Sunday, July 16, 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
 
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.

 

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, July 16, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         “The Power of Labels,
The Labels of Power”
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song leader                Bonnie W.
Piano                              Roger H.

Sunday, July 23, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Aubrey W.
Song leader                Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.

Call to Worship

Leader:                Our God is the great God, mighty and awesome!

People:                The Lord our God is God of gods and Lord of lords!

Leader:                Our God shows no partiality and takes no bribes.

People:         Instead, the Lord executes justice for the orphan and the widow.

Leader:            Our God loves the immigrant, providing them food and clothing.

People:           We also love the immigrant, because we were immigrants in this land.

All:                  Let the Lord of immigrants prove this love through our hearts and hands!

 

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

Thank You for creating so many different cultures and languages.  You truly are a creative God.  Thank You for giving us the gift of language, through which we can express ourselves in ways that are unique to our cultures.  We acknowledge that Your revealed plan for reconciliation includes:

“…a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9 ESV)

With this kingdom picture in mind, we pray that the government will acknowledge that Aboriginal rights include Aboriginal language rights and therefore should be respected and taught accordingly.  May these acknowledgements help all Canadians recognize the many unique First Nations rights, values, and cultures.   Amen

Context:   TRC Call to Action #13

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Treasurer’s Report: We received $5,222 in offerings in June. 2017 offerings are now $9,746 below budget to the end of June.

Who’s in our House
in July

July 17-21                          Community Christian TOOLS group
July 24-28                          Camp Shalom Leader TOOLS group
July 28-31                          Campbell TOOLS group

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hello everyone, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church would like to have a vendor booth for 10,000 Villages again this year at the Markham Fair. Would anyone like to contribute funds for this event?  Please contact Paula Feldman, Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
904 – 294 – 6242 or email me at admin@rvmc.ca.  We will also need a few friendly volunteers also!

With thanks,
Paula Feldman

 

Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
at
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
August 14 to 18
9 am – 4 pm
Ages 3 years – Grade 8
Cost: $40/wk for Half Days
Full day:  $120/wk
bursary are available

 

My husband and I are moving to Toronto this fall and are starting to think about community and housing. We currently attend Mannheim Mennonite Church outside of KW and have heard great things about the Danforth Mennonite. If any community members have space available for, we would greatly appreciate any help we could get. We would be open to communal living and/or renting.
In peace and friendship,
Dan and Meg Harder Root          megharder @ gmail.com

 

All of us are concerned about the fires in British Columbia and the devastation that is happening there and we at MDS are following the fires closely.  Please put the following announcement into your church bulletin for July 16 & 23.  Thanks so much.

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) receiving financial donations for forest fires in British Columbia.  People in BC have already lost houses to the fires and we are planning for MDS volunteers to help in the recovery phase of this disaster. MDS is accepting financial donations for that recovery. For further updates on the MDS response and financial donations go to https://mds.mennonite.net/ or call the MDS office at

1-866-261-1274.

Blessings,
 Evelyn

Evelyn Peters-Rojas
 Volunteer & Project Coordinator
 Mennonite Disaster Service
 Region 5 Office
 6A-1325 Markham Rd
 Winnipeg MB  R3T 4J6
 866-261-1274 (OFFICE)
  www.mds.mennonite.net