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MNO Weekly News - October 31, 2018

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Synod Council Meeting
MNO Synod Council will be meeting all day on Friday, November 9, 2018.


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.


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
Luther Village - URGENT Disaster Assistance for our Synod Camp
Help needed to recover from a terrible storm that has shut down Luther Village! Click here for more information. To make a donation click here. Please 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!
Monthly Youth Services
Will resume on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Gimli, MB. Note that service is at 4:30 p.m. with supper to follow. See web page for monthly service locations.

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

A Celebration of a New Ministry
Join the 6 congregations of the Interlake Regional Shared Ministry as they celebrate the beginning of a new ministry on All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Good Shepherd - Selkirk at 10:30 am. Bishop Jason Zinko will be preaching. There will be a potluck to follow. For more information email PastorParker@icloud.com All are welcome!

Annual Bishop's Fundraising Dinner, Diocese of Rupert's Land
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at
6 pm at the Norwood Hotel. Click here for more details.

Farewell Gathering for Bishop Don Phillips, Diocese of Rupert's Land
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2 pm at St. John’s Cathedral. A brief service followed by a ‘dessert party’ reception, along with presentations and ‘fun’, will follow at 2:45 pm in the John West Hall. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Cambridge Coffeehouse Returns to St. Mark’s
St. Mark’s Lutheran (600 Cambridge St, Winnipeg) is hosting another in its series of Cambridge Coffeehouses on Saturday, November 10. Marvelous evening of pop/folk music performed by local artists gets underway at 7:30 PM. Free admission. Complimentary fair trade coffee and sweet treats. Free will donations welcomed in support of the evening’s designated cause: Canadian Foodgrains Bank. For more information click here.

Luther Home - Fundraising Event
Wine Tasting event to be held at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets are available at Luther Home for $20.00. 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.

Volunteer Mission Opportunity
In 2005 New Orleans and area were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Over the last 13 years, the Lutheran Men in Mission of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Steinbach have organized more than a dozen trips to help rebuild homes in that area. They are planning to return to New Orleans March 22-30, 2019 and invite volunteers to join them. Cost: $450/person. Travel is by bus, with a limit of 25 volunteers. For more information contact Ben Nickel, 204-371-5104, email bnickel@stacoop.com. Click here for more details.

Lutheran Theological Seminary
Fall Newsletter now available, click here.

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.
Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes): click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open:
2018: November 4, 18; December 2, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30. 2019: January 3, 6, 9, 17, 20, 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, contact rhonda@theurban.ca

In Our Community

Regenerating Places of Faith - A Workshop for Winnipeg Communities
Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave, Winnipeg
Optional Building Audit session, Friday, November 2, 1:00 – 3:30 PM
For more information click here.


**NEW** Celebrated Canadian pianist to give concert at Canadian Mennonite University
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Laudamus Auditorium at CMU, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Jane Coop, one of Canada’s most respected and cherished pianists, will present an exciting program of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff on Canadian Mennonite University’s newly acquired Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano. For more information click here.

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