Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 10, 2017

 

 

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

 

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(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

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

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

 

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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


Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Kimberly Dibbern………………………………. Organist

Cole Callahan…………………………………….. Acolyte

Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert…………………. Ushers

Ethan/Ryan…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt……………………………………….. Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Wednesday 11/22……… 48……………………………. 2

Sunday 11/26……………. 79……………………………. 2

Sunday 12/3……………… 88……………………………. 5

Wednesday 12/6……….. 50……………………………. 0

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/3

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $6,075.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $143.00

Special Mission…………………………………… $10.00

Misc. Gifts……………………………………………. $59.75

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*   Please pray for Larry Hadenfeldt, who will have knee replacement surgery this coming Tues. in GI

*   Please pray for Carolyn Visser, recovering from hip surgery.

*  Prayers for Lula Anne Garrett and her family on her Baptism this morning; Parents Todd & Libby Garrett and Sponsors Ryah Ostermeyer and Tanner Ostermeyer.

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

………………………………………………………………………………..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tyler Plejdrup – Dec. 10

Jenny Reynolds – Dec. 10

Allie Becker – Dec. 11

Liane Deines – Dec. 14

Please check the back counter in the kitchen for left behind dishes from our past funeral dinners.

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 wrightb@csl.edu

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, Dec. 10 – 2nd Sun in Advent

…………………………………………….. Is. 40:1–11/ Ps. 85

……………………………….. 2 Peter 3:8–14 / Mark 1:1–8

 

………………………………………… Adult Bible Study – 9 am

… Children’s Christmas Program practice & SS – 9 am

…………………………………………… ABC Fellowship 10 am

…………………………… Worship – with Baptism 10:30 am

……………………………….. ABC Christmas Program 5 pm

…………………………………. 55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Monday Dec. 11

……………………………. Pastor WINKEL Mtg. Zion Scotia

Tuesday Dec. 12

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

Wednesday Dec. 13…………. Men’s Breakfast 6:45 am

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

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

………………… 7&8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30-6:30 pm

………………………………………………. Choir Practice 6 pm

………………………… Advent Breakfast Supper LYF 6 pm

…………………………………………….. Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 14………………………………. Moses to GI

Wedgewood/Country Home/Tiffany Square

Friday Dec. 15…………….. SS Christmas practice 6 pm

………………………………….. SS Christmas Party 6:30 pm

……………… All Church Caroling/Hayrack Ride 7:30 pm

Everyone is encouraged to bring a dessert

to share following the Hayrack ride.

Saturday Dec. 16

……………………………… Ladies Winter Fellowship 10 am

…………………………….. HLHS Quilts and Crafts 9:30 am

Sunday, Dec. 17– 3rd Sun in Advent

……………………………………. Is. 61:1–4, 8–11, Ps. 126

………………….. 1 Thess. 5:16–24, John 1:6–8, 19–28

………………………………………… Adult Bible Study – 9 am

… Children’s Christmas Program practice & SS – 9 am

……………………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

……………………………… Dibbern Family Christmas 1 pm

SAVE the DATE

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

New Hope Christian School Christmas Program Dec 20

………. LYF Families Pack Christmas Sacks Dec. 23

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

.. Pastor Brian & Family out of town Dec. 26 – Jan 6

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

ABC Daycare/Preschool News

ABC invites you to join in celebrating the Christmas season with their WISH Ornaments located on the tree in the new fellowship hall. Members are encouraged to take an ornament and purchase the item on it and then return that item back to ABC in the box under the tree.

 

 

THANK YOU

To everyone who donated to the Christmas poinsettia fund to help decorate the church this Christmas Season.

 

 

Ladies Fellowship

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 10:00 am – Noon; you are invited to the Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange. We will be making the plates of cookies to take to shut-ins and nursing home patients. PLUS you will be able to take a plate of holiday cookies home for your family.  Please bring 3 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

 

Christmas Worship Services

Sunday, Dec. 24th at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve Morning Worship

Sunday, Dec. 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service

Monday, Dec. 25th at 7:00 a.m.

Christmas Morning Sunrise Worship

 

 

Community Christmas Dinner

The community is invited to attend the annual Community Christmas Dinner at Noon, Coffee and cookies will be served beginning at 11:30 am. Please feel free to attend; this event is sponsored by the local churches. Everyone is Welcome!

MANY Volunteers are needed to help make this event successful if you and your family or organization can volunteer please contact Marvin Roth at 308-485-4614. Help is needed to peel potatoes, de-bone turkey, make side dishes and salads on Friday, Dec. 22nd at 1 p.m. Please bring your own knives, peelers and cutting boards. It would be nice to have someone from each church to help in the serving line on the 25th.

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

 

LYF T-shirt Sales END today!

If you are interested in ordering contact Matt or Lois Neppl,  order forms are located on the fellowship hall table.

 

Join us for our annual Christmas Caroling / Hayrack Ride, Friday, Dec. 15th at 7:30 pm. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert to share following the hayrack ride in the fellowship hall.

 

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran High School Christmas Concert will be next Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the HLHS Gymnasium.  We invite you to come and listen to our talented Choir and Band.

 

 

Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation 2017 Sale

Timeless truth for every generation

With a passionate focus on the Gospel, and a thorough Scriptural foundation, the 2017 explanation helps you faithfully understand God’s Word in the midst of changing times-providing a practical guide for living the daily Christian life, today. Available for a LIMITED TIME for $14.49 regularly $15.99 from CPH; orders may be placed through the church office until Dec. 22. Or you may learn more from cph.org/catechism2017 and place your own personal order by the end of the year.

Old Testament Reading              Isaiah 40:1–11

1Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. 3A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” 6A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. 7The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. 8The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. 9Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” 10Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Epistle           2 Peter 3:8–14

8But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. 11Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

 

Holy Gospel             Mark 1:1–8

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” 4John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. 7And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 3, 2017

 

 

 

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 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(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

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

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

 

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

 

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

 

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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


 Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

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

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert…………………. Ushers

Kylie/Cole………………………………… Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt……………………………………….. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Dick Hadenfeldt/Matt Neppl…………………. Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/29……………. 94……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/5……………. 109………………………….. 14

Sunday 11/12……………. 68……………………………. 1

Sunday 11/19………….. 105……………………………. 3

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/19

Building Fund……………………………………. $120.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,495.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $167.00

Special Mission…………………………………. $299.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………. $7.50

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Lynda Sundberg recovering from knee surgery.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, moved to the Wood River Good Sam Ctr.

* Please pray for Carolyn Visser, Carolyn will have hip replacement surgery Mon. Dec. 4 in GI.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK……………

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Emily Lemburg – Dec. 3

Eon Lemburg – Dec. 3

Rick Leth – Dec. 3

Steve Hansen – Dec. 4

Sheyanne Harders – Dec. 4

Blenda Keylon – Dec. 4

Ryan Marsh – Dec. 5

Rick Bloomquist – Dec. 7

Mary Harders – Dec. 7

Rick Helzer – Dec. 8

Terry Robertson – Dec. 8

Please check the back counter in the kitchen for left behind dishes from our past funeral dinners.

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 wrightb@csl.edu

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, Dec. 3 – 1st Sun in Advent

……………………………………….. Is. 64:1–9; Ps. 80: 1–7

……… 1 Cor. 1:3–9; Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24–37

………………………………………… Adult Bible Study – 9 am

… Children’s Christmas Program practice & SS – 9 am

…………………………………… Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

…………… Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk 1-2:30 pm

Monday Dec. 4

………………………………………….. Christmas in the Village

………………………………. ABC Soup Supper 5 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday Dec. 5…………………………………………………….

Wednesday Dec. 6…………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

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

………………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………… 7&8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30-7pm

………………………………………………. Choir Practice 6 pm

……………………… Advent Soup Supper Ladies Aid 6 pm

…………………………………………….. Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 7

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

Friday Dec. 8………………………………………………………..

Saturday Dec. 9 …………………………………………………..

Sunday, Dec. 10 – 2nd Sun in Advent

…………………………………………….. Is. 40:1–11/ Ps. 85

……………………………….. 2 Peter 3:8–14 / Mark 1:1–8

………………………………………… Adult Bible Study – 9 am

… Children’s Christmas Program practice & SS – 9 am

…………………………………………… ABC Fellowship 10 am

…………………………… Worship – with Baptism 10:30 am

……………………………….. ABC Christmas Program 5 pm

…………………………………. 55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

SAVE the DATE

……………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 10,17

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……….. Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange Dec. 16

………… HLHS Quilts & Crafts / Soup Lunch Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

New Hope Christian School Christmas Program Dec 20

………. LYF Families Pack Christmas Sacks Dec. 23

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

Christmas Poinsettia Fund

If you would like to donate to the Chancel Guild Christmas Poinsettia Fund to help decorate our church sanctuary this Christmas season, please see Donna Schultz.

 

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding a Quilts & Crafts Sale and Soup Lunch on Saturday, December 16 from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  We are in need of Homemade Goodies (crafts, baked goods, festive cookies, canned goods & more).  We also would like to challenge individual congregations to provide one kind of soup for us to serve and sell at the event. If you can help provide these items please contact the school office (308-385-3900) and let us know.

 

Peace Lutheran GI Invites You

Anita Renfroe with special guest Ed Wiley, Christmas Unraveled Tour: Laughing all the way. Are you ready for a break? Gather up your girlfriends and come out to a night of laughter and fun! Saturday, Dec. 9th Info at www.ChristmasUnraveled.com Group sales call 480-812-1100.

LWML News

Heartland Lutheran High School is requesting help in the order of soup.  We are holding a soup lunch with our Quilts and Crafts on Saturday, December 16 and would appreciate any LWML or church who could come together to donate soup we could sell and serve at our event.  Any questions can be answered by calling the school office at 308-385-3900.  Thank you!

 

Ladies Fellowship

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 10:00 am – Noon; you are invited to the Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange. We will be making the plates of cookies to take to shut-ins and nursing home patients. PLUS you will be able to take a plate of holiday cookies home for your family.  Please bring 3 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

Old Testament Reading………… Isaiah 52:7-10

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion. Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

 

 Epistle Reading……………. Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel Reading…………. Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 26, 2017

 

 


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 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

  

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(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

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

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

 

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

 

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

 

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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


 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Catherine Garrett………………………………. Organist

Ryan Schweitzer………………………………… Acolyte

Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz……………… Ushers

McLain/Kylie……………………………. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/29……………. 94……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/5……………. 109………………………….. 14

Sunday 11/12……………. 68……………………………. 1

Sunday 11/19………….. 105……………………………. 3

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/19

Building Fund……………………………………. $120.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,495.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $167.00

Special Mission…………………………………. $299.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………. $7.50

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Lynda Sundberg recovering from knee surgery.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, moved to the Wood River Good Sam Ctr.

* Please pray for Carolyn Visser, Carolyn will have hip replacement surgery Mon. Dec. 4 in GI.

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rick & Dale Helzer – Nov. 27 (41)

Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 30 (55)

Carl & Allison Sokol – Nov. 30 (26)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Becky Grabowski – Nov. 26

Justine Eriksen – Nov. 28

Lorraine Boltz – Nov. 30

 

Please check the back counter in the kitchen for left behind dishes from our past funeral dinners.

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 wrightb@csl.edu

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, Nov. 26 – Last Sun of the Church Year

……………….. Ezek. 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 95:1–7a

………………………….. I Cor. 15:20–28; Matt. 25:31–46

………………… No SS / Adult BS Thanksgiving Weekend

……………………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

Monday Nov. 27

………………………………………………….. Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Nov. 28

…………………………………… Hanging of the Greens 6 pm

Wednesday Nov. 29

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

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

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………… 7&8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30-7pm

………………………………………………. Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Nov. 30

…………………………………………………………………………….

Friday Dec. 1

…………………………………………………………………………….

Saturday Dec. 2

 ……………………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward NE

Sunday, Dec. 3 – 1st Sun in Advent

……………………………………….. Is. 64:1–9; Ps. 80: 1–7

……… 1 Cor. 1:3–9; Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24–37

………………………………………… Adult Bible Study – 9 am

… Children’s Christmas Program practice & SS – 9 am

…………………………………… Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

…………… Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk 1-2:30 pm

SAVE the DATE

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

……………….. ABC Christmas Program 5 pm Dec. 10

……………………………… 55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……….. Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange Dec. 16

………… HLHS Quilts & Crafts / Soup Lunch Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

New Hope Christian School Christmas Program Dec 20

………. LYF Families Pack Christmas Sacks Dec. 23

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.

HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

 

Christmas Poinsettia Fund

If you would like to donate to the Chancel Guild Christmas Poinsettia Fund to help decorate our church sanctuary this Christmas season, please see Donna Schultz.

 

You Might be a Lutheran if…

… you doodle on the back of the bulletin.

 

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 3rd from 1-2:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church GI

Choose from over 10,000 cookies, Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Cookie Walk is coming up and we need people to bake cookies to donate to the event! All of the donated cookies will be sold by the pound and all proceeds will go towards helping further Habitat’s mission in the community!

If you are interested in helping, the cookies need to be brought to St Paul’s Lutheran Church between 4-8pm Saturday, December 2nd. We ask people to bring them in/on something that can be thrown away. If you can’t find a way to get to cookies to St. Paul’s that day, we can also accept them at the Habitat Office the week leading up to the 2nd of December!   We are in desperate need of cookies, so if you know of anyone else who would be willing to bake, please pass this on to them!

Megan Cure – Assistant Program Administrator

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity call 308-385-5510 for more information or to volunteer.

 

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding a Quilts & Crafts Sale and Soup Lunch on Saturday, December 16 from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  We are in need of Homemade Goodies (crafts, baked goods, festive cookies, canned goods & more).  We also would like to challenge individual congregations to provide one kind of soup for us to serve and sell at the event. If you can help provide these items please contact the school office (308-385-3900) and let us know.

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings You are invited to join us for a new study beginning “The Foundations in Faith” series The Ten Commandments. The Foundation in Faith series is an introduction to the truths of God’s Word as presented in the Luther’s Small Catechism.

Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study  Titled Mirror Mirror, This study not only delves into the Bible, it also asks you to make personal applications to your own life.

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

 

LWML News

Heartland Lutheran High School is requesting help in the order of soup.  We are holding a soup lunch with our Quilts and Crafts on Saturday, December 16 and would appreciate any LWML or church who could come together to donate soup we could sell and serve at our event.  Any questions can be answered by calling the school office at 308-385-3900.  Thank you!

 

Peace Lutheran GI Invites You

Anita Renfroe with special guest Ed Wiley, Christmas Unraveled Tour: Laughing all the way. Are you ready for a break? Gather up your girlfriends and come out to a night of laughter and fun!

Saturday, Dec. 9th Info at www.ChristmasUnraveled.com Group sales call 480-812-1100.

 

Surviving the Holidays

GriefShare-Surviving the Holidays is a special session for those who are facing the pain and emotions of celebrating the holidays without their loved one.  The evening will consist of a video, how to deal with the changes and resources to assist you through the holiday season.   This one-time session will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 9:30 am and at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. 12th Street, Grand Island (please use the west parking lot and entrance, follow GriefShare signs).    For more information call 308-382-0753 or go to  www.griefshare.org/holidays.

 

Ladies Fellowship

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 10:00 am – Noon; you are invited to the Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange. We will be making the plates of cookies to take to shut-ins and nursing home patients. PLUS you will be able to take a plate of holiday cookies home for your family.  Please bring 3 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

Old Testament Reading………….. Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24

 11“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.”  20“Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the Lord; I have spoken.

 

Epistle…………… 1 Corinthians 15:20–28

20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

 

 

Holy Gospel………………. Matthew 25:31–46

 

31[Jesus said:] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’  41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 19, 2017

 

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 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

  

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(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

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

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

 

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Kimberly & Steve ……………………….. Piano/Guitar

Cole Callahan…………………………………….. Acolyte

Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz……………… Ushers

Ethan/Ryan…………………………….. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………. Altar

Lisa Wright…………………………………………… Moses

Rob Schultz/Dick Hadenfeldt………………. Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/22……………. 75……………………………. 7

Sunday 10/29……………. 94……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/5……………. 109………………………….. 14

Sunday 11/12……………. 68……………………………. 1

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/12

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,045.00

Mission Fund………………………………………. $72.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts……………………………………….. $4,105.70

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Lynda Sundberg recovering from knee surgery.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, hospitalized this past week but has now returned to WR Good Sam.

* Prayers for Scott & Seth Spiehs (Scott is Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s nephew) Roseanne (Scott’s wife) passed away Sunday 11-12-17.  Roseanne’s funeral was on Friday 11-17-17.

Scott’s address is 241 Commercial Ave NW, Wolsey, SD 57384.

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Don & Becky Deines – Nov. 21

Brent & Kassidy Gascho – Nov. 24

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19

Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20

Shirley Adams – Nov. 21

Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 24

Please check the back counter in the kitchen for left behind dishes from our past funeral dinners.

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 wrightb@csl.edu

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, Nov. 19– 24th Pentecost

……………………………… Zeph. 1:7–16; Psalm 90:1–12

…………………………. 1 Thess. 5:1–11; Matt. 25:14–30

………………….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………………………………….. Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

………………………………….. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11-1

……….. HS Youth Gathering Omaha – LYF return home

Monday Nov. 20

………………………………………………….. M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Nov. 21…………………………………………………..

Wednesday Nov. 22

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

……………………………………….. No Women’s Bible Study

………………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

…………………………………………… No Confirmation Class

……  Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship 7 pm

Thursday Nov. 23

…………………………………………………. Thanksgiving Day

Friday Nov. 24………………………………………………………

Saturday Nov. 25 …………………………………………………

Sunday, Nov. 26 – Last Sun of the Church Year

……………….. Ezek. 34:11–16, 20–24; Psalm 95:1–7a

………………………….. I Cor. 15:20–28; Matt. 25:31–46

………………… No SS / Adult BS Thanksgiving Weekend

……………………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

………………….. Hanging of the Greens Tues. Nov. 28

……………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Cookie Walk Dec.3

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

……………………………… 55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……….. Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange Dec. 16

………… HLHS Quilts & Crafts / Soup Lunch Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.  HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Pie Fellowship following

Worship Services / No Confirmation Class

Christmas Poinsettia Fund

If you would like to donate to the Chancel Guild Christmas Poinsettia Fund to help decorate our church sanctuary this Christmas season, please see Donna Schultz.

You Might be a Lutheran if…

… it takes 20 minutes to say good-bye.

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 3rd from 1-2:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church GI

Choose from over 10,000 cookies, Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Cookie Walk is coming up and we need people to bake cookies to donate to the event! All of the donated cookies will be sold by the pound and all proceeds will go towards helping further Habitat’s mission in the community!

If you are interested in helping, the cookies need to be brought to St Paul’s Lutheran Church between 4-8pm Saturday, December 2nd. We ask people to bring them in/on something that can be thrown away. If you can’t find a way to get to cookies to St. Paul’s that day, we can also accept them at the Habitat Office the week leading up to the 2nd of December!   We are in desperate need of cookies, so if you know of anyone else who would be willing to bake, please pass this on to them!

Megan Cure – Assistant Program Administrator

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity call 308-385-5510 for more information or to volunteer.

 

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding a Quilts & Crafts Sale and Soup Lunch on Saturday, December 16 from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  We are in need of Homemade Goodies (crafts, baked goods, festive cookies, canned goods & more).  We also would like to challenge individual congregations to provide one kind of soup for us to serve and sell at the event. If you can help provide these items please contact the school office (308-385-3900) and let us know.

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings You are invited to join us for a new study beginning “The Foundations in Faith” series The Ten Commandments. The Foundation in Faith series is an introduction to the truths of God’s Word as presented in the Luther’s Small Catechism.

Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study  Titled Mirror Mirror, This study not only delves into the Bible, it also asks you to make personal applications to your own life.

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

 

LWML News

Heartland Lutheran High School is requesting help in the order of soup.  We are holding a soup lunch with our Quilts and Crafts on Saturday, December 16 and would appreciate any LWML or church who could come together to donate soup we could sell and serve at our event.  Any questions can be answered by calling the school office at 308-385-3900.  Thank you!

 

Peace Lutheran GI Invites You

Anita Renfroe with special guest Ed Wiley, Christmas Unraveled Tour: Laughing all the way. Are you ready for a break? Gather up your girlfriends and come out to a night of laughter and fun!

Saturday, Dec. 9th Info at www.ChristmasUnraveled.com Group sales call 480-812-1100.

 

Surviving the Holidays

GriefShare-Surviving the Holidays is a special session for those who are facing the pain and emotions of celebrating the holidays without their loved one.  The evening will consist of a video, how to deal with the changes and resources to assist you through the holiday season.   This one-time session will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 9:30 am and at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. 12th Street, Grand Island (please use the west parking lot and entrance, follow GriefShare signs).    For more information call 308-382-0753 or go to  www.griefshare.org/holidays.

 

Ladies Fellowship

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 10:00 am – Noon; you are invited to the Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange. We will be making the plates of cookies to take to shut-ins and nursing home patients. PLUS you will be able to take a plate of holiday cookies home for your family.  Please bring 3 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading…………….. Zephaniah 1:7–16

7Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is near; the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests. 8And on the day of the Lord’s sacrifice—“I will punish the officials and the king’s sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire. 9On that day I will punish everyone who leaps over the threshold, and those who fill their master’s house with violence and fraud. 10“On that day,” declares the Lord, “a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate, a wail from the Second Quarter, a loud crash from the hills. 11Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar! For all the traders are no more; all who weigh out silver are cut off. 12At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill.’ 13Their goods shall be plundered, and their houses laid waste. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them.” 14The great day of the Lord is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter; the mighty man cries aloud there. 15A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements

 

 

Epistle…………….. 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11

1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 25:14–30

14“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ 23His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed and gather where I scattered no seed? 27Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 12, 2017

 

 

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 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(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

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

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

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Kimberly DIbbern………………………………. Organist

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz……………… Ushers

Cole/Ethan………………………………. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………. Altar

Nathan Knuth………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/15……………. 94……………………………. 8

Sunday 10/22……………. 75……………………………. 7

Sunday 10/29……………. 94……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/5……………. 109………………………….. 14

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/5

Building Fund…………………………………………. $.00

General Fund…………………………………. $4,679.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $370.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun) (SS)…………….. $12.06

Misc. Gifts (Moses)………………………………. $20.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Gordon Bredthauer recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, who has moved to the Good Sam Center WR

* Please pray for Lynda Sundberg recovering from knee surgery this past week.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK…………

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kathy Reimers – Nov. 12

Garen Spatz – Nov. 12

Adam Dibbern – Nov. 14

Joan Larson – Nov. 14

Tiffany Harders – Nov. 16

Jose Ocana – Nov. 16

Karsyn Lemburg, – Nov. 17

Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17

Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18

Please check the back counter in the kitchen for left behind dishes from our past funeral dinners.

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 wrightb@csl.edu

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, Nov. 12– 23rd Pentecost

…………………………………… Amos 5:18–24; Psalm 70

…………………………. 1 Thess. 4:13–18; Matt. 25:1–13

………………….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………….. Hospitality Chair Mtg. 9 am

………………………………………………….. Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

……… New Hope PURSES & PASTRIES Fundraiser 3-6 pm

Monday Nov. 13

………………………………….. Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI

Tuesday Nov. 14 …………….. Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday Nov. 15…………… Men’s Bible Study 8 am

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

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

………………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………………. 7/8 gr Confirmation 5:30-7:00 pm

………………………………………….. Choir Practice 6:00 pm

Thursday Nov. 16………………………………. Moses to GI

Primrose and Good Sam

…………………………… Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon

Friday Nov. 17……………. HS Youth Gathering Omaha

Saturday Nov. 18 ……….. HS Youth Gathering Omaha

………………………… SS Teachers Mtg. at the Vault 9 am

Sunday, Nov. 19– 24th Pentecost

……………………………… Zeph. 1:7–16; Psalm 90:1–12

…………………………. 1 Thess. 5:1–11; Matt. 25:14–30

………………….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………………………………….. Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

………………………………….. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11-1

…………………………………… HS Youth Gathering Omaha

 

SAVE the DATE

Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship Nov. 22

………………….. Hanging of the Greens Tues. Nov. 28

……………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Cookie Walk Dec.3

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

……………………………… 55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……….. Ladies Fellowship Cookie Exchange Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

On Wednesday, November 15th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS student as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.  HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

New Hope Christian School Presents….Purses and Pastries

Sunday Nov. 12th from 3-6 pm The Medina Street Vault Come enjoy pastries while you shop for a new purse or two! Join us at our 7th annual New Hope Fundraiser Purses and Pastries event. There will be a silent auction available, stop in to see all the fabulous prizes. For more information or questions call New Hope School,

 

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 3rd from 1-2:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church GI

Choose from over 10,000 cookies, Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Cookie Walk is coming up and we need people to bake cookies to donate to the event! All of the donated cookies will be sold by the pound and all proceeds will go towards helping further Habitat’s mission in the community!

If you are interested in helping, the cookies need to be brought to St Paul’s Lutheran Church between 4-8pm Saturday, December 2nd. We ask people to bring them in/on something that can be thrown away. If you can’t find a way to get to cookies to St. Paul’s that day, we can also accept them at the Habitat Office the week leading up to the 2nd of December!   We are in desperate need of cookies, so if you know of anyone else who would be willing to bake, please pass this on to them!

Megan Cure – Assistant Program Administrator

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity call 308-385-5510 for more information or to volunteer.

 

From the Ladies Aid

The Ladies Aid would like to thank the Congregation for making our $500.00 Match to the General Fund Harvest Dinner a great success.  We raised a total of $3,528.50 and with our $500.00 matching dollars a total of $4,028.50 will be going into the General Fund. We truly appreciate each of you and the support you have given for this cause.

 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Pie Fellowship following

Worship Services / No Confirmation Class

 

HLHS NEWS

The Blue Cross Celebration will be Sunday, November 12 in the Heartland Lutheran High School gym. This is a celebration of Lutheran Schools! Dr. Bernard Tonjes from Concordia University, Nebraska will be the guest speaker. A catered meal and a $5,000 matching gift opportunity will also be provided. Tickets are on sale now for only $20 through the school office. Call (308) 385-3900 for your tickets!

Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding a Quilts & Crafts Sale and Soup Lunch on Saturday, December 16 from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  We are in need of Homemade Goodies (crafts, baked goods, festive cookies, canned goods & more).  We also would like to challenge individual congregations to provide one kind of soup for us to serve and sell at the event. If you can help provide these items please contact the school office (308-385-3900) and let us know.

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings You are invited to join us for a new study beginning “The Foundations in Faith” series The Ten Commandments. The Foundation in Faith series is an introduction to the truths of God’s Word as presented in the Luther’s Small Catechism.

Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study  Titled Mirror Mirror, This study not only delves into the Bible, it also asks you to make personal applications to your own life.

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

 

Peace Lutheran GI Invites You

Anita Renfroe with special guest Ed Wiley, Christmas Unraveled Tour: Laughing all the way. Are you ready for a break? Gather up your girlfriends and come out to a night of laughter and fun!

Saturday, Dec. 9th Info at www.ChristmasUnraveled.com Group sales call 480-812-1100.

 

You Might be a Lutheran if…

…during communion you hum the hymns so you can see who’s at church that Sunday.

 

Old Testament Reading……………….. Amos 5:18–24

18Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light, 19as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him, or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him. 20Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light, and gloom with no brightness in it? 21“I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them. 23Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. 24But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

 

Epistle………… 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18

 

13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.

 

Holy Gospel………………………….. Matthew 25:1–13

 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 5, 2017

 

 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 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

(308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

 

Church Website

……………………… www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

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

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz……………… Ushers

Kylie/Cole………………………………… Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………. Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

Brent Gascho/Rob Schultz…………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/8……………. 115………………………….. 10

Sunday 10/15……………. 94……………………………. 8

Sunday 10/22……………. 75……………………………. 7

Sunday 10/29……………. 94……………………………. 4

Our Offerings    Sunday 10/29

Building Fund……………………………………….. $5.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,710.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $194.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………… $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt, recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Gordon Bredthauer recovering from surgery.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, who has moved to the Good Sam Center WR

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK…..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kain Dibbern – Nov. 3, Brooks Hadenfeldt – Nov. 6

Mike Deines – Nov. 7, Dennis Bloomquist – Nov. 8, Nathan Bloomquist – Nov. 9

Samantha Neppl – Nov. 10, Tysen Eriksen – Nov. 11, Dana Tonniges – Nov. 11

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

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, Nov. 5 – All Saints’ Day (obs)

…………………………………………….. Rev. 7:(2–8), 9–17

……………….. Psalm 149 ; 1 John 3:1–3; Matt. 5:1–12

… Sunday School / Moses Presentation during Bible Study 9 am

………………………….. Moses 6th B-day Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

…. Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner Immediately following Worship

Monday Nov. 6

……………………………………………. ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Nov. 7 ……………………………………………………

Wednesday Nov. 8…. Men’s Breakfast Study 6:45 am

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

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………….. Bloodmobile Centura Elem.Gym 11-5 pm

……………………………….. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

…………………………………… Moses to Vet’s Parade 2 pm

……………………………. 7/8 gr Confirmation 5:30-7:00 pm

………………………………………….. Choir Practice 6:00 pm

Thursday Nov. 9………………………………… Moses to GI

Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday Nov. 10………………………………………………………

Saturday Nov. 11 …………………………….. Veterans Day

…………. Middle School Youth Gathering Columbus NE

Sunday, Nov. 12– 23rd Pentecost

…………………………………… Amos 5:18–24; Psalm 70

…………………………. 1 Thess. 4:13–18; Matt. 25:1–13

………………….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………….. Hospitality Chair Mtg. 9 am

………………………………………………….. Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………………. Worship 10:30 am

……… New Hope PURSES & PASTRIES Fundraiser 3-6 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

……….. Sr High Youth Gathering Omaha Nov. 17-19

… SS Teachers Mtg. at Medina Street Vault Nov. 18

…………….. Cairo Senior Center Dinner 11-1 Nov. 19

Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship Nov. 22

…………………………… Hanging of the Greens Nov. 27

……………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Cookie Walk Dec.3

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

……………………………… 55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……………………….. Ladies Winter Fellowship Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

 

American Red Cross Bloodmobile  

Centura Elementary Gym Weds Nov. 8, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 15th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS student as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.

HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

New Hope Christian School Presents….

Purses and Pastries

Sunday Nov. 12th from 3-6 pm

The Medina Street Vault

Come enjoy pastries while you shop for a new purse or two! Join us at our 7th annual New Hope Fundraiser Purses and Pastries event. There will be a silent auction available, stop in to see all the fabulous prizes. For more information or questions call New Hope School,

 

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 3rd from 1-2:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church GI

Choose from over 10,000 cookies, call 308-385-5510 for more information or to volunteer.

 

HLHS NEWS

Heartland Lutheran High School is having an Open House on Sunday, November 5th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for any student or family interested in Heartland Lutheran High School.  There will be tours, a presentation, question and answer period with students, parents, and staff, as well as refreshments. The Blue Cross Celebration will be Sunday, November 12 in the Heartland Lutheran High School gym. This is a celebration of Lutheran Schools! Dr. Bernard Tonjes from Concordia University, Nebraska will be the guest speaker. A catered meal and a $5,000 matching gift opportunity will also be provided. Tickets are on sale now for only $20 through the school office. Call (308) 385-3900 for your tickets!

 

You are INVITED to a HARVEST LUNCH

The Ladies Aid is inviting everyone to a Thrivent sponsored Harvest Ham Dinner with all the fixings, Sunday Nov. 5th immediately following church. Free will offering will be collected to help defer some of the unexpected expenses to the general fund. Ladies Aid will match the first $500 donated to the Nov. 5th dinner & there will be takeout boxes available for those wanting to take a meal home.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Pie Fellowship following

Worship Services / No Confirmation Class

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings were are studying a 3 part DVD study. In this study we will  encounter a 15th-century religious reformer from Germany who broke ranks with the Catholic Church. A 3 part series devoted to Martin Luther—a monk whose Spirit-inspired grasp of God’s justification of sinners through faith in the Savior was the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation.

You are invited to join us

Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study will be starting a new Study beginning Weds. Oct. 25th Titled Mirror Mirror.

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

 

From the Heart!

As your Pastor, I wish to express my thanks to all who reached out to my family and me with cards and even gifts during “Pastor Appreciation Month.”  Your support is so heart-warming and encouraging.  It is not easy to move to a new community and seek to make inroads into the lives of the people as an outsider, and your expressions of appreciation go a long way to helping us feel like we’re headed in the right direction.  As a Pastor, however, I would share that the best way for you to show your appreciation for the ministry I might provide is for you to be in the WORD and in WORSHIP regularly, in order that the light of the Gospel good news of Jesus’ love for you might fill your lives, and that you might let that light shine for others as you go about your daily living.  I pray for God’s strength that my family and I would remain faithful in our efforts to encourage you in that ministry with us.

God’s PEACE2U!

Pastor

 

All Saints Sunday

Honoring and remembering those who have passed.

First Reading…..Revelation 7:9–17

9After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” 13Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.  17For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

 


Epistle
………………. 1 John 3:1–3

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

 


Holy Gospel………. Matthew 5:1–12
1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct. 29, 2017

 

Reformation Day
Most Protestant Christians observe Reformation Day in honor of Martin Luther and other Christians who removed false doctrine and destructive practices from the Christian church. Because the Roman Catholic Church was desperate to raise money to complete St. Peter’s in Rome during the Middle Ages, many clergy used fear as a tool to obtain money from poor and unsophisticated people. They told the people that they had to pay money to the church so that their sins and the sins of their families might be forgiven. The people bought pieces of paper called pardons and indulgences from the church so that they could believe that they would go to heaven when they died. Luther was deeply disturbed by these and other abuses in the church. At the same time he was aware of his own sins and imperfections, and he tried very hard to make himself into a person that he thought God would like. The harder he tried, the worse he felt. He thought he was growing farther and farther away from God, and that it was becoming impossible for God to like him at all. In despair, he began a deep study of the Bible, especially the letters in the New Testament that were written by Paul, most of all the letter to the Romans, and he began to understand what Paul had told the early Christians over a thousand years before. In his preaching and writing, Luther began to emphasize two main points: justification by faith and the priesthood of all believers. Justification by faith means that Christians can never earn God’s love or forgiveness. All that Christians must do is to accept God as God, and God will love and forgive and cherish them. The priesthood of all believers means that every Christian has his or her own personal relationship with God, reading the Bible and worshiping in his or her own language, and praying directly to God without anyone’s going in between. So Protestant Christians give thanks to God on this day for the opportunity to lead lives of faith, instead of lives of fear. Reformation Day is observed on the last Sunday of October, during the Season of Pentecost.
Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Lynda Sundberg Pianist
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Carl Sokol/Tyler Sokol Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Brent Gascho Elders

Our Attendance:
Members   Visitors
Sunday 10/1                        86      7
Sunday 10/8                      115     10
Sunday 10/15                      94     8
Sunday 10/22                     75       7
Our Offerings Sunday 10/22
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $6,298.14
Mission Fund $15.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun) $.00
Misc. Gifts $80.75

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt, recovering from surgery.
* Please pray for Gordon Bredthauer recovering from surgery.
* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.
* Please pray for Carol Fredrick, who has moved to the Good Sam Center WR
* Prayers for Roger Frank (Jan Hadenfeldt’s brother), preparing to move to long term care.
* Please pray for the Family of Irene Sundberg (Lynn Sundberg’s mother), Irene passed away Oct.24.
* Prayers of Thanksgiving for Jessica and Ryan Marsh and their new born son Oscar Lee, born Oct. 24. Grandparents are Craig & Lora Harders, Great Grandmother Donna Harders.

Suffering from Cancer

* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)
* Donna Harders
* Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)
* Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Gary & Lisa Harders – Nov. 2

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Karon Rath – Oct. 29

Roger Harders – Nov. 3

Conner Sokol – Nov. 3
If you are missing a pan from the recent funerals; please check the back kitchen counter as there are several.
Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

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. 29 – Reformation obs.

Rev. 14:6–7
Psalm 46; Rom. 3:19–28
John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Sunday School / Bible Study 9 am
LYF Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Comm. / Choir ♫ 10:30 am

Monday Oct. 30 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Oct. 31 Reformation Day
Trunk-n-Treat Everyone Invited 5-7 pm

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

Thursday Nov. 2 Moses to Ravenna (Seneca/Good Sam)
Moses to WR Good Sam 3:30 pm

Friday Nov. 3

Saturday Nov. 4
Daylight Savings Ends – FALL Back!
Set your Clock Back!

Sunday, Nov. 5 – All Saints’ Day (obs)
Rev. 7:(2–8), 9–17
Psalm 149 ; 1 John 3:1–3; Matt. 5:1–12
Sunday School / Moses Presentation during Bible Study 9 am
Moses 6th B-day Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner Immediately following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Jr High Youth Gathering Columbus Nov. 11
New Hope PURSES & PASTRIES Fundraiser Nov. 12
Sr High Youth Gathering Omaha Nov. 18
SS Teachers Mtg. at Medina Street Vault Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship Nov. 22
Hanging of the Greens Nov. 27
Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2
Habitat for Humanity Christmas Cookie Walk Dec.3
Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17
Christmas in the Village Dec. 4
55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10
Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15
Ladies Winter Fellowship Dec. 16
Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20
Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24
Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24
Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25
Check out the App store for our Church App
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS
Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

♫ Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

EVERYONE is Invited to join in the FUN!
Tuesday, Oct. 31 5-7 p.m.
There will be hotdogs, hot coco, cider, popcorn, nachos and LOTS of FUN!
If you are interested in hosting a TRUNK or If you would like to volunteer to help in any way but not decorate a trunk please talk to Allison or Sara. Candy and/or Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Centura Elementary Gym
Weds Nov. 8, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 15th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available) –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS student as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

You are INVITED
to Celebrate REFORMATION 500 yrs
Reformation 500 at HLHS! Celebrate with Heartland Lutheran High School at the annual Reformation Service on Tuesday, October 31. This year the guest pastor will be Rev. Jonathan Fisk from KFUO Radio in St. Louis and Worldview Everlasting online. The HLHS junior class will be hosting a German-style meal beginning at 5:30p and the service begins at 7:00p. We hope to see you all there to celebrate Reformation 500!

Reformation Celebration 500 Years at St Paul NE You are invited to a special Reformation Celebration to be held at the Civic Center in St Paul NE on Oct. 29. Beer and Brats (dogs) will begin at 5:00 pm Free will Offering, 6 pm Video by Rick Steve’s “Opening the door to Luther” Entertainment by REVIVAL Tom Schroeder Old time Rock & Roll Band. Please RSVP by Oct. 22nd.

Christmas at Concordia Concert
Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.
HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

New Hope Christian School Presents….
7th Annual Purses & Pastries, Benefit Silent Auction, Sun. Nov. 12; 3 – 6 p.m. at the Medina Street Vault, Cairo NE. Refreshments available to purchase.

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 3rd from 1-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church GI
Choose from over 10,000 cookies, call 308-385-5510 for more information or to volunteer.

Join US for Bible Study
Sunday Mornings were are studying a 3 part DVD study. In this study we will encounter a 15th-century religious reformer from Germany who broke ranks with the Catholic Church. A 3 part series devoted to Martin Luther—a monk whose Spirit-inspired grasp of God’s justification of sinners through faith in the Savior was the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation.
You are invited to join us
Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study will be starting a new Study beginning Weds. Oct. 25th Titled Mirror Mirror.
Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

You are INVITED to a HARVEST LUNCH
The Ladies Aid is inviting everyone to a Thrivent sponsored Harvest Ham Dinner with all the fixings, Sunday Nov. 5th immediately following church. Free will offering will be collected to help defer some of the unexpected expenses to the general fund. Ladies Aid will match the first $500 donated to the Nov. 5th dinner & there will be takeout boxes available for those wanting to take a meal home.

HLHS NEWS
Heartland Lutheran High School is having an Open House on Sunday, November 5th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for any student or family interested in Heartland Lutheran High School. There will be tours, a presentation, question and answer period with students, parents, and staff, as well as refreshments.
The Blue Cross Celebration will be Sunday, November 12 in the Heartland Lutheran High School gym. This is a celebration of Lutheran Schools! Dr. Bernard Tonjes from Concordia University, Nebraska will be the guest speaker. A catered meal and a $5,000 matching gift opportunity will also be provided. Tickets are on sale now for only $20 through the school office. Call (308) 385-3900 for your tickets!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Pie Fellowship following
Worship Services / No Confirmation Class

Old Testament Reading…………Revelation 14:6–7

6Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

 

Epistle Reading………….. Romans 3:19–28

19Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. 21But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

 

Holy Gospel………………….. John 8:31–36

31So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”  34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct. 22, 2017

 

 


Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

 

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

 

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

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

Ethan Reynolds………………………………….. Acolyte

Carl Sokol/Tyler Sokol………………………… Ushers

Ryan/McLain…………………………… Usher Helpers

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………….. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 9/24……………… 59……………………………. 0

Sunday 10/1……………… 86……………………………. 7

Sunday 10/8……………. 115………………………….. 10

Sunday 10/15……………. 94……………………………. 8

 

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 10/15

Building Fund……………………………………. $175.00

General Fund…………………………………. $3,450.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $475.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………….. $460.12

Misc. Gifts……………………………………………. $80.75

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers of Thanksgiving for Jan Hadenfeldt’s brother, Roger Frank, Roger was admitted into a Lincoln hospital this past week prayers for continued recovery.

* Please pray for Karen Hadenfeldt, Karen will undergo surgery Mon. Oct 23 for a pacemaker.

* Please pray for Gordon Bredthauer he will have knee surgery on Mon Oct. 23 in Omaha.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Prayers for all those affected by Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Fires.

 

Suffering from Cancer

 

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Crystal Rasmussen – Oct. 22

Jerry Teichmeier – Oct. 25

Lora Harders – Oct. 26

Marissa Janda – Oct. 27

Phyllis Rathman – Oct. 27

 

Please update your contact list with the church’s new email christcairo@gmail.com

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

 

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. 22 – Pentecost 20………….. Is. 45:1–7

………………………………………. Psalm 96:1–9, (10–13)

………………………………………………… 1 Thess. 1:1–10

………………………………………………….. Matt. 22:15–22

………………………. Sunday School / Bible Study 9 am

………………………………………. ABC Fellowship 10 am

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

….. Parents Mtg. Christmas Program for 2’s-LYF

Monday Oct. 23

……………………………………………. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Oct. 24 ………………………………………………

Wednesday Oct. 25

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

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

……………………………………………. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………….. 7/8 gr Confirmation 5:30-7:00 pm

………………………………………. Choir Practice 6:00 pm

………………………………………………. Moses Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday Oct. 26……………………………………………..

Friday Oct. 27…………………………………………………..

Saturday Oct. 28………………………………………………

Sunday, Oct. 29 – Reformation obs.. Rev. 14:6–7

………………………………………………………….. Psalm 46

…………………………………………………… Rom. 3:19–28

………………………….. John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19

………………………. Sunday School / Bible Study 9 am

……………………………………….. LYF Fellowship 10 am

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

………………. Trunk-n-Treat Everyone Invited Oct. 31

……………………….. Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner Nov. 5

…………. Jr High Youth Gathering Columbus Nov. 11

… New Hope PURSES & PASTRIES Fundraiser Nov. 12

……………. Sr High Youth Gathering Omaha Nov. 18

… SS Teachers Mtg. at Medina Street Vault Nov. 18

Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship Nov. 22

…………………………… Hanging of the Greens Nov. 27

……………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

……………………………… 55+ Christmas Party Dec. 10

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……………………….. Ladies Winter Fellowship Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

 

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

 

EVERYONE is Invited to join in the FUN!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 5-7 p.m.

There will be hotdogs, hot coco, cider, popcorn, nachos and LOTS of FUN!

If you are interested in hosting a TRUNK or If you would like to volunteer to help in any way but not decorate a trunk please talk to Allison or Sara. Candy and/or Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Centura Elementary Gym Weds Nov. 8, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 15th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS student as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

Your’re INVITED To the dedication of HFH Home #92 TODAY! Sunday, Oct. 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Ceremony at Centro de Vida Cristiana 1414 E 6th St.; Open house to follow at 811 E 6th St.

 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Pie Fellowship following Worship Services No Confirmation  class

 

You are INVITED

to Celebrate REFORMATION 500 yrs

Reformation 500 at HLHS! Celebrate with Heartland Lutheran High School at the annual Reformation Service on Tuesday, October 31.  This year the guest pastor will be​ Rev.​ Jonathan Fisk from KFUO Radio in St. Louis and Worldview Everlasting online.  The​ HLHS​ junior class will be hosting a German-style meal beginning at 5:30​p​ and the service begins at 7:00​p​.  We hope to see you all there to celebrate Reformation 500!

 

Reformation Celebration 500 Years at St Paul NE You are invited to a special Reformation Celebration to be held at the Civic Center in St Paul NE on Oct. 29. Beer and Brats (dogs) will begin at 5:00 pm Free will Offering, 6 pm Video by Rick Steve’s “Opening the door to Luther” Entertainment by REVIVAL Tom Schroeder Old time Rock & Roll Band. Please RSVP by Oct. 22nd.

 

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3 pm.

HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity, tickets are available for $5. The group will enjoy dinner together with 6:30 pm reservations at the Saddle Club for $20/person

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
55+ Christmas Party will be held Sunday Dec. 10th at 5:30 p.m. all food will be provided!

 

New Hope Christian School Presents….

7th Annual Purses & Pastries, Benefit Silent Auction, Sun. Nov. 12; 3 – 6 p.m. at the Medina Street Vault, Cairo NE. Refreshments available to purchase.

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings were are studying a 3 part DVD study. In this study we will  encounter a 15th-century religious reformer from Germany who broke ranks with the Catholic Church. A 3 part series devoted to Martin Luther—a monk whose Spirit-inspired grasp of God’s justification of sinners through faith in the Savior was the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation.

You are invited to join us Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study will be starting a new Study beginning Weds. Oct. 25th Titled Mirror Mirror – Do you like what you see in the mirror? If you said no, you aren’t alone. Many of us just see the wrinkles or muffin top or bony elbows. We try to cover it up with makeup or just don’t look in the mirror at all. But the truth is that we don’t see ourselves the way God sees us. The lessons in Mirror, Mirror focus on looking at ourselves as God, our Creator and Redeemer, see us. God sees us through the filter of the cross, in the reflection of His Son, with the eyes of love. This Bible study will encourage you to see yourself this way, too.

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

 

You are INVITED to a HARVEST LUNCH

The Ladies Aid is inviting everyone to a Thrivent sponsored Harvest Ham Dinner with all the fixings, Sunday Nov. 5th immediately following church. Free will offering will be collected to help defer some of the unexpected expenses to the general fund.

 

Cairo First Baptist Church

Invites ALL Ladies to

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

First Baptist Church in Cairo invites all ladies to join us for our 6th Annual Ladies Fall Mini etreat “Vintage Christmas” on Sat. Nov, 4th beginning with coffee at 9 a.m. We will have lots of time for fun, food and fellowship and hope you will join us. You can register online at www.cairofirstbaptist.wixsite.com/cairofbc  Please see the registration forms located on the bulletin board by the church office. If you have any questions please contact Tonya Vincent at 308-485-4768

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 45:1–7………………………… Acts 5:29–42

1Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: 2“I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, 3I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. 4For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me. 5I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, 6that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.

 

Epistle……………………….. 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10

1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

 

 


Holy Gospel
…………….. Matthew 22:15–22 

 15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle [Jesus] in his talk. 16And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct. 15, 2017

 

 

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

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

Cole Callahan…………………………………….. Acolyte

Carl Sokol/Tyler Sokol………………………… Ushers

Ethan/Ryan…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Barb Rasmussen…………………………………….. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Ted Dibbern/Scott Reynolds………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 9/17……………. 118……………………………. 4

Sunday 9/24……………… 59……………………………. 0

Sunday 10/1……………… 86……………………………. 7

Sunday 10/8……………. 115………………………….. 10

Our Offerings    Sunday 10/8

Building Fund (JJ Donation)………….. $4,000.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,929.65

Mission Fund………………………………………. $50.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts (JJ Donation)…………………. $6,000.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please pray for the family of Shirley Volquardsen, Shirley’s funeral was this past Tuesday here at Christ.

* Prayers for Carol Fredrick, Carol was admitted into the hospital this past week.

* Please pray for Don Schnase who has moved to Tiffany Square.

* Prayers for all those affected by Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Fires.

 Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Larry & Karry Jensen – Oct. 18 (44)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Sam Dibbern – Oct. 18

Calhen Strode – Oct. 18

Sarah Heinen – Oct. 19

Jessica Hadenfeldt – Oct. 20

Taylor Schultz – Oct. 20

 

Please update your contact list with the church’s new email christcairo@gmail.com

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

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. 15 – Pentecost 19………….. Is. 25:6–9

………………………………………………………….. Psalm 23

………………………………………………………. Phil. 4:4–13

……………………………………………………. Matt. 22:1–14

………………………. Sunday School / Bible Study 9 am

……………………………………….. LYF Fellowship 10 am

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday Oct. 16 ……………………………………………….

Tuesday Oct. 17 …….. Moses to Crisis Center 5 pm

Wednesday Oct. 18……….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

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

……………… Wood River Good Sam Chapel 9:30 am

…………………………………………………… Moses to ABC

……………………………………………. ABC Chapel 11 am

……………………………. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………….. 7/8 gr Confirmation 5:30-7:00 pm

………………………………………. Choir Practice 6:00 pm

Thursday Oct. 19…………………………… Moses to GI

………………………………………….. Primrose/Good Sam

…………………………………….. Ladies Aid Mtg. 6:30 pm

……………………………. Pastor Conference Lincoln NE

Friday Oct. 20……… Pastor Conference Lincoln NE

Saturday Oct. 21

…………………………. LWML Fall Rally Trinity GI 9 am

Sunday, Oct. 22 – Pentecost 20…………. Is. 45:1–7

………………………………………. Psalm 96:1–9, (10–13)

………………………………………………… 1 Thess. 1:1–10

………………………………………………….. Matt. 22:15–22

………………………. Sunday School / Bible Study 9 am

………………………………………. ABC Fellowship 10 am

……………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

….. Parents Mtg. Christmas Program for 2’s-LYF

 

SAVE the DATE

………………. Trunk-n-Treat Everyone Invited Oct. 31

……………………….. Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner Nov. 5

…………. Jr High Youth Gathering Columbus Nov. 11

……………. Sr High Youth Gathering Omaha Nov. 18

… SS Teachers Mtg. at Medina Street Vault Nov. 18

Thanksgiving Eve Worship w/Pie Fellowship Nov. 22

……………….. Christmas at Concordia Seward Dec. 2

…………. Christmas Eve Practice Days Dec. 3,10,17

…………………………… Christmas in the Village Dec. 4

…………….. Hayrack Ride/Caroling/SS Party Dec. 15

……………………….. Ladies Winter Fellowship Dec. 16

……………………. Advent Worship Dates Dec. 6,13,20

…………….. Christmas Eve Morning Worship Dec. 24

…………. Children’s Christmas Eve Program Dec. 24

…………………………. Christmas Day Worship Dec. 25

 

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Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Aid GREETING CARDS

Are you looking for greeting cards for any occasion? Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old Fellowship Hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.

You’re INVITED to a Gospel Concert

Faith Lutheran Church, Nysted Ne. TODAY!! Sunday Oct. 15 @ 2:30 p.m. Soup Supper following, Free Will offering

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds evenings; 6:00 p.m. ♫

EVERYONE is Invited to join in the FUN! Tuesday, Oct. 31 5-7 p.m. There will be hotdogs, hot coco, cider, popcorn, nachos and LOTS of FUN! If you are interested in hosting a TRUNK or If you would like to volunteer to help in any way but not decorate a trunk please talk to Allison or Sara. Candy and/or Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

Centura Elementary Gym Weds Nov. 8, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You are INVITED to THREE different ways to Celebrate REFORMATION 500 yrs

Reformation 500 at HLHS! Celebrate with Heartland Lutheran High School at the annual Reformation Service on Tuesday, October 31.  This year the guest pastor will be​ Rev.​ Jonathan Fisk from KFUO Radio in St. Louis and Worldview Everlasting online.  The​ HLHS​ junior class will be hosting a German-style meal beginning at 5:30​p​ and the service begins at 7:00​p​.  We hope to see you all there to celebrate Reformation 500!

 

Zion, Worms NE. 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Come to Worms and celebrate with us the beauty and truth of God’s salvation given fully and freely in Jesus Christ!  Zion Lutheran Church in Worms will have a special celebration on Sunday, October 15th.  At 1:30. A pie and ice cream social follows.  Please join us!  Zion Lutheran is located at 1653 Worms Road, Worms, NE.  The church’s phone number is 308-687-6314.

 

Reformation Celebration 500 Years at St Paul NE You are invited to a special Reformation Celebration to be held at the Civic Center in St Paul NE on Oct. 29. Beer and Brats (dogs) will begin at 5:00 pm Free will Offering, 6 pm Video by Rick Steve’s “Opening the door to Luther” Entertainment by REVIVAL Tom Schroeder Old time Rock & Roll Band. Please RSVP by Oct. 22nd.

 

Join US for Bible Study

Sunday Mornings were are studying a 3 part DVD study. In this study we will  encounter a 15th-century religious reformer from Germany who broke ranks with the Catholic Church. A 3 part series devoted to Martin Luther—a monk whose Spirit-inspired grasp of God’s justification of sinners through faith in the Savior was the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation.

 

You are invited to join us Weds. Morning Ladies Bible Study will be starting a new Study beginning Weds. Oct. 25th Titled Mirror Mirror – Do you like what you see in the mirror? If you said no, you aren’t alone. Many of us just see the wrinkles or muffin top or bony elbows. We try to cover it up with makeup or just don’t look in the mirror at all. But the truth is that we don’t see ourselves the way God sees us. The lessons in Mirror, Mirror focus on looking at ourselves as God, our Creator and Redeemer, see us. God sees us through the filter of the cross, in the reflection of His Son, with the eyes of love. This Bible study will encourage you to see yourself this way, too. If you would like to order a book please let the church office know today so books can be ordered Monday.

 

Weds Morning Men’s Bible Study are continuing their study of the book of Acts, an in-depth exploration of this book of the bible.

You are INVITED to a HARVEST LUNCH

The Ladies Aid is inviting everyone to a Thrivent sponsored Harvest Ham Dinner with all the fixings, Sunday Nov. 5th immediately following church. Free will offering will be collected to help defer some of the unexpected expenses to the general fund.

 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Weds. Nov. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Pie Fellowship following Worship Services No Confirmation Class

 

Christmas at Concordia Concert

Lisa Wright has requested 25 tickets for Christmas at Concordia, Seward NE. Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 3:00 pm. HURRY RSVP to Lisa W. if you would like to join this activity. The group will enjoy dinner together following the concert at Chances “R” restaurant 124 W 5th St; York NE

 

Your’re INVITED To the dedication of HFH Home #92

Sunday, Oct. 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Ceremony at Centro de Vida Cristiana 1414 E 6th St.; Open house to follow at 811 E 6th St.

 

Cairo First Baptist Church

Invites ALL Ladies to VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

First Baptist Church in Cairo invites all ladies to join us for our 6th Annual Ladies Fall Mini etreat “Vintage Christmas” on Sat. Nov, 4th beginning with coffee at 9 a.m. We will have lots of time for fun, food and fellowship and hope you will join us. You can register online at www.cairofirstbaptist.wixsite.com/cairofbc

Please see the registration forms located on the bulletin board by the church office.

If you have any questions please contact Tonya Vincent at 308-485-4768

Readings from Holy Scripture / Old Testament Reading          Isaiah 25:6–9

6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. 7And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. 8He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. 9It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

 

Epistle…………………………… Philippians 4:4–13

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 10I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

Holy Gospel…………………………… Matthew 22:1–14

 

1 Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ 5But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”

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