Suncay, October 22, 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, October 22, 2017         Great Day of Singing
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Scripture                       Psalm 96
Worship Leader        Linda D.
Song Leader                various
Piano                               various
Media                              Don B.

Sunday, October 29, 2017         Great Day of Singing
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Cheryl P. (CMU Pres.)
Worship Leader      Tim R.
Song Leader              Dalton J.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Hyungseok O.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We acknowledge that You are the Great Creator.  We acknowledge that the earth and everything in it is Yours.  The world and all its people belong to You (Psalm 24:1).  Canada belongs to You.  All who live in Canada belong to You.

We ask for wisdom and humility for all decision makers, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.  Give them confidence and the necessary resolve to settle land claims justly.  May all sides be receptive to understanding the many different worldviews people possess regarding land, use, and ownership.  We pray that an attitude of generosity will be present when settling these claims.   Amen Context:   TRC Call to Action #52

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Gift Discernment survey

Please pick up from your mail slot the Gift Discernment survey.
Complete the survey and return it to Linda D., Suchana P., Dalton J. or Tim R. by Oct. 29th.
Thanks!

 

Yellow Bellies
November 25th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday School Schedule

Childen
Oct. 22 Tower of Babel

Adult
Oct. 22  Hymn Sing        Learning new hymns
Oct. 29             To be announced
Nov. 5              Hymn Sing

 

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 24,31                      William Graham Singers
October 21                             Toronto Beach Chorale
November 7,14,21,28      William Graham Singers
November 8                            Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                         Men’s breakfast
November 1,15                     A-way workshop
November 25                         Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)

 

Special Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Lunch.
 Sunday, Oct. 22nd, immediately following worship

This could be for you!  If you are on the Christian Ed Committee, we hope you can make it.  If you have volunteered to teach Sunday School, we hope you can make it.  If you would like to help in some small way, once a month or more, then this is definitely for you!  We'll have lunch together, but we will also go over the teaching schedule, so we all know what Sunday we are on to teach, we'll show everyone the lesson materials that we will be using, and where they are stored, we'll explain how we want to have great faith formation times for each child in the church, and even inspire new kids to come, to make it fun and inspiring.  And we'll encourage one another to follow through on each little commitment that we can offer, every little gift is so important.  Thanks for coming to this lunch!  May the God of Light make all our little "gardens" grow full of delightful learning!  See you there!

This lunch is planned by Becky B., Christian Ed Chair, and Tim R., Pastor.

MCC Peace Conference
Saturday, Nov. 11,

9 am-4:00 pm,
Cornerstone Christian
Community Church
9680 Ninth Line, Markham

Learn how MCC is working for peace and justice around the world at our annual Peace Conference (formerly Fall Conference) with special guests from Palestine and Israel. To register or for more info call 519-745-8458 or go to mcco.ca/peace-conference

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fraser Lake Camp Fundraiser – Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious desserts in support of repairing our climbing wall. November 4, 7-9 pm at Breslau Mennonite Church. All ages welcome, by donation. Please contact Kristen B. to RSVP and for details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

Sunday November 26th at 6:00 pm, join Theatre of the Beat at the Huether Hotel’s Jazz Room in Waterloo for an intimate fundraiser for a new van to keep the troupe on the road. Entertainment includes No Discernible Key, Dan Root, Theatre of the Beat and a Silent Auction.   $20 Tickets include entry and appetizers. For details and ticket purchases go to (www.theatreofthebeat.ca)  or check

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1910494229199428)

Mennonite Church Canada’s Special Assembly

Oct. 13-15, 2017 has drawn to a close. Ninety-four percent of delegates voted in favour of the new structure envisioned in Covenant New. Read all about it in The Assembled News, or view video recordings at:

http://home.mennonitechurch.ca/winnipeg2017Video.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to share our stories with you. Thank you for your interest and support.

Sunday, October 15, 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017        
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school led by James F.       
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Not Even Solomon
Scripture                      Matthew 6:26-34
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.
Media                            Murray L.

Sunday, October 22, 2017         Great Day of Singing
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Scripture                       Psalm 96
Worship Leader        Linda DeH.
Song Leader                various
Piano                               various
Media                              Don B.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

We pray that all levels of government will creatively and compassionately implement community sanctions that will allow for the goal of restoration to occur.  We ask that Aboriginal communities will be strengthened in order to prevent such a high rate of imprisonment and that those who are imprisoned will have opportunity to experience programs focused on restorative justice.  We ask for humility in the decision-makers, so that they will be willing to view justice from another perspective and recognize that Aboriginal cultures have important contributions to make in this conversation.  Ultimately, Lord, we ask that justice in our penal system will reflect Your heart.   Amen

Context:   TRC Call to Action #31

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pastor Tim will be in Winnipeg from
October 11 – 19. 

Pastor Tim Reimer is in Winnipeg this week, as Danforth’s delegate at the Special Assembly of Mennonite Church Canada.  He is also at meetings for the Board of Directors of Canadian Mennonite magazine.  If you have matters of pastoral concern, please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose contact info can be found above.

 

Women’s Group
Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home
on October 16 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children’s
Oct. 15  Noah and God’s Promise

Adult
Oct. 15 Old Testament Ten Commandments
and the Beauty of the New Testament

Everyone is welcome

Let’s Walk the Talk of Reconciliation with Bill C-262

As part of Mennonite Church Canada’s support of Truth and Reconciliation activities such as the 'Walk for Indigenous Rights' in April/May, they have sent postcards for us to sign and mail to our MP’s to promote passage of Private Member’s Bill C-262. This bill calls on the Government of Canada to harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Canada has adopted UNDRIP but it is not yet law. This bill comes up for Second Reading in the House of Commons later this month. DMC Outreach and Services Committee and Church Council have approved the individual signing and sending of these postcards to our MP’s with messages of support for Bill C-262.

There will be a table set up in the lower lobby this morning with postcards and suggested messages to send to your MP. (It will be possible for us to look up your MP’s name from your postal code). Signed postcards can be left at the table and will be mailed.
 Murray L. for Outreach & Services Committee

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 17,24,31                 William Graham Singers
October 21                               Toronto Beach Chorale workshop
November 7,14,21,28       William Graham Singers
November 8                             Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                          Men’s breakfast
November 15                          A-way workshop
November 25                          Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)

 

Who We Support

In November/December Church Council will be reviewing the financial support in our budget for charities and organizations beyond our congregation. Currently our core support is for St. Clair O’Connor Community and Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada but we also support Mennonite Central Committee, New Life Centre, Lazarus Rising, Willowgrove, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. Council is inviting input from the congregation in this process. Is there a charity or organization that reflects our values and identity that you feel our church should support financially? Please contact a council member by the end of October with your suggestion. They are Tim R., Mary Jane G., Donna A., Roger H. and Don B.

 

Treasurer’s Report: $8,638 was received in offerings in September. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget. Our operating deficit to the end of September is $5,339.

Special Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Lunch.
 Sunday, Oct22nd, immediately following worship

This could be for you!  If you are on the Christian Ed Committee, we hope you can make it.  If you have volunteered to teach Sunday School, we hope you can make it.  If you would like to help in some small way, once a month or more, then this is definitely for you!  We'll have lunch together, but we will also go over the teaching schedule, so we all know what Sunday we are on to teach, we'll show everyone the lesson materials that we will be using, and where they are stored, we'll explain how we want to have great faith formation times for each child in the church, and even inspire new kids to come, to make it fun and inspiring.  And we'll encourage one another to follow through on each little commitment that we can offer, every little gift is so important.  Thanks for coming to this lunch!  May the God of Light make all our little "gardens" grow full of delightful learning!  See you there!
 This lunch is planned by Becky B., Christian Ed Chair, and Tim R., Pastor.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fraser Lake Camp Fundraiser – Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious desserts in support of repairing our climbing wall. November 4, 7-9 pm at Breslau Mennonite Church. All ages welcome, by donation. Please contact Kristen B. to RSVP and for details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

Pray-In for Action on Poverty

Join people of diverse faiths outside Mayor John Tory’s office at Toronto City Hall at 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 17 as we pray for action on poverty. Join us for an interfaith prayer and consider signing up for an hour of prayer later in the day.  Let’s mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by giving thanks and asking respectfully for Mayor and Council to fund their poverty reduction strategy in the 2018 City Budget.  We will maintain an ongoing prayerful presence until midnight. For more information: contact Brian at
bgonsalves@socialplanningtoronto.org
Sponsored by Faith In the City & DMC Outreach and Services Committee

 MCC Peace Conference

Saturday, Nov. 11,
9 am-4:00 pm,
Cornerstone Christian
Community Church
9680 Ninth Line, Markham

Learn how MCC is working for peace and justice around the world at our annual Peace Conference (formerly Fall Conference) with special guests from Palestine and Israel. To register or for more info call 519-745-8458 or go to mcco.ca/peace-conference

Sunday, October 8, 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.

Sunday, October 8, 2017          Thanksgiving
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Not a Little Thanksgiving
Scripture                      Psalm 100 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Roger H.

Sunday, October 15, 2017        
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader      Dalton J. and Praisy R.
Song Leader              Ed F.
Piano                            Bonnie W.
Media                           Murray L.

Call to Worship

Leader:       Come, let us worship God, who laughs and cries with us. Let us praise the One whose suffering encompasses the breadth of our pain, and whose delight surpasses our deepest joy.

People:      We worship the God who knows our thoughts and feelings even before we name them. We honor the One who welcomes our laments as well as our songs of thanksgiving.

All:               May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
You are a God of justice.  We thank You that RCMP officers are willing to stand up for the rights and lawful protection of Aboriginal peoples; however, we recognize that trust for the police, the RCMP in particular, has been broken for many Aboriginal people in Canada.

We thank You for the many dedicated and compassionate police officers within our nation, and we ask that You will encourage them and protect them from dangers they walk into daily.  We ask that there will be independence between the RCMP and the Government of Canada.  We ask for high integrity within the police and government ranks so that Aboriginal Canadians will be confident that they are protected and that investigations are fair.   Amen Context:   TRC Call to Action #30

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group:  There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

Treasurer’s Report: $8,638 was received in offerings in September. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget. Our operating deficit to the end of September is $5,339.

Let’s Walk the Talk of Reconciliation with Bill C-262

As part of Mennonite Church Canada’s support of Truth and Reconciliation activities such as the ‘Walk for Indigenous Rights‘ in April/May, they have sent postcards for us to sign and mail to our MP’s to promote passage of Private Member’s Bill C-262. This bill calls on the Government of Canada to harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Canada has adopted UNDRIP but it is not yet law. This bill comes up for Second Reading in the House of Commons later this month. DMC Outreach and Services Committee and Church Council have approved the individual signing and sending of these postcards to our MP’s with messages of support for Bill C-262.

There will be a table set up in the lower lobby this morning with postcards and suggested messages to send to your MP. (It will be possible for us to look up your MP’s name from your postal code). Signed postcards can be left at the table and will be mailed.
Murray L. for Outreach & Services Committee

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 10,17,24,31              William Graham Singers
October 11                                    Yorkshire Rose Quilters
October 14                                    Men’s breakfast
October 21                                    Toronto Beach Chorale workshop
November 7,14,21,28            William Graham Singers
November 8                                  Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                               Men’s breakfast
November 15                               A-way workshop
November 25                              Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)

 

Who We Support

In November/December Church Council will be reviewing the financial support in our budget for charities and organizations beyond our congregation. Currently our core support is for St. Clair O’Connor Community and Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada but we also support Mennonite Central Committee, New Life Centre, Lazarus Rising, Willowgrove, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. Council is inviting input from the congregation in this process. Is there a charity or organization that reflects our values and identity that you feel our church should support financially? Please contact a council member by the end of October with your suggestion. They are Tim R., MaryJane G., Donna A., Roger H. and Don B.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our
http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

Fraser Lake Camp Fundraiser – Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious desserts in support of repairing our climbing wall. November 4, 7-9 pm at Breslau Mennonite Church. All ages welcome, by donation. Please contact Kristen Berg to RSVP and for details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

The MCC Appreciation Dinner that was to be held on Thursday October 12 at the Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  It has been postponed.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for giving me the morning.
Thank you for ev’ry day that’s new.
Thank you that I can know my worries can be cast on you.

Thank you for many little sorrows.
Thank you for ev’ry kindly word.
Thank you for ev’rywhere your guidance reaches ev’ry land.

Thank you, I see your Word has meaning.
Thank you, I know your Spirit’s here.
Thank you because you love all people, those both far and near.

Sunday, October 1, 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.

Sunday, October 1, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     World Communion Sunday
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Jessie Y.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Anthony Y.

Sunday, October 8, 2017          Thanksgiving
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Dalton J.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Roger H.

TRC Call to Prayer

Aboriginal people make up about 4% of the Canadian population yet 23.2% of the federal inmate population is Aboriginal.  Aboriginal women represent 33.6% of all federally sentenced women in Canada.

Father God,
We confess it is easy to shrug our shoulders and assume that justice is occurring when we read statistics such as these, and assume laws have been broken so they are suffering the consequence.  Please open our eyes and cause us to question why Aboriginal people are overrepresented in our prisons.

Give us a heart of compassion for those incarcerated and for their families.  May Your Spirit move individuals and the Church to love and support Aboriginal people so that the few who are inclined to do evil will choose right.

We ask that all levels of government take the time to put effort into looking at the complex reasons for this overrepresentation and take action to make a significant difference.   Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #30

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group

There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 3,10,17,24,31           William Graham Singers
October 11                                     Yorkshire Rose Quilters
October 14                                     Men’s breakfast
October 21                                     Toronto Beach Chorale workshop
November 7,14,21,28             William Graham Singers
November 8                                  Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                                Men’s breakfast
November 15                                A-way workshop
November 25                               Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Please save the Date, the Time and the Place for the MCC Appreciation Dinner.  It will be held at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 12.

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

 

Pax Christi Chorale
Romantic Masters

Anton Bruckner Te Deum, Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, Ludwig can Beethoven Choral Fantasy.  The Passion of three musical visionaries expressed with humanity, intimacy, and power.
Sunday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill      300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

We will be participating in the
Great Day of Singing
on October 22nd

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…
In His Own Words: How Paul Penner Came to Canada

Just months before Paul Penner passed away in 2013, he was interviewed by a university student about his life in Chortitza, Russia, and his event-filled departure from that Mennonite town in 1941, with a sojourn in Poland and Germany before his arrival in Canada in 1948.  We will listen to the audio recording of his story and hear some excerpts from his memoir.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
10:30 am Craft Room
St. Clair O-Connor Residences
2701 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto