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2 June, 2016

Welcome... We're so glad you dropped in!

A message from the Archbishop of Sydney:

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning, banning enclosed gatherings in excess of 100 people, I have decided that the Anglican Church in Sydney should suspend all public church gatherings until further notice.

We are encouraging all our churches to consider providing their services online or by other communication methods. We shall make every effort to care for our church communities and the wider public, especially those who are isolated and vulnerable.

Anglicare Sydney will continue its vital work of showing Christ's love in ministering to all people, especially older Australians. Anglican Schools will also continue to play a significant role in caring for students and families.

I call on all Christians to pray for health workers and those seeking to develop a vaccine, and to pray that the spread of this disease may slow. God’s love for all people has not diminished, nor his sovereignty over his world. Therefore, I urge all Christians to continue to trust in God’s goodness and mercy in this crisis, and to show Christ’s love to those affected.

St Matthias is a friendly and informal church in the heart of Sydney’s east. We welcome people of all ages, all church backgrounds or none, and especially those thinking about the Christian faith for the first time.

Our Sunday services include special groups for children and young people. There are also small groups and programmes for all different ages and stages that meet during the week including ones for mothers and toddlers, children, youth, women, men and those learning English for the first time.

We believe that it is through the word of God that our faith in Jesus is established, and we rely on God's word for guidance. Our main aim for meeting together is to hear God speak as we study the bible together in a relaxed and friendly way and to personally encourage one another to live out all we learn in our lives.

We have a heartfelt desire to reach out to every man, woman and child in Sydney’s East with the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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St Matthias Vision 2022

There is something remarkable about God’s people. We have been gathered by the God of the universe to live for his glory and delight. More than that, we are at the centre of God’s purposes to make him known throughout the universe (Ephesians 3:10).

Vision 2022 expresses our hopes and dreams as to how we at Matthias will take our part in God’s vision for the world. It aims to give us clarity and confidence as we make decisions and pray for God to be at work in our community.

If you are a newcomer this booklet will give you a sense of who we are and what we are committed to. It will give you clarity around what really matters to us.

If you are a committed member here at Matthias, this will be a great help to you as well. It will unify us and give us confidence to know what the next steps will be for us as a church family. You will be able to see what the growth opportunities are for us and think and pray about how you can get involved.

If you are a leader at Matthias you will greatly benefit from this booklet. It will help you to see how your ministry fits into the bigger picture and how it helps to achieve our shared mission.

In the end, Vision 2022 is only a booklet. While many new initiatives are included here, these are utterly dependent upon God’s grace and mercy as we seek to work together for his glory. Indeed, our every endeavour will be undergirded by prayer and a trust in the sovereign mercy of God. As you read this, I trust that it will be a great resource to help you to understand who we are as the Matthias family, and what we are committed to achieving together.

Follow the link below to view the Vision 2022 document

James Harricks

Senior Pastor

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