MNO Weekly News - December 5, 2018

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MNO News

** MNO Advent Open House **
This afternoon at 935 Nesbitt Bay. (Wednesday, December 5, 3 to 6 p.m.)

**NEW** Christmas Services around MNO
Are you looking for a Christmas Service? To view a listing of Christmas Services please click here.

**NEW** Luther Village - Resignation of Executive Director
The Luther Village Board received the resignation of Executive Director Connor Trueman, who is currently on leave from her position at LV. Caroline Wintoniw will remain in the role of Acting Director until a permanent replacement is chosen.

We are grateful for Connor’s time serving the camp and the passion she continues to bring to the LV community. We wish Connor all the best in her future endeavours. May God bless Connor, Bishop Jason and Alexander in their new adventure together.
The Board of Trustees

**NEW** Luther Village - Giving Challenge
Our Giving Challenge is upon us and you can donate here. This year the Giving Challenge is focusing on our infrastructure and we have many urgent projects for the coming year. With the help of our community and you, we are able to be a vibrant Christian Community. Thank you for supporting Luther Village this year!
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** Winter Youth Retreat
Coming up in February 2019! Keep an eye out for registration information here.

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

**NEW** Anglican Diocese of Rupert's Land
Bishop Geoff Woodcroft's installation - January 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. - Cathedral Parish of St. John. Click here for more information.

Fundraising Concert - Faith Lutheran Church
January 19, 2019 - Johnny Cash/Elvis Tribute Concert, featuring Corny Rempel
Doors open at 7 p.m., rush seating.
$20 per ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Cathy at 204-253-1491 (ext. 20) or Trevor Hayden at 204-795-8771 or

CLWR's Gifts from the Heart
From CLWR: The Advent season is almost upon us! We’re so grateful for all of you who make generosity part of your December through the Gifts from the Heart catalogue. Due to ongoing strikes within Canada Post, delivery of the catalogues may be significantly delayed to many homes and churches in parts of the country. But you don’t need to wait to start picking the right gift for your loved ones! Click here to view CLWR's online catalogue. You can also call CLWR's office at 1-800-661-2597 to place an order. Thank you for choosing to share hope this Christmas!

Lutheran Theological Seminary
Advent Greetings from the students, staff, and faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary! We wish you a most wonderful Advent and Christmas season and thank you for your prayers and financial support. You have blessed us and supported us beyond what we could imagine. Articles, updates and information for the Lutheran Theological Seminary can be found here in the Advent Newsletter:

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.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Fall 2018 Urban Needs, see their website. REDESIGNED WEBSITE: Check out new photos and happenings at the Urban!!
Hope is Never Lost: Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes) click here..
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: 2018: December 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30. 2019: January 3, 6, 9, 17, 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, please contact

In Our Community

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

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 (ELCIC pastor in ABT Synod).

Employment Opportunities

**NEW** Luther Village - Executive Director
Applications for this opportunity are being accepted until December 8, 2018. Click here for full job posting and description.
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