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MNO Weekly News - December 18, 2019

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We wish you a Merry Christmas from everyone at the MNO Synod office. Click here for message from Bishop Jason.




Cameroon Appeal 2019
Our Synod has a long-standing relationship with the Lutheran church in Cameroon (EELC). This year we ask for your prayerful and financial support of our appeal. See our web page for more information and resources.

Canada Lutheran Editor
Rev. David Lowe is our new editor for the MNO Synod section of the Canada Lutheran. He can be reached at mnoeditor@elcic.ca

Acts of the MNO
Does your congregation have a creative idea for serving the community and connecting with new partners? Click here for some ideas that other communities have engaged. Click here to apply for an Acts of the MNO grant.
Please be advised the MNO Weekly News may not be sent as regularly. MNO Synod will make every effort to communicate with our congregations and members as we balance the workload with a reduced staff.
Thank you for your understanding.

Compensation Guidelines
The section regarding pulpit supply in the MNO Synod Compensation Guidelines for Rostered Ministers has been clarified. Click here for the latest guidelines.

ELCIC Mutual Ministry Guide
Click here for the new guide, a resource for congregations and faith communities.

Eco-Reformation Project
Click here to read the latest update - How to talk about climate change. Click here for Eco-Reformation page and to take a look at recommended resources and Pastor Dave's recent blog-post!

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.
U of W Campus Ministry
Anglicans, Uniteds and Lutherans are working together as "Peace Seekers - U of W" - if you're on campus, join in!

Around the Synod

**NEW** Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
Special ecumenical service on Sunday, January 19, 7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Lutheran Theological Seminary
Together and Distinct: The Future of the Saskatoon Theological Union. Click here to read the recent news about the future of LTS.

**NEW** 2020 LTS Study Conference
April 28 to 30, 2020. Click here for more information.
Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
To make a donation and to see a list of other items required, click here.
Available meal team dates, click here.
For more information please contact rhonda@theurban.ca

Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Worship for Small Assemblies - Advent and Christmas
A series of worship outlines for Advent and Christmas. These outlines have been prepared by Rev. Erik Parker and can be found here.

Companion of the Worship Arts
An honour conferred in recognition of significant contribution at the national level, as well as the synod and congregational levels, to the worship life of the ELCIC. Nominations accepted until January 15, 2020. Click here for more information and nomination process.

In Our Community

**NEW** ReNew - Resourcing Pastors for Ministry
February 11-12, 2020 at Canadian Mennonite University. Click here for more information and registration

Employment Opportunities

**NEW** St. Mark's Lutheran Church - Part-time Custodian
Seeking a part-time custodian for general cleaning of the church interior and seasonal outside work including lawn care and clearance of sidewalks and entrance ways of snow. For more information about the position and how to apply, download our position information sheet.

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