MNO Weekly News - May 9, 2018

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Synod Convention 2018
**NEW** For convention highlights click here.

**NEW** Some have asked about the Affirmation of Faith used in closing worship at synod convention on April 28. ‘I believe it is a matter of faith...’ can be found on p.91 in ‘Shaping Sanctuary,’ edited by Kelly Turney.

Thank you to the volunteers, delegates, visitors and organizations for a successful convention! In particular, we lift up the gifts of Grace Lutheran Church for their hospitality and warmth!

We are also grateful to Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker for the excellent convention coordination!

We celebrate the election of Rev. Jason Zinko as new Bishop!

Bishop's Table Talk for Rostered Ministers
May 15, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the MNO Synod Office. The discussed topic is Identifying the Gifts for Candidacy. Bring your bagged lunch!

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.
Cameroon Encounter 2019
Have you ever wanted to travel to Africa? Do you want to meet Lutherans in another part of the world? MNO is seeking participants to join in a trip to Cameroon to build relationship with our companion synod. Proposed travel dates will be in February or March, 2019. Click here for more information. If interested, please email Pastor Tyler at by May 15. An information meeting will follow.

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 - see their website. People with responsibility for church buildings and property are encouraged to attend a seminar on the evening of May 9, 2018 in Winnipeg. Click here for more information and registration.

Join in ministry in MNO - funding available!
Engage your congregation in a project or process, and apply for support! For more information, click here.
Compassionate Justice Initiatives -
deadline for applications: May 15, 2018
Acts of the MNO -
Do you have a creative idea for ministry/service in your area?

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**NEW** Boundary Avenue Production
Sunday, May 24, at 4 pm, at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the U of W. It will be followed by a talk back with the creators and Razak and Seidu. For more information about the production click here.
This play is supported by the MNO Synod and we want all synod members to have access to this production. Tickets are $15 for youth, with $5 of every ticket going directly to Razak and Seidu for the rehabilitation and integration into our community. Tickets can be purchased here. If this price is out of reach for you, please contact Andraea Sartison to see if a group discount can be arranged.

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

Prairie Fire is looking for musicians!
Are you, or someone you know, a musical person?
To apply and audition, contact Pastor Tyler at:
Click here for application form.

A bursary is available to go towards a youth from MNO attending the ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference in July in Victoria (see here for information on the conference) - note that registration fees go up on May 15, 2018 (Note: date has been extended from May 1). Contact Pastor Tyler if interested in attending!

CLAY 2018: "Threads"
August 15-19, 2018 at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON (see website)
Registration is open!
Note that the cost goes up from $595/participant to $635/participant on May 15 (Note: date has been extended from May 1).

"Wherever We Go, We Are MNO!" Click here for more information!

Around the Synod

**This week** Ascension Day Festival - May 10
St Mark's Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, is hosting this musical event on Thursday, May 10, at 7pm. Everyone welcome! For more information, click here.

Gloria Dei Annual Sale and BBQ - Rescheduled
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 637 Buckingham Road, Winnipeg annual Garage Sale, Sport Card Sale and BBQ & Bake Sale has been rescheduled to May 11 and 12. Phone: 204-832-4564, email:

**NEW** Fundraising Concert for Refugee Camp in Jordan
Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (click here for website). Tickets are $10 at the door. Peace Oasis Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan receives support from CLWR.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Spring 2018 Urban Needs, see their website.
A 12-minute documentary about The Urban is available online, click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: May 24, 27, 30, 31; June 3, 7, 13, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28; July 5, 11, 15, 18, 19, 22, 29.. For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, please contact Rhonda:

ELCIC - Faith Order and Doctrine
In May 2015, the ELCIC's National Church Council (NCC) directed the Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee (FOD) to study orders of ministry with particular attention to diakonia and Diaconal Ministry. FOD surveyed recent and historic literature, consulted ELCIC scholars, spent a day with our diaconal ministers, and in 2016 released a study guide entitled To Love Our Neighbour as Ourselves: A Study of Orders of Ministry in the ELCIC. Since then, FOD has considered responses and has now produced a paper which builds upon its earlier work. It is called Public Ministry in the ELCIC - A Preliminary Draft will be available on their website.

In Our Community

ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference
A learning opportunity for rostered ministers and lay leaders! Learn about and engage in creative forms of worship! July 16-19, 2018, in Victoria, BC.
A bursary is available to go towards a youth from MNO attending the ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference in July in Victoria (see here for information on the conference) - note that registration fees go up on May 1st. Contact Pastor Tyler if interested in attending!

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.

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