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

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m. Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today 12/16/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Dec. 21

Saturday Dec 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABC News

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

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

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

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

Epistle Reading Philippians 4:4–7

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

Holy Gospel Reading Luke 7:18–28

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

 

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 9, 2018

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

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare (308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Cole/Ethan
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship ABC Preschool/Daycare

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 11/25 29 2
Wednesday 11/28 30 0
Sunday 12/2 72 1
Wednesday 12/5 47 0

Our Offerings Sunday 12/2
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,477.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$906.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts – Sunday School $6.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep John Bergman (Heather Hadenfeldt’s grandfather) in your prayers.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tyler Plejdrup – Dec. 10, Jenny Reynolds – Dec. 10
Allie Becker – Dec. 11, Liane Deines – Dec. 14

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Dec 9 – 2nd Sunday in Advent
Mal. 3:1–7b; Psalm 66:1–12
Phil. 1:2–11; Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Monday Dec. 10
Pastor Winkel Mtg. 9:30-2:30

Tuesday Dec. 11

Wednesday Dec. 12
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
ABC Preschool/Daycare Taco Bar Supper – Advent Supper 6 pm
Choir ♫ 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 13 Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Dec. 14
Sunday School Christmas Party Pizza Supper 6 pm
Sunday School Christmas Program Practice 6:30 pm
Everyone Is Invited to go Christmas Caroling 7 pm
Fellowship with Warm Drinks and Snacks following Caroling

Saturday Dec 15

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

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

SAVE the DATE
M & M Mtg. 7 pm Dec. 17
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Dec. 17
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
Pastor and Family on Vacation Dec. 26-Jan. 3
No Confirmation Class Dec. 26 or Jan 2
Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause Sunday Dec. 30
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

You are invited to the 55+ Christmas party

Tonight! Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church – Cairo
Dinner provided by the party committee
Musical entertainment provided by
Dan Slattery and Kelly Slattery
RSVP by using the sign-up sheet or call
Kim Dibbern @ 308-390-6142
Please join us for food, fellowship and entertainment!

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran Gym Sign Sponsorships are available.
There are 8 signs with various bible verses in the gym that currently lack a sponsor. The cost for a 1-year sponsorship is $800. A business or family name of your choice will be placed on the blue banner that runs under the Bible verse–a great advertising opportunity and way to show your support with Basketball season upon us.
Contact the school office for more more details: 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org
**(Gym sign sponsorship forms have been email to you or one is located on the HLHS Bulletin Board please copy and leave on the board.)
* There is a Delegate meeting on December 13 at 7pm.
* Heartland Lutheran is offering tuition forgiveness for any student who transfers in to Heartland Lutheran before the end of this school year. Any transfer student will have the amount they pay in tuition for the remainder of this school year forgiven from their tuition for the 2019-20 school year when they re-enroll. This great deal is made possible by those who support our Mark 10:14 Tuition Assistance Program.
* Winter Music Concert: The HLHS band and choir will perform on Sunday, December 16 at 3pm in the gym. All music lovers are invited to attend this free concert.
* Everyone is invited to attend the HLHS Christmas chapel on Friday, December 21 starting at 1:45pm. Pastor Craig Niemeier (Zion, Worms) is delivering the message and Caleb Staehr (Class of 2015) is leading the music.

ABC Preschool/Daycare News

ABC will have their Christmas WISH Tree up in the Fellowship Hall. There will be ornaments with “wishes” on them for the center. You may take an ornament and purchase the “wishes” for ABC. Each ornament is a different item, so please if you take an ornament that will be the only one of that item.
“Dear Congregation, We appreciate your continued support through your missions designation of funds to the childcare center. We continue to thrive and could not without the support from the church. We are grateful for you all! Thank you, Sarah, Robin and Staff”

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

Everyone is Invited to Join Us Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm for Christmas Caroling around town. Following caroling we will come back to church for fellowship everyone is invited to bring snacks and drinks to share. Christmas caroling will follow the Children’s Christmas party/program practice that begins at 6 pm.

Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:1–7b

1“Behold, I send my messenger and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. 5“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts. 6“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them.”

Epistle Philippians 1:2–11

2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Holy Gospel Luke 3:1–20

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, 6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’” 7He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” 15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 25, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Larry Hadenfeldt / Gerry Kohtz
Usher Helpers Ryan/Lily
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Elders
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/28 79 3
Sunday 11/4 109 0
Sunday 11/11 100 5
Sunday 11/18 49 1

Our Offerings Sunday 11/18
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,037.10
Mission Fund $190.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $70.38

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Joan Larson in your prayers, recovering from hip surgery.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Rick & Dail Helzer – Nov. 27 (42)
Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 30 (56), Carl & Allison Sokol – Nov. 30 (27)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Becky Grabowski – Nov. 26, Justine Eriksen – Nov. 28
Marcus Nation – Nov. 28, Lorraine Boltz – Nov. 30

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Nov. 25 – Last Sunday of the Church Year
Is. 51:4–6 or Dan. 7:9–10, 13–14; Ps. 93
Jude 20–25 or Rev. 1:4b–8
Mark 13:24–37 or John 18:33–37; Proper 29

No Sunday School & Adult Bible Study due to the Holiday
Hansen/Dibbern – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Nov. 26
HLHS Blood Drive 8:30am – 2:30 pm
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Nov. 27

Wednesday Nov. 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Ladies Aid Soup – Advent Supper 6 pm
Choir ♫ 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Nov. 29

Friday Nov. 30

Saturday Dec 1
Christmas Cheer Box Packing 10 am
Everyone is Invited to bring 1-2 doz goodies & come help pack!

Sunday, Dec 2 – 1st Sunday of the Church Year
Jer. 33:14–16; Psalm 25:1–10 1 Thess. 3:9–13
Luke 19:28–40 or Luke 21:25–36
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School Teachers Mtg. Following Worship
HFH Cookie Walk at St Paul’s Lutheran GI 1-2:30 pm

SAVE the DATE
ABC Preschool Program Soup Supper Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa & ABC Bake Sale Dec. 8
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm Dec. 9
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am

Mon. Dec. 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Visit Santa at the Vault!
Bring your cameras for a picture. Stop by local businesses to sign up for giveaways, eat, drink and be merry! ABC Soup Supper!!

Sat. Dec. 8th from 8-11 am at the Cairo Community Ctr. We will be serving breakfast and it will be a free will offering. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Crafts will be available for the children to participate in.

All Belong to Christ News

ABC Preschool/Childcare is asking the church for some help this holiday season. On Monday Dec. 3rd ABC will be having their Preschool Christmas Program / Soup Supper as participation in Christmas in the Village. Members of the church and the Voter’s assembly are ask to come that evening and help the Daycare board with the Soup Supper during the program. All members of Christ Lutheran are invited to attend to Preschool Program along with the Soup Supper. The Preschool Program begins at 5:45 pm and the Soup Supper will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.
On Saturday December 8th during Breakfast with Santa ABC Preschool/Daycare will be holding a Bake Sale from 9-11 am at the Cairo Community Center, Members of the church are asked to donate Baked items for this event. If you are able to bring items please talk with Sara or Robin at ABC your baked items can be dropped off Friday Dec. 7 in the church kitchen.

You are invited to the 55+ Christmas party  Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church – Cairo
Dinner provided by the party committee
Musical entertainment provided by
Dan Slattery and Kelly Slattery
RSVP by using the sign-up sheet or call
Kim Dibbern @ 308-390-6142
Please join us for food, fellowship and entertainment!

Plan Now to Pack Christmas Cheer Boxes Everyone is invited to come help pack the Christmas Cheer Boxes, Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
You are asked to bring 1-2 doz. Cookies/goodies, you may also donate snacks for the diabetic’s; ex/nuts, popcorn, crackers & cheese, etc. if you have someone who you would like to send one to let Mary Harders know.

HLHS NEWS
Monday, November 26th, HLHS’s Chapter of NHS will be hosting a Blood Drive from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. The goal for this drive is 30 usable units. If you can donate, please call the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 to make your appointment today!
Heartland Lutheran Gym Sign Sponsorships are available.
There are 8 signs with various bible verses in the gym that currently lack a sponsor. The cost for a 1-year sponsorship is $800. A business or family name of your choice will be placed on the blue banner that runs under the Bible verse–a great advertising opportunity and way to show your support with Basketball season upon us.
Contact the school office for more more details: 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org
**(Gym sign sponsorship forms have been email to you or one is located on the HLHS Bulletin Board please copy and leave on the board.)

Beginning Monday, November 26th ABC Preschool/Daycare will have their Christmas WISH Tree up in the Fellowship Hall. There will be ornaments with “wishes” on them for the center. You may take an ornament and purchase the “wishes” for ABC. Each ornament is a different item, so please if you take an ornament that will be the only one of that item.

Old Testament Reading Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14
9As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. 10A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. . . .13I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.

Epistle Revelation 1:4b–8
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Holy Gospel John 18:33–37

33Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of Nov. 18, 2018


Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare (308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website – www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Richard Kothe Guest Pastor
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Kendal Knuth Acolyte
Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Ted Dibbern Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders
LYF Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/21 88 5
Sunday 10/28 79 3
Sunday 11/4 109 0
Sunday 11/11 100 5

Our Offerings Sunday 11/11
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,775.00
Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner General Fund $5,302.00
Mission Fund $194.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $13.36

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Joan Larson in your prayers, Joan will be having hip replacement surgery on Tuesday, Nov. 20. In Grand Island.
*Please keep Barb Meyer in your prayers as she has begun a new IV Chemotherapy treatment, 6 rounds 3 weeks apart.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Don & Becky Deines – Nov. 21 (47)
Brent & Kassidy Gascho – Nov. 24 (17)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18, Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19
Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20, Jessica Schroeder – Nov. 20
Shirley Adams – Nov. 21, Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 24

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Dan. 12:1–3; Ps. 16
Heb. 10:11–25; Mark 13:1–13; Proper 28

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Comm. Welcome Pastor Kothe 10:30 am
Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE
Mercy Meal Pack at HLHS 2 Teams at 2 pm

Monday Nov. 19

Tuesday Nov. 20 New Hope School Devotions 8:10 am
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm

Wednesday Nov. 21
Men’s Bible Study check with Paul
No Women’s Bible Study
WR Good Sam Worship 10:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
No Confirmation Class
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Pie fellowship to follow Worship

Thursday Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day
ABC Closed Thurs. & Fri.

Friday Nov. 23

Saturday Nov. 24

Sunday, Nov. 25 – Last Sunday of the Church Year
Is. 51:4–6 or Dan. 7:9–10, 13–14; Ps. 93
Jude 20–25 or Rev. 1:4b–8
Mark 13:24–37 or John 18:33–37; Proper 29

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Hansen/Dibbern – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov. 26
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Nov. 26
Advent Supper Ladies Aid Soup 6 pm Nov. 28
Advent Worship 7 pm Nov. 28
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas Cheer Box Packing 10 am Dec. 1
Everyone is invited to bring 1-2 doz. Goodies and come help pack!
ABC Preschool Program Soup Supper Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa & ABC Bake Sale Dec. 8
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm Dec. 9
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Nov. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).

Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will. Ladies Aid Soup
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart. Moses Group
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life. ABC Taco Bar
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word. Junk Jaunt Biscuits and Gravy

Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship

Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Mon. Dec. 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Visit Santa at the Vault!
Bring your cameras for a picture. Stop by local businesses to sign up for giveaways, eat, drink and be merry! ABC Soup Supper!!

Sat. Dec. 8th from 8-11 am at the Cairo Community Ctr. We will be serving breakfast and it will be a free will offering. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Crafts will be available for the children to participate in.

Thrivent (Nebraska Region) presents the BIG 100,000
Meal Packing Event
Bring yourself or a team (up to 10) – 750 Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heartland Lutheran High School

Our church has signed up for 2 teams
(20 volunteers)

All members of the teams should be at HLHS by 1:50 for our shift from 2-4 p.m.
**If you haven’t signed up, but would like to help, you are welcome to just show up at HLHS on Sunday and they will put you on a team. FYI the 2 o’clock shift is full, but there are spots open. Go to https:/bigmeals.eventbrite.com

All Belong to Christ News

ABC Preschool/Childcare is asking the church for some help this holiday season. On Monday Dec. 3rd ABC will be having their Preschool Christmas Program / Soup Supper as participation in Christmas in the Village. Members of the church and the Voter’s assembly are ask to come that evening and help the Daycare board with the Soup Supper during the program. All members of Christ Lutheran are invited to attend to Preschool Program along with the Soup Supper. The Preschool Program begins at 5:45 pm and the Soup Supper will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.

On Saturday December 8th during Breakfast with Santa ABC Preschool/Daycare will be holding a Bake Sale from 9-11 am at the Cairo Community Center, Members of the church are asked to donate Baked items for this event. If you are able to bring items please talk with Sara or Robin at ABC your baked items can be dropped off Friday Dec. 7 in the church kitchen.

“Christian life consists in faith and charity.”
– Martin Luther

HLHS NEWS
Monday, November 26th, HLHS’s Chapter of NHS will be hosting a Blood Drive from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. The goal for this drive is 30 usable units. If you can donate, please call the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 to make your appointment today!
Heartland Lutheran Gym Sign Sponsorships are available.
There are 8 signs with various bible verses in the gym that currently lack a sponsor. The cost for a 1-year sponsorship is $800. A business or family name of your choice will be placed on the blue banner that runs under the Bible verse–a great advertising opportunity and way to show your support with Basketball season upon us.
Contact the school office for more more details: 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org
**(Gym sign sponsorship forms have been email to you or one is located on the HLHS Bulletin Board please copy and leave on the board.)

Old Testament Reading Daniel 12:1–3

1“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Epistle Hebrews 10:11–25

11Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. 15And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, 16“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” 17then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” 18Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. 19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Holy Gospel Mark 13:1–13

1As [Jesus] came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 3And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. 9“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of November 11, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare (308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Catherine Garrett Organ
Katie Hadenfeldt Acolyte
Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz Ushers
Kendal/Cole Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
Elders
All Belong to Christ Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5
Sunday 10/28 79 3
Sunday 11/4 109 0

Our Offerings Sunday 11/4
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $6,188.00
Mission Fund $210.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Fern Myers (Lynda Sundberg’s mother of Polk NE.) hospitalized in York.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tysen Eriksen – Nov. 11, Dana Tonniges – Nov. 11, Kathy Reimers – Nov. 12
Garen Spatz – Nov. 12, Adam Dibbern – Nov. 14, Joan Larson – Nov. 14, Josie Schroeder – Nov. 14
Tiffany Harders – Nov. 16, Jose Ocana – Nov. 16, Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17, Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Nov. 11 – 25th Sun after Pentecost Veterans Day
1 Kings 17:8–16; Ps. 146
Heb. 9:24–28; Mark 12:38–44; Proper 27

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ Preschool/ Daycare – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
M & M Mtg. Following Worship
Cairo Senior Center Turkey Dinner 11 – 1 pm

Monday Nov. 12
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. Loup City NE

Tuesday Nov. 13

Wednesday Nov. 14
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Nov. 15 Moses to GI (Primrose & Good Sam)

Friday Nov. 16

Saturday Nov. 17 Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Is. 51:4–6 or Dan. 7:9–10, 13–14
Ps. 93; Jude 20–25 or Rev. 1:4b–8
Mark 13:24–37 or John 18:33–37; Proper 29

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Comm. Welcome Pastor Kothe 10:30 am
Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE
Mercy Meal Pack at HLHS 2 Teams at 2 pm

SAVE the DATE
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov. 26
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Nov. 26
Advent Supper Ladies Aid Soup 6 pm Nov. 28
Advent Worship 7 pm Nov. 28
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm Dec. 9
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Nov. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.
Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship
Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Mon. Dec. 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Visit Santa at the Vault!
Bring your cameras for a picture. Stop by local businesses to sign up for giveaways, eat, drink and be merry!

The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who helped to support our harvest dinner held on November 4th and also the chancel guild and others who helped with deserts and salads. We collected a total of $5,302.00 (including the Ladies Aid matching dollars of $1,125.00). The total collected November 4th along with the collection taken for General Fund during church came to $7,649.00. Thank You so very much for your generosity – It is truly appreciated and needed.

“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”
– Martin Luther

Sat. Dec. 8th from 8-11 am at the Cairo Community Ctr. We will be serving breakfast and it will be a free will offering. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Crafts will be available for the children to participate in.

Thrivent (Nebraska Region) presents the BIG 100,000 Meal Packing Event
Bring yourself or a team (up to 10) – 750 Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heartland Lutheran High School

Our church has signed up for 2 teams (20 volunteers needed)
We will have a clipboard available with a sign up sheet available this morning please sign up today!

Help Mercy Meals of Grand Island reach its goal of 100,000 meals packaged in a day! TWO HOUR shifts begin at
10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 17:8–16

8Then the word of the LORD came to [Elijah], 9“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12And she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14For thus says the LORD the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’” 15And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. 16The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

Epistle Hebrews 9:24–28

24For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Holy Gospel Mark 12:38–44

38In his teaching [Jesus] said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” 41And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov 4, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organ
Lily Campbell Acolyte
Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz Ushers
Katie/Kendal Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Tim Lemburg/Dick Hadenfeldt Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5
Sunday 10/28 79 3

Our Offerings Sunday 10/28
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $5,010.89
Mission Fund $191.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Fern Myers (Lynda Sundberg’s mother of Polk NE.) in your prayers. Fern fell in her home and has been hospitalized in York.
Please keep the family and friends of Gail Beukenhorst (Beverly Gilbert’s Father) in your prayers. Gail passed away late Sunday Oct. 28 at the age of 92. Gail’s funeral was held Thurs. Nov. 1
Please keep the family and friends of Alvernon ‘Al’ Knoepfel (Angie Dibbern’s brother), Al passed away on Tues. Oct. 30 at the age of 86.

Today on All Saints Sunday we remember those who have passed from our church family, Ronald Leo Harders – May 28,2018, and those that we carry in our hearts.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Brooks Hadenfeldt – Nov. 6, Mike Deines – Nov. 7
Dennis Bloomquist – Nov. 8, Nathan Bloomquist – Nov. 9, Samantha Neppl – Nov. 10

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Nov. 4 – All Saints Day (obs.)
Rev. 7:(2–8) 9–17, Ps. 149
1 John :1–3, Matt. 5:1–12

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Harvest Dinner (Following Worship)
Ladies Aid Fundraiser / Thrivent Funding Donations matched by Ladies Aid up to $1,125 To Go Boxes available!

Monday Nov. 5 ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Nov. 6

Wednesday Nov. 7 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Nov. 8
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Nov. 9

Saturday Nov. 10
New Hope School PURSES & PASTRIES at the Vault 1-4 pm

Sunday, Nov. 11 – 25th Sun after Pentecost Veterans Day
1 Kings 17:8–16; Ps. 146
Heb. 9:24–28; Mark 12:38–44; Proper 27

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ Preschool/ Daycare – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
M & M Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Drama “Flowers for Algernon” Nov. 9-11
Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Coffee Servers Needed for Sunday morning Nov. 25
Advent / Holiday Worship (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)
Weds Advent Suppers 6:00 pm / Weds Advent Worship Service 7:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.
Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship
Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Ladies Aid with Thrivent funding will host a Harvest Dinner Nov. 4th immediately following church services. The menu will include ham, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, salads & dessert. Takeout cartons will be available. Proceeds from the freewill offering will go towards the church’s general fund. Ladies aid will match up to a total of $1,125 in combined donations from the freewill offering and worship service’s second offering.
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
November 17-18, 2018
Students 6-8 grade
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information. Grandparents Day at HLHS Grandparents Day will begin at 8:30am on November 7 with a breakfast for the grandparents. After chapel, grandchildren will join their grandparents for several activities. The morning will end at 11:35. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.
The October Delegate meeting has been cancelled, the next delegate meeting is in December.
Flowers for Algernon will be performed by our drama troupe on November 9 and 10 at 7pm and Nov 11 at 3pm. Ticket Prices: $6 for adults, $4 for students, Free for age 5 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door up to 1 hour before show time.

Purses and Pastries
Sat. Nov. 10th from 1-4 pm at The Medina Street Vault
Come enjoy pastries while you shop for a new purse or two! Join us at our annual New Hope Fundraiser Purses and Pastries event. There will be a silent auction available, stop in to see all the fabulous prizes. For more information or questions call New Hope School.

Sat. Dec. 8th from 8-11 am
at the Cairo Community Ctr.
We will be serving breakfast and it will be a free will offering. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Crafts will be available for the children to participate in.

Mon. Dec. 3rd
from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Visit Santa at the Vault!
Bring your cameras for a picture. Stop by local businesses to sign up for giveaways, eat, drink
and be merry!

“The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.”
Martin Luther
United Methodist Ladies
Annual Soup and Bazaar Day
Cairo United Methodist Church, 506 E Kansas Str.
Sat. Nov. 10th from 8 am – 2 pm
Coffee and rolls will be served in the morning. Soup, sandwiches and pie will be served from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be a free will offering and carry outs are available. There will be baked goods for sale and a large selection of attic treasures will be offered. Hunters are Welcome! Questions please call Mary Ann Baldwin at 485-4147.

Thrivent (Nebraska Region) presents the
BIG 100,000
Meal Packing Event
Bring yourself or a team (up to 10) – 750 Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heartland Lutheran High School

Our church has signed up for 2 teams (20 volunteers needed)
We will have a clipboard available with a sign up sheet available this morning please sign up today!

Help Mercy Meals of Grand Island reach its goal of 100,000 meals packaged in a day! TWO HOUR shifts begin at
10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

We still need a few more volunteers if you can help let the church office know.

 

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 6:1–9

1“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the just decrees that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. 3Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 4“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Epistle Hebrews 9:11–22

11When Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. 15Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. 18Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” 21And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Holy Gospel Mark 12:28–37

28One of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that [Jesus] answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. 35And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’ 37David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 28, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright – (303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office – (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website – www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright – Pastor
Catherine Garrett – Organ
Ryan Schweitzer – Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier – Ushers
Lily/Katie – Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen – Altar
Nathan Knuth – Moses
Middle School Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/30 56 2
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5

Our Offerings Sunday 10/21
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $2,182.82
Mission Fund $183.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $347.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Fern Myers (Lynda Sundberg’s mother of Polk NE.) in your prayers. Fern fell in her home and has been hospitalized in York.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Gary & Lisa Harders – Nov. 2 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Karon Rath – Oct. 29, Kain Dibbern – Nov. 3
Roger Harders – Nov. 3, Conner Sokol – Nov. 3

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
6-8 grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Oct. 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Oct. 30

Wednesday Oct. 31 Reformation Day
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation (Help with Trunk-N-Treat)
Trunk-N-Treat 5 – 7:30 pm
No Choir Practice

Thursday Nov. 1
All Saints Day

Friday Nov. 2

Saturday Nov. 3
Veterans Memorial Park Groundbreaking Ceremony 11 am
Daylight Savings Time ends FALL BACK 1 hour at bedtime.

Sunday, Nov. 4 – All Saints Day (obs.)
Rev. 7:(2–8) 9–17, Ps. 149
1 John :1–3, Matt. 5:1–12
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Harvest Dinner (Following Worship)
Ladies Aid Fundraiser / Thrivent Funding Donations matched by Ladies Aid up to $1,125 To Go Boxes available!
SAVE the DATE Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Coffee Servers Needed for Sunday morning Nov. 25
Advent / Holiday Worship (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)
Weds Advent Suppers 6:00 pm / Weds Advent Worship Service 7:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Reformation Services – Today
What Does This Mean?
Welcome to a Reformation worship service designed around the question so famously asked by Martin Luther: “What does this mean?” In word and song and Scripture we together answer the question of what it means to be saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the meaning of the Reformation sink deep within your souls.

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).

Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.

Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.

Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.

Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.

Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship

Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Ladies Aid with Thrivent funding will host a Harvest Dinner Nov. 4th immediately following church services. The menu will include ham, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, salads & dessert. Takeout cartons will be available. Proceeds from the freewill offering will go towards the church’s general fund. Ladies aid will match up to a total of $1,125 in combined donations from the freewill offering and worship service’s second offering.

“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
November 17-18, 2018
Students 6-8 grade
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
The students will be serving coffee on Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention and housing.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information. Grandparents Day at HLHS Wednesday, November 7. All grandparents are invited to attend. Please email or call the school office with grandparent information. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.
The October Delegate meeting has been cancelled, the next delegate meeting is in December.
Reformation Service Heartland Lutheran’s annual Reformation Service will be on Wednesday, Oct 31 at 7pm. The Junior class will be serving dinner for a free-will donation starting at 5:30pm: Hot Dog or Brat, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and a dessert.

Thrivent (Nebraska Region) presents the
BIG 100,000
Meal Packing Event
Bring yourself or a team (up to 10) – 750 Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heartland Lutheran High School

Our church has signed up for 2 teams (20 volunteers needed)
We will have a clipboard available with a sign up sheet available this morning please sign up today!

Help Mercy Meals of Grand Island reach its goal of 100,000 meals packaged in a day! TWO HOUR shifts begin at
10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Register at htts://bigmeals.eventbrite.com or nebraskatmn@thrivent.com
Go to www.thrivent.com/nebraska-tmn Like our Nebraska-Thrivent Facebook page! More info can be found at www.MercyMealsofNebraska.org

“The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.” – Martin Luther

You are cordially invited to the
Veterans Memorial Park
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
402 S High Str., Cairo, NE

Readings from Holy Scripture

First Lesson Exodus 13:3-10 and 14                                                                                          Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, be-cause the Lord brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out. When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amo-rites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the Lord. Unleav-ened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory. You shall tell your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your fore-head, so that the teaching of the Lord may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year. When in the future your child asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall answer, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.’”

Second Lesson Acts 2:1-12
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all to-gether in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native lan-guage of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopota-mia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and prose-lytes, Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

Gospel John 8:31-36                                                                                                                        Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” Jesus an-swered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who com-mits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 21, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier Ushers
Ryan/Lily Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg Elders
LYF Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/23 103 8
Sunday 9/30 56 2
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1

Our Offerings Sunday 10/14
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,035.00
Mission Fund $272.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $59.50

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Please keep Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, in your prayers. Pat’s underwent surgery this past Thursday for her pancreatic cancer.
Prayers for Ashley Kemp (friend of the Teichmeier family), and all who was injured in the serious car accident near Overton NE. Ashley was seriously injured during the early morning accident that killed 3 people.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Crystal Rasmussen – Oct. 22, Jerry Teichmeier – Oct. 25
Lora Harders – Oct. 26, Marissa Janda – Oct. 27, Phyllis Rathman – Oct. 27

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Oct. 21 – 22nd Sun after Pentecost
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90: 12–17
Heb. 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22; Proper 23

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship & Communion 10:30 am
Dinner at Senior Center 11am – 1 pm

Monday Oct. 22
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Fall Pastor Conference at Columbus

Tuesday Oct. 23
Fall Pastor Conference at Columbus

Wednesday Oct. 24
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Ladies Aid mtg. 6:30 pm Church Fellowship Hall

Thursday Oct. 25
Noon Devotions Cairo Senior Ctr.

Friday Oct. 26

Saturday Oct. 27 Ladies Fall Mini Retreat at CFB Church

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

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
6-8 grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

Trunk-N-Treat here at Church Oct. 31
HLHS Grandparents Day Nov 7
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Advent / Holiday Worship (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)
Weds Advent Suppers 6:00 pm / Weds Advent Worship Service 7:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Reformation Services – Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 am
What Does This Mean?
Join us for a Reformation worship service designed around the question so famously asked by Martin Luther: “What does this mean?” In word and song and Scripture we together answer the question of what it means to be saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the meaning of the Reformation sink deep within your souls.

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.

Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship

Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Support Our School New Hope Christian School Clip Box Tops – For a Class contest please Collect your box tops and give to Jenny Reynolds before Oct. 29.

“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention November 17-18, 2018 Students 6-8 grade  Embassy Suites, Lavista NE. The students will be serving coffee on Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention and housing.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information.
Grandparents Day at HLHS Wednesday, November 7. All grandparents are invited to attend. Please email or call the school office with grandparent information. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.
The October Delegate meeting has been cancelled, the next delegate meeting is in December.
Reformation Service Heartland Lutheran’s annual Reformation Service will be on Wednesday, Oct 31 at 7pm. The Junior class will be serving dinner for a free-will donation starting at 5:30pm: Hot Dog or Brat, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and a dessert.

Ladies Fall Mini Retreat
Cairo Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 9am-2pm, Cost is $10, to register see the bulletin board by the church office or call the Baptist church Weds or Thurs mornings only 485-4768

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH WITH FELLOW LUTHERANS: JOURNEYS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TOUR –Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Ephesus, Patmos, with a 3-day cruise of Greek Islands included (April 27 – May 7, 2019) LUTHERLAND TOUR – Visiting all the Luther sites from Berlin to Wittenberg to Augsburg + The Passion Play at Oberammergau (June 28 – July 8, 2020) Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, Retired LCMS Pastor/Former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure & information: 406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com

“When we acknowledge our sin, we hear the grace of Christ.” Martin Luther

Thank You – Dearest Family of Faith,
I wanted to take a moment and write to you as a way of expressing what a joy and an honor it is to be able to minister here in Cairo with you. While I have been in Called Ministry for decades, these years in your midst have been among the most rewarding in terms of growing in the Lord, both for me and for those who have allowed me to walk alongside them in their lives here. I pray we will continue to be “the church in motion”, reaching out TOGETHER, to connect our community to Christ. Thank you for your support for me and my family over these years together, and for the gift of love and appreciation last Sunday. I pray we will continue to build one another up in the Lord. God’ PEACE2U! Pastor Brian & Family

Ladies Aid with Thrivent funding will host a Harvest Dinner Nov. 4th immediately following church services. The menu will include ham, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, salads & dessert. Takeout cartons will be available. Proceeds from the freewill offering will go towards the church’s general fund. Ladies aid will match up to a total of $1,125 in combined donations from the freewill offering and worship service’s second offering.

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Ecclesiastes 5:10–15

10He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 12Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep. 13There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, 14and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. 15As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

Epistle Hebrews 4

1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” 6Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. 9So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Holy Gospel Mark 10:23–31

23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 14, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Elders
ABC Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/16 102 11
Sunday 9/23 103 8
Sunday 9/30 56 2
Sunday 10/7 104 8

Our Offerings Sunday 10/7
Building Fund $140.00
General Fund $3,000.00
Mission Fund $197.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$2,034.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $13.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Larry & Karry Jensen – Oct. 18 (45)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lucas Nation – Oct. 14, Sam Dibbern – Oct. 18, Calhen Strode – Oct. 18
Sarah Heinen – Oct. 19, Jessica Clough – Oct. 20, Taylor Schultz – Oct. 20

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Oct. 14 – 21st Sun after Pentecost
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90: 12–17
Heb. 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22; Proper 23
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. following worship
Country Gospel Gathering at Faith Lutheran 2:30 pm

Monday Oct. 15 Special Mtg. at HLHS 7:00 pm

Tuesday Oct. 16

Wednesday Oct. 17 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
Worship at WR Good Sam 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Oct. 18 Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)

Friday Oct. 19

Saturday Oct. 20 LCC Comfort Dog Regional Retreat

Sunday, Oct. 21 – 22nd Sun after Pentecost
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90: 12–17
Heb. 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22; Proper 23

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship & Communion 10:30 am
Dinner at Senior Center 11am – 1 pm

SAVE the DATE

GISH Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
Ladies Fall Mini Retreat at Cairo Baptist Church Oct. 27
Trunk-N-Treat here at Church Oct. 31
HLHS Grandparents Day Nov 7
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Advent / Holiday Worship (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)
Weds Advent Suppers 6:00 pm
Weds Advent Worship Service 7:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
Christmas at Concordia (Seward) Nov 30-Dec. 2
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Reformation Services – Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 am
What Does This Mean?
Join us for a Reformation worship service designed around the question so famously asked by Martin Luther: “What does this mean?” In word and song and Scripture we together answer the question of what it means to be saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the meaning of the Reformation sink deep within your souls.

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).

Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.

Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship

Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

Support Our School New Hope Christian School  Clip Box Tops – For a Class contest please Collect your box tops and give to Jenny Reynolds before Oct. 29.

“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
November 17-18, 2018
Students 6-8 grade
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
The students will be serving coffee on Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention and housing.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information.
Grandparents Day at HLHS Wednesday, November 7. All grandparents are invited to attend. Please email or call the school office with grandparent information. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.

Country Gospel Gathering
Faith Lutheran at Saint Peders Lutheran Church; west of Dannebrog to Hwy. 11, then 1-mile North, turn left (west) go 3.5 miles. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Soup supper following the concert, for more information see the poster on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Fall Mini Retreat
Cairo Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 9am-2pm, Cost is $10, to register see the bulletin board by the church office or call the Baptist church Weds or Thurs mornings only 485-4768

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH WITH FELLOW LUTHERANS: JOURNEYS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TOUR –Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Ephesus, Patmos, with a 3-day cruise of Greek Islands included (April 27 – May 7, 2019) LUTHERLAND TOUR – Visiting all the Luther sites from Berlin to Wittenberg to Augsburg + The Passion Play at Oberammergau (June 28 – July 8, 2020) Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, Retired LCMS Pastor/Former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure & information: 406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com
 

Join us Here at Church
Weds. Oct. 31st at 5 – 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

If you would be interested in hosting a trunk for the kids
or helping in anyway please contact Sara Bierhaus.

Old Testament Reading Amos 5:6–7, 10–15

6Seek the LORD and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel, 7O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth! 10They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth. 11Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. 12For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins—you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate. 13Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time. 14Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said. 15Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Epistle Hebrews 3:12–19

12Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” 16For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Holy Gospel: Mark 10:17–22 Mark 10:17–22

The Rich Young Man
17As [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct. 7, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Kendal Knuth Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Rob Schultz Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/9 86 7
Sunday 9/16 102 11
Sunday 9/23 103 8
Sunday 9/30 56 2

Our Offerings Sunday 9/30
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $1,520.00
Mission Fund $5.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, Pat is being considered for possible pancreatic cancer surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)
Mike Cornelius (Carly Callahan’s Uncle)
Marge Harris (Pastor Brian’s Aunt)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Mike & Liane Deines – Oct. 9 (25)
Joshua & Lindsey Harders – Oct. 10 (9), Todd & Denise Bredthauer – Oct. 11 (21)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Kylie Bloomquist – Oct. 8, Steve Dibbern – Oct. 8, Gary Harders – Oct. 8
Nancy Harders – Oct. 9, Lily Campbell – Oct. 11, Tyler Lemburg – Oct. 11

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, Oct. 7 – 20h Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 2:18–25; Ps. 128
Heb. 2:1–13, (14–18); Mark 10:2–16; Proper 22

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
HLHS Craft Fair 11 – 3:00 pm

Monday Oct. 8
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. 9:30-2:30

Tuesday Oct. 9

Wednesday Oct. 10 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
NO SS Teacher’s mtg. postponed until Nov Mtg.

Thursday Oct. 11
Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Oct. 12

Saturday Oct. 13

Sunday, Oct. 14 – 21st Sun after Pentecost
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90: 12–17
Heb. 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22; Proper 23

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. following worship

SAVE the DATE
Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally Oct 13
Country Gospel Gathering Oct. 14
Special Mtg. at HLHS Oct. 15 @ 7 pm
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
HLHS Grandparents Day Nov 7
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI

Support Our School New Hope Christian School  Clip Box Tops – For a Class contest please Collect your box tops and give to Jenny Reynolds before Oct. 29.

Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally
Saturday, October 13 at St John’s Lutheran Church 504 Utica Palmer NE. Registration 9-9:30 am; Rally Theme “A Light to Lighten the Gentiles” Luke 2:32 Speaker Mary Ann Niemoth.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information. Soup Needed for Craft Fair Lunch on Sun. Oct. 7 11-3pm Because we don’t have much room to store the soup overnight, it would be best if it could be brought to the school on Sunday around 10:00am, or anytime thereafter. Grandparents Day at HLHS Wednesday, November 7. All grandparents are invited to attend. Please email or call the school office with grandparent information. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.

“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention November 17-18, 2018
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
The students will be serving coffee on Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention.

Country Gospel Gathering
Faith Lutheran at Saint Peders Lutheran Church; west of Dannebrog to Hwy. 11, then 1-mile North, turn left (west) go 3.5 miles. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Soup supper following the concert, for more information see the poster on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Fall Mini Retreat
Cairo Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 9am-2pm, Cost is $10, to register see the bulletin board by the church office or call the Baptist church Weds or Thurs mornings only 485-4768

Old Testament Reading Daniel 6:12–27

12Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 13Then they answered and said before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.” 14Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.” 16Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 17And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. 18Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. 19Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. 20As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 21Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 22My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.” 23Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 24And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces. 25Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. 26I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end. 27He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–17

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Holy Gospel Matthew 11:25–30

25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

LWML Sunday — Celebrate Lutheran Women in Mission

A special worship service is planned for Sunday (month, date) 2018, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML. The author of this service, Reverend Ken Hennings selected the theme, “Our Rest in a Changing World,” based upon Psalm 62:1–8. Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service. (If your LWML group is planning additional activities, include them here.)
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MITES FOR MISSIONS
On Your Mark, Get Ready, Save! We will be collecting mites on LWML Sunday, October 4th. Please join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.
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LWML Mite Boxes – What Does This Mean?
Over the years, many Lutheran Women in Mission have used the Mite Box to gather funds in support of national, district, and local ministries. Women all over raise funds through voluntary offerings. Instead of “Mite Boxes” some societies called their ingathering devices “blessing boxes” or “mission boxes” or “thank offering boxes.” We need to keep our Mite Boxes out in the open so we are reminded every day to give thanks for all His blessings.
· Put your offering in the box at the end of each day.
· Say “thank you” with an appropriate amount whenever calamity or misfortune has been averted.
· Empty all your loose change from your kitchen coin bowl into the box
weekly.
· Put a dollar in the Mite Box for every pair of shoes you own.
· Never pay for items you buy with change but with bills and then empty your coins that have gathered in your wallet each day into your Mite Box.
· Place a dollar in thanksgiving for every family member into the Mite Box.
Throughout the decades, Lutheran women have stepped out in faith, setting goals and trusting God to move the hearts of His people to give generously to LWML to proclaim the Gospel.
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Times and Mite Boxes Change
Mite Boxes have changed in color and design over the years, but what has never changed is the dedication of freely given offerings for the purpose of reaching out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Districts still retain 75% of mite offerings for the work of the LWML at that level. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.
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Let’s Reach Our Goal!
LWML delegates to the 37th Biennial Convention adopted a $2.075 million-dollar mission goal to fund 22 mission grants for the 2017-2019 biennium. As of July 31, 2018, $1,236,891.36 has been received, which leaves a total of mites needed as $838,108.64. Let’s reach our goal! We are the Lutheran Women in Mission! With the help of God, let us fulfill our promise to fund our national, district, and local missions.
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LWML Missions – Mite History

The Widow’s Mite
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on” (Mark 12:41-43).

St. Paul Counsels us on Giving:
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty, welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us, for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and then to us in keeping with God’s will. So, we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion, this act of grace on your part. But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness, and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-7).
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