MNO Weekly News - April 17, 2019

MNO Synod Office hours:
Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Easter is a promise
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**NEW** 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.

Holy Week Services in MNO
Click here for a listing of Holy Week services. Please contact the office to be included on this page.

Save The Date Seminary Event
Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Seminary President visiting Winnipeg. More information to follow.

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

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.

Happy Easter 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** Youth Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church. Click here for more details or Instagram.

2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.

Next Youth Service May 5 in Steinbach.

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

Around the Synod

Cambridge Coffeehouse
Fundraising Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Click here for more information.

Choir Gowns
Faith Lutheran Church has 25 Maroon coloured and 40 Blue coloured choir gowns to give away. Please contact Cathy at 204.253.1491, ext. 20, for more information.
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

In Our Community

Charleswood Art Group - Art Show and Sale
Friday, April 26 - 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, April 27 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Charleswood United Church. Free admission. For more info contact Jean Hunter at or the art group at

Employment Opportunities

Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon - Director of Communications and Development

Please click here for more information.
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