MNO Weekly News - January 23, 2019

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**THIS SUNDAY** Installation - Rev. Erik Parker
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park Lutheran Church, 7 Tudor Crescent, Wpg. All are welcome! Rostered Ministers and Seminarians are invited to vest and process. Nut free potluck to follow. Click here for invitation.

**NEW** Installation - Rev. Rick Schulz
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Gimli Lutheran Church All are welcome! Rostered Ministers and Seminarians are invited to vest and process. Liturgical color is green. Please RSVP to

Anglican/Lutheran Residential Study Conference
Save the dates! June 9 to 12, 2019 at Wilderness Edge Conference Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba.
Note: The conference will begin on Sunday evening. Please check back here in the coming weeks for registration information.

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.

Prayer Concerns
Pastor Lynne Hutchison who had surgery last week.

Helen Gilbertson, spouse of Rev. Leon Gilbertson, who broke her hip last week and is recovering in hospital.

We ask God to be with Pastor Lynne and Helen during their recoveries.

**NEW** Lay Academy
Pathways to Prayer - Part 2 with Dr. Faith Nostbakken, February 2 and 9, a course that is available online. Click here for more information. Wondering about the Lay Academy? Click here.

**NEW** Luther Village - Giving Challenge Update - 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated towards the 2018 Giving Challenge this past year! We are glad to say we have surpassed our goal of $40,000 this year and in total received $43,000. We are very thankful and blessed for your ongoing support of Luther Village! Click here for more information.

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.

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**It's here!** Winter Youth Retreat
February 8-10, 2019 in Gimli!
Theme: "We Are Not for Sale!"
Registration now available here!

2019 Calendar
Click here for more information about Youth Services.

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

Around the Synod

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity
Pinawa Lutheran Church, special service, Thursday, January 24, at 2 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Cambridge Coffeehouse Returns to St. Mark’s on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran (corner of Cambridge and Corydon, Winnipeg). Free will donations welcomed for the evening’s designated cause: RAY – Resource Assistance for Youth, a local agency providing programming for homeless youth in Winnipeg. Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event page.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Urban Needs, see their website.
REDESIGNED WEBSITE: Check out new photos, happenings at the Urban and the current monthly newsletter!!
Hope is Never Lost: Lutheran Urban Ministry Short Documentary Film (12 minutes) click here..
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: January 27, 30; February 3, 7, 13, 20, 21; March 3, 7, 24, 28, 31; April 4, 7, 10, 20, 21, 25.
For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, please contact

In Our Community

**NEW** CMU Scientist in Residence - Dr. Dennis R. Venema
February 4 to 6, 2019, click here for details of speaking engagements.

Trinity Food Pantry
Thank you to all who supported the ministry and mission this past year and particularly this last Christmas. The Trinity Food Pantry is in need of infant's, children's and men's clothing. Contact Don Engel at

Lutherans Connect
New Epiphany Devotional Series - click here.

ReNew - Resourcing Pastors for Ministry
February 12-13, 2019 at Canadian Mennonite University
Click here for more information and registration.

Employment Opportunities

**NEW** Luther Village is Looking for Staff for the 2019 Season!
If you love Luther Village, being outdoors and love working in an amazing community, we might just have the perfect job for you! Luther Village is looking for applicants in all areas for the upcoming season including program, kitchen/housekeeping, and maintenance! Application Deadline is February 28, 2019! For more information, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

**NEW** Luther Village - Executive Director
Applications for the position of Executive Director are being accepted. Click here for full job posting and description.

**NEW** Refugee Rights Policy Analyst
Employment Opportunity with Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) in Ottawa, ON. Click here for more information.

Applications being accepted for KAIROS Blanket Exercise Regional Coordinator Manitoba/North Western Ontario (deadline Jan. 31). Click here for more details.

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