Sunday, April 15, 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, April 15, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Sermon                         Give Thanks to the Lord
Scripture                      Psalm 107
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Arjun P.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Murray L.
Greeter                         Roger H.

Sunday, April 22, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Robert J.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                               Bonnie W.
Media                              Roger H.
Greeter                          John G.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School Schedule

Children

April 15           Jesus Heals a little Girl
Wee wonder – no class, Primary – Barb and Linda, Middler – Ruth

Adult

April 15           Tim will lead a discussion
April 22           Cities That Built the Bible – Part 2 –  Ugarit
April 29           Cities That Built the Bible – Part 3 – Nineveh, Babylon

 

 

Treasurer’s Report: We received $6,957 in offerings in March. $7,642 is needed each month to meet our budget.

 

Four books have been added to the DMC library:

Breaking Ground
The Testament of Mary
The Ragamuffin Gospel
All My Puny Sorrows
 

Who’s in our House
April and May

April 13 – 15        O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group
April 14                   Men’s Breakfast              
April 14                   Citizens Climate Lobby
April 20 – 22         Emmanuel Youth TOOLS group
April 21                   City of Toronto Planners meeting
April 23                   Toronto Beach Chorale practice
April 27 – 29        Wilmot EMC Youth TOOLS group
May 4 – 6               Zurich Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 6                       Joint potluck lunch
May 9                       Yorkshire Rose Quilters
May 11 – 13         Waterloo Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 12                    Men’s Breakfast              
May 12                    Citizens Climate Lobby
May 23 – 25          Rockway H.S. TOOLS
May 26                    Church cleaning

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 12

  1. States shall seek to enable the access and/or repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains in their possession through fair, transparent and effective mechanisms developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples concerned.

 

John Howard Yoder played a very important role in shaping Anabaptist theology and church life in the 20th century and beyond.  He also was abusive of some of his female students.  How do we weigh these realities in our hearts and minds?  How do we think and act carefully and critically about Yoder?

If you would be interested in one or two evening discussions about this, please talk to Tim R.  We have already contacted Lydia H. (PhD) and she has agreed to assist in such discussions at Danforth, if there is sufficient interest.

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Interfaith All Candidates Meeting

What: An Interfaith All Candidates Meeting for the Riding of Beaches-East York for the Provincial election on June 7. DMC is in this riding.
 Where: Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Street (near the corner of Queen St.)
 When: Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm

Three members from DMC are members of the planning committee (local faith groups) - Ruth F., John G., Murray L.. Bruce P. and Judith S. represent TUMC (so there is good Menno representation)

We are in the process of looking for good questions on themes like social justice, prosperity for all, creation care, Indigenous justice, health, education, child-care or your choice, to pose to candidates representing four political parties.

If you have a burning question you would like posed to the candidates, please submit it in writing or by email to Ruth, John or Murray. Please submit by Sunday, April 22.  Thank you.

 

A young couple is seeking temporary accommodations while taking a summer course on the Danforth.  If you have an extra bedroom, or if you have suggestions or connections, please talk to Tim R.

 

Paddle the Grand Annual Fundraiser for
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Join us Saturday May 12 at 3 pm for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets).  For more information visit www.slmc.ca or call 519 – 422 – 1401.

 

Willowgrove’s AGM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
April 19th Dinner is at 6:30, program and meeting at 7:15

The evening will feature Willowgrove’s 50th Anniversary Year. Please RSVP to info@willowgrove or phone 905 – 640 – 2127 if you plan to attend the dinner.  If you have any Willowgrove/Glenbrook photos from the 70’s and 80’s, we would love to borrow them for the AGM.  The main 50th Anniversary Event will be at Willowgrove on Saturday, July 21.  More details to come.

Summer Camp Positions at Hidden Acres

We are looking for great people to fill our staff team for the summer of 2018. If you are looking to serve God, impact the lives of campers, spend time outdoors, develop your leadership skills and build great friendships then Hidden Acres may be the place for you. There are a number of positions available including Cooks, Cabin Leaders, Lifeguards, Maintenance staff, Camp Pastor and Nature Director. For more information or to fill out an application, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris P. at 519 – 625 – 8602 or
chrispot @ hiddenacres.ca.

Spring Seniors’ Retreat at
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
April 30th or May 1st
(the same program will be offered both days)

Marianne M. will be leading us as we explore our spiritual lives in the context of aging. Join us for a day of worship, learning and fellowship. For more information check out the brochure on the bulletin board, contact the camp at 519 – 625 – 8602, info@hiddenacres.ca, or visit our website at www.hiddenacres.ca.  Space is limited, please register by April 24th.

 

Toronto Ontario Opportunities For Learning and Serving (TOOLS) This weekend we will be welcoming the O’Gorman H.S. 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

Sunday, April 8, 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, April 8, 2018                            
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Sermon                         The Good and Risen Creation
Scripture                      Genesis 1:31 to 2:41a
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader       Linda DeH.
Song Leader               Dalton J.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Hyungseok O.
Greeter                         Dalton J.

 
Sunday, April 15, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Arjun P.
Song Leader              Ed F.
Piano                             Jessie Y.
Media                            Murray L.
Greeter                        Roger H.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School Schedule

Children
April 8             Jesus Walks on Water
Primary: Becky/Prabidhi
Middler:  Becky
Wee Wonder:  LaVerna/Carolyn

Adult
April 8                   Cities That Built the Bible – Part I
the Phoenician Cities
April 15, 22, 29   – information on topics to follow

Everyone is welcome

 

Who’s in our House
in April and May

April 11                 Yorkshire Rose Quilters
April 13 – 15      O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group
April 14                 Men’s Breakfast              
April 14                 Citizens Climate Lobby
April 20 – 22       Emmanuel Youth TOOLS group
April 21                 City of Toronto Planners meeting
April 27 – 29      Wilmot EMC Youth TOOLS group
May 4 – 6             Zurich Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 6                     Joint potluck lunch
May 9                     Yorkshire Rose Quilters
May 11 – 13       Waterloo Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 12                  Men’s Breakfast              
May 12                  Citizens Climate Lobby

A time to say Thank You

At next week’s service (April 15) we’ll be inviting you to write a short thank you/appreciation note to someone in our congregation on forms that are provided.   For example, someone who does something “just because” they see it needs to be done, or someone who has prayed for you or challenged you, or teaches, or calls when you are sick, or ???

These notes will be collected April 15th during offering time and will be given to the individuals the following week.  Please feel free to take as many forms as you need.

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 12

  1. Indigenous peoples have the right to manifest, practise, develop and teach their spiritual and religious traditions, customs and ceremonies; the right to maintain, protect, and have access in privacy to their religious and cultural sites; the right to the use and control of their ceremonial objects; and the right to the repatriation of their human remains.

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mark your calendar for
 Summer Vacation Bible Camp
 August 13 – 17th
 9 am – 4 pm
 Ages 3 years – Grade 8
  

Heritage Club Meeting
for Monday, April 9th,
has been cancelled.

 

A young couple is seeking temporary accommodations while taking a summer course on the Danforth.  If you have an extra bedroom, or if you have suggestions or connections, please talk to Tim R.

Paddle the Grand Annual Fundraiser for
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Join us Saturday May 12 at 3 pm for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets).  For more information visit www.slmc.ca or call 519 – 422 – 1401.

 
Willowgrove’s AGM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
April 19th Dinner is at 6:30, program and meeting at 7:15

The evening will feature Willowgrove’s 50th Anniversary Year. Please RSVP to info@willowgrove or phone 905 – 640 – 2127 if you plan to attend the dinner.  If you have any Willowgrove/Glenbrook photos from the 70’s and 80’s, we would love to borrow them for the AGM.  The main 50th Anniversary Event will be at Willowgrove on Saturday, July 21.  More details to come.

Summer Camp Positions at Hidden Acres

We are looking for great people to fill our staff team for the summer of 2018. If you are looking to serve God, impact the lives of campers, spend time outdoors, develop your leadership skills and build great friendships then Hidden Acres may be the place for you. There are a number of positions available including Cooks, Cabin Leaders, Lifeguards, Maintenance staff, Camp Pastor and Nature Director. For more information or to fill out an application, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris P. at 519 – 625 – 8602 or
chrispot@hiddenacres.ca.

 

Spring Seniors’ Retreat at
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
April 30th or May 1st
(the same program will be offered both days)

  Marianne M. will be leading us as we explore our spiritual lives in the context of aging. Join us for a day of worship, learning and fellowship. For more information check out the brochure on the bulletin board, contact the camp at 519 – 625 – 8602, info@hiddenacres.ca, or visit our website at www.hiddenacres.ca.  Space is limited, please register by April 24th.

 

Sunday, April 1, 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.

 
Friday, March 30, 2018
10:30 a.m.    Good Friday Communion service
A service of shadows
 
Sunday, April 1, 2018                            
9:30 a.m.  Easter breakfast
Hymn sing after breakfast
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             Easter
Sermon                         Recognizing the Risen Christ
Scripture                      John 20:1-31
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                              Roger H.
Media                             Anthony Y.
Greeter                         James F.

Sunday, April 8, 2018                            
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader      Linda DeH.
Song Leader              Dalton J.
Piano                             Kathy W.
Media                            Hyungseok O.
Greeter                        Dalton J.

Call to worship

Leader:            To all who weep, and to all who smile, whether with joy or sorrow, welcome. Welcome home to this house of God. Welcome in the embrace of Christ. Hear and believe the good news, for he is risen!

People:                        He is risen indeed!

Leader:                        Praise the Lord, our Jesus lives!

People:                        Yes, praise the Lord! We will worship God together.

 

Confession

God of life, in you, death has no power.   Because of you, this life is not our final end.   Thank you.  It feels good to celebrate new life, yours and ours.

It’s spring.  We long to throw off the heavy blankets of winter and bask in the sun.  We confess that, just as some folks would like to skip winter, there are times when we want to skip the whole crucifixion story and jump straight to the resurrection.

And yet there are other times when death feels more real than life. When we see an empty tomb, it is easy to despair, and it seems futile to hope.  We hear stories of people who claim to have seen you alive; we want to believe, but struggle.

Forgive us for not recognizing you, for doubting our fellow believers, and for trying to hold you back.

 

Words of assurance

The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children
April 1             Children in service – Activities table
April 8             Jesus Walks on Water
Primary:Becky/Prabidhi, Middler: Murray, Wee Wonder: LaVerna/Carolyn

Adult
April 1             Hymn sing after breakfast
April 8             Adult Sunday school – topic to be announced

Everyone is welcome

 

Good Friday Service   10:30 am
  
 Easter Potluck Breakfast
 Sunday April 1, 9:30 a.m.
 Meet at the church for finger-food breakfast and fellowship on Easter morning.
  
 Hymn sing after breakfast
 Service 11:00 am
  
  

 

If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in doing one or a series of sermons during Tim’s sabbatical, please contact the worship committee.

A real opportunity, a concrete opportunity, a manageable one, and a life-giving one!  If you are interested in being part of a “Group of Five” that will help bring certain refugees to Canada, to start a new life and become part of a Canadian community or church, please talk to Tim Reimer.

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 11

  1. States shall provide redress through effective mechanisms, which may include restitution, developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples, with respect to their cultural, intellectual, religious and spiritual property taken without their free, prior and informed consent or in violation of their laws, traditions and customs.

 

Who’s in our House
in April and May

April 11               Yorkshire Rose Quilters
April 13 – 15    O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group
April 14               Men’s Breakfast              
April 14               Citizens Climate Lobby
April 20 – 22     Emmanuel Youth TOOLS group
April 21               City of Toronto Planners meeting
April 27 – 29    Wilmot EMC Youth TOOLS group
May 4 – 6           Zurich Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 6                   J oint potluck lunch
May 9                   Yorkshire Rose Quilters
May 11 – 13     Waterloo Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 12                Men’s Breakfast              
May 12                Citizens Climate Lobby

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

39th Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice

Friday, March 30 at 2 pm at Church of the Holy Trinity (right behind the Eaton Centre)

Take the opportunity to join other Christians, (pilgrims and peacemakers) who gather each year to mourn the contemporary crucifixions of our society – victims of the powers of militarism, greed and injustice.

This year’s focus is on The Many Dimensions of Poverty.
The Walk concludes around 4:30 pm with a simple shared meal back at Holy Trinity. Murray plans to attend and would love company.

Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 at Wolverleigh Blvd. (Danforth & Coxwell) will be offering free Spring Brunch on Sunday April 15 and Sunday May 20, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Paddle the Grand Annual Fundraiser for
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Join us Saturday May 12 at 3 pm for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets).  For more information visit www.slmc.ca or call 519 – 422 – 1401.

Willowgrove for our Maplefest event
Saturday, April 7, 11 am – 3 pm

The fee is $5 and includes sugar shack demonstrations, a puppet show, wagon ride, campfire, a pioneer room with activities, quilt tying, and more.  A pancake, sausage, and maple syrup (our own) lunch will be available for purchase.

Willowgrove’s AGM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
April 19th Dinner is at 6:30, program and meeting at 7:15

The evening will feature Willowgrove’s 50th Anniversary Year. Please RSVP to info@willowgrove or phone 905 – 640 – 2127 if you plan to attend the dinner.  If you have any Willowgrove/Glenbrook photos from the 70’s and 80’s, we would love to borrow them for the AGM.  The main 50th Anniversary Event will be at Willowgrove on Saturday, July 21.  More details to  come