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