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
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
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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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 13, 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
(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 Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders
Coffee Fellowship All Belong to Christ

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2

Our Offerings Sunday 1/6
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,230.00
Mission Fund $118.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (SS) $8.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery on January 4.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis. Luca is in the pediatric ICU with a
collapsed lung and pneumonia.

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
Oliver Becker – Jan. 15, Claire Knuth – Jan. 15
Frances Harders – Jan. 16, Merlin Dibbern – Jan. 17, Craig Harders – Jan. 17
Merv Schweithzer – Jan. 17, Diana Reimers – Jan. 18, LaNell Kohtz – Jan. 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 Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Jan. 14
Pastor WINKEL Mtg.

Tuesday Jan. 15
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday Jan. 16
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 17
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday Jan. 18

Saturday Jan. 19

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
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Seniro Ctr. Dinner 11-1

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Steering Comm Mtg. 7 pm Jan. 22
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
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.

Famous Lutherans – Norman Schwarzkopf (1964-2012)
In 1991, Schwarzkopf commanded the successful allied invasion of Irag in the Persian Gulf War. He retired from the US Army in 1992 as a four-star general.

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.

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season. We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church. The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings). This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions. Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 43:1–7

1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and hrough the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. 4Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. 5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. 6I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Epistle Romans 6:1–11

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Luke 3:15–22

15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison. 21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 6, 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
(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 1/6/2019

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12-23 118 10
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/30
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,640.00
Mission Fund $130.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Men BS & SS) $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg who underwent hip replacement surgery in Kearney on Friday January 4.

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
Les & Deb Hargens – Jan. 7 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Kurt Harders – Jan. 6, Heath Hadenfeldt – Jan. 7
Jim Janda – Jan. 7, Catherine Garrett – Jan. 10, Emily Serr – Jan. 10

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. 6 – Epiphany
Is. 60:1–6, Psalm 72:1–11(12–15)
Eph. 3:1–12, Matt. 2:1–12

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

Monday Jan. 7
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Jan. 8

Wednesday Jan. 9

Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm

Thursday Jan. 10
Moses Mtg. at Shawn & Nancy’s Harders 7 pm

Friday Jan. 11

Saturday Jan. 12

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 Jan. 20
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
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.

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season. We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church. The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings). This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions. Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Thanks to everyone who donated money toward the youth gathering. We had a blast. We all really appreciated the donations. Ethan Reynolds
Thank you for supporting the middle-schoolers on our trip to Omaha for the Youth gathering. We were able to show our different personalities by taking off our masks and to show our love for Christ. We also now know that Jesus loves us for who we are and not who we think we could be. Kendal Knuth

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.
Heartland Lutheran is proud to announce that its Science Initiative is fully funded. HLHS received grants through the Dunklau Foundation, Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation, and private donors to help this project. There is now $95,000 available to update curriculum and equipment to further strengthen our Science Program and Robotics Team. Thank you for all who contributed!

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 60:1–6

1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. 5Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 6A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.

Epistle Ephesians – 3:1–12

1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Holy Gospel – Matthew 2:1–12

1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 23, 2018

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 12/23/2018

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organ Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Katie/Kendal
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12/9 107 1
Wednesday 12/12 38 1
Sunday 12/16 95 3
Wednesday 12-19 24 2

Our Offerings Sunday 12/16
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,457.00
Mission Fund $524.25
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $242.25
Misc. Gifts (Christmas Candy) 394.59

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Barb Teichmeier and Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, both are home recuperating.
* Please keep June Smith (Blenda Keylon’s Mom) and Cliff Fox (Blenda’s Brother) in your prayers. Prayers for both Cliff and June and all their families during this time. June was taken to the hospital in Amarillo TX for dehydration and malnutrition then later taken to skilled care and is doing much better. Cliff was taken to the Amarillo VA Emergency Room with high blood sugar levels. He is now in the ICU.
*Please Keep Fran Harders in your prayers, Fran underwent a Cardiac ablation and had a pacemaker inserted at the NE Heart Institute in Lincoln NE on Weds Dec. 19.
*Please keep Donna Harders in your prayers, Donna was hospitalized this past week and is home recovering.
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
Mark & Deb Lemburg – Dec. 28 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Jim Schultz – Dec. 23, Betty Critel – Dec. 25, Brian Rasmussen – Dec. 25, Emily Harders – Dec. 26
Elizabeth Schweitzer – Dec. 26, Sydnie Budde – Dec. 28, Kreytan Bloomquist – Dec. 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 Mail Box

Sunday, Dec 23 – 4th Sunday in Advent
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

SS Children Program Practice & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Dec. 24
ABC Closed (Dec. 24-25)
Children’s Christmas Worship 7:00 pm

Tuesday Dec. 25
Christmas Day
Christmas Morning Worship 7: 00 am
Pastor & Family on Vacation through Jan. 2
Community Christmas Dinner 11:30 am

Wednesday Dec. 26
Men’s Bible Study Check with Paul
No Women’s Bible Study
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
No Confirmation

Thursday Dec. 27

Friday Dec. 28

Saturday Dec 29

Sunday, Dec 30 – 1st Sunday after Christmas
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Welcome Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause
No Sunday School due to the Christmas Holiday
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing Grace Baptist St Paul NE 4:00 pm

SAVE the DATE
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
Community Christmas Dinner – Dec. 25
Pastor and Family on Vacation Dec. 26-Jan. 3
No Confirmation Class Dec. 26 or Jan 2
Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause Sunday Dec. 30
HAPPY NEW YEAR! – January 1, 2019
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for “Silent Night, Holy Night”
A Children’s Christmas Service
Presented by the Preschool – 8th Grade Students.
The LYF will be Ushers for the evening (Collect Offering, handing out candles for Worship and handing out candy bags following the Service.)
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Christmas Morning Worship
Tuesday, December 25th at 7:00 a.m.

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

Community Christmas Dinner 2018 Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018
Coffee, Cider and Cookies at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner will be served at 12:00 p.m.

Help is needed to peel potatoes, debone turkey, make salads and other side dishes on Monday, Dec. 24th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your own knives, peelers and cutting boards.
It would be nice to have someone from each church to help in the serving line on the 25th.
If you would like to make a donation they can be left at Pathway Bank.
EVERYONE is WELCOME to the dinner.

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season.
We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church.
The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings).
This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions.
Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Lands of Luther
Featuring the Passion Play of Overammergau
Hosted by Pastor Doarold Reiner, 2457 Misssion Trail
Kalispell, MT 59901 imhis38@gmail.com
11 days: June 28-July 8, 2020
Visit Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisennach, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Venice. See the Bulletin board for more information.

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.
Heartland Lutheran is proud to announce that its Science Initiative is fully funded. HLHS received grants through the Dunklau Foundation, Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation, and private donors to help this project. There is now $95,000 available to update curriculum and equipment to further strengthen our Science Program and Robotics Team. Thank you for all who contributed!

You’re Invited to
OLD GOSPEL HOUR – Hymn Sing
Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church 9th & Baxter St. St Paul NE

Cake and Drinks will be served following the hymn sing. If you have any questions, contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 9:1-7

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep dark-ness, on them has light shone. You have mul-tiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the har-vest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For eve-ry boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Epistle Reading 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-ness.

Gospel Reading Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his es-poused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host prais-ing God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shep-herds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds re-turned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 16, 2018

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 12/16/2018

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Piano/Guitar Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Ryan/Lily
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Ted Dibbern/Scott Reynolds
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12/2 72 1
Wednesday 12/5 47 0
Sunday 12/9 107 1
Wednesday 12/12 38 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/9
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,769.42
Mission Fund $245.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts 11.35

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Barb Teichmeier in your prayers, Barb was admitted into the hospital this past week.
*Please keep the Family and Friends of Vernon Harders in your prayers, Vernon passed away on Dec. 11th his funeral was Friday Dec. 14 at Peace Lutheran Grand Island.
* Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers Cindy was admitted into the hospital this past week.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Ryan & Jessica Marsh – Dec. 19 (9)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Hannah Adams – Dec. 18, Rebecca Hadenfeldt – Dec. 18, Charity Adams – Dec. 19
Larry Jensen – Dec. 19, Leonard Rathman – Dec. 20, Shari Hadenfeldt – Dec. 22

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, Dec 16 – 3rd Sunday in Advent
Zeph. 3:14–20 Psalm 85
Phil. 4:4–7: Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Dibbern Family Christmas at 1 pm
HLHS Winter Music Concert 3 pm

Monday Dec. 17
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Dec. 18
Moses to Crisis Center 5:30 pm

Wednesday Dec. 19
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Junk Jaunt Breakfast Biscuits/Gravy & Eggs – Advent Supper 6 pm
Choir ♫ 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 20 Moses to GI
(Primrose & Good Samaritan)

Friday Dec. 21

Saturday Dec 22

Sunday, Dec 23 – 4th Sunday in Advent
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Volunteer Needed – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Christmas Chapel 1:45 pm Dec. 21
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
Community Christmas Dinner – Dec. 25
Pastor and Family on Vacation Dec. 26-Jan. 3
No Confirmation Class Dec. 26 or Jan 2
Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause Sunday Dec. 30
HAPPY NEW YEAR! – January 1, 2019
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

HLHS NEWS
Heartland Lutheran Gym Sign Sponsorships are available.
There are 8 signs with various bible verses in the gym that currently lack a sponsor. The cost for a 1-year sponsorship is $800. A business or family name of your choice will be placed on the blue banner that runs under the Bible verse–a great advertising opportunity and way to show your support with Basketball season upon us.
Contact the school office for more more details: 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org
**(Gym sign sponsorship forms have been email to you or one is located on the HLHS Bulletin Board please copy and leave on the board.) * Heartland Lutheran is offering tuition forgiveness for any student who transfers in to Heartland Lutheran before the end of this school year. Any transfer student will have the amount they pay in tuition for the remainder of this school year forgiven from their tuition for the 2019-20 school year when they re-enroll. This great deal is made possible by those who support our Mark 10:14 Tuition Assistance Program. * TODAY – Winter Music Concert: The HLHS band and choir will perform on Sunday, December 16 at 3pm in the gym. All music lovers are invited to attend this free concert.
* Everyone is invited to attend the HLHS Christmas chapel on Friday, December 21 starting at 1:45pm. Pastor Craig Niemeier (Zion, Worms) is delivering the message and Caleb Staehr (Class of 2015) is leading the music.

Community Christmas Dinner 2018
Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018
Coffee, Cider and Cookies at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner will be served at 12:00 p.m.

Help is needed to peel potatoes, debone turkey, make salads and other side dishes on Monday, Dec. 24th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your own knives, peelers and cutting boards.
It would be nice to have someone from each church to help in the serving line on the 25th.
If you would like to make a donation they can be left at Pathway Bank.
EVERYONE is WELCOME to the dinner.
ABC Preschool/Daycare News
ABC will have their Christmas WISH Tree up in the Fellowship Hall. There will be ornaments with “wishes” on them for the center. You may take an ornament and purchase the “wishes” for ABC. Each ornament is a different item, so please if you take an ornament that will be the only one of that item.

ABC News

“Dear Congregation, We appreciate your continued support through your missions designation of funds to the childcare center. We continue to thrive and could not without the support from the church. We are grateful for you all! Thank you, Sarah, Robin and Staff”

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season. We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church. The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings). This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions. Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading Zephaniah 3:14–20

14Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. 16On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak. 17The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. 18I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival, so that you will no longer suffer reproach. 19Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. 20At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” says the LORD.

Epistle Reading Philippians 4:4–7

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Reading Luke 7:18–28

18The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 28I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

 

 

 

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