Sunday, May 14, 2017 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

Sunday, May 14, 2017                                      
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     MCEC Report
see bulletin for details
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                            Growing in the Spirit – Serving
Scripture                         see next page
Speaker                           Jim W.
Worship Leader         Dalton J.
Song leader                   Ed F.
Piano                                 Kathy W.
Kids Time                        Jonathan S.
Wee Wonder                LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

Sunday, May 21, 2017                                      
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     94 Calls to Action
see bulletin for details
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                             Growing in the Spirit – Renewing
Speaker                            Tim R.
Worship Leader          John G.
Song leader                    Dalton J.
Piano                                  Bonnie W.
Kids Time                         Becky B.

Scripture reading for Sunday, May 14

Elijah and the widow from Zaraphath 1Kings 17:1-24
Servant Song 1 Isaiah 42:1-9
Servant Song 2 Isaiah 49:1-7
Beginning of Jesus’ ministry Luke 4:13-30
Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:38-6:4
Good Samaritan, with Martha & Mary Luke 10:25-42
Dishonest Manager Luke 16:1-9
Greatness Matthew 20:20-28
Sheep & Goats Matthew 25:31-46
Choosing of the Seven Acts 6:1-6
Genuine Religion James 1:19-24
Faith without works James 2:14-26

 

Reading from the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action course.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to lose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."    (Isaiah 58:6-7,10-12)

 

Adult Sunday School
Sunday, May 14th

On Sunday, Tim and Dalton will be reporting on their recent Assembly experience. This will happen at 10 am sharp. Time will not allow us to share all of the highlights, but with live streaming now available, MCEC gives us an opportunity to be a virtual visitor to this event.

When you open this link, you’ll see that both the Friday evening program as well as Saturday is available for viewing. Dalton would encourage you to click on to the Saturday link and go to minute 30. The scripture telling by Doreen M. followed by Bruxy C’s message is one of the segments that Dalton found inspiring, and it’s rather challenging to try to do justice in verbally reporting some of these things.

Enjoy as much of the proceedings as you have time for. See you at 9:50 on Sunday morning as you help yourself to coffee or tea and gather round.

Beginning Sunday May 21 at 10 am
The Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action Learning and Prayer Guide

Come and learn about the 94 Calls to Action along with prayers and stories, from a Christian perspective, prepared by a Christian Church, recommended by MCC and Kairos.

For an overview please see  https://www.cmacan.org/tr-prayerguide
and for Part One of Four see:
https://www.cmacan.org/uploads/content/T&R_PrayGuide_PT1V2.pdf
Since the course is so extensive, it is advantageous for us to read over the online material before coming to class. For questions, please speak to Murray L.
 

In Remembrance of Ada B.

In The Garden

I come to the garden alone,
When the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks and the sound of his voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that he gave to me,
Within my heart is ringing

I’d stay in the garden with him
Tho the night around me is falling;
But he bids me go thru the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s Report:  In April there was $8,467 received in offerings. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget.

We have several new books in our DMC library.  Check out the selection in the youth room.
We are taking book donations for the Little Library

What’s happening at DMC

May 24 – 26                   Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
May 25                              Linda D. travelogue
June 10                             Men’s breakfast
June 10                             Citizens Climate Lobby
June 11                              Church picnic
June 12                              Women’s group
July 8                                   Men’s breakfast
July 8                                   Citizens Climate Lobby
July 17-21                        Community Christian TOOLS group
August 13                         Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18                 Vacation Bible Camp

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (www.nhmrs.com) is less than three weeks away (May 26 & 27)! Pack up your travel mugs, water bottles and your rhubarb (to donate to the Rhubarb Tent J), register for the 2k or 5k Run (on our website), and take in the Indoors Auction (Fri evening) and Outdoors Auction (Sat morning).

Bring your yeast baking (with name and contact info) to our Yeast Baking venue. Contact Darlene at:
ddriedger@simplycreative.ca for more information.

We are also looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. Drop them off at our Drop Off Tent at the entrance to the Sale. Contact Marlene at callmtk@yahoo.com or 519-662-1464.

The 50th Anniversary Quilt for Black Creek is in the frame at Rouge Valley.  If you are interested in quilting please contact Nancy Burkholder (after May 18) 905-642-0794 or Ann Reesor 905-294-1485 to arrange times.

 Summer Camp Staff Needed – Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is looking to round out our summer camp staff team with people who are looking for a fun, challenging and growth-filled summer. We are accepting applications for our LIT Leader, Boys Cabin Leader, and Boys Inclusion Cabin Leader positions. For more information on the roles go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris Pot at chrispot@hiddenacres.ca or 519-625-8602.

Consider a visit to The Mennonite Story

in St. Jacobs.  Come as a family, church group, or with visitors this summer.  Let The Mennonite Story’s multi-media exhibits inspire and inform you.
For more information:
MennoniteStory@stjacobs.com
www.mennonitestory.com
519-664-3518
Mission: To creatively and respectfully share our history, culture and faith
Vision: To foster understanding, conversation, and reflection from a faith perspective, utilizing multi-dimensional media

Sunday, May 7, 2017 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

Sunday, May 7, 2017                                       
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Hymn Sing
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Growing in the Spirit – Caring
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song leader                Kathy W.
Piano                              Roger H.
Children will worship with adults – art table provided

Sunday, May 14, 2017                                      
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     MCEC Report
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Growing in the Spirit – Serving
Speaker                        Jim W.
Worship Leader      Dalton J.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Kids Time                     Jonathan S.
Wee Wonder             LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

 

With sadness we share with you that Ada B. died this past Thursday afternoon, May 4th, 2017.  Let’s remember her husband Bill and the family in our prayers.  We will announce funeral arrangements as soon as they are made.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have several new books in our DMC library.
Check out the selection in the youth room.
We are taking
book donations for the Little Library.

 

What’s happening at DMC
 
May 8                               Womens Group at Bonnie’s home
May 8                               Toronto Planning meeting
May 13                            Men’s breakfast
May 13                            Citizens Climate Lobby
May 24 – 26                 Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
May 25                            Linda D. travelogue
June 10                           Men’s breakfast
June 10                           Citizens Climate Lobby
June 11                           Church picnic
June 12                           Women’s group
July 8                               Men’s breakfast
July 8                               Citizens Climate Lobby
July 17-21                     Community Christian TOOLS group
August 13                      Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18              Vacation Bible Camp

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

St. Clair O'Connor Community YARD SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017   10 AM - 2 PM
 2701 St. Clair Avenue East
 Parking in rear or East end of building.
 
 Wide variety of used items and collectables.  Plant sale.
 Lunch will be served in Dining Room.
 DONATIONS WELCOMED! 
 

Please note on your donations if proceeds go to 
 the residents or Long Term Care. 
  Leave your donations at the Reception Desk.
 Further information - 416-757-8757

The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Plant Tent is looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. More details on delivery, quantity, etc. will be on our website in the coming weeks (www.nhmrs.com).

10th Annual Run for Relief May 27th at 8:00 am at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

Come out for some exercise and work up an appetite before enjoying all the great food at the Relief Sale! This fun event includes a 5k Run and a 2k Run/Walk. You can register for the race, select your t-shirt size, set up a customized page, tell your friends, and collect donations online at nhmrs.com/run-for-relief. All money raised goes to support MCC.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 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

Sunday, April 30, 2017                                    
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Resurrection Part 6
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Growing in the Spirit
Scripture                      2 Peter 1:1-11
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Margaret A.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Kids Time                     Becky B.

Sunday, May 7, 2017                                       
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Resurrection Part 6
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Growing in the Spirit Part 2
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song leader                Kathy W.
Piano                              Roger H.
Children will worship with adults – art table provided

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A special thank you to  Walter S.

who arranged for the window inserts in the two offices, did some major repairs on the outdoor sign and trimmed the mulberry tree.

 

Church spring cleaning
May 6
9:00 am – 12 noon

 

Our 1st issue of 2017
 DMC Outlook
 has been distributed.

Please submit your articles and photographs
 for the 2nd issue that will be published mid July.

Ladies – do you have some recipes to share?

 
What’s happening at DMC

May 2, 5, 6                     William Graham Singers
May 8                               Womens Group at Bonnie’s home
May 13                            Men’s breakfast
May 13                            Citizens Climate Lobby
May 24 – 26                 Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
June 11                           Church picnic
August 6                        Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18             Vacation Bible Camp

Vacation Bible Camp
is August 14th to 18th, 2017
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Plant Tent is looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. More details on delivery, quantity, etc. will be on our website in the coming weeks (www.nhmrs.com).

 10th Annual Run for Relief May 27th at 8:00 am at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

Come out for some exercise and work up an appetite before enjoying all the great food at the Relief Sale! This fun event includes a 5k Run and a 2k Run/Walk. You can register for the race, select your t-shirt size, set up a customized page, tell your friends, and collect donations online at nhmrs.com/run-for-relief. All money raised goes to support MCC.

Paddle the Grand Fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Saturday May 13: Silver Lake supplies the canoe, lifejackets and paddles and you enjoy a 1.5 hour late afternoon paddle through some of Waterloo Region’s most beautiful countryside from Inverhaugh to West Montrose. Funds raised help to support Silver Lake’s summer camp program. To register or donate please visit www.slmc.ca or call 519-422-1401

Last Chance to Experience Silver Lake this Summer! A limited number of spots are left in most weeks of the summer including Mini Camp, Teen Camp, Skillz Camp and Arts & Adventure. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, archery, crafts, nature exploration, low-ropes and climbing tower, gagaball, tether ball, homemade food, singing around the campfire, new cabins and much, much more.   Financial assistance is available. For more information including pictures and videos, please visit www.slmc.ca or call 519-422-1401

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre is seeking an inspirational and committed person or couple for the newly created position of Facilities and Environmental Stewardship Director. Guided by the camp’s mission statement, the FES Director will live on site and bring practical maintenance and organizational skills and a broad vision for creation care to camp life and operations beginning in Fall 2017. The successful applicant(s) will demonstrate a willingness to work hard, a desire to be active in Christian community, a genuine interest in working with young people, a love for nature and the outdoors, and a proven capacity to improvise, adapt and overcome. For more information and a job description visit:

http://hiddenacres.ca/site/opportunities/employment. Please forward your resume or any questions to Campbell Nisbet at director@hiddenacres.ca

 

Willowgrove will again be hosting the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.

Saturday, May 6, 2017      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an interactive and very moving way to learn about the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. There is no fee for this event.  Please RSVP to michal@willowgrove.ca if you wish to attend.

 

St. Clair O'Connor Community YARD SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017   10 AM - 2 PM

 2701 St. Clair Avenue East

Parking in rear or East end of building.

Wide variety of used items and collectables.  Plant sale.
 Lunch will be served in Dining Room.

DONATIONS WELCOMED!

Please note on your donations if proceeds go to 
 the residents or Long Term Care. 
  Leave at the Reception Desk.
 Further information - 416-757-8757

Sunday, April 23, 2017 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

Sunday, April 23, 2017                                    
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Mennonite Church Canada
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Acts of the Church: Past and future
Scripture                      Acts 2:42-47, Acts 6:1-6
Speaker                         Ben W.
Worship Leader       Murray O.
Song leader                 Dalton J.
Piano                               Kathy W.
Kids Time                     Margaret A.
Wee Wonder              LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

Sunday, April 30, 2017                                    
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Resurrection Part 6
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Margaret A.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Kids Time

Printed and electronic copies are available for
Anthony Y.’s sermon,
“O God, Restore Us

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

What is the Future of Mennonite Church Canada?
 Learn and discern!  Discuss, and . . . VOTE!  The Future Directions website and documents are found at:
 http://futuredirectionsmc.ca/documents/
 Visit this page and interact with the emerging proposals.

A proposal for the future existence of Mennonite Church Canada will be discussed and voted on at the Annual Spring Gathering of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada on April 28, 2017.  Danforth is sending two delegates to this Gathering (Dalton J. and Tim R.).

On April 23, we as a congregation will have a chance to tell our delegates how to vote.

 Vacation Bible Camp
is August 14th to 18th, 2017
at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.

 

Church spring cleaning
May 6
9:00 am – 12 noon

What’s happening at DMC

April 25                        William Graham Singers
April 25                        Tutoring with Anthony & Margaret
April 25                        Theatre of the Beat
May 2, 5, 6                  William Graham Singers
May 8                            Womens Group at Bonnie’s home
May 13                         Men’s breakfast
May 13                         Citizens Climate Lobby
May 24 – 26              Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
June 11                        Church picnic
August 13                  Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18          Vacation Bible Camp

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mennonites from all around Mennonite Church Eastern Canada will be gathering this spring (Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29) in Oakville.  We will gather to worship, to talk with one another, and to learn about what various congregations are involved in.

The GTA Cluster of Mennonite Churches will be acting as hosts.  You will have a chance to help out with volunteering in a number of ways.
For more info go to MCEC.ca and find “Annual Church Gathering.”

Have you heard the Bluegrass group “Rescue Junction”?  They’ll be playing on Friday night at the MCEC Annual Church Gathering (The Meeting House, Oakville) April 28, 2017.

 The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Plant Tent is looking for donations of plants: perennials, succulents, house plants, native, berries, shrubs, and annuals. We would love your potted plants, labelled with name if possible and mention the colour if it has a bloom. More details on delivery, quantity, etc. will be on our website in the coming weeks (www.nhmrs.com).

 10th Annual Run for Relief May 27th at 8:00 am at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale

Come out for some exercise and work up an appetite before enjoying all the great food at the Relief Sale! This fun event includes a 5k Run and a 2k Run/Walk. You can register for the race, select your t-shirt size, set up a customized page, tell your friends, and collect donations online at nhmrs.com/run-for-relief. All money raised goes to support MCC.

Paddle the Grand Fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Saturday May 13: Silver Lake supplies the canoe, lifejackets and paddles and you enjoy a 1.5 hour late afternoon paddle through some of Waterloo Region’s most beautiful countryside from Inverhaugh to West Montrose. Funds raised help to support Silver Lake’s summer camp program. To register or donate please visit www.slmc.ca or call 519-422-1401

Last Chance to Experience Silver Lake this Summer! A limited number of spots are left in most weeks of the summer including Mini Camp, Teen Camp, Skillz Camp and Arts & Adventure. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, archery, crafts, nature exploration, low-ropes and climbing tower, gagaball, tether ball, homemade food, singing around the campfire, new cabins and much, much more.   Financial assistance is available. For more information including pictures and videos, please visit www.slmc.ca or call 519-422-1401

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre is seeking an inspirational and committed person or couple for the newly created position of Facilities and Environmental Stewardship Director. Guided by the camp’s mission statement, the FES Director will live on site and bring practical maintenance and organizational skills and a broad vision for creation care to camp life and operations beginning in Fall 2017. The successful applicant(s) will demonstrate a willingness to work hard, a desire to be active in Christian community, a genuine interest in working with young people, a love for nature and the outdoors, and a proven capacity to improvise, adapt and overcome. For more information and a job description visit:  http://hiddenacres.ca/site/opportunities/employment. Please forward your resume or any questions to Campbell Nisbet at director@hiddenacres.ca

Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights
A Walk from Kitchener to Ottawa from April 23 to May 14

See http://pfir.ca/about and http://pfir.ca/the-walk/

On Thursday April 27 the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights passes through Toronto. Mennonite Church Canada Indigenous Relations and CPT collaborate in this 3 week, 600 km journey, to discuss the significance of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at this time for Canada. You are invited to join the walkers, share the way, and hear about the hope for justice and reconciliation.

Thursday, April 27 – opportunities to join the walkers:

9:00 am – depart St Margaret’s Anglican Church, New Toronto, 156 Sixth St, Toronto, ON M8V 3A5

11:00 am – bring your lunch and join the walk at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344, 1395 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C1

2:00 pm – Future site of Anishinawbe Health Toronto (Mill Street, east of Cherry, Distillery District) Hear about the plans for the future of Indigenous-led healthcare in Toronto.

4:00 pm – arrive at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church 1038 Woodbine Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 4C4

5:30 pm – potluck supper & socializing at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church – If you bring food please remember that some walkers have shrimp & citrus allergies and lactose intolerance.

7 – 9 pm – Teach in at TCMC – on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Please see Murray L. if you wish to join the walk from any of the points above. Also let Murray know if you are coming to the Potluck and Teach-In at TCMC. Please join us!

People’s Climate Justice Movement March
Saturday, April 29, 12 to 2 pm, downtown Toronto

Please join us from 10-11:30 am on Saturday, April 29 at the
Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre,
95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto,
(near Museum or Wellesley subway stations).

To prepare for the Climate Justice March, join us to design posters and pizza lunch. Register at
www.basilian.org/our-ministry/justice-peace
Please see the poster on the bulletin board

Willowgrove will again be hosting the
KAIROS Blanket Exercise.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an interactive and very moving way to learn about the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. There is no fee for this event.  Please RSVP to michal@willowgrove.ca if you wish to attend.

St. Clair O’Connor Community YARD SALE
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017   10 AM – 2 PM
2701 St. Clair Avenue East

Parking in rear or East end of building.
Wide variety of used items and collectables.  Plant sale.
Lunch will be served in Dining Room.

DONATIONS WELCOMED! Leave at the Reception Desk.

Further information – 416-757-8757