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