Sunday, November 5, 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.

Sunday, November 5, 2017      
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     Theme:  Poets & Prophets
Sermon                         When does “Amen” have meaning?
Scripture           Isaiah 1:10-22, 1Corinthians 14: 11-25
Speaker                       Tim R.
Worship Leader     Robert J.
Song Leader              Bonnie W.
Piano                            Jessie Y.
Media                           Anthony Y.

Sunday, November 12, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        James F.
Worship Leader      Linda D.
Song Leader              Ed F.
Piano                             Bonnie W.
Media                            Roger H.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
We thank You that pursuing a Christian school education is one of the freedoms we enjoy living in a country that recognizes diversity of choice.  We pray that Christian schools will voluntarily provide an education on comparative religious studies, which includes a segment on Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and practices.  We pray that You will give wisdom to those that develop the curriculum and ask that through this learning, You will nurture mutual respect and understanding.       Amen                       Context:   TRC Call to Action #64

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DMC Evening Bible Study
“Begin Anew”

Time will be spent in fellowship, sharing, praying and studying the series “Begin Anew”.  It is meant to foster a sense of community and family as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey and we shouldn’t be doing it alone.  It’s a time to support each other and to grow in our walk with God.

Please see the resource material at:
https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/23/18100
Talk with Tim or sign up in the church lobby.

Sunday School Schedule

Children
Nov. 5              Art table

Adult
Nov. 5              Hymn Sing
Nov. 12           The Reformation (500 years).  Was it a success?
Nov. 19           The Anabaptist Reformation (492 years).   Was it a       success?

 

Who’s in our House
 in November & December

November 7,14,21,28     William Graham Singers
November 8                           Yorkshire Rose Quilters
November 11                        Men’s breakfast
November 15                        A-way workshop
November 25                        Yellow Bellies (Theatre of the Beat)
December 2                           DMC Christmas banquet
December 8                           William Graham Singers rehersal
December 9                           William Graham Singers concert
December 13                        Yorkshire Rose Quilters
December 15                        A-way Christmas dinner

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ANABAPTIST LEARNING WORKSHOP
 Engaging the Global History of Anabaptism:
 From Ethiopia to Canada
 November 18, 2017
 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
 at
 Danforth Mennonite Church

Compare the experiences of persecution of the Early Anabaptists in the 1500’s with the experience of Ethiopian Anabaptists under the oppressive communist “Derg” government in the 1980’s.  What can we learn from the similarities and differences between these two periods of amazing church growth and spiritual vitality, even in the face of incredible hardship?  How does this awareness help us grow in our faith and discipleship today?

Facilitators: Troy O., Tim R., Bahta K.,  Kassa L., and Aron H.

 

SCOC Peppermint (Christmas) Fair
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 10 am – 2 pm
2701 St. Clair Ave. East
(corner of St. Clair and O’Connor Drive)

Crafts, Collectibles, Silent Auction, Bake Table, Christmas Table.  Hot Lasagna lunch.  Parking in the rear of the building and on lot at east end of the building.   We welcome donations of  bake goods.  Bring on Friday, Nov. 17th or Sat. morning.          EVERYONE INVITED!

Yellow Bellies
Theatre of the Beat
Saturday, November 25
7:00 pm

at
Danforth Mennonite Church

Yellow Bellies is an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite Conscientious Objectors during WWII. This episodic tale takes audiences across Canada, featuring verbatim interviews, fictionalized scenes, and live music from an often overlooked chapter of Canadian history.
Tea and Coffee will be served
after the performance

Sunday November 26th at 6:00 pm, join Theatre of the Beat

at the Huether Hotel’s Jazz Room in Waterloo for an intimate fundraiser for a new van to keep the troupe on the road. Entertainment includes No Discernible Key, Dan Root, Theatre of the Beat and a Silent Auction.   $20 Tickets include entry and appetizers. For details and ticket purchases go to (www.theatreofthebeat.ca)  or check
https://www.facebook.com/events/1910494229199428

Planting Seeds of Restoration and Hope
 for Those Impacted by Crime
 Restorative Justice Conference Toronto
 Saturday November 18, 2017
 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trinity St. Paul's United Church

Please join us for this year's Restorative Justice Conference which will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. The doors open at 8:30 am for registration and coffee.

The conference will start promptly at 9:00 am.

Our keynote speaker is Russ K.  Russ will tell his moving story as one of the original offenders involved in the first Victim Offender Reconciliation Project in Canada. He will be joined by other voices telling stories of hope-filled projects that restore dignity to those impacted by crime.
 Our hope is that you will glimpse what is possible with vision and grassroots support.

For those of you who have expressed interest/acted on Private member’s Bill C-262 (to harmonize Canadian law with UNDRIP), the bill now has a firm date for Second Reading in the House of Commons – Monday December 4, 2017. There is still time to lobby one’s MP and write to the PM and the Ministers Steve mentions below and sign the petition.

Remember that newly appointed Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott attends the Community Mennonite Church in Stouffville, Ont. where she is a song leader for the congregation.