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

Sunday, December 10, 2017                ADVENT 2   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Let it be so
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      John G.
Song Leader              Ed F.
Piano                            Bonnie W.
Media                           Hyungseok O.

Call to Worship

Leader:          Awake!
The invitation to carry light comes from the God of of                        trembling mountains and shaking foundations.

All:                  O God, your expectations terrify us.  How can our small selves hold your blazing presence?

(pause for silence)

Leader:           Quiet our questioning souls.

All:                  Lead us beyond our resistance.  Let it be.

Confession

O God of power and might, we want you to tear open the heavens and come down, yet we tremble and quake at the thought.

We confess that even though we know your light, we do not like the dark, empty void where your Spirit hovers over the waters.

We shake like leaves in the wind, fearful of what you might ask, afraid to trust you completely.

Caught up in the swirling of our world we struggle to “let it be.”
Forgive us, O God.
(pause for silence)

Words of assurance

O God, Emmanuel, in Jesus, the Christ, you have come among us.  You have given us life, and we are restored.

 

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

There are many parents in Aboriginal communities who did not have good models of parenting because they were raised in an institution, the residential school, rather than in a home with a family.  The legacy of parenting that is naturally passed down from mother to daughter and father to son was often disrupted.  We ask that Aboriginal families who need support will receive it in order to become effective parents.

For those in the Aboriginal community who are parenting well, encourage them to mentor other parents and young adults.  May Aboriginal parents who are Christ followers look to You for wisdom as they raise their children.  May those in their community see that godly parenting does exist within Aboriginal culture.  For those of us who have judged, please forgive us and fill us with compassion as we interact with hurting families.   Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #5

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 
 Dec. 3      Art Table
  
 Dec. 11     Angels – “A Glorious Angel Show”
                         (no Wee Wonder class)
  
 Dec. 17     Visitors (Shepherds and Wise Men)
  
 Dec. 24    Jesus’ Birth
  
 Adult 
 Dec. 3      Hymn Sing       
 Dec. 10     Poison Water   
  

Everyone is welcome

 

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

 

Who’s in our House
in December

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

 

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.

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

Mark your calendar for December

Dec. 7      Carolling at Jim & Kathy’s

 

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.

Pax Christi Chorale

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