Sunday, April 23, 2017 bulletin

Pastor: Tim Reimer
Caring Team: Margaret A., Jonathan S.

Continuing the ministry of the Danforth (1909), Morningside (1950) and Warden (2009) congregations

Sunday, April 23, 2017                                    
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Mennonite Church Canada
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Sermon                         Acts of the Church: Past and future
Scripture                      Acts 2:42-47, Acts 6:1-6
Speaker                         Ben W.
Worship Leader       Murray O.
Song leader                 Dalton J.
Piano                               Kathy W.
Kids Time                     Margaret A.
Wee Wonder              LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

Sunday, April 30, 2017                                    
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Resurrection Part 6
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                 
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Margaret A.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Kids Time

Printed and electronic copies are available for
Anthony Y.’s sermon,
“O God, Restore Us


What is the Future of Mennonite Church Canada?
 Learn and discern!  Discuss, and . . . VOTE!  The Future Directions website and documents are found at:
 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.).

On April 23, we as a congregation will have a chance to tell our delegates how to vote.

 Vacation Bible Camp
is August 14th to 18th, 2017
at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church.


Church spring cleaning
May 6
9:00 am – 12 noon

What’s happening at DMC

April 25                        William Graham Singers
April 25                        Tutoring with Anthony & Margaret
April 25                        Theatre of the Beat
May 2, 5, 6                  William Graham Singers
May 8                            Womens Group at Bonnie’s home
May 13                         Men’s breakfast
May 13                         Citizens Climate Lobby
May 24 – 26              Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
June 11                        Church picnic
August 13                  Joint service at Willowgrove
August 14-18          Vacation Bible Camp


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 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.

 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 (

 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 All money raised goes to support MCC.

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 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 or call 519-422-1401

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre is seeking an inspirational and committed person or couple for the newly created position of Facilities and Environmental Stewardship Director. Guided by the camp’s mission statement, the FES Director will live on site and bring practical maintenance and organizational skills and a broad vision for creation care to camp life and operations beginning in Fall 2017. The successful applicant(s) will demonstrate a willingness to work hard, a desire to be active in Christian community, a genuine interest in working with young people, a love for nature and the outdoors, and a proven capacity to improvise, adapt and overcome. For more information and a job description visit: Please forward your resume or any questions to Campbell Nisbet at

Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights
A Walk from Kitchener to Ottawa from April 23 to May 14

See and

On Thursday April 27 the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights passes through Toronto. Mennonite Church Canada Indigenous Relations and CPT collaborate in this 3 week, 600 km journey, to discuss the significance of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at this time for Canada. You are invited to join the walkers, share the way, and hear about the hope for justice and reconciliation.

Thursday, April 27 – opportunities to join the walkers:

9:00 am – depart St Margaret’s Anglican Church, New Toronto, 156 Sixth St, Toronto, ON M8V 3A5

11:00 am – bring your lunch and join the walk at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344, 1395 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C1

2:00 pm – Future site of Anishinawbe Health Toronto (Mill Street, east of Cherry, Distillery District) Hear about the plans for the future of Indigenous-led healthcare in Toronto.

4:00 pm – arrive at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church 1038 Woodbine Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 4C4

5:30 pm – potluck supper & socializing at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church – If you bring food please remember that some walkers have shrimp & citrus allergies and lactose intolerance.

7 – 9 pm – Teach in at TCMC – on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Please see Murray L. if you wish to join the walk from any of the points above. Also let Murray know if you are coming to the Potluck and Teach-In at TCMC. Please join us!

People’s Climate Justice Movement March
Saturday, April 29, 12 to 2 pm, downtown Toronto

Please join us from 10-11:30 am on Saturday, April 29 at the
Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre,
95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto,
(near Museum or Wellesley subway stations).

To prepare for the Climate Justice March, join us to design posters and pizza lunch. Register at
Please see the poster on the bulletin board

Willowgrove will again be hosting the
KAIROS Blanket Exercise.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is an interactive and very moving way to learn about the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. There is no fee for this event.  Please RSVP to if you wish to attend.

St. Clair O’Connor Community YARD SALE
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017   10 AM – 2 PM
2701 St. Clair Avenue East

Parking in rear or East end of building.
Wide variety of used items and collectables.  Plant sale.
Lunch will be served in Dining Room.

DONATIONS WELCOMED! Leave at the Reception Desk.

Further information – 416-757-8757