MNO Weekly News - September 26, 2018

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**NEW** Consecration of Bishop Coadjutor, Geoffrey Woodcroft
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 @ 7 pm St. John’s Cathedral. Rostered ministers are invited to vest. Liturgical colour is red. Please click here for more information.

**NEW** Celebration of New Ministry
Bishop Elaine Sauer as Incumbent of the Parish of St. Chad. Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 3 pm at Kirkfield Park United Church, 472 Kirkfield St., Winnipeg. Rostered ministers may vest. Liturgical colour is green.

**NEW** Installation - Rev. Daren Gallivan
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2 pm at Trinity, Thalberg (Rural Beausejour).

Lay Academy
Pathways to Prayer with Dr. Faith Nostbakken, November 17 and 24 a course that is available online. Click here for more information. Wondering about the Lay Academy? Click here.

Accessibility Act (Manitoba)
The Province of Manitoba is requiring that non-profit organizations fulfill the Accessibility Standard in customer service by November 1, 2018. Please look into it for your local congregation. 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.

Join in ministry in MNO - funding available!
Engage your congregation in a project or process, and apply for support! For more information, click here.
Acts of the MNO - Do you have a creative idea for ministry/service in your area?
Mission Grants

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!
**Updated** Thanksgiving Retreat
October 5 to 8, 2018 at Calvary Temple Camp. Registration forms due this week! Click here for more information.

Post-CLAY Youth Event
Check out our Facebook Page for highlights. CLAY and Bus Trip video here.

2018 - 2019 Calendar
Mark your calendars for next year's MNO Youth Services and Retreats! Click here for more information.
CLAY 2018: "Threads"
Click here for photo highlights from the last week's gathering! Video clip here.

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

Around the Synod

**This weekend** Ride for Refuge
Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban) has joined the Ride for Refuge again this year! The ride/walk is on September 29, 2018. Looking forward to teams from congregations in support of the Urban! Click here for more information or here for the frequently asked questions page.

Luther Lecture - Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb
Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College at the University of Regina. Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb - "Faith in the Face of Empire: A Palestinian Christian Perspective." Click here for more information.

Human Trafficking: Canada's Secret Shame
Tuesday, October 2, 7pm at Abundant Life Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

Emerging Perspectives
Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God's Word in Community with Dr. Anna Carter Florence. Public Presentation October 2 at 7 p.m. and Workshop October 3 (registration required). Click here for more information.

"Shepherding of Souls"
Worship and keynote presentation on Sunday, October 7 at Zion Lutheran Church, Warroad, MN. Click here for more information.

Exploring Compassion, Accompanying Suffering
Sponsored by Manitoba Multifaith Council, this event (which requires registration) is happening Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30am-3:30pm. Click here for more information.
**NEW** Abundant Life Lutheran Church - Fall Supper
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Two Sittings:4:00 and 6:30 p.m. Advance Tickets required. Tickets available October 1st. Call: 204-661-8749 or click here.

**NEW** Lutheran Theological Seminary
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)
Please consider supporting the Urban by donating to a walker or bike rider on one of the Urban teams in the September 29th Ride for Refuge, click here.

Fall 2018 Urban Needs, see their website.
Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes): click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: October 7, 28, 31; November 1, 4, 18, 21, 25, 29; December 2, 12, 16, 19, 20, 23, 27, 30

For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, contact

In Our Community

World Parliament of Religion - Nov 1-7 in Toronto
Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings.
For more information click here.

Employment Opportunities

Full-time Chaplain (Permanent Full-Time)
LutherCare Communities is seeking a Chaplain (clergy or diaconal minister) with a heart for pastoral care to serve at Luther Special Care Home, our long-term care home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The mission of LutherCare Communities is to provide excellence in care, shelter, and support in a nurturing Christian environment for all entrusted to our care. For more information on this position, visit: Please submit resume by September 28, 2018 to: Renita Falkenstern, Director of Mission, LutherCare Communities, 1212 Osler Street, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0T9. Email:

St. John's Lutheran Church - Organist or Pianist Position
Looking for someone to play at worship services every 2nd Sunday. Rate of pay would be $70.00/service (two services per Sunday = $140). If you are interested please call Doris 204-334-0374.
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