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MNO Weekly News - November 14, 2018

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**NEW** Prayer Concerns
We hold in prayer the Lorch family as they mourn the death of Rev. Ab Lorch. Rev. Lorch was a pastor in the Eastern Synod, and the father of Brian Lorch (member of St Mark's, and long-time synod council chair). Click here to view obituary.

We also hold in prayer the Hesje family as they mourn the death of Rev. Johan Hesje. Pastor Hesje served as pastor in Melville, Cabri, and Elbow, SK as well in Prince Rupert and Mission, BC. Click here to view obituary.

Lay Academy
Pathways to Prayer with Dr. Faith Nostbakken, November 17 and 24 a course that is available online. Registration closes November 15. Click here for more information.
Wondering about the Lay Academy? Click here.

**UPDATE** Accessibility Act (Manitoba)
To get up-to-date information from the Manitoba Government and to sign up for their newsletter click 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
**NEW** Advent Open House
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 3 to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.

**UPDATE** Luther Village - Disaster Assistance for our Synod Camp
Click here for the latest update (good news!). Help still needed to recover from the storm in September 2018. To make a donation click here. Please continue to keep Luther Village in your prayers.

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.

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.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**NEW** Young Adult Pub Night
December 1, 2018, 6 to 9 p.m. at One Great City Brewing Company.
Are you a young adult, university or college student, or someone interested in or curious about church leadership? Great! Come and hang out at our Pub Night. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn a little more about what it is like to Be Challenged through studying theology as you prepare to serve the church either as a lay leader or pastor. First round and appies on us! Click here for more information, Facebook event here.

**NEW** Youth and Campus Service
December 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Click here for more details.

2018 - 2019 Calendar
Mark your calendars for MNO Youth Services and Retreats! Click here for more information.

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

Around the Synod

Luther Home - Fundraising Event
Wine Tasting event to be held at Holy Eucharist Parish Centre on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets are available at Luther Home for $20.00. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Advent Lunch - Retired Rostered Ministers, Church Workers and Spouses
December 4, 2018 at noon - Green Room, Maxime's Restaurant, 1131 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg. Order from the menu of the day and pay separately. Good handicap parking.
RSVP Pastor Don Engel at 204-663-5932 or pastordonengel@gmail.com

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Fall 2018 Urban Needs, see their website.
Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes): click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: 2018: November 18; December 2, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30. 2019: January 3, 6, 9, 17, 20, 24, 27, 30, 31; February 7, 13, 20, 21, 24, 28.
For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, contact rhonda@theurban.ca

Volunteer Mission Opportunity
In 2005 New Orleans and area were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Over the last 13 years, the Lutheran Men in Mission of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Steinbach have organized more than a dozen trips to help rebuild homes in that area. They are planning to return to New Orleans March 22-30, 2019 and invite volunteers to join them. Cost: $450/person. Travel is by bus, with a limit of 25 volunteers. For more information contact Ben Nickel, 204-371-5104, email bnickel@stacoop.com. Click here for more details.

Lutheran Theological Seminary
Fall Newsletter now available, click here.

Study Tour to Cameroon in the spring of 2019. It can be taken by audit or for course credit, please click here for more information.

In Our Community

Celebrated Canadian pianist to give concert at Canadian Mennonite University
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM - Laudamus Auditorium at CMU, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Jane Coop, one of Canada’s most respected and cherished pianists, will present an exciting program of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff on Canadian Mennonite University’s newly acquired Bösendorfer Imperial concert grand piano. For more information click here.

**NEW** Restorative Justice Week
Restorative Justice Week is November 18 to 25, 2018
Public event - "Four Stories of Restorative Justice," Friday November, 23, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg. For more information and to register click here or call 204-925-3410.

**NEW** Vocal Ensemble Nonet Donum at St. Boniface Cathedral
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. The vocal ensemble consists of nine talented young musicians. Nonet Donum is originally from Varazdin, Croatia and is currently on tour in Eastern Canada. Donations gratefully accepted for local charities - The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and St. Boniface Hospital Clothing Drive.

**NEW** Trinity Food Pantry
Operates out of Trinity Place on Flora Avenue. Monthly hampers are provided for 150 clients and a high protein lunch is served. The Annual Christmas Party will be December 15 at noon. A full turkey dinner will be served and each child 13 and under will receive a Christmas gift. Donations toward the gifts ($25) or the Christmas Dinner or the monthly hampers and lunches are greatly appreciated. Send donations to Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg MB R2K 0X3 For more information contact Don Engel 204-663-5932 or pastordonengel@gmail.com

**NEW** Prepare for Christmas with an email prayer, every day!
Add depth and meaning to your Advent and Christmas preparations by receiving a daily prayer by email. Click here to sign up or send an email with “subscribe” in the subject line to pastor.bru@mountolivet.ca (ELCIC pastor in ABT Synod).

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