Sunday, August 6, 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

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.
           

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, August 6, 2017                                   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Mirgrant Workers
Scripture                      Luke 14:12-24
Speaker                        Jessie Y.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song leader                 Ed F.
Piano                               Kathy W.

Sunday, August 13, 2017   
Joint worship service at Willowgrove

Sunday, August 20, 2017   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Speaker                        Steph C. B.
Worship Leader      Anthony Y.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.

Pastor Tim Reimer is on vacation this week and will return on August 7th.  For matters of pastoral concern please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose phone numbers are listed above.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

We pray for the Government of Canada as they consider this call to action.  We ask, Lord, that a national day will be designated for remembrance and celebration of Aboriginal peoples.  We ask that this day will enhance our collective memory and encourage reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in each community and across the country.       Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #80

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Joint Worship Service at Willowgrove
Sunday, August 13

There are those who will need a ride to Willowgrove on Sunday, August 13 and those who can provide a ride.
Please see the two column sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and indicate if you Need a Ride or Can Provide a Ride to Willowgrove for the Joint Worship Service on August 13.
Please make your own arrangements as to where pickup should be. There may be some who need to be picked up at their home.

Who’s in our House
 in August & September

August 12                               Men’s breakfast
August 14-18                       Vacation Bible camp (Chinese Church)
August 17-20                       Floradale Mennonite Church TOOLS
August 25 – 27                    New Life CRC TOOLS group
September 1 – 3                 First Hmong MC TOOLS group
September 9                         Men’s Breakfast
September 12, 19, 26      William Graham Singers

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
at
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
August 14 to 18
9 am – 4 pm
Ages 3 years – Grade 8
Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
Full day:  $120/wk
bursary are available

British Columbia Wildfires

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Crisis Overview: As of July 10th, 2017, 10,000 residents in British Columbia have been forced from their homes as 220 wildfires sweep the province. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lightning has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.

You can make a donation through the following MDS website
https://www.mds.mennonite.net/

 

Friends of Fraser August 26-30

alumni and all friends of Fraser Lake Camp are invited to enjoy 5 days of everything the camp has to offer in a relaxed setting. Register now! Contact FLC Director, Kristen B. for details
kberg @ fraserlakecamp.com

 

Humanity First: Ban the Bomb
August 6 Hiroshima Day

August 6 (Sunday) Hiroshima Day activities at the Toronto Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square, starting at 4:30 pm for Community & Craft Tables and 6:30 pm for the Commemoration Ceremony and 8:30 pm for the Lantern Ceremony.

Keynote speaker at 6:30 pm is the Honourable Douglas Roche, author, former Senator, MP, and Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. There are other featured musical performers (grammy-nominated Flautist Ron Korb, Isshin Daiko of Toronto Musical Ensemble, Toronto Pax Christi Chorale and Toronto’s Raging Grannies.)

Sunday, July 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
 
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.
           

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, July 30, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Many Bodies in one Body
Scripture                      Ephesians 4:1-16
Speaker                        Murray O.
Worship Leader       Ben W.
Song leader                 Dalton J.
Piano                               Bonnie W.

Sunday, August 6, 2017                                   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Mirgrant Workers
Scripture                       Luke 14:12-24
Speaker                         Jessie Y.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song leader                 Ed F.
Piano                               Kathy W.

Pastor Tim Reimer is on vacation this week and will return on August 7th.  For matters of pastoral concern please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose phone numbers are listed above.
TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

When Canadian journalists are being trained, we ask that these students will learn to search stories from many different perspectives. May they take particular notice that issues and stories related to Indigenous people in Canada have largely been one-sided accounts, lacking a balanced and fair representation.  We pray that graduating journalists will have a sense of calling to engage in accurate reporting and will have a proper understanding of Aboriginal protocols to be able to report in a way that is respectful and unbiased.  We ask that these new journalists will support reconciliation through accurate and holistic reporting.       Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #86

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

A  plaque has been placed
on the Little Library
honouring Bill B.

 

A few changes on the website
We have sorted the services by year and added the sermon title to the file so you can quickly find a specific service

Who’s in our House
 in August & September
August 2-3                       Theatre of the Beat rehearsal time August 4-7                       Zurich MYF Tools group
August 12                         Men’s breakfast
August 14-18                 Vacation Bible camp (Chinese Church)
August 17-20                 Floradale Mennonite Church TOOLS
August 25 – 27              New Life CRC TOOLS group
September 1 – 3           First Hmong MC TOOLS group
September 9                   Men’s Breakfast
September 12, 19, 26   William Graham Singers

 

Joint Worship Service at Willowgrove 
 Sunday, August 13
There are those who will need a ride to Willowgrove on Sunday, August 13 and those who can provide a ride.

Please see the two column sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and indicate if you Need a Ride or Can Provide a Ride to Willowgrove for the Joint Worship Service on August 13.

Please make your own arrangements as to where pickup should be. There may be some who need to be picked up at their home.

Thank you Walter

Last week Walter was busy at our church.  He trimmed the tree in the front, affixed the memorial plaque in honour of Bill B. to his Little Library and installed the folding bracket at the kitchen counter (for the 3rd time.)  Today Walter repaired a broken door catch in the basement.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
at
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
August 14 to 18
9 am – 4 pm
Ages 3 years – Grade 8
Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
Full day:  $120/wk
bursary are available

British Columbia Wildfires

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Crisis Overview: As of July 10th, 2017, 10,000 residents in British Columbia have been forced from their homes as 220 wildfires sweep the province. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lightning has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.

You can make a donation through the following MDS website
https://www.mds.mennonite.net/

 

“Friends of Fraser” – August 26-30 alumni and all friends of Fraser Lake Camp are invited to enjoy 5 days of everything the camp has to offer in a relaxed setting. Register now! Contact FLC Director, Kristen Berg for details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

Humanity First: Ban the Bomb
August 6 Hiroshima Day

August 6 (Sunday) Hiroshima Day activities
at the Toronto Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square,
starting at 4:30 pm for Community & Craft Tables and 6:30 pm for the Commemoration Ceremony and 8:30 pm for the Lantern Ceremony.

Keynote speaker at 6:30 pm is the Honourable Douglas Roche, author, former Senator, MP, and Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. There are other featured musical performers (grammy-nominated Flautist Ron Korb, Isshin Daiko of Toronto Musical Ensemble, Toronto Pax Christi Chorale and Toronto’s Raging Grannies.)

 

Hello everyone, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church would like to have a vendor booth for 10,000 Villages again this year at the Markham Fair. Would anyone like to contribute funds for this event?  Please contact Paula Feldman, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church 905-294-6242 or email me at admin@rvmc.ca.  We will also need a few friendly volunteers also!
With thanks,
Paula Feldman

Sunday, July 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

 

Summer Worship Theme: Bind Us Together

Sunday, July 23, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                    Phobias, Hatred, and the Love of God
Scripture                 Philippians 2:1-18     1 John 4:1-21
Speaker                   Tim R.
Worship Leader Aubrey W.
Song leader           Ed F.
Piano                         Kathy W.

Sunday, July 30, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                    Many Bodies in one Body
Scripture                 Ephesians 4:1-16
Speaker                   Murray O.
Worship Leader  Ben W.
Song leader            Dalton J.
Piano                         Bonnie W.

Call to worship

Leader:    You have heard people say:
People:    look out for number one!
Leader:    But I tell you:
People:    regard others as better than yourselves.
Leader:    You have heard people say:
People:    stake your claim!
Leader:    But I tell you:
People:    empty yourself.
Leader:    Be certain!
People:    Be humble.
Leader:    Fight for God.
People:    Make peace.
Leader:    Defend your cause.
People:    Lay your life down in love.
Leader:    Seek revenge.
People:    Extend mercy.
Leader:    Hate your enemy.
People:    Love your enemy.
Leader:    Curse the darkness.
People:    Shine like stars.
All:             Come, Lord Jesus Christ! Renew our minds. Open our            hearts. Bind us together for the glory and praise of God!

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We desire that all people living in Canada will receive healthcare in an equitable way. We pray that no one will suffer due to disputes over whose responsibility it is to pay the bill. May all levels of government have the patients’ needs as a priority. Please give wisdom to the policymakers, as they have not only a fiscal responsibility but also a moral responsibility to meet the health needs of all living in Canada.  Amen
Context: TRC Call to Action #20

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s Report: We received $5,222 in offerings in June. 2017 offerings are now $9,746 below budget to the end of June.

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
 Digging for Treasure
 Parables Revealed
 at
 Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
 August 14 to 18
 9 am – 4 pm
 Ages 3 years – Grade 8
 Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
 Full day:  $120/wk
 bursary are available

Who’s in our House
in July & August

July 17-21               Community Christian TOOLS group
July 21-23               Freedom Gospel special event
July 24-28               Camp Shalom Leader TOOLS group
July 27                      Theatre of the Beat rehearsal time
August 2-3              Theatre of the Beat rehearsal time
August 4-7              Zurich MYF Tools group
August 12                Men’s breakfast
August 14-18        Vacation Bible camp (Chinese Church)
August 17-20        Floradale Mennonite Church TOOLS
August 25 – 27     New Life CRC TOOLS group

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hello everyone, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church would like to have a vendor booth for 10,000 Villages again this year at the Markham Fair. Would anyone like to contribute funds for this event? Please contact Paula Feldman, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church 905-294-6242 or email me at admin@rvmc.ca. We will also need a few friendly volunteers also!
With thanks,
Paula Feldman

Theatre of the Beat
Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 – 10:00pm

There will be a fundraiser for Theatre of the Beat at The Earl of Whitchurch in Stouffville. Tickets are $20 and include food, raffle tickets, live music, and readings from unreleased TOTB plays.
Billy Chandler
General Manager
Theatre of the Beat

Sunday, July 16, 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
 
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.

 

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, July 16, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         “The Power of Labels,
The Labels of Power”
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song leader                Bonnie W.
Piano                              Roger H.

Sunday, July 23, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Aubrey W.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.

Call to Worship

Leader:                Our God is the great God, mighty and awesome!

People:                The Lord our God is God of gods and Lord of lords!

Leader:                Our God shows no partiality and takes no bribes.

People:         Instead, the Lord executes justice for the orphan and the widow.

Leader:            Our God loves the immigrant, providing them food and clothing.

People:           We also love the immigrant, because we were immigrants in this land.

All:                  Let the Lord of immigrants prove this love through our hearts and hands!

 

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

Thank You for creating so many different cultures and languages.  You truly are a creative God.  Thank You for giving us the gift of language, through which we can express ourselves in ways that are unique to our cultures.  We acknowledge that Your revealed plan for reconciliation includes:

“…a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9 ESV)

With this kingdom picture in mind, we pray that the government will acknowledge that Aboriginal rights include Aboriginal language rights and therefore should be respected and taught accordingly.  May these acknowledgements help all Canadians recognize the many unique First Nations rights, values, and cultures.   Amen

Context:   TRC Call to Action #13

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s Report: We received $5,222 in offerings in June. 2017 offerings are now $9,746 below budget to the end of June.

Who’s in our House
in July

July 17-21                          Community Christian TOOLS group
July 24-28                          Camp Shalom Leader TOOLS group
July 28-31                          Campbell TOOLS group

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hello everyone, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church would like to have a vendor booth for 10,000 Villages again this year at the Markham Fair. Would anyone like to contribute funds for this event?  Please contact Paula Feldman, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
904 – 294 – 6242 or email me at admin@rvmc.ca.  We will also need a few friendly volunteers also!

With thanks,
Paula Feldman

 

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
at
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
August 14 to 18
9 am – 4 pm
Ages 3 years – Grade 8
Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
Full day:  $120/wk
bursary are available

 

My husband and I are moving to Toronto this fall and are starting to think about community and housing. We currently attend Mannheim Mennonite Church outside of KW and have heard great things about the Danforth Mennonite. If any community members have space available for, we would greatly appreciate any help we could get. We would be open to communal living and/or renting.
In peace and friendship,
Dan and Meg Harder Root          megharder @ gmail.com

 

All of us are concerned about the fires in British Columbia and the devastation that is happening there and we at MDS are following the fires closely.  Please put the following announcement into your church bulletin for July 16 & 23.  Thanks so much.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia.  People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to https://mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at

1-866-261-1274.

Blessings,
 Evelyn

Evelyn Peters-Rojas
 Volunteer & Project Coordinator
 Mennonite Disaster Service
 Region 5 Office
 6A-1325 Markham Rd
 Winnipeg MB  R3T 4J6
 866-261-1274 (OFFICE)
  www.mds.mennonite.net