MNO Weekly News - May 22, 2019

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*TONIGHT* Your Changing Seminary
Presentation by Rev. Dr. William Harrison, President. Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

Cameroon Encounter 2019 Follow-up
Invite one of MNO's recent travelers to your congregation! There were four of us who went to Cameroon in March and April. We are ready to share our story! Please contact Pastor Tyler at or call 204.889.3760.

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.

ELCIC Mutual Ministry Guide
Click here for the new guide, a resource for congregations and faith communities.

Acts of the MNO
Does your congregation have a creative idea for serving the community and connecting with new partners? Click here for some ideas that other communities have engaged. Click here to apply for an Acts of the MNO grant.
Prayer Requests
Pastor Leslie Poulin who has completed cancer treatment. She has sent a note of thanks to everyone for your prayers and support.

Marie Kuhn, wife of Pastor Ken Kuhn, who has been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

For the family of Rev. Erwin Tippel who died April 19. Pastor Erwin served congregations in Saskatchewan, as well as Moosehorn and Ashern, MB.

For the family of Rev. Randy Rehbein who died on May 15. Pastor Randy served at St. Luke's/Zion in Winnipeg before moving East.

For the family of Rev. Dale Berg, who died on May 21. Pastor Dale served congregations in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Selkirk.

Bethesda Lutheran as they move out of their building in Kenora and have begun a new shared ministry with St. Alban's Cathedral.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
MNO Bus Trip 2020
To leaders: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, we will gather to have a first meeting about the CLAY Bus Trip 2020. We want all interested people at this meeting! Not sure if you are going? Send a representative anyway! Questions? Contact Pastor Tyler at
**NEW** Youth Led - Global Climate Change Emergency Rally
Friday, May 24 - starting at the Legislature at 12 noon and marching to City Hall - ending at 1:30.

2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.

Around the Synod

Ascension Day Festival
May 30, 2019 at 7 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge Street
A celebration of worship music by local church choir and musicians. Click here for more information.

**NEW** A Learning Journey - Moving Beyond Words
June 3 to June 27 - During Rupert’s Land Indigenous Awareness Month, the Parish of St James Anglican Church, the Church of St Stephen and St Bede, and Epiphany Indigenous Anglican Church invite you to attend a series of events for reconciliation and exploring. Click here for more information.

Yard, Bake and Plant Sale
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Thunder Bay, ON - Saturday, June 1 - 8:30 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to support the ministries of Our Saviour's.

**NEW** World Refugee Day
CLWR invites your congregation to join us in remembering the 65 million people who have been forced to flee their homes. CLWR is hosting Forced to Flee, a group simulation exploring what it would be like to have to flee home, at Faith Lutheran in Winnipeg on June 20, 6:30 pm. Free event with limited spaces available, click here for registration. Or, host the simulation yourself – Carla will have resources available at the Pastor’s Study Conference.

In Our Community

**NEW** Nanay: A Testimonial Play
Monologues about the human costs borne by female Live-in Caretakers in Canada. Presented by Migrante Manitoba & Migrant Worker Solidarity Network. May 31, 2019, 7:00 P.M. at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Colin Jackson Studio, 3rd Floor Portage Place Mall (part of PTE Festival of New Works). Free admission. Click here for Facebook Page.

**NEW** #Church Too
A conference responding to sexual misconduct in the church. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at Canadian Mennonite University. Click here for more information and registration.

Accessibility Manitoba
To ensure employee safety, by May 1, 2020, all Manitoba employers with one or more employees must have a plan to ensure safety and accessibility. For more information, click here.

Be a Part of a National Church and Parish Survey
Flourishing Congregations Institute are inviting congregations to join in the survey to gather information for their congregation and for national statistics. Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Luther Home - Spiritual Care Student Position
Summer student term position, May 20 2019 to September 13, 2019. Applicants must between 18 and 30 years of age. Click here for more information.

CLAY is hiring!
Youth Summer Job Alert! The Anglican Church of Canada is hiring a National Youth Project Program Developer this summer. This position is 8 weeks long and open to youth (ages 15-30) across the country with interests in youth homelessness or other social justice issues and developing resources that focus on engaging youth. Please send your resume and request for the job posting to (Instagram post here.)

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