Announcements and Readings for the week of May 15, 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

Sunday May 15, 2016 – Day of Pentecost

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

…………………………… Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Larry Jensen/Rick Leth……………………………………………….. Ushers

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

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………………………………….. Altar

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

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

Junk Jaunt ………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 4/17……………………………. 79………………………………….. 9

Sunday 4/24……………………………. 90………………………………….. 3

Sunday 5/1……………………………… 99………………………………….. 8

Sunday 5/8……………………………… 83………………………………….. 5

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 5/8

Building……………………………………………………………………….. $50.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $1,472.01

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $520.00

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

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

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please keep the family of LeRoy Mueller (Nancy Harders father) in your prayers, Leroy passed away Sunday May 8, his funeral was Weds May 11 in Columbus NE.

*  Please keep Alvin Volquardsen (Shirley Volguardsen’s husband) in your prayers, Alvin is at home recovering from a heart attack.

* Prayers for Joshua & Lindsey Harders on the birth of their daughter Olivia May (granddaughter of Gary & Lisa Harders born Weds. May 11, 2016

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML   Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dick & Jan Hadenfeldt – May 16

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Charity Marr – May 16

Tiffany Bloomquist – May 17

Brianna Deines – May 19

Jessica Marsch – May 19

On Pentecost Christians rejoice in the gift of the Spirit to God’s people from all times and all places. We celebrate and, as on Christmas and Easter, our Pentecost praises resound with joyful Alleluias to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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 May 15

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

…………… Junk Jaunt serves Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………… Comfort Dog Mtg. following Worship

……… GISH, NWHS and HLHS Graduations 2 pm

Monday May 16………………….. M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday May 17…………………………………………….

Wednesday May 18

…………………………………… Men’s Bible Study 8 am

……………………………… Women’s Bible Study 9 am

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

Thursday May 19

…………………………………………………….. Moses to GI

………………………………… GI Good Sam & Primrose

Friday May 20

…………………………….. Crafting FUN Day at Church

…………………………….. Moses to Idaho (May 20-24)

Saturday May 21

………………………… Cairo City Wide Garage Sales

…………… 2nd Annual Cairo Walk of Hope/Fun Run

…………………………….. Crafting FUN Day at Church

Sunday May 22

…………………………………….. Armed Forces Sunday

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

…………………… Habitat for Humanity Visit 9:45 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday May 23

…………………………………………… Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

……………………………………………….. Elder Mtg. 8 pm

Save the Date

Memorial Day Service at Mt Pleasant Cemetery May 30

Legion Post #333 will hold Memorial Services

at 10:00 am; rolls/coffee following at the Fire Hall

………………………………….. Cairo Pool Opens May 30

………….. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 24-26

Check out www.cairocommunity.com

……………………………………. Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

VBS – May 31- June 3  

REGISTER TODAY!!

We will have a VBS mtg. (before we decorate) on Friday May 27 at 9:30 a.m.

We will be setting up and decorating for VBS on Friday May 27 and Sat May 28 (if needed).

 

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

 

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

Memorial Day Service

Legion Post #333 will be having Memorial Services Monday May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery; rolls/coffee will be served following at the Fire Hall.

City Wide Garage Sales

Boy Scout Troop #103 will sponsor the city wide rummage sale on May 21, 2016. If you have questions or want to be on the list please contact Christy Osburn at 485-4742 by May 11. Cost is $10 to get your name on the map. The Boy Scouts will also have a car wash and grill hamburgers and hot dogs.

Justice For All (JFA)

JFA is a ministry that trains thousands, to make abortion unthinkable for millions, one person at a time. This workshop entitled Taking Abortion from Debate to Dialogue will not only give you the skills to change peoples’ hearts on abortion, but will also get you on your feet practicing these skills. June 4th, St Mary’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square (Parish Hall) 112 S Cedar Str., Grand Island; 9 am – Noon , check in at 8:45 am, workshop begins at 9. Register at www.jfaweb.org/register or call Eva at 316-683-6426, more information located on the bulletin board by the church office.

Orphan Grain Train / Central Nebraska Branch

We are in immediate need of clean clothing. We especially need men and children’s clothing. We have recently had to cancel clothing processing due to lack of inventory to sort and pack. Also needed are various pieces of furniture such as end tables, beds, and mattresses, as well as a few appliances. If you have furniture or appliances to donate, please contact Gary Wieck at (308)380-0235 to make sure we have space available for the donation. The donations will go to the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, Arizona to be used in their volunteer quarters and the Lame Deer Montana Ministerial Association. The Association is building a new facility that will include living quarters for a nighttime security guard. We are accepting bike donations that are in good condition and ready to ship. Other needs are layette kits, cotton sewing material, and adult pampers. The pampers must be in original packaging and unopened. Warehouse Janitor Needed We are looking for an individual or a couple for janitorial duties. This could be either early morning or mid afternoon hours, twice per week for approximately two hours. Please contact the Gary Wieck at (308) 380-0235 if you are interested in filling this position. OGT has Jeans Available There are 8-10 boxes of jeans available at the warehouse to use for quilts and school bags if someone would like to pick them up to make these items. You may contact the warehouse to check on availability before coming to pick up. Fish Feed Dates check out the bulletin board by the church office for dates and times.

2nd Annual Cairo Walk of Hope/Fun Run

For Huntington’s Disease will be Sat. May 21; 9 am – 11:30 am. See the Bulletin Board for more information or contact Vicki Nelson at 308-750-4910.

Armed Forces Sunday, May 22

Please provide the information below so we may honor your love ones who have or are still serving in the ARMED FORCES.

Name –

Rank –

Branch of Service –

I will need this information before Weds Evening May 18 so it may be printed in the worship folder.

New Hope Christian School

Mark your calendars!! Wednesday, May 18, 7p.m. at the Cairo Baptist Church.

Join us to celebrate 6 adorable Kindergarten graduates and

1 gentleman 8th grade graduate.  Fellowship and refreshments following.

Old Testament Reading….. Genesis 11:1-9

1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

Epistle……….. Act 2:1-21

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; 20the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. 21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

Holy Gospel……………… John 14:23-31

23Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. 25“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 8, 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

Sunday May 8, 2016 – The Ascension of Jesus

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Larry Jensen/Rick Leth……………………………………………….. Ushers

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

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………………………………….. Altar

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 4/10…………………………… 80……………………………….. 13

Sunday 4/17…………………………… 79………………………………….. 9

Sunday 4/24…………………………… 90………………………………….. 3

Sunday 5/1……………………………… 99………………………………….. 8

Our Offerings       Sunday 5/1

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

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,647.37

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $258.00

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

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

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Prayers for Laura Spatz sister Carolyn Larson (Laura Spatz sister), Carolyn is undergoing testing for tumors on her kidneys and also for removal of a tumor behind her ear (not cancer).

*  Please keep the family of  Eldon Canfield, Jarrod Jacobsen grandfather who passed away last week.

*  Prayers for all Mother’s on this Mother’s Day

*  Please pray for all graduates as we honor our High School seniors and our ABC Preschool class graduating this week.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

……………………………………………..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 

Roger Adams – May 8

Tyler Sokol – May 8

Hunter Deines – May 9

Heather Lemburg – May 9

Stephanie Frankforter – May 10

Deb Lemburg – May 12

Marilyn Wilhelm – May 12

Tyler Hadenfeldt – May 13

 

His ascension into heaven marks not the distance of Christ from people but rather His nearness to us. While Christ may not be visible to us in His body, as He was to His disciples during His three-year ministry on earth, He is visible to us in the Sacraments, where He hides Himself behind the bread and the wine, but giving to us, as His words promise, His very body and blood. In the Lord’s Supper, Christ gives to us the very same body that ascended into heaven and now “sits at the right hand of the Father,” i.e., has all the authority in heaven and on earth. He gives us His body and His blood to strengthen our faith and to preserve us until He returns in glory, when all will see Him face to face.


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 May 8

………………………………………. Happy Mother’s Day!

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……. LYF Roadside clean up following Worship

Monday May 9

…… WINKEL Mtg. at CHI-St Francis 9 am – 2 pm

Tuesday May 10

………………………………….. Moses to South Dakota

Wednesday May 11

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

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

…………………… ABC Preschool Graduation 7 pm

EVERYONE is INVITED to attend!!

Thursday May 12

…………………………………………………….. Moses to GI

…. Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday May 13

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday May 14

………………………………. Centura Graduation 2 pm

Sunday May 15

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

………… Junk Jaunt serves Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……………… Comfort Dog Mtg. following Worship

…… GISH, NWHS and HLHS Graduations 2 pm

Save the Date

………………………….. M & M meeting May 16 7 pm

…………………….. City Wide Garage Sales May 21

…. 2nd Annual Cairo Walk of Hope/Fun Run May 21

.. Memorial Day Service at Mt Pleasant Cemetery May 30

Legion Post #333 will hold Memorial Services

at 10:00 am; rolls/coffee following at the Fire Hall

………………………………….. Cairo Pool Opens May 30

…………. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 24-26

Check out www.cairocommunity.com

………………………………….. Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

 

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information. REGISTER TODAY!!

 

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

 

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

Teddies for Tots! Everyday accidents happen and children find themselves in an ambulance or at the hospital. It can be a scary event. So I am asking you to donate stuffed animals or toys that are new or gently used to give to kids in this situation to help them feel better. The donations will be taken to GI Fire Dept., St. Francis Med. Ctr., and Midwest Medical Transport Co. April 10 – May 10; items may be dropped off at Midwest Medical Transport 2650 Diers Ave. GI NE. 68803 or at HLHS. Please see the poster on the HLHS bulletin board for more information.

SuNdAy FuNnY!

Jesus is watching you

A burglar broke into a home and was looking around. He heard a soft voice say, “Jesus is watching you”. Thinking it was just his imagination, he continued his search. Again the voice said “Jesus is watching you”. He turned his flashlight around and saw a parrot in a cage. He asked the parrot if he was the one talking and the parrot said, “yes.” He asked the parrot what his name was and the parrot said, “Moses.” The burglar asked, “what kind of people would name a parrot Moses?” The parrot said, “the same kind of people who would name their German Shepherd Jesus”.

Memorial Day Service

Legion Post #333 will be having Memorial Services Monday May 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery; rolls/coffee will be served following at the Fire Hall.

City Wide Garage Sales

Boy Scout Troop #103 will sponsor the city wide rummage sale on May 21, 2016. If you have questions or want to be on the list please contact Christy Osburn at 485-4742 by May 11. Cost is $10 to get your name on the map. The Boy Scouts will also have a car wash and grill hamburgers and hot dogs.

2nd Annual Cairo Walk of Hope/Fun Run

For Huntington’s Disease will be Sat. May 21; 9 am – 11:30 am. See the Bulletin Board for more information or contact Vicki Nelson at 308-750-4910.

Justice For All (JFA)

JFA is a ministry that trains thousands, to make abortion unthinkable for millions, one person at a time. This workshop entitled Taking Abortion from Debate to Dialogue will not only give you the skills to change peoples’ hearts on abortion, but will also get you on your feet practicing these skills. June 4th, St Mary’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square (Parish Hall) 112 S Cedar Str., Grand Island; 9 am – Noon , check in at 8:45 am, workshop begins at 9. Register at www.jfaweb.org/register or call Eva at 316-683-6426, more information located on the bulletin board by the church office.

Orphan Grain Train / Central Nebraska Branch

We are in immediate need of clean clothing. We especially need men and children’s clothing. We have recently had to cancel clothing processing due to lack of inventory to sort and pack. Also needed are various pieces of furniture such as end tables, beds, and mattresses, as well as a few appliances. If you have furniture or appliances to donate, please contact Gary Wieck at (308)380-0235 to make sure we have space available for the donation. The donations will go to the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, Arizona to be used in their volunteer quarters and the Lame Deer Montana Ministerial Association. The Association is building a new facility that will include living quarters for a nighttime security guard. We are accepting bike donations that are in good condition and ready to ship. Other needs are layette kits, cotton sewing material, and adult pampers. The pampers must be in original packaging and unopened. Warehouse Janitor Needed We are looking for an individual or a couple for janitorial duties. This could be either early morning or mid afternoon hours, twice per week for approximately two hours. Please contact the Gary Wieck at (308) 380-0235 if you are interested in filling this position. OGT has Jeans Available There are 8-10 boxes of jeans available at the warehouse to use for quilts and school bags if someone would like to pick them up to make these items. You may contact the warehouse to check on availability before coming to pick up. Fish Feed Dates check out the bulletin board by the church office for dates and times.

First Reading……2 Kings 2:5–15

5The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.”  6Then Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground.  9When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” 10And he said, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it shall be so for you, but if you do not see me, it shall not be so.” 11And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12And Elisha saw it and he cried, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” And he saw him no more.  Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13And he took up the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from him and struck the water, saying, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” And when he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over.  15Now when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho saw him opposite them, they said, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” And they came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

 

Epistle………… Acts 1:1–11

 

1In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3To them he presented himself alive after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. 4And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Holy Gospel……..Luke 24:44-53

 

44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  50Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53and were continually in the temple blessing God.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 1, 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

Sunday May 1, 2016 – 6th Sunday of Easter

 Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Jim Janda/Ted Dibbern………………………………… Ushers

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

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………………… Altar

Lisa Wright………………………………………………… Moses

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 4/3……………………………… 78……………………………….. 14

Sunday 4/10…………………………… 80……………………………….. 13

Sunday 4/17…………………………… 79………………………………….. 9

Sunday 4/24…………………………… 90………………………………….. 3

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 4/24

Building……………………………………………………………………… $100.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,400.10

Mission………………………………………………………………………… $60.25

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

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

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Prayers for the family of Suzanne Hansen (Lisa Harders’ cousin) who passed away unexpectedly this past week.

*  Please keep Angie Meyer and all her family in your prayers, Angie’s dad Glenn Koehler passed away this week.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK …………………………………………………………………………….. Rob & Tammy Serr – May 1

……………………………………………………………………….. Adam & Sara Bierhaus – May 5, Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK ……………………………. Silas Marsh – May 1, Jacob Bartley – May 2, Andrea Lemburg – May 2

…. Alyssa McAfee – May 2, Cole Callahan – May 5, Garrett Teichmeier – May 5, Chris Visser – May 5, Bill Garrett – May 7

 

Remember!

To check your church mail box today.

 

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 May 1

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………….. H.S. Senior Recognition Day 10:30 am

*This morning during worship we recognize Hannah Adams daughter of Darren and Charity Adams and Emily Harders daughter of Bill Harders and Vanessa Harders for their High School accomplishments. Hannah will graduate from Centura Public School on Saturday May 14 and Emily will graduate from Grand Island Senior High on Sunday May 15.

Monday May 2

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Tuesday May 3

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Wednesday May 4

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

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

……………………………………… ABC Board Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday May 5

……………………………………. Ascension of Our Lord

…………………………………… National Day of Prayer

Friday May 6

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Saturday May 7

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Sunday May 8

………………………………………………….. Mother’s Day

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Save the Date

…………. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 25

………………………………….. Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information. REGISTER TODAY!!

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

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

Teddies for Tots! Everyday accidents happen and children find themselves in an ambulance or at the hospital. It can be a scary event. So I am asking you to donate stuffed animals or toys that are new or gently used to give to kids in this situation to help them feel better. The donations will be taken to GI Fire Dept., St. Francis Med. Ctr., and Midwest Medical Transport Co. April 10 – May 10; items may be dropped off at Midwest Medical Transport 2650 Diers Ave. GI NE. 68803 or at HLHS. Please see the poster on the HLHS bulletin board for more information.

SuNdAy FuNnY!

Lord Help me!!  Dear Heavenly Father, So far, today, I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped or lost my temper. I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, or self-centered. I’m really happy about that so far. But in a few minutes I’m going to be getting out of bed and then I’m going to need a lot of help.  Thank you! Amen

HLHS NEWS!

HLHS is hosting a Go Big GIVE Bash and Prayer Walk on Tuesday, May 3.  Go Big GIVE is an annual giving day in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties. Would you consider giving to support HLHS through this event?  In order to draw attention to this giving opportunity, HLHS is having a special event that evening with delicious food, student entertainment, and a presentation on the awesome things that can be done through estate planning.  The event is free, but reservations are needed.  On the same day, HLHS is hosting a 16 hour prayer walk.  We are looking for volunteers to take a 20 minute time slot between 6 am and 10 pm to come and walk around the HLHS football field and pray.  It’s 16 hours because that is one hour for every year HLHS has operated.  Just call our office at 308-385-3900 to volunteer or make reservations! See the HLHS Bulletin Board for more information.

2016 Concordia University Girl’s Basketball Camp

Concordia University in Seward NE. runs a great basketball camp at the end of June. Campers have a blast competing, learning, meeting new kids, and hearing the Gospel each day with our daily devotions. They have a day camp for 3rd – 5th graders and a stay over night camp for 5th – 12th graders Contact Drew Olson Concordia University Women’s Basketball 1-402-643-7335. Camp registration form and more information is located on the Parish Education bulletin board.

Old Testament Reading………………. Numbers 21:4–9

4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live

 


Epistle
……………. James 1:22-27

22But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. 26If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

 

 

Holy Gospel………..John 16:23-33

23In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.” 29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

 

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Call Day 2016! Can’t be there watch online!

Prayers for the Wright Family as they travel to St Louis MO to participate in CALL DAY. 

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Join us at http://callday.csl.edu/ to take part in the Call Day activities via live stream.

Tuesday April 26, 2016

3 p.m. CDT – Vicarages and Internships

7:00 p.m. CDT – Pastoral Calls

Vicar Brian Wright and his wife Lisa and son Trystan have been serving Christ Lutheran, Cairo NE for the past year and on Tuesday evening, Vicar Brian Wright formally and officially will be placed at Cairo, receiving his assignment to serve Christ Lutheran Church as the called and ordained pastor.

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of April 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday April 24, 2016 – 5th Sunday of Easter

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Jim Janda/Ted Dibbern………………………………… Ushers

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

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

Jan Leth……………………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………….. Elders

New Hope School…………………………….. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 3/27…………………………. 132……………………………….. 27

Sunday 4/3……………………………… 78……………………………….. 14

Sunday 4/10…………………………… 80……………………………….. 13

Sunday 4/17…………………………… 79………………………………….. 9

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 4/17

Building……………………………………………………………………….. $25.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $1,735.51

Mission………………………………………………………………………… $61.00

Special Mission…………………………………………………………. $304.00

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

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Allison Bartley – April 24

Grant Ocana – April 24

Dan Dibbern – April 26

Carlie Sokol – April 26

Nathan Knuth – April 27

Tina Dibbern – April 29

John Hadenfeldt – April 29

Jace Campbell – April 30

Kelsey Lemburg – April 30

 

Remember!  To check your church mail box today.

 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 April 24

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

New Hope School serves Fellowship 10:00 am

.. Worship (Welcome Pastor Fandrey) 10:30 am

Heartland Lutheran H.S. Spring Music Concert 3:00 pm

Monday April 25

……………………………………………. NO Chancel Mtg.

Tuesday April 26

…………………………………. Call Day @ St Louis MO

Wednesday April 27

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

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

Thursday April 28

………………………………. The Wright’s return Home

Friday April 29

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Saturday April 30

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Sunday May 1

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………….. H.S. Senior Recognition Day 10:30 am

Save the Date

…………. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 25

………………………………….. Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

 

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

 

VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information. REGISTER TODAY!!

Can’t be at Call Day? Watch it online!

Join us at http://callday.csl.edu/ to take part in the Call Day activities via live stream. Tuesday April 26, 2016

3 p.m. CDT – Vicarages and Internships

7:00 p.m. CDT – Pastoral Calls

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

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

Spring Tea – TODAY!  Join us for our annual Spring Tea, Sunday April 24th ta 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran church, Nysted NE.  “The Year of the Begonia” presented by Marv Roth Salad luncheon with door prizes to be given away! Call Marcia McDonald for more information 308-390-6392.

Teddies for Tots! Everyday accidents happen and children find themselves in an ambulance or at the hospital. It can be a scary event. So I am asking you to donate stuffed animals or toys that are new or gently used to give to kids in this situation to help them feel better. The donations will be taken to GI Fire Dept., St. Francis Med. Ctr., and Midwest Medical Transport Co. April 10- May 10; items may be dropped off at Midwest Medical Transport 2650 Diers Ave. GI NE. 68803 or at HLHS. Please see the poster on the HLHS bulletin board for more information.

SuNdAy FuNnY!

Just like God

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No, how are we alike?” “You’re both old,” he replied.

HLHS NEWS!

HLHS is hosting a Go Big GIVE Bash and Prayer Walk on Tuesday, May 3.  Go Big GIVE is an annual giving day in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties. Would you consider giving to support HLHS through this event?  In order to draw attention to this giving opportunity, HLHS is having a special event that evening with delicious food, student entertainment, and a presentation on the awesome things that can be done through estate planning.  The event is free, but reservations are needed.  On the same day, HLHS is hosting a 16 hour prayer walk.  We are looking for volunteers to take a 20 minute time slot between 6 am and 10 pm to come and walk around the HLHS football field and pray.  It’s 16 hours because that is one hour for every year HLHS has operated.  Just call our office at 308-385-3900 to volunteer or make reservations! See the HLHS Bulletin Board for more information.

2016 Concordia University Girl’s Basketball Camp

Concordia University in Seward NE. runs a great basketball camp at the end of June. Campers have a blast competing, learning, meeting new kids, and hearing the Gospel each day with our daily devotions. They have a day camp for 3rd – 5th graders and a stay over night camp for 5th – 12th graders Contact Drew Olson Concordia University Women’s Basketball 1-402-643-7335. Camp registration form and more information is located on the Parish Education bulletin board.

Old Testament Reading……. Isaiah 12:1-6

You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

 

Epistle…….. James 1:16-21

 

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Gospel………. John 16:5-15

 

[Jesus said:] “Now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday April 17, 2016 – 4th Sunday of Easter

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………………… Acolyte

Jim Janda/Ted Dibbern………………………………… Ushers

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

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

Kim Dibbern………………………………………………. Moses

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

Kassidy/Karry………………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 3/20…………………………. 112……………………………….. 23

Sunday 3/27…………………………. 132……………………………….. 27

Sunday 4/3……………………………… 78……………………………….. 14

Sunday 4/10…………………………… 80……………………………….. 13

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 4/10

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

General…………………………………………………………………… $1,645.00

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $358.00

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

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

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please keep Charlie Kemptar (Kristin Schultz’s father) in your prayers, Charlie recovering at home.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Fred & Sue Mrkvicka – April 23

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Ben Dibbern – April 18

Eldyn DeFreece – April 19


 

Remember!  To check your church mail box today.

 

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 April 17

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

……… Karry/Kassidy Serve Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……………… Comfort Dog Mtg. following Worship

……………… Cairo Senior Center Dinner 11-1 pm

…………………….. WR Mennonite Church 7:00 pm

*You are invited for an evening with Wheel of Faith and other music plus Children’s time, Serving ice cream & Cookies.

Monday April 18

………………………………………………………………………..

Tuesday April 19

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

………………………… Moses to New Hope and ABC

Wednesday April 20

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

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

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

……………………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Thursday April 21

…………………………………………………….. Moses to GI

……………………….. Good Samaritan and Primrose

Friday April 22

……………………. Crafting FUN Day Noon – 10 pm

………………… Bloodmobile at Centura Noon-6pm

Saturday April 23

………………………. Crafting FUN Day 8 am – 8 pm

The Wright family will be traveling to St Louis for Call Day returning home on April 28.

If you are in need of Pastoral care please contact one of the Elders or the church office.

Sunday April 24

……… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

New Hope School serves Fellowship 10:00 am

……….. Worship (with Pastor Fandrey) 10:30 am

Save the Date

………… Call Day @ St Louis MO. Weds April 26

…………. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 25

………………………………….. Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

 

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information. REGISTER TODAY!!

 

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

 

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

 

Collage Center

Please join us and see the fruit of your generosity at our upcoming fundraiser banquet in Kearney on April 21; all seats are reserved so call for a reservation 308-236-9248 by April 18. Together we truly are creating beauty from the unexpected!

 

2016 Color Run

Trinity Lutheran School is honoring educators on Sat. April 23; school parking lot 208 W 13st Grand Island; 1 mile 8:30 a.m. ages 5-14 $10 or 5K 9 a.m. $25. Registration information available at bit.ly/colorrun2016, see the poster located on the church bulletin board for more information.

 

Spring Tea

Join us for our annual Spring Tea, Sunday April 24th ta 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran church, Nysted NE.

“The Year of the Begonia” presented by Marv Roth

Salad luncheon with door prizes to be given away! Call Marcia McDonald for more information 308-390-6392.

 

 

HLHS NEWS!

HLHS is hosting a Go Big GIVE Bash and Prayer Walk on Tuesday, May 3.  Go Big GIVE is an annual giving day in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties.  It is sponsored by the Grand Island Community Foundation and the Heartland United Way.  The HLHS Foundation is again sponsoring in this event.  Would you consider giving to support HLHS through this event?  In order to draw attention to this giving opportunity, HLHS is having a special event that evening with delicious food, student entertainment, and a presentation on the awesome things that can be done through estate planning.  The event is free, but reservations are needed.  On the same day, HLHS is hosting a 16 hour prayer walk.  We are looking for volunteers to take a 20 minute time slot between 6 am and 10 pm to come and walk around the HLHS football field and pray.  It’s 16 hours because that is one hour for every year HLHS has operated.  Just call our office at 308-385-3900 to volunteer or make reservations!

 

The Heartland Lutheran music department is presenting it’s annual spring concert on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 pm at HLHS.  We hope to see you there!

 

SuNdAy FuNnY!

Community Picnic

A church had a picnic and invited the entire community to come. The Pastor placed a basket full of apples on one end of a table with a sign saying, “Take only one apple please – Remember that God is watching.”  On the other end of the table was a plate of cookies where one of the children had placed a sign saying, “Take all the cookies you want — God is watching the apples.”

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading………………………………………………………………. Isaiah 40:25-31

25To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. 26Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. 27Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? 28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


Epistle………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 John 3:1-3

1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

 

Holy Gospel………………………………………………………………………………….. John 16:16–22

16“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 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 Rev. James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday April 10, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

…………………………… Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Jim Janda/Ted Dibbern……………………………….. Ushers

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

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

Ted Dibbern……………………………………………… Moses

………………………………………………………………. Elders

LYF………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 3/13……………………………. 70………………………………….. 5

Sunday 3/20…………………………. 112……………………………….. 23

Sunday 3/27…………………………. 132……………………………….. 27

Sunday 4/3……………………………… 78……………………………….. 14

 

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 4/3

Building……………………………………………………………………….. $50.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,663.11

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $233.00

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

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

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please keep Charlie Kemptar (Kristin Schultz’s father) in your prayers, Charlie recovering at home.

* Prayers of Thanksgiving, Conner and Patricia (Echtenkamp) Folley from CA, a new baby girl Isult Nicole; born on March 29, grandparents are Lee and Shirley Echtenkamp.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Heath & Sara Hadenfeldt – April 12

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Riley Adams – April 10

Kaitlyn Luhn – April 11

Jennifer Hansen – April 12

Lindsey Harders – April 13

Robert Serr – April 13

Brayden Dibbern – April 16

Evan Meyer – April 16


 

 

Remember!

To check your church mail box today.

 

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 April 10

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

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

Monday April 11

………………………………………………………………………..

Tuesday April 12

………………………………………………………………………..

Wednesday April 13

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

……………………………… Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………… ABC Board Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday April 14

…………………………………………………….. Moses to GI

……. Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday April 15

……….. Wildtree Freezer Meal Workshop 6:30 pm

Saturday April 16

……… LWML Spring Workshop Central City 9 am

Shirley Volquardsen’s Open House 80th Bday 2-4 pm

Sunday April 17

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

……….. Karry/Kassidy Serve Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………….. Comfort Dog Mtg. following Worship

……………….. Cairo Senior Center Dinner 11-1 pm

Save the Date

…………. Bloodmobile at Centura Noon-6pm April 22

…………. Crafting Days at Church Fri/Sat April 22/23

……………… Call Day @ St Louis MO. Weds April 26

……………….. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

…. Cairo Cornstalk “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” June 25

……………………………………… Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

 

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

 

You are invited!

To Shirley Volquardsen’s 85th Birthday Celebration/ open house, here at the church, Saturday April 16; 2-4 pm, please no gifts.

 

VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information. REGISTER TODAY!!

 

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

90 minute freezer meal workshop

Friday, April 15th at 6:30pm at Christ Lutheran Cairo

*At the workshop you will create 10 healthy meals to put in your freezer for those busy nights using Wildtree products which are 100% natural and delicious. *A twist to this workshop is you can help fill the church freezer with meals that can be taken to families in need by donating one of your freezer meals.  In addition if we have 10 people participate in the workshop then Traci Turek Wildtree Rep will use the host credits to contribute 10 meals to our church freezer!   Here are the details: You select which workshop bundle the choices are: Kid Tastic, Comfort Foods, One Stop Crock, or Soups On.  With your bundle purchase of $79 you will get 7-8 Wildtree Products to make your 10 freezer meals!  The neat thing is you won’t use all the contents of each Wildtree product and you can take the remainder home to make additional meals outside the freezer workshop! Ahead of the workshop you will get a grocery list of proteins and vegetables and prep directions. The day of the workshop bring your prepped items in zip lock gallon bags.  You will get your Wildtree products at church with directions on how to assemble.  Take your meals home and enjoy!  Questions or more information contact Jaci Knuth or Lisa Wright.

LWML Spring Workshop

You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop at St Paul Lutheran Church in Central City NE on Saturday, April 16; registration begins at 9:00 am; workshop begins at 9:30 am. Registration fee will be $5 please RSVP by April 12 to lgilson@eaglecom.net or call the church at 308-946-2680 or text 308-940-1077 or let Donna Harders know by April 12. Workshop theme will be “The Best Answers to Prayer” led by Pastoral Counselor Rev. James Fandrey. For more information speak with Donna Harders or see the poster on the LWML bulletin board.

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

Making Connections Community Conversations

The Central Dist. Health Dept announces a state wide effort to help shape an action plan for NE. veterans and their families. Mon. April 11, 9 -10 a.m. or Wed. April 13, 6-7 p.m.; 1137 S Locust Grand Island NE. Contact Colette Evans or Helen Argueta at 308-385-5175 by Friday April 8 for more information or see the poster on the church bulletin board.

2016 Color Run

Trinity Lutheran School is honoring educators on Sat. April 23; school parking lot 208 W 13st Grand Island; 1 mile 8:30 a.m. ages 5-14 $10 or 5K 9 a.m. $25. Registration information available at bit.ly/colorrun2016, see the poster located on the church bulletin board for more information.

The 10 commandments

A Sunday school teacher was teaching the Ten Commandments to her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to “honor thy father and thy mother,” she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

One little boy shouted, “Thou shall not kill.”

 

HLHS NEWS!

Heartland Lutheran High School is seeking candidates and accepting resumes for head coaches to lead our boys basketball programs.  If you are interested in the joining the Red Hornet team and leading these successful programs forward, please contact Athletic Director Tim Leech at 308-385-3900 or at ad@heartlandlutheran.org

Heartland Lutheran High School is searching for a part-time science teacher.  We are accepting resumes for a certified science teacher, especially for biology/life sciences, for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Curtis Wudtke at308-385-3900 or at principal@heartlandlutheran.org.

Spring drama…”It dawned on me at that moment that I had stumbled into a town full of idiots. A lawless town with a halfwit for a sheriff and a needy woman clingin’ to me like kudzu to barbed wire.” Thus speaks Chester Ames, the hero of our spring musical “My Darlin’ Clemetine”. Chester has chased his lost love Clementine to the town of Cactus Creek and stumbles into more trouble than he expected in winning her back. Performances are April 15th and 16th  at 7:00 pm and you are invited to join us!  Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for K-12 students.

HLHS is hosting a Go Big GIVE Bash and Prayer Walk on Tuesday, May 3.  Go Big GIVE is an annual giving day in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties.  It is sponsored by the Grand Island Community Foundation and the Heartland United Way.  The HLHS Foundation is again sponsoring in this event.  Would you consider giving to support HLHS through this event?  In order to draw attention to this giving opportunity, HLHS is having a special event that evening with delicious food, student entertainment, and a presentation on the awesome things that can be done through estate planning.  The event is free, but reservations are needed.  On the same day, HLHS is hosting a 16 hour prayer walk.  We are looking for volunteers to take a 20 minute time slot between 6 am and 10 pm to come and walk around the HLHS football field and pray.  It’s 16 hours because that is one hour for every year HLHS has operated.  Just call our office at 308-385-3900 to volunteer or make reservations!

The Heartland Lutheran music department is presenting it’s annual spring concert on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 pm at HLHS.  We hope to see you there!

The Good Shepherd! – John 10:11-18

Old Testament Reading……………….. Ezekiel 34:11-16

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.”

 

Epistle……………… 1 Peter 2:21-25

 

21For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

 

 

Holy Gospel…………… John 10:11–16

 

11I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 3, 2016

nnouncements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

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

 

Sunday April 3, 2016 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

 

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

Vicar Brian Wright

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

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

………………….. (308) 389-1975 jefandrey@gmail.com

Church Office

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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

…………………………… Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

Jim Janda/Ted Dibbern……………………………….. Ushers

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

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

Lisa Wright………………………………………………… Moses

Brent Gascho/Dick Hadenfeldt……………………….. Elders

ABC Day Care………………………………… Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………………… Visitors

Sunday 3/6……………………………. 103……………………………….. 20

Sunday 3/13……………………………. 70………………………………….. 5

Sunday 3/20…………………………. 112……………………………….. 23

Sunday 3/27…………………………. 132……………………………….. 27

 

Our Offerings       Sunday 3/27

Building……………………………………………………………………….. $50.00

General…………………………………………………………………… $2,344.25

Mission………………………………………………………………………. $140.42

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

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

 

 

 

 

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK

 

* Please keep Charlie Kemptar (Kristin Schultz’s father) in your prayers, Charlie recovering at home.

* Steve Hansen struggling with some medical issues.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

Sheri Moore (Lisa Harders’ cousin) battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones and brain.

Tara (Trumler) Meagher of Charles Town, WV (past resident of Boelus NE) – Undergoing treatment for AML Leukemia at John Hopkins hospital.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Terry & Barb Robertson – April 7

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kristen Harders – April 3

Aaron Rasmussen – April 3

Tracy Hadenfeldt – April 5

Lilah Kenney – April 5

Shelby Kenney – April 6

Trystan Wright – April 6

Don Deines – April 8

Scott Reynolds – April 8


 

Remember!  To check your church mail box today.


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 April 3

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

…………… ManFest at Peace Lutheran GI 5:30 pm

Monday April 4

………………….. Pastor Conf. in Kearney NE all day

Tuesday April 5

………………….. Pastor Conf. in Kearney NE all day

Wednesday April 6

…………………………………… Men’s Bible Study 8 am

……………………………… Women’s Bible Study 9 am

Thursday April 7

……………. Moses to Ravenna Good Sam/Seneca

…………………………………. Moses to ABC Day Care

Friday April 8………………………………………………….

Saturday April 9

……………………………….. Cairo City Wide Clean Up

…………… Ladies Aid pack clothes at OGT 1-3 pm

Sunday April 10

………… Sunday School Classes begin at 9:00 am

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

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……. Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. following Worship

Save the Date

. LWML Spring Rally GI Zone at Central City April 16

…………. Crafting Days at Church Fri/Sat April 22/23

……………… Call Day @ St Louis MO. Weds April 26

……………….. Vacation Bible School May 31 – June 3

……………………………………… Junk Jaunt Sept. 23-25

 

**Volunteers needed to serve as ushers for worship services, please contact the church office if you are interested.

 

 VBS – May 31- June 3  

Be part of Barnyard Roundup VBS! God’s children of all ages will learn that Jesus gathers us together at Barnyard Roundup VBS. AND, every child (age 4 years old – those who have completed 6th grade) will hear the Good News that Jesus, their Savior, is with us and abundantly provides for all our needs. Call the church office at 308-485-4863 or e-mail christcairo@qwestoffice.net for more information.

 

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

 

You are invited!

To Shirley Volquardsen’s 85th Birthday Celebration/ open house, here at the church, Saturday April 16; 2-4 pm, please no gifts.

 

90 minute freezer meal workshop

Friday, April 15th at 6:30pm at Christ Lutheran Cairo

*At the workshop you will create 10 healthy meals to put in your freezer for those busy nights using Wildtree products which are 100% natural and delicious. *A twist to this workshop is you can help fill the church freezer with meals that can be taken to families in need by donating one of your freezer meals.  In addition if we have 10 people participate in the workshop then Traci Turek Wildtree Rep will use the host credits to contribute 10 meals to our church freezer!   Here are the details: You select which workshop bundle the choices are: Kid Tastic, Comfort Foods, One Stop Crock, or Soups On.  With your bundle purchase of $79 you will get 7-8 Wildtree Products to make your 10 freezer meals!  The neat thing is you won’t use all the contents of each Wildtree product and you can take the remainder home to make additional meals outside the freezer workshop! Ahead of the workshop you will get a grocery list of proteins and vegetables and prep directions. The day of the workshop bring your prepped items in zip lock gallon bags.  You will get your Wildtree products at church with directions on how to assemble.  Take your meals home and enjoy!  Questions or more information contact Jaci Knuth or Lisa Wright.

 

Ladies Aid packing at OGT

Members of the Ladies Aid have volunteered to pack clothes at Orphan Grain Train on Sat. April 9 from 1-3 p.m. They are willing to take what you might want to send. Needed are clothing of all sizes in good condition & clean (no stains or tears), medical equipment (crutches, canes, walkers, stool risers, patient lifts, shower chairs, back belts, etc.) Shoes in good condition or non-breakable kitchen accessories that will fit in an Apple Box. Also quilts, bedding, school supplies, layettes, health items and plastic sleeping mats. Please have items at the church by 6 pm Friday afternoon.

 

LWML Spring Workshop

You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop at St Paul Lutheran Church in Central City NE on Saturday, April 16; registration begins at 9:00 am; workshop begins at 9:30 am. Registration fee will be $5 please RSVP by April 12 to lgilson@eaglecom.net or call the church at 308-946-2680 or text 308-940-1077 or let Donna Harders know by April 12. Workshop theme will be “The Best Answers to Prayer” led by Pastoral Counselor Rev. James Fandrey. For more information speak with Donna Harders or see the poster on the LWML bulletin board.

 

 

 

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers is now in your community join us for our first mtg. April 8th 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cairo First Baptist Church, childcare will be provided. If you have any questions contact Carissa Stretch 308-379-3127 or Amanda Fries 308-750-6357.

 

One man’s JUNK is another’s TREASURE!

Plan NOW to VOLUNTEER at the JUNK JAUNT sales here at Christ Cairo. SAVE your JUNK for the sales on September 23-25. We will begin collecting items at church June 1st.

 

 

Making Connections Community Conversations

The Central Dist. Health Dept announces a state wide effort to help shape an action plan for NE. veterans and their families. Mon. April 11, 9 -10 a.m. or Wed. April 13, 6-7 p.m.; 1137 S Locust Grand Island NE. Contact Colette Evans or Helen Argueta at 308-385-5175 by Friday April 8 for more information or see the poster on the church bulletin board.

 

2016 Color Run

Trinity Lutheran School is honoring educators on Sat. April 23; school parking lot 208 W 13st Grand Island; 1 mile 8:30 a.m. ages 5-14 $10 or 5K 9 a.m. $25. Registration information available at bit.ly/colorrun2016, see the poster located on the church bulletin board for more information.

Old Testament Reading……. Ezekiel 37:1–14

1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” 7So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.”

Epistle………….. 1 John 5:4–10

4For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 6This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7For there are three that testify: 8the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. 9If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.

 

 

Holy Gospel………………… John 20:19–31

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” 24Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” 26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

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