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MNO Weekly News - May 16, 2018

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**NEW** Office of Bishop Transition
Please click here to read the transition announcement on behalf of Synod Council.

**NEW** Updates: Congregations and Rostered Leadership
Click here to read the updates.

Synod Convention 2018
**NEW** Ever wonder what happens to any leftovers at a synod convention? Meal Manager, Karen Colquhoun shares with us: Some of The volunteers from Grace that worked for the convention are going to the Urban on May 16 and 17 to serve supper. We are taking 40 litres of soup made from leftover scalloped potatoes, dill, ham, corn, carrots adding some onions, celery, ham, pork broth and homemade chicken broth. We are making bologna sandwiches using the leftover buns. Also having the remaining ice cream and sauce for dessert. I will bake a few cakes to use with the ice cream.
The next night we will have roast pork with gravy, Perogies, stuffing and mixed veggies (newly bought). I will make stuffing to serve using the rest of the buns! Dessert is yet to be determined!!
God is good. Our remaining convention food becomes nourishment for at least 140 people. Almost the number of the convention people. We will just have to use a bit of our money we have earmarked for the Urban to supplement.


For convention highlights click here.

Some have asked about the Affirmation of Faith used in closing worship at synod convention on April 28. ‘I believe it is a matter of faith...’ can be found on p.91 in ‘Shaping Sanctuary,’ edited by Kelly Turney.

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.

Cameroon Encounter 2019
Have you ever wanted to travel to Africa? Do you want to meet Lutherans in another part of the world? MNO is seeking participants to join in a trip to Cameroon to build relationship with our companion synod. Proposed travel dates will be in February or March, 2019. Click here for more information. If interested, please email Pastor Tyler at tgingrich@elcic.ca ASAP. An information meeting will follow.

Join in ministry in MNO - funding available!
Engage your congregation in a project or process, and apply for support! For more information, click here.
Compassionate Justice Initiatives -
deadline for applications: May 15, 2018
Acts of the MNO -
Do you have a creative idea for ministry/service in your area?

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**Correction** Boundary Avenue Production
Sunday, May 27, at 4 pm, at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film at the U of W. It will be followed by a talk back with the creators and Razak and Seidu. For more information about the production click here.
This play is supported by the MNO Synod and we want all synod members to have access to this production. Tickets are $15 for youth, with $5 of every ticket going directly to Razak and Seidu for the rehabilitation and integration into our community. Tickets can be purchased here. If this price is out of reach for you, please contact Andraea Sartison to see if a group discount can be arranged. andraealaurensartison@gmail.com

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


Prairie Fire is looking for musicians!
Are you, or someone you know, a musical person?
To apply and audition, contact Pastor Tyler at: tgingrich@elcic.ca
Click here for application form.

A bursary is available to go towards a youth from MNO attending the ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference in July in Victoria (see here for information on the conference) - note that registration fees have now gone up. Contact Pastor Tyler if interested in attending!


CLAY 2018: "Threads"
August 15-19, 2018 at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON (see website)

BUS TRIP 2018
"Wherever We Go, We Are MNO!" Click here for more information!

Around the Synod

**NEW** 100th Anniversary - Zion Fort Frances, Ontario
Sunday, June 24, worship at 10:30 a.m., BBQ lunch that follows. All welcome. Contact Chairperson June Caul, cauljune@hotmail.com, 1.807.274.2209 or Pastor Keffer, bkeffer@shaw.ca, 1.807.275.9256.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Spring 2018 Urban Needs, see their website.
A 12-minute documentary about The Urban is available online, click here.
Available Meal Team Dates Still Open: May 27, 30, 31; June 3, 7, 13, 20, 21, 24, 28; July 5, 11, 15, 18, 19, 22, 29. For information about forming a meal team, or to have your team added to the calendar, please contact Rhonda: rhonda@theurban.ca

ELCIC - Faith Order and Doctrine
In May 2015, the ELCIC's National Church Council (NCC) directed the Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee (FOD) to study orders of ministry with particular attention to diakonia and Diaconal Ministry. FOD surveyed recent and historic literature, consulted ELCIC scholars, spent a day with our diaconal ministers, and in 2016 released a study guide entitled To Love Our Neighbour as Ourselves: A Study of Orders of Ministry in the ELCIC. Since then, FOD has considered responses and has now produced a paper which builds upon its earlier work. It is called Public Ministry in the ELCIC - A Preliminary Draft is available here.

In Our Community

ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference
A learning opportunity for rostered ministers and lay leaders! Learn about and engage in creative forms of worship! July 16-19, 2018, in Victoria, BC. For more information click here.

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.

Employment Opportunities

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