Sunday, July 30, 2017 bulletin

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 30, 2017                                     
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Many Bodies in one Body
Scripture                      Ephesians 4:1-16
Speaker                        Murray O.
Worship Leader       Ben W.
Song leader                 Dalton J.
Piano                               Bonnie W.

Sunday, August 6, 2017                                   
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                         Mirgrant Workers
Scripture                       Luke 14:12-24
Speaker                         Jessie Y.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song leader                 Ed F.
Piano                               Kathy W.

Pastor Tim Reimer is on vacation this week and will return on August 7th.  For matters of pastoral concern please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose phone numbers are listed above.
TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

When Canadian journalists are being trained, we ask that these students will learn to search stories from many different perspectives. May they take particular notice that issues and stories related to Indigenous people in Canada have largely been one-sided accounts, lacking a balanced and fair representation.  We pray that graduating journalists will have a sense of calling to engage in accurate reporting and will have a proper understanding of Aboriginal protocols to be able to report in a way that is respectful and unbiased.  We ask that these new journalists will support reconciliation through accurate and holistic reporting.       Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #86


A  plaque has been placed
on the Little Library
honouring Bill B.


A few changes on the website
We have sorted the services by year and added the sermon title to the file so you can quickly find a specific service

Who’s in our House
 in August & September
August 2-3                       Theatre of the Beat rehearsal time August 4-7                       Zurich MYF Tools group
August 12                         Men’s breakfast
August 14-18                 Vacation Bible camp (Chinese Church)
August 17-20                 Floradale Mennonite Church TOOLS
August 25 – 27              New Life CRC TOOLS group
September 1 – 3           First Hmong MC TOOLS group
September 9                   Men’s Breakfast
September 12, 19, 26   William Graham Singers


Joint Worship Service at Willowgrove 
 Sunday, August 13
There are those who will need a ride to Willowgrove on Sunday, August 13 and those who can provide a ride.

Please see the two column sign-up sheet on the bulletin board and indicate if you Need a Ride or Can Provide a Ride to Willowgrove for the Joint Worship Service on August 13.

Please make your own arrangements as to where pickup should be. There may be some who need to be picked up at their home.

Thank you Walter

Last week Walter was busy at our church.  He trimmed the tree in the front, affixed the memorial plaque in honour of Bill B. to his Little Library and installed the folding bracket at the kitchen counter (for the 3rd time.)  Today Walter repaired a broken door catch in the basement.


Summer Vacation Bible Camp
Digging for Treasure
Parables Revealed
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

British Columbia Wildfires

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

Crisis Overview: As of July 10th, 2017, 10,000 residents in British Columbia have been forced from their homes as 220 wildfires sweep the province. On July 7th, a state of emergency was declared within the province of British Columbia as 138 new fires were sparked that same day. Lightning has been attributed as the cause of the wildfires which have been fueled by dry conditions and strong winds only making the situation worse.

You can make a donation through the following MDS website


“Friends of Fraser” – August 26-30 alumni and all friends of Fraser Lake Camp are invited to enjoy 5 days of everything the camp has to offer in a relaxed setting. Register now! Contact FLC Director, Kristen Berg for details

Humanity First: Ban the Bomb
August 6 Hiroshima Day

August 6 (Sunday) Hiroshima Day activities
at the Toronto Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square,
starting at 4:30 pm for Community & Craft Tables and 6:30 pm for the Commemoration Ceremony and 8:30 pm for the Lantern Ceremony.

Keynote speaker at 6:30 pm is the Honourable Douglas Roche, author, former Senator, MP, and Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. There are other featured musical performers (grammy-nominated Flautist Ron Korb, Isshin Daiko of Toronto Musical Ensemble, Toronto Pax Christi Chorale and Toronto’s Raging Grannies.)


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 905-294-6242 or email me at  We will also need a few friendly volunteers also!
With thanks,
Paula Feldman