Sunday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2017               PALM SUNDAY                       
10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school     Recipes for the Church Part II
11:00 a.m. Worship Service                  Lent 6
Scripture                      Matthew chapters 26 and 27
Speaker                         Tim R.
Worship Leader       Arjun P.
Song leader                 Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.
Kids Time                     Margaret A.
Wee Wonder             LaVerna R. & Prabidhi P.

 

Friday, April 14 2017                GOOD FRIDAY
10:30 a.m.                                Communion service
Worship Leader    Sue S.
Song leader              Bob M.
Piano                            Bonnie W.

 

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.
Kids Time                  Margaret A.

 

Call to worship

Leader:    Who is this who comes, humble and riding on a donkey?

All:                   Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!

Leader:    Who is this who comes, free from pride and hubris?

All:                   Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!

Leader:    Who is this who comes, celebrated by powerless children?

All:                   Hosanna!  Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!

Leader:    Hosanna!  Come join in the celebration of hope!

 

Confession and words of assurance

Leader:   Jesus, our Lord, you came to us humbly – riding on a donkey.  In peace, you showed us the way of your kingdom.  We confess that our vision of the kingdom is not pure.  It is stained with our own selfish desires.

All:       We shout hosannas to praise you, only out of our need to survive.  We lay down our cloaks and palms to adore you only to strip your garment away and humiliate you.

 Leader:   Forgive us, O Lord, when our mouths that seek to praise you often deny and defy you.

All:       Renew in us an obedient spirit, that we may fully accept and follow your will.

 (Pause for silent confession)

Leader:   God, our true Hope,

All:       restore us.

Leader:   Our times are in your hands, O God.  Let your face shine upon your servants who pursue your will, and save us in your unfailing love.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group

Monday, April 10   7:00 p.m.
will be held at the home of
Wilda S.

 

Easter Potluck Breakfast  – Sunday April 16, 9:30 a.m.

Meet at the church for finger-food breakfast and fellowship on
Easter morning.

 

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.

What’s happening at DMC in April and May

 April 11, 18, 25                     William Graham Singers
April 11, 18, 25                      Tutoring with Anthony & Margaret
April 8                                         Men’s breakfast
April 8                                         Citizens Climate Lobby
April 9                                         PALM SUNDAY
April 9, 10, 13, 17, 25        Theatre of the Beat
April 9 – 13                               St. Marks United Methodist Church TOOLS
April 9,10,13,17,25            Theatre of the Beat
April 10                                      Women’s group at Wilda’s
April 12                                      Yorkshire Rose Quilters
April 14                                      GOOD FRIDAY service
April 16                                      EASTER SUNDAY potluck breakfast
May 2, 5, 6                                William Graham Singers
May 8                                          Womens Group
May 13                                       Men’s breakfast
May 13                                       Citizens Climate Lobby
May 24 – 26                            Rockway Mennonite HS Tools group
June 11                                      Church picnic

 

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. 

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Good Friday Walk for Justice
Friday, April 14
Theme: Breaking Barriers
at Church of the Holy Trinity
19 Trinity Square (behind Eaton Centre)
2 pm to 5 pm

The walk begins and ends at the Church of the Holy Trinity and the crowd moves as a procession to stations around the city within walking distance, each set with a different aspect of the theme.  At the end of the walk, back at the church there is a short reflection followed by a light meal of soup and bread.

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.

 

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.

 

Toronto Ontario Opportunities For Learning and Serving (TOOLS)

This weekend we will be welcoming St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 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

 

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 call upon the government to fulfill its promise to implement the Declarationby embracing the legislative framework outlined in Bill C-262.

Organized by Mennonite Church Canada & Christian Peacemaker Teams: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity

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 H. of CPT is welcoming DMC folks to join them for the evening.