Sunday, March 4, 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 4, 2018                          
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             LENT week 3
Sermon            Between Me & You and in all we go through, God’s promise and God’s love grow stitch by stitch.
Scripture                    Psalm 19
Speaker                       Tim R.
Worship Leader     Linda DeH.
Song Leader             Ed F.
Piano                            Kathy W.
Media                           Murray L.
Greeter                       James F.

 Sunday, March 11, 2018                        
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service                             LENT week 4
Sermon            Between Me & You, even in darkness, God’s promise and God’s love grow all around us.
Speaker                       Margaret A.
Worship Leader     John G.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                            Roger H.
Media                           Don B.
Greeter                       Dalton J.

 

Call to worship

Leader:            Come rule makers, rule breakers, and you who are still finding your way.  Come.  Whether you speak with wise words or with wisecracks, you are made in the image of God.  Come into God’s house.  Hear God’s Word.  Prepare to meet your Maker and your match.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is greater than human strength.

People:            Some of us like certainty and structure.   Some of us don’t.  We come by different roads, yet we are here together.  We want to know God, and to be known by God.  We are here to worship the Lord.
 
Leader:            Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.”  We are here and Christ Jesus is here.  We join our hearts in worship.

Confession

God, we call you ruler of all, but sometimes we make excuses.  We try to avoid applying your rules to our actions and interests.  At other times, we hold so tightly to rules that we break relationships.  It is easier to imagine that you are like us than it is for us to be like you.  We judge ourselves by success; you judge us by how we treat others.

Help us to face our truth.  Forgive us when we fail.  Give us the courage to keep trying to live as you love.

 

Words of assurance

The Lord’s rules can be trusted.  They make plain people wise.

 

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children

Mar. 4              Children in Service – activity table

Mar. 11           Title: The Man through the roof
Teachers:       Primary – Becky/Prabidhi, Middler – Murray,
Wee Wonder – no class

Adult

Mar. 4              Hymn Sing & Ladies choir practice
Mar. 11            Begin Anew Unit 2 section 3 & 4
Mar. 18            Begin Anew Unit 3 section 1 & 2
Mar. 25            Begin Anew Unit 3 section 3 & 4

Materials available at:
https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/16/17368

Everyone is welcome

 

Palm Sunday children’s party
(details to follow)
Good Friday Service   10:30 am
Easter Sunday breakfast 9:30 am
Hymn sing after breakfast
Service 11:00 am

 

Who’s in our House
in March and April

March 3                         The Meeting House Pancake Breakfast
March 5                         City of Toronto Planners meeting
March 6,13,20,27   William Graham Singers
March 10                      Men’s Breakfast              
March 10                      Citizens Climate Lobby
March 14, 17             Yorkshire Rose Quilters
March 23 – 25           New Dundee EMC Youth TOOLS group
March 28                     COSA
April 3,10,17,24      William Graham Singers
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

 

UNDRIP logoArticle 8

  1. Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture.
  2. States shall provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and redress for:

(a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values or ethnic identities:
(b) Any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing them of their lands, territories or resources;
(c) Any form of forced population transfer which has the aim or effect of violating or undermining any of their rights;
(d) Any form of forced assimilation or integration;
(e) Any form of propaganda designed to promote or incite racial or ethnic discrimination directed against them.

 

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.

 

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Martin Family Singers, with members of the K-W Chamber Orchestra conducted by Matthew Jones, present Handel’s Messiah at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, Saturday, April 7th, 7:30pm. Tickets ($20.00/each) available at www.nhmrs.com and  MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale.

Martin Family Singers, with members of the K-W Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Matthew Jones, present Handel’s Messiah at St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, 356 – 9th Street, Hanover April 8th, 7:30pm. Tickets ($20.00/each) available at www.nhmrs.com and MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale.

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale Promotion Dinner At Bingeman’s Marshall Hall, Monday, April 30th, 6:30pm. Guest speaker Sarah Martin Mills, Founder of Growing Hope Farms. Topic: The Story of Growing Hope. Tickets ($10.00) available at www.nhmrs.com and MCC Ontario (519-745-8458). Proceeds to New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale.

 

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…
 A Complicated History:
 Mennonites and the Holocaust in Ukraine
 Dr.Aileen Friesen
 Wednesday, March 14th , 2018
 7:30 pm

Mennonite Disaster Service Update
on the Grand River and Thames River Flooding

On Mon, 26 Feb 2018, MDS ON Unit executive members toured the recently flooded areas along the Grand and Thames Rivers and met with Emergency Management officials along the way including Haldimand and Brant Counties and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. MDS ON is also part of the NGO Alliance of ON and has been part of the daily conference calls hosted by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) concerning these floods. The full extent of damage will not be known for a while, as the municipalities enter the Recovery Phase in the next couple of weeks. This will give MDS a better understanding where our help is needed. If you have any questions or referrals please call ON Unit Secretary, Nick H. at 905 – 401 – 3990 or email hammnicholas.mds@outlook.com.

 

Black Creek Relief Sale AGM and supper
5:30 pm. Sat. Mar. 3 at Parkview auditorium

(12184 Ninth Line, Stouffville).

Updated by-laws, proxy forms and more information can be found on the website https://torontomennonitefestival.wordpress.com/ or by calling Karen H. at 905 – 940 – 2038.

 

A note from Robert J.:

A close friend of mine, my former cleaning lady, is seeking private employment with tasks like cleaning and household chores. Please refer any interested person to me and I’ll put them in touch with my friend.