MNO Weekly News - October 3, 2018

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Consecration of Bishop Coadjutor, Geoffrey Woodcroft
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 @ 7 pm St. John’s Cathedral. Rostered ministers are invited to vest. Liturgical colour is red. Please click here for more information.

Celebration of New Ministry
Bishop Elaine Sauer as Incumbent of the Parish of St. Chad. Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 3 pm at Kirkfield Park United Church, 472 Kirkfield St., Winnipeg. Rostered ministers may vest. Liturgical colour is green.

Installation - Rev. Daren Gallivan
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2 pm at Trinity, Thalberg (Rural Beausejour).

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

Accessibility Act (Manitoba)
The Province of Manitoba is requiring that non-profit organizations fulfill the Accessibility Standard in customer service by November 1, 2018. Please look into it for your local congregation. Click here for more information.

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** Luther Village - URGENT Disaster Assistance for our Synod Camp
Help needed to recover from a terrible storm that has shut down Luther Village! Click here for more information. To make a donation click here. Please 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
**NEW** Mayoralty Candidate Forum
scheduled for October 9, 2018 CANCELLED. Click here for more information.

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!
**This Weekend** Thanksgiving Retreat
October 5 to 8, 2018 at Calvary Temple Camp. Click here for more information.

Post-CLAY Youth Event
Check out our Facebook Page for highlights. CLAY and Bus Trip video here.

2018 - 2019 Calendar
Mark your calendars for next year's MNO Youth Services and Retreats! Click here for more information.
CLAY 2018: "Threads"
Click here for photo highlights from the last week's gathering! Video clip here.

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

Around the Synod

**NEW** A Celebration of a New Ministry
Join the 6 congregations of the Interlake Regional Shared Ministry as they celebrate the beginning of a new ministry on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 4th 2018 at Good Shepherd - Selkirk at 10:30AM. Bishop Jason Zinko will be preaching. There will be a potluck to follow. For more information email All are welcome!

"Shepherding of Souls"
Worship and keynote presentation on Sunday, October 7 at Zion Lutheran Church, Warroad, MN. Click here for more information.

Abundant Life Lutheran Church - Fall Supper
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Two Sittings:4:00 and 6:30 p.m. Advance Tickets required. Tickets available October 1st. Call: 204-661-8749 or click here.

Exploring Compassion, Accompanying Suffering
Sponsored by Manitoba Multifaith Council, this event (which requires registration) is happening Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30am-3:30pm. Click here for more information.
Lutheran Theological Seminary
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.
Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes): click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: October 7, 28, 31; November 1, 4, 18, 21, 25, 29; December 2, 12, 16, 19, 20, 23, 27, 30

For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, contact

In Our Community

World Parliament of Religion - Nov 1-7 in Toronto
Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings.
For more information click here.

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