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.