Sunday, October 1, 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, October 1, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service     World Communion Sunday
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Jessie Y.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Kathy W.
Media                             Anthony Y.

Sunday, October 8, 2017          Thanksgiving
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Dalton J.
Song Leader              Kathy W.
Piano                              Jessie Y.
Media                             Roger H.

TRC Call to Prayer

Aboriginal people make up about 4% of the Canadian population yet 23.2% of the federal inmate population is Aboriginal.  Aboriginal women represent 33.6% of all federally sentenced women in Canada.

Father God,
We confess it is easy to shrug our shoulders and assume that justice is occurring when we read statistics such as these, and assume laws have been broken so they are suffering the consequence.  Please open our eyes and cause us to question why Aboriginal people are overrepresented in our prisons.

Give us a heart of compassion for those incarcerated and for their families.  May Your Spirit move individuals and the Church to love and support Aboriginal people so that the few who are inclined to do evil will choose right.

We ask that all levels of government take the time to put effort into looking at the complex reasons for this overrepresentation and take action to make a significant difference.   Amen
Context:   TRC Call to Action #30

Between now and Advent this year, several of our worship services will focus on the theme "Poets and Prophets."  Do you read poetry?  Do you have a favorite poet?  Is there a poet that you find particularly effective, or offensive(!) as they interact with faith and culture?  Talk to Tim Rhymer about these ideas.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women’s Group

There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.  Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home on October 16th.

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 3,10,17,24,31           William Graham Singers
October 11                                     Yorkshire Rose Quilters
October 14                                     Men’s breakfast
October 21                                     Toronto Beach Chorale workshop
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)

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Please save the Date, the Time and the Place for the MCC Appreciation Dinner.  It will be held at Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 12.

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario Fall Meeting
“Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles
in Ontario”
October 14: 2:00 pm

in the Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor).  Come hear the history and personal reminiscences. A tour of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s Material Resources operations will follow. For more information check our http://www.mhso.org/content/celebrating-century-mennonite-sewing-circles-ontario or contact Bethany L. 519-568-8086

 

Pax Christi Chorale
Romantic Masters

Anton Bruckner Te Deum, Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, Ludwig can Beethoven Choral Fantasy.  The Passion of three musical visionaries expressed with humanity, intimacy, and power.
Sunday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill      300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto

We will be participating in the
Great Day of Singing
on October 22nd

The Mennonite Centre Heritage Club presents…
In His Own Words: How Paul Penner Came to Canada

Just months before Paul Penner passed away in 2013, he was interviewed by a university student about his life in Chortitza, Russia, and his event-filled departure from that Mennonite town in 1941, with a sojourn in Poland and Germany before his arrival in Canada in 1948.  We will listen to the audio recording of his story and hear some excerpts from his memoir.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
10:30 am Craft Room
St. Clair O-Connor Residences
2701 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto