Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders
Coffee Fellowship All Belong to Christ

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2

Our Offerings Sunday 1/6
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,230.00
Mission Fund $118.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (SS) $8.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery on January 4.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis. Luca is in the pediatric ICU with a
collapsed lung and pneumonia.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Oliver Becker – Jan. 15, Claire Knuth – Jan. 15
Frances Harders – Jan. 16, Merlin Dibbern – Jan. 17, Craig Harders – Jan. 17
Merv Schweithzer – Jan. 17, Diana Reimers – Jan. 18, LaNell Kohtz – Jan. 19

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Jan. 14
Pastor WINKEL Mtg.

Tuesday Jan. 15
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday Jan. 16
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 17
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday Jan. 18

Saturday Jan. 19

Sunday, Jan. 20 – 2nd Sun. after Epiphany
Is. 62:1–5; Psalm 128
1 Cor. 12:1–11; John 2:1–11
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Seniro Ctr. Dinner 11-1

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Steering Comm Mtg. 7 pm Jan. 22
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Famous Lutherans – Norman Schwarzkopf (1964-2012)
In 1991, Schwarzkopf commanded the successful allied invasion of Irag in the Persian Gulf War. He retired from the US Army in 1992 as a four-star general.

HLHS NEWS… On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
On Monday, January 28th 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 –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The Red Hornet Basketball teams are inviting students in grades 5-11 to join them on
Thursday, January 31 as they welcome Palmer High School to Heartland Lutheran for varsity basketball. Join in on pre-game devotions, strategy, sit behind the bench during the game, enjoy food with the team after the game, and more. Email or call the HLHS office to RSVP for this great event by Monday, January 28. office@heartlandlutheran.org 308-385-3900
Monday (1/14) and Tuesday (1/15) at 6:00 pm The Grand Theater will be offering free showings of the film It Must Make Peace which is focused on Trinity Lutheran graduate Paul Chandler’s work in Mali Africa and using music and traditional dance to help keep peace in an area that is being infiltrated by Radical Islam that outlaws music. The film is made possible by Paul Chandler’s Instruments 4 Africa. The film is 86 minutes long and will be followed by a Q & A with Paul Chandler. This is a great opportunity to see the great work being done by a Grand Island native and a Trinity Lutheran School alum.

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

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 43:1–7

1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and hrough the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. 4Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. 5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. 6I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Epistle Romans 6:1–11

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Luke 3:15–22

15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison. 21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 6, 2019

Sunday school for all Ages (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.

Fellowship 10:00 a.m.

Worship (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today 1/6/2019

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12-23 118 10
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/30
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,640.00
Mission Fund $130.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Men BS & SS) $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg who underwent hip replacement surgery in Kearney on Friday January 4.

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Les & Deb Hargens – Jan. 7 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Kurt Harders – Jan. 6, Heath Hadenfeldt – Jan. 7
Jim Janda – Jan. 7, Catherine Garrett – Jan. 10, Emily Serr – Jan. 10

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 6 – Epiphany
Is. 60:1–6, Psalm 72:1–11(12–15)
Eph. 3:1–12, Matt. 2:1–12

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday Jan. 7
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Jan. 8

Wednesday Jan. 9

Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm

Thursday Jan. 10
Moses Mtg. at Shawn & Nancy’s Harders 7 pm

Friday Jan. 11

Saturday Jan. 12

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 Jan. 20
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

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

Thanks to everyone who donated money toward the youth gathering. We had a blast. We all really appreciated the donations. Ethan Reynolds
Thank you for supporting the middle-schoolers on our trip to Omaha for the Youth gathering. We were able to show our different personalities by taking off our masks and to show our love for Christ. We also now know that Jesus loves us for who we are and not who we think we could be. Kendal Knuth

HLHS NEWS… On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
Heartland Lutheran is proud to announce that its Science Initiative is fully funded. HLHS received grants through the Dunklau Foundation, Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation, and private donors to help this project. There is now $95,000 available to update curriculum and equipment to further strengthen our Science Program and Robotics Team. Thank you for all who contributed!

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 60:1–6

1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. 5Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 6A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.

Epistle Ephesians – 3:1–12

1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Holy Gospel – Matthew 2:1–12

1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today 12/23/2018

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organ Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Katie/Kendal
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12/9 107 1
Wednesday 12/12 38 1
Sunday 12/16 95 3
Wednesday 12-19 24 2

Our Offerings Sunday 12/16
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,457.00
Mission Fund $524.25
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $242.25
Misc. Gifts (Christmas Candy) 394.59

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Barb Teichmeier and Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, both are home recuperating.
* Please keep June Smith (Blenda Keylon’s Mom) and Cliff Fox (Blenda’s Brother) in your prayers. Prayers for both Cliff and June and all their families during this time. June was taken to the hospital in Amarillo TX for dehydration and malnutrition then later taken to skilled care and is doing much better. Cliff was taken to the Amarillo VA Emergency Room with high blood sugar levels. He is now in the ICU.
*Please Keep Fran Harders in your prayers, Fran underwent a Cardiac ablation and had a pacemaker inserted at the NE Heart Institute in Lincoln NE on Weds Dec. 19.
*Please keep Donna Harders in your prayers, Donna was hospitalized this past week and is home recovering.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Mark & Deb Lemburg – Dec. 28 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Jim Schultz – Dec. 23, Betty Critel – Dec. 25, Brian Rasmussen – Dec. 25, Emily Harders – Dec. 26
Elizabeth Schweitzer – Dec. 26, Sydnie Budde – Dec. 28, Kreytan Bloomquist – Dec. 29

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

SS Children Program Practice & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Dec. 24
ABC Closed (Dec. 24-25)
Children’s Christmas Worship 7:00 pm

Tuesday Dec. 25
Christmas Day
Christmas Morning Worship 7: 00 am
Pastor & Family on Vacation through Jan. 2
Community Christmas Dinner 11:30 am

Wednesday Dec. 26
Men’s Bible Study Check with Paul
No Women’s Bible Study
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
No Confirmation

Thursday Dec. 27

Friday Dec. 28

Saturday Dec 29

Sunday, Dec 30 – 1st Sunday after Christmas
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Welcome Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause
No Sunday School due to the Christmas Holiday
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing Grace Baptist St Paul NE 4:00 pm

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

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for “Silent Night, Holy Night”
A Children’s Christmas Service
Presented by the Preschool – 8th Grade Students.
The LYF will be Ushers for the evening (Collect Offering, handing out candles for Worship and handing out candy bags following the Service.)
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Christmas Morning Worship
Tuesday, December 25th at 7:00 a.m.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

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

Help is needed to peel potatoes, debone turkey, make salads and other side dishes on Monday, Dec. 24th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your own knives, peelers and cutting boards.
It would be nice to have someone from each church to help in the serving line on the 25th.
If you would like to make a donation they can be left at Pathway Bank.
EVERYONE is WELCOME to the dinner.

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

Lands of Luther
Featuring the Passion Play of Overammergau
Hosted by Pastor Doarold Reiner, 2457 Misssion Trail
Kalispell, MT 59901 imhis38@gmail.com
11 days: June 28-July 8, 2020
Visit Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisennach, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Venice. See the Bulletin board for more information.

HLHS NEWS…
On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
Heartland Lutheran is proud to announce that its Science Initiative is fully funded. HLHS received grants through the Dunklau Foundation, Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation, and private donors to help this project. There is now $95,000 available to update curriculum and equipment to further strengthen our Science Program and Robotics Team. Thank you for all who contributed!

You’re Invited to
OLD GOSPEL HOUR – Hymn Sing
Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church 9th & Baxter St. St Paul NE

Cake and Drinks will be served following the hymn sing. If you have any questions, contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 9:1-7

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep dark-ness, on them has light shone. You have mul-tiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the har-vest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For eve-ry boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Epistle Reading 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-ness.

Gospel Reading Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his es-poused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host prais-ing God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shep-herds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds re-turned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Dec. 21

Saturday Dec 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABC News

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

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

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

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

Epistle Reading Philippians 4:4–7

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

Holy Gospel Reading Luke 7:18–28

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

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

Tuesday Dec. 11

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

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

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

Saturday Dec 15

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

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

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

You are invited to the 55+ Christmas party

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

HLHS NEWS

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

ABC Preschool/Daycare News

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

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

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

Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:1–7b

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

Epistle Philippians 1:2–11

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

Holy Gospel Luke 3:1–20

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

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

Tuesday Nov. 27

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

Thursday Nov. 29

Friday Nov. 30

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

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

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

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

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

All Belong to Christ News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Gospel John 18:33–37

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Church Website – www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

Monday Nov. 19

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

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

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

Friday Nov. 23

Saturday Nov. 24

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

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

SAVE the DATE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Belong to Christ News

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

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

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

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

Old Testament Reading Daniel 12:1–3

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

Epistle Hebrews 10:11–25

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

Holy Gospel Mark 13:1–13

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

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of November 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

Monday Nov. 12
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. Loup City NE

Tuesday Nov. 13

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

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

Friday Nov. 16

Saturday Nov. 17 Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 17:8–16

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

Epistle Hebrews 9:24–28

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

Holy Gospel Mark 12:38–44

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

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

Monday Nov. 5 ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Nov. 6

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

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

Friday Nov. 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 6:1–9

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

Epistle Hebrews 9:11–22

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

Holy Gospel Mark 12:28–37

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

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Announcements and Readings for the week of October 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website – www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

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

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

Monday Oct. 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Oct. 30

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

Thursday Nov. 1
All Saints Day

Friday Nov. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Readings from Holy Scripture

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

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

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

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