Sunday, October 15, 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 15, 2017        
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school led by James F.       
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Sermon                         Not Even Solomon
Scripture                      Matthew 6:26-34
Speaker                        John E.
Worship Leader       Dalton J.
Song Leader               Ed F.
Piano                              Bonnie W.
Media                            Murray L.

Sunday, October 22, 2017         Great Day of Singing
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school         
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Scripture                       Psalm 96
Worship Leader        Linda DeH.
Song Leader                various
Piano                               various
Media                              Don B.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

We pray that all levels of government will creatively and compassionately implement community sanctions that will allow for the goal of restoration to occur.  We ask that Aboriginal communities will be strengthened in order to prevent such a high rate of imprisonment and that those who are imprisoned will have opportunity to experience programs focused on restorative justice.  We ask for humility in the decision-makers, so that they will be willing to view justice from another perspective and recognize that Aboriginal cultures have important contributions to make in this conversation.  Ultimately, Lord, we ask that justice in our penal system will reflect Your heart.   Amen

Context:   TRC Call to Action #31

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Pastor Tim will be in Winnipeg from
October 11 – 19. 

Pastor Tim Reimer is in Winnipeg this week, as Danforth’s delegate at the Special Assembly of Mennonite Church Canada.  He is also at meetings for the Board of Directors of Canadian Mennonite magazine.  If you have matters of pastoral concern, please contact a member of the Caring Team, whose contact info can be found above.

 

Women’s Group
Our first meeting will be at Wilda’s home
on October 16 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday School Schedule

Children’s
Oct. 15  Noah and God’s Promise

Adult
Oct. 15 Old Testament Ten Commandments
and the Beauty of the New Testament

Everyone is welcome

Let’s Walk the Talk of Reconciliation with Bill C-262

As part of Mennonite Church Canada’s support of Truth and Reconciliation activities such as the 'Walk for Indigenous Rights' in April/May, they have sent postcards for us to sign and mail to our MP’s to promote passage of Private Member’s Bill C-262. This bill calls on the Government of Canada to harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Canada has adopted UNDRIP but it is not yet law. This bill comes up for Second Reading in the House of Commons later this month. DMC Outreach and Services Committee and Church Council have approved the individual signing and sending of these postcards to our MP’s with messages of support for Bill C-262.

There will be a table set up in the lower lobby this morning with postcards and suggested messages to send to your MP. (It will be possible for us to look up your MP’s name from your postal code). Signed postcards can be left at the table and will be mailed.
 Murray L. for Outreach & Services Committee

Who’s in our House
 in October & November

October 17,24,31                 William Graham Singers
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)

 

Who We Support

In November/December Church Council will be reviewing the financial support in our budget for charities and organizations beyond our congregation. Currently our core support is for St. Clair O’Connor Community and Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada but we also support Mennonite Central Committee, New Life Centre, Lazarus Rising, Willowgrove, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. Council is inviting input from the congregation in this process. Is there a charity or organization that reflects our values and identity that you feel our church should support financially? Please contact a council member by the end of October with your suggestion. They are Tim R., Mary Jane G., Donna A., Roger H. and Don B.

 

Treasurer’s Report: $8,638 was received in offerings in September. $8,216 is needed each month to meet our budget. Our operating deficit to the end of September is $5,339.

Special Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Lunch.
 Sunday, Oct22nd, immediately following worship

This could be for you!  If you are on the Christian Ed Committee, we hope you can make it.  If you have volunteered to teach Sunday School, we hope you can make it.  If you would like to help in some small way, once a month or more, then this is definitely for you!  We'll have lunch together, but we will also go over the teaching schedule, so we all know what Sunday we are on to teach, we'll show everyone the lesson materials that we will be using, and where they are stored, we'll explain how we want to have great faith formation times for each child in the church, and even inspire new kids to come, to make it fun and inspiring.  And we'll encourage one another to follow through on each little commitment that we can offer, every little gift is so important.  Thanks for coming to this lunch!  May the God of Light make all our little "gardens" grow full of delightful learning!  See you there!
 This lunch is planned by Becky B., Christian Ed Chair, and Tim R., Pastor.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fraser Lake Camp Fundraiser – Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious desserts in support of repairing our climbing wall. November 4, 7-9 pm at Breslau Mennonite Church. All ages welcome, by donation. Please contact Kristen B. to RSVP and for details kberg@fraserlakecamp.com

Pray-In for Action on Poverty

Join people of diverse faiths outside Mayor John Tory’s office at Toronto City Hall at 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 17 as we pray for action on poverty. Join us for an interfaith prayer and consider signing up for an hour of prayer later in the day.  Let’s mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by giving thanks and asking respectfully for Mayor and Council to fund their poverty reduction strategy in the 2018 City Budget.  We will maintain an ongoing prayerful presence until midnight. For more information: contact Brian at
bgonsalves@socialplanningtoronto.org
Sponsored by Faith In the City & DMC Outreach and Services Committee

 MCC Peace Conference

Saturday, Nov. 11,
9 am-4:00 pm,
Cornerstone Christian
Community Church
9680 Ninth Line, Markham

Learn how MCC is working for peace and justice around the world at our annual Peace Conference (formerly Fall Conference) with special guests from Palestine and Israel. To register or for more info call 519-745-8458 or go to mcco.ca/peace-conference