Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 11, 2016

 

Sunday December 11th, 2016 – 3rd Sunday in Advent

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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@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

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

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

Jan Hadenfeldt……………………………………….. Altar

Nathan Knuth………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 11/20………….. 114……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/27……………. 89……………………………. 8

Weds 11/30……………….. 46……………………………. 1

Sunday 12/4……………. 108……………………………. 2

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 12/4

Building Fund……………………………………… $50.00

General Fund…………………………………. $4,480.65

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $190.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

We have met our budgeted amount for District/Synod/NACC missions.

The HLHS assessment for 2017 is $8,448.00 so we now have $852.04 towards that amount.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald and Sister Ellen who have been hospitalized.

* Prayers for Sara Bierhaus’ brother Justin Muller who was in a serious car accident Sat. Dec. 3.

* Prayers for Fran Harders who had knee replacement surgery on Dec. 6

* Prayers for Shirley Adams surgery on Friday Dec. 9 in Omaha.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK .

Liane Deines – Dec. 14

 

Chancel Guild is asking for donations for the poinsettias for Christmas

$10 or a donation of your choice

See Donna Schultz for more information.

 

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.

Sunday December 11 3rd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 35:1–10

………………………………………………………. Psalm 146

…………………………………………………. James 5:7–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 11:2–15

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

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

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

Monday December 12

 …………… Pastor WINKLE mtg. Loup City 9:30-2:30

Tuesday December 13……… New Hope 8:10 am

…………………………………………………… Moses to ABC

Wednesday December 14

……………………………. Men Breakfast Study 6:45 am

…………………………………… Women Bible Study 9 am

……………………… Moses to VA and Boys Town 1 pm

………………………………………… Confirmation 5:30 pm

………………………………………….. Moses Mtg. 6:00 pm

………………………………………. Choir practice 6:15 pm

………….. Advent Supper Moses Group Serves 6 pm

…………………….. Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 15………………. Moses to GI

……………………………………. Good Sam and Primrose

………………………………………. HLHS Chapel 9:38 am

Friday December 16………………………………………

Saturday December 17

……………………………. Children’s Practice/Party 5 pm

…………………………………….. All church caroling 7 pm

Sunday December 18 3rd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 35:1–10

………………………………………………………. Psalm 146

…………………………………………………. James 5:7–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 11:2–15

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

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

……………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

……………………………… Elders mtg. following worship

…………………………. Angie Dibbern Family Christmas

Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 25

Marv Roth is looking for donations and volunteers from Christ Lutheran Cairo for the Community Christmas Dinner please contact Marv at 308-485-4641. The Community Christmas dinner will be Noon on Christmas Day! Everyone is invited!!

Save the Date

……….. Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24

…….. Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25

Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day

NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18.

If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

 The Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 You are invited to the Heartland Lutheran Christmas concert in the HLHS gym on December 11th at 4:00 pm. Join us as our excellent music students perform an afternoon of music celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

Please Join Us – Christmas Open House

at Central Nebraska OGT Warehouse 427 N Shady Bend Road, Grand Island Enjoy Visiting with Special Guests Jennifer & Kern Saleenas, missionaries in Panama.  Thurs Dec 22nd 10AM-Noon Coffee/Cookies will be provided!

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Sat., Dec 24     Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for

Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Christmas Day: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays Dec. 1-3,

8-10, 15-17 and  22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs

with free personalization on site.

 

All Church Christmas Caroling  7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.

We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.

Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.

Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice

5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!

Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

 

Orphan Grain Train Donations

Jenny Reynolds has offered to deliver donated items to OGT in Grand Island. If you have any clothing, blankets or plastic dishes, Jenny will gladly deliver them to OGT please place all donated items in Jenny’s SS room located by the bathrooms in the old fellowship hall (NW corner room).

 

Old Testament Reading……. Isaiah 35:1–10

1The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. 3Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 

Epistle……………… James 5:7-11

 

7Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

 

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 11:2-15

2Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 7As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 11Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 4, 2016

Sunday December 4th, 2016 – 2nd Sunday in Advent

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Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
(308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

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

Church Website  www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright Pastor
Bev Gilbert Organist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Bill Hadenfeldt/Rick Gilbert Ushers
Justin/Grant Usher Helpers
Jan Hadenfeldt Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Tim Lemburg/Matt Neppl Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 11/6 114 8
Sunday 11/13 115 22
Sunday 11/20 114 4
Sunday 11/27 89 8
Weds 11/30 46 1

Our Offerings Sunday 11/27
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,925.01
Mission Fund $1,015.00
Special Mission $.00
Special gifts $.00

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald and Sister Ellen who have been hospitalized.
* Prayers for Shirley Adams surgery on Friday Dec. 9 in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert) diagnosed with Leukemia.
* Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.
* Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – Steve Hansen – Dec. 4, Sheyanne Harders – Dec. 4
Blenda Keylon – Dec. 4, Rick Bloomquist – Dec. 7, Mary Harders – Dec. 7
Rick Helzer – Dec. 8, Tyler Plejdrup – Dec. 10, Jenny Reynolds – Dec. 10

Chancel Guild is asking for donations for the poinsettias for Christmas
$10 or a donation of your choice
See Donna Schultz for more information.

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.

Sunday December 4 2nd Sun in Advent
Is. 11:1–10
Psalm 72:1–7
Rom. 15:4–13
Matt. 3:1–12
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Services 10:30 am
Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Monday December 5

Tuesday December 6 New Hope 8:10 am
Moses to ABC

Wednesday December 7 Men Study 8 am
Women Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation 5:30 pm
ABC Board Mtg. 5:30 pm
Choir practice 6:15 pm
Advent Supper ABC Serves 6 pm
Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 8 Moses to GI
Wedgewood , Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday December 9

Saturday December 10
Ladies Aid pack Christmas Plates 9 am

Sunday December 11 3rd Sun in Advent
Is. 35:1–10
Psalm 146
James 5:7–11
Matt. 11:2–15
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
??? Volunteers needed Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Services 10:30 am
Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

Save the Date
December Children’s Practice 4,11,18 Noon –1 pm
Sunday School Christmas Party 5-7 pm Dec. 17
All Church Christmas Caroling 7 pm Dec. 17
Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24
Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25
Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day
NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1
New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at
Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

Candy Committee NEWS!
The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

55+ Christmas Party
Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm! The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!! A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

The Ladies Aid Card Sales
Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.
They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

Ladies Aid Christmas Cookie Plates
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Church members may donate cookies or individually wrapped treats for the plates. If you have questions contact Mary Harders.

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk
Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016
If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services
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Weds, December 7 Advent Worship 7:30 pm
Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare
Weds, December 14 Advent Worship 7:30 pm
Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group
Sat., Dec 24 Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm
Sunday, Dec 25 Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am
Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo
Sunday, January 1 New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am
No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR
Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14
From Heaven Above
Advent Weekly Worship Series
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”
• Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
• Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
• Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
• Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts
Thursdays – Saturdays
Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and
22nd & 23rd
1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.
Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

All Church Christmas Caroling
7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.
We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.
Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.
Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.
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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice
5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!
Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

Old Testament Reading……… Isaiah 11:1–10

1There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. 6The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. 9They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. 10In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

 

Epistle……… Romans 15:4-13

4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 8For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

 

Holy Gospel………. Matthew 3:1-12

1In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” 4Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

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December 2016 Church Calendar

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2016 Advent and Christmas Day Worship

You are Invited to join us Wednesday evenings for Advent Worship

Advent Dinners begin at 6:00 pm and Worship Services begin at 7:30 pm

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As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther

provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which

focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series,

sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious

treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include

“Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1 Nov. 30: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.

Supper served by the Chancel Guild

  • Week 2 Dec 7: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.

Supper served by the ABC Board/Staff

  • Week 3 Dec 14: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.

Supper served by the “Moses” and the Comfort Dog Group

  • Week 4 Dec 25: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Week 4 of the Series will be the title for our Christmas Morning Worship Service Sunday Dec. 25th.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 27, 2016

 

Sunday November 27th, 2016 – 1st Sunday in Advent

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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@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

 

New Member Classes available please speak with 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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

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

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Chancel………………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/30……………. 97……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/6……………. 114……………………………. 8

Sunday 11/13………….. 115………………………….. 22

Sunday 11/20………….. 114……………………………. 4

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/20

Building Fund……………………………………. $150.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,199.81

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $322.00

Special Mission…………………………………. $335.20

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brother Donald, Donald underwent surgery this past Tuesday.

* Prayers for Jerry Meyer who had surgery on his neck last Weds. in Omaha.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rick & Dail Helzer – Nov. 27 (40)

Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 30 (54)

Carl & Allison Sokol – Nov. 30 (25)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Justine Eriksen – Nov. 28

Emily & Eon Lemburg – Dec. 3

Rick Leth – Dec. 3

*Please see the table in the fellowship hall with the extra pans and lids leftover from church dinners.

 

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

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.

Sunday November 27 1st Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………….. Is. 2:1–5

………………………………………………………. Psalm 122

……………………………………. Rom. 13:(8–10) 11–14

……………………… Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44

…….. No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

……………………….. Chancel Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday November 28

………………………… Hanging of the Greens 6 pm

……………………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday November 29……….. #GivingTuesday

……………………… Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm

Wednesday November 30….. Men Study 8 am

……………………………….. Women Bible Study 9 am

…………………….. HLHS Blood Drive 8:30-2:30 pm

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……………………………………. Choir practice 6:15 pm

……………. Advent Supper Chancel Serves 6 pm

………………… Advent Worship Service 7:30 pm

Thursday December 1…………………………………..

Friday December 2………………………………………..

Saturday December 3… SS Teacher mtg. 9 am

….. Breakfast w/Santa Cairo Comm Ctr. 9-11am

… ABC Bake Sale at Breakfast with Santa 9 am

Sunday December 4 2nd Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………. Is. 11:1–10

………………………………………………….. Psalm 72:1–7

…………………………………………………. Rom. 15:4–13

……………………………………………………. Matt. 3:1–12

….. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am

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

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Program Practice Noon-1 pm

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

Save the Date

December Children’s Practice 4,11,18 Noon –1 pm

….. Sunday School Christmas Party 5-7 pm Dec. 17

……….. All Church Christmas Caroling 7 pm Dec. 17

……….. Children’s Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 24

…….. Christmas Morning Worship 10:30 am Dec. 25

Grace WR will be joining us for worship on Christmas Day

NO Sunday School or Adult Study on Dec. 25 or Jan 1

New Year’s Day Worship Sunday Jan 1, 2017 at

Grace WR, 9:00 am, No Worship in Cairo.

 

 

55+ Christmas Party

Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm!  The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!!  A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 

Ladies Aid Christmas Cookie Plates

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Church members may donate cookies or individually wrapped treats for the plates. If you have questions contact Mary Harders.

 

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

 

ABC NEWS!

ABC Preschool/Daycare will be hosting the

Annual Bake Sale at BREAKFAST with SANTA

Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Cairo Community Center 9-11 am,  ABC is asking all church members help in baking items for the fundraiser,

All baked items can be delivered to the church before 8 am Sat. morning. ABC Board members will pick up and price all items.  If you are able to help please let Jenny Reynolds know. THANK YOU!

 

Mission Central Thank Offering Support Projects 2016

If you, your family or your organization are looking for a mission project this Holiday Season see the Mission Bulletin Board info from Mission Central. (please copy the letter and return original to the board for others).

 

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, November 30                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Chancel Guild

Weds, December 7                    Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare

Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Sat., Dec 24     Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

 

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above

Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

 

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and

22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

 

HLHS News!

On Wednesday, November 30th 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 in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well.   Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

All Church Christmas Caroling

7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17.

We will go caroling following the children’s Christmas practice/party. Following caroling everyone is invited back to the church for Hot Coco/Coffee and Goodies. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and asked to bring goodies to share with the group.

 

Children’s Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for December Children Program practices and Sunday School Christmas Party.

Practices will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18; Noon-1 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 17 will be the Children’s party/practice

5 -7 p.m. All Children ages preschool – high school are invited to come Celebrate Jesus Birthday!

Pizza Supper with snacks will be provided for the kids. EVERYONE is invited to go Christmas Caroling with the Church following the Party.

 

Old Testament Reading                  Jeremiah 23:5–8

5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ 7“Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ 8but ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.’ Then they shall dwell in their own land.”

 


Epistle
                    Romans 13:11–14

11Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

 

Holy Gospel              Matthew 24:36–44 

 36“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship at Christ Cairo Nov. 23, 2016

Please Join Us!

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship, Weds. Nov. 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

 

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 20, 2016

 

Sunday November 20th, 2016 – Last Sunday of the Church Year

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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@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New Member Classes available please speak with 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

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………… Acolyte

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

Justin Bredthauer/Grant Ocana …. Usher Helpers

Julie Dibbern……………………………………………. Altar

Ted Dibbern………………………………………….. Moses

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

LYF …………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/23…………….. 74……………………………. 2

Sunday 10/30…………….. 97……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/6…………….. 114……………………………. 8

Sunday 11/13…………… 115………………………….. 22

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/13

Building Fund……………………………………………. $.00

General Fund…………………………………… $2,208.31

Mission Fund……………………………………… $155.25

Special Mission……………………………………. $82.00

Special gifts……………………………………………… $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brothers; Roger had a lens replaced in his eye and it went well. Donald has a  kidney stone and they were unable to remove it. He had to return to surgery due to bleeding problems but is  stable now.

*  Prayers for Darlene Hadenfeldt, Darlene fell on Weds., morning and dislocated her shoulder.

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Don & Becky Deines – Nov. 21 (45)

Brent & Kassidy Gascho – Nov. 24 (15)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20

Shirley Adams – Nov. 21

Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 24

 

*Please see the table in the fellowship hall with the extra pans and lids leftover from church dinners.

 

Candy Committee NEWS!

The Candy Committee will be taking a free will offering for the candies/fruit/nuts that are in the children’s bags on Christmas Eve. They will be collecting by the sancutary doors following worship on 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. If you have any questions contact Steve Hansen.

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.

 

Sunday November 20 – Last Sun of Church Year

…………………………………………………….. Is. 65:17–25

………………………………………………………. Psalm 149

………………………………………………. 1 Thess. 5:1–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 25:1–13

…………………. Adult/Children Sunday School 9 am

………………………………… LYF Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

…… Children’s Christmas Practice Noon-1:00 pm

Monday November 21

……………………………………………. M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday November 22………………………………….

Wednesday November 23

……………………. Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

Thursday November 24

……………………………………….. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday November 25………………………………………

Saturday November 26………………………………….

Sunday November 27 1st Sun in Advent

………………………………………………………….. Is. 2:1–5

………………………………………………………. Psalm 122

…………………………………….. Rom. 13:(8–10) 11–14

……………………… Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44

…….. No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday

………………………….. Chancel Fellowship 10:00 am

…………………………….. Worship Services 10:30 am

Save the Date

…………………… Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov 28

…………………………………… Elders mtg. 7 pm Nov 28

………………. Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm Nov 29

…………………………………….. #GivingTuesday Nov 29

………. Advent worship & Supper by Chancel Nov 30

December Children’s Practice 4,11,18 Noon –1 pm

Breakfast w/Santa Cairo Comm Ctr. 9-11am Dec 3

…………………… 55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm Dec 4

….. Sunday School Christmas Party 5-7 pm Dec. 17

……….. All Church Christmas Caroling 7 pm Dec. 17

 

 HLHS News!

Please join us on Sunday, November 20 – 1pm for a Heartland Lutheran Open House, for all prospective students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Come discover what Heartland Lutheran has to offer your student, ask questions about academics, sports, extra-curricular activities, speak with some of our current students and parents about why they chose Heartland Lutheran.  Find out about our tuition assistance program and tour our school!

On Wednesday, November 30th 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 in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well.   Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

55+ Christmas Party

Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm!  The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!!  A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

They NOW have Christmas Cards for sale.

 

Ladies Aid Christmas Cookie Plates

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Church members may donate cookies or individually wrapped treats for the plates. If you have questions contact Mary Harders.

 

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, November 23      Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

Weds, November 30                   Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Chancel Guild

Weds, December 7                     Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare

Weds, December 14                   Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Sat., Dec 24      Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm

Sunday, Dec 25     Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1        New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship

on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above  Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and

22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

BIBLICAL TOUR OF ISRAEL & JORDAN

(April 26 – May 7, 2017)

A First Class Biblical tour where Scripture is read at each Biblical site – The trip of a lifetime!  Fortunately, now is a safe time to go to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked!

Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, retired LCMS pastor and former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure: 406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com Pastor Darold & Janelle Reiner

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading                         Isaiah 65:17–25

17“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. 19I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. 20No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. 21They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them. 24Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

 

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 25:1-13

 

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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Happy Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, 2016

In Honor of all Veteran’s Christ Lutheran Church
Will ring the church bell for 5 minutes
Friday, Nov. 11th at Noon.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 13, 2016

 

Sunday November 13th, 2016 – Trinity 25

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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@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

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

HLHS Students ……………….. Hand out Bulletins

HLHS Students ………………………. Usher Helpers

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Moses at Kearney NE………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

ABC Preschool/Daycare ……….. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/16………….. 104………………………….. 17

Sunday 10/23……………. 74……………………………. 2

Sunday 10/30……………. 97……………………………. 4

Sunday 11/6……………. 114……………………………. 8

Our Offerings    Sunday 11/6

Building Fund……………………………………… $51.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,881.32

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $173.50

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Prayers for Jan Hadenfeldt’s Brothers; Roger had a lens replaced in his eye and it went well. Donald has a kidney stone and they were unable to remove it. He had to return to surgery due to bleeding problems but is stable now.

* Prayers for Heartland Lutheran High School and ABC Preschool/Daycare two of our church’s Mission  Projects.

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Adam Dibbern – Nov. 14

Tiffany Harders – Nov. 16

Jose Ocana – Nov. 16

Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17

Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17

Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18

Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19

 

 

ABC Staff Installation this morning during worship.

Tiffany Belleci – Director; Taryn Wright – Preschool Teacher/Food Specialist; Randi Hopkins, Heather Lessig – Teachers Infant Room; Holly Cadwalader, Jaycee Gentleman, Terrill Sorensen, Bev Wooden – Teachers; Courtney Rose – Custodian

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.

 

Sunday November 13 – Trinity 25

……………………….. Exodus 32:1–20 or Job 14:1–6

………………………….. Psalm 14 or Psalm 102:1–13

……………………………………………. 1 Thess. 4:13–18

……………………. Matt. 24:15–28 or Luke 17:20–30

……………………………. HLHS Visiting this Morning

……………… Adult/Children Sunday School 9 am

……………………………… ABC Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

……………. ABC Staff Installation during Worship

………………………….. Musical Offering from HLHS

Kensey Dibbern & Zachary Staehr

…………………………………………… Moses to Kearney

… Children’s Christmas Practice Noon-1:00 pm

Monday November 14

………………… WINKEL Mtg. Grace WR 9:30 -2:30

Tuesday November 15

…………………………… Moses to Crisis Center 5 pm

Wednesday November 16

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

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

………. Moses to VA Home and Boys Town 1 pm

…….. 7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Begins 5:30 – 7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

………………………………. Comfort Dog Mtg. 6:15 pm

Thursday November 17

…………………. Moses to GI (Good Sam, Primrose)

Friday November 18

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday November 19

………………………………………………………………………..

Sunday November 20 – Last Sun of Church Year

……………………………………………………. Is. 65:17–25

………………………………………………………. Psalm 149

………………………………………………. 1 Thess. 5:1–11

………………………………………………….. Matt. 25:1–13

……………… Adult/Children Sunday School 9 am

………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

… Children’s Christmas Practice Noon-1:00 pm

Save the Date

M & M mtg. Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Worship 7 pm Nov 23

Pie Fellowship following Thanksgiving Worship

Pastor Brian and his family invite everyone to join them following Thanksgiving Eve worship to say thank you for all the support given to them this past year.

                              Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov 28

                         Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm Nov 29

                                      #GivingTuesday November 29

     Breakfast w/Santa Cairo Comm Ctr. 9-11am Dec 3

                                            55+ Christmas Party Dec 4

                       Sunday School Christmas Party Dec. 17

                          All Church Christmas Caroling Dec. 17

ABC Daycare/Preschool News

The ABC Board would like to introduce you to the centers new director Tiffany Belleci. Tiffany resides in her home in Grand Island with her husband Michael and his two children Dyllan 12 and Reese 4. She grew up in the western part of Nebraska where she attended Mitchell JR/SR High School and Graduated in 2007. Tiffany has education experience in the Early Childhood field as well as 7 years of experience working with children from birth to school age. Tiffany was recently the Assistant Childhood Director and Preschool teacher at the YWCA in Grand Island.

HLHS News!

Please join us on Tuesday, November 15 – 6pm or Sunday, November 20 – 1pm for a Heartland Lutheran Open House, for all prospective students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Come discover what Heartland Lutheran has to offer your student, ask questions about academics, sports, extra-curricular activities, speak with some of our current students and parents about why they chose Heartland Lutheran.  Find out about our tuition assistance program and tour our school!

55+ Christmas Party

Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm!  The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!!  A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

Weds, November 23      Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

Weds, November 30                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Chancel Guild

Weds, December 7                    Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare

Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Saturday, Dec 24      Children’s Christmas Eve Program

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above

Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and

22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

 

BIBLICAL TOUR OF ISRAEL & JORDAN

(April 26 – May 7, 2017)

A First Class Biblical tour where Scripture is read at each Biblical site – The trip of a lifetime!  Fortunately, now is a safe time to go to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked!

Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, retired LCMS pastor and former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure: 406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com Pastor Darold & Janelle Reiner

 

Old Testament Reading……………. Exodus 32:1–20

 1When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” 2So Aaron said to them, “Take off the rings of gold that are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 3So all the people took off the rings of gold that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. 4And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” 5When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.” 6And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. 7And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. 8They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’” 9And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. 10Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.” 11But Moses implored the Lord his God and said, “O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your people. 13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.’” 14And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people. 15Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets that were written on both sides; on the front and on the back they were written. 16The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 17When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.” 18But he said, “It is not the sound of shouting for victory, or the sound of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing that I hear.” 199And as soon as he came near the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses’ anger burned hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. 20He took the calf that they had made and burned it with fire and ground it to powder and scattered it on the water and made the people of Israel drink it.

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 24:15–28

 

15“So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you beforehand. 26So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of Nov. 13, 2016

 

Sunday November 6th, 2016 – All Saints’ Sunday

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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@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

 

New Member Classes available please speak with 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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

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

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

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

Moses Group …………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 10/9……………. 101……………………………. 8

Sunday 10/16………….. 104………………………….. 17

Sunday 10/23……………. 74……………………………. 2

Sunday 10/30……………. 97……………………………. 4

Our Offerings    Sunday 10/30

Building Fund……………………………………. $556.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,249.26

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $169.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Prayers for the Family of Lelia Luhn, Lelia passed away on Tuesday, November 1.

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Bev Brekenfeld (Barb Rasmussen’s sister)

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Brooks Hadenfeldt – Nov. 6

Mike Deines – Nov. 7

Dennis Bloomquist – Nov. 8

Nathan Bloomquist – Nov. 9

Samantha Neppl – Nov. 10

Tysen Eriksen – Nov. 11

Dana Tonniges – Nov. 11

Garen Spatz – Nov. 12

 

BIBLICAL TOUR OF ISRAEL & JORDAN

(April 26 – May 7, 2017)

A First Class Biblical tour where Scripture is read at each Biblical site – The trip of a lifetime!  Fortunately, now is a safe time to go to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked!     Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, retired LCMS pastor and former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure:

406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com Pastor Darold & Janelle Reiner

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.

Sunday November 6 – All Saints’ Day (obs)

…………………………………………… Rev. 7:(2–8) 9–17

………………………………………………………. Psalm 149

…………………………………………………… 1 John 3:1–3

……………………………………………………. Matt. 5:1–12

……………… Adult/Children Sunday School 9 am

………………… Moses Group Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

… Children’s Christmas Practice Noon-1:00 pm

Monday November 7

.. Bloodmobile at Centura Elementary Gyn 12-6

Tuesday November 8

………………………………………………….. Election Day

(Cairo polling is at the Baptist Church)

………………………… New Hope Devotions 8:10 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

Wednesday November 9

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

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

………. Moses to VA Home and Boys Town 1 pm

…….. 7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Begins 5:30 – 7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday November 10

…………………………………………………….. Moses to Gi

. (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday November 11

…………………………………………………. Veterans Day

………………………………………. All Day Sewing 9 am

Saturday November 12

…………………………………………… Moses to Kearney

………………………. Cairo Senior Dinner 11 – 1 pm

Sunday November 13

……………………….. Exodus 32:1–20 or Job 14:1–6

………………………….. Psalm 14 or Psalm 102:1–13

……………………………………………. 1 Thess. 4:13–18

……………………. Matt. 24:15–28 or Luke 17:20–30

……………………………………………………… HLHS Visit

……………… Adult/Children Sunday School 9 am

……………………………… ABC Fellowship 10:00 am

……………………………. Worship Services 10:30 am

…………………………………………… Moses to Kearney

… Children’s Christmas Practice Noon-1:00 pm

Save the Date

M & M mtg. Nov. 21

Thanksgiving Worship 7 pm Nov 23

Pie Fellowship following Thanksgiving Worship

Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov 28

Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm Nov 29

#GivingTuesday November 29

Breakfast w/Santa Cairo Comm Ctr. 9-11am Dec 3

55+ Christmas Party Dec 4

Sunday School Christmas Party Dec. 17

All Church Christmas Caroling Dec. 17

Happy Birthday Moses

Moses Comfort Dog will be 5 years old on November 5.  To celebrate the Comfort Dog committee will be serving breakfast burritos and cupcakes this Sunday before church. We would like to thank the congregation for their support and prayers. Donations collected Sunday morning will go to defray the cost of Dog Food and fuel reimbursement to the handlers. Moses Comfort Dog is a mission of Christ Lutheran Church – YOU!  Did you know in the past year some of the things your mission project has done: Handers and Moses have been on 90+ assisting living homes  visits;  Handlers and Moses have been to least 7 states – CO, SD, ID, KS, MO, LA, IL, and  OR; Handlers and Moses has visited at least 8 schools where a  student has died of either an accident, suicide, or illness; Handlers and Moses visit New Hope, ABC Day Care, and Centura Schools; Handler and Moses visit Boys Town and the VA Home 3 times a month;  Handers and Moses have given over 12 presentations of what the Comfort Dog ministry is. Your Mission is reaching outside the walls of Christ Lutheran Church. Again thank you for all your prayers and support.

 

ABC Daycare/Preschool News

tiffany-bellairs-abc-nov-2016

The ABC Board would like to introduce you to the centers new director Tiffany Bellairs. Tiffany resides in her home in Grand Island with her fiancé Michael and his two children Dyllan 12 and Reese 4. She grew up in the western part of Nebraska where she attended Mitchell JR/SR High School and Graduated in 2007. Tiffany has education experience in the Early Childhood field as well as 7 years of experience working with children from birth to school age. Tiffany was recently the Assistant Childhood Director and Preschool teacher at the YWCA in Grand Island.

Up Coming Holiday Worship Services

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Weds, November 23      Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm

Pie Fellowship given by the Wright Family following worship

We invite you to join us for Thanksgiving worship as we give thanks to God our Creator for the beauty of the earth and for all of his gifts—especially the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. With psalms and hymns and readings we will praise God for the beauty of his creation and the beauty of his grace in Christ.

Weds, November 30                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Chancel Guild

Weds, December 7                    Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by ABC Daycare

Weds, December 14                  Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Advent Supper 6 pm provided by Moses Group

Saturday, Dec 24      Children’s Christmas Eve Program

Sunday, Dec 25    Christmas Morning Worship 10:00 am

Grace WR has been invited to join us for Worship here in Cairo

Sunday, January 1       New Year’s Day Worship 9:00 am

No Services in Cairo, we are invited to join Grace WR

Notice their time is 9:00 a.m.

 

You are invited to join us here at Christ Cairo for Advent worship on Weds. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14

From Heaven Above

Advent Weekly Worship Series

As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, this beloved hymn by Martin Luther provides the theme for the From Heaven Above Advent series for traditional worship, which focuses on the divine gifts that come down to us through the birth of Jesus. Each week in the series, sermons written by well-known preacher Rev. Dean Nadasdy “unwrap” one of the precious treasures delivered to us in the holy Child wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hymns in the series include “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You,” “Hark the Glad Sound” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”

  • Week 1: The Gift of Hope (Matthew 12:15-21): The people of Israel waited in hope for the promised Messiah. We now wait in hope for his return on the Last Day.
  • Week 2: The Gift of Love (John 3:13-17): The steadfast love of God is revealed in the gift of his Son. As the redeemed people of God we share his love with others.
  • Week 3: The Gift of Peace (John 14:25-27): In Christ Jesus we have peace with God. We now share that good news of peace with the world.
  • Week 4: The Gift of Life (John 1:1-5): Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness and life, a life of love and service now in his name and eternal life in his presence.

 

Habitat for Humanity Annual Cookie Walk

Sunday Dec. 4, 1 – 2:30 pm, St Pauls Lutheran Church Gym 1515 S Harrison, GI. Choose from over 12,000 different cookies.

55+ Christmas Party

Please mark your calendars for the 55+ Christmas party to be held on Sunday, December 4 @ 5:30 pm!  The meal will be catered this year. Entertainment will be provided by Nathan Miller and his daughter, Makenna, of Wood River. Please join us!!  A sign-up sheet is located in the coffee & treat area.

Holiday Craft Show Razzmatazz Art & Crafts

Thursdays – Saturdays

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and

22nd & 23rd

1-6 pm at 201 Said Street.

Many Country Christmas designs with free personalization on site.

Old Testament Reading                      Isaiah 51:9–16

 

9Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, that pierced the dragon? 10Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? 11And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 12“I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, 13and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor? 14He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking. 15I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord of hosts is his name. 16And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

 

Epistle                   Colossians 1:9–14

9And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

 

 

Holy Gospel…………….. Matthew 9:18–26

 

18While [Jesus] was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”  19And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. 20And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, 21for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” 22Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. 23And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, 24he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. 25But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26And the report of this went through all that district.

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