Sunday, November 26, 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, November 26, 2017          COMMUNION SUNDAY
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                          The Lord is My Shepherd: Take Two
Scripture                       Ezekiel 34 and Ephesians 1
Speaker                         Tim R.
Worship Leader       Aubrey W.
Song Leader               Dalton J.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Don B.

Sunday, December 3, 2017       ADVENT 1    Let it be
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader      Mike D.
Song Leader              Bonnie W.
Piano                            Jessie Y.
Media                           Anthony Y.

 

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
You are a just God, and for that we are thankful.  You are also all-powerful and sovereign over Canada.  We pray that You will give leaders and lawmakers courage and creativity to reform law and government policies that are unjust.  We ask that You will continue to reveal the impact of decisions made, and by Your Spirit, guide our leaders so that all people living in Canada will experience justice.  Remind our leaders of the significant role they play as servants of the people.  We pray that justice and compassion will be the markers of influence upon these leaders.    Amen Context:   TRC Call to Action #47

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vi G.
All friends & family are invited for a time to remember Vi’s lifetime in the form of a drop-in with tea & cookies (her favourites)
at St. Clair O’Connor on Saturday, December 9th    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday School Schedule
 
Children 
 Nov. 26             Joseph and his brothers

Wee Wonder       LaVerna R./Carolyn H.
Middler             Murray L.
Primary

Adult 
 Nov. 26             At Peace and Unafraid 
 Persons who attended the recent MCC event will share the highlights.
 Dec. 3               Hymn Sing       


Coming in January 2018
 “Begin Anew”

Time will be spent in fellowship, sharing, praying and studying the series “Begin Anew”.  It is meant to foster a sense of community and family as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey and we shouldn’t be doing it alone.  It’s a time to support each other and to grow in our walk with God.
 Please see the resource material at:
 https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/18100
 Everyone is welcome

 

Please mark your calendars to join with DMC members to sing Christmas songs for residents at two locations this December:

  1. St. Clair O’Connor Community – Christmas songs and worship service– 2701 St Clair Ave E, East York

Sunday, December 10 commencing at 6:30 pm on the Long Term Care floor, followed by a service of song and readings in the main floor auditorium.

  1. MazarykTown Residences – Christmas songs – (Ed & Barb F.) – 452 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., Scarborough

Friday, December 22 commencing at 7 pm in the large meeting room.

Sign-up sheets (for drivers & those needing a ride) is posted on the Bulletin board for each event.  Please join us for both if you can.

Sponsored by Outreach & Services Committee of DMC

 

A big BIG THANK-YOU to three members of our sister church Freedom Gospel: Berhanu, Selam, and Pastor Ash for the hours they spent cleaning the carpets and many other things in the building this past Tuesday.
Thanks! Amesegënallô! Merci! Danke! Gracias!

 

If you intend to come to the banquet
but haven’t yet signed up
please sign up this weekend
OR
email me at danforthmennonitechurch@gmail.com
and let me know how many people in your party.

Deadline is November 26th

 

Note from Treasurer: Please contact Roger H.if you would like to begin receiving offering envelopes for 2018. Also contact Roger if you are interested in starting pre-authorized donations.

Treasurer’s Report: $9,023 was received in offerings in October surpassing our monthly required budget amount of $8,216. This has helped to reduce our operating deficit.

There has also been $3,725 donated to the Welcome the Stranger - GTA fund so far this year. This money will be forwarded to the GTA sponsorship committee and will be used for refugee resettlement.
Mark your calendar for December Dec. 7
Carolling at Jim & Kathy’s

 

Who’s in our House
 in November & December
 

November 25                       Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)
November 28                       William Graham Singers
December 2                          DMC Christmas banquet
December 8                         William Graham Singers rehersal
December 9                         William Graham Singers concert
December 13                      Yorkshire Rose Quilters
December 15                       A-way Christmas dinner

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bid on a decorative wall hanging, to support the SCOC Residents’ Council. Bidding is open until Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3. Mike D. will contact the highest bidder.

New Life Mennonite Church is celebrating their 30th anniversary today (November 26) at 11:00am, but it is followed by a lunch free to all.  Perhaps some of us from Danforth would like to join in this celebration.

Pax Christi Chorale

The Children’s Messiah    Saturday, December 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor St. W.
 
Gloria                                   Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
                                                Sunday, December 17, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill

Sunday, November 19, 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, November 19, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Longing, Intimacy, and Promise
Scripture                      Ephesians 4:21-33, Hosea 3:1-5
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Margaret A.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                              Roger H.
Media                             Murray L.

Sunday, November 26, 2017    COMMUNION SUNDAY
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Aubrey W.
Song Leader              Dalton J.
Piano                             Kathy W.
Media                            Don B.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

We pray for open hands and willing hearts as records relevant to the history and legacy of the residential school system are collected.  We pray that those collecting the records will understand the significance of the work they are doing.  Please ensure all voices will be heard and preserved, so that the full story will be remembered and that a similar atrocity will never occur again.       Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #77

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vi G.
 
All friends & family are invited for a time to remember Vi’s lifetime in the form of a drop-in with tea & cookies (her favourites) at St. Clair O’Connor
on Saturday, December 9th    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 

Sunday School Schedule

Children
Nov. 19               Jacob and Esau
No Wee Wonder class
Middler             Jonathan S.
Primary             LaVerna R.

Adult
Nov. 19        The Anabaptist Reformation (492 years).   Was it a success?
 
Coming in January 2018
“Begin Anew”
Time will be spent in fellowship, sharing, praying and studying the series “Begin Anew”.  It is meant to foster a sense of community and family as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey and we shouldn’t be doing it alone.  It’s a time to support each other and to grow in our walk with God.

Please see the resource material at:
https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/18100
Everyone is welcome
 

Christmas Singing Schedule for December 2017

Please mark your calendars to join with DMC members to sing Christmas songs for residents at two locations this December:

  • St. Clair O’Connor Community – Christmas songs and worship service– 2701 St Clair Ave E, East York

Sunday, December 10 commencing at 6:30 pm on the Long Term Care floor, followed by a service of song and readings in the main floor auditorium.

  1. MazarykTown Residences – Christmas songs – (Ed & Barb F.) – 452 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., Scarborough

Friday, December 22 commencing at 7 pm in the large meeting room.
Sign-up sheets (for drivers & those needing a ride) will be posted on the Bulletin board for each event. Please join us for both if you can.
Sponsored by Outreach & Services Committee of DMC

 

Mark your calendar for December

Dec. 2                    DMC Christmas banquet
Dec. 7                    Carolling at Jim & Kathy’s

 

Treasurer’s Report: $9,023 was received in offerings in October surpassing our monthly required budget amount of $8,216. This has helped to reduce our operating deficit.

There has also been $3,725 donated to the Welcome the Stranger – GTA fund so far this year. This money will be forwarded to the GTA sponsorship committee and will be used for refugee resettlement.

 

Who’s in our House
 in November & December

November 21,28                William Graham Singers
November 15                       A-way workshop
November 25                       Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)
December 2                          DMC Christmas banquet
December 8                          William Graham Singers rehersal
December 9                          William Graham Singers concert
December 13                       Yorkshire Rose Quilters
December 15                       A-way Christmas dinner

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pax Christi Chorale

The Children’s Messiah    Saturday, December 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor St. W.
 
Gloria                                   Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
                                                Sunday, December 17, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill

 

Yellow Bellies  
 Theatre of the Beat
 Saturday, November 25
 7:00 pm
 admission by donation

Yellow Bellies is an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. This episodic tale takes audiences across Canada, featuring verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music from an often overlooked chapter of Canadian history. 

 This is the first presentation of the show since coming back from a two-week prairie tour.

Danforth Mennonite Church
 Tea and Coffee will be served 
 after the performance

The Theatre of the Beat Autumn Fundraiser is happening on Sunday November 26th in Waterloo, Ontario, at the Jazz Room, 6:00pm, $20. There will be music, food, and a silent auction filled with exciting items to bid. Check out Theatre of the Beat’s social media pages for more information.

Sunday, November 12, 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, November 12, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     Peace Sunday
Sermon                         War and the Anabaptist
Scripture                      Ephesians 2:11-22
Speaker                         James F.
Worship Leader       Linda D.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.
Media                             Roger H.

Sunday, November 19, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Margaret A.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                             Roger H.
Media                            Murray L.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We thank You for accountability and for grace.  We ask that those who compile information and prepare reports remember that they are referencing real people and not just numbers.  We ask that politics will not factor into the writing of these reports, but rather we ask that the motivating factor be based upon compassion coupled with the tenacity to see conditions improve for all people living in Canada.  May we as Canadians treat one another respectfully in the same way we want our children to be treated.  Help us as a society to read these documents seriously and to act upon them.  Help us not to be stone throwers when we see areas of failure, but rather help us to be restorers.       Amen                        Context: TRC Call to Action #9

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DMC Evening Bible Study
 “Begin Anew”

Time will be spent in fellowship, sharing, praying and studying the series “Begin Anew”.  It is meant to foster a sense of community and family as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey and we shouldn’t be doing it alone.  It’s a time to support each other and to grow in our walk with God.

Please see the resource material at:
 https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/18100
 Talk with Tim or sign up in the church lobby.

Sunday School Schedule

Children
Nov. 12             God’s Promises to Abraham and Sarah
Nov. 19             Jacob and Esau

Adult
Nov. 12             The Reformation (500 years).  Was it a success?
Nov. 19             The Anabaptist Reformation (492 years).   Was it a    success?                                                     Everyone is welcome

Who’s in our House
 in November & December

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)
December 2                                    DMC Christmas banquet
December 8                                    William Graham Singers rehersal
December 9                                    William Graham Singers concert
December 13                                 Yorkshire Rose Quilters
December 15                                 A-way Christmas dinner

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANABAPTIST LEARNING WORKSHOP
 Engaging the Global History of Anabaptism:
 From Ethiopia to Canada
 November 18, 2017
 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
 at
 Danforth Mennonite Church

Compare the experiences of persecution of the Early Anabaptists in the 1500’s with the experience of Ethiopian Anabaptists under the oppressive communist “Derg” government in the 1980’s.  What can we learn from the similarities and differences between these two periods of amazing church growth and spiritual vitality, even in the face of incredible hardship?  How does this awareness help us grow in our faith and discipleship today?

Facilitators: Troy O., Tim R., Bahta K.,  Kassa L., and Aron H.

SCOC Peppermint (Christmas) Fair
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 10 am – 2 pm
2701 St. Clair Ave. East
(corner of St. Clair and O’Connor Drive)

Crafts, Collectibles, Silent Auction, Bake Table, Christmas Table.  Hot Lasagna lunch.  Parking in the rear of the building and on lot at east end of the building.   We welcome donations of  bake goods.  Bring on Friday, Nov. 17th or Sat. morning.          EVERYONE INVITED!

 

Yellow Bellies
Theatre of the Beat
Saturday, November 25
7:00 pm

Yellow Bellies is an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. This episodic tale takes audiences across Canada, featuring verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music from an often overlooked chapter of Canadian history. 
at Danforth Mennonite Church
Tea and Coffee will be served
after the performance

Pax Christi Chorale

The Children’s Messiah  
Saturday, December 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor St. W.

Gloria                                  
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill

 

Mark your calendar for December

Dec. 2           DMC Christmas banquet
Dec. 7           Carolling at Jim & Kathy’s
Dec. 10
6:30   Carolling at SCOC LTC
7:00   DMC doing Evening Service at SCOC
TBD             Mazaryk Park carolling

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…
NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD:
An Exploration of Five Centuries of Mennonite Hymnody
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 
7:30 p.m.
SCOC meeting room

 

Planting Seeds of Restoration and Hope
 for Those Impacted by Crime
 Restorative Justice Conference Toronto
 Saturday November 18, 2017
 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
 Trinity St. Paul's United Church

Please join us for this year's Restorative Justice Conference which will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. The doors open at 8:30 am for registration and coffee.  The conference will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Our keynote speaker is Russ Kelly.  Russ will tell his moving story as one of the original offenders involved in the first Victim Offender Reconciliation Project in Canada. He will be joined by other voices telling stories of hope-filled projects that restore dignity to those impacted by crime.
 Our hope is that you will glimpse what is possible with vision and grassroots support.

Sunday, November 5, 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, November 5, 2017      
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     Theme:  Poets & Prophets
Sermon                         When does “Amen” have meaning?
Scripture           Isaiah 1:10-22, 1Corinthians 14: 11-25
Speaker                       Tim R.
Worship Leader     Robert J.
Song Leader              Bonnie W.
Piano                            Jessie Y.
Media                           Anthony Y.

Sunday, November 12, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        James F.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song Leader              Ed F.
Piano                             Bonnie W.
Media                            Roger H.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We thank You that pursuing a Christian school education is one of the freedoms we enjoy living in a country that recognizes diversity of choice.  We pray that Christian schools will voluntarily provide an education on comparative religious studies, which includes a segment on Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and practices.  We pray that You will give wisdom to those that develop the curriculum and ask that through this learning, You will nurture mutual respect and understanding.       Amen                       Context:   TRC Call to Action #64

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DMC Evening Bible Study
“Begin Anew”

Time will be spent in fellowship, sharing, praying and studying the series “Begin Anew”.  It is meant to foster a sense of community and family as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey and we shouldn’t be doing it alone.  It’s a time to support each other and to grow in our walk with God.

Please see the resource material at:
https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/18100
Talk with Tim or sign up in the church lobby.

Sunday School Schedule

Children
Nov. 5              Art table

Adult
Nov. 5              Hymn Sing
Nov. 12           The Reformation (500 years).  Was it a success?
Nov. 19           The Anabaptist Reformation (492 years).   Was it a       success?

 

Who’s in our House
 in November & December

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)
December 2                           DMC Christmas banquet
December 8                           William Graham Singers rehersal
December 9                           William Graham Singers concert
December 13                        Yorkshire Rose Quilters
December 15                        A-way Christmas dinner

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ANABAPTIST LEARNING WORKSHOP
 Engaging the Global History of Anabaptism:
 From Ethiopia to Canada
 November 18, 2017
 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
 at
 Danforth Mennonite Church

Compare the experiences of persecution of the Early Anabaptists in the 1500’s with the experience of Ethiopian Anabaptists under the oppressive communist “Derg” government in the 1980’s.  What can we learn from the similarities and differences between these two periods of amazing church growth and spiritual vitality, even in the face of incredible hardship?  How does this awareness help us grow in our faith and discipleship today?

Facilitators: Troy O., Tim R., Bahta K.,  Kassa L., and Aron H.

 

SCOC Peppermint (Christmas) Fair
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 10 am – 2 pm
2701 St. Clair Ave. East
(corner of St. Clair and O’Connor Drive)

Crafts, Collectibles, Silent Auction, Bake Table, Christmas Table.  Hot Lasagna lunch.  Parking in the rear of the building and on lot at east end of the building.   We welcome donations of  bake goods.  Bring on Friday, Nov. 17th or Sat. morning.          EVERYONE INVITED!

Yellow Bellies
Theatre of the Beat
Saturday, November 25
7:00 pm

at
Danforth Mennonite Church

Yellow Bellies is an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. This episodic tale takes audiences across Canada, featuring verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music from an often overlooked chapter of Canadian history.
Tea and Coffee will be served
after the performance

Sunday November 26th at 6:00 pm, join Theatre of the Beat

at the Huether Hotel’s Jazz Room in Waterloo for an intimate fundraiser for a new van to keep the troupe on the road. Entertainment includes No Discernible Key, Dan Root, Theatre of the Beat and a Silent Auction.   $20 Tickets include entry and appetizers. For details and ticket purchases go to (www.theatreofthebeat.ca)  or check
https://www.facebook.com/events/1910494229199428

Planting Seeds of Restoration and Hope
 for Those Impacted by Crime
 Restorative Justice Conference Toronto
 Saturday November 18, 2017
 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trinity St. Paul's United Church

Please join us for this year's Restorative Justice Conference which will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. The doors open at 8:30 am for registration and coffee.

The conference will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Our keynote speaker is Russ K.  Russ will tell his moving story as one of the original offenders involved in the first Victim Offender Reconciliation Project in Canada. He will be joined by other voices telling stories of hope-filled projects that restore dignity to those impacted by crime.
 Our hope is that you will glimpse what is possible with vision and grassroots support.

For those of you who have expressed interest/acted on Private member’s Bill C-262 (to harmonize Canadian law with UNDRIP), the bill now has a firm date for Second Reading in the House of Commons – Monday December 4, 2017. There is still time to lobby one’s MP and write to the PM and the Ministers Steve mentions below and sign the petition.

Remember that newly appointed Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott attends the Community Mennonite Church in Stouffville, Ont. where she is a song leader for the congregation.