Sunday, October 1, 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.

Sunday, October 1, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     World Communion Sunday
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Jessie Y.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Anthony Y.

Sunday, October 8, 2017          Thanksgiving
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Dalton J.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Roger H.

TRC Call to Prayer

Aboriginal people make up about 4% of the Canadian population yet 23.2% of the federal inmate population is Aboriginal.  Aboriginal women represent 33.6% of all federally sentenced women in Canada.

Father God,
We confess it is easy to shrug our shoulders and assume that justice is occurring when we read statistics such as these, and assume laws have been broken so they are suffering the consequence.  Please open our eyes and cause us to question why Aboriginal people are overrepresented in our prisons.

Give us a heart of compassion for those incarcerated and for their families.  May Your Spirit move individuals and the Church to love and support Aboriginal people so that the few who are inclined to do evil will choose right.

We ask that all levels of government take the time to put effort into looking at the complex reasons for this overrepresentation and take action to make a significant difference.   Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #30

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group

There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 3,10,17,24,31           William Graham Singers
October 11                                     Yorkshire Rose Quilters
October 14                                     Men’s breakfast
October 21                                     Toronto Beach Chorale workshop
November 7,14,21,28             William Graham Singers
November 8                                  Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                                Men’s breakfast
November 15                                A-way workshop
November 25                               Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Please save the Date, the Time and the Place for the MCC Appreciation Dinner.  It will be held at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 12.

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

 

Pax Christi Chorale
Romantic Masters

Anton Bruckner Te Deum, Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, Ludwig can Beethoven Choral Fantasy.  The Passion of three musical visionaries expressed with humanity, intimacy, and power.
Sunday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill      300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

We will be participating in the
Great Day of Singing
on October 22nd

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…
In His Own Words: How Paul Penner Came to Canada

Just months before Paul Penner passed away in 2013, he was interviewed by a university student about his life in Chortitza, Russia, and his event-filled departure from that Mennonite town in 1941, with a sojourn in Poland and Germany before his arrival in Canada in 1948.  We will listen to the audio recording of his story and hear some excerpts from his memoir.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
10:30 am Craft Room
St. Clair O-Connor Residences
2701 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto

Sunday, September 24, 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.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Agreeing to disagree, in love
Scripture           1 Peter 2:9-17,   1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3
Speaker                        Margaret A.
Worship Leader      Murray O.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                             Roger H.
Media                            Don B.

Sunday, October 1, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     World Communion Sunday
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Jessie Y.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Anthony Y.

Oct. 1st World Communion Sunday and
Communion Service at Danforth.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We thank You for this great nation we live in and for the rich heritage of Aboriginal peoples.  We pray not only for new Canadians, but that all Canadians will learn about and respect the Treaty Agreements.  May we be a country that respects each other and honours one another.   Amen                   Context:   TRC Call to Action #94

 

Adult Sunday School
Schedule

September 24   Social Construction of Science – related to postmodernism, but an attack on science and the idea that science is a rational description of reality.

October 1   Hymn Sing

 

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group

There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

Treasurer’s Report: $5,168 was received in offerings in August. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our 2017 budget.

Who’s in our House
 in September & October

September 27                             A-Way
September 26                             William Graham Singers
October 3,10,17,24,31         William Graham Singers
October 9                                      Theatre of the Beat rehersal
October 11                                   Yorkshire Rose Quilters
October 14                                   Men’s breakfast
October 21                                   Toronto Beach Chorale workshop

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our
http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

 

The World Remembers: 1914-1918.

Every day from September 25 – November 11, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War killed in 1917 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, recon-ciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery (3rd floor, Conrad Grebel University College) will be one of these display locations. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.”
“http://www.uwaterloo.ca/grebel/nonresistance”>www.uwaterloo.ca/grebel/nonresistance

Sunday, October 1, 10:30 am
at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church

You are invited to join the Rouge Valley congregation in a farewell service for Pastor Pieter Niemeyer as we celebrate his 17 years of ministry with our church, and leadership involvement in the area Mennonite community.  Potluck lunch to follow.

Pax Christi Chorale
Romantic Masters

Anton Bruckner Te Deum, Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, Ludwig can Beethoven Choral Fantasy.  The Passion of three musical visionaries expressed with humanity, intimacy, and power.
Sunday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

Please save the Date, the Time and the Place for the MCC Appreciation Dinner.It will be held at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 12

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…

In His Own Words: How Paul Penner Came to Canada

Just months before Paul Penner passed away in 2013, he was interviewed by a university student about his life in Chortitza, Russia, and his event-filled departure from that Mennonite town in 1941, with a sojourn in Poland and Germany before his arrival in Canada in 1948.  We will listen to the audio recording of his story and hear some excerpts from his memoir.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
10:30 am  Craft Room
St. Clair O-Connor Residences
2701 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto

 

Yellow Bellies is coming to DMC.
November 25, 2017   2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 17, 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.
 

Sunday, September 17, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Theatre of the Beat

Worship Leader                       Ben W.
Song Leader                               Kathy W.
Piano                                              Bonnie W.
Media                                             Murray L.
Kids Time/Wee Wonder     Becky B. & LaVerna R.

All Children ages 2 1/2 and up are welcome to join us downstairs for the start of Sunday School.

Sunday, September 24, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school          Hymn Sing
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Agreeing to disagree, in love
Scripture           1 Peter 2:9-17,   1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3
Speaker                                     Margaret A.
Worship Leader                   Murray O.
Song Leader                            Kathy W.
Piano                                          Roger H.
Media                                         Don B.

Oct. 1st World Communion Sunday and
Communion Service at Danforth.

 

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
Our desire is for Canada to be a just nation for all who live here.  We recognize that laws are often in place to protect the defendant, which often creates a more just system; however, at times, when the defendant is one with power, statute of limitation actually creates victimization.  Please give lawmakers great wisdom as they go through the process of assessing whether this law needs to be changed, and then give them clear understanding on how to change it to create a better chance for justice to occur. We ask, Lord, that if the law is not changed, that institutions with power will not invoke statute of limitation but rather to use the law in the spirit that it is intended.   Amen                                              Context:   TRC Call to Action #26

 

Adult Sunday School
Schedule

September 17   Postmodernism – the attack on the rationality and the notion of universal truths (especially the Judeo – Christian religion).

September 24   Social Construction of Science – related to postmodernism, but an attack on science and the idea that science is a rational description of reality.

October 1   Hymn Sing

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jesus Said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” Matthew 19:14
The Christian Education Committee is looking for Sunday school teachers.  With the growing number of children attending Danforth we are hoping to run 3 classes this year.  We need teachers to help out with the Wee Wonder (Preschool), the Primary class (K-3) and our Multiage class (Gr3 & up).  We would like to have a good rotation of teachers so that it’s not a weekly commitment.  Please contact Becky B. by email if you are interested in teaching. (bowman3rebecca @ gmail.com)

Women’s Group

There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

 

Treasurer’s Report: $5,168 was received in offerings in August. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our 2017 budget.

 

Who’s in our House
 in September & October

September 27                         A-Way
September 19, 26                 William Graham Singers
October 3,10,17,24,31     William Graham Singers
October 14                               Men’s breakfast

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our
http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

 

Please save the Date, the Time and the Place for the
 MCC Appreciation Dinner.
 It will be held at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 12.

Housing needed:

Salmon D., a member of our sponsored family from Eritrea is looking for shared accommodation along the Danforth/Bloor Subway line. Salmon is 17 years old and is in Grade 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School (near Greenwood Station). He works part time in a downtown restaurant and is quite independent. Housing could be within your home or in a basement apartment. If you are interested, please contact Barry J. at Barry.brj @ gmail.com

Berhanu W., a member of Freedom Gospel Church (which meets at DMC) is in need of rental accommodation for himself and his family. His wife and three daughters are arriving from Ethiopia this month. He is looking for an ‘inexpensive’ apartment in Scarborough that would still be a reasonable distance from Freedom Gospel Church. He is also in need of basic furniture and household items. If you know of an available apartment for this family and of furniture and household items please contact Murray L. of Outreach & Services.

Sunday, October 1, 10:30 am
at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church

You are invited to join the Rouge Valley congregation in a farewell service for Pastor Pieter Niemeyer as we celebrate his 17 years of ministry with our church, and leadership involvement in the area Mennonite community.  Potluck lunch to follow.

Fast for Indigenous Rights
 Let’s walk the talk of Reconciliation with Bill C-262

This announcement is found on Mennonite Church Canada’s and Steve Heinrich’s Facebook pages.

"Friends, we've organized a Fast for Indigenous Human Rights that will begin September 13 and roll on for 46 days (1 day for every article of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). Please join for a day, a week, or more. The fast calls for public, political action, so if you can't go without food, there are other vital ways to show support for Indigenous rights and Bill C-262." You can learn more and sign up at the following link:  http://pfir.ca/fast-for-indigenous-human-rights

MCC Response to Hurricane Irma in Haiti and Cuba
MCC is responding to the devastation of Hurricane Irma in Haiti and Cuba. Please join us in addressing the suffering caused by this disaster. Donate online at mcco.ca/hurricane-irma, by calling 519-745-8458 or dropping by one of our thrift stores or offices. Click here for a printable version of a poster.

The World Remembers: 1914-1918.

Every day from September 24-November 11, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War killed in 1917 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery (3rd floor, Conrad Grebel University College) will be one of these display locations. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.” www.uwaterloo.ca/grebel/nonresistance

Please pray for CMU students

Hundreds of students from across Canada and around the world will descend onto the CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) campus to begin another term of academic studies. Pray that their learning and interaction will inspire and equip them for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

We have invited Cheryl P., President of CMU to be our guest speaker on Sunday, October 29th.

Heritage Club

Wednesday evening, September 20th: Jeremy B. and Doreen M. will share their experiences in walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain.

Monday morning, October 2nd:  This will be an audiotape presentation of an interview with the late Paul P. regarding his life story in Russia, Germany and Canada.