Sunday, February 11, 2018 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, February 11, 2018                    
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Finishing the Gospel
Scripture                      Mark 16
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Mike D.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                             Roger H.
Media                            Anthony Y.
Greeter                        Dalton J.

Sunday, February 18, 2018                    
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             LENT week 1
Worship Leader    Linda D.
Song Leader            Dalton J.
Piano                           Kathy W.
Media                          Murray L.
Greeter                      Vic G.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kathy W.
 is organizing a Ladies choir
to sing on Easter morning. 
Contact Kathy for practice times.

 

Note from our Treasurer:   E-mail transfers are another option for your donations to Danforth.  Please use the e-mail address dmmc2174@gmail.com if you would like to donate in this way.

 

Mark your calendar
June 10            Church picnic
August 12       Joint worship service at Willowgrove

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children

Feb. 11    Title: A rescue from prison
Teachers    Primary – Becky & Prabidhi, Middler – Margaret, Wee Wonder – LaVerna & Carol

Feb. 18     Title: Jesus calls the Disciples
Teachers  Primary – Mary Jane, Middler -Margaret, Wee  Wonder – no class

Feb. 25    Title: Enough for all
Teachers:         Primary – Linda & Kai, Middler – Margaret, Wee Wonder – LaVerna & Carolyn

 Adult

Feb. 11            Begin Anew Unit 1 section – final review
Feb. 18            Begin Anew Unit 2 section 1 & 2
Feb. 25            Begin Anew Unit 2 section 3 & 4
Mar. 4              Hymn Sing
Mar. 11            Begin Anew Unit 3 section 1 & 2
Mar. 18            Begin Anew Unit 3 section 3 & 4
Mar. 25            Begin Anew Unit 4 section 1 & 2

Materials available at:
https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/16/17368

Everyone is welcome

 

Who’s in our House
in February and March

February 13,20,27     William Graham Singers
February 10                   Men’s Breakfast
February 10                   Citizens Climate Lobby
February 14, 24           Yorkshire Rose Quilters
February 16 – 18        Zurich Mennonite Youth TOOLS
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

UNDRIP logoArticle 5

Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions, while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.

 

What should Danforth Mennonite Church be in 2018 and beyond?

A questionnaire was handed out to those in attendance at the Annual Business Meeting last Sunday.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, please check your mail slot or ask Bonnie for a copy of the questionnaire.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Private Member’s Bill C-262,

a bill to harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People passed a second reading vote Wednesday, February 7 in the House of Commons by a margin of 216 to 76. This bill, written by Indigenous MP Romeo Saganash and promoted by Mennonite Church Canada and Christian Peacemaker Teams will now move on to committee where there is still danger of it being watered down.

Murray L. along with two other CPTers were able to attend speeches in the House of Commons on Monday, prior to the vote. Many Danforth Mennonite Church members assisted in this effort by signing supportive postcards which were sent to their MP’s. Thanks for all thoughts and prayers for Reconciliation between our peoples as this bill moves forward.

The Toronto Mennonite Festival
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

will be held Saturday March 3, 2018, at 5:30 pm at the Parkview auditorium (12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville). All TMF members are welcome to attend; we’re having soup for supper. A special agenda item is to update the bylaws. Details are on the About page (https://torontomennonitefestival.wordpress.com/about/).

 

Family Day Activities at Willowgrove
February 19, 2018  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

In addition to outdoor snow activities, we will be having special activities to highlight our 50 years on the Willowgrove farm.  There will be a pioneer room with activities and the history of Willowgrove.  We are also partnering with Care and Share to do quilt tying and highlight our connection with MCC.  Food available for purchase.  Cost for the event is $20 /car.

 

THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOCUS: The 2018 Winter Olympics begin this week in PyeongChang, South Korea. In addition to the competition between athletes, the games are often viewed as an opportunity for promoting peace between nations and for celebrating the beauty of the various cultures of different people groups from around the world. As you watch the events in the days ahead, pray that the Lord of peace would use His people throughout the world to faithfully proclaim the truth of Christ as the one and only, perfect, and permanent peace there is. Pray particularly for our Christian brothers and sisters in South Korea who have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with people from across the world. Ask God to provide a right safety and security during the events – keeping athletes, spectators, and workers from harm.