Gathered [11.15.15]

Each week you can find the music, message, liturgy and prayers from our Sunday gathering. It is our hope that you will use this resource in your personal devotion and reflection time throughout the week. For additional worship resources from OSNY contact:

TEACHING SERIES | Generous Like Jesus

SONG | You Are My Vision by Rend Collective Experiment [iTunes]

SONG | Holy Holy Holy arr. by Blake Flattley and Alex Navarro

He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.

SONG | Brokenness Aside by All Sons & Daughters [iTunes]

RESPONSIVE PRAYER | Adapted from The Valley of Vision - "Humility in Service"
Mighty God
we humble ourselves for abilities misused,
opportunities neglected,
words misspoken,

we repent of foolish and inconsiderate ways,
our broken resolutions, untrue service,
our vain thoughts.

Bury our sins in the ocean of Jesus' blood
and let no evil result from our volatile tempers,
unseemly behavior, provoking pettiness

If by unkindness we have wounded or hurt another,
please pour in the balm of heavenly comfort;

If we have turned coldly from need, misery, grief,
do not in just anger forsake us;

If we have withheld relief from poverty and pain,
do not withhold Your gracious gifts from us.

If we have shunned those who have offended us,
keep open the door of Your heart to our need.

Fill us with an over-flowing ocean of compassion,
make love our motive,
let love rule our actions.

God of all grace, make us more thankful, more humble;
Inspire us with a deep sense of unworthiness
arising from the depravity of our nature,
our omitted duties, our unimproved advantages,
Your commands violated.

With all our calls to gratitude and joy may we remember
that we have reason for sorrow and humiliation;
Out of our repentance bring life;

Cement our oneness with Jesus our Lord,
that faith may cling to him more immovably,
that love may entwine itself round him more tightly,
that his Spirit may pervade every fibre of our being.

Then send us out to make him known to our fellow man. Amen.

GENEROSITY LITURGY | Written by Trinity Grace Church
There is nothing we have
that we have not received;
all we have and are belong to God,
bought with the blood of Jesus.

To spend everything on ourselves,
and to give without sacrifice
is the way of the world
that the Father cannot abide.

But generosity is the way of those
who call Christ their Lord;
who love him with free hearts,
and serve him with renewed minds;
who withstand the delusion of riches
that chokes the word;
whose hearts are in heaven, and not on earth.

We are determined to increase in generosity
until it can be said
that there is no needy person among us.

We are determined to be faithful stewards
of such a little thing as money
that Christ may trust us with true riches.

Above all things, we are determined to be generous
because our Father is generous.
It is the delight of His daughters and sons
to share their Father’s traits,
and to show what He is like to all the world.

SONG | Come Thou Fount arr. by Blake Flattley

MESSAGE | Generosity and Power by Ted Doering [Sermon Audio]

SONG | This Is My Father's World  arr. by Blake Flattley [iTunes]


Our Father
Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen