Sunday, April 15, 2018 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, April 15, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Sermon                         Give Thanks to the Lord
Scripture                      Psalm 107
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Arjun P.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Murray L.
Greeter                         Roger H.

Sunday, April 22, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                            
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader       Robert J.
Song Leader               Kathy W.
Piano                               Bonnie W.
Media                              Roger H.
Greeter                          John G.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School Schedule

Children

April 15           Jesus Heals a little Girl
Wee wonder – no class, Primary – Barb and Linda, Middler – Ruth

Adult

April 15           Tim will lead a discussion
April 22           Cities That Built the Bible – Part 2 –  Ugarit
April 29           Cities That Built the Bible – Part 3 – Nineveh, Babylon

 

 

Treasurer’s Report: We received $6,957 in offerings in March. $7,642 is needed each month to meet our budget.

 

Four books have been added to the DMC library:

Breaking Ground
The Testament of Mary
The Ragamuffin Gospel
All My Puny Sorrows
 

Who’s in our House
April and May

April 13 – 15        O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group
April 14                   Men’s Breakfast              
April 14                   Citizens Climate Lobby
April 20 – 22         Emmanuel Youth TOOLS group
April 21                   City of Toronto Planners meeting
April 23                   Toronto Beach Chorale practice
April 27 – 29        Wilmot EMC Youth TOOLS group
May 4 – 6               Zurich Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 6                       Joint potluck lunch
May 9                       Yorkshire Rose Quilters
May 11 – 13         Waterloo Mennonite Youth TOOLS
May 12                    Men’s Breakfast              
May 12                    Citizens Climate Lobby
May 23 – 25          Rockway H.S. TOOLS
May 26                    Church cleaning

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 12

  1. States shall seek to enable the access and/or repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains in their possession through fair, transparent and effective mechanisms developed in conjunction with indigenous peoples concerned.

 

John Howard Yoder played a very important role in shaping Anabaptist theology and church life in the 20th century and beyond.  He also was abusive of some of his female students.  How do we weigh these realities in our hearts and minds?  How do we think and act carefully and critically about Yoder?

If you would be interested in one or two evening discussions about this, please talk to Tim R.  We have already contacted Lydia H. (PhD) and she has agreed to assist in such discussions at Danforth, if there is sufficient interest.

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Interfaith All Candidates Meeting

What: An Interfaith All Candidates Meeting for the Riding of Beaches-East York for the Provincial election on June 7. DMC is in this riding.
 Where: Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Street (near the corner of Queen St.)
 When: Thursday, May 24 at 7 pm

Three members from DMC are members of the planning committee (local faith groups) - Ruth F., John G., Murray L.. Bruce P. and Judith S. represent TUMC (so there is good Menno representation)

We are in the process of looking for good questions on themes like social justice, prosperity for all, creation care, Indigenous justice, health, education, child-care or your choice, to pose to candidates representing four political parties.

If you have a burning question you would like posed to the candidates, please submit it in writing or by email to Ruth, John or Murray. Please submit by Sunday, April 22.  Thank you.

 

A young couple is seeking temporary accommodations while taking a summer course on the Danforth.  If you have an extra bedroom, or if you have suggestions or connections, please talk to Tim R.

 

Paddle the Grand Annual Fundraiser for
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Join us Saturday May 12 at 3 pm for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets).  For more information visit www.slmc.ca or call 519 – 422 – 1401.

 

Willowgrove’s AGM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
April 19th Dinner is at 6:30, program and meeting at 7:15

The evening will feature Willowgrove’s 50th Anniversary Year. Please RSVP to info@willowgrove or phone 905 – 640 – 2127 if you plan to attend the dinner.  If you have any Willowgrove/Glenbrook photos from the 70’s and 80’s, we would love to borrow them for the AGM.  The main 50th Anniversary Event will be at Willowgrove on Saturday, July 21.  More details to come.

Summer Camp Positions at Hidden Acres

We are looking for great people to fill our staff team for the summer of 2018. If you are looking to serve God, impact the lives of campers, spend time outdoors, develop your leadership skills and build great friendships then Hidden Acres may be the place for you. There are a number of positions available including Cooks, Cabin Leaders, Lifeguards, Maintenance staff, Camp Pastor and Nature Director. For more information or to fill out an application, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris P. at 519 – 625 – 8602 or
chrispot @ hiddenacres.ca.

Spring Seniors’ Retreat at
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp
April 30th or May 1st
(the same program will be offered both days)

Marianne M. will be leading us as we explore our spiritual lives in the context of aging. Join us for a day of worship, learning and fellowship. For more information check out the brochure on the bulletin board, contact the camp at 519 – 625 – 8602, info@hiddenacres.ca, or visit our website at www.hiddenacres.ca.  Space is limited, please register by April 24th.

 

Toronto Ontario Opportunities For Learning and Serving (TOOLS) This weekend we will be welcoming the O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group who will be lodging in our building. If you have a chance to meet them between their learning and serving, say Hello! Blogs, photos, and stories from “our” TOOLS participants can always be found at www.mcctools.net