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MNO Weekly News - December 11, 2019

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**TOMORROW**
Advent Open House
Thursday, December 12, 2019
2 to 6 p.m.
Click here for more details.

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.
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.

**Up-dated** 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

Luther Village Giving Challenge
The Giving Challenge 2019 has now been launched with the goal of $40,000 – which we can only reach with YOUR help! Yes, YOU! Please click here for more information.

**NEW** 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.
Trinity Food Pantry
Christmas Dinner, noon, December 14. The food pantry continues to operate out of Trinity Place on Flora. Hampers are provided to 45 households including about 150 clients. A full turkey dinner will be served and children 13 and under will receive a Christmas gift. Donations may be made to the Trinity Food Pantry with checks made out to Grace Lutheran Church.

**NEW** 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

No announcements at this time.

Employment Opportunities

None at this time.

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