Submitted by dgtadmin on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:20

Jesus with staff on a journeyThis depiction of Jesus as the Good Shepherd who is 'on the way' is a detail from the stained glass windows in the chapel. Jesus often used common images from agriculture to speak of God's way and wisdom; here he is depicted here looking to the road ahead, inviting us to join in and follow his path along with him. He carries a shepherd's staff, a symbol derived from, for example, the well-known 23rd Psalm: 'thy rod and thy staff they comfort me'. The Shepherd's staff is an image of both the protection and guidance of the Good Shepherd on the path of life as it is lived in faith, hope, and love. It is in that spirit that we seek to pay attention to the Holy Scriptures at St Matthias. As we do we trust that the Word of God spoken in Jesus Christ is living and active as the Good Shepherd who continues to both guide our steps and challenge us along the way.

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Sermons from the Season after Pentecost 2017

Pentecost XVI: Something Wonderful, Beautiful, and Unexpected, Stacey Buffie, 24 September 2017

Pentecost XIII: Resolvers, Rev. David Tiessen, 03 September 2017

Pentecost XII: "Bloom Where You're Planted", Rev. David Tiessen, 27 August 2017

Pentecost XI: 'What Comes Out of the Mouth Proceeds from the Heart' (After Charlottesville), Rev. David Tiessen, 20 August 2017

Sermons from Holy Week & Easter 2017

Easter Sunday: Rejoice and Be Glad, Rev. David Tiessen, 16 April 2017

Palm & Passion Sunday: From Palms to Passion, Rev. David Tiessen, 09 April 2017

Sermons following Epiphany 2017

Epiphany V: Friendship Amid (Religious) Difference, Rev. David Tiessen, 05 Feb 2017

Epiphany IV: Alternative Facts? (1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12), Rev. David Tiessen, 29 Jan 2017

Epiphany III: kingdoms and the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23), Rev. David Tiessen, 22 Jan 2017

Sermons from Advent 2016

Advent 1: Beginning Inbetween (Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44), Rev. David Tiessen, 27 Nov 2016

Advent 2: Iron in the Fire (Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 3:1-12), Rev. David Tiessen, 04 Dec 2016

Advent 3: Joyful Signs (Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 1:46b-55; Matthew 11:2-11), Rev. David Tiessen, 11 Dec 2016

Advent 4: Interruptions (Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25), Rev. David Tiessen, 18 Dec 2016