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MNO Weekly News - May 1, 2019

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

Updated Call Process Manual
Click here for the recently updated manual, available on the "Resources" page of the Synod Website. Particularly of interest to congregations seeking a pastor.

Your Changing Seminary
Presentation by Rev. Dr. William Harrison, President.
Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

Emerging Perspectives on Ministry II
A continuing education opportunity for rostered ministers. May 7 and May 8. For more information, and to register, click here.

Anglican/Lutheran Residential Study Conference
June 9 to 12, 2019 at Wilderness Edge Conference Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba. Registration now open, please click
here.


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.

A Blessed Easter Season from MNO
Click here for a short message.

Prayer Requests
Pastor Leslie Poulin, who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.

Pastor Donna Smalley, who continues to recover at home. Click here for message from Pastor Donna.

Marie Kuhn, wife of Pastor Ken Kuhn, who has been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Click here for message from Pastor Ken.

Pastor Mark Tiefenbach, who is recovering from retina re-attachment surgery.

Please continue to keep Pastor Leslie, Pastor Donna, Pastor Mark and Marie in your prayers.



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.


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.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**NEW** This week!
Youth Service May 5 in Steinbach. Event page here.
2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.

Around the Synod

Fashion Show and Tea
Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Proceeds in support of the Spiritual Care Program at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home. Limited seating. Silent Auction. Tickets $20. Contact 204-254-4690.
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

In Our Community

**NEW** Opening Doors: Helping Ex-prisoners Find Community
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Workshop to help faith communities learn practical ways of supporting people who have returned to the community from prison. Sponsored by Manitoba Multifaith Council Justice Committee. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Accessibility Manitoba
To ensure employee safety, by May 1, 2020, all Manitoba employers with one or more employees must have a plan to ensure safety and accessibility. For more information, click here.

The Rise of Populism, Nationalism, and Hate
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest speaker Pulitzer prize winning journalist Bret Stephens of the New York Times. Click here for more information.

Be a Part of a National Church and Parish Survey
Flourishing Congregations Institute are inviting congregations to join in the survey to gather information for their congregation and for national statistics. Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunities

**NEW** Library Director - Saskatoon Theological Union (STU)
STU is composed of The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad (ESC), Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS), and St. Andrew’s College (SAC), with partner, Horizon College. Please click here for more information. Deadline: May 15, 2019.
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