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

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
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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Announcements and Readings for the Week September 23, 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
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Lily Campbell Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Katie/Kendal Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
Elders
6-8 gr. Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/26 92 8
Sunday 9/2 56 9
Sunday 9/9 86 7
Sunday 9/16 102 11

Our Offerings Sunday 9/16
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,831.21
Mission Fund $165.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $346.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for all who were in the path of Hurricane Florence and now the flooding and severe weather.
Prayers for Donna Harders, Donna was admitted into the hospital this past Weds.
Prayers for Lola Clark who is hospitalized at CHI St Francis.
This morning we WELCOME into membership two families through Profession of Faith:
Dwight & Lisa Jones (and) Steve, Jessica, Josie & Sophie Schroeder

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
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
Rod & Lisa Schweitzer – Sept. 25 (14), Jim & Tara Janda – Sept. 27 (15)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Bill Harders – Sept. 23, Makenna Lemburg – Sept. 23, Luke Eriksen – Sept. 25
Mark Lemburg – Sept. 26, Josh Floth – Sept. 27, Paul Wilhelm – Sept. 28
Ainsley Crawford – Sept. 29, Brent Gascho – Sept. 29

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, Sept. 23 – 18th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 11:18–20; Ps. 54
James 3:13—4:10; Mark 9:30–37

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
6-8 Grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
Harders Baby Shower 2:30 pm

Monday Sept 24
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elders Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Sept 25
Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church 11:00 am
Bible Sales ENDS today!

Wednesday Sept 26
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 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 Sept 27
ABC Closed (Thurs & Fri) for Junk Jaunt Sales
Tables & Tents Set up for Junk Jaunt 9 am
Food & Bag Prep for Junk Jaunt 1:30 pm
Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church 7:30 pm

Friday Sept 28
Junk Jaunt Sales 8 am – 5 pm

Saturday Sept 29 Junk Jaunt Sales 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, Sept. 30 – 19h Sun after Pentecost
Num. 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29, Ps. 104:27–35
James 5:(1–12) 13–20, Mark 9:38–50

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Junk Jaunt – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Outside Worship Service for Junk Jaunt 10:30 am
Tear down Tents / Clean up for Junk Jaunt 11:30 pm
HLHS Golf at Indianhead 1 pm
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing in St Paul 7:00 pm

SAVE the DATE
Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally Oct 13
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

“I have held many things in my hands and
have lost them all; but whatever I have placed
in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
– Martin Luther

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. Please let Cindy Hansen know by Sept. 30 if you will be attending.

CPH – 2018 Bible Sale
Bibles for ALL ages see the Poster by the church office or visit the CPH website for more information. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to the church office. Sale ends Sept. 30th.

♫ Choir Begins ♫
Join the Choir – practices will be held every Weds. evening at 6:00 pm. Contact Lisa Wright or any choir member for more details.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up. More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall. Heartland Lutheran High School Craft Fair – HLHS will host a Craft Fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00a-3:00p. We will be in need of crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also be in need of cookies/goodies. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office. 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org

Update: The Mercy Meals event on Sept 23 at HLHS has been rescheduled to take place on Nov 18.

Old Gospel Hour

Sunday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 9th & Baxter Street; St Paul NE. No need to dress up, COME as you are!! To sing praises to our Lord!! There will be refreshments and juice following the hymn sing. Any questions contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.

Yoga Classes in Cairo
Informational meeting will be held Sept 25 at 11 a.m. and also on Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cairo Methodist Church.
This meeting is to determine interst in the class, availability during the week, and the ability of the people who are interested. This class will be instructed by Bonnie Bellamy. If you are interested in the class but are unable to come to either of the information meetings or if you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at bonniebellamy@live.com

JUNK JAUNT UPDATE!
This will be the fifth year of Christ Lutheran being involved in Junk Jaunt. Every year we meet new people and God provides new opportunities to spread his word and his love. We also have been blessed with new friends that return every year, either to rent a spot or have a brisket sandwich. We are blessed that many of the vendors request a spot in our lots because of the way the members Christ Lutheran have taken care of them. We thank God for the opportunity to be involved in our community and serve the Lord. In the last four years, and by the grace of God, we have raised around $28,000 dollars. You can see that this has been a wonderful blessing in physical operation of the church. Bills must be paid. This year we are making some changes. ABC Daycare is taking over the junk portion of Junk Jaunt. The church will concentrate on the food portion. Also, this year some of our core members of the Junk Jaunt Committee will not be able to be help as much as they have in the past due to scheduling conflicts and an earlier harvest. We desperately need volunteers to step in and help. The number of volunteers has slowly dwindled over the past couple of years, so the workload has increased for the ones who are there. So please let me or Lisa know today if you can help. This year could determine if we continue to be involved in Junk Jaunt in the future. We need to have enough people to keep it going. God Bless, Gary Harders, Junk Jaunt Committee Chairman

Junk Jaunt Volunteer Schedule at the Food Booth

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Thursday.

If you have items that you wish to donate, please bring them to the church PRICED. Let Sara or Robin at ABC know if you can help or you can let the church office know and I will let ABC know.

Junk Jaunt Work Shift Schedule
This is a list of all who said they would help work JJ, it was set up randomly if the date and time does not work for you please let the church office know ASAP so we can find someone to fill your time slot. THANK you to everyone who volunteered to help and there are still times available if you would like to help.

**All Food Volunteers must have long hair in a pony tail and wear a hat and gloves. (we will have disposable gloves here).

Sunday, Sept. 23
Time TBA – Mark Vendor Lots out, put Gates up on the North
Pull out and inventory all JJ Supplies from Furnace Room.
Don’t be surprise if Vendors begin showing up Weds.
Thursday, Sept. 27
**Vendors begin moving in today
9:00 am – Set up Food Tents, Vendor lot caution tape, lot name tags put out, ABC Junk tables set out side.
1:30 pm – Wrap brownies and Fill Lunch sacks
5-8 pm – Serve Supper (mainly vendors JJ has not started yet)
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29
6:00 am – Prepare Breakfast
7:00 am – Vendor Check In & Set up (Mainly Carly & Scott)
Set up Food Service area, condiment table,
Prepare Brisket and Pulled Pork
8:00 am – Serve Breakfast until gone.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Serve Lunch (Gets very Busy)
3:00-6-7:00 pm – Supper crowd not nearly as fast paced as the noon crowd 😊
6-7:00 pm – ? – Clean up time
Saturday, we begin cleaning up early around 6, ABC may begin earlier around 4:30 pm cleaning up, if sales are slow. All leftover items will be taken to the OGT or Good Will that evening. If several people help this will not take long.
Sunday, September 30
8:00 am – Coffee and leftover pie and brownies
10:30 am – Worship outside under the Tents
11:30 am – Clean up & Tear down tents (Make the church presentable for the work week.)

Jobs Descriptions – I will not be assigning jobs, please just see what needs to be done and jump in and help. Thank You!

Sack Runners (you will keep the boxes under the tables full of meal deal sacks from inside)
Meat Runners (you will bring the roasters from the kitchen out and take empty ones back in)
Drink Runners (you will make sure the pop tank is full of bottled drinks and plenty of ice to keep cool and also be in charge of filling the free water coolers with ice and water)
Food Line Servers (you will take and fill a tray with one customer order completely, then send them down to the cash register. If we have 4 order takers that should be enough to keep up.)
Sandwich Makers (you will be on back side of the roaster making sandwiches and placing them in the foam containers, please give our customers a generous amount of meat.)
Cash Register (you will be in charge of adding the order and exchanging change.)
Popcorn Machine (you will make and bag the popcorn)
Pie slicing & packaging and labeling foam boxes
Kitchen Help (Prepare the meat in the Roasters & doing dishes)
Trash (empty bags to dumpster & new bags in barrels) Condiment Table (keep stocked and clean and wiping down picnic tables)
Outside Orders with Charity (We will need 2 or 3 people working inside the kitchen filling takeout orders. **We have found that the outside lunch line is too busy with our guests waiting in line to have the outside orders filled there. We are hoping by filling these orders inside it will help alleviate some of the confusion) Charity will need one person to help deliver the lunches.

Old Testament Reading – Jeremiah 11:18–20

18The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then you showed me their deeds. 19But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” 20But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause.

Epistle – James 3:13—4:10

13Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
1What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

 

Holy Gospel – Mark 9:30–37

30[The disciples] went on from there and passed through Galilee. And [Jesus] did not want anyone to know, 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. 33And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of September 16, 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
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Lily / Katie Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Brent Gascho/Ted Dibbern Elders
LYF Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/19 94 13
Sunday 8/26 92 8
Sunday 9/2 56 9
Sunday 9/9 86 7

Our Offerings Sunday 9/9
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $3,595.00
Mission Fund $157.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Sunday School) $6.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for the family and friends of Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), After a long struggle Edna passed away on Sept 8, Edna’s funeral was held on Thursday Sept. 13.
Prayers for the family and friends of Jeanette Hansen (Steve Hansen’s mother), Jeanette passed away on Sept. 9.
Prayers for all who are in the path of Hurricane Florence hitting the East coast.

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
Darren & Charity Adams – Sept 16 (23), Loren & Julie Dibbern – Sept 16 (40), Craig & Lora Harders – Sept. 17 (35)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg – Sept 17 (68), Kayla & Adam Becker – Sept 20 (10), Adam & Tina Dibbern – Sept 22 (17)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Elizabeth DeFreece – Sept 16, Kendal Knuth – Sept 16, Ben Serr – Sept 16,
Loren Dibbern – Sept 17, Shawn Harders – Sept. 17, Kinzlie Bloomquist – Sept. 20
Ashley Newmyer – Sept 20, Kody Hadenfeldt – Sept 21, Jennell Campbell – Sept 22, Emmitt DeFreece – Sept 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 Church mail box.

Sunday, Sept. 16 – 17th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 50:4–10; Ps. 116:1–9
James 3:1–12, Mark 9:14–29
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am

Monday Sept 17
Annual Budget / Vote on New Officers Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Sept 18 New Hope Chapel 8:10 am
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm

Wednesday Sept 19 HLHS Blood Drive 8:30 – 2:30
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10:00 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

Thursday Sept 20 Moses to GI (Primrose, Good Sam)
Moses Comfort Dog Group Mtg. at Shawn Harders 7:00 pm

Friday Sept 21

Saturday Sept 22
Habitat For Humanity Build (2314 GI Ave Grand Island NE)
(Check with Lee E before going on conditions of ground)

Sunday, Sept. 23 – 18th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 11:18–20; Ps. 54
James 3:13—4:10; Mark 9:30–37
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
6-8 Grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
Harders Baby Shower 2:30 pm

SAVE the DATE
Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church Sept. 25 & 27
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing in St Paul Sept. 30
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

CPH – 2018 Bible Sale
Bibles for ALL ages see the Poster by the church office or visit the CPH website for more information. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to the church office. Sale ends Sept. 30th.

♫ Choir Begins ♫
Join the Choir – practices will be held every Weds. evening at 6:00 pm. Contact Lisa Wright or any choir member for more details.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
Blood Drive at HLHS – On Wednesday, September 19th from 8:30a-2:30p, the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.
The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up. More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall.
Heartland Lutheran High School Craft Fair – HLHS will host a Craft Fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00a-3:00p. We will be in need of crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also be in need of cookies/goodies. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office. 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org

Update: The Mercy Meals event on Sept 23 at HLHS has been rescheduled to take place on Nov 18.

Old Gospel Hour Sunday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 9th & Baxter Street; St Paul NE.
No need to dress up, COME as you are!!
To sing praises to our Lord!!
There will be refreshments and juice following the hymn sing.
Any questions contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788.

The Centura PTO is selling The Medina Street Vault punch cards for $10. 100% of proceeds benefit Centura Elementary students. If you are interested in purchasing one contact Sara Bierhaus.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.
Thank you to everyone who donated their money to help me and my friends go to the youth gathering in Omaha in November. The money will cover our rooms. We will serve again September 23 and October 28. God’s Blessings – Ethan Reynolds

Yoga Classes in Cairo
Informational meeting will be held Sept 25 at 11 a.m. and also on Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cairo Methodist Church.
This meeting is to determine interst in the class, availability during the week, and the ability of the people who are interested. This class will be instructed by Bonnie Bellamy. If you are interested in the class but are unable to come to either of the information meetings or if you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at bonniebellamy@live.com

JUNK JAUNT UPDATE!
This will be the fifth year of Christ Lutheran being involved in Junk Jaunt. Every year we meet new people and God provides new opportunities to spread his word and his love. We also have been blessed with new friends that return every year, either to rent a spot or have a brisket sandwich. We are blessed that many of the vendors request a spot in our lots because of the way the members Christ Lutheran have taken care of them. We thank God for the opportunity to be involved in our community and serve the Lord.
In the last four years, and by the grace of God, we have raised around $28,000 dollars. You can see that this has been a wonderful blessing in physical operation of the church. Bills must be paid.
This year we are making some changes. ABC Daycare is taking over the junk portion of Junk Jaunt. The church will concentrate on the food portion. Also, this year some of our core members of the Junk Jaunt Committee will not be able to be help as much as they have in the past due to scheduling conflicts and an earlier harvest. We desperately need volunteers to step in and help. The number of volunteers has slowly dwindled over the past couple of years, so the workload has increased for the ones who are there.
So please let me or Lisa know today if you can help. This year could determine if we continue to be involved in Junk Jaunt in the future. We need to have enough people to keep it going.
God Bless, Gary Harders, Junk Jaunt Committee Chairman
Times we will need Volunteers at the Food Booth
• (Morning Set Up) 8 am – 12 pm
• (Busy Lunch rush) 10 am – 2 pm
• (Afternoon shift) 2-6 pm
• (Evening Clean Up) 5-8 pm.

With many hands the job is easier we would like 6-8 people per shift. If you can work all day or only a couple of shifts that would be wonderful. Please let the church office what day and what shifts you would like to help with.

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
• People to help PRICE (the items already here) and any that come in unmarked.
• Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Friday.

If you have items that you wish to donate, please bring them to the church PRICED. Let Sara or Robin at ABC know if you can help or you can let the church office know and I will let ABC know.

** Donations may be brought to the conference room anytime.
Please no OLD electronics ex/tv’s, computers, old gaming systems do not sell and are hard to dispose of. Thank You.

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Isaiah 50:4–10

4The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 5The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. 6I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. 7But the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. 8He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. 9Behold, the Lord GOD helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up. 10Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Epistle James 3:1–12

1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2For we all stumble in many ways, and if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

Holy Gospel Mark 9:14–29

14When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to [Jesus] and greeted him. 16And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept 9, 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
Beverly Gilbert – Organist
Ethan Reynolds – Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz – Ushers
Ryan/Lily – Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz – Altar
Nathan Knuth – Moses
All Belong to Christ Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/12 82 13
Sunday 8/19 94 13
Sunday 8/26 92 8
Sunday 9/2 56 9

Our Offerings Sunday 9/2
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,290.00
Mission Fund $61.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,050.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna underwent triple bypass surgery Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE and has developed complications. Edna had surgery Mon Aug. 26 to remove part of her left colon and now with the buildup of several extra pounds of fluid, she has been put on dialysis.
Prayers for Becky Deines recovering from gall bladder surgery last week.
Prayers for Steve Hansen’s mother, Jeanette who is hospitalized in GI in ICU.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
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
Brian & Dana Tonniges – Sept. 10 (30)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Donna Harders – Sept. 9, Peg Hadenfeldt – Sept. 13
Kalli Knuth – Sept. 13, Robert Gilbert – Sept. 15

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, Sept. 9 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 35:4–7a; Ps. 146
James 2:1–10, 14–18; Mark 7:(24–30) 31–37
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service– 10:30 am

Monday Sept 10 Pastor Winkel Mtg. at Grace GI 9:30-2:30
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Sept 11

Wednesday Sept 12 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 Sept 13
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Cairo Senior Ctr Devotions Noon

Friday Sept 14 LWML Dist. Convention at Kearney

Saturday Sept 15 LWML Dist. Convention at Kearney

Sunday, Sept. 16 – 17th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 50:4–10; Ps. 116:1–9
James 3:1–12, Mark 9:14–29
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

Annual Budget Mtg. 7 pm Mon Sept. 17
HLHS Blood Drive Sept 19
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 22
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

CPH – 2018 Bible Sale
Bibles for ALL ages see the Poster by the church office or visit the CPH website for more information. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to the church office. Sale ends Sept. 30th.

♫ Choir Begins ♫
Greetings friends! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No! Not Christmas! It’s choir time again!! ♫
Next Wednesday, September 12, will be our first rehearsal at 6pm! Please invite anyone you know that may be interested in singing with the greatest bunch of people in the Tri County area!! I’m looking forward to another great year of music with you all!

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
Blood Drive at HLHS – On Wednesday, September 19th from 8:30a-2:30p, the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up. More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall. Heartland Lutheran High School Craft Fair – HLHS will host a Craft Fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00a-3:00p. We will be in need of crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also be in need of cookies/goodies. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office. 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org
Update: The Mercy Meals event on Sept 23 at HLHS has been rescheduled to take place on Nov 18.

The Centura PTO is selling The Medina Street Vault punch cards for $10. 100% of proceeds benefit Centura Elementary students. If you are interested in purchasing one contact Sara Bierhaus.

We know it Hurts and We want to Help
Grief Share at Trinity Lutheran GI; New Session Begins
in the Church Chapel, use the west entrance.
See the Poster on the bulletin board by the office for more info.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.
Thank you to everyone who donated their money to help me and my friends go to the youth gathering in Omaha in November. The money will cover our rooms. We will serve again September 23 and October 28. God’s Blessings – Ethan Reynolds

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s Food Booth & ABC’s Junk Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.

Ways you can help with Junk Jaunt
PLEASE VOLUNTEER
*We need Pie Bakers once again this year!
Any flavor and however many you want to bake would be greatly appreciated (Last year we had 30+ pies donated)!
Please let the church office know how many and what flavors you are bringing.
Volunteers are needed for
Church Food Booth and ABC Junk Booth!!

Times we will need Volunteers at the Food Booth
• (Morning Set Up) 8 am – 12 pm
• (Busy Lunch rush) 10 am – 2 pm
• (Afternoon shift) 2-6 pm
• (Evening Clean Up) 5-8 pm.

Some of the FOOD Jobs needing to be filled
• Cash Register
• Sandwich makers
• Order Takers
• Pop/Brownie/Pie Runners
• Kitchen area – warm up Brisket / Pork
• Kitchen and Fellowship Hall Clean up
• Prepare and Pack in the Kitchen for Takeout Orders
• Runner for extra Meal Deal Bags
• Someone Wiping tables and keeping condiment table filled and clean.
• Trash Runners
• Meal Deal Sack Packers
• Brownie and Pie cutters and Packers

With many hands the job is easier we would like 6-8 people per shift. If you can work all day or only a couple of shifts that would be wonderful. Please let the church office what day and what shifts you would like to help with.

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
• People to help PRICE (the items already here) and any that come in unmarked.
• Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Friday.

If you have items that you wish to donate, please bring them to the church PRICED. Let Sara or Robin at ABC know if you can help or you can let the church office know and I will let ABC know.

** Donations may be brought to the conference room anytime.
Please no OLD electronics ex/tv’s, computers, old gaming systems do not sell and are hard to dispose of. Thank You.

 

 

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Announcements for the week of Sept 2, 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
Lynda Sundberg Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Jackie Knuth Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13
Sunday 8/19 94 13
Sunday 8/26 92 8

Our Offerings Sunday 8/26
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $5,499.16
Mission Fund $187.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna underwent triple bypass surgery Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE and has developed complications. Edna had surgery Mon Aug. 26 to remove part of her left colon and now with the buildup of several extra pounds of fluid, she has been put on dialysis.
Prayers for Becky Deines who was admitted into CHI St Francis this past week with possible surgery.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Bill & Shari Hadenfeldt – Sept. 4 (42)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Jackson Bierhaus – Sept. 3, Jeff Campbell – Sept. 5, McKensy Dibbern – Sept. 5
Tim Dibbern – Sept. 5, Mason Janda – Sept. 6, Matt Neppl – Sept. 8

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, Sept. 2 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Deut. 4:1–2, 6–9; Ps. 119:129–136
Eph. 6:10–20; Mark 7:14–23

No Sunday School or Adult Bible Class Labor Day Holiday
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am

Monday Sept 3
Labor Day
ABC Closed

Tuesday Sept 4

Wednesday Sept 5
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 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

Thursday Sept 6
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)

Friday Sept 7

Saturday Sept 8
HFH Build Day
HLHS Salute to Vets Program Buddy Check

Sunday, Sept. 9 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 35:4–7a; Ps. 146
James 2:1–10, 14–18; Mark 7:(24–30) 31–37

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service– 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Annual Budget Mtg. 7 pm Mon Sept. 17
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
HLHS Blood Drive Sept 19
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 22
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

CPH – 2018 Bible Sale
Bibles for ALL ages see the Poster by the church office or visit the CPH website for more information. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to the church office. Sale ends Sept. 30th.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
Heartland Salute
Have a great time and support our veterans at the same time! Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting the Heartland Salute with proceeds going to Nebraska Buddy Check on Saturday, September 8, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM.
Poker Run – Registration 10:00 AM, Clutches UP 11:00 AM
Car Show – Registration 12:00 PM, Show 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Cash Bar – Opens 6:00 PM
Concert – The Steven Adams Band and Luke Mills and the Highway Drifters
Food is available!
See posters on the HLHS Bulletin Board for more information!

Blood Drive at HLHS – On Wednesday, September 19th from 8:30a-2:30p, the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up. More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall.

Heartland Lutheran High School Craft Fair – HLHS will host a Craft Fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00a-3:00p. We will be in need of crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also be in need of cookies/goodies. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office. 308-385-3900 or office@heartlandlutheran.org

CHECK IT OUT!! Cairo’s Free Little Library In front of the
Village office; 402 S High Street
There are books for all ages.
Take a book; Leave a book
It is free

We know it Hurts and We want to Help Grief Share at Trinity Lutheran GI; New Session Begins Thurs. Sept. 6th in the Church Chapel, use the west entrance.
See the Poster on the bulletin board by the office for more info.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.
Thank you to everyone who donated their money to help me and my friends go to the youth gathering in Omaha in November. The money will cover our rooms. We will serve again September 23 and October 28. God’s Blessings – Ethan Reynolds

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s Food Booth & ABC’s Junk Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.

Ways you can help with Junk Jaunt
PLEASE VOLUNTEER

*We need Pie Bakers once again this year!
Any flavor and however many you want to bake would be greatly appreciated (Last year we had 30+ pies donated)! Please let the church office know how many and what flavors you are bringing.

Volunteers are needed for Church Food Booth and ABC Junk Booth!!

Times we will need Volunteers at the Food Booth
• (Morning Set Up) 8 am – 12 pm
• (Busy Lunch rush) 10 am – 2 pm
• (Afternoon shift) 2-6 pm
• (Evening Clean Up) 5-8 pm.

Some of the FOOD Jobs needing to be filled
• Cash Register
• Sandwich makers
• Order Takers
• Pop/Brownie/Pie Runners
• Kitchen area – warm up Brisket / Pork
• Kitchen and Fellowship Hall Clean up
• Prepare and Pack in the Kitchen for Takeout Orders
• Runner for extra Meal Deal Bags
• Someone Wiping tables and keeping condiment table filled and clean.
• Trash Runners
• Meal Deal Sack Packers
• Brownie and Pie cutters and Packers

With many hands the job is easier we would like 6-8 people per shift. If you can work all day or only a couple of shifts that would be wonderful. Please let the church office what day and what shifts you would like to help with.

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
• People to help PRICE (the items already here) and any that come in unmarked.
• Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Friday.

If you have items that you wish to donate, please bring them to the church PRICED. Let Sara or Robin at ABC know if you can help or you can let the church office know and I will let ABC know.

** Donations may be brought to the conference room anytime.
Please no OLD electronics ex/tv’s, computers, old gaming systems do not sell and are hard to dispose of. Thank You.

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9
Moses Commands Obedience
1“And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the just decrees that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. 6Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? 8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and just decrees so righteous as all this law that I set before you today? 9“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–20
The Whole Armor of God
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, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holy Gospel Mark 7:14–23
What Defiles a Person
14And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 26, 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
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Ryan/McLain Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Elders
6-8 Gr. Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/29 76 2
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13
Sunday 8/19 94 13

Our Offerings Sunday 8/19
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1900.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,978.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $369.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna underwent triple bypass surgery Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE.
Prayers for Tyler & Chelsea Perez Family of Cairo (One of our ABC Families), on the death of their infant daughter. Adeline Elizabeth Perez, born sleeping on Aug. 18, a memorial service was held on Weds Aug. 22 in GI.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Nathan & Jaci Knuth – Aug. 29 (20), Rob & Kristin Schultz – Aug. 29 (26)
Harold & Holly Plejdrup Jr – Aug. 30 (32), Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt – Sept. 1 (34)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27, Berkley Strode – Aug. 28, Lydia Bartley – Aug. 29
Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29, Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29, Jeff Hadenfeldt – Aug. 30, Carolyn Visser – Aug. 31

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, Aug 26 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 29:11–19; Ps. 14
Eph. 5:22–33, Mark 7:1–13

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
6-8 grade Youth Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am
Sunday School Teacher Bible Study 6:30 pm

Monday Aug 27 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Aug 28

Wednesday Aug 29 Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug 30

Friday Aug 31

Saturday Sept 1

Sunday, Sept. 2 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Deut. 4:1–2, 6–9; Ps. 119:129–136
Eph. 6:10–20; Mark 7:14–23
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am

SAVE the DATE

Labor Day (ABC Closed) Sept. 3
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 8
HLHS Salute for Lutheran Family Sevice Vets Program Sept. 8
Annual Budget Mtg. 7 pm Mon Sept. 17
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 22
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s Junk Jaunt Food Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.

If you would be interested in helping with the Food Booth this year contact Gary Harders.
ABC Day Care/Preschool will be doing the Junk sales this year. ABC is looking for your junk, please bring your items priced. ABC is also looking for volunteers to help price the items already here at the church. Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept Heartland Lutheran High School and Trinity Lutheran School are teaming up for the Pie Booth at the State Fair and we need your help to fill the open shifts. You may sign up online: http://signup.com/login/entry/07035326794922012 or call the school office and Mrs. Leech can help you find a time slot. Once you have signed up for a shift, you may pick up your State Fair tickets at the HLHS office between 7:30am-4:10pm Monday-Friday. Reminders: The pie booth is in the 5 Points Bank Arena. You will need to wear a hat and hair must be tied up. The booth has a concrete floor, so wear a good pair of sneakers.
Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding its craft fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. We will need crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also need cookies and goodies if you would like to plan on providing some of those items. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office or Jan Hadenfeldt.
Saturday, September 8 Heartland Salute, have a great time and support our veterans at the same time! Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting the Heartland Salute with proceeds heading to Nebraska Buddy Check on Saturday, September 8, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM. Poker Run – Registration 10:00 AM, Clutches UP 11:00 AM Car Show – Registration 12:00 PM, Show 2:00 – 6:00 PM Cash Bar – Opens 6:00 PM Concert – The Steven Adams Band and Luke Mills and the Highway Drifters Food is available!
The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up.
More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall.

“Be a sinner and sin strongly,
but more strongly have faith
and rejoice in Christ.”
– Martin Luther

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade;
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.

Worship at the NE State Fair
Are you planning to attend the NE State Fair on either Sunday of the fair?
Join the NE District LLL at the CHI Pavilion Stage for your spiritual growth each Sunday of the Fair.
Sunday, August 26; Service at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin McReynolds; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Central City; Choir from Grace Lutheran, in Grand Island Sunday, September 2; Service at 9:00 a.m.; Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith Lutheran, York; Assistant Pastoral Advisor NE Dist. LLL. Visit the LLL/LHM Fair Booth in the 4-H/FFA building every day of the NE State Fair.

Readings 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 29:11–19 
11And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.” 13And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, 14therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.” 15Ah, you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” 16You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? 17Is it not yet a very little while until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest? 18In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see. 19The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Epistle: Ephesians 5:22–33 

22Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Holy Gospel: Mark 7:1–13 

1When the Pharisees gathered to [Jesus], with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” 9And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban’ (that is, given to God)— 12then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of August 19, 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
Steve Hansen Guitar
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Elders
Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/222 71 9
Sunday 7/29 76 2
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13

Our Offerings Sunday 8/12
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,870.00
Mission Fund $122.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,978.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna will undergo bypass surgery Tuesday Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE.
Prayers for Maxwell Thomas Harder, Maxwell infant son of Ryan & Kellie Harder was baptized here on Aug. 14th.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Richard & Beverly Gilbert – (Aug. 20) 36, Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Aug. 20 (18)
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen – Aug. 24 (5)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20, Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cindy Hansen – Aug. 22, Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24, Lois Neppl – Aug. 25

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, Aug 19 – 13th Sun after Pentecost
Prov. 9:1–10 or Josh. 24:1–2a, 14–18, Ps. 34:12–22
Eph. 5:6–21, John 6:51–69
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Sunday School RALLY DAY – Church in the PARK 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers and presentation of
bibles to the 1st and 5th grade students before worship.
Tiffany Harders thank you to the congregation and short presentation on her trip to Africa during worship.
LYF Trash pickup following Church
Cairo Senior Ctr. Ice cream Social 2-4 pm
Men’s Trap Shoot at Reynolds Pond 3:00 pm

Monday Aug 20
M & M mtg. 7 pm – Nominating Committee

Tuesday Aug 21 Moses to Crisis Ctr 5 pm

Wednesday Aug 22 Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Confirmation Parent/Student mtg. 5-8 grades 6:00 pm

Thursday Aug 23

Friday Aug 24

Saturday Aug 25

Sunday, Aug 26 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 29:11–19; Ps. 14
Eph. 5:22–33, Mark 7:1–13

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
**Volunteer need – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am
Sunday School Teacher Bible Study 6:30 pm

SAVE the DATE
Worship at the State Fair Aug. 26 & Sept. 2
HFH Build Days Sat. Sept. 8 and Sat. Sept. 22
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
LCMS Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

Notice of Nominating Committee Meeting
Monday, Aug. 20th at 7:00 pm along with the M & M mtg.
Those on the nominating committee are those going off their elected office.
Paul Wilhelm, Nathan Knuth, Peg Lemburg, Gordon Bredthauer, Ron Schultz, Brent Gascho, Rob Schultz, Loren Dibbern, Marilyn Wilhelm, Dorothy Schultz, John Hadenfeldt

2018-2019 Sunday School Teachers & Subs
PreK – Kindergarten – Karry Bloomquist, Tiffany Bloomquist & Malorie Bloomquist
1st – 2nd Grade – Nellie Campbell & Sara Bierhaus
3rd – 4th Grade – Jenny Reynolds
5th – 6th Grade – Taryn Wright
7th – 8th Grade – Scott Reynolds & Gary Harders
LYF 9th – 12th Grades – Lois & Matt Neppl
Weds Men Study – Paul Wilhelm
Weds Women’s Study – All women of the group
Sunday Adult Bible Study – Pastor Wright
Subs – Jaci Knuth, Lindsey Harders, Lee Echtenkamp & Brent Gascho

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s Junk Jaunt Food Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.
If you would be interested in helping with the Food Booth this year contact Gary Harders.

ABC Day Care/Preschool will be doing the Junk sales this year.
Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade;
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.”
– Martin Luther

HLHS NEWS – Mark you Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept 3 more than 270 shifts needed to fill. Contact HLHS if you are interested in helping. More info posted on the HLHS board.
Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding its craft fair on
October 7, 2018 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. We will need crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also need cookies and goodies if you would like to plan on providing some of those items. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office or Jan Hadenfeldt.
Saturday, September 8 will be the Heartland Salute for Lutheran Family Service’s Veterans Program Buddy Check. This event will include a Car Show, Motorcycle “Poker Run”, and Concert. More details coming soon. Heartland Lutheran’s Golf Scramble will be
Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 PM at Indianhead Golf Course. Save the Date and more information coming soon.

Worship at the NE State Fair
Are you planning to attend the NE State Fair
on either Sunday of the fair?
Join the NE District LLL at the CHI Pavilion Stage for your spiritual growth each Sunday of the Fair.
Sunday, August 26; Service at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin McReynolds; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Central City; Choir from Grace Lutheran, in Grand Island Sunday, September 2; Service at 9:00 a.m.; Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith Lutheran, York; Assistant Pastoral Advisor NE Dist. LLL. Visit the LLL/LHM Fair Booth in the 4-H/FFA building every day of the NE State Fair.

Women’s Weds. Bible Study Set to Begin
You are invited to join us beginning Weds. August 22 at 9:00 am here at church for a Women’s Bible Study. We will be studying “SIP, SAVOR and DRINK DEEPLY” written by Deb Burma. Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply by Deb Burma Jesus invites us to rest in Him. Just imagine what He has in store for us as we meet Him with our “cup”—our self—a vessel created and chosen by God, redeemed in Christ, and ready to be filled for His purpose. Time spent in Bible study will fill you to the brim and beyond with God’s Good News. Sip, savor, and drink deeply from His Word. Receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! The book is on sale right now for $8.99 from Concordia Publishing House, we can get a discount if ordering 10 or more. You can also order this book in ebook edition available from amazonkindle or apple iBooks for more information or if you would like to order on your own check out… https://www.cph.org

CHECK IT OUT!!


Cairo’s Free Little Library
In front of the
Village office
402 S High Street
There are books for all ages.
Take a book
Leave a book
It is free

Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise
but as wise, making the most of every opportunity,
because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Joshua 24:14–18
14“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt and serve the LORD. 15And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” 16Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods, 17for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed. 18And the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore, we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”

Epistle Ephesians 5:6–21
6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do not associate with them; 8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” 15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, 20giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Holy Gospel John 6:51, 60–69
51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 34:12–22
P 12What man is there who desires life
C and loves many days, that he may see good?
P 13Keep your tongue from evil
C and your lips from speaking deceit.
P 14Turn away from evil and do good;
C seek peace and pursue it.
P 15The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
C and his ears toward their cry.
P 16The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
C to cut off the memory of them from the earth
P 17When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
C and delivers them out of all their troubles.
P 18The LORD is near to the broken hearted
C and saves the crushed in spirit.
P 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
C but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
P 20He keeps all his bones;
C not one of them is broken.
P 21Affliction will slay the wicked,
C and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
P 22The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
C none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of August 12, 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
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Ted Dibbern Moses
Elders
ABC Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Church Camp Out 29 0
Sunday 7/222 71 9
Sunday 7/29 76 2
Sunday 8/5 75 4

Our Offerings Sunday 8/5
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,870.00
Mission Fund $122.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,978.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna will undergo bypass surgery on Tuesday Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE.
Prayers for Norm Krolikowski hospitalized in Omaha with complications from his long-term cancer.
Prayers for the family and friends of Scott Mauser (husband of Myra (Brown) Mauser), Scott died from a farm related accident this past week.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Tiffany & Jarrod Jacobsen – Aug. 15 (3), Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm – Aug. 16 (48)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Deb Hargens – Aug. 15, Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17, Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18, Ryan Harders – Aug. 18, Paisley Weber – Aug. 18

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, Aug 12 – 12th Sun after Pentecost
1 Kings 19:1–8, Ps. 34:1–8
Eph. 4:17—5:2, John 6:35–51
No Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
Gary Wieck (OGT & Mercy Meals) 9:30 -10 am
Speaker during Adult Bible Class & Sunday School
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
10yr. Ann. In Ministry for Pastor Kevin McReynolds
St Paul’s, Central City NE, 10:30 Worship Noon lunch.

Monday Aug 13

Tuesday Aug 14

Wednesday Aug 15 Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10:00 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug 16 Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday Aug 17

Saturday Aug 18

Sunday, Aug 19 – 13th Sun after Pentecost
Prov. 9:1–10 or Josh. 24:1–2a, 14–18, Ps. 34:12–22
Eph. 5:6–21, John 6:51–69

No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Sunday School RALLY DAY – Church in the PARK 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers and presentation of
bibles to the 1st and 5th grade students before worship.
Tiffany Harders thank you to the congregation and short presentation on her trip to Africa during worship.
LYF Trash pick up following Church
Cairo Senior Ctr. Ice cream Social 2-4 pm
Men’s Trap Shoot at Reynolds Pond 3:00 pm

SAVE the DATE Worship at the State Fair Aug. 26 & Sept. 2
Sunday School Teachers Bible Study 6:30 pm Aug. 26
HFH Build Days Sat. Sept. 8 and Sat. Sept. 22
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
LCMS Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s Junk Jaunt Food Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.
If you would be interested in helping with the Food Booth this year contact Gary Harders.

ABC Day Care/Preschool will be doing the Junk sales this year.
Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

Rally Day – CHURCH in the PARK
Sunday, August 19, Cairo Pool Park, 10:30 a.m.
PLAN TO ATTEND!
Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with NO Sunday School.
There will be installation of Sunday school teachers and presentation of bibles to the 1st graders and presentation of bibles and catechisms to the 5th graders during the service.

Following worship Tiffany Harders will give a short presentation on her trip to Africa, to thank the congregation for their support.

At 11:45 a.m. we will have our Potluck Dinner.
The Sunday School staff will provide all the table service
and Water / Lemonade / Tea.

Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share!

There will be some seating at the picnic tables under the roof
but please feel free to bring your lawn chair for worship & meal.

Please mark your calendar the next Habitat for Humanity build days will be September 8 and September 22. Both days are concrete days like usual.

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade;
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!

HLHS NEWS – Mark you Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept 3 more than 270 shifts needed to fill. Contact HLHS if you are interested in helping. More info posted on the HLHS board. Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding its craft fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. We will need crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also need cookies and goodies if you would like to plan on providing some of those items. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office or Jan Hadenfeldt. Saturday, September 8 will be the Heartland Salute for Lutheran Family Service’s Veterans Program Buddy Check. This event will include a Car Show, Motorcycle “Poker Run”, and Concert. More details coming soon. Heartland Lutheran’s Golf Scramble will be Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 PM at Indianhead Golf Course. Save the Date and more information coming soon.

Worship at the NE State Fair
Are you planning to attend the NE State Fair on either Sunday of the fair?
Join the NE District LLL at the CHI Pavilion Stage for your spiritual growth each Sunday of the Fair.
Sunday, August 26; Service at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin McReynolds; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Central City; Choir from Grace Lutheran, in Grand Island Sunday, September 2; Service at 9:00 a.m.; Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith Lutheran, York; Assistant Pastoral Advisor NE Dist. LLL. Visit the LLL/LHM Fair Booth in the 4-H/FFA building every day of the NE State Fair.

Women’s Weds. Bible Study Set to Begin
You are invited to join us beginning Weds. August 22 at 9:00 am here at church for a Women’s Bible Study. We will be studying “SIP, SAVOR and DRINK DEEPLY” written by Deb Burma. Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply by Deb Burma Jesus invites us to rest in Him. Just imagine what He has in store for us as we meet Him with our “cup”—our self—a vessel created and chosen by God, redeemed in Christ, and ready to be filled for His purpose. Time spent in Bible study will fill you to the brim and beyond with God’s Good News. Sip, savor, and drink deeply from His Word. Receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! I will be placing an order next week for books, please let me know by Tuesday Aug. 14 if you would like me to order you one. The book is on sale right now for $8.99 from Concordia Publishing House, we can get a discount if ordering 10 or more. You can also order this book in ebook edition available from amazonkindle or apple iBooks For more information or if you would like to order on your own check out… https://www.cph.org

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 19:1–8 1 Kings 19:1–8

1Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. 4But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” 5And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” 6And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. 7And the angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” 8And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.

Epistle: Ephesians 4:17—5:2 Ephesians 4:17—5:2

17Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. 25Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26Be angry ado not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and give no opportunity to the devil. 28Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Holy Gospel: John 6:35–51 John 6:35–51

35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” 41So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 5, 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
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
McLain Adams Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Kylie / Cole Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
Rob Schultz / Tim Lemburg Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/15 48 5
Church Camp Out 29 0
Sunday 7/222 71 9
Sunday 7/29 76 2

Our Offerings Sunday 7/29
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,322.00
Mission Fund $103.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye and it has returned.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom) as she goes through continued medical tests for blockage in her heart and possible surgery.
Please keep Donna Harders in your prayers as she is home recovering from her time in the hospital last week.
Prayers for the LCC Comfort Dog ministry and our Moses and handler Lisa W. and GI Peace Eddie and Trinity Lincoln Pricisilla, who traveled to Chico CA this past the devasting CARR fires.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Marcus & Bobbie Nation – Aug. 5 (7), Rick & Jan Leth – Aug. 10 (22), Garen & Laura Spatz – Aug. 11 (55)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Angie Meyer – Aug. 5, Lola Clark – Aug. 7, Pete Dibbern – Aug. 7
Fusako Hadenfeldt – Aug. 10, Andy Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11, Gene Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11, Emily Neppl – Aug. 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, Aug 5 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Ex. 16:2–15; Ps. 145:10–21
Eph. 4:1–16; John 6:22–35

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Ordination/Installation at Shelton St Paul’s dual parish with
Grace Wood River 4 pm Rev. Richard Stephens Dinner will follow

Monday Aug 6 ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Aug 7

Wednesday Aug 8 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug 9
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Aug 10

Saturday Aug 11

Sunday, Aug 12 – 12th Sun after Pentecost
Ex. 16:2–15; Ps. 145:10–21
Eph. 4:1–16; John 6:22–35

No SS or Adult Bible Study
9:30 am Guest Speaker Gary Wieck (OGT & Mercy Meals)
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
10 Yr. Ann of Ministry of Rev. Kevin McReynolds St Paul’s
Central City, NE. 10:30 am worship and Noon Lunch.

SAVE the DATE
CHURCH In the Park RALLY DAY – Aug. 19 at 10:30 am
No Sunday School, Tiffany Harders Africa Trip, Potluck Dinner
Installation of SS Teachers, Presentation of Bibles to 1st graders and Bibles and Catechisms to the 5th graders.
Worship at the State Fair Aug. 26 & Sept. 2
NE Dist South LWML 39th Biennial Convention Sept. 14-15
HFH Build Days Sat. Sept. 8 and Sat. Sept. 22
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
Plan to help with the Church’s
Junk Jaunt Food Booth September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.
If you would be interested in helping with the Food Booth this year contact Gary Harders. ABC Day Care/Preschool will be doing the Junk sales this year.
Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

Rally Day – CHURCH in the PARK
Sunday, August 19, Cairo Pool Park, 10:30 a.m.
PLAN TO ATTEND!

Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with NO Sunday School.
There will be installation of Sunday school teachers and presentation of bibles to the 1st graders and presentation of bibles and catechisms to the 5th graders during the service.

Following worship Tiffany Harders will give a short prestation on her trip to Africa, to thank the congregation for their support.

At 11:45 a.m. we will have our Potluck Dinner.
The Sunday School staff will provide all the table service
and Water / Lemonade / Tea.

Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share!

There will be some setting at the picnic tables under the roof
but please feel free to bring your lawn chair for worship & meal.

Please mark your calendar the next Habitat for Humanity build days will be September 8 and September 22. Both days are concrete days like usual.

“I know not the way God leads me,
but well do I know my Guide. ”Martin Luther

HLHS NEWS – Mark you Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept 3 more than 270 shifts needed to fill. Contact HLHS if you are interested in helping. More info posted on the HLHS board.
Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding its craft fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. We will need crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also need cookies and goodies if you would like to plan on providing some of those items. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office or Jan Hadenfeldt.
Saturday, September 8 will be the Heartland Salute for Lutheran Family Service’s Veterans Program Buddy Check. This event will include a Car Show, Motorcycle “Poker Run”, and Concert. More details coming soon. Heartland Lutheran’s Golf Scramble will be Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 PM at Indianhead Golf Course. Save the Date and more information coming soon.

Worship at the NE State Fair
Are you planning to attend the NE State Fair on either Sunday of the fair?
Join the NE District LLL at the CHI Pavilion Stage for your spiritual growth each Sunday of the Fair.
Sunday, August 26; Service at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin McReynolds; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Central City; Choir from Grace Lutheran, in Grand Island Sunday, September 2; Service at 9:00 a.m.; Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith Lutheran, York; Assistant Pastoral Advisor NE Dist. LLL. Visit the LLL/LHM Fair Booth in the 4-H/FFA building every day of the NE State Fair.

You are Invited to the Ordination / Installation TODAY!
of Richard Stephens, Sunday August 5th, 4:00 p.m.; Saint Pauls Lutheran Church, 705 A St, Shelton NE 68876. Dinner to Follow Pastor Stephens will serve a dual parish Shelton and Grace Wood River.

 

Old Testament Reading Exodus 16:2–15

2And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, 3and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” 4Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. 5On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, 7and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” 8And Moses said, “When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD.” 9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11And the LORD said to Moses, 12“I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’” 13In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat.

Epistle Ephesians 4:1–16

1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Holy Gospel John 6:22–35

22On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

 

 

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