Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 15, 2017

 

Sunday January 15th, 2017 – Epiphany 2

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Kim Dibbern / Steve Hansen……. Organ / Guitar

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Doug Meyer/Heath Hadenfeldt…………… Ushers

McLain/Kylie……………………………. Usher Helpers

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………….. Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

Scott Reynolds/Brent Gascho………………. Elders

LYF…………………………………………. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 12/18……………. 81……………………………. 2

Saturday 12/24………… 143………………………….. 32

Sunday 12/25……………. 42……………………………. 8

Sunday 1/8……………… 102……………………………. 6

Our Offerings    Sunday 1/8

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,852.10

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $172.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

CLC Balances end of November  2016

Building………………………………………….. $2,320.63

General………………………………………….. $-3,727.45

Mission…………………………………………… $2,619.80

Special Mission………………………………. $4,033.46

Special Gift………………………………………… $955.15

Elder’s Phone #’s

Matt Neppl………………………………… 308-379-1378

Scott Reynolds…………………………. 308-750-3174

Brent Gascho…………………………… 308-390-0518

Robert Schultz…………………………. 308-390-3612

Richard Hadenfeldt………………….. 308-383-7487

Ted Dibbern……………………………… 308-380-0012

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  * Darlene Hadenfeldt recovering from Shoulder surgery.

* Mark Lemburg recovering from Back surgery.

* Shirley Volquardsen at CHI St Francis suffering with Influenza A.

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

*  Donna Harders recently diagnosed with cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Cathy Garrett – Jan. 10

Emily Serr – Jan. 10

Oliver Becker – Jan 15

Claire Knuth – Jan. 15

Fran Harders – Jan. 16

Merlin Dibbern – Jan. 17

Craig Harders – Jan. 17

Merv Scweitzer – Jan. 17

Diana Reimers – Jan. 18

LaNell Kohtz – Jan. 19

Ron Schultz – Jan. 20

Sara Hadenfeldt – Jan. 21

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday January 15 – Epiphany 2

………………………………………………………… Is. 49:1–7

……………………………………………….. Psalm 40:1–11

……………………………………………………….  Cor. 1:1–9

………………………………………………………..  1:29–42a

…………. Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

………………………….. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11-1

Monday January 16

 …………………………………. Martin Luther King Day

.. All Day Sewing (EVERYONE is Invited) 9 am

Tuesday January 17……………………………………..

Wednesday January 18

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

………………………………………… Moses to ABC 9 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

……………………. WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30-7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

…………………………………… Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday January 19

………………. Moses to GI (Good Sam & Primrose)

Friday January 20………………………………………….

Saturday January 21 …………………………………….

Sunday January 22 – Epiphany 3

………………………………………………………….. Is. 9:1–4

………………………………………. Psalm 27:1–9 (10–4)

………………………………………………… 1 Cor. 1:10–18

………………………………………………….. Matt. 4:12–25

…………. Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9 am

………. Daycare Board Coffee Fellowship 10 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

…………………………………. Leth Baby Shower 1 pm

 

SAVE the DATE….. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Jan. 23

………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Jan 30

…………….. Cairo QRT Fundraiser 7-11pm Feb. 4

. Woodcutter’s Retreat Camp Luther Feb. 24-25

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

CM Cares Scholarships

Giving the religious leaders of tomorrow the helping hand today!  Church Mutual Ins Foundation (CM CARES) in 2017 will ofer 50 Scholarships of $5,000 each to our religious leaders of tomorrow. Religious students of all denominations are encouraged to apply. So if you know someone who is currently enrolled in an advanced degree religious studies program encourage them to apply today. For more information visit …

churchmutual.com/cmcares-scholars Applications will be accepted Jan 3-April 15, 2017 religious scholarships will be awarded May 2017. See the poster located on the Parish education bulletin board (North wall).

 

Cairo QRT Presents – Midwest Dueling Pianos

The Cairo Quick Response Team will once again be bringing back the Midwest Dueling Pianos on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Cairo Community Center. This has been a successful fundraiser for the Cairo QRT in the past years and hope it continues to entertain this year as well. More details are located on the Village Newsletter on the church bulletin board by the office.

 

 International Lutheran Hour Ministries

Volunteer Trips

“Declare His Glory Among the Nations, His marvelous works Among All the Peoples! Psalm 96:3 If the idea of taking a short term volunteer trip intrigues you … if the idea of learning about another culture while serving a community’s needs excites you … if the idea of sharing the Gospel in a different land moves you …. Check out the poster and flyer located on the bulletin board by the church office. God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference.

2017 Voter’s Assembly Officers

(Please clip and keep posted)

Chairman…………………………. Paul Wilhelm (2017) M&M

Vice-Chairman. Shawn Harders (2017) Chairman for M&M

Secretary…………………………. Peg Lemburg (2017) M&M

Treasurer………………….. Gordon Bredthauer (2017) M&M

Trustees………………………………. Rick Leth (2019) M &M

………………………………………………. Ron Schultz (2018)

……………………….. Gary Harders (2017) Childcare Board

Elders………………………………………. Ted Dibbern (2019)

………………………………………….. Dick Hadenfeldt (2019)

………………………………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

………………………………………………  Rob Schultz (2018)

…………………………… Matt Neppl (2017) Childcare Board

…………………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017) M & M

Finance Committee…………………… Loren Dibbern (2018)

………………………………………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2018)

………………………………………….. Dorothy Schultz (2018)

………………………………… Joshua Harders (2017) M & M

………………………………………….. Jan Leth (2017) M & M

Board of Education…………………… Carly Callahan (2019)

……………………. John Hadenfeldt (2018) Childcare Board

…………………………………….. Kim Dibbern (2017) M & M

Advisory Member…….. Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

Memorial Committee

……………………………………………………….. Ted Dibbern

……………………………………………………. Nancy Harders

Child Care Board – 2017

Chairman………………………………………. Nellie Campbell

Vice Chairman………………………………… Adam Bierhaus

Secretary…………………………………………… Angie Meyer

Treasurer…………………………………………. Cathy Garrett

Board of Education………………………….. John Hadenfeldt

Trustee…………………………………………….. Gary Harders

Elder…………………………………………………… Matt Neppl

Director…………………………………………… Tiffany Belleci

Advisory Member……………………………….. Pastor Wright

 

Camp Luther Woodcutter’s Retreat

Calling all Men! Our annual Woodcutter’s Retreat is coming up soon! On Feb. 24-25, we need your help to remove dead trees, clear overgrown areas, clear hiking trails and paths, trim trees, and create burn piles. Activities will also include men’s Bible Study and fellowship, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. For more info, visit… www.campluther.org/woodcutters-retreat.

 

HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12

Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets)

Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!

Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 (308) 385-3900

 

GriefShare Support Group

WE KNOW IT HURTS, AND WE WANT TO HELP.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Island is hosting an ongoing GriefShare support group. This is a 13-week non-denominational support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where they can be around people who understand how they feel and the pain of their loss. They will learn valuable information that will help them through this difficult time in their life.  Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.  A new session will begin on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at the church at 212 W. 12th Street, Grand Island. Please use the west entrance and go up the steps.  For information or questions call the church office at (308) 382-0753 or go to…

www.griefshare.org or www.trinitylutherangi.org.

 

Christ Lutheran School – Juniata NE

Extended Care – Preschool – Kindergarten – 8th grade

Sharing Values and shaping lives for over 100 years!

FREE Registration Fee ($600 value)

OPEN HOUSE Thursday, February 2nd, 2017; 6 – 7:30 pm

If you have ever wanted to explore a different educational option for your child, CLS invites you to attend our annual Open House event. Christ Lutheran is committed to helping families provide their children with a CHRISTIAN Education if they choose. Call today to RSVP 402-744-4991 or christjuniata.org   Teacher Job Posting Christ Lutheran School – Juniata is accepting job applications to fill a 3rd/4th grade teaching position for the 2017/2018 school year. Experience in directing choir musicals is also a need, but not required. Applicants must have a valid NE Teaching certificate and a love for teaching in a faith based environment. Contact Principal Eisele at 402-744-4991 to learn more if interested.

 

Psalm (spoken responsively)                                                                                                     Psalm 40:1–11

P      1I waited patiently for the Lord;

C      he inclined to me and heard my cry.

P      2He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog,

C      and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

P      3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.

C      Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

P      4Blessèd is the man who makes the Lord his trust,

C      who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

P      5You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!

C      I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

P      6Sacrifice and offering you have not desired, but you have given me an open ear.

C      Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

P      7Then I said, “Behold, I have come;

C      in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

P      8I desire to do your will, O my God;

C      your law is within my heart.”

P      9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;

C      behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.

P      10I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;

C      I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

P      11As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me;

C      your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!

 

Holy Gospel                  John 1:29–42a

 

29The next day [John] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”  35The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 8 2017

 

Sunday January 8th, 2017 – Baptism of Our Lord

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright………………………………. Pastor

Kim Dibbern………………………………………. Organist

Justin Bredthauer…………………………………. Acolyte

Doug Meyer/Heath Hadenfeldt………………. Ushers

Grant/McLain…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Barb Rasmussen……………………………………… Altar

Jan Leth………………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Ladies Aid……………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 12/11…………….. 99……………………………. 1

Weds 12/14……………….. 39……………………………. 2

Sunday 12/18…………….. 81……………………………. 2

Saturday 12/24………… 143………………………….. 32

Sunday 12/25…………….. 42……………………………. 8

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/24

Building Fund……………………………………….. $00.00

General Fund…………………………………… $1,300.00

Mission Fund…………………………………… $1,218.25

Special Mission………………………………………… $.00

Special gifts……………………………………………… $.00

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Darlene Hadenfeldt who underwent shoulder surgery on Jan. 5

* Mark Lemburg who underwent back surgery on Jan. 5

* Donna Harders admitted into St. Francis Med Ctr. this past Weds.

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Les & Deb Hargens – Jan. 7 (45)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Charlene Lemburg – Jan. 1

Todd Bredthauer – Jan. 3

Angie Dibbern – Jan. 4

Brian Reimers – Jan. 4

Kurt Harders – Jan. 6

Heath Hadenfeldt – Jan. 7

Jim Janda – Jan. 7

 

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu


*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday January 8   The Baptism of Our Lord

………………………………………………………… Is. 42:1–9

…………………………………………………………. Psalm 29

……………………………………………………. Rom. 6:1–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 3:13–17

…………….. Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………….. Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

………………. Installation of Officers during Worship

………. Voters mtg. immediately following Worship

Monday January 9

 ……………… Pastor Winkel Mtg. at Peace (all day)

Tuesday January 10

……………… New Hope School Devotions 8:10 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

Wednesday January 11

………………. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am

………………………………… Women Bible Study 9 am

…………………………. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

………………………………………. Confirmation 5:30 – 7

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

……………………………………… ABC Board Mtg.  6pm

Thursday January 12

…………………………………………………….. Moses to GI

(Wedgewood/Country Home/Tiffany Square)

Friday January 13

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday January 14

………………………………………. Ladies Aid Mtg. 9 am

Sunday January 15

………………………………………………………… Is. 49:1–7

………………………………………………… Psalm 40:1–11

……………………………………………………….  Cor. 1:1–9

………………………………………………………..  1:29–42a

…………….. Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………….. Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

…………………………… Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11-1

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………… All Day Sew 9 am Jan. 16

………………………… Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm Jan 18

………………………………. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Jan. 23

…………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Jan 30

……………… Cairo QRT Fundraiser 7-11pm Feb. 4

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

Orphan Grain Train Donations

Jenny Reynolds has offered to deliver donated items to OGT in Grand Island. If you have any clothing, blankets or plastic dishes, Jenny will gladly deliver them to OGT please place all donated items in Jenny’s SS room located by the bathrooms in the old fellowship hall (NW corner room).

 

Cairo QRT Presents  Midwest Dueling Pianos

The Cairo Quick Response Team will once again be bringing back the Midwest Dueling Pianos on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Cairo Community Center. This has been a successful fundraiser for the Cairo QRT in the past years and hope it continues to entertain this year as well.

More details are located on the Village Newsletter on the church bulletin board by the office.

 

International Lutheran Hour Ministries   Volunteer Trips

“Declare His Glory Among the Nations, His marvelous works Among All the Peoples! Psalm 96:3 If the idea of taking a short term volunteer trip intrigues you … if the idea of learning about another culture while serving a community’s needs excites you … if the idea of sharing the Gospel in a different land moves you …. Check out the poster and flyer located on the bulletin board by the church office.

God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference.

 

2017 Voter’s Assembly Officers

(Please clip and keep posted)

Chairman…………………………. Paul Wilhelm (2017) M&M

Vice-Chairman. Shawn Harders (2017) Chairman for M&M

Secretary………………………… Peg Lemburg (2017) M&M

Treasurer…………………. Gordon Bredthauer (2017) M&M

Trustees………………………………. Rick Leth (2019) M &M

………………………………………………. Ron Schultz (2018)

………………………. Gary Harders (2017) Childcare Board

Elders……………………………………… Ted Dibbern (2019)

………………………………………….. Dick Hadenfeldt (2019)

………………………………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

………………………………………………  Rob Schultz (2018)

………………………….. Matt Neppl (2017) Childcare Board

…………………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017) M & M

Finance Committee………………….. Loren Dibbern (2018)

………………………………………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2018)

………………………………………….. Dorothy Schultz (2018)

………………………………… Joshua Harders (2017) M & M

………………………………………….. Jan Leth (2017) M & M

Board of Education…………………… Carly Callahan (2019)

…………………… John Hadenfeldt (2018) Childcare Board

…………………………………….. Kim Dibbern (2017) M & M

Advisory Member……. Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

 

Memorial Committee

……………………………………………………….. Ted Dibbern

……………………………………………………. Nancy Harders

 

Child Care Board – 2017

Chairman………………………………………. Nellie Campbell

Vice Chairman………………………………… Adam Bierhaus

Secretary………………………………………….. Angie Meyer

Treasurer…………………………………………. Cathy Garrett

Board of Education………………………… John Hadenfeldt

Trustee……………………………………………. Gary Harders

Elder………………………………………………….. Matt Neppl

Director…………………………………………… Tiffany Belleci

Advisory Member………………………………. Pastor Wright

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec 25, 2016

 

Sunday December 25th, 2016 – Christmas Day

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

………………………….. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

…………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

…………… (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright………………………………. Pastor

Kim Dibbern………………………………………. Organist

Lynda Sundberg…………………………………….. Piano

……………………………………………………………. Acolyte

Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert……………………. Ushers

…………………………………………………. Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt…………………………………………. Altar

Jan Leth………………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

………………………………………………… Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Weds 12/7…………………. 39……………………………. 2

Sunday 12/11…………….. 99……………………………. 1

Weds 12/14……………….. 39……………………………. 2

Sunday 12/18…………….. 81……………………………. 2

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/18

Building Fund……………………………………….. $50.00

General Fund…………………………………… $2,316.05

Mission Fund……………………………………… $206.00

12/14 Missions………………………… $366.00

Special Mission………………………………….. $310.60

Special gifts……………………………………………… $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

 

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Mark & Deb Lemburg – Dec. 28 (31)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Betty Critel – Dec. 25

Emily Harders – Dec. 26

Elizabeth Schweitzer – Dec. 26

Sydnie Budde – Dec. 28

Bob Hadenfeldt – Dec. 28

Andrew Frankforter – Dec. 30

 

 

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu


*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday December 25 Christmas Day

………………………………………………………. Is. 52:7–10

…………………………………………………………… Psalm 2

……………………………………………. Heb.1:1–6 (7–12)

……………………………………….. John 1:1–14 (15–18)

…………….. NO Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday December 26

 …………………………………………………… ABC Closed

Tuesday December 27

………………………………………………………………………..

Wednesday December 28

No Confirmation Class Dec. 28

 

Thursday December 29

………………………………………………………………………..

Friday December 30

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday December 31

………………………………………………………………………..

Sunday January 1, 2017  New Year’s Day

………………………………………………….. Num. 6:22–27

…………………………………………………………… Psalm 8

……………………………………………………. Gal. 3:23–29

………………………………………………………… Luke 2:21

……………………….. NO worship in Cairo Jan. 1st 2017

Christ Cairo is invited to Grace WR worship at 9 am

 

 

Church office will be closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 3, 2017

If you are in need of Pastoral care

Please contact an Elder or Lisa Harders.

 

 

Save the Date

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

 

…….. Confirmation Class resumes 5:30-7 pm Jan. 4

……….. Installation of Officers during Worship Jan. 8

……. Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. following Worship Jan. 8

 

 

Why Spend Christmas Alone?

Free Community Christmas

Dinner Dec. 25 (TODAY)

The Community Christmas dinner will begin Noon on Christmas Day! Everyone is invited!!

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (Please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

 

Orphan Grain Train Donations

Jenny Reynolds has offered to deliver donated items to OGT in Grand Island. If you have any clothing, blankets or plastic dishes, Jenny will gladly deliver them to OGT please place all donated items in Jenny’s SS room located by the bathrooms in the old fellowship hall (NW corner room).

 

Today’s Message is “The Gift of Life”

(John 1:1-5)

Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

New Year’s Day Worship Service

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Sunday, Jan. 1    New Year’s Day Worship @ WR 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo Sun. Jan. 1st,

We are invited to join Grace WR Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

 

Old Testament Reading…….Isaiah 38:17-20

Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back. For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness. The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness. The Lord will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the Lord.

 

 

 

Epistle Reading………………….. Romans 6:20-23

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Gospel Reading………………. John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

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Announcements and Readings from the week of Dec. 18, 2016

 

Sunday December 18th, 2016 – 4th Sunday in Advent

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

………………………….. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

…………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

…………… (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright………………………………. Pastor

Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen………….. Piano/Guitar

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………… Acolyte

Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert……………………. Ushers

Justin/Grant ………………………………. Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt…………………………………………. Altar

Lisa Wright……………………………………………. Moses

Matt Neppl/Scott Reynolds…………………….. Elders

LYF………………………………………….. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Weds 11/30……………….. 46……………………………. 1

Sunday 12/4…………….. 108……………………………. 2

Weds 12/7…………………. 39……………………………. 2

Sunday 12/11…………….. 99……………………………. 1

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/11

Building Fund……………………………………….. $30.00

General Fund…………………………………… $2,313.01

Mission Fund……………………………………… $137.00

12/7 Missions…………………………….. 515.13

Special Mission………………………………………… $.00

Special gifts……………………………………………… $.00

 

We have met our budgeted amount for District/Synod/NACC missions.

The HLHS assessment for 2017 is $8,448.00 so we now have $852.04 towards that amount.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Sara Bierhaus’ brother Justin Muller who was in a serious car accident.

* Prayers for Fran Harders recovering from knee replacement surgery.

* Prayers for Shirley Adams recovering from surgery.

* Prayers for Hannah Adams recovering from surgery on Dec. 15.

* Prayers for the family of Larry Braman (Lora Harders’ father) Larry died on Dec 11 the funeral was Sat Dec. 17.

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Ryan & Jessica Marsh – Dec. 19 (7)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Hannah Adams – Dec. 18

Rebecca Hadenfeldt – Dec. 18

Charity Adams – Dec. 19

Larry Jensen – Dec. 19

Fran Johnson – Dec. 20

Len Rathman – Dec. 20

Shari Hadenfeldt – Dec 22

Jim Schultz – Dec. 23

Chancel Guild is asking for donations for the poinsettias for Christmas $10 or a donation of your choice

See Donna Schultz for more information.

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu


*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday December 18 3rd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 35:1–10

………………………………………………………. Psalm 146

…………………………………………………. James 5:7–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 11:2–15

………….. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

…………………………. Elders mtg. following worship

…………………………. Angie Dibbern Family Christmas

Monday December 19

 …………………………………………….. M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday December 20

………………………………….. HLHS Delegate Mtg. 7 pm

Wednesday December 21

……………………….. WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am

…………………………………. Men & Women Bible Study

Please check with members of these studies to make sure if there is class this day.

No Confirmation Class Dec. 21 or Dec. 28

Thursday December 22

……………………………………. ABC Board Mtg. 5:30 pm

Friday December 23

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday December 24 – Christmas Eve

………………………………………………………….. Is. 9:2–7

…………………………………………………………. Psalm 96

………………………………………………….. Titus 2:11–14

……………………………………….. Luke 2:1–14 (15–20)

.. Children’s Christmas Eve Worship Program 7 pm

Sunday December 25 Christmas Day

………………………………………………………. Is. 52:7–10

…………………………………………………………… Psalm 2

……………………………………………. Heb.1:1–6 (7–12)

……………………………………….. John 1:1–14 (15–18)

…………….. NO Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

 

Church office will be closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 3, 2017

If you are in need of Pastoral care

please contact an Elder or Lisa Harders.

 

 

Save the Date

………. Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24

……. Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25

 

Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day

 

NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

 

Why Spend Christmas Alone?

Free Community Christmas

Dinner Dec. 25

Marv Roth is looking for donations and volunteers from Christ Lutheran Cairo for the Community Christmas Dinner please contact Marv at 308-485-4614. The Community Christmas dinner will be Noon on Christmas Day! Everyone is invited!! We will be standing at the back of the church collecting donations for this event.

 

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18.

If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 

 Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (Please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

 

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Sat., Dec 24      Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25     Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, Jan. 1    New Year’s Day Worship @ WR 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo Sun. Jan. 1st,

We are invited to join Grace WR Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

 

 You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 & Christmas Day

From Heaven Above

Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Christmas Day: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

 

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays Dec. 1-3,

8-10, 15-17 and  22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs

with free personalization on site.

 

Orphan Grain Train Donations

Jenny Reynolds has offered to deliver donated items to OGT in Grand Island. If you have any clothing, blankets or plastic dishes, Jenny will gladly deliver them to OGT please place all donated items in Jenny’s SS room located by the bathrooms in the old fellowship hall (NW corner room).

Please Join Us – Christmas Open House

at Central Nebraska OGT Warehouse 427 N Shady Bend Road, Grand Island Enjoy Visiting with Special Guests Jennifer & Kern Saleenas, missionaries in Panama.  Thurs Dec 22nd 10AM-Noon Coffee/Cookies will be provided!

Habitat for Humanity Home #88 Dedication

Everyone is invited on December 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to the dedication of Home #88 at Centro de Vida Cristiana Church 6th Street and Taft; Open house to follow 803 Superior Street Grand Island. See postcard on the church bulletin board for more information.

 

Old Testament Reading                    Isaiah 7:10-17

10Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11“Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? 14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16For before the boy knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you dread will be deserted. 17The Lord will bring upon you and upon your people and upon your father’s house such days as have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah—the king of Assyria.”

 

Epistle                              Romans 1:1-7

1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, 6including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, 7To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Gospel                             Matthew 1:18-25

 

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,  and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 24When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 11, 2016

 

Sunday December 11th, 2016 – 3rd Sunday in Advent

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Cathy Garrett…………………………………….. Organist

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert…………………. Ushers

McLain/Kylie …………………………… Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt……………………………………….. Altar

Nathan Knuth………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 11/20………….. 114……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/27……………. 89……………………………. 8

Weds 11/30……………….. 46……………………………. 1

Sunday 12/4……………. 108……………………………. 2

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/4

Building Fund……………………………………… $50.00

General Fund…………………………………. $4,480.65

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $190.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

We have met our budgeted amount for District/Synod/NACC missions.

The HLHS assessment for 2017 is $8,448.00 so we now have $852.04 towards that amount.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald and Sister Ellen who have been hospitalized.

* Prayers for Sara Bierhaus’ brother Justin Muller who was in a serious car accident Sat. Dec. 3.

* Prayers for Fran Harders who had knee replacement surgery on Dec. 6

* Prayers for Shirley Adams surgery on Friday Dec. 9 in Omaha.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK .

Liane Deines – Dec. 14

 

Chancel Guild is asking for donations for the poinsettias for Christmas

$10 or a donation of your choice

See Donna Schultz for more information.

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday December 11 3rd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 35:1–10

………………………………………………………. Psalm 146

…………………………………………………. James 5:7–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 11:2–15

…………. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

Monday December 12

 …………… Pastor WINKLE mtg. Loup City 9:30-2:30

Tuesday December 13……… New Hope 8:10 am

…………………………………………………… Moses to ABC

Wednesday December 14

……………………………. Men Breakfast Study 6:45 am

…………………………………… Women Bible Study 9 am

……………………… Moses to VA and Boys Town 1 pm

………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

………………………………………….. Moses Mtg. 6:00 pm

………………………………………. Choir practice 6:15 pm

………….. Advent Supper Moses Group Serves 6 pm

…………………….. Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 15………………. Moses to GI

……………………………………. Good Sam and Primrose

………………………………………. HLHS Chapel 9:38 am

Friday December 16………………………………………

Saturday December 17

……………………………. Children’s Practice/Party 5 pm

…………………………………….. All church caroling 7 pm

Sunday December 18 3rd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 35:1–10

………………………………………………………. Psalm 146

…………………………………………………. James 5:7–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 11:2–15

…………. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

……………………………… Elders mtg. following worship

…………………………. Angie Dibbern Family Christmas

Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 25

Marv Roth is looking for donations and volunteers from Christ Lutheran Cairo for the Community Christmas Dinner please contact Marv at 308-485-4641. The Community Christmas dinner will be Noon on Christmas Day! Everyone is invited!!

Save the Date

……….. Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24

…….. Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25

Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day

NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18.

If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

 The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 You are invited to the Heartland Lutheran Christmas concert in the HLHS gym on December 11th at 4:00 pm. Join us as our excellent music students perform an afternoon of music celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

Please Join Us – Christmas Open House

at Central Nebraska OGT Warehouse 427 N Shady Bend Road, Grand Island Enjoy Visiting with Special Guests Jennifer & Kern Saleenas, missionaries in Panama.  Thurs Dec 22nd 10AM-Noon Coffee/Cookies will be provided!

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Sat., Dec 24     Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for

Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Christmas Day: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays Dec. 1-3,

8-10, 15-17 and  22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs

with free personalization on site.

 

All Church Christmas Caroling  7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.

We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.

Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.

Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice

5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!

Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

 

Orphan Grain Train Donations

Jenny Reynolds has offered to deliver donated items to OGT in Grand Island. If you have any clothing, blankets or plastic dishes, Jenny will gladly deliver them to OGT please place all donated items in Jenny’s SS room located by the bathrooms in the old fellowship hall (NW corner room).

 

Old Testament Reading……. Isaiah 35:1–10

1The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. 3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 

Epistle……………… James 5:7-11

 

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

 

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 11:2-15

2Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 7As they went away, 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? 8What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 11Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 4, 2016

Sunday December 4th, 2016 – 2nd Sunday in Advent

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Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
(308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright Pastor
Bev Gilbert Organist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert Ushers
Justin/Grant Usher Helpers
Jan Hadenfeldt Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Tim Lemburg/Matt Neppl Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 11/6 114 8
Sunday 11/13 115 22
Sunday 11/20 114 4
Sunday 11/27 89 8
Weds 11/30 46 1

Our Offerings Sunday 11/27
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,925.01
Mission Fund $1,015.00
Special Mission $.00
Special gifts $.00

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald and Sister Ellen who have been hospitalized.
* Prayers for Shirley Adams surgery on Friday Dec. 9 in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.
* Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.
* Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – Steve Hansen – Dec. 4, Sheyanne Harders – Dec. 4
Blenda Keylon – Dec. 4, Rick Bloomquist – Dec. 7, Mary Harders – Dec. 7
Rick Helzer – Dec. 8, Tyler Plejdrup – Dec. 10, Jenny Reynolds – Dec. 10

Chancel Guild is asking for donations for the poinsettias for Christmas
$10 or a donation of your choice
See Donna Schultz for more information.

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

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

Sunday December 4 2nd Sun in Advent
Is. 11:1–10
Psalm 72:1–7
Rom. 15:4–13
Matt. 3:1–12
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Services 10:30 am
Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Monday December 5

Tuesday December 6 New Hope 8:10 am
Moses to ABC

Wednesday December 7 Men Study 8 am
Women Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation 5:30 pm
ABC Board Mtg. 5:30 pm
Choir practice 6:15 pm
Advent Supper ABC Serves 6 pm
Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 8 Moses to GI
Wedgewood , Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday December 9

Saturday December 10
Ladies Aid pack Christmas Plates 9 am

Sunday December 11 3rd Sun in Advent
Is. 35:1–10
Psalm 146
James 5:7–11
Matt. 11:2–15
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
??? Volunteers needed Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Services 10:30 am
Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

Save the Date
December Children’s Practice 4,11,18 Noon –1 pm
Sunday School Christmas Party 5-7 pm Dec. 17
All Church Christmas Caroling 7 pm Dec. 17
Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24
Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25
Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day
NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1
New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at
Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

Candy Committee NEWS!
The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

55+ Christmas Party
Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm! The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!! A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

The Ladies Aid Card Sales
Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.
They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

Ladies Aid Christmas Cookie Plates
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Church members may donate cookies or individually wrapped treats for the plates. If you have questions contact Mary Harders.

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016
If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services
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Weds, December 7 Advent Worship 7:30 pm
Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare
Weds, December 14 Advent Worship 7:30 pm
Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group
Sat., Dec 24 Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm
Sunday, Dec 25 Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am
Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo
Sunday, January 1 New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am
No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR
Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14
From Heaven Above
Advent Weekly Worship Series
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”
• Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
• Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
• Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
• Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts
Thursdays – Saturdays
Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and
22nd & 23rd
1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.
Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

All Church Christmas Caroling
7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.
We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.
Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.
Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.
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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice
5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!
Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

Old Testament Reading……… Isaiah 11:1–10

1There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. 6The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. 9They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. 10In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

 

Epistle……… Romans 15:4-13

4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 8For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

 

Holy Gospel………. Matthew 3:1-12

1In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” 4Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

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December 2016 Church Calendar

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2016 Advent and Christmas Day Worship

You are Invited to join us Wednesday evenings for Advent Worship

Advent Dinners begin at 6:00 pm and Worship Services begin at 7:30 pm

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As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther

provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which

focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series,

sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious

treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include

“Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1 Nov. 30: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.

Supper served by the Chancel Guild

  • Week 2 Dec 7: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.

Supper served by the ABC Board/Staff

  • Week 3 Dec 14: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.

Supper served by the “Moses” and the Comfort Dog Group

  • Week 4 Dec 25: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Week 4 of the Series will be the title for our Christmas Morning Worship Service Sunday Dec. 25th.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 27, 2016

 

Sunday November 27th, 2016 – 1st Sunday in Advent

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC 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 2016 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Kimberly Dibbern………………………………. Organist

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz……………… Ushers

McLain/Kylie …………………………… Usher Helpers

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Chancel………………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/30……………. 97……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/6……………. 114……………………………. 8

Sunday 11/13………….. 115………………………….. 22

Sunday 11/20………….. 114……………………………. 4

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/20

Building Fund……………………………………. $150.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,199.81

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $322.00

Special Mission…………………………………. $335.20

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald, Donald underwent surgery this past Tuesday.

* Prayers for Jerry Meyer who had surgery on his neck last Weds. in Omaha.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*  Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rick & Dail Helzer – Nov. 27 (40)

Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 30 (54)

Carl & Allison Sokol – Nov. 30 (25)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Justine Eriksen – Nov. 28

Emily & Eon Lemburg – Dec. 3

Rick Leth – Dec. 3

*Please see the table in the fellowship hall with the extra pans and lids leftover from church dinners.

 

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday November 27 1st Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………….. Is. 2:1–5

………………………………………………………. Psalm 122

……………………………………. Rom. 13:(8–10) 11–14

……………………… Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44

…….. No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

……………………….. Chancel Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday November 28

………………………… Hanging of the Greens 6 pm

……………………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday November 29……….. #GivingTuesday

……………………… Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm

Wednesday November 30….. Men Study 8 am

……………………………….. Women Bible Study 9 am

…………………….. HLHS Blood Drive 8:30-2:30 pm

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……………………………………. Choir practice 6:15 pm

……………. Advent Supper Chancel Serves 6 pm

………………… Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 1…………………………………..

Friday December 2………………………………………..

Saturday December 3… SS Teacher mtg. 9 am

….. Breakfast w/Santa Cairo Comm Ctr. 9-11am

… ABC Bake Sale at Breakfast with Santa 9 am

Sunday December 4 2nd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 11:1–10

………………………………………………….. Psalm 72:1–7

…………………………………………………. Rom. 15:4–13

……………………………………………………. Matt. 3:1–12

….. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am

…………………….. Ladies Aid Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

………………………….. 55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Save the Date

December Children’s Practice 4,11,18 Noon –1 pm

….. Sunday School Christmas Party 5-7 pm Dec. 17

……….. All Church Christmas Caroling 7 pm Dec. 17

……….. Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24

…….. Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25

Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day

NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

 

 

55+ Christmas Party

Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm!  The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!!  A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 

Ladies Aid Christmas Cookie Plates

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Church members may donate cookies or individually wrapped treats for the plates. If you have questions contact Mary Harders.

 

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

 

ABC NEWS!

ABC Preschool/Daycare will be hosting the

Annual Bake Sale at BREAKFAST with SANTA

Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Cairo Community Center 9-11 am,  ABC is asking all church members help in baking items for the fundraiser,

All baked items can be delivered to the church before 8 am Sat. morning. ABC Board members will pick up and price all items.  If you are able to help please let Jenny Reynolds know. THANK YOU!

 

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

 

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, November 30                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Chancel Guild

Weds, December 7                    Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare

Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Sat., Dec 24     Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

 

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above

Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

 

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and

22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

 

HLHS News!

On Wednesday, November 30th 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 (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –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.

 

All Church Christmas Caroling

7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.

We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.

 

Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.

Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice

5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!

Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

 

Old Testament Reading                  Jeremiah 23:5–8

5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ 7“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ 8but ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.’ Then they shall dwell in their own land.”

 


Epistle
                    Romans 13:11–14

11Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

 

Holy Gospel              Matthew 24:36–44 

 36“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship at Christ Cairo Nov. 23, 2016

Please Join Us!

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship, Weds. Nov. 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

 

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

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