Sunday, September 3, 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.

Summer Worship Theme:     Bind Us Together

Sunday, September 3, 2017    Celebrating our Diversity
10:30 a.m. Worship Service     
Sermon                           Beyond and Before Diversity
Scripture                       Acts chapter 10 (and 9!)
Speaker                          Tim R.
Worship Leader        Sue S.
Song leader                  Sue S.
Piano                                Roger H.

Sunday, September 10, 2017   
10:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday school
11:00 a.m.  Worship Service    
Speaker                        Tim R.
Worship Leader      Robert J.
Song leader                Dalton J.
Piano                             Jessie Y.

 
Please note that starting September 10th, our worship service will commence at 11:00 a.m.

Call to worship

Leader:          In many languages, the people sing praises to the glory     of God.

People:        Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

Leader:        O Lord our God, how awesome are your works!

People:        Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

Leader:        God does not withhold God’s faithful love from us.

People:        Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

Leader:        God blesses all nations through Jesus the Christ.

People:        Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

Leader:       The Spirit of God weaves many threads into our tapestry.

People:       Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

Leader:       God, bind us together so we may love each other more fully!

People:       Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!

TRC Call to Prayer

Father God,

As we seek to educate our children, may we remember that they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).  May we remember that You have given people from all nations skills, talents, and interests.  We ask that the graduation rate among Aboriginal teens will increase and reflect a healthy percentage of those who enroll in education.  May we never think that low graduation rates are acceptable and are to be expected.  Help us have high expectation for all students.

We pray for expanded employment opportunities, and that employers will hire Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people without prejudice.  Give companies, both big and small, the heart to hire Aboriginal people who are qualified for the job.  We ask that You help our government develop strategies that close the education and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.   Amen                                          Context:   TRC Call to Action #7

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. (bowman3rebecca @ gmail.com)

Who’s in our House
 in September & October

 September 1 – 3                   First Hmong MC TOOLS group
September 9                            Men’s Breakfast
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

WIDER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Opportunity to Participate in Violence Reduction

Sarah T., Christian Peacemaker Teams Director from the Chicago office, is visiting Toronto in September with the purpose of finding Christians (and others) who would like to participate financially in the violence reduction work of CPT, in North America, including Canada, as well as in the several overseas locations where Christian Peacemaker Teams work.

For example Rachelle F., CPT Canada Coordinator and CPTers who live in Toronto have been working with others in the City to non-violently resist the growing Islamophobia and White Supremacy we are seeing on our streets. Sarah and Rachelle would like to meet with you if you have an interest in being a partner in the important work of violence reduction in a Christian context.

Please speak to Murray L. or contact Rachelle F. at rachellef @ cpt.org or tel. 647-339-0991

 

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

 

Toronto Mennonite Festival, Saturday, September 16

at Black Creek Pioneer Village1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON (near Steeles Ave. & Jane St.)

See  https://torontomennonitefestival.wordpress.com  &

https://www.facebook.com/Toronto-Mennonite-Festival-197295870290701/

Volunteer requests from Danforth Mennonite Church members:

Members of Danforth Mennonite Church have traditionally contributed to the fund raising for Mennonite Central Committee at the Toronto Mennonite Festival by preparing and selling ‘Sloppy Joe’ sandwiches during the day. Thank you to our past volunteers. We continue to require volunteers this year for the following contributions and tasks:

Volunteers are needed to pre-cook 5 pound batches of Sloppy Joes, freeze at home in freezer bags and then drop the frozen packages off to the church freezer the week prior to September 16. About 6 to 8 packages of ‘meat Sloppy Joe’s’ are needed plus 2 ‘meatless Sloppy Joe’ Please speak to Linda De. for the recipes and otherinstructions. 

  1. Volunteers – two – for 8 am to 10 am to help Mike & Linda set up.
  2. Volunteers are needed to staff the tent during the day, from 10 am to 3 pm. It is desirable to have three shifts of three people, but if some volunteers can stay all day then they can do more than one shift with breaks between. A couple of people are also required for take-down of the tent after 3 pm. An incentive for volunteers is that they get into the TMF free
  3. If you can arrange a ride, please do so. If you need a ride or can volunteer to drive some people, please contact Murray L.
  4. If you can help out in any of these ways, please speak, phone or email Murray L., and/or Mike and Linda De. A sign-up sheet will be available.
  5. Even if you are unable to volunteer, please consider attending and invite your friends to the Toronto Mennonite Festival. Net proceeds go to the good work of Mennonite Central Committee.

 

Water Ceremony

Honoring and Renewing our Relationship with Water
Saturday, September 30, 2017   6:00 p.m.
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Paris, Ontario

The invitation to this event is open to all who wish to celebrate Creator’s gift of Water, renew friendships and walk together. Take this opportunity to invite those in your circle to come along to the Grand River where we will raise awareness about the critical place Water holds in the circle of life.