Sunday, September 10, 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, September 10, 2017
10:00 a.m.                 Adult Sunday school Hymn Sing
11:00 a.m.                 Worship Service
Sermon                       Praise of Childlikeness
Scripture                   Matthew 18:1 – 9, Proverbs 1:1-7
Speaker                      Tim R.
Worship Leader    Robert J.
Song leader             Dalton J.
Piano                           Jessie Y.
Media                          Roger H.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.                Adult Sunday school
11:00 a.m.                Worship Service
   Theatre of the Beat
Worship Leader   Ben W.
Piano                          Bonnie W.
Media                         Murray L.

Please note that starting this Sunday (Sept. 10th),
our worship service will commence at 11:00 a.m.

Oct. 1st World Communion Sunday and
Communion Service at Danforth.

Call to Worship

Psalm 19

Leader:      The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

People:      Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

Leader:      They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

People:      Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

Leader:      It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

People:      It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Leader:      The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

People:      The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Leader:      The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.

People:      They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Leader:      By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

People:      But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

Leader:      Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

All:              May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,
As students take courses related to Aboriginal health issues, the history and legacy of residential schools, and look at treaties, Aboriginal rights, teachings, and practices, we ask that they will have a deep respect and love for Aboriginal peoples.

We ask that the courses will be developed in a way that will truly help the students become healthcare workers, who demonstrate cultural sensitivity, resolve conflict, and uphold human rights and dignities. May it be an opportunity where Aboriginal students can share their culture and experiences with their classmates so that mutual respect and collegiality will develop. Amen
Context: TRC Call to Action #24

Adult Sunday School
Schedule for September

September 10 Hymn Sing

September 17 Postmodernism – the attack on the rationality and the notion of universal truths (especially the Judeo – Christian religion).

September 24 Social Construction of Science – related to postmodernism, but an attack on science and the idea that science is a rational description of reality.

DANFORTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Jesus Said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" Matthew 19:14

The Christian Education Committee is looking for Sunday school teachers. With the growing number of children attending Danforth we are hoping to run 3 classes this year. We need teachers to help out with the Wee Wonder (Preschool), the Primary class (K-3) and our Multiage class (Gr3 & up). We would like to have a good rotation of teachers so that it’s not a weekly commitment. Please contact Becky B. by email if you are interested in teaching. (bowman 3 rebecca @ gmail.com)

Who’s in our House
in September & October

September 11, 27 A-Way
September 12, 19, 26 William Graham Singers
September 13 COSA training
October 3,10,17,24,31 William Graham Singers
October 14 Men’s breakfast

 

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.

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

A Public KAIROS Blanket Exercise, (similar to the one we had at DMC on June 25) will be held at East Lynn Park (just west of Woodbine Ave. on the south side of Danforth Ave.) on Wednesday, September 13 starting at 5:30 pm. It is sponsored by local MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MPP Arthur Potts and Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. A member of Mr. Erskine-Smith’s staff attended our Blanket Exercise and whole heartedly recommended it to Mr. Erskine-Smith. We are welcome to attend this important event.

Housing needed:

Salmon D., a member of our sponsored family from Eritrea is looking for shared accommodation along the Danforth/Bloor Subway line. Salmon is 17 years old and is in Grade 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School (near Greenwood Station). He works part time in a downtown restaurant and is quite independent. Housing could be within your home or in a basement apartment. If you are interested, please contact Barry J. at 416-564-9077 or Barry.brj@gmail.com

Berhanu W., a member of Freedom Gospel Church (which meets at DMC) is in need of rental accommodation for himself and his family. His wife and three daughters are arriving from Ethiopia this month. He is looking for an ‘inexpensive’ apartment in Scarborough that would still be a reasonable distance from Freedom Gospel Church. He is also in need of basic furniture and household items. If you know of an available apartment for this family and of furniture and household items please contact Murray L. of Outreach & Services.

 

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

 

Sunday, October 1, 10:30 am
at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church

You are invited to join the Rouge Valley congregation in a farewell service for Pastor Pieter Niemeyer as we celebrate his 17 years of ministry with our church, and leadership involvement in the area Mennonite community. Potluck lunch to follow.

 

Please pray for CMU students

Hundreds of students from across Canada and around the world will descend onto the CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) campus to begin another term of academic studies. Pray that their learning and interaction will inspire and equip them for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

We have invited Cheryl Pauls, President of CMU to be our guest speaker on Sunday, October 29th.

 

Heritage Club

Wednesday eveningSeptember 20th:
Jeremy Bergen and Doreen Martens will share their experiences in walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain.

Monday morning, October 2nd:
This will be an audiotape presentation of an interview with the late Paul Penner regarding his life story in Russia, Germany and Canada.