saviour Lutheran Church as Our Saviour | New York or OSNY--a neighborhood church that becomes known as THE place to make friends, meet Jesus and make a difference. A key part is re-creating the Sunday morning experience into one that is not only faithful to our Lutheran heritage but also engaging to ...Keep Reading
Marriage is meant to change you. If you spend 50 years with someone, sharing the most intimate aspects of your life with them and you don't change at all then you're doing it wrong. From a Christian perspective we believe that marriage is a means of sanctification, or a vehicle God uses to change us into the image and likeness of Jesus....Keep Reading
One of the primary reasons a marriage ends is not because of â€œirreconcilable differencesâ€ but because one or both simply stopped trying. They stopped fighting, not with each other but for the relationship. That doesnâ€™t have to be you....Keep Reading
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Our Saviour, Just a few short months ago Tara and I were walking the freezing cold streets of New York while some of you tried to convince us that, "it isn't always this cold", while others of you were a little less optimistic explaining that layers is the key to not freezing.Well, the cold weather didn't scare us off, and the warmth of your s...Keep Reading
Follow Jesus through Holy Week at Our Saviour New York......Keep Reading
Sometimes the best way to love those who are playing with fire is to protect ourselves and let them get burned--not consumed, but burned. Sometimes the best way we can love someone who is determined to drive into a tree is by refusing to stand in front of it......Keep Reading