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April 24, 2010

ELCIC Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod Meets in Convention; Delegates Re-Elect Bishop Elaine Sauer

The Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario (MNO) Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) is meeting in convention April 22-25 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Winnipeg. The 2010 MNO Synod Convention commenced on Thursday evening with opening worship.

On Friday, delegates had a full-day's agenda of business before them, including the election of Synod Bishop. Bishop Elaine Sauer, elected to a four-year term in 2006, was re-elected on the first ballot.

On Saturday, delegates will participate in a day-long renewal event on the topic of the convention theme, In Mission with Others - Led by God's Word . Using the vision and mission articulated by the Synod's council, delegates will be introduced to: new ways of engaging in the Book of Faith initiative and God's Word, sharing their faith with one another, and being inspired to go out and serve.

Highlights from the MNO Synod Convention are available on online at: http://www.mnosynod.org/convention2010.html

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