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 Advent 2018

Advent IV: Advent with Mary (Luke 1:39-55), Dawn Ritz (Lay Reader), 23 December 2018

Advent III: Advent Rejoicing (Zephaniah 3:14-20), Stacey Buffie (Lay Reader), 16 December 2018

Advent II: Clouds Are Round About You, Rev. David Tiessen, 09 December 2018

Advent I: Advent Hope in Dystopian Times, Rev. Joanne Webster, 02 December 2018

Sermons from the Season after Pentecost 2018

Reign of Christ: Shalom Hallelujah, Rev. David Tiessen, 25 November 2018

Pentecost XIII: Back in Time for Dinner: On Holy Communion (John 6:51-58) , Rev. David Tiessen, 19 August 2018

Pentecost VI: ID on Canada Day, Rev. David Tiessen, 01 July 2018

Holy Day: The Birth of St John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-80), Rev. Joanne Webster, 24 June 2018

Pentecost IV: Preparation, Patience, Pattern (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Mark 4:26-34), Rev. David Tiessen, 17 June 2018

Pentecost III: Cardboard Clubhouse (1 Samuel 8; Mark 3:20-35), Rev. David Tiessen, 10 June 2018

Pentecost II: We Do Not Proclaim Ourselves (2 Corinthians 4:5-12), Rev. David Tiessen, 03 June 2018

Trinity Sunday: Trinitarian Hearts and Minds (John 3:1-17), Rev. Joanne Webster, 27 May 2018

Sermons from Easter 2018

Easter VI: Singing in the Weeds (Psalm 98; John 15:9-17), Rev. David Tiessen, 06 May 2018

Easter V: The True Vine (1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8), Stacey Buffie (Lay Reader), 29 April 2018

Easter IV: The Good Shepherd (Psalm 23), Rev. Joanne Webster, 22 April 2018

Easter III: Initiation Into What We Are (1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48), Rev. David Tiessen, 15 April 2018

Easter II: Restoring Fellowship (1 John 1:1-2:2), Dawn Ritz (Lay Reader), 08 April 2018

Easter Day: Resurrecting Story (John 20:1-18), Rev. David Tiessen, 01 April 2018

Sermons from Lent 2018

Lent IV: Look Up and Live (Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21), Rev. David Tiessen, 11 March 2018

Lent III: To The Thousandth Generation (Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22), Rev. David Tiessen, 04 March 2018

Lent II: "Get Behind Me, Satan!" (Mark 8:31-38), Rev. David Tiessen, 25 February 2018

Lent I: Creatureliness & Care: Costs & Benefits (Genesis 9:8-17), Rev. David Tiessen, 18 February 2018

Sermons from Christmas 2017 & Epiphany 2018

Epiphany II: The Scare Quotes of Freedom (1 Cor 6:12–20), Rev. David Tiessen, 14 January 2018

The Baptism of the Lord / Epiphany: Baptism into the Light, Rev. David Tiessen, 07 January 2018

First Sunday after Christmas Day: Christmas Bells, Stacey Buffie, 31 December 2017

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