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The Danforth Mennonite Church, at 2174 Danforth Ave. in Toronto, is wheelchair-accessible. Tim Reimer is our pastor, and Bonnie Wright is the administrator. ........ Call us at (416) 422-2406 . ....... Email Pastor Reimer at timapreimer @ gmail.com . .. Email Carolyn at danforthmennonitechurch @ gmail.com .

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer  

Elders:  Dalton Jantzi,  Aubrey Wilkinson

 

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

  Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.  Children 4 and up will be cared for downstairs.

         

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Baptism Sunday

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

Paul Plett will be baptized this morning.

            Childcare: Linda Donohoe and Leslie Sheriff

            Worship Leader:  Marg Beer      

            Song Leader: Kathy Wert;  Piano:  Ben Wert

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

            Scripture: John 17:20-26

Sunday, June 27, 2010

10:00 am   Last day of Sunday School!  The Sunday School children (and their parents/guardians, if they wish) are having a breakfast potluck picnic at East Lynn Park (Just west Woodbine) during the SS hour.  Please meet at the park no later than 10:00 a.m.  Rain date: picnic in church basement!  Note: this will be Kim’s last Sunday as a SS teacher, after 10+ years! 

 11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare: Carol Jantzi and Laurie Jantzi

            Worship Leader: Dave Ringer

            Song Leader: Dalton Jantzi         Piano: Roger Horst

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

 

BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

June 20 Jeremy Horst and Robert Horst

June 20 Dave and Carol Ringer (40th Anniversary)

June 23 Melanie Horst

June 26 Don and Kim Bowman (28th Anniversary)

 

  DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Murray and Linda Lumley are celebrating being grandparents again (for the ninth time!).  Their son Owen and wife Vanessa are happy that Rose Imogren Irene is doing fine, along with mama.  Rose was born June 4, 2010.

 Monday, June 21 6:30 pm Work Night at the church. Contact Roger Horst, Vic Guerin, Richard Manz or Don Bowman for information.

Summer Worship

From July 4 through September 5, 2010, our regular services will begin at 10:30am and there will be no Sunday School. There will be no services on September 12, as we will be at an out-of-town retreat. Regular services will resume Sept. 19, 2010: Sunday School at 10:00 am and worship at 11:00am.

 July 12 – 16, 2010 Vacation Bible Camp. Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome.

 July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip   on the August long weekend, July 31 to Aug 2.  Destination Killarney Prov. Park with a day trip to Silver Peak.

 DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:  Registration Forms and Additional information available in the Foyer TODAY!  RSVP deadline is August 15.  Please contact Retreat Planning Committee members: Kim Bowman, Jon Beer & LaVerna Reimer if you have additional questions.

 Volunteer Opportunity for Retired Person(s)  The Warden Woods Community Centre is asking for (Mennonite) Board members with time to share in governance of a well-established community services institution in south-west Scarborouogh.  For more information see Mary Groh.

 Lodging Request   An IVEPer from Winnipeg (a young Ugandan woman) is visiting Toronto, July 9-14, needs a place to stay, preferably handy to the subway.  For more information see Mary Groh.      

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Work on Wednesday is back!  Children from Grades 2 to 6 are invited to register for a hands-on experience in the MCC Material Resources workroom. Learn about an area of MCC relief.  Pack a kit. Knot a comforter.  Enjoy a snack.   Dates include:  July  7, 14, and August 18 and 25, from 10am – 12pm.  Contact Wendy Cotter at 519 745 8458 ex. 248 to register.   Attendance limited to 15 children per session.  One session per child to allow broad participation.

 Singing, Learning, and Preaching about the Nonviolence of Jesus
MCC Ontario invites your church to host a Friday night coffee house
    OR a Saturday training workshop
    OR a Sunday morning sermon
on the theme of the nonviolence of Jesus. Starting in September 2010, we want to work together with you to sing, learn, and preach about what it means to be spirit-filled, radical, nonviolent peacemakers — followers of Christ. For more information contact Tim Schmucker: tims@mennonitecc.on.ca or 416-423-9229.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
Teens aged 12-16 with a love for music – join us for 12 fun-filled days of music camp. Sunday August 8 to Friday August 20, 2010 at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario.  For information and application forms visit: grebel.uwaterloo.ca/ommc.

Five on the Floor Concert
Five on the Floor is giving a farewell concert at St. Jacob’s Church Theatre on Thursday August 26, at 7:30 pm with special guests “House of Doc”.  This is a fundraising event for the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre and tickets are $50 with a $30 receipt.  Contact 519-885-0220 x24223 or fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca for advanced ticket sales

Sunday, June 13, 2010 bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer   

  Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.  Children 4 and up will be cared for downstairs.

 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare: Jim Beer and Suzanne Erb

            Worship Leader: Linda Donohoe 

            Song Leader: Marg Beer;  Piano: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

            Sermon: No Tower, No Temple, But a Tree!

            Scripture: Psalm 67 and Revelation 21:10 through 22:5.

 Following the service today everyone is welcome to come downstairs for an  Ice Cream Cone. 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:      Because God has shown kindness and blessing,

People:      all lands know God’s power to save.

Leader:      So let all the people praise you, O God;

People:      let all the people praise you.

Leader:      You are the one who dispenses true justice;

People:      you guide all the nations of the earth.

 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010 Baptism Sunday

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare: Linda Donohoe and Leslie Sheriff

            Worship Leader:  Marg Beer      

            Song Leader: Bob Martin;  Piano:  Jessica Martin

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

A time of fellowship is planned following next Sunday’s service. Sunday, June 20th. The Plett family, along with Paul’s friends will be present to worship with us and witness his baptism, and this gives us an opportunity to meet and welcome them. Would some people be willing to bring cookies / snacks to enjoy with a beverage? Please confirm with Aubrey or Dalton.

BIRTHDAYS

June 15 Jake Brenneman            June 17 Sherry Ng

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, June 14 at 7:30 pm Women’s group will meet at LaVerna Reimer’s house. All women are welcome.

 SUMMER WORSHIP hours begin on Sunday, July 4 through September 12. There will be no Sunday School and our worship service begins at 10:30 am.

 July 12 – 16, 2010 Vacation Bible Camp. Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome.

July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip   on the August long weekend, July 31 to Aug 2.  Destination Killarney Prov. Park with a day trip to Silver Peak.

DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:  Plan to join us at Fraser Lake Camp (near Bancroft), for outdoor fun (rock climbing, nature trails, canoeing, etc.) and fellowship for all ages!  Our theme is: “Beginning a new century together!”   More details re. cost and accommodation will be available shortly. Transportation needs and arrangements will be coordinated by the committee. RSVP deadline is August 15.  Retreat Planning Committee members are: Kim Bowman, Jon Beer & LaVerna Reimer.  We welcome your questions and suggestions!

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Book Launch Tuesday June 15 at 4:30 pm at Conrad Grebel University College’s Toews Atrium.  Meet former Music Professor and InterMennonite Children’s Choir director, Helen Martens, to hear about her book entitled Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of his Heart.  Author, Helen Martens has woven a tale of great victories and stunning heartaches that will fascinate the reader.”

Mahler Music Conference 2010
Experience the Mahler Music Conference entitled “A Symphony must be like the World”, Text and Context of Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony.  This event will be taking place in Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall on June 19 from 2:00-7:00 pm.  This event is free to the public but registration is required.  For more information visit: grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mahler or to register call 519-885-0220 x24264 or email infocguc@uwaterloo.ca.

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
Teens aged 12-16 with a love for music – join us for 12 fun-filled days of music camp. Sunday August 8 to Friday August 20, 2010 at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario.  For information and application forms visit: grebel.uwaterloo.ca/ommc.

Five on the Floor Concert
Five on the Floor is giving a farewell concert at St. Jacob’s Church Theatre on Thursday August 26, at 7:30 pm with special guests “House of Doc”.  This is a fundraising event for the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre and tickets are $50 with a $30 receipt.  Contact 519-885-0220 x24223 or fwmartin@uwaterloo.ca for advanced ticket sales.

Sunday, June 6, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer   

  Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.  Children 4 and up will be cared for downstairs.

 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for the children. Kathy Wert will be leading singing for the adults in the auditorium. 

11:00 am Worship Service

Theme:   A Service of Song and Story.

            Worship Leaders: Mary Groh and John Epp

            Song Leader: Kathy Wert   Piano:  Roger Horst

Other participants:  Members of the congregation introducing a song or a scripture with particular meaning for them.

  

Sunday, June 13, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare: Jim Beer and Suzanne Erb

            Worship Leader: Linda Donohoe 

            Song Leader: Marg Beer   Piano: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010   Baptism Sunday

 

BIRTHDAYS

June 7  Barb Ford, Bill Bryson,  Bob Martin

June 11 Ed Ford

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pastor Tim and LaVerna Reimer are on a Marriage Encounter this weekend.

 On display today only “How the Bible Came to Us” a fascinating and informative walk through two thousand years of ups and downs in the life of the Bible.  The display is on loan from the Canadian Bible Society, and comes with a free booklet.  IN THE STREET LEVEL LOBBY AND IN THE BASEMENT. 

This afternoon at 5:30pm: Ethiopian Cuisine and Mennonite Fellowship!  The Rehoboth Evangelical Church (an MCEC Emerging Church) invites everyone to a joyful time of worship followed by an exquisite Ethiopian dinner on Sunday, June 6th, 5:30pm, on Danforth Ave.  The worship is jointly planned with Hillcrest Mennonite Church, which is a partner congregation to Rehoboth Church.  Suggested donation for the dinner is $20.  Location is 273 Danforth Avenue and Bowden (in the Danforth Baptist Church building.)

Monday, June 7 at 6:30 pm Work Night at the church.

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30pm.  Coffee and Conversation with Gareth Brandt (Professor of Practical Theology at Colombia Bible College) about his new book Under Construction: Reframing Men’s Spirituality (Mennonite Publishing Network, 2010).  We at Danforth are hosting this event, and welcoming all GTA churches.  All men and women are welcome!

SCOC  Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at SCOC.  We value your support of the organization and if you are not a member of the corporation we urge you to do so. Opportunities to join the corporation will be made available at the meeting.

Friday June 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm Theatre Returns to Danforth Mennonite Church.  You can scoff at the jailbird, but you will find yourself becoming nervous about your own destiny.  This one act play by John Wideman will have you laughing . . . at yourself, and seriously rethinking what it means to be liberated in mind.  “This Prison: Or, He Came Up Through The Floor” Acted by Ben Wert and John Wideman.

 Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am Men’s Breakfast. All males welcome.

Saturday, June 12, 9am – 2pm, Garage and Special Foods(!) Sale, in support of MCC SALTer Doris Luna’s service assignment.  Doris Luna is on our Vacation Bible Camp Committee as representative of the New Life Mennonite Church.  Location: The sidewalk at 1774 Queen St E, in front of New Life (and TUMC) Churches.  Colombian and Salvadorian foods will be featured!  Donations for Garage sale gladly accepted. (Call Betty at 416.467.6336.)

Next Sunday June 13th please come downstairs for an ICE CREAM CONE after church.  Everyone is Welcome!

Monday, June 14 at 7:30 pm Women’s group will meet at LaVerna Reimer’s house, 31 Clapperton Ave., Scarborough.

July 12 – 16, 2010 Vacation Bible Camp. Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome.

July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip   on the August long weekend, July 31 to Aug 2.  Destination Killarney Prov. Park with a day trip to Silver Peak.

DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:  Plan to join us at Fraser Lake Camp (near Bancroft), for outdoor fun (rock climbing, nature trails, canoeing, etc.) and fellowship for all ages!  Our theme is: “Beginning a new century together!”   More details re. cost and accommodation will be available shortly. Transportation needs and arrangements will be coordinated by the committee. RSVP deadline is August 15.  Retreat Planning Committee members are: Kim Bowman, Jon Beer & LaVerna Reimer.  We welcome your questions and suggestions!

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Creating a Culture of Peace” (CCP) – Training – June 11-13, 2010 at Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto (just south of College between Spadina and Beverley) Non-Violence Training for Personal and Social Change CCP is an international program for community peacemaking. Its innovative design provides a holistic and practical foundation in active non-violence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes that will create a world without violence.  Learn through storytelling, meditation, small group sharing, brainstorming, role-plays, thought-provoking exercises, music and movement. Facilitators: Father Bob Holmes, Rebecca Johnson, James Loney, members of CPT and Dwyer Sullivan, a friend of CPT
Cost – $75 – or pay what you can; includes two lunches
Contact Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice: rholmes@basilian.org
Pax Christi, Toronto: lcarrieren416@rogers.com
Just Peace Network: dwyerandsheila@gmail.com
Christian Peacemaker Teams: canada@cpt.org

As part of a larger project to engage with the former refugee community, MCC Ontario is seeking the stories and experiences of the former “Boat People” and their sponsors. If you, or your church, were involved in this sponsorship, then we would like to hear from you. For more information, please contact Laura Stemp-Morlock at our.stories@mennonitecc.on.ca, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252

Book Launch Tuesday June 15 at 4:30 pm at Conrad Grebel University College’s Toews Atrium.  Meet former Music Professor and InterMennonite Children’s Choir director, Helen Martens, to hear about her book entitled Felix Mendelssohn: Out of the Depths of his Heart.  Author, Helen Martens has woven a tale of great victories and stunning heartaches that will fascinate the reader.” 

 

Sunday, May 30, 2010 Bulletin

DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH

416-422-2406

Pastor: Tim Reimer  

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909) and Morningside (1950) congregations

We welcome all guests who have joined us. We invite you to sign the guest book in the lobby.

 Child Care is provided on Sundays from 11:30 to 12:00 except for the first Sunday of every month.  Children 4 and up will be cared for downstairs.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Childcare:  Margaret Amanatides and Carolyn Horst

           Worship Leader: Dave Ringer

            Music Leader: Dalton Jantzi

            Piano: Roger Horst

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

            Sermon: “G20 and the Lamb of God”

            Scripture: Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17

 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for all ages.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Worship Leaders: Mary Groh and John Epp

            Song Leader: Kathy Wert

            Piano: Roger Horst      

Scripture and Song .  Two services earlier this spring, in which people shared  Scripture passages and Hymns which had special meaning for them, had good participation, even more than could be accommodated in a one-hour service. People have commented on wanting more such services, so the Worship Committee is giving another opportunity for a “Story and Song” service.

Give some thought and prayer during this week to what scripture or hymn you could share next Sunday, with a few comments on how it has contributed to your spiritual life.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, June 7 at 6:30 pm Work Night. Speak with Don, Vic, Rick or Roger for information.

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30pm.  Coffee and Conversation with Gareth Brandt (Professor of Practical Theology at Colombia Bible College) about his new book Under Construction: Reframing Men’s Spirituality (Mennonite Publishing Network, 2010).  We at Danforth are hosting this event, and welcoming all GTA churches.  All men and women are welcome!

 Notice of SCOC AGM – As the 2009/10 year draws to a close for St Clair O’Connor Community Inc. we invite you to join the Board and Staff of SCOC at the Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at SCOC.  We value your support of the organization and if you are not a member of the corporation we urge you to do so. Opportunities to join the corporation will be made available at the meeting.

Friday June 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 2:00pm and 8:00 pm Theatre Returns to Danforth Mennonite Church.  You can scoff at the jailbird, but you will find yourself becoming nervous about your own destiny.  This one act play by John Wideman will have you laughing . . . at yourself, and seriously rethinking what it means to be liberated in mind.  “This Prison: Or, He Came Up Through The Floor” Acted by Ben Wert and John Wideman.

Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am  Men’s Breakfast. All males welcome.

Monday, June 14 at 7:30 pm  Women’s group will meet at LaVerna Reimer’s house.

July 12 – 16, 2010 VACATION BIBLE CAMP –  Meet God on the Mountain. All children ages 4 to 13 are welcome. Registration forms are in the rack.

July 31 to Aug 2, 2010 – DMC Canoe Trip. Please contact Roger Horst if you are interested in a canoe trip on the August long weekend. Destination yet to be determined.

DMC Church Retreat, Sept. 10 – 12:  Plan to join us at Fraser Lake Camp (near Bancroft), for outdoor fun (rock climbing, nature trails, canoeing, etc.) and fellowship for all ages!  Our theme is: “Beginning a new century together!”   More details re. cost and accommodation will be available shortly. Transportation needs and arrangements will be coordinated by the committee. RSVP deadline is August 15.  Retreat Planning Committee members are: Kim Bowman, Jon Beer & LaVerna Reimer.  We welcome your questions and suggestions!

Explore your faith! Explore baptism! God takes a step, you take a step.  If you are interested in baptism and/or becoming a church member, talk with one of your church friends about it.  Tim Reimer will soon be leading small group discussions leading up to baptism.  If you’d like to join in, give him a call at the church or email him at TimReimer@on.aibn.com.

 Treasurer’s Report

Our monthly offerings budget goal for 2010 is $7,700.

Our monthly average to APRIL is $7,365.

 

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Solar Energy Information Night, hosted by MCCO    
Thursday June 3, Southridge Community Church, 201 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines, 6:30 p.m. visit displays, 7 p.m. program
Learn about solar energy opportunities for your home or church. Visit displays of local solar energy vendors. Program includes success stories of people going solar, information about Mennonite Saving and Credit Union’s Creation Care loans and a reflection on how our energy use impacts our global neighbours. For more information, contact darrenk@mennonitecc.on.ca or http://ontario.mcc.org/MISE

 “Creating a Culture of Peace” (CCP) – Training – June 11-13, 2010 at
Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto (just south of College between
Spadina and Beverley) Non-Violence Training for Personal and Social Change CCP is an international program for community peacemaking. Its innovative design provides a holistic and practical foundation in active non-violence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes that will create a world without violence.
Learn through storytelling, meditation, small group sharing, brainstorming,
role-plays, thought-provoking exercises, music and movement.
Facilitators: Father Bob Holmes, Rebecca Johnson, James Loney, members of CPT and Dwyer Sullivan, a friend of CPT
Cost – $75 – or pay what you can; includes two lunches
Contact Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice: rholmes@basilian.org
Pax Christi, Toronto: lcarrieren416@rogers.com
Just Peace Network: dwyerandsheila@gmail.com
Christian Peacemaker Teams: canada@cpt.org

 As part of a larger project to engage with the former refugee community, MCC Ontario is seeking the stories and experiences of the former “Boat People” and their sponsors. If you, or your church, were involved in this sponsorship, then we would like to hear from you. For more information, please contact Laura Stemp-Morlock at our.stories@mennonitecc.on.ca, or 519.745.8458 ext. 252