MNO Weekly News - November 28, 2018

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Advent Open House
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
3 to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.

Accessibility Act (Manitoba)
To get up-to-date information from the Manitoba Government and to sign up for their newsletter click here.

Luther Village - Disaster Assistance for our Synod Camp
Click here for the latest update (good news!). Help still needed to recover from the storm in September 2018. To make a donation click here. Please continue to keep Luther Village in your prayers.
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.

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.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
Young Adult Pub Night
December 1, 2018, 6 to 9 p.m. at One Great City Brewing Company.
Are you a young adult, university or college student, or someone interested in or curious about church leadership? Great! Come and hang out at our Pub Night. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn a little more about what it is like to Be Challenged through studying theology as you prepare to serve the church either as a lay leader or pastor. First round and appies on us! Click here for more information, Facebook event here.

Youth and Campus Service
December 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Click here for more details.

2018 - 2019 Calendar
Mark your calendars for MNO Youth Services and Retreats! Click here for more information.

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

Around the Synod

**NEW** Fundraising Concert - Faith Lutheran Church
January 19, 2019 - Johnny Cash/Elvis Tribute Concert, featuring Corny Remple

Doors open at 7 p.m., rush seating.
$20 per ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Cathy at 204-253-1491 (ext. 20) or Trevor Hayden at 204-795-8771 or

Advent Lunch - Retired Rostered Ministers, Church Workers and Spouses
December 4, 2018 at noon - Green Room, Maxime's Restaurant, 1131 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg. Order from the menu of the day and pay separately. Good handicap parking.
RSVP Pastor Don Engel at 204-663-5932 or

CLWR's Gifts from the Heart
From CLWR: The Advent season is almost upon us! We’re so grateful for all of you who make generosity part of your December through the Gifts from the Heart catalogue. Due to ongoing strikes within Canada Post, delivery of the catalogues may be significantly delayed to many homes and churches in parts of the country. But you don’t need to wait to start picking the right gift for your loved ones! Click here to view CLWR's online catalogue. You can also call CLWR's office at 1-800-661-2597 to place an order. Thank you for choosing to share hope this Christmas!

Lutheran Theological Seminary
**NEW** Advent Greetings from the students, staff, and faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary! We wish you a most wonderful Advent and Christmas season and thank you for your prayers and financial support. You have blessed us and supported us beyond what we could imagine. Articles, updates and information for the Lutheran Theological Seminary can be found here in the Advent Newsletter:

Study Tour to Cameroon in the spring of 2019. It can be taken by audit or for course credit, please click here for more information.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Fall 2018 Urban Needs, see their website. REDESIGNED WEBSITE: Check out new photos and happenings at the Urban!!
Hope is Never Lost: Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes) click here..
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: 2018: December 2, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30. 2019: January 3, 6, 9, 17, 24, 27, 30, 31; February 7, 13, 20, 21, 24, 28.
For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, please contact

In Our Community

Panel on poverty including keynote by Full Communion partner Bishop Jane Alexander, co-chair End Poverty Edmonton. Thursday November 29, 2018 7 to 9 p.m.
The Power Corporation Atrium, University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, 599 Portage Ave. Click here for more information and registration.

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

Trinity Food Pantry
Operates out of Trinity Place on Flora Avenue. Monthly hampers are provided for 150 clients and a high protein lunch is served. The Annual Christmas Party will be December 15 at noon. A full turkey dinner will be served and each child 13 and under will receive a Christmas gift. Donations toward the gifts ($25) or the Christmas Dinner or the monthly hampers and lunches are greatly appreciated. Send donations to Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg MB R2K 0X3 For more information contact Don Engel 204-663-5932 or

Prepare for Christmas with an email prayer, every day!
Add depth and meaning to your Advent and Christmas preparations by receiving a daily prayer by email. Click here to sign up or send an email with “subscribe” in the subject line to (ELCIC pastor in ABT Synod).

Employment Opportunities

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