Announcements and Readings for the week of April 14, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday April 14th, 2019 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Mike Deines / Jerry Teichmeier
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Laura Spatz / Kimberly Dibbern
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid – Confirmation Cake Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/31 111 4
Weds. 4/3 53 0
Sunday 4/7 96 3
Weds. 4/10 41 0

Our Offerings Sunday 4/7
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,032.00
Mission Fund $208.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $731.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $9.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Sherry Frank, Jan Hadenfeldt’s sister in law in the hospital.
• Prayers for Chad & Amy Schultz on the birth of their daughter, Nora Gene born April 9. Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz..
• Prayers for Terry Callahan, Troy Callan’s father
• Prayers for the newly confirmed students: Ethan, Ryan and Cole

Suffering from Cancer
• Barb Meyer
• Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Brayden Dibbern – April 16, Evan Meyer – April 16
Ben Dibbern – April 18, Eldyn DeFreece – April 19

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, April 14 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday
Deut. 32:36–39
Psalm 118:19–29 or Psalm 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11
Luke 22:1—23:56 or Luke 23:1–56 or John 12:20–43

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Cake Reception - Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
♫ Sunday School Children and Choir Trio sing during Worship

Monday April 15

Tuesday April 16
Moses to Crisis Ctr 5:30 pm
Wednesday April 17
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday April 18
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Maundy Thursday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choirs during Worship
Friday April 19
Good Friday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choir Sings during Worship
Saturday April 20
Village of Cairo City Wide Clean-up

Sunday, April 21 – The Resurrection of Our Lord
Job 19:23–27, Psalm 118: 15–29
1 Cor. 15:51–57, John 20:1–18
No SS & Adult Bible Study Easter Morning
SUNRISE Easter Worship at 7 a.m.
LYF Breakfast immediately Following worship
Moses Basket Auction Ends Easter Morning

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. April 22
HS Senior Recognition Sunday April 28
LYF Trash Pick-up Day April 28
Elders Mtg. April 29
Reimers Decorate for Graduation May 3
Reimers Graduation Reception in Fellowship Hall May 4
Centura Graduation 2 pm – May 4 Vacation Bible School May 28-31

Debit Fund Information
It was discussed at the last voter’s mtg. how many back payments we owe yet to Southern Power, there are 11 payments left.

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.


Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.


Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate, please see Donna Schultz.

The Reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel Lesson Matthew 21:1-9

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

The Blessing of the Palm Branches

O Lord, God Almighty, please bless these branches and the people who bear them that you would be praised and your name be glorified. As we trace the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem, and ultimately to the cross and empty tomb, remind us that through these holy acts you have opened the door for us to everlasting life. Amen.

Old Testament Reading Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Epistle Reading 1 John 5:13-15

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Gospel Reading (at the Pulpit) Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 17, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday March 17th, 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern & Steve Hansen
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5
Sunday 3/10 82 6
Weds. 3/13 47 1

Our Offerings Sunday 3/10
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,310.00
Mission Fund $165.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $4.50

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following surgery.
Prayers for Everett Eugene Harders, Baptized this morning, Parents – Keith & Sheyanne Harders; Sponsors – Kurt & Danielle Harders
Grandparents – Craig & Lora Harders; Great Grandmother – Donna Harders
Prayers for the friends & family of Deb Bergman, Deb passed away last Friday morning after a battle with cancer. Deb was a friend
and groomer to Moses.
Prayers for Friends and Family of Lola Clark, Lola passed away on March 13, her funeral will be here on Tuesday March 19.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer; Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister; Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin; Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Rachel Rice – March 21, Tori Strode – March 21, Rose Bredthauer – March 23, Don Schnase – March 23

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 17 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jer. 26:8–15, Psalm 4
Phil. 3:17—4:1, Luke 13:31–35

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship LYF 10 am
Worship with Communion and Baptism 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

Monday March 18
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday March 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday March 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Lent Supper (Junk Jaunt) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 21
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm at church
Friday March 22
Saturday March 23
Pastor Brian & Lisa out of Town
HLHS Fundraiser RED/BLUE Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 24 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
Ezek. 33:7–20, Psalm 85
1 Cor. 10:1–13, Luke 13:1–9

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Cole Callahan & Family 10 am

For his Confirmation Service Project, Cole is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Worship with Guest Pastor 10:30 am

Welcome Guest Pastor Volz – “Food for the Poor”

SAVE the DATE
Habitat Build, Christ Cairo Walls, March 30
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.


Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 Thank You Chancel Guild for our Sloppy Jo/Hot Dog Supper
March 20 Junk Jaunt (watch your weekly email for supper menu)
March 27 (Pulled Pork) Dibbern’s / Bredthauer’s
April 3 Moses Group
April 10 (Spaghetti) ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. 10:30 am – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate, please see Donna Schultz.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build 1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Footings March 30th On Schedule
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Village of Cairo News

*Cairo Senior Center now offers daily meals served by The Vault, contact Carolyn for to go orders. Menu located on the church bulletin board. Cards every Wednesday at 12:30 pm
*Don’t forget to check out the Little Free Library, located in front of City Hall, we have lots of books inside as well.
*Yard waste begins in April and lasts through November, call the village office 485-4400 to have this added to your utility bill, $36 for the season, billed out in May.
*Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 13th at Centura Hills with registration beginning at 9:15 am and the hunt beginning at 10 am.
*Cairo Spring Clean up Day will be Saturday, April 20th. Trash bins will be provided by Heartland Disposal and a metal bin will be provided by Alter Metal. The location for the cleanup has moved, it is now across the tracks to the south of the ball fields.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”
Luke 13:34 (NIV)

HLHS NEWS…

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org.
We are still looking for donations for Red and Blue 2019, so we have extended the donation deadline to March 15.
If the item will not be ready by that date or will be brought in the day, due to type of item (aka: food or handmade item), please contact the office so we can get the appropriate information from you to include on our auction website.
Thank you for your many contributions to this event, through prayer, donations and ticket purchases! Timothy Leech

Readings from Holy Scripture / Old Testament Jeremiah 26:8–15

8When Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD. 10When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD. 11Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.” 12Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the LORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.”

Epistle Philippians 3:17—4:1

17Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. 1Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Holy Gospel Luke 13:31–35

31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus], “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 4
P 1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress.
C Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
P 2O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
C How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?
P 3But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;
C the LORD hears when I call to him.
P 4Be angry, and do not sin;
C ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.
P 5Offer right sacrifices,
C and put your trust in the LORD.
P 6There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
C Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”
P 7You have put more joy in my heart
C than they have when their grain and wine abound.
P 8In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
C for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 10th, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday March 10th, 2019 – First Sunday in Lent

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Cole/Ethan
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship ABC Daycare/Preschool

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5

Our Offerings Sunday 3/03
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,462.00
Mission Fund $123.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $164.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $1.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following hip replacement surgery.
Prayers for Tyler & Ashley Schultz, birth of their daughter Brecklynn Marie, born March 3, Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (16), Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (6)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Les Hargens – March 11, Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14, David Hadenfeldt – March 16

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13

**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun.
March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday March 11
Pastor Winkel Mtg.
Tuesday March 12
Wednesday March 13 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Lent Supper (Chancel Guild Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 14
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday March 15
Saturday March 16
Habitat Build, Footings for Christ Cairo Cancelled due to Frozen Ground
Cairo Vol. Fireman’s Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday, March 17 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jer. 26:8–15, Psalm 4
Phil. 3:17—4:1, Luke 13:31–35

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship LYF 10 am
Worship with Communion and Baptism 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Habitat Build, Christ Cairo Walls, March 30
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Footings
March 16th Cancelled due to Frost
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
March 30th On Schedule
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Weds. Lent Services & Suppers
Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 (Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) Chancel Guild
March 20 Junk Jaunt
March 27 (Pulled Pork) Dibbern’s / Bredthauer’s
April 3 Moses Group
April 10 (Spaghetti) ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. 10:30 am – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Village of Cairo News

Cairo Senior Center now offers daily meals served by The Vault, contact Carolyn for to go orders. Menu located on the church bulletin board.
Cards every Wednesday at 12:30 pm


Don’t forget to check out the Little Free Library, located in front of City Hall, we have lots of books inside as well.


Yard waste begins in April and lasts through November, call the village office 485-4400 to have this added to your utility bill, $36 for the season, billed out in May.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 13th at Centura Hills with registration beginning at 9:15 am and the hunt beginning at 10 am.


Cairo Spring Clean up Day will be Saturday, April 20th. Trash bins will be provided by Heartland Disposal and a metal bin will be provided by Alter Metal. The location for the cleanup has moved, it is now across the tracks to the south of the ball fields.

HLHS NEWS…

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org.
We are still looking for donations for Red and Blue 2019, so we have extended the donation deadline to March 15.
If the item will not be ready by that date or will be brought in the day, due to type of item (aka: food or handmade item), please contact the office so we can get the appropriate information from you to include on our auction website.
Thank you for your many contributions to this event, through prayer, donations and ticket purchases! Timothy Leech

Bible Readings

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 26:1–11

1“When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it, 2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there. 3And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, ‘I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come into the land that the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.’ 4Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God. 5“And you shall make response before the LORD your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor. 7Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. 8And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. 9And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O LORD, have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the LORD your God and worship before the LORD your God. 11And you shall rejoice in all the good that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.”

Epistle Romans 10:8b–13

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Holy Gospel Luke 4:1–13

1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” 9And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ 11and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 3, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
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Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci, & Lisa J)

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/3 90 2
Sunday 2/10 101 4
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/24
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,080.00
Mission Fund $190.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $7.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson who had hip replacement surgery last Tuesday.
Prayers for Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5 (36), Shelby & David Kenney – March 6 (9)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Jerry Meyer – March 6, Jeff Harders – March 7, Kevin Harders – March 7
Harold Plejdrup Jr. – March 7, Nicole Dibbern – March 8, Gordon Bredthauer – March 9

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 3 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
Deut. 34:1–12, Psalm 99
Heb. 3:1–6, Luke 9:28–36

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci & Lisa J) 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am

Monday March 4
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday March 5
Wednesday March 6 – Ash Wednesday
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm (♫ Choir will sing during Worship 7 pm)
Lent Supper (Ladies Aid) 6 pm
Ash Weds. Worship w/Comm and Imposition of Ashes 7 pm
Thursday March 7
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday March 8
Saturday March 9
**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun. March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

Sunday, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Footings
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Ash Wednesday w/Comm. & Imposition of Ashes – March 6
Weds. Lent Services
March 10 – Ladies Aid Supper
March 17 –
March 24 –
April 3 – Moses Group
April 10 – ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. – April 18
Good Friday – April 19
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

The Transfiguration
Luke 9:28-36
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
Luke 9:34-35 (NIV)
Can you find the way to Jesus, Moses and Elijah?

Responsive Psalm Psalm 99
P 1The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!
C He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
P 2The LORD is great in Zion;
C he is exalted over all the peoples.
P 3Let them praise your great and awesome name!
C Holy is he!
P 4The King in his might loves justice.
C You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
P 5Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool!
C Holy is he!
P 6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.
C They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
P 7In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
C they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
P 😯 LORD our God, you answered them;
C you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrong doings.
P 9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain;
C for the LORD our God is holy!

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 34:1–12

1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, 2all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, 3the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. 4And the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” 5So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD, 6and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. 7Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. 8And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses. 10And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Epistle Hebrews 3:1–6

1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Holy Gospel Luke 9:28–36

28Now about eight days after these sayings [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 24, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday February 24th, 2019 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Cole Callahan Family
**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4
Sunday 2-17 90 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/17-no count
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $.00
Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes Go To (1) General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Go To (3) Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Go To (4) Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Go To (3) Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes
Go To (1) General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes
Go To (3) Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (1) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (5) Special Missions
Sunday School (Envelope #200) Go To (2) Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings (Envelope #10,000) Go To (2) Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett, in your prayers. Flora has been diagnosed with bone
cancer and will begin treatments soon.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (18), Dave & Barb Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (46)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Kayla Becker – Feb. 24, Brian Hansen – Feb. 24, Victoria Schnase – Feb. 25
Karen Hadenfeldt – Feb. 27, Laurie Ocana – Feb. 27, Morgan Dibbern – Feb. 28, McLain Adams – Feb. 29

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am

**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!
HLHS Representatives & Choir Visit 9:30 am
Worship (Choir & SS Children Sing)
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am
Monday Feb. 25
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 26
Wednesday Feb. 27
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
HLHS Chapel 9:15 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 28
Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon
Friday March 1
Saturday March 2

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/HLHS Visitors 10:30 am
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at tyma5775@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said… ”Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Become An Apprentice Trainer
Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 – rachel@tlcgi.org
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Flooring
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Responsive Psalm Psalm 103:6–13
P 6The LORD works righteousness
C and justice for all who are oppressed.
P 7He made known his ways to Moses,
C his acts to the people of Israel.
P 8The LORD is merciful and gracious,
C slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
P 9He will not always chide,
C nor will he keep his anger forever.
P 10He does not deal with us according to our sins,
C nor repay us according to our iniquities.
P 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
C so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
P 12as far as the east is from the west,
C so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
P 13As a father shows compassion to his children,
C so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

Old Testament Reading Genesis 45:3–15

3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 4So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. 10You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’ 12And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” 14Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:21–26, 30–42

21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 30Why am I in danger every hour? 31I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 34Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 35But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:27–38

27[Jesus said:] “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of Feb. 17, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday February 17th, 2019 – 6th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship ABC

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4

Our Offerings Sunday 2/10
Building Fund $30.00
General Fund $2,470.00
Mission Fund $179.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $28.25

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lee Echtenkamp – Feb. 18, Ryan Dibbern – Feb. 20
Dave Rasmussen – Feb. 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 20, Tara Janda – Feb. 23

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, Feb. 17 –6th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 17:5–8, Psalm 1 1
Cor. 15:(1–11) 12–20, Luke 6:17–26

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship and Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1

Monday Feb. 18
All Day Sewing 9 am
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday Feb. 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 21
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)
Moses Group Mtg. W/Puppy Training 7 pm
Friday Feb. 22
Saturday Feb. 23
New Hope Spaghetti Feed & Auction 5-8:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/HLHS Visitors 10:30 am
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran GI Feb. 28
Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at tyma5775@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said… “Forgiveness is God’s command.”

Become An Apprentice Trainer – Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 – rachel@tlcgi.org
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Flooring
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Jeremiah 17:5–8

5Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 7“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. 8He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:12–20

12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:17–26

17[Jesus] came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. 20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of February 10, 2019

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare – Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Ethan / Ryan
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-13 78 2
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/3
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,678.00
Mission Fund $182.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $1,333.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $178.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, at home recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Henry Dibbern, Loren & Julie Dibbern’s grandson with scarlet fever.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Andrew & Stephanie Frankforter – Feb. 10 (12), Shawn & Nancy Harders – Feb. 14 (43)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lucas Hadenfeldt – Feb. 10, Heather Hadenfeldt – Feb. 11, William Wetzel – Feb. 11, Laura Spatz – Feb. 13, Larry Hadenfeldt – Feb. 15, Brian Tonniges – Feb. 15, Tucker Eriksen – Feb. 16, Tiffany Jacobsen – Feb. 16

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Feb. 10 –5th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Speaker 10:30 am
LYF Valentine Banquet 6 pm

Monday Feb. 11 Pastor WINKEL Mtg.

Tuesday Feb. 12

Wednesday Feb. 13 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 14 ♥ Valentine’s Day
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Feb. 15

Saturday Feb. 16

Sunday, Feb. 17 –6th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 17:5–8, Psalm 1 1
Cor. 15:(1–11) 12–20, Luke 6:17–26

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship and Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1

SAVE the DATE
New Hope School Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Feb. 23
HLHS Visits Christ Cairo Feb 24
Family Game Day Potluck following Church Feb. 24
Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at tyma5775@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

Save the Date – February 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
We would love to see one (or more) representatives from your church at this breakfast! We are working with Thrivent to inform you about the Faith Build that Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity selected to participate in! The breakfast is at The Chocolate Bar (so it’s sure to be delicious!)
We would like to encourage faith leaders from communities throughout Central Nebraska to participate in the mission field in your own backyard. Our Faith Build, sponsored by Thrivent Financial, gives your church members a concrete way to put their faith into action. Together we can help a future homebuyer begin a journey to strength, stability and self reliance through shelter.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said…”There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Become An Apprentice Trainer Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 – rachel@tlcgi.org
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 6:1–8

1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 4And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” 8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 14:12b–20

Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. 13Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret. 14For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. 15What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. 16Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying? 17For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up. 18I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Holy Gospel Luke 5:1–11

1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on [Jesus] to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your wor d I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 3, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday February 3rd, 2019 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website – www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Garen Spatz/Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Cole / Ethan
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders Tim Lemburg/Dick Hadenfeldt
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2

Our Offerings Sunday 1/27
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,980.00
Mission Fund $182.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Sun Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $53.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, at home recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Lynn & Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 3 (51), Gerry & LaNell Kohtz – Feb. 5 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Kimberly Dibbern – Feb. 8, Brittany Weber – Feb. 9, Pastor Brian – Feb. 9

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Feb. 3 – 4th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday Feb. 4 – ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Feb. 5

Wednesday Feb. 6 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 7 Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)

Friday Feb. 8 Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity

Saturday Feb. 9

Sunday, Feb. 10 –5th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Speaker 10:30 am
(Sign Up TODAY!) LYF Valentine Banquet 6 pm

SAVE the DATE
New Hope School Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Feb. 23
Family Game Day Potluck following Church Feb. 24
Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 198
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

Save the Date – Hard Hats & Heels – February 8
Join us at Bosselman Conference Center at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, February 8, 2019, for our annual Hard Hats & Heels Dinner & Auction. Enjoy a nice dinner and bid on a variety of wonderful items and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Every donation helps empower local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. $45 per person or $250 for a table of six Sponsor a table for $500 and get premier seating and event recognition! To reserve seats and submit attendee names, call the office at 308-385-5510 or email information to megan@gihabitat.org. Please RSVP by February 4. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Today! Tickets are on sale now at the Habitat office for a one week resort stay including $1,000 cash, donated in part by Kevin Hiegel! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. The drawing will be held at the Hard Hats & Heels event. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said…”I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen”.

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on
Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website:
http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com
along with other merchandise such as Heads & Tails Beads, Donation Drawing Tickets, Sponsorships, a Teacher Ticket, and new this year a Personal Runner (a student to check on and bid on your silent auction items for you). You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email
office@heartlandlutheran.org.
We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Become An Apprentice Trainer
Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org
“I tell you the truth,” he continued, “no prophet is
accepted in his hometown.” Luke 4:24

Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 1:4–10

4Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.” 9Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:31b—13:13

I will show you a still more excellent way. 1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Holy Gospel Luke 4:31–44

31[Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34“Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region. 38And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them. 40Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. 42And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 27, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal / Cole
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Lisa Wright
Elders
Coffee Fellowship Kimberly Dibbern

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2
Sunday 1-20 102 1

Our Offerings Sunday 1/20
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,581.00
Mission Fund $410.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Sun Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Sunday School) $9.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, at home recovering from surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Roger & Shirley Adams – Jan. 28 (58), Len & Shari Rathman – Feb. 2 (39)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lisa Wright – Jan. 28, Jaci Knuth – Jan. 29, Nathan Lemburg – Jan. 29,
Jared Plejdrup – Jan. 29, Chad Schultz – Jan. 29, Cindy Bredthauer – Jan. 31
Joslin Harders – Jan. 31, Darren Adams – Feb. 1, Phil Luhn – Feb. 1

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 3rd Sun. after Epiphany
Neh. 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10; Psalm 19:(1–6) 7–14
1 Cor. 12:12–31a; Luke 4:16–30

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1
HLHS Family Visit Day

Monday Jan. 28
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Jan. 29

Wednesday Jan. 30
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 31

Friday Feb. 1

Saturday Feb. 2
Cairo QRT Fundraiser Dueling Pianos

Sunday, Feb. 3 – 4th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8
LYF Valentine Banquet Feb. 10
Family Game Day Potluck following Church Feb. 24

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

Save the Date – Hard Hats & Heels – February 8
Join us at Bosselman Conference Center at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, February 8, 2019, for our annual Hard Hats & Heels Dinner & Auction. Enjoy a nice dinner and bid on a variety of wonderful items and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Every donation helps empower local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. $45 per person or $250 for a table of six Sponsor a table for $500 and get premier seating and event recognition! To reserve seats and submit attendee names, call the office at 308-385-5510 or email information to megan@gihabitat.org. Please RSVP by February 4. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Today! Tickets are on sale now at the Habitat office for a one week resort stay including $1,000 cash, donated in part by Kevin Hiegel! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. The drawing will be held at the Hard Hats & Heels event. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said…“ God Writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

HLHS NEWS…
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
On Monday, January 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The Red Hornet Basketball teams are inviting students in grades 5-11 to join them on
Thursday, January 31 as they welcome Palmer High School to Heartland Lutheran for varsity basketball. Join in on pre-game devotions, strategy, sit behind the bench during the game, enjoy food with the team after the game, and more. Email or call the HLHS office to RSVP for this great event by Monday, January 28. office@heartlandlutheran.org 308-385-3900

Become An Apprentice Trainer – Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

 

Old Testament Reading Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10

1 All the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the LORD had commanded Israel. 2So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month. 3And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. . . .5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. 6And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. . . .8They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. 9And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. 10Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:12–31a

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 27Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31But earnestly desire the higher gifts.

Holy Gospel Luke 4:16–30

16[Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” 23And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.” 24And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30But passing through their midst, he went away.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 20, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday January 20, 2019 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com
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Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Piano & Guitar Kim Dibbern & Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lilly Campbell
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Jan Leth
Elders Rob Schultz / Tim Lemburg
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon is struggling with some major health concerns and is
currently in ICU at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Sharon has undergone several surgeries and is expected to have more surgery soon.
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, Mark was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer and will undergo surgery on Jan. 22 in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Ron Schultz – Jan. 20, Sara Hadenfeldt – Jan. 21, Adelyn Harders – Jan. 22
Ashley Schultz – Jan. 22, Joshua Harders – Jan. 25, Becky Deines – Jan. 26

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 20 – 2nd Sun. after Epiphany
Is. 62:1–5; Psalm 128
1 Cor. 12:1–11; John 2:1–11

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1

Monday Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday Jan. 22
Cairo Steering Comm. Mtg. 7 pm

Wednesday Jan. 23
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 24

Friday Jan. 25
HLHS Grades 5-8 VISIT Day

Saturday Jan. 26
Ladies Aid Mtg. 9 am

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 3rd Sun. after Epiphany
Neh. 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10; Psalm 19:(1–6) 7–14
1 Cor. 12:12–31a; Luke 4:16–30

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Speaker
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1
HLHS Family Visit Day

SAVE the DATE
Cairo QRT Fundraiser Dueling Pianos Feb 2 Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music.  We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19.  Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

Ladies Aid will meet on Saturday morning, January 26th at 9 am at church.
The meeting will focus on welcoming new members and planning events for the year. All women who are members of the church are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Mary Harders or Barb Teichmeier.

Save the Date – Hard Hats & Heels – February 8
Join us at Bosselman Conference Center at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, February 8, 2019, for our annual Hard Hats & Heels Dinner & Auction. Enjoy a nice dinner and bid on a variety of wonderful items and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Every donation helps empower local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. $45 per person or $250 for a table of six Sponsor a table for $500 and get premier seating and event recognition! To reserve seats and submit attendee names, call the office at 308-385-5510 or email information to megan@gihabitat.org. Please RSVP by February 4. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Today! Tickets are on sale now at the Habitat office for a one week resort stay including $1,000 cash, donated in part by Kevin Hiegel! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. The drawing will be held at the Hard Hats & Heels event. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said…“ He who loves not wine, woman and song, remains a fool his whole life long.”

HLHS NEWS… On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
On Monday, January 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The Red Hornet Basketball teams are inviting students in grades 5-11 to join them on
Thursday, January 31 as they welcome Palmer High School to Heartland Lutheran for varsity basketball. Join in on pre-game devotions, strategy, sit behind the bench during the game, enjoy food with the team after the game, and more. Email or call the HLHS office to RSVP for this great event by Monday, January 28. office@heartlandlutheran.org 308-385-3900
Monday (1/14) and Tuesday (1/15) at 6:00 pm The Grand Theater will be offering free showings of the film It Must Make Peace which is focused on Trinity Lutheran graduate Paul Chandler’s work in Mali Africa and using music and traditional dance to help keep peace in an area that is being infiltrated by Radical Islam that outlaws music. The film is made possible by Paul Chandler’s Instruments 4 Africa. The film is 86 minutes long and will be followed by a Q & A with Paul Chandler. This is a great opportunity to see the great work being done by a Grand Island native and a Trinity Lutheran School alum.

Old Testament Isaiah 62:1–5

1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. 2The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. 3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. 5For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Holy Gospel John 2:1–11

1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

 

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