Sunday, May 14, 2017 bulletin

Pastor: Tim Reimer
Caring Team: Margaret A., Jonathan S.

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909), Morningside (1950) and Warden (2009) congregations

Sunday, May 14, 2017                                      
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     MCEC Report
see bulletin for details
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                            Growing in the Spirit – Serving
Scripture                         see next page
Speaker                           Jim W.
Worship Leader         Dalton J.
Song leader                   Ed F.
Piano                                 Kathy W.
Kids Time                        Jonathan S.
Wee Wonder                LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

Sunday, May 21, 2017                                      
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     94 Calls to Action
see bulletin for details
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                             Growing in the Spirit – Renewing
Speaker                            Tim R.
Worship Leader          John G.
Song leader                    Dalton J.
Piano                                  Bonnie W.
Kids Time                         Becky B.

Scripture reading for Sunday, May 14

Elijah and the widow from Zaraphath 1Kings 17:1-24
Servant Song 1 Isaiah 42:1-9
Servant Song 2 Isaiah 49:1-7
Beginning of Jesus’ ministry Luke 4:13-30
Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:38-6:4
Good Samaritan, with Martha & Mary Luke 10:25-42
Dishonest Manager Luke 16:1-9
Greatness Matthew 20:20-28
Sheep & Goats Matthew 25:31-46
Choosing of the Seven Acts 6:1-6
Genuine Religion James 1:19-24
Faith without works James 2:14-26


Reading from the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action course.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to lose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."    (Isaiah 58:6-7,10-12)


Adult Sunday School
Sunday, May 14th

On Sunday, Tim and Dalton will be reporting on their recent Assembly experience. This will happen at 10 am sharp. Time will not allow us to share all of the highlights, but with live streaming now available, MCEC gives us an opportunity to be a virtual visitor to this event.

When you open this link, you’ll see that both the Friday evening program as well as Saturday is available for viewing. Dalton would encourage you to click on to the Saturday link and go to minute 30. The scripture telling by Doreen M. followed by Bruxy C’s message is one of the segments that Dalton found inspiring, and it’s rather challenging to try to do justice in verbally reporting some of these things.

Enjoy as much of the proceedings as you have time for. See you at 9:50 on Sunday morning as you help yourself to coffee or tea and gather round.

Beginning Sunday May 21 at 10 am
The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Learning and Prayer Guide

Come and learn about the 94 Calls to Action along with prayers and stories, from a Christian perspective, prepared by a Christian Church, recommended by MCC and Kairos.

For an overview please see
and for Part One of Four see:
Since the course is so extensive, it is advantageous for us to read over the online material before coming to class. For questions, please speak to Murray L.

In Remembrance of Ada B.

In The Garden

I come to the garden alone,
When the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks and the sound of his voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that he gave to me,
Within my heart is ringing

I’d stay in the garden with him
Tho the night around me is falling;
But he bids me go thru the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling


Treasurer’s Report:  In April there was $8,467 received in offerings. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget.

We have several new books in our DMC library.  Check out the selection in the youth room.
We are taking book donations for the Little Library

What’s happening at DMC

May 24 – 26                   Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
May 25                              Linda D. travelogue
June 10                             Men’s breakfast
June 10                             Citizens Climate Lobby
June 11                              Church picnic
June 12                              Women’s group
July 8                                   Men’s breakfast
July 8                                   Citizens Climate Lobby
July 17-21                        Community Christian TOOLS group
August 13                         Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18                 Vacation Bible Camp


New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale ( is less than three weeks away (May 26 & 27)! Pack up your travel mugs, water bottles and your rhubarb (to donate to the Rhubarb Tent J), register for the 2k or 5k Run (on our website), and take in the Indoors Auction (Fri evening) and Outdoors Auction (Sat morning).

Bring your yeast baking (with name and contact info) to our Yeast Baking venue. Contact Darlene at: for more information.

We are also looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. Drop them off at our Drop Off Tent at the entrance to the Sale. Contact Marlene at or 519-662-1464.

The 50th Anniversary Quilt for Black Creek is in the frame at Rouge Valley.  If you are interested in quilting please contact Nancy Burkholder (after May 18) 905-642-0794 or Ann Reesor 905-294-1485 to arrange times.

 Summer Camp Staff Needed – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is looking to round out our summer camp staff team with people who are looking for a fun, challenging and growth-filled summer. We are accepting applications for our LIT Leader, Boys Cabin Leader, and Boys Inclusion Cabin Leader positions. For more information on the roles go to or contact Chris Pot at or 519-625-8602.

Consider a visit to The Mennonite Story

in St. Jacobs.  Come as a family, church group, or with visitors this summer.  Let The Mennonite Story’s multi-media exhibits inspire and inform you.
For more information:
Mission: To creatively and respectfully share our history, culture and faith
Vision: To foster understanding, conversation, and reflection from a faith perspective, utilizing multi-dimensional media