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Job Posting: Communications Manager

The Communications Manager of Our Saviour New York ensures the effective communication of ministry information--to both internal stakeholders and the community at large--by managing processes for curating pertinent ministry information as well as publishing essential content to OSNY’s print and digital platforms: worship folders, banners/signage, website, social media, e...

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Welcome to Lent

Since the earliest days of Christianity God’s people have celebrated the season of Lent. One way in which this season is celebrated is through the Rite of Ashes. While traditionally done on Ash Wednesday, the ashes, made from the burning of palm fronds, are applied to the forehead in the sign of the cross as a reminder of our mortality, as a sign of repentance, and a pub...

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Less Food More Jesus | 3 Day Fast

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. over 72 hours...

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Dwell: An Advent Devotional

Dwell 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....

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From Pastor Matt | Reformation Day

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....

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How to Stay Married | Hostility and Holiness

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....

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How to Stay Married | Fullness and Friendship

One of the primary reasons a marriage ends is not because of “irreconcilable differences” but because one or both simply stopped trying. They stopped fighting, not with each other but for the relationship. That doesn’t have to be you....

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Holy Week: Readings and Celebrations

Follow Jesus through Holy Week at Our Saviour New York......

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Loving someone by letting them fall

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......

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Jerry Seinfeld and Vocation

I love Jerry Seinfeld’s latest project. It’s a web-based series called, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and features exactly what the title says. It’s Seinfeld with some of the world’s best comedians driving around in unique cars and having some incredibly funny and surprisingly profound conversations over coffee. You need to chec...

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