MNO Weekly News - May 8, 2019

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**NEW** Cameroon Encounter 2019 Follow-up
Invite one of MNO's recent travelers to your congregation! There were four of us who went to Cameroon in March and April. We are ready to share our story! Please contact Pastor Tyler at or call 204.889.3760.

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.

Anglican/Lutheran Residential Study Conference
June 9 to 12, 2019 at Wilderness Edge Conference Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba. Registration deadline May 10, please click here.

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.

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.

Prayer Requests
Please pray for the family of Pastor Annemarie MacIntosh who are mourning the loss of her mother, Tamara Litschke, this week. Tamara was a long-time member at St. John's, Winnipeg. Funeral service Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. at Church of the Cross, Winnipeg.

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, Marie and Pastor Annemarie's family 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** MNO Bus Trip 2020
To leaders: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, we will gather to have a first meeting about the CLAY Bus Trip 2020. We want all interested people at this meeting! Not sure if you are going? Send a representative anyway! Questions? Contact Pastor Tyler at
2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.

Around the Synod

**NEW** Garage Sale
May 10, 4 - 7 p.m.; May 11, 9 am to 1 pm. Annual garage and sport card sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 637 Buckingham Road (corner of Eldridge St. & Buckingham Road). For more information call 204-832-4564.
**NEW** Ascension Day Festival
May 30, 2019 at 7 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 600 Cambridge Street
A celebration of worship music by local church choir and musicians. Click here for more information.

In Our Community

**NEW** Reconciliation in our Watershed: Winnipeg Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. A workshop to re-learn and re-vamp understandings of the environment through decolonizing our relationship with water.
Please register here. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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** CLAY is hiring!
Youth Summer Job Alert! The Anglican Church of Canada is hiring a National Youth Project Program Developer this summer. This position is 8 weeks long and open to youth (ages 15-30) across the country with interests in youth homelessness or other social justice issues and developing resources that focus on engaging youth. Please send your resume and request for the job posting to (Instagram post here.)

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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