Sunday, September 26, 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, September 26, 2010

Second Century Horizon . . . Give thanks!  Praise God!  By God’s grace we have been worshipping together on Danforth Ave for almost 100 years.  In preparation for our centennial celebrations next spring, our worship theme during September, October, and November, will be “Our Spiritual Heritage.” 

10: 00 am Sunday School for ages 4 through adults.

 11:00 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Linda DeHaan

            Song Leader: Bob Martin

            Piano: Jessica Martin

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

            Sermon: Water has Held Us.

            Scripture: Romans 6:1-11

Sunday, October 3, 2010

10:00 am Sunday School for ages 4 through adults.

11:00 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Mike DeHaan

            Song Leader: Ed Ford

            Piano: Mary Groh

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

12:00 pm Potluck after Church and MVS Evaluation. After the meal, there will be a meeting for the congregation to review Danforth’s MVS Program and help provide direction for its future.

BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES 

 September 27  Bill and Melanie Horst  (Anniversary)

September 28  Josh Brenneman    October 2  Kathy Wert

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Christian Education Committee is looking for volunteers to provide child care during the Sunday morning service, between 11:30 – 12:00.  There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board and we would really appreciate it if you could sign up. Parents are welcome and encouraged to sign up.  If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Jennifer Hayward at 416-698-8828 or ghay2263@yahoo.ca.

 SCOC Peppermint Fair – November  13   The Nursing Home at SCOC will have its own table at this years Peppermint Fair. For those of you who have any canning or crafts that they might like to donate to this table, please contact Sharon Wilkinson. 

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eighth Letter –  Special Offer – Tickets are now 2 for 1!! 
The book of Revelation contains seven letters addressed to first century congregations struggling to find their identity.  Two thousand years later, on October 1-2, 2010, Epiphaneia is inviting over twenty-five authors to present their own letters.  Each letter will contain the author’s most pressing message to the church today. Eighth Letter will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St E, Toronto. Go to Eighth Letter to register. (This is not an MCEC event but is an event endorsed and sponsored by MCEC)

 Workshop for Congregational Historians and Record Keepers, with Laureen Harder-Gissing, Archivist at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario (at Conrad Grebel) and historian for MCEC. Saturday, October 23,  9:30-12:00, at Conrad. Sponsored by Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario. Laureen will outline the services offered to congregations by the Archives, and lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the vault and allow time for you to explore archival records of interest. The workshop will also touch on the future of record keeping and archiving in an electronic age. Registration details available at www.mhso.org, or contact Laureen at marchive@uwaterloo.ca, or 519-885-0220 x24238. Grebel University College

 FREE SEMINAR Will, Estate and Legacy Planning    Everyone needs an up‐to‐date Will so their assets are distributed as they wish. Come hear how MFC can help you ensure your will, powers of attorney and charitable gifts reflect your wishes. Parkview Village Activity Room  Oct. 28, 7:30‐9:30 p.m., Parkview Auditorium, Stouffville. Village Please register at Parkview: 905‐640‐1911, ext. 221. Presented by Parkview & Mennonite Foundation of Canada

 Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for Lay Preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

 MCC Meeting 2010
November 12 and  13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in September!

After a very challenging financial year in 08-09 we are deeply grateful for your generous giving which allowed MCC O to surpass its revenue budget for the 09-10 year ending August 31. This allows MCC to celebrate its 90th year with strengthened activity on your behalf,  in peace building, relief and development in the name of Christ. Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director, MCC Ontario

 Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter  Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married! Marriage Encounter is a chance for couples to make time for  each other and rediscover the spark that was there on their wedding day. Register for the M&BME weekend at King Hotel in Palmerston, November 5-7, 2010—it might be the best thing you’ve ever done for your relationship. Ask the pastor for details and a registration form.

The Willowgrove AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 23,  7 PM. at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church. The meeting is open to all of our community, in fact we encourage it. Coffee and dessert will follow. A multimedia presentation will highlight the years’ activities followed by the necessary business. Willowgrove has also undergone a significant vision planning process this past year and will be presenting it at the AGM. Colin McCartney – Founder of Urban Promise Toronto, will be the guest speaker.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 Bulletin

 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

 10:00 am  Sunday School for ages 4 through adults.

 11:00 am Worship Service

Second Century Horizon . . .    Give thanks!  Praise God!  By God’s grace we have been worshipping together on Danforth Ave for almost 100 years.  In preparation for our centennial celebrations next spring, our worship theme during September, October, and November, will be “Our Spiritual Heritage.”

            Worship Leader: Margaret Amanatides

            Music Leader: Kathy Wert

            Piano: Mary Groh

            Scripture: Psalm 1

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

            Sermon: Will Our Children Have Faith?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

10: 00 am Sunday School for 4 through adults.

 11:00 am Worship Service

            Song Leader: Bob Martin

            Piano: Jessica Martin

            Speaker: Tim Reimer

 BIRTHDAYS  

September 21 Carol  Ringer        September 22 Linda Donohoe

September 22 Gary Hayward      September 24 Chris Beer

 

  DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Christian Education Committee is looking for volunteers to provide child care during the Sunday morning service.  There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board and we would really appreciate it if you could sign up and put your name in the rotation so that we could make up a schedule for the school year.  The commitment would be from now until the end of May.  If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to Jennifer Hayward at 416-698-8828 or ghay2263@yahoo.ca.

Work night  Monday, September 20, 4:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Work Night at the church. Please note the change of time. We will be working on the back patio until dark.

Saturday, September 25, 7pm. “Stories from Palestine” at Danforth Mennonite Church Barbara Martens of Ruthven has recently returned from a service term with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank of the Jordan River.  We invite you to come and be informed, but also to “feel with” the people of Palestine.  The stories of 5 people will be windows through which you can glimpse their lives of suffering and hope and courage under Israeli occupation.

Sunday, October 3 – Potluck after Church and MVS Evaluation. After the meal, there will be a meeting for the congregation to review Danforth’s MVS Program and help provide direction for its future.

SCOC Peppermint Fair – November 20
The Nursing Home at SCOC will have its own table at this years Peppermint Fair. For those of you who have any canning or crafts that they might like to donate to this table, please contact Sharon Wilkinson.  

 

WIDER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Calling all MCC alumni!
Have you ever served with MCC somewhere in the world? You may be among the 1200 alumni in Ontario who have served with MCC. You are invited to a potluck supper and gathering for all alumni on Saturday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at the Floradale Pavillion/ Floradale Mennonite Church at 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Bring a potluck item, dishes and lawn chairs, and join us for a time of sharing stories and reconnecting with former MCC workers. For more information contact Cath Woolner, 519-745-8458 or cathw@mennonitecc.on.ca.

 FREE SEMINAR Will, Estate and Legacy Planning    Everyone needs an up‐to‐date Will so their assets are distributed as they wish. Come hear how MFC can help you ensure your will, powers of attorney and charitable gifts reflect your wishes. Parkview Village Activity Room  Oct. 28, 7:30‐9:30 p.m., Parkview Village Auditorium.  Please register at Parkview: 905‐640‐1911, extension 221. Presented by Parkview & Mennonite Foundation of Canada

Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for lay preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

 MCC Meeting 2010
November 12 and  13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in September!

 After a very challenging financial year in 08-09 we are deeply grateful for your generous giving which allowed MCC O to surpass its revenue budget for the 09-10 year ending August 31. This allows MCC to celebrate its 90th year with strengthened activity on your behalf,  in peace building, relief and development in the name of Christ. Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director, MCC Ontario

 Attention: Youth & Young Adults & People Who Consider Themselves Young! Introducing a blog that will make you say “You know… s/he’s right!” and “Hm.  Good question.” or “LOL this is the best blog eva!!:D:D” Check out “MCC Ontario :: This Generation”, a blog for YOU(th) and YOU(ng adults).  http://mccothisgeneration.blogspot.com/ ** We want to hear from you, comments are welcome!

Sunday, September 5, 2010 Bulletin

Sunday, September 5, 2010

 “Moments of Sabbath for Body, Mind and Spirit”

 10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Dalton Jantzi

             Music Leader: Kathy Wert

Next Sunday, September 12, 2010

Church Retreat ALL WEEKEND!!

at Fraser Lake Camp

Rides are available! Call Jon Beer 416-699-0683

Ride up for Saturday only?  Sure! Call Jessica Martin 647-345-5300

 BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

 September 5 Andrea Martin

September 8 Mary Jane and Victor Guerin (anniversary)

September 10 Mary Jane Guerin

September 11, Marg Beer

September 11 Barb and Bill Bryson (anniversary)

 

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recently a number of historical items have gone missing from the church, including three or four photo albums.  The identity of other items is unknown, but the place where they used to be is now empty.  While being pleased that people are showing interest in our history, I am concerned that these items be located so that the centennial book committee will have access to them for reference purposes. If you have any of this, can you let me know, or return it to the church office. Thanks, Bill Bryson

 Final countdown to DMC Retreat for Sept. 10 – 12th at Fraser Lake!  Our theme is “Beginning a New Century Together” and Marilyn Zehr is our guest resource person for Friday & Saturday!  We have received confirmed attendance for 42 adults and 8 children to date!  If you still wish to attend, please contact LaVerna Reimer (reimer4621@rogers.com, 416 265 4621).   Check the bulletin board for brochures & more information.

 Sunday, September 19, 2010. We begin our regular hours. Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 am and worship service at 11:00 am.

Saturday, September 18, Black Creek Pioneer Village  Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale   —Come for food, fellowship and fun along with entertainment, learning, and much more. All to support MCC’s work of Relief, Community development, and Peacebuilding in Ontario, in Canada, and in 60+ countries around the world. 10:00 – 4:00, with the quilt auction at 12 noon. 1000 Murray Ross Parkway (near Steeles and Jane). Danforth Mennonite Church will be providing and selling sloppy joes. Leslie Sheriff is our contact person. 416-551-1048

 We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.

 

Second Century Horizon . . .

   On Saturday, August 28th, four cyclists pedaled 99km to celebrate 99 years of Danforth Mennonite Church.  They visited points of Mennonite interest in the GTA, from 461 King St, to 46 Scotia, to the Altoona Meeting House near Stouffville!

 Saturday, Sept 25, 7pm. “Stories from Palestine” at Danforth Mennonite Church Barbara Martens of Ruthven has recently returned from a service term with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank of the Jordan River.  We invite you to come and be informed, but also to “feel with” the people of Palestine.  The stories of 5 people will be windows through which you can glimpse their lives of suffering and hope and courage under Israeli occupation.

 Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for lay preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Let’s make a generous statement that we love our neighbours in Pakistan!”  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is inviting your donations for our neighbours in Pakistan devastated by catastrophic flooding. Funds will be forwarded to trusted and experienced agencies who are already working there as MCC does not have its own staff in Pakistan.  Donate online at mcc.org or call 1-800-313-6226. Mark cheques as  Pakistan Flood Relief and send to 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener ON N2G 3R1 or  your nearest MCC Thrift Shop. MCC is eligible for Canadian Government matching funds. 

 Attention: Youth & Young Adults & People Who Consider Themselves Young! Introducing a blog that will make you say “You know… s/he’s right!” and “Hm.  Good question.” or “LOL this is the best blog eva!!:D:D” Check out “MCC Ontario :: This Generation”, a blog for YOU(th) and YOU(ng adults).  http://mccothisgeneration.blogspot.com/ ** We want to hear from you, comments are welcome!
 

Calling all MCC alumni!
Have you ever served with MCC somewhere in the world? You may be among the 1200 alumni in Ontario who have served with MCC. You are invited to a potluck supper and gathering for all alumni on Saturday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at the Floradale Pavillion/ Floradale Mennonite Church at 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Bring a potluck item, dishes and lawn chairs, and join us for a time of sharing stories and reconnecting with former MCC workers. For more information contact Cath Woolner, 519-745-8458 or cathw@mennonitecc.on.ca.

 MCC Meeting 2010
Nov. 12, 13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in early September!

Sunday, August 29,2010 Bulletin

Sunday, August 29, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Mary Groh

            Music Leader: Kathy Wert         

            Speaker:  Tim Reimer

            Sermon:  “Can we Return to the Garden?”

            Scripture: Leviticus 25

Sunday, September 5, 2010

10:30 am Worship Service

            Worship Leader: Mike DeHaan

            Song Leader: Dalton

            Piano: Kathy Wert

            Speaker: Mary Groh

BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

 August 29 Bev Bell

Sept. 2 Robert and Alice Horst (anniversary)

Sept. 5 Andrea Martin

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Recently a number of historical items have gone missing from the church, including three or four photo albums.  The identity of other items is unknown, but the place where they used to be is now empty.  While being pleased that people are showing interest in our history, I am concerned that these items be located so that the centennial book committee will have access to them for reference purposes. If you have any of this, can you let me know, or return it to the church office. Thanks, Bill Bryson

 Final countdown to DMC Retreat for Sept. 10 – 12th at Fraser Lake!  Our theme is “Beginning a New Century Together” and Marilyn Zehr is our guest resource person for Friday & Saturday!  We have received confirmed attendance for 42 adults and 8 children to date!  If you still wish to attend, please contact LaVerna Reimer (reimer4621@rogers.com, 416 265 4621).   Check the bulletin board for brochures & more information.

 Sunday, September 19, 2010. We begin our regular hours. Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 am and worship service at 11:00 am.

 Sat. Sept. 18: Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale at Black Creek Pioneer Village: Come for food, fellowship and fun along with entertainment, learning, and much more. All to support MCC’s work of Relief, Community development, and Peacebuilding in Ontario, in Canada, and in 60+ countries around the world. 10:00 – 4:00, with the quilt auction at 12 noon. 1000 Murray Ross Parkway (near Steeles and Jane). Danforth Mennonite Church will be providing and selling sloppy joes. Leslie Sheriff is our contact person. 416-551-1048

 We have been invited to meet with MCEC leadership and with other GTA Cluster leaders on Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7pm at Hagerman Mennonite Church. The agenda should cover: (1) MCEC’s purpose and vision; (2) priorities for allocation of resources; and (3) how to ensure financial support for MCEC ministries. We need to send our list of delegates by Sept. 7. Please confirm with Mike DeHaan by Sunday Sept. 5th.

 

Second Century Horizon . . .   Yesterday, a group of cyclists pedalled 99km to celebrate 99 years of Danforth Mennonite Church.  They visited points of Mennonite interest in the GTA, from 461 King St, to 46 Scotia, to the Altoona Meeting House near Stouffville!

 

Saturday, Sept 25, 7pm. “Stories from Palestine” at Danforth Mennonite Church Barbara Martens of Ruthven has recently returned from a service term with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank of the Jordan River.  We invite you to come and be informed, but also to “feel with” the people of Palestine.  The stories of 5 people will be windows through which you can glimpse their lives of suffering and hope and courage under Israeli occupation.

 Saturday, November 6, 9:00am at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.  Workshop for lay preachers.  Do you preach “once in a while” at your church? Get some practical insights for effective preaching, be inspired and encouraged for the preaching you do.  Alan Rudy-Froese, the resource person for this event, is passionate about preaching, has preached and studied preaching for years. 

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “Let’s make a generous statement that we love our neighbours in Pakistan!”  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is inviting your donations for our neighbours in Pakistan devastated by catastrophic flooding. Funds will be forwarded to trusted and experienced agencies who are already working there as MCC does not have its own staff in Pakistan.  Donate online at mcc.org or call 1-800-313-6226. Mark cheques as  Pakistan Flood Relief and send to 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener ON N2G 3R1 or  your nearest MCC Thrift Shop. MCC is eligible for Canadian Government matching funds. 

Attention: Youth & Young Adults & People Who Consider Themselves Young! Introducing a blog that will make you say “You know… s/he’s right!” and “Hm.  Good question.” or “LOL this is the best blog eva!!:D:D” Check out “MCC Ontario :: This Generation”, a blog for YOU(th) and YOU(ng adults).  http://mccothisgeneration.blogspot.com/ ** We want to hear from you, comments are welcome!
 
MCC Material Resources invites donations
There is a current need for MCC school kits, newborn kits and sewing kits.  Items in short supply in the Material Resources workroom are  flannelette in juvenile prints or solids (or money to purchase  it) and good quality scissors for the sewing kits.  Please drop off your donation to the MR Workroom at  50 Kent Ave.  We would love to show you around the workroom and warehouse, so you can see what we’re busy doing!  

Calling all MCC alumni!
Have you ever served with MCC somewhere in the world? You may be among the 1200 alumni in Ontario who have served with MCC. You are invited to a potluck supper and gathering for all alumni on Saturday, September 25th, 4 p.m. at the Floradale Pavillion/ Floradale Mennonite Church at 22 Florapine Rd., Floradale. Bring a potluck item, dishes and lawn chairs, and join us for a time of sharing stories and reconnecting with former MCC workers. For more information contact Cath Woolner, 519-745-8458 or cathw@mennonitecc.on.ca.

 MCC Meeting 2010
Nov. 12, 13. The community of Aylmer welcomes you to this year’s version of the MCC Ontario Annual Conference. Friday evening for youth, Saturday full of seminars, worship, inspiration for everyone, followed by a Fund raising Supper hosted by the Aylmer churches.
Don’t miss out.   Watch for registration information in early September!