Sunday, March 25, 2018 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.

 
Sunday, March 25, 2018                        
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             LENT week 6
Sermon                         The Hour Has Come
Scripture                      John 12:12 – 32
Speaker                         Lydia N. H.
Worship Leader       Margaret A.
Song Leader               Bonnie W.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Murray L.
Greeter                         Roger H.

Friday, March 30, 2018
10:30 a.m.    Good Friday service
 
Sunday, April 1, 2018                            
9:30 a.m.  Easter breakfast
Hymn sing after breakfast

11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             Easter
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Dalton J.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                              Roger H.
Media                             Anthony Y.
Greeter                         James F.

 

Call to worship

Leader:            Come, people of God, this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day Jesus enters Jerusalem.

People:            Open the gates of righteousness so that we can enter and give thanks to the Lord.

Leader:            The gates are open, come on in. Give thanks, for God is good!

 Confession

Forgive us for holding in questions so long that we can’t bear the answers.  Forgive us for fearing the crowds, and the consequences.
Open our eyes and hearts to receive your teaching.  Show us again this new way of living.  Help us to love like you.

Words of assurance

Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Believe in God, believe also in me.”

Benediction

We are people of God.
We go in God’s love
to extend God’s love
and live God’s promise.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children
March 25         Sunday School Easter Party – all ages
April 1               Children in service – Activities table

Adult
March 25      The Three Nails – from Samuel Wells, vicar of
St. Martin – in – the- Fields
April 1             Hymn sing after breakfast

Everyone is welcome

 

Palm Sunday children’s party

The children’s Easter party will take place during the service and will end with a finger food potluck for the children and their families. Children of all ages welcome for singing, a resurrection egg hunt, and crafts.

 Good Friday Service   10:30 am
Easter Sunday breakfast 9:30 am
Hymn sing after breakfast
Service 11:00 am

Joint potluck lunch together
with
Freedom Gospel Ethiopian Church.
1:00 pm Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Did you know that coffee originates in Ethiopia?  (Juan Valdez nothwithstanding.)  At this potluck, our Ethiopian brothers and sisters will prepare coffee the way they do it in Ethiopia.  All are welcome.  Bring food to share.

 

If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in doing one or a series of sermons during Tim’s sabbatical, please contact the worship committee.

 

A real opportunity, a concrete opportunity, a manageable one, and a life-giving one!  If you are interested in being part of a “Group of Five” that will help bring certain refugees to Canada, to start a new life and become part of a Canadian community or church, please talk to Tim R.

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 11

  1. Indigenous peoples have the right to practise and revitalize their cultural traditions and customs.  This includes the right to maintain, protect and develop the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures, such a archaeological and historical sites, artefacts, designs, ceremonies, technologies and visual and performing arts and literature.

Beyond 94 – Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The CBC has recently created an interactive website called “Beyond 94, Truth and Reconciliation in Canada”.  On the site you can see which of the ’94 Calls to Action’ are:

  1. Not Started – 44;
  2. In progress – Projects proposed – 25;
  3. In progress – Projects underway – 15;
  4. Complete – 10

It is possible to ‘tap on a flame’ and be given reasons why a Call to Action was completed or not.

You can also look at the six divisions of the 94 Calls, broken down into the individual Calls to Action. This can serve as a review of our study of the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action last June in the Adult Class.

Link to the ‘Beyond 94’ website (or just Google ‘Beyond 94’)
https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform-single/beyond-94?&cta=43
Link to ‘Beyond 94’ Facebook page – a place for respectful discussion.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyond94/

Who’s in our House
in March and April

March 23 – 25        New Dundee EMC Youth TOOLS group
March 28                   COSA
April 11                      Yorkshire Rose Quilters
April 13 – 15           O’Gorman H.S. TOOLS group
April 14                      Men’s Breakfast
April 14                      Citizens Climate Lobby
April 20 – 22            Emmanuel Youth TOOLS group
April 21                      City of Toronto Planners meeting
April 27 – 29           Wilmot EMC Youth TOOLS group

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 39th Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice
Friday, March 30 at 2 pm

at Church of the Holy Trinity (right behind the Eaton Centre)

Take the opportunity to join other Christians, (pilgrims and peacemakers) who gather each year to mourn the contemporary crucifixions of our society – victims of the powers of militarism, greed and injustice.

This year’s focus is on The Many Dimensions of Poverty.
The Walk concludes around 4:30 pm with a simple shared meal back at Holy Trinity. Murray plans to attend and would love company.

Paddle the Grand Annual Fundraiser for
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Join us Saturday May 12 at 3 pm for an easy and fun 1.5 hour excursion down the Grand River from Inverhaugh to the Covered Bridge at West Montrose. BBQ to follow in West Montrose. Participants are encouraged to raise $500 per canoe and Silver Lake provides all necessary equipment (canoe, paddles and lifejackets).  For more information visit www.slmc.ca or call 519 – 422 – 1401.

 

Willowgrove for our Maplefest event
Saturday, April 7, 11 am – 3 pm

The fee is $5 and includes sugar shack demonstrations, a puppet show, wagon ride, campfire, a pioneer room with activities, quilt tying, and more.  A pancake, sausage, and maple syrup (our own) lunch will be available for purchase.

Willowgrove’s AGM at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church
April 19th Dinner is at 6:30, program and meeting at 7:15

The evening will feature Willowgrove’s 50th Anniversary Year. Please RSVP to info@willowgrove or phone 905 – 640 – 2127 if you plan to attend the dinner.  If you have any Willowgrove/Glenbrook photos from the 70’s and 80’s, we would love to borrow them for the AGM.  The main 50th Anniversary Event will be at Willowgrove on Saturday, July 21.  More details to  come

Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 at Wolverleigh Blvd. (Danforth & Coxwell) will be offering free Spring Brunch on Sunday April 15 and Sunday May 20 11:30 am – 1:00 pm