DANFORTH MENNONITE CHURCH
Pastor: Tim Reimer
Caring Team: Margaret A., Jonathan S.
Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909), Morningside (1950) and Warden (2009) congregations
Sunday, April 16, 2017 EASTER
9:30 a.m. Easter potluck breakfast
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Speaker John E.
Worship Leader Ben W.
Song leader Kathy W.
Piano Roger H.
Multi-age Kids Lesson/Activity Time
Margaret, LaVerna & Prabidhi
Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
Worship Leader Murray O.
Song leader Dalton J.
Piano Kathy W.
Wee Wonder LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.
Printed and electronic copies are available for
Anthony Y. sermon,
“O God, Restore Us”
Call to worship
Leader: When all hope seems lost, Christ is risen!
All: He is risen, indeed!
Leader: When fear hovers close at hand, Christ is risen!
All: He is risen, indeed!
Leader: When disillusionment and despair threaten us,
Christ is Risen!
All: He is risen, indeed!
Leader: Come! Celebrate the risen Lord! Alleluia!
Confession and words of assurance
Leader: O living God, who raised Jesus from the dead
we shout your great victory; we sing hymns of praise!
All: Even when our hearts are heavy and our eyes are dimmed by sorrow, you are faithful. You wipe away all tears and bring joy in the morning.
Leader: Teach us, O God, to trust your gracious love, to rest in your unfailing goodness, to hope in your true promise, that we may rejoice all our days and share the good news:
All: Alleluia! Amen!
Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed!
Easter Potluck Breakfast – Sunday April 16, 9:30 a.m.
Meet at the church for finger-food breakfast and fellowship on Easter morning.
Church Spring Cleaning
Saturday, May 6
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.). A week before that, on April 23, we as a congregation will have a chance to tell our delegates how to vote.
Treasurer’s Note: In March we received $7,702 in offerings.
$8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget.
$2,000 has been donated to the Bill B. Memorial Fund.
Joint church service at Willowgrove
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.
The Toronto Mennonite Festival
(Black Creek Relief Sale)
Annual General Meeting
will take place at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church on
Saturday April 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast will be served and all are welcome. The TMF board is also looking for another board member – if you or someone you know is interested please contact Karen Heese (905) 940-2038.
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.
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
Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights
Opening Ceremony & Celebration – Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Sunday, April 23, 1:30 pm
A 600 km Walk from Kitchener to Ottawa
from April 23 to May 14
Also, Greet walkers (& walk with them) at Chinese Mennonite Church, Toronto on Thursday, April 27, (time to be announced)
See information about the Walk at http://pfir.ca/about/ and http://pfir.ca/the-walk/
Purpose of the Walk:
- to engage churches in a series of conversations about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, exploring why it matters, the hope it offers, and how we can collectively live into it.
- to call upon the government to fulfill its promise to implement the Declarationby embracing the legislative framework outlined in Bill C-262.
Supported by Outreach and Services Committee of DMC
On Thursday April 27 when the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights walkers arrive at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church there is a planned potluck or soup supper from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at TCMC with a public event at 7 pm.
Peter Haresnape of CPT is welcoming DMC folks to join them for the evening.