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MNO Weekly News - June 13, 2018

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**THIS WEEK** Cameroon Encounter 2019
Have you ever wanted to travel to Africa? Do you want to meet Lutherans in another part of the world? There will be an Information Meeting on Thursday, June 14, click here for more info. And, If interested, please email Pastor Tyler at tgingrich@elcic.ca

Hold in Prayer
Please pray for the family of Ruth Sander, widow of the late Reverend Alfred Sander, as they mourn her passing. Click here to read the obituary.

Governance Matters - Updating Congregational Constitutions and Administrative Bylaws
Looking to update or change your church constitution or administrative bylaws? Please note, that these changes must be ratified by MNO Synod Council. Before Synod Council can approve such changes, there are a number of steps by which a congregational council must take prior to sending the revised constitution to Synod Council for approval. These steps have been laid out for you in document “Constitutional Change Instructions” prepared by the Synod Governance Committee. Please see the PDF available on the synod website here.

Yours in Christ,
Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker
Secretary, MNO Synod Council
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


Office of Bishop Transition
Please click here to read the transition announcement on behalf of Synod Council.

Updates: Congregations and Rostered Leadership
Click here to read the updates.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
Prairie Fire is looking for musicians!
Are you, or someone you know, a musical person?
To apply and audition, contact Pastor Tyler at: tgingrich@elcic.ca
Click here for application form.


Youth Covenant
Please take a look, here, and respond and make use of this covenant!
CLAY 2018: "Threads"
August 15-19, 2018 at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON (see website)

BUS TRIP 2018
"Wherever We Go, We Are MNO!" Click here for more information!
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Around the Synod

**NEW** Concert - Uplift Your Soul
Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church
A Concert by: Amanda Adams-Fryatt ~ Soprano, Sheva Schwartz ~ Cello, and
Corey Francis ~ Piano.
$10/ticket, 12 & Under Free
For more information, click here.

**NEW** Lutheran Theological Seminary
Late Spring Newsletter featuring the Grad Class of 2018 along with details for our Spring Appeal. For your interest, click here.

100th Anniversary - Zion Fort Frances, Ontario
Sunday, June 24, worship at 10:30 a.m., BBQ lunch that follows. All welcome. Contact Chairperson June Caul, cauljune@hotmail.com, 1.807.274.2209 or Pastor Keffer, bkeffer@shaw.ca, 1.807.275.9256.





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: June 7, 24, 28; July 5, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29; September 6, 12, 16, 19, 20, 23, 29, 30.
The Urban is closed in August except for our Sunday worship service with a light lunch afterward. Please save August drop-off donations of groceries, etc. for September. For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, please contact rhonda@theurban.ca

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

**NEW** St. John's Congregation - 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). If you are interested please call Doris 204-334-0374.

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