MNO Weekly News - October 17, 2018

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**Prayers** Immanuel Lutheran Church, Baldur, Manitoba

Please keep Immanuel Congregation in your prayers, as they close and move out of their congregational home on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Special Notice - Lutheran Theological Seminary
Please read this letter from our four western bishops about Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon. No action is being taken at this time, and this letter is for information purposes.

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
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
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** Monthly Youth Services
Will resume on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Gimli, MB. Note that service is at 4:30 p.m. with supper to follow. See web page for monthly service locations.

Thanksgiving Retreat Went Well!
Group photo 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** Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee (FOD) - Public Ministry
Responses to this ELCIC study are due October 26, 2018. Click here for more information.

**REMINDER** ELCIC Bulletin Covers
It is time to order your 2018-2019 Canadian Bulletin Series (series begins on December 2, 2018). Deadline for orders is on October 19. Click here to go to ELCIC JotForm to place order.

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.

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!

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.
**NEW ** 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 Click here for more details.

Lutheran Theological Seminary
**NEW** 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.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
**NEW** 2018 AGM Lutheran Urban Ministry Corp., 4:30 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Lower Level, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington St.
Fall 2018 Urban Needs, see their website.
Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes): click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: October 28, 31; November 1, 4, 18, 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

**REMINDER** Don't forget to vote!
Election day is October 24. Advance polls are now open in Winnipeg. Click here for information about candidates.

**NEW ** Regenerating Places of Faith - A Workshop for Winnipeg Communities
Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave, Winnipeg
Optional Building Audit session, Friday, November 2, 1:00 – 3:30 PM
For more information click here.

Employment Opportunities

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