DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH
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, February 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service LENT week 2
Sermon Between Me & You and generation after generation, God’s promise and God’s love grow longer.
Scripture Genesis 17, Romans 4
Speaker Tim R.
Worship Leader Sue S.
Song Leader Bonnie W.
Piano Jessie Y.
Media Anthony Y.
Greeter Roger H.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service LENT week 3
Sermon Between Me & You and in all we go through, God’s promise and God’s love grow stitch by stitch.
Speaker Tim R.
Worship Leader Robert J.
Song Leader Ed F.
Piano Kathy W.
Media Murray L.
Greeter James F.
Call to worship
Leader: Come, sons and daughters of Abraham and Sarah, nations born of barren lands, you who stand here because of promises fulfilled, come and worship your God.
People: We were born through the faith of our ancestors, just as our faith will give life to future generations; even as we hope against hope, we come to worship our God.
Leader: Welcome home, children of God. Welcome to this house of God.
God of our ancestors and our descendants, promising Abraham and Sarah children at their age just seems mean. For them to believe that promise sounds foolish—almost as foolish as expecting that same faithfulness from us. That was then, this is now.
We are not used to waiting. If something we want takes too long, we itch to move on to the next thing, even when waiting is important.
Forgive us. Forgive our impatience and refusal to believe in what we cannot see. Build in us the willingness to hope against hope. Help us to value and contribute to a future yet unseen. Instill in us a faith to inspire future generations.
Words of assurance
I will always keep the promise I have made to you and your descendants, because I am your God and their God.
Sunday School Schedule
Feb. 25 Title: Enough for all
Teachers: Primary – Linda & Kai, Middler – Margaret, Wee Wonder – LaVerna & Carolyn
Mar. 4 Children in Service – activity table
Feb. 25 Begin Anew Unit 2 section 1 & 2
Mar. 4 Hymn Sing
Mar. 11 Begin Anew Unit 2 section 3 & 4
Mar. 18 Begin Anew Unit 3 section 1 & 2
Mar. 25 Begin Anew Unit 3 section 3 & 4
Materials available at:
Everyone is welcome
Who’s in our House
in February and March
February 27 William Graham Singers
February 23 – 25 Conrad Grebel Young Adults TOOLS
March 3 The Meeting House Pancake Breakfast
March 5 City of Toronto Planners meeting
March 6,13,20,27 William Graham Singers
March 10 Men’s Breakfast
March 10 Citizens Climate Lobby
March 14, 17 Yorkshire Rose Quilters
March 28 COSA
What should Danforth Mennonite Church be in 2018 and beyond?
A questionnaire was handed out to those in attendance at the Annual Business Meeting. If you were not able to attend the meeting, please check your mail slot or ask Bonnie for a copy of the questionnaire.
- Indigenous individuals have the rights to life, physical and mental integrity, liberty and security of person.
- Indigenous peoples have the collective right to live in freedom, peace and security as distinct peoples and shall not be subjected to any act of genocide or any other act of violence, including forcibly removing children of the group to another group.
Danforth Morningside Mennonite Church Designated Fund Gift Policy
Spending of funds is confined to Danforth Morningside Mennonite Church Council approved programs and projects. Each designated contribution directed toward an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by Danforth Morningside Mennonite Church Council, the remaining designated contributions will be used where most needed.
Treasurer’s Report: We received $6,111 in offerings in January. $7,642 is needed each month to meet our budget.
WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
“Taste of Peru” is a fund-raiser lunch, hosted by the Toronto New Life Mennonite Church, at TUMC (1774 Queen E.) on
Feb. 25 at 12:30pm.
Toronto Ontario Opportunities For Learning and Serving (TOOLS)
This week we will be welcoming the Conrad Grebel Young Adults TOOLS group who will be lodging in our building. If you have a chance to meet them between their learning and serving, say Hello!
Blogs, photos, and stories from “our” TOOLS participants can always be found at www.mcctools.net
Martin Family Singers, with members of the K-W Chamber Orchestra conducted by Matthew Jones, present Handel’s Messiah at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, Saturday, April 7th, 7:30pm. Tickets ($20.00/each) available at www.nhmrs.com and MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. Martin Family Singers, with members of the K-W Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Matthew Jones, present Handel’s Messiah at St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, 356 – 9th Street, Hanover April 8th, 7:30pm. Tickets ($20.00/each) available at www.nhmrs.com and MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale. New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner At Bingeman’s Marshall Hall, Monday, April 30th, 6:30pm. Guest speaker Sarah Martin Mills, Founder of Growing Hope Farms. Topic: The Story of Growing Hope. Tickets ($10.00) available at www.nhmrs.com and MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale.