MNO Weekly News - January 30, 2019

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**THIS SUNDAY** Installation - Rev. Rick Schulz
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Gimli Lutheran Church All are welcome! Rostered Ministers and Seminarians are invited to vest and process. Liturgical color is green. Please RSVP to

**NEW** Cameroon Appeal 2019
Our Synod has a long-standing relationship with the Lutheran church in Cameroon (EELC). This year we ask for your prayerful and financial support of our appeal. See our web page for more information and resources.

Anglican/Lutheran Residential Study Conference
Save the dates! June 9 to 12, 2019 at Wilderness Edge Conference Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba.
Note: The conference will begin on Sunday evening. Please check back here in the coming weeks for registration information.

Eco-Reformation Project
Take a look at recommended resources and blog-posts! Click here for more information.
Did you know that there is a "Season of Creation" that is encouraged in our church-year? There are resources available; click here for more info. Click here for ELCIC's page.

Prayer Concerns
Pastor Lynne Hutchison who had surgery last week.

Helen Gilbertson, spouse of Rev. Leon Gilbertson, who broke her hip last week and is recovering in hospital.

We ask God to be with Pastor Lynne and Helen during their recoveries.

Lay Academy
Pathways to Prayer - Part 2 with Dr. Faith Nostbakken, February 2 and 9, a course that is available online. Click here for more information. Wondering about the Lay Academy? Click here.

Luther Village - Giving Challenge Update - 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated towards the 2018 Giving Challenge this past year! We are glad to say we have surpassed our goal of $40,000 this year and in total received $43,000. We are very thankful and blessed for your ongoing support of Luther Village! Click here for more information.

Mission as Hope Appeal
Since this annual appeal began in 2009, it has allowed us to continue funding ongoing mission in our Synod, ministries like Luther Village, Lutheran Urban Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Programming and Cameroon visits.
Perhaps even more significantly, it has provided resources to do some new things in our Synod each year, which would have not been possible with the regular benevolence dollars.
Please find further information, including letter to congregations and bulletin inserts, here.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**It's here!** Winter Youth Retreat
February 8-10, 2019 in Gimli!
Theme: "We Are Not for Sale!"
Registration available here - due January 31!

2019 Calendar
Click here for more information about Youth Services.

Youth Covenant
Please take a look, here, and respond and make use of this covenant!

Around the Synod

Cambridge Coffeehouse Returns to St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran (corner of Cambridge and Corydon, Winnipeg). Free will donations welcomed for the evening’s designated cause: RAY – Resource Assistance for Youth, a local agency providing programming for homeless youth in Winnipeg. Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event page.

**NEW** Opportunity to join GSI Board of Directors
Group Services Inc. is looking for people interested in joining their Board of Directors. There are four positions with terms beginning in fall 2019. If you are interested, please complete the board form found here on our website and send via e-mail to Responses due early March. For more information visit the website.

In Our Community

CMU Scientist in Residence - Dr. Dennis R. Venema
February 4 to 6, 2019, click here for details of speaking engagements.

ReNew - Resourcing Pastors for Ministry
February 12-13, 2019 at Canadian Mennonite University. Click here for more information and registration. Registration fee increases after February 1, 2019.

Employment Opportunities

Luther Village is Looking for Staff for the 2019 Season!
If you love Luther Village, being outdoors and love working in an amazing community, we might just have the perfect job for you! Luther Village is looking for applicants in all areas for the upcoming season including program, kitchen/housekeeping, and maintenance! Application Deadline is February 28, 2019! For more information, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Luther Village - Executive Director
Applications for the position of Executive Director are being accepted. Click here for full job posting and description.

Refugee Rights Policy Analyst
Employment Opportunity with Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) in Ottawa, ON. Click here for more information.

Applications being accepted for KAIROS Blanket Exercise Regional Coordinator Manitoba/North Western Ontario (deadline Jan. 31). Click here for more details.

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