Sunday, August 6, 2017 bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH
416-422-2406
Pastor: Tim Reimer
Caring Team: Margaret A., Jonathan S.

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

We welcome all guests who have joined us. 
Worship services are recorded and will be posted on the Church website.   Congregational prayer and sharing time will be omitted.
           

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, August 6, 2017                                   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Mirgrant Workers
Scripture                      Luke 14:12-24
Speaker                        Jessie Y.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song leader                 Ed F.
Piano                               Kathy W.

Sunday, August 13, 2017   
Joint worship service at Willowgrove

Sunday, August 20, 2017   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Speaker                        Steph C. B.
Worship Leader      Anthony Y.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.

Pastor Tim Reimer is on vacation this week and will return on August 7th.  For matters of pastoral concern please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose phone numbers are listed above.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

We pray for the Government of Canada as they consider this call to action.  We ask, Lord, that a national day will be designated for remembrance and celebration of Aboriginal peoples.  We ask that this day will enhance our collective memory and encourage reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in each community and across the country.       Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #80

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Joint Worship Service at Willowgrove
Sunday, August 13

There are those who will need a ride to Willowgrove on Sunday, August 13 and those who can provide a ride.
Please see the two column sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and indicate if you Need a Ride or Can Provide a Ride to Willowgrove for the Joint Worship Service on August 13.
Please make your own arrangements as to where pickup should be. There may be some who need to be picked up at their home.

Who’s in our House
 in August & September

August 12                               Men’s breakfast
August 14-18                       Vacation Bible camp (Chinese Church)
August 17-20                       Floradale Mennonite Church TOOLS
August 25 – 27                    New Life CRC TOOLS group
September 1 – 3                 First Hmong MC TOOLS group
September 9                         Men’s Breakfast
September 12, 19, 26      William Graham Singers

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
at
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
August 14 to 18
9 am – 4 pm
Ages 3 years – Grade 8
Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
Full day:  $120/wk
bursary are available

British Columbia Wildfires

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Crisis Overview: As of July 10th, 2017, 10,000 residents in British Columbia have been forced from their homes as 220 wildfires sweep the province. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lightning has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.

You can make a donation through the following MDS website
https://www.mds.mennonite.net/

 

Friends of Fraser August 26-30

alumni and all friends of Fraser Lake Camp are invited to enjoy 5 days of everything the camp has to offer in a relaxed setting. Register now! Contact FLC Director, Kristen B. for details
kberg @ fraserlakecamp.com

 

Humanity First: Ban the Bomb
August 6 Hiroshima Day

August 6 (Sunday) Hiroshima Day activities at the Toronto Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square, starting at 4:30 pm for Community & Craft Tables and 6:30 pm for the Commemoration Ceremony and 8:30 pm for the Lantern Ceremony.

Keynote speaker at 6:30 pm is the Honourable Douglas Roche, author, former Senator, MP, and Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. There are other featured musical performers (grammy-nominated Flautist Ron Korb, Isshin Daiko of Toronto Musical Ensemble, Toronto Pax Christi Chorale and Toronto’s Raging Grannies.)