Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
We welcome you to Christ Lutheran this Sunday morning, there are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.
Moses Comfort Dog , Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE and ABC Daycare and Preschoolare on Facebook click LIKE and then you can keep up to date with happenings in the church.
Our Church Website at www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com announcements and readings are posted weekly.
Our Missions – ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; Tiffany Harders trip to El Salvador; Chara Sype Missionary to Guinea, W Africa; Samantha Lathrop Missionary to Taiwan; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas; Special Needs Fund for Members here at Christ Cairo.
Serving in God’s House today…
Chaplain Jose Flores………………………. Worship Leader
……………………………………… Praise Worship Committee
Emily Serr………………………………………………….. Acolyte
Rob Serr/Matt Neppl……………………………………. Ushers
Emily N/Riley …………………………………… Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern………………………………………………….. Altar
Rick Leth…………………………………………………….. Moses
Sunday, 03/09 101 Members………………… 9 Visitors
Sunday, 03/09 $2,344.07…………… Current Exp
$326.37 ………………… Missions
$.00 …………………. Building
$.00………….. Special Local
We are looking for individuals and or groups to help serve coffee and goodies on Sunday Mornings.
The Ladies Aid & LYF have taken the first, third and fifth Sundays, please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK:
- LYF Group as the return home today from their Ski Trip to South Dakota.
- Les Schlegel Jenny Reynold’s father will be in Africa working on a water project from March 2-April 9.
- Pastor Keylon recovering following his bypass surgery.
- Laurie Ocana recovering at home from shoulder surgery.
Suffering from Cancer:
- Gordon Bredthauer
- Earl Knuth (Nathan’s father)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: David Hadenfeldt – March 16, Rachel Bushhousen – March 21,
Tori Strode – March 21, Lorraine Harders – March 22.
Mark your calendar SPECIAL Voter’s Meeting on Sunday, March 23rd following Worship.
You are invited to worship with us this Lenten Season
Lenten Worship Services
Ash Wednesday, March 5th – Weds April 9th services begin at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 p.m.
This Weds. the Ladies Aid will be serving a Soup Supper.
Holy Week Worship Services
Palm Sunday / Confirmation Worship on Sunday April 13th at 9:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
RESURECTION of OUR LORD Easter Sunrise Worship Service
Sunday April 20th at 7:00 a.m. LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship.
You are INVITED – TODAY!!!
To the Cairo Senior Center for lunch on Sunday March 16th from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for a Roast Beef Dinner.
Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards
They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.
HLHS Red & Blue Banquet & Auction March 23, 2014 at Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy. Grand Island NE 3:00 pm Silent Auction; 5:00 pm Dinner; 6:15 pm Speaker (Kevin Kush); 7:00 pm Live Auction
Featured Speaker is Kevin Kush, Head Football Coach Boys Town, NE. “A piece of the Puzzle-Eight traits of a Quality Teammate” Advanced Sale Tickets: $70 ($60 if purchased by 1/31/14) Sponsorship tables available see the poster on the HLHS bulletin board or by the Kitchen window for more information. The BANQUET is SOLD OUT however Jan still has some drawing tickets available.
Gift Basket Fundraiser to help support Moses’ ministry.
We will be taking donations of auction items/gift baskets until Wednesday, March 19th. All items will be set out, and bidding will open Sun. March 23rd. Bidding will end on Sun. April 20th 9:00 a.m. Contact the comfort dog group for more information.
Cairo Volunteer Fire Department Annual Smorgasbord
Where: Cairo Community Center When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 4:30 P.M. – 8 P.M. Prices: Tickets available at the door.
Adults $8/Kids $5 (12 yrs. & under) Pre-Ticket Sales: Cairo Pathway Bank, Cairo Pathway Insurance, Cairo Village Hall Join us for the raffles and door prizes! For take-out meals please call Jamie at 308-390-1864
Nebraskans Impacting the World 2014 Food PackSaturday April 26; 285,120 Meals; $72,000.00; Four 2 Hours Sessions 8/10-10-Noon/Noo-2/2-4; 800 Volunteers; Meals sent to Dominican Republic & Haiti. For more information contact Joann Hulme – firstname.lastname@example.org You can donate by sending a check payable to ImpactLives c/o First Baptist Church P.O. Box 117, Cairo, NE 68824 or online at www.ImpactLives.org please select campaign ~ Nebraska Impacting the World.
Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity House BuildHabitat is seeking volunteer groups to schedule their businesses, organizations and other groups for Saturdays during construction season. Both unskilled and skilled volunteers are needed for tasks from hammering to raking and measuring to carrying. The first home to be built this year, with support from community volunteers, will be at 930 Lambert, just northeast of Lincoln Elementary School. For several months, preparations have been underway to build two houses on the site. Our church is scheduled to tentatively work on March 15th (footings), 22nd (floor), 29th (walls); we need a crew of 5 or more, if you are interested in helping in any way see Lee Echtenkamp his phone number is 308-850-8816. More information is posted on the bulletin board by the church office.
YOU are invited! Prairie Fire Come be equipped and encouraged for sharing the love of Jesus Christ in your communities and with your neighbors and loved ones. Make plans now to attend Prairie Fire: Sowing Seeds hosted by the Nebraska District at Concordia University, Seward. Bruce Wurdeman, Lutheran Hour Ministries executive director emeritus, will examine “Planting Today for Tomorrow’s Harvest,” sharing words of encouragement and practical tools for congregations and individuals to engage their communities today for the opportunity to share Christ tomorrow. Breakout sessions will offer ideas and encouragement for individuals and congregations that are looking to share God’s Word faithfully in their congregations and fruitfully into their communities. Day Camp will be offered by Camp Luther for students in grades 1-8 while their parents attend Prairie Fire. Sowing Seeds Outreach Grants will be offered to congregations that attend Prairie Fire and meet eligibility requirements. Registration forms and more information is available in the church office or online at www.ndlcms.org.
Trinity Lutheran School Color Run 2014If life hands you Color – Run with it! ~ Honoring Educators Saturday, April 26th at 8:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School parking lot 208 West 13th Street, Grand Island, NE. 5K and 1 Mile FUN Run! Registration information available at http://trinitylutherancolorrun.weebly.com/ and Facebook -Trinity Lutheran Color Run or email: email@example.com.
HLHS Easter Meat Sales time is now here!Order Deadline – April 2, 2014 Pickup meat on April 10 from 8 am – 6 pm OR April 11 from 8 am to noon. See the order form on the HLHS Bulletin Board, If you have any questions please give us a call – Lloyd W Wagnitz Heartland Lutheran High School 308-385-3900.
Today in Sunday SchoolMarch 16, 2014
Today in Sunday School, we learn about Jesus teaching the Pharisee Nicodemus under the cover of night (John 3:1–21). Since the fall into sin, all are born spiritually blind, sinful, and unclean. We are like Nicodemus and cannot see our sin or understand who Jesus truly is for us. As children of God, born of water and the Spirit, we can see our sinfulness and the salvation that is ours in Jesus Christ. Talk to your children about their Baptism and discuss what Baptism does for us.
First Reading………………………… Genesis 12:1-9
God calls Abram, setting into motion His plan to redeem the world.
The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. 6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Second Reading………………………. Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
Abram received the promise of God, not because he had earned it Through his deeds or character, but because God gave it.
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. 6 David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: 7 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, 15 because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression. 16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Gospel…………………………………………………. John 3:1-17
Jesus encounters Nicodemus, and proclaims the Gospel. God is for the world!
Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” 9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.