Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct 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 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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Kendal Knuth
Usher Helpers David / Carlie
Elders Rob Schultz / Tim Lemburg
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Garrett Teichmeier / Loren Dibbern

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Jessica Clough 10/20
Taylor Schultz 10/20
Crystal Rasmussen 10/22
Oscar Marsh 10/24
Jerry Teichmeier 10/25
Lora Harders 10/26

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sept. 22 95 12
Sept. 29 56 2
Oct. 6 92 2
Oct. 13 108 8

Our Offerings Sunday 10/13
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,325.00
*Moses Fund Donation to General Fund $1,000.00
Mission Fund $172.00
*HLHS Breakfast Burrito Donation to Special Mission $50.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $14 & Men’s Breakfast $68 $82.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Barb Meyer admitted to CHI St Francis this past week.
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, ongoing treatment.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Oct. 20 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Gen. 32:22–30, Psalm 121
2 Tim. 3:14—4:5, Luke 18:1–8

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 10 am
Worship with communion 10:30 am
Sunday School Teachers Mtg. Following Worship
Sunday Dinner at the Gathering Place (Cairo Senior Ctr) 11-1 

Monday Oct. 21
Tuesday Oct. 22
Wednesday Oct. 23
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Oct. 24
Friday Oct. 25
Saturday Oct. 26

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Reformation Day obs. (Oct. 31)
Rev. 14:6–7, Psalm 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 10 am
Worship - Choir Sings ♫ 10:30 am 

SAVE the DATE
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Oct 28
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Oct 28
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Reformation Day Oct. 31
All Saints Day Nov. 1
Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney NE Nov 9-10
The middle school will be serving coffee on Sun. Nov 3
to help raise funds to attend this event.
HLHS Red Cross Blood Donation 8:30-2:30 Nov 19
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24

HFH Christmas Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 8, 1-2:30 pm
St Pauls Lutheran Church – Family Life Center
BAKERS NEEDED
If you want to bake or need more information contact us at 385-5510 or megan@gihabitat.org.

Middle School Youth Gathering 2019
Nov. 9-10 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Ctr. Kearney NE.
Middle School youth are learning a lot about themselves and want to kNOw who they are. This gathering is a chance to celebrate the love we receive through the waters of Baptism. Students will be reminded that they are KNOWN by God through their baptism, saved by Jesus and NO one else, and shown what that means for them NOW. The Middle school children will be serving coffee, Sunday Nov. 3 to help with costs. Registration fees after Oct 14 is $140 per student plus Hotel lodging fees.

Cairo Senior Center Invites you to Join Them for
SUNDAY DINNER at the Gathering Place
Sunday, Oct. 20 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adults $9.00 & Kids $4.00
Serving Glazed Spiral Ham, Augratin Potatoes, Salad and Sides,
Rolls and Pie! Carryout is Available!

Cairo Senior Center – Clip and Save
Gathering Place
Center Director – Tracy Bowers (308) 485-4634
Upcoming Events:
Morning Coffee Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Cards (Pitch) Weds. 12:30 pm
Divine Dessert Devotions with a Local Pastor Thurs. 12:30 pm
3rd Sunday Dinner 11 am – 1 pm
Toenail & Blood Pressure Clinic 2nd Tues of the Month 12:30 pm
Flu Season Safety Speaker Weds. Oct. 16 12:30 pm
Fried Chicken/Village Update 3rd Tues of the Month 12:30 pm

*Please see the posters on the bulletin board by the church office for Octs week day menu & more information.

HLHS NEWS
The HLHS Class of 2020 will be selling poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 5th to ensure we have them by December 5th. You can order your poinsettia through the school office 308-385-3900, by completing the order form from the HLHS website heartlandlutheran.org, or bulletin on the HLHS bulletin board and mailing it to the school. Thank you for your support. Jackie Zeehndner Class of 2020 Adviser

Trunk or Treat at CLC

Please join us at Christ Lutheran in Cairo for Trunk or Treat!
The fun will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Halloween, October 31st We will have all kinds of goodies including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, hot cocoa, and of course candy, candy, candy and more candy all for FREE!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!!
***Sunday School is looking for several more volunteers to have TRUNKS for the kids and donate bags of candy. If you are interested in helping the Sunday School please let Sara Bierhaus know.

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Genesis 32:22–30

22The same night [Jacob] arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” 29Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

Epistle 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5

14As for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 1I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

Holy Gospel Luke 18:1–8

1[Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 121

P 1I lift up my eyes to the hills.
C From where does my help come?
P 2My help comes from the LORD,
C who made heaven and earth.
P 3He will not let your foot be moved;
C he who keeps you will not slumber.
P 4Behold, he who keeps Israel
C will neither slumber nor sleep.
P 5The LORD is your keeper;
C the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
P 6The sun shall not strike you by day,
C nor the moon by night.
P 7The LORD will keep you from all evil;
C he will keep your life.
P 8The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in
C from this time forth and forevermore.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 13, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie H/Kendal K
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Moses Lisa Wright
Coffee Fellowship Women’s Bible Study
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Garrett Teichmeier / Loren Dibbern

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Ben & Whitney Dibbern 10-17 (4)
Larry & Karry Jensen 10-18 (46)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Lucas Nation 10-14
Sam Dibbern 10-18
Calhen Strode 10-19
Sarah Heinen 10-19

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sept. 15 96 7
Sept. 22 95 12
Sept. 29 56 2
Oct. 6 92 2

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for the family and friends of Angela Poland, St Paul NE, Angela passed away Tues. Oct 8 following a long battle against cancer.
Prayers for Rick & Lexie Bloomquist following the birth of their son this past week.
Prayers for Paul Rasmussen recovering at home from triple bypass surgery.
Prayers for Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, ongoing treatment.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Oct. 13 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Ruth 1:1–19a, Psalm 111
2 Tim. 2:1–13, Luke 17:11–19

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid (Barb & Angie) 10 am
Worship with Children’s Message 10:30 am
♫ Sunday School Children Sing during Worship
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship 11:30 am
Annual Gospel Concert Faith Lutheran Nysted 2:30 pm

Monday Oct. 14
Columbus Day
Tuesday Oct. 15
Wednesday Oct. 16
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
Confirmation 5:30 pm 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Oct. 17
Moses to GI (Primrose & Heritage)
Friday Oct. 18
Saturday Oct. 19
Regional Comfort Dog Mtg. Seward NE

Sunday, Oct. 20 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Gen. 32:22–30, Psalm 121
2 Tim. 3:14—4:5, Luke 18:1–8

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 10 am
Worship with communion 10:30 am
Sunday School Teachers Mtg. Following Worship
Sunday Dinner at the Gathering Place (Cairo Senior Ctr) 11-1 

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Oct 28
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Oct 28
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Reformation Day Oct. 31
All Saints Day Nov. 1
Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney NE Nov 9-10
The middle school will be serving coffee on Sun. Nov 3
to help raise funds to attend this event.
HLHS Red Cross Blood Donation 8:30-2:30 Nov 19
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24

Annual Gospel Concert
Faith Lutheran Church
at St Peder’s Nysted
3 miles west of Hwy. 11
on 7th Ave.
Oct. 13 at 2:30 pm
Featuring Faith Lutheran’s New Beginnings Choir, Inspired Original music by Tom Schroeder, Blue Clover and Friends and Bob Keim on Piano. Soup Supper foloowoing.
Free will offering to benefit Todd Becker Foundation.

HFH Christmas Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 8, 1-2:30 pm
St Pauls Lutheran Church – Family Life Center
BAKERS NEEDED
If you want to bake or need more information contact us at 385-5510 or megan@gihabitat.org.

Middle School Youth Gathering 2019
Nov. 9-10 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Ctr. Kearney NE.
Middle School youth are learning a lot about themselves and want to kNOw who they are. This gathering is a chance to celebrate the love we receive through the waters of Baptism. Students will be reminded that they are KNOWN by God through their baptism, saved by Jesus and NO one else, and shown what that means for them NOW. The Middle school children will be serving coffee, Sunday Nov. 3 to help with costs. Registration fees after Oct 14 is $140 per student plus Hotel lodging fees.

Cairo Senior Center Invites you to Join Them for
SUNDAY DINNER at the Gathering Place
Sunday, Oct. 20 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adults $9.00 & Kids $4.00
Serving Glazed Spiral Ham, Augratin Potatoes, Salad and Sides,
Rolls and Pie! Carryout is Available!

Cairo Senior Center
Gathering Place
Center Director – Tracy Bowers (308) 485-4634
Upcoming Events:
Morning Coffee Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Cards (Pitch) Weds. 12:30 pm
Divine Dessert Devotions with a Local Pastor Thurs. 12:30 pm
3rd Sunday Dinner 11 am – 1 pm
Toenail & Blood Pressure Clinic 2nd Tues of the Month 12:30 pm
Flu Season Safety Speaker Weds. Oct. 16 12:30 pm
Fried Chicken/Village Update 3rd Tues of the Month 12:30 pm

*Please see the posters on the bulletin board by the church office for Octs week day menu & more information.

HLHS NEWS
The HLHS Class of 2020 will be selling poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 5th to ensure we have them by December 5th. You can order your poinsettia through the school office 308-385-3900, by completing the order form from the HLHS website heartlandlutheran.org, or bulletin on the HLHS bulletin board and mailing it to the school. Thank you for your support. Jackie Zeehndner Class of 2020 Adviser
Congratulations to Ethan Reynolds, Ethan was chosen to represent his Freshmen class for the HLHS 2019 Homecoming Court. These students were voted on by their classmates, by demonstrating a strong sense of Red Hornet Pride and best represent each class and Heartland Lutheran High School as students of learning, service and leadership.

Trunk or Treat at CLC

Please join us at Christ Lutheran in Cairo for Trunk or Treat!
The fun will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Halloween, October 31st We will have all kinds of goodies including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, hot cocoa, and of course candy, candy, candy and more candy all for FREE!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!!
***Sunday School is looking for several more volunteers to have TRUNKS for the kids. If you are interested in decorating your trunk please let Sara Bierhaus know.

Please join us
Women’s Bible Study
Weds. Mornings 9:00 a.m. at church
All women are invited to join us, we will use studies from the LWML Quarterly’s until our devotion books arrive.
“The God of All Comfort” by Donna Pyle will be our first study of the year. Overview of the Eight Lessons about Hope in Christ: Life is hard. And really hard for some of us. We suffer, grow discouraged, and struggle with sin. But when we view our sufferings from the balcony of faith, we rest in the assurance that God never leaves us unloved or uncared for. His hope is a beacon of comfort. Over these eight lessons, our journey will take us through a section of Scripture titled “The God of All Comfort” in 2 Corinthians 1:3–7. The apostle Paul, the author of that letter and an expert when it came to suffering, lends insight and encouragement that God is not blind to our troubles. Along the way, we will meet faith-filled Christians who relied on faith despite their heartache. Through their stories and God’s Word, we will experience the unmistakable handprint of a loving, merciful Savior.
If you would like the church office to order you a devotion book please let Lisa know before Thursday Oct. 17. For more information you may go to the Concordia Publishing House Website, each book is priced $14.99 plus S/H charges.

Luke 17:11-19

Old Testament Reading Ruth 1:1–19a

1In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. 3But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, 5and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband. 6Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the LORD had visited his people and given them food. 7So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. 8But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9The LORD grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. 10And they said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.” 11But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? 12Turn back, my daughters; go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons, 13would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me.” 14Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. 15And she said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. 17Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” 18And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. 19So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem.

Epistle 2 Timothy 2:1–13

1You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 8Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.

Holy Gospel Luke 17:11–19

11On the way to Jerusalem [Jesus] was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 6, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie H/Kendal K
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Moses Lisa Wright
Coffee Fellowship Women’s Bible Study
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Garrett Teichmeier / Loren Dibbern

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Mike & Liane Deines 10/9 (26)
Josh & Lindsey Harders 10/10 (10)
Todd & Denise Bredthauer 10/11 (22)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Bill Hadenfeldt 10/6
Beverly Gilbert 10/7
Kylie Bloomquist 10/8
Steve Dibbern 10/8
Gary Harders 10/8
Nancy Harders 10/9
Lily Campbell 10/11
Tyler Lemburg 10/11

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sept. 8 107 5
Sept. 15 96 7
Sept. 22 95 12
Sept. 29 56 2

Our Offerings Sunday 9/29
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,645.00
Mission Fund ($1,072 from Ladies Aid Breakfast) $1,089.00
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 General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for Marilyn Wilhelm recovering at home following back surgery.
Prayers for Paul Rasmussen recovering at home from triple bypass surgery.
Prayers for Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, ongoing treatment.
Suffering from Cancer – Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Oct. 6 – LWML Sunday – 17th Sun. after Pentecost
Habakkuk 1:1-4:2:1-4, Psalm 62,
2 Tim. 1:1-14, Luke 17:1-10

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 am
 Coffee Fellowship – Women’s Bible Study 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
♫ CLC Choir Sing during Worship 

Monday Oct. 7
All Belong to Christ Pumpkin Patch 4:30-7:30 pm
Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI
Tuesday Oct. 8 Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI
Wednesday Oct. 9
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Oct. 10
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday Oct. 11
Saturday Oct. 12

Sunday, Oct. 13 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Ruth 1:1–19a, Psalm 111
2 Tim. 2:1–13, Luke 17:11–19

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid (Barb & Angie) 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
♫ Sunday School Children Sing during Worship
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE Regional Comfort Dog Mtg. Seward NE. Oct 19
Sunday School Teachers Mtg. Following Worship Oct. 20
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Oct 28
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Oct 28
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Reformation Day Oct. 31
All Saints Day Nov. 1
Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney NE Nov 9-10
The middle school will be serving coffee on Sun. Nov 3 to help raise funds to attend this event.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24

THANK YOU
Ladies Aid would like to Thank You for making our Burrito Breakfast a success. We Collected a total of $572.00 and with the Ladies Aid $500.00 match a total of $1,072.00 will be going toward our churches assessment for Heartland Lutheran school.

HFH Christmas Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 8, 1-2:30 pm
St Pauls Lutheran Church – Family Life Center
BAKERS NEEDED
If you want to bake or need more information contact us at 385-5510 or megan@gihabitat.org.

HLHS Alumni Volleyball Recognition
Tues. Oct. 15 Game Time 5 pm and 7 pm
Join us so that we may honor you an your past participation in the HLHS Volleyball program. You will receive free admission, reserved seating to watch our matches, and an alumni t-shirt. The announcement of our alumni will take place prior to the last match.

Middle School Youth Gathering 2019
Nov. 9-10 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Ctr. Kearney NE.
Middle School youth are learning a lot about themselves and want to kNOw who they are. This gathering is a chance to celebrate the love we receive through the waters of Baptism. Students will be reminded that they are KNOWN by God through their baptism, saved by Jesus and NO one else, and shown what that means for them NOW.
The Middle school children will be serving coffee, Sunday Nov. 3 to help with costs. Registration fees after Oct 14 is $140 per student plus Hotel lodging fees.
Each number represents a letter of the alphabet. Substitute
the correct letter for the numbers to reveal the coded words.

FIRST READING Habakkuk 1:1–4; 2:1–4

1The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. 2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so, justice goes forth perverted. 1I will take my stand at my watch post and station myself on the tower and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. 2And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. 3For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. 4“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

SECOND READING 2 Timothy 1:1–14


1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus 2To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayer’s night and day. 4As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,10and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 13Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

HOLY GOSPEL Luke 17:1–10

1And he [Jesus] said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept. 22, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 David Hadenfeldt
Ushers Craig Harders / Ron Schultz
Usher Helpers Carlie / Lily
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid Breakfast Burritos

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Adam & Tina Dibbern 9/22 (18)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Jennell Campbell 9/22
Bill Harders 9/23
Paul Wilhelm 9/28

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Aug. 25 104 4
Sept. 1 51 2
Sept. 8 105 5
Sept. 15 96 7

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for Marilyn Wilhelm following back surgery this past Weds. at CHI St Francis Grand Island
• Prayers for Amariah and her family on her baptism.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s sister
• Barb Meyer

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Sept. 22 – 15th Sun. after Pentecost
Amos 8:4–7, Psalm 113
1 Tim. 2:1–15, Luke 16:1–15

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser – Fellowship Time
Worship with Baptism 10:30 am

Monday Sept. 23 Fall Begins
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Sept. 24
Wednesday Sept. 25 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Sept. 26 Cairo Senior Ctr Devotions Noon
ABC Closed Sept. 26 & 27 for Junk Jaunt Sales Fundraiser
JUNK JAUNT Set up MANY Volunteers Needed!
Friday Sept. 27
Junk Jaunt Food & Junk Sales
Saturday Sept. 28 Junk Jaunt Food & Junk Sales

Sunday, Sept. 29 – St Michael & All Angels
Dan. 10:10–14,12:1–3, Psalm 91
Rev. 12:7–12, Matt. 18:1–11 or Luke 10:17–20
Junk Jaunt Fellowship 10 am
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Worship outside under the Tent 10:30 am
Please stay and help clean up the church following the JJ Sales
Thank You Very Much
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing 4pm

SAVE the DATE
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Sept. 30
Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI Oct 7-8
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship Oct. 13
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Sun. Dec. 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec. 24

Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing Come and celebrate with us by singing praises to our Lord!
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 4 pm at Grace Baptist Church
9th & Baxter Street, St. Paul NE.
The LOST Sheep – Luke 15:1-7

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
BLOOD DRIVE On Tuesday, September 17th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to donate 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.

Save the Date
Junk Jaunt – September 26-28
We Need Your Help!!
Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.
We Need
 Kitchen Help
 Packing Lunch Sacks
 Set up Workers
 Clean up Workers
 Servers during busy meal hours
Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fundraiser!!

Volunteers are needed this morning to help set up for Junk Jaunt Sales next weekend. Several hands will make the work light, all the donations located in the far Sunday School room needs to be carried out to the old fellowship hall tables. Ladies Aid please will you pick up your fall table decoration, thank you. Volunteers are needed to help mark vendor lots outside. See Gary Harders or Peg Lemburg to see where help is needed. Thank You for your helping in making this fundraiser a success.

Ladies Aid / Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast TODAY! The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast Burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Old Testament Reading Amos 8:4–7

4Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great and deal deceitfully with false balances, 6that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat?” 7The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: “Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.”

Epistle 1 Timothy 2:1–15

1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; 9likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. 15Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Holy Gospel Luke 16:1–15

1[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 14The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept. 15, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Kendal Knuth
Ushers Craig Harders / Ron Schultz
Usher Helpers David / Carlie
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship LYF

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Darren & Charity Adams 9/16 (24)
Loren & Julie Dibbern 9/16 (41)
Craig & Lora Harders 9/17 (36)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg 9/17 (69)
Kayla & Adam Becker 9/20 (11)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Robbie Gilbert 9/15
Elizabeth DeFreece 9/16
Kendal Knuth 9/16
Benjamin Serr 9/16
Loren Dibbern 9/17
Shawn Harders 9/17
Kinzlie Bloomquist 9/20
Kody Hadenfeldt 9/21

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Aug. 18 95 3
Aug. 25 104 4
Sept. 1 51 2
Sept. 8 105 5

Our Offerings Sunday 9/8
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,300.00
Mission Fund $198.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Misc.Gifts (Cheng Concert & Sunday School) $244.10

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for Raymond Kounovsky, Garen & Laura Spatz brother in law suffered a heart attack.
• Prayers for Family and Friends of LaVera Blanco, Jan Hadenfeldt’s cousin. LaVera passed away on Sept. 3 her funeral will be held Sept. 28 in Florida.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s sister
• Barb Meyer

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Sept. 15 – 14th Sun. after Pentecost
Ezek. 34:11–24, Psalm 119:169–176
1 Tim1:(5–11)12–17, Luke 15:1–10

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Mtg. in Fellowship Hall 9:45 am
LYF - Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion Choir Sings ♫ 10:30 am

Monday Sept. 16
Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Sept. 17
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sept. 18
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Sept. 19
Moses to GI (Primrose)
Friday Sept. 20
Saturday Sept. 21
Heartland Lutheran Golf Tournament

Sunday, Sept. 22 – 15th Sun. after Pentecost
Amos 8:4–7, Psalm 113
1 Tim. 2:1–15, Luke 16:1–15

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser – Fellowship Time
Worship with Baptism 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Fall Begins Sept. 23
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 23
Pastor Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon Sept. 26
ABC Closed for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 26-27
Junk Jaunt Food Booth Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Junk Jaunt ABC Junk Sales Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing 4 pm Sept. 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Sept. 30
Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI Oct 7-8
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship Oct. 13
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Sun. Dec. 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec. 24

Tomorrow’s forecast…God reigns and the Son shines!

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
BLOOD DRIVE On Tuesday, September 17th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to donate 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.

Save the Date
Junk Jaunt – September 26-28
We Need Your Help!!
Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.
We Need
 Pie Bakers
 Kitchen Help
 Packing Lunch Sacks
 Set up Workers
 Clean up Workers
 Servers during busy meal hours
Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fundraiser!!

Ladies Aid / Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast during fellowship time on 9/22. The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast Burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing

Come and celebrate with us by singing praises to our Lord!
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 4 pm at Grace Baptist Church
9th & Baxter Street, St. Paul NE.

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Ezekiel 34:11–24

11“For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. 17“As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats. 18Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? 19And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? 20“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.”

Epistle 1 Timothy 1:5–17

5The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. 8Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. 12I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Holy Gospel Luke 15:1–10

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus]. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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Announcement and Readings for the week of Sept. 8, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Craig Harders / Ron Schultz
Usher Helpers Kendal / David
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Elders
Coffee Fellowship All Belong to Christ

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Brian & Dana Tonniges 9/10 (31)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Matt Neppl 9/8
Donna Harders 9/9
Peggy Hadenfeldt 9/13
Kalli Knuth 9/13

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Aug. 11 84 8
Aug. 18 95 3
Aug. 25 104 4
Sept. 1 51 2

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for Raymond Kounovsky, Garen & Laura Spatz brother in law suffered a heart attack.
• Prayers for Family and Friends of LaVera Blanco, Jan Hadenfeldt’s cousin. LaVera passed away on Sept. 3 her funeral will be held Sept. 28 in Florida.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s sister
• Barb Meyer

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Sept. 8 – 13th Sun. after Pentecost
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 1
Philemon 1–21, Luke 14:25–35

Sunday School Class Begins and Adult Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Kevin & Heidi Cheng Concert Cairo Comm. Ctr. 6 pm

Monday Sept. 9
Pastor’s Winkel Mtg. at Central City 9 am – 3 pm
Tuesday Sept. 10
Wednesday Sept. 11
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Classes Begin 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Sept. 12
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday Sept. 13

Saturday Sept. 14

Sunday, Sept. 15 – 14th Sun. after Pentecost
Ezek. 34:11–24, Psalm 119:169–176
1 Tim1:(5–11)12–17, Luke 15:1–10

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Mtg. in Fellowship Hall 9:45 am
LYF - Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion Choir Sings ♫ 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Annual Budget & Election of Officer Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 16
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept. 21
Ladies Aid/Thrivent Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser Sept. 22
Dibbern Baptism during Worship Sept. 22
Fall Begins Sept. 23
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 23
Pastor Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon Sept. 26
Junk Jaunt Food Booth Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Junk Jaunt ABC Junk Sales Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
ABC Closed for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 26-27
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Sept. 30
Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI Oct 7-8
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship Oct. 13
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Sun. Dec. 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec. 24

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
BLOOD DRIVE On Tuesday, September 17th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting 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. GOLF SCRAMBLE – The HLHS Golf Scramble is Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. Please call or email the office to register your team or sponsorship. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Save the Date
Junk Jaunt – September 26-28
We Need Your Help!!
Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.
We Need
 Pie Bakers
 Kitchen Help
 Packing Lunch Sacks
 Set up Workers
 Clean up Workers
 Servers during busy meal hours
Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fundraiser!!

CPH – 2019 Fall Bible Sale
Save up to 33% on the new & most popular Bibles and Companion Books. See the poster by the office or go to cph.org/biblesale

DENIM DRIVE for Hope Harbor
Maurices is holding a denim drive Aug. 26-Sept. 9 and will be accepting donations of gently used women’s jeans. This year we will be taking our donations to Hope Harbor for women in need in our local are. Donations can be dropped off at the Maurices located in the Conestoga Mall. You are also more than welcome to bring them to the church office, and I will pick them up there. Thank you so much! Kristen Harders

Habitat for Humanity Needs a Volunteer
The HFH is looking for a volunteer from our church to help pick up the aluminum cans from the Pump and Pantry in Cairo and the Wood River Methodist Church. This volunteer would need to take them to Kramer’s Auto Parts and Iron Co. 3405 N US Hwy 281, Grand Island NE. If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact Megan at HFH (308) 385-5510

Ladies Aid / Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast during fellowship time on 9/22. The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast Burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Kevin & Heide Cheng
Piano / Violin Concert
Sunday Sept. 8th, 6:00 pm at the Cairo Community Ctr. Featuring classical, sacred, popular, western (John Denver), and blue grass gospel music.
Free will Offering

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 30:15–20
15“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 17But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Epistle Philemon 1–21


1Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, 6and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. 7For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. 8Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— 10I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11(Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will. 15For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. 20Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ. 21Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

Holy Gospel Luke 14:25–35

25Now great crowds accompanied [Jesus], and he turned and said to them, 26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. 34“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept. 1, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie H/Kendal K
Elders Richard Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Karen & Joan)
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Craig Harders & Ron Schultz

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Jeffrey & Fusako Hadenfeldt 9/1 (35)
Samuel & Sharon Dibbern 9/3 (3)
Bill & Sharise Hadenfeldt 9/4 (43)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Jackson Bierhaus 9/3
Jeffrey Campbell 9/5
McKensey Dibbern 9/5
Tim Dibbern 9/5
Mason Janda 9/6

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8
August 18 95 3
August 25 104 4

Our Offerings Sunday 8/25
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,001.00
Mission Fund $123.01
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $ $37.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for the Family and Friends of Lowell Kohtz, Gerry Kohtz father, Lowell passed away Friday, Aug. 23 at the Central NE Veterans Home in Kearney. Funeral Services were Weds. Aug. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in GI. The flowers on the altar are in Memory of Lowell.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
• Barb Meyer

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Sept 1 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Prov. 25:2–10, Psalm 131
Heb. 13:1–17, Luke 14:1–14

Adult Bible Study 9 am
 Ladies Aid (Karen & Joan) - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday Sept 2
Labor Day
Tuesday Sept 3

Wednesday Sept 4
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
Thursday Sept 5
Moses to Ravenna
Little Jays Daycare, Good Sam & Seneca
Friday Sept 6

Saturday Sept 7

Sunday, Sept 8 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 1
Philemon 1–21, Luke 14:25–35

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin 

Concert at Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm

SAVE the DATE
Election of Officers & Budget Mtg. Sept 16
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept 21
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Fall Begins Sept 23
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 pm Dec 5
Breakfast with Santa in Cairo 9 – 11 am Dec. 7

Orphan Grain Train Donations,
may be left in Jenny Reynolds Sunday School Room. Please see the sign by the office of what they will take.

Save the Date
Junk Jaunt – September 26-28
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt Committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.
We need…
 Pie bakers
 Kitchen help
 Packing lunch sacks
 Set up workers
 Cleanup workers
 Servers during busy meal hours
Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fund raiser!!

CPH – 2019 Fall Bible Sale

Save up to 33% on the new & most popular Bibles and Companion Books. See the poster by the office or go to cph.org/biblesale

DENIM DRIVE for Hope Harbor
Maurices is holding a denim drive Aug 26 – Sept 9 and will be accepting donations of gently used women’s jeans. This year we will be taking our donations to Hope Harbor for women in need in our local area. Donations can be dropped off at the Maurices located in the Conestoga Mall. You are also more than welcome to bring them to the church office, and I will pick them up there. Thank you so much! Kristen Harders

Habitat for Humanity Needs a Volunteer
The Habitat for Humanity is looking for a volunteer from our church to help pick up the aluminum cans from the Pump and Pantry in Cairo and the Wood River United Methodist Church. This volunteer would need to take them to Kramer’s Auto Parts and Iron Co. 3405 N US Hwy 281, Grand Island NE. If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact Megan at Habitat for Humanity (308) 385-5510.

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
HLHS Golf Scramble Rescheduled to Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. If you originally signed up or sponsored the originally scheduled July scramble, we will carry your spot over to September 21. If you haven’t signed up or sponsored due to a conflict, you can do so through the school office 308-385-3900 or the HLHS school website: heartlandlutheran.org. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Ladies Aid/Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast during fellowship time on 9/22. The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Do you love shooting? Are you registered for this fantastic event?
As Nebraskans we realize there is a greater need than ever to show support to organizations that promote and defend the most basic of all human rights, the right to life, from conception to natural death. We are proud to support pro-life organizations and their efforts to promote life throughout the state. As outdoorsmen and women, we have a special appreciation for the gift of life and ask that you consider joining us in supporting this great cause. Join us at this year’s 2019 SHOOT4LIFE!!

Kevin & Heidi Cheng
Piano / Violin Concert
Sunday, September 8th
6 p.m. @ Cairo Community Center
Featuring classical, sacred, popular, western (John Denver), and blue grass gospel music. Free will Offering

Old Testament Reading Proverbs 25:2–10

2It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. 3As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; 5take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. 6Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great, 7for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen 8do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? 9Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, 10lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.

Epistle Hebrews 13:1–17

1Let brotherly love continue. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” 7Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. 17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Holy Gospel Luke 14:1–14

1One Sabbath, when [Jesus] went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” 6And they could not reply to these things. 7Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 25, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Katie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal Knuth
Elders
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Donna Schultz
Ushers Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Nathan & Jaci Knuth 8/29 (21)
Robert & Kristin Schultz 8/29 (27)
Harold & Holly Plejdrup Jr. 8/30 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Lois Neppl 8/25
Colt Hadenfeldt 8/27    Berkley Strode 8/28
Aubrey Reynolds 8/29
Seth Reynolds 8/29
Jeffrey Hadenfeldt 8/30
Carolyn Visser 8/31

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
July 28 64 1
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8
August 18 95 3

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Maximillian Echtenkamp, infant son of Tim & Brit Echtenkamp.
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Aug 25 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Is. 66:18–23, Psalm 50:1–15
Heb.12:4–24(25–29), Luke 13:22–30
Everyone Is Invited to Join Us for Sunday School RALLY DAY!

9am Children’s Activities / Potluck Dinner following Worship

No Adult BS, please come Enjoy activities with the SS Children
ABC - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Potluck Dinner (Church Fellowship Hall immediately following worship)
New Member Classes 1 pm 

Monday Aug 26
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday Aug 27
Junk Jaunt Mtg. 6pm
Wednesday Aug 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Parent & Student Orientation Mtg. 5:30 pm
Thursday Aug 29
Friday Aug 30
Saturday Aug 31

Sunday, Sept 1 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Prov. 25:2–10, Psalm 131
Heb. 13:1–17, Luke 14:1–14

Adult Bible Study 9 am
 Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm 

SAVE the DATE
NE State Fair Friday August 23 – Monday September 2, 2019
Sunday School Classes Begin 9 am Sept.8
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin
Concert at Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm Sept 8
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept 21
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28

Orphan Grain Train Donations,
may be left in Jenny Reynolds Sunday School Room. Please see the sign by the office of what they will take.

Save the Date

Junk Jaunt – September 26-28

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt Committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.

We need…

 Pie bakers
 Kitchen help
 Packing lunch sacks
 Set up workers
 Cleanup workers
 Servers during busy meal hours

Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fund raiser!!

CPH – 2019 Fall Bible Sale

Save up to 33% on the new & most popular Bibles and Companion Books. See the poster by the office or go to cph.org/biblesale

Heartland Lutheran
H.S. News

Heartland Lutheran High School State Fair Pie Booth Help Needed!
Every year we run the Village Pie Maker food booth in the 5 Points Bank Arena at the State Fair. However, we cannot do it without your help. If you would like to be part of a fun, fast paced environment for a few hours while supporting HLHS, we would love to have you. The dates are August 23 through September 2. Please call the school office at (308) 385-3900 with a time or times that work for you, or sign up online at signup.com by following this link: https://signup.com/go/gHAnmvd

HLHS Golf Scramble Rescheduled to Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. If you originally signed up or sponsored the originally scheduled July scramble, we will carry your spot over to September 21. If you haven’t signed up or sponsored due to a conflict, you can do so through the school office 308-385-3900 or the HLHS school website: heartlandlutheran.org. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 66:18–23

18“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, 19and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations. 20And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. 21And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD. 22“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain. 23From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the LORD.”

Epistle: Hebrews Hebrews 12:4–29

4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” 7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. 18For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” 22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29for our God is a consuming fire.

Holy Gospel Luke 13:22–30

22[Jesus] went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. 29And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 18, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Elders Tim Lemburg / Dick Hadenfeldt
Moses Lisa Wright
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar Donna Schultz
Ushers Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Richard & Beverly Gilbert Aug. 20 (37)
Wayne & Julie Whitefoot Aug. 20 (19)
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen Aug. 24 (6)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18
Ryan Harders – Aug. 18
Paisley Weber – Aug. 18
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20
Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cindy Hansen – Aug. 22
Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
July 21 78 1
July 28 64 1
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Maximillian Echtenkamp, infant son of Tim & Brit Echtenkamp.
• Prayers for Kassidy Quandt granddaughter of Garen and Laura Spatz, following back surgery.
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Aug 18 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Jer. 23:16–29, Psalm 119:81–88
Heb. 11:17–31(32–40); 12:1–3, Luke 12:49–53(54–56)
Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm
Monday Aug 19
Nominating Committee M&M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Aug 20
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday Aug 21
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town 3 pm
Thursday Aug 22
Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon
Friday Aug 23
Saturday Aug 24 Lexi Bloomquist Baby Shower

Sunday, Aug 25 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Is. 66:18–23, Psalm 50:1–15
Heb.12:4–24(25–29), Luke 13:22–30
Everyone Is Invited to Join Us for Sunday School RALLY DAY!
9am Children’s Activities / Potluck Dinner following Worship
Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm

SAVE the DATE
Elder Mtg. Aug. 26
Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm Aug. 28
Sunday School Classes Begin 9 am Sept.8
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin Concert at
Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm Sept 8
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28

Orphan Grain Train Donations may be left in Jenny Reynolds Sunday School Room. Please see the sign by the office of what they will take.

Save the Date Junk Jaunt – September 26-28

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt Committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.

We need…

 Pie bakers
 Kitchen help
 Packing lunch sacks
 Set up workers
 Cleanup workers
 Servers during busy meal hours

Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fund raiser!!

Heartland Lutheran
H.S. News

Heartland Lutheran High School State Fair Pie Booth Help Needed!
Every year we run the Village Pie Maker food booth in the 5 Points Bank Arena at the State Fair. However, we cannot do it without your help. If you would like to be part of a fun, fast paced environment for a few hours while supporting HLHS, we would love to have you. The dates are August 23 through September 2. Please call the school office at (308) 385-3900 with a time or times that work for you, or sign up online at signup.com by following this link: https://signup.com/go/gHAnmvd

HLHS Golf Scramble Rescheduled to Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. If you originally signed up or sponsored the originally scheduled July scramble, we will carry your spot over to September 21. If you haven’t signed up or sponsored due to a conflict, you can do so through the school office 308-385-3900 or the HLHS school website: heartlandlutheran.org. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Jeremiah 23:16–29

16Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. 17They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’” 18For who among them has stood in the council of the LORD to see and to hear his word, or who has paid attention to his word and listened? 19Behold, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. 20The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly. 21“I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. 22But if they had stood in my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their deeds. 23“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. 25I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, 27who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? 28Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. 29Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

Epistle Hebrews 11:17–31; 12:1–3

17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, 18of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 19He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. 20By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 21By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. 23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. 29By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Holy Gospel Luke 12:49–56

49[Jesus said:] “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” 54He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 11, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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 / All Belong to Christ 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 mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Jan Leth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Garen & Laura Spatz – Aug. 11 (56)
Tiffany & Jarrod Jacobsen – Aug. 15 (4)
Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm – Aug. 16 (49)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Andy Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Gene Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Emily Neppl – Aug. 11
Deb Hargens – Aug. 15
Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17 

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
July 14 78 0
July 21 78 1
July 28 64 1
August 4 76 1

Our Offerings Sunday 8/4
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,595.00
Mission Fund $125.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $726.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – Coffee $ $16.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Maximillian Echtenkamp, infant son of Tim & Brit Echtenkamp.
• Prayers for Rick Schultz, Recovering at home from an ATV rollover accident.
• Prayers for Kassidy Quandt granddaughter of Garen and Laura Spatz, following back surgery.
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson (Sally underwent stem cell replacement on Friday Aug 9th in Omaha NE.)
• Randy White
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Aug 11 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Gen. 15:1–6, Psalm 33:12–22
Heb. 11:1–16, Luke 12:22–34(35–40),

Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm
Dibbern Baby Shower 1:30-5pm 

Monday Aug 12

Tuesday Aug 13

Wednesday Aug 14
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Moses Boys Town 3 pm
Thursday Aug 15
Moses to GI (Primrose and Good Sam)
Friday Aug 16
Saturday Aug 17

Sunday, Aug 18 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Jer. 23:16–29, Psalm 119:81–88
Heb. 11:17–31(32–40); 12:1–3, Luke 12:49–53(54–56)
Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm

SAVE the DATE
Nominating Committee M & M Mtg. Aug 19
Cairo Senior Ctr Devotions Aug. 22
Lexi Bloomquist Baby Shower Aug. 24
SS Rally Day Aug. 25
9am Children’s Activities / Potluck Dinner following Worship
Elder Mtg. Aug. 26
Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm Aug. 28
Sunday School Classes Begin 9 am Sept.8
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin Concert at
Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm Sept 8
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28

Orphan Grain Train Donations may be left in Jenny Reynolds Sunday School Room. Please see the sign by the office of what they will take.

Save the Date

Junk Jaunt – September 26-28

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt Committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.

We need…

 Pie bakers
 Kitchen help
 Packing lunch sacks
 Set up workers
 Cleanup workers
 Servers during busy meal hours

Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fund raiser!!

Heartland Lutheran
H.S. News

Heartland Lutheran High School State Fair Pie Booth Help Needed!
Every year we run the Village Pie Maker food booth in the 5 Points Bank Arena at the State Fair. However, we cannot do it without your help. If you would like to be part of a fun, fast paced environment for a few hours while supporting HLHS, we would love to have you. The dates are August 23 through September 2. Please call the school office at (308) 385-3900 with a time or times that work for you, or sign up online at signup.com by following this link: https://signup.com/go/gHAnmvd

HLHS Golf Scramble Rescheduled to Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. If you originally signed up or sponsored the originally scheduled July scramble, we will carry your spot over to September 21. If you haven’t signed up or sponsored due to a conflict, you can do so through the school office 308-385-3900 or the HLHS school website: heartlandlutheran.org. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Congratulations to the the 2018-19 Red Hornet Volleyball Team who was awarded the 2018-19 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. This award is given out to the top academic high school volleyball teams in the country and is based upon their academic performance in the current year and cumulatively. Congrats to Coach Connie Hiegel and the Red Hornet Volleyball players, especially last year’s seniors, Calie Hiegel and Trinity Blase, for leading the way!

Treasures in Heaven
Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Luke 12:33b-34
Treasures In Heaven – Luke 12:32-34

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading Genesis 15:1–6

1After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2But Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” 5And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Epistle Hebrews 11:1–16

1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 7By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. 8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 11By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. 13These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Holy Gospel Luke 12:22–34

22[Jesus] said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

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