Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS

Cairo, Nebraska

Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS  - Cairo, Nebraska

Announcements and Readings for the week of January 31, 2016

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Brian L. Wright – Vicar and James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday January 31st, 2016 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

“Is Christ asleep in Thee?” Matthew 8:23-27

 

Church Office

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

 

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

 

Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.

 

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Brian L. Wright………………………………………………………………… Vicar

Rev. James E. Fandrey…………………………………. Vacancy Pastor

Kim Dibbern ………………………………………………………………….. Piano

Steve Hansen……………………………………………………………….. Guitar

Spencer Meyer……………………………………………………………. Acolyte

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

Trey/Justin……………………………………………………….. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Jaci Knuth…………………………………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members                                  Visitors

Sunday, 1/3…………………………….. 88……………………………….. 12

Sunday, 1/10………………………….. 97……………………………….. 11

Sunday, 1/17………………………….. 95……………………………….. 13

Sunday, 1/24………………………….. 80………………………………….. 8

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 1/24

Building……………………………………………………………………………. $.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $1,413.06

Mission………………………………………………………………………… $66.00

Special Mission……………………………………………………………….. $.00

Special Gifts…………………………………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

Suffering from Cancer

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

Robert (Bob) Bartley (Jacob Bartley’s Father)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Len & Shari Rathman – Feb. 2

Lynn & Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 3

Gerry & LaNell Kohtz – Feb. 5

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Cindy Bredthauer – Jan. 31

Joslin Harders – Jan. 31

Darren Adams – Feb. 1

Phil Luhn – Feb 1

Landen Marr – Feb. 6

* We WELCOME Steve & Kim Dibbern today to our church family by Transfer of Memebership from Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit KS.


Time to sign up for Weds evening suppers during Lent.

Please sign up on the church calendar by the kitchen window if you, your family or church organization would like to serve a Lenten Supper.

Lent and Holy Week Worship Schedule

Ash Weds. 7:30 p.m. worship; Ladies Aid Soup Supper begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 10, 2016

Lenten Weds. 7:30 p.m. worship; Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16

Palm Sunday/Confirmation Sunday 10:30 a.m.; March 20, 2016

Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.; March 24, 2016

Good Friday 7:00 p.m.; March 25, 2016

Easter Sunrise Worship 7:00 a.m.; March 27, 2016

Easter LYF Breakfast follows Worship EVERYONE is INVITED to stay.

 

Join us for The Parables of Lent, a special series of services for the season of Lent. Each service in this series focuses on a biblical parable that connects to Lenten themes. The service includes readings from Scripture, a children’s sermon, a sermon and thematic hymns that help us to remember that when we are open to receiving the Word, the Word of Christ flourishes within us.

 

 

Vicar Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You may call Vicar Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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


 

Sunday January 31

………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……………………… Wheel of Faith concert 7:00 pm

at United Methodist Church, Cairo, proceeds of the free

will offering goes toward Centura’s Back-pack program.

Monday February 1

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Tuesday February 2

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Wednesday February 3

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……………………………………… ABC Board Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday February 4…………………………………….

Friday February 5…………………………………………..

Saturday February 6

………………. Cairo QRT Dueling Pianos 7-11 pm

Sunday February 7

………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

………………………………………. Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

 

Save the Date

HLHS Blood Drive Tues. Feb 9 8:30-2:30

LYF ♥ Valentine Banquet Sunday, Feb. 14 (sign up by the kitchen window) 6:00 pm

All Day Sewing (everyone is invited) Feb. 15, 9:00 am

HLHS Red and Blue Dinner & Auction March 13, 2016 3:30 pm

 

 

 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! 

GOD is Totally Invested in the Success of the Marriages in Your Congregation! Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend!  Feb 12 – 14, 2016 Best Western Plus Mid-Nebraska Inn & Suites Kearney, NE Apply online now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required!

 

Ever consider being a Pastor?

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings NE. on Weds. February 3, 2016 between 4:30-8:00 pm. Rev Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages (elementary school age through adults). If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or redekerm@csl.edu

 

 

2016 Offering Envelopes to be better stewards of our money it was voted on to no longer purchase the pre-boxed sets. We will have offering envelopes located in the pews for your convenience on Sunday morning. Below is an example of the label placed on recycled envelopes from the past 2 years. If you prefer there will be some boxes of envelopes located in the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office if you are in need of your OFFERING Number.

 

Woodcutters Retreat at Camp Luther NE

Calling all men!!! Camp Luther has become overgrown with trees and bushes. We need your help to remove dead trees, clear overgrown areas, clear hiking trails and paths, trim trees, and create burn piles. Friday Feb. 26 beginning at 7 pm through Sat. Feb. 27 5pm. Please see the poster located on the church bulletin board by the offices.

 

You are INVITED to the Annual LYF…

Valentine Banquet;

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. EVERYONE is WELCOME! They will be serving your choice of Spaghetti with meat sauce or Chicken Alfredo, bread sticks, salad and dessert.​ Sign up TODAY by the kitchen window, child care will be provided so please indicate how many children will be coming with you, supper will be provided for them also. The signup sheet is on the kitchen counter. If you have any questions see Matt & Lois Neppl.

 

HLHS News!

The 2016 Red and Blue Dinner and Auction to support Heartland Lutheran High School is quickly approaching.  Don’t wait to buy your tickets.  You can contact the school office directly at 308-385-3900 or purchase the tickets online at www.heartlandlutheran.org and click on upcoming events.  Tickets are $60 each before February 12.

 

HLHS invites you to ASSOCIATION CONGREGATION basketball night!  We would love to have many people from our association congregations join us for Red Hornet basketball at HLHS on Friday, Feb. 12. The Red Hornets take on Burwell on Feb. 12.  The girls varsity game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys varsity.

 

HLHS is sponsoring open houses for prospective families on January 31 and February 2.  Anyone interested in learning more about HLHS should drop by the school at 3900 W. Husker Hwy, Grand Island between 1 & 2:30 on Sunday, January 31 or between 6:30 and 8 pm on Tuesday, February 2. Visit www.heartlandlutheran.org or call 308-385-3900 for more information.

 

Would you consider a donation to the Red and Blue Dinner and Auction?  HLHS is currently soliciting families and businesses for silent and live auction items as well as sponsorships. Contact the school at 308-385-3900 if you can make a donation to the March 13 auction.

Blood Drive

On Tuesday, February 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross.  Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)–reaching 35 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. This is our last chance to qualify for the scholarship, as we have not yet met our goal the previous two drives. Please Contact HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

Volunteers NEEDED

For the next Habitat for Humanity House build on 1310 E 8th Street, Grand Island. 5 volunteers will be needed from our church to help with the concrete – pouring crawlspace walls, on March 5, 2016; beginning at 7:45am – Early Afternoon. Food items needed that day are a snack for break time and lunch for 10. Habitat does not have a current photo of the family you will be working alongside, but they are a hardworking couple and they have two elementary aged boys. They have been partnering with Habitat for the past year. If you are interested in helping please talk to Lee Echtenkamp.

 

Called to Glory

The Reverend Glen D. Keylon, pastor emeritus of St. Paul, Nebraska, was called from this life on Saturday, January 2, 2016. He most recently served at Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, Nebraska (March 1998 to December 2014). He also served as circuit counselor for the Grand Island Circuit, PALS facilitator, and on the board of Heartland Lutheran High School in Grand Island. He was also a passionate supporter of Comfort Dog Ministry.

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

 *This information was taken from the Nebraska District Reporter Jan/Feb 2016

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading………………. Jonah 1:1–17

1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” 3But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord. 4But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. 5Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. 6So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” 7And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.” So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. 8Then they said to him, “Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” 9And he said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” 10Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, “What is this that you have done!” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. 11Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. 12He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you.” 13Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them. 14Therefore they called out to the Lord, “O Lord, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O Lord, have done as it pleased you.” 15So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. 16Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows. 17 And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

 

 

Epistle…………………….. Romans 13:8–10

8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 

 

Holy Gospel          Matthew 8:23–27

 

23 When [Jesus] got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

 

Announcements and Readings for the week of January 24, 2016

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Brian L. Wright – Vicar and James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday January 24th, 2016 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

 

 Church Office

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

 

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

 

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

 

Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.

 

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Brian L. Wright………………………………………………………………… Vicar

Rev. James E. Fandrey…………………………………. Vacancy Pastor

Kim Dibbern ……………………………………………………………… Organist

Grant Ocana……………………………………………………………….. Acolyte

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

Spencer/Trey…………………………………………………… Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Nathan Knuth……………………………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

ABC…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members                                  Visitors

Sunday, 12/27………………………… 66……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 1/3…………………………….. 88……………………………….. 12

Sunday, 1/10………………………….. 97……………………………….. 11

Sunday, 1/17………………………….. 95……………………………….. 13

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 1/17

Building……………………………………………………………………………. $.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,851.01

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $134.00

Special Mission…………………………………………………………. $242.55

Special Gifts…………………………………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Erik Johnson of LaGrange Texas (former Wood River resident lost his arm in a work related accident last week.)

* The family of Janette Doyle of Abilene KS (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother) funeral was held Thursday Jan. 21, Heather and her family would like to thank the church for the support and prayers given in the last year.

* Betty Critel who was hospitalized this past week.

 

Suffering from Cancer

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

Robert (Bob) Bartley (Jacob Bartley’s Father)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Roger & Shirley Adams – Jan. 28

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Josh Harders – Jan 25

Becky Deines – Jan 26

Lisa Wright – Jan 28

Jaci Knuth – Jan 29

Nathan Lemburg – Jan 29

Jared Plejdrup – Jan 29

Chad Schultz – Jan 29

* Darlene Schultz family wished to share with Christ Cairo that Darlene has moved to Primrose, Grand Island she is in room #228

 

HLHS News! The 2016 Red and Blue Dinner and Auction to support Heartland Lutheran High School is quickly approaching.  Don’t wait to buy your tickets.  A representative will be selling tickets at our congregation on January 17 & 24.  You can also contact the school office directly at 308-385-3900 or purchase the tickets online at www.heartlandlutheran.org and click on upcoming events.  Tickets are $60 each before February 12. HLHS invites you to ASSOCIATION CONGREGATION basketball nights!  We would love to have many people from our association congregations join us for Red Hornet basketball at HLHS on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 12. The Red Hornets take on Central Valley on Jan. 28 and Burwell on Feb. 12.  The girls varsity game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys varsity. We would love to have many people from our association congregations join us for Red Hornet basketball at HLHS on Friday, Feb. 12 as the Red Hornets take on Burwell.  The girls varsity game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys varsity. HLHS is sponsoring open houses for prospective families on January 31 and February 2.  Anyone interested in learning more about HLHS should drop by the school at 3900 W. Husker Hwy, Grand Island between 1 & 2:30 on Sunday, January 31 or between 6:30 and 8 pm on Tuesday, February 2.  Visit www.heartlandlutheran.org or call 308-385-3900 for more information. Would you consider a donation to the Red and Blue Dinner and Auction?  HLHS is currently soliciting families and businesses for silent and live auction items as well as sponsorships. Contact the school at 308-385-3900 if you can make a donation to the March 13 auction. On Tuesday, February 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross.  Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 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. This is our last chance to qualify for the scholarship, as we have not yet met our goal at the previous two drives.   Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

Vicar Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You may call Vicar Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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


 Sunday January 24

………………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

……………………………. ABC Serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………………………….. Worship 10:30 am

Monday January 25

………………………………………………. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

………………………………………………… Elders Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday January 26…………………………………………….

Wednesday January 27

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

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

…………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

Thursday January 28……………………………………………

Friday January 29………………………………………………..

Saturday January 30…………………………………………….

Sunday January 31

………………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

……………………………………………….. Worship 10:30 am

………………………………. Wheel of Faith concert 7:00 pm

.. at United Methodist Church, Cairo proceeds of the free

will offering goes toward Centura’s Back-pack program.

 

Now’s the time to update your Church Records.

Please email christcairo@qwestoffice or call 308-485-4863 with any changes. Thank You!

** We need Names / Addresses / Email / Phone #’s for everyone in the Family.

 

Save the Date

Cairo QRT Dueling Pianos Feb. 6, 2016 at Cairo Community Center.

HLHS Blood Drive Tues. Feb 9 8:30-2:30

All Day Sewing (everyone is invited) Feb. 15, 9:00 am

HLHS Red and Blue Dinner & Auction March 13, 2016 3:30 pm

 

 

 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! 

GOD is Totally Invested in the Success of the Marriages in Your Congregation! Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend!  Feb 12 – 14, 2016 Best Western Plus Mid-Nebraska Inn & Suites Kearney, NE Apply online now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required!

 

Ever consider being a Pastor?

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings NE. on Weds. February 3, 2016 between 4:30-8:00 pm. Rev Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages (elementary school age through adults). If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or redekerm@csl.edu

 

2016 Offering Envelopes to be better stewards of our money it was voted on to no longer purchase the pre-boxed sets. We will have offering envelopes located in the pews for your convenience on Sunday morning. Below is an example of the label placed on recycled envelopes from the past 2 years. If you prefer there will be some boxes of envelopes located in the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office if you are in need of your OFFERING Number.

 

It’s that time of year!!

Please Email or call (308-485-4863) the church with any changes. Name / Address / Phone # Cell & Home / Email (for all family members)   If there are no changes, no need to do anything. Parents of Adult / College age children please provide information so the church may keep in touch with our Young Adults.
 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran GI

Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting an ongoing GriefShare support group. This is a 13-week seminar support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where they can be around people who understand how they feel and the pain of their loss. They will learn valuable information that will help them through this difficult time in their life. New Sessions begin Tuesday January 26 at 1pm and 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church GI; please call the church office for more information 308-382-0753 or go to www.griefshare.org or trinitylutherangi.org. Please see the poster on the bulletin board by the church office for contact details.

 

Woodcutters Retreat at Camp Luther NE

Calling all men!!! Camp Luther has become overgrown with trees and bushes. We need your help to remove dead trees, clear overgrown areas, clear hiking trails and paths, trim trees, and create burn piles. Friday Feb. 26 beginning at 7 pm through Sat. Feb. 27 5pm. Please see the poster located on the church bulletin board by the offices.

 

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading……… 2 Kings 5:1–15

1Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the LORD had given victory to Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. 2Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman’s wife. 3She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 4So Naaman went in and told his lord, “Thus and so spoke the girl from the land of Israel.” 5And the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”  So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothes. 6And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, “When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you Naaman my servant, that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7And when the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Only consider, and see how he is seeking a quarrel with me.”  8But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, that he may know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” 11But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.  15Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before him. And he said, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; so accept now a present from your servant.”

 

Epistle…….. Romans 12:16–21

16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be conceited. 17Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

Holy Gospel…………………… Matthew 8:1–13

1When [Jesus] came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”  5When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6“Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. 11I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.

 

Sermon

Just say the word Matthew 8:9

God’s  _______________ is based on __________ & ________.

______________ for God’s authority is based on _______________ & _________.

Fill in the blanks above with the words below.

Authority, Love, Power, Respect, Submission, Love

Announcements and Readings for the week of January 17, 2016

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Brian L. Wright – Vicar and James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday January 17th, 2016 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

 

Church Office

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

 

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

 

 

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

 

Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.

 

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Brian L. Wright………………………………………………………………… Vicar

Rev. James E. Fandrey…………………………………. Vacancy Pastor

Kim Dibbern ………………………………………………………………….. Piano

Steve Hansen……………………………………………………………….. Guitar

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

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

Grant/Spencer…………………………………………………. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Paul Wilhelm………………………………………………………………… Moses

Tim Lemburg/Matt Neppl……………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members                                  Visitors

Sunday, 12/20………………………. 137……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 12/27………………………… 66……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 1/3…………………………….. 88……………………………….. 12

Sunday, 1/10………………………….. 97……………………………….. 11

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 1/10

Building……………………………………………………………………………. $.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,159.26

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $237.00

Special Mission……………………………………………………………….. $.00

Special Gifts…………………………………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Arlene Hadenfeldt continuing her recovery following her surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother).

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

Robert (Bob) Bartley (Jacob Bartley’s Father)

Jerry Reinhardt (Donna Schultz cousin)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Merlin Dibbern – Jan 17

Craig Harders – Jan. 17

Merv Schweitzer Jan. 17

LaNell Kohtz – Jan. 19

Ron Schultz – Jan. 20

Sara Hadenfeldt Jan. 21

 


2016 Offering Envelopes to be better stewards of our money it was voted on to no longer purchase the pre-boxed sets. We will have offering envelopes located in the pews for your convenience on Sunday morning. Below is an example of the label placed on recycled envelopes from the past 2 years. If you prefer there will be some boxes of envelopes located in the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office if you are in need of your OFFERING Number.

It’s that time of year!! Please Email or call (308-485-4863) the church with any changes. Name / Address / Phone # Cell & Home / Email (for all family members)   If there are no changes, no need to do anything. Parents of Adult / College age children please provide information so the church may keep in touch with our Young Adults.

 

Vicar Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You may call Vicar Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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


 Sunday January 17

………………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

……………………………………………….. Worship 10:30 am

Monday January 18…………………………… M L King Day

……………………………………………. All Day Sewing 9 am

EVERYONE is welcome to come join the FUN!

Tuesday January 19

…………………… Moses to New Hope Devotions 8:10 am

Wednesday January 20

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

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

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

…………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

 

Thursday January 21

………………….. Moses to GI (Good Sam/Tiffany Square)

Friday January 22

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday January 23

………………………………………………………………………..

Sunday January 24

………………………………… Sunday School Classes 9 am

……………………………. ABC Serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………………………….. Worship 10:30 am

Now’s the time to update your Church Records.

Please email christcairo@qwestoffice or call 308-485-4863 with any changes. Thank You!

** We need Names / Addresses / Email / Phone #’s for everyone in the Family.

 

Save the Date

Cairo QRT Dueling Pianos Feb. 6, 2016 at Cairo Community Center.

HLHS Blood Drive Tues. Feb 9 8:30-2:30

All Day Sewing (everyone is invited) Feb. 15, 9:00 am

HLHS Red and Blue Dinner & Auction March 13, 2016 3:30 pm

 

 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! 

GOD is Totally Invested in the Success of the Marriages in Your Congregation! Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend!  Feb 12 – 14, 2016 Best Western Plus Mid-Nebraska Inn & Suites Kearney, NE Apply online now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required!

 

Ever consider being a Pastor?

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings NE. on Weds. February 3, 2016 between 4:30-8:00 pm. Rev Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages (elementary school age through adults). If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or redekerm@csl.edu

 

HLHS News!

Heartland Lutheran High School is launching a youth basketball program that is free to all students in grades 2 through 5.  Held on four Saturday mornings beginning on January 23, the first session for students in grades 2 & 3 will be from9:00-10:00 while the second session for students in grades 4 & 5 will be from 10:30-11:30.  HLHS coaches and players will be working with the students and guiding them through drills and games to better learn basketball.  For complete information, please see www.heartlandlutheran.org.  Registration is needed by January 20.

The 2016 Red and Blue Dinner and Auction to support Heartland Lutheran High School is quickly approaching.  Don’t wait to buy your tickets.  A representative will be selling tickets at our congregation on January 17 & 24.  You can also contact the school office directly at 308-385-3900 or purchase the tickets online at www.heartlandlutheran.org and click on upcoming events.  Tickets are $60 each before February 12.

HLHS invites you to ASSOCIATION CONGREGATION basketball nights!  We would love to have many people from our association congregations join us for Red Hornet basketball at HLHS on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 12. The Red Hornets take on Central Valley on Jan. 28 and Burwell on Feb. 12.  The girls varsity game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys varsity.

HLHS invites you to the remaining ASSOCIATION CONGREGATION basketball night!  We would love to have many people from our association congregations join us for Red Hornet basketball at HLHS on Friday, Feb. 12 as the Red Hornets take on Burwell.  The girls varsity game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys varsity.

HLHS is sponsoring open houses for prospective families on January 31 and February 2.  Anyone interested in learning more about HLHS should drop by the school at 3900 W. Husker Hwy, Grand Island between 1 & 2:30 on Sunday, January 31 or between 6:30 and 8 pm on Tuesday, February 2.  Visit www.heartlandlutheran.org or call 308-385-3900 for more information.

Would you consider a donation to the Red and Blue Dinner and Auction?  HLHS is currently soliciting families and businesses for silent and live auction items as well as sponsorships. Contact the school at 308-385-3900 if you can make a donation to the March 13 auction.

On Tuesday, February 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross.  Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 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. This is our last chance to qualify for the scholarship, as we have not yet met our goal at the previous two drives.   Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

 

Sunday January 17, 2016

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

 

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading……………..Isaiah 62:1–5

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

 

Epistle……………. 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

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

 

Holy Gospel………….. John 2:1–11

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

 

Sermon

“WHATEVER He says to do, DO IT!”

Our ____________ reveals what is in our __________.

Jesus’ _____________ reveal the ____________. Mary’s __________ reveals what’s in her __________.

Trusting in God’s ______ allows His ___________ to be our ____________.

 

Fill in the blanks with the words below.

WILL, PASSION, HEART, PASSION, HEART, MIRACLES, PASSION, MESSIAH, PASSION

 

 

In Loving Memory Rev. Glen D. Keylon

A Beautiful tribute to a loving husband, father, grandfather and minister. Pastor Keylon’s urn was a beautiful handmade box perfect in the shape of a pulpit, made by one of his sons. Thank you to the Keylon family for sharing their family with us for so many years, Pastor Keylon’s memory will be with us always.

The urn I built for Dad’s ashes. It started out as a wooden box… It was therapeutic… and then it wasn’t… and then “divine intervention” made it a pulpit/lectern… and it was therapeutic all over again. It wasn’t perfect, but neither was Dad. I received quite a few compliments on it. BUT I received quite a bit more compliments on Dad and how he had touched lives. #couldntbemoreproud I love and miss you Dad. Koey Keylon
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Announcements and Readings for the week of January 10, 2016

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Brian L. Wright – Vicar and James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday January 10th, 2016 – Baptism of our Lord

 Church Office.

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

Vicar Brian Wright

(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

(308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

 

Church Website.

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

 

Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Brian L. Wright………………………………………………………………… Vicar

Rev. James E. Fandrey…………………………………. Vacancy Pastor

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

Trey Schultz………………………………………………………………… Acolyte

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

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

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Lisa Wright…………………………………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

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

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members                                  Visitors

Sunday, 12/13………………………. 105……………………………….. 18

Sunday, 12/20………………………. 137……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 12/27………………………… 66……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 1/3…………………………….. 88……………………………….. 12

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 1/3

Building……………………………………………………………………………. $.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,595.02

Mission………………………………………………………………………… $56.00

Special Mission……………………………………………………………….. $.00

Special Gifts…………………………………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Blenda, Kassidy & Brent and all the Keylon family upon the death of Pastor Keylon on Sat., Jan. 2; and following his funeral this past Saturday.

* Prayers for Arlene Hadenfeldt following her surgery this past Thursday, she is home recovering.

 

Suffering from Cancer

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother).

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

Robert (Bob) Bartley (Jacob Bartley’s Father)

Jerry Reinhardt (Donna Schultz cousin)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Cathy Garrett ♥ – Jan. 10

Emily Serr – Jan. 10

Claire Knuth – Jan. 15

Fran Harders – Jan. 16

 

2016 Voter’s Assembly Officers

 

Chairman… Paul Wilhelm (2016) M&M

Vice-Chair. Shawn Harders (2016) M&M Chair

Secretary……….. Peg Lemburg (2016) M&M

Treasurer. Gordon Bredthauer (2016) M&M

Trustees…………………… Ron Schultz (2018)

…………….. Gary Harders (2017) ABC Board

…………………………. Rick Leth (2016) M & M

Elders………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

…………………………….  Fred Mrkvicka (2018)

…………………………………. Matt Neppl (2017)

……………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017)

……………………. Tim Lemburg (2016) M & M

…….. Richard Hadenfeldt (2016) ABC Board

 

 

Finance Committee

………………………….. Joshua Harders (2017)

…………………………………….. Jan Leth (2017)

……………………………. Charity Adams (2016)

…………………….. Ted Dibbern (2016) M & M

…………………… Nathan Knuth (2016) M & M

Board of Education… John Hadenfelt (2018)

……………………. Sue Mrkvicka (2017) M & M

………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2016) ABC Board

Advisory Members………………………………….

Pastor Fandrey/Vicar Brian M & M / ABC Board

 

 

Memorial Committee……………. Ted Dibbern

………………………………………… Sue Mrkvicka

……………………………………… Nancy Harders

 

Child Care Board – 2015

 

Member…………………………………. Jim Janda

Member…………………………. Jenny Reynolds

Member…………………………….. Cathy Garrett

Member…………………………… Kristin Schultz

Board of Education…………… Marilyn Wilhelm

 

Trustee……………………………… Gary Harders

Elder……………………………… Dick Hadenfeldt

Director……………………………….. Charity Marr

Advisory Members………………………………….

………….. Pastor Fandrey / Vicar Brian Wright


Vicar Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You may call Vicar Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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


 

Sunday January 10

…………………………….. Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………….. Installation of Officers during worship

……………… Quarterly Voter’s mtg. following Worship

……………………………….. Harders Baby Shower 2 pm

Monday January 11

………………… WINKEL Pastor Mtg. 9 – 2:30 @ Cairo

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

Tuesday January 12…………………………………………

Wednesday January 13

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

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

………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

Thursday January 14

……………………………………………………… Moses to GI

……….. Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday January 15…………………………………………….

Saturday January 16………………………………………..

Sunday January 17

…………………………….. Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

Now’s the time to update your Church Records.

Please email christcairo@qwestoffice or call 308-485-4863 with any changes. Thank You!

** We need Names / Addresses / Email / Phone #’s for everyone in the Family.

 

 Save the Date

All Day Sewing (everyone is invited) Jan. 18, 9:00 am

Cairo QRT Dueling Pianos Feb. 6, 2016 at Cairo Community Center.

HLHS Red and Blue Dinner & Auction March 13, 2016 3:30 pm

 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! 

GOD is Totally Invested in the Success of the Marriages in Your Congregation! Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend!  Feb 12 – 14, 2016 Best Western Plus Mid-Nebraska Inn & Suites Kearney, NE Apply online now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required!

 

Ever consider being a Pastor?

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings NE. on Weds. February 3, 2016 between 4:30-8:00 pm. Rev Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages (elementary school age through adults). Appointments are individual, informal and family/friends are welcome to come with you. Appointments are not necessary but encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or redekerm@csl.edu

 

2016 Offering Envelopes

To be better stewards of our money it was voted on to no longer purchase the pre-boxed sets. We will have offering envelopes located in the pews for your convenience on Sunday morning. Below is an example of the label placed on recycled envelopes from the past 2 years. If you prefer there will be some boxes of envelopes located in the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office if you are in need of your OFFERING Number.

It’s that time of year!!

Please Email or call (308-485-4863) the church with any changes. Name / Address / Phone # Cell & Home / Email (for all family members)   If there are no changes, no need to do anything. Parents of Adult / College age children please provide information so the church may keep in touch with our Young Adults.

 

Tickets on SALE NOW!

Contact HLHS for more information – HLHS will be here at Christ Cairo on Jan. 17 & 24 selling tickets.

 

Sunday January 10th, 2016 / Baptism of our Lord

Divine Service Setting One – LSB Hymnal pg. 151-166

All liturgical parts will be on the TV screens. (L: Leader, C: Congregation, A: All)

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading                             Isaiah 2:2–5

2It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, 3and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 5O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

 

Epistle                                       Isaiah 60:1–6

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

 

Holy Gospel                     Matthew 2:1-12

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

 

Sermon Message given by Pastor Fandrey

GUIDED BY STARS – (Mt. 12:1-12)

  1. Different people, different prophecies—from the same star.
  2. People and prophetic stars today.
  3.  The star of Bethlehem shines for both wise men and fools.

 

 

In Loving Memory

It is with our deepest regret to share with you that Pastor Glen Keylon passed away peacefully on January 2, 2016. Prayers of comfort and peace would be appreciated for the Keylon Family.

Christ Lutheran Church

Rev. Pastor Keylon RetirementGlen Keylon, 67

ST. PAUL — The Rev. Glen D. Keylon, pastor emeritus, St. Paul, was called from this life on Jan. 2, 2016, at the age of 67.

He was born on July 4, 1948, to Howard Glen and Selma Elizabeth (Mitchell) Keylon in Texhoma, Okla. He was baptized at Texhoma United Methodist Church and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Texhoma. After graduation from Texhoma High School in 1966, he attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University of Goodwell, Okla., and graduated in 1970. Glen then began farming on the Keylon family farm north of Texhoma. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., in May of 1993, and was ordained into the pastoral ministry on July 4, 1993, at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Texhoma.

Pastor Keylon served the following congregations during his ministry: Trinity Lutheran Church Marcus, Iowa, and Pilgrim Lutheran Church Quimby, Iowa, from August 1993 to March 1998. He then accepted a call to serve Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, where he served from March 1998 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2014. He also served the Lord’s church in various capacities, including as a circuit counselor for the Grand Island Circuit, PALS facilitator and board member of Heartland Lutheran High School in Grand Island.

His God-given passions in ministry were the Lutheran Charities Comfort Dog Ministries. Glen was also a member of Cairo Rural Volunteer Fire Department for many years. On Dec. 21, 1968, he was married to Blenda Smith at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Texhoma. To this union were born five children.

Pastor Keylon is survived by his wife, Blenda, of St. Paul; his children, Kelly (Britni) Keylon of Texhoma, Koey (Michelle) Keylon of Edmond, Okla., Kasey (Carrie) Keylon of St. Paul, Kameron (Jamie) Keylon of Texhoma and Kassidy (Brent) Gascho of Wood River; and grandchildren, Kyle (and wife, Rachel), Brianna, Kooper, Kolton, Kinley, Kiefer, Karson, Krystin, Kori, Brayden, Kennedy, Harley, Kyson and a grandchild to be born in July; his mother, Selma; two sisters, Tekla Keylon of Sand Springs, Okla., and Della (Emet) Callaway of Mannford, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard, and a grandson, Kody.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cairo.

The Christian memorial service for Pastor Keylon will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cairo.

Memorials have been established for a Scholarship fund for congregations beginning a Comfort Dog Ministry, Heartland Lutheran High School of Grand Island and Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat of Phoenix, Ariz.

The family requests that memorials be given instead of flowers.

 

Announcements and Readings for the week of January 3, 2016

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Brian L. Wright – Vicar and James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas

 

Church Office

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

Vicar Brian Wright

(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

(308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

 

 

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

 

Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.

 

 

Serving in God’s House today…

 

Brian L. Wright………………………………………………………………… Vicar

Rev. James E. Fandrey…………………………………. Vacancy Pastor

Beverly Gilbert………………………………………………………….. Organist

Spencer Meyre……………………………………………………………. Acolyte

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

Trey/Justin……………………………………………………….. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………………………………….. Moses

Dick Hadenfeldt/Tim Lemburg……………………………………… Elders

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

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members                                  Visitors

Sunday, 12/6………………………… 110……………………………….. 10

Sunday, 12/13………………………. 105……………………………….. 18

Sunday, 12/20………………………. 137……………………………….. 15

Sunday, 12/27………………………… 66……………………………….. 15

 

 

Our Offerings     Sunday 12/27

Building……………………………………………………………………….. $40.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,100.27

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $179.00

Special Mission……………………………………………………………….. $.00

Special Gifts…………………………………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Jerry Volquardsen (Shirley Volquardsen’s step son) recovering following his car accident.

* Rev. Dennis Lucero, from Colo. Springs, recovering from a heart attack.

 

Suffering from Cancer

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother) who recently fell and is suffering from a blood clot.

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

Robert (Bob) Bartley (Jacob Bartley’s Father)

Jerry Reinhardt (Donna Schultz cousin)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Les & Deb Hargens – Jan 7

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Todd Bredthauer – Jan. 3

Angie Dibbern – Jan. 4

Kurt Harders – Jan. 6

Heath Hadenfeldt – Jan. 7

Jim Janda – Jan. 7

 

2016 Voter’s Assembly Officers

 

Chairman… Paul Wilhelm (2016) M&M

Vice-Chair. Shawn Harders (2016) M&M Chair

Secretary……….. Peg Lemburg (2016) M&M

Treasurer. Gordon Bredthauer (2016) M&M

Trustees…………………… Ron Schultz (2018)

…………….. Gary Harders (2017) ABC Board

…………………………. Rick Leth (2016) M & M

Elders………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

…………………………….  Fred Mrkvicka (2018)

…………………………………. Matt Neppl (2017)

……………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017)

……………………. Tim Lemburg (2016) M & M

…….. Richard Hadenfeldt (2016) ABC Board

 

Finance Committee

………………………….. Joshua Harders (2017)

…………………………………….. Jan Leth (2017)

……………………………. Charity Adams (2016)

…………………….. Ted Dibbern (2016) M & M

…………………… Nathan Knuth (2016) M & M

Board of Education… John Hadenfelt (2018)

……………………. Sue Mrkvicka (2017) M & M

………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2016) ABC Board

Advisory Members………………………………….

Pastor Fandrey/Vicar Brian M & M / ABC Board

 

Memorial Committee……………. Ted Dibbern

………………………………………… Sue Mrkvicka

……………………………………… Nancy Harders

 

Child Care Board – 2015

 

Member…………………………………. Jim Janda

Member…………………………. Jenny Reynolds

Member…………………………….. Cathy Garrett

Member…………………………… Kristin Schultz

Board of Education…………… Marilyn Wilhelm

Trustee……………………………… Gary Harders

Elder……………………………… Dick Hadenfeldt

Director……………………………….. Charity Marr

Advisory Members………………………………….

………….. Pastor Fandrey / Vicar Brian Wright


Vicar Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You may call Vicar Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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


 

 

Sunday January 3

………………………………… No Sunday School Classes

. Ladies Aid serves (Barb/Angie) Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday January 4……………………………………………

Tuesday January 5…………………………………………..

Wednesday January 6……….. Epiphany of our Lord

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

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

………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

Thursday January 7

……………. Moses to Ravenna and ABC Daycare am

 

Friday January 8………………………………………………

 

Saturday January 9

…………………………… Hadenfeldt Baby Shower 1 pm

Sunday January 10

…………………………….. Sunday School Classes 9 am

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

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………….. Installation of Officers during worship

……………… Quarterly Voter’s mtg. following Worship

……………………………….. Harders Baby Shower 2 pm

 

 

 

 

Now’s the time to update your Church Records.

Please email christcairo@qwestoffice or call 308-485-4863 with any changes. Thank You!

** We need Names / Addresses / Email / Phone #’s for everyone in the Family.

 

 

Save the Date

All Day Sewing (everyone is invited) Jan. 18, 9:00 am

Cairo QRT Dueling Pianos Feb. 6, 2016 at Cairo Community Center.

HLHS Red and Blue Dinner & Auction March 13, 2016 3:30 pm

 

 


 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! 

GOD is Totally Invested in the Success of the Marriages in Your Congregation! Invest in the Success of Your Marriage on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend!  Feb 12 – 14, 2016 Best Western Plus Mid-Nebraska Inn & Suites Kearney, NE Apply online now at GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Randy & Jill Sigler at randjsigler@inebraska.com or 402-486-1342 for more information. But hurry – pre-registration is required!

 

Ever consider being a Pastor?

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so, Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings NE. on Weds. February 3, 2016 between 4:30-8:00 pm. Rev Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages (elementary school age through adults). Appointments are individual, informal and family/friends are welcome to come with you. Appointments are not necessary but encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or redekerm@csl.edu

 

2016 Offering Envelopes

To be better stewards of our money it was voted on to no longer purchase the pre-boxed sets. We will have offering envelopes located in the pews for your convenience on Sunday morning. Below is an example of the label placed on recycled envelopes from the past 2 years. If you prefer there will be some boxes of envelopes located in the fellowship hall. Please contact the church office if you are in need of your OFFERING Number.

It’s that time of year!!

Please Email or call (308-485-4863) the church with any changes. Name / Address / Phone # Cell & Home / Email (for all family members)   If there are no changes, no need to do anything. Parents of Adult / College age children please provide information so the church may keep in touch with our Young Adults.

 

GI Area Habitat for Humanity

You are invited to the dedication of the Morales Family Home GI Area Humanity’s 84th partner family home. Friday, January 8, 2016; 5:00 pm at Centro deVida Christiana at 6th and Taft Street, GI followed by an Open House at 1316 E 8th Street, GI.

 

Tickets on SALE NOW!

Contact HLHS for more information – HLHS will be here at Christ Cairo on Jan. 17 & 24 selling tickets.

 

Sunday January 3rd, 2016 / 2nd Sunday after Christmas

Divine Service Setting One – LSB Hymnal pg. 151-166

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading  

Genesis 46:1–7

1So Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here am I.” 3Then he said, “I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation. 4I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up again, and Joseph’s hand shall close your eyes.”  5Then Jacob set out from Beersheba. The sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6They also took their livestock and their goods, which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his offspring with him, 7his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters. All his offspring he brought with him into Egypt.

 

Epistle        1 Peter 4:12–19

12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

 

Holy Gospel       Matthew 2:13–23

13 When [the wise men] had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” 16Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18“A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.” 19But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” 21And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 23And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

 

Sermon Message

”Are We There Yet?” – Matt. 2:13-23