Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS Cairo Nebraska

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Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS Cairo Nebraska - Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church

Announcements and Readings for Sunday April 12, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, April 12th – The Second Sunday of Easter

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

…….Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…….Moses Comfort Dog

…….ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

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

Emily Neppl…………………………………………………………………. Acolyte

Mike Deines/James Janda………………………………………….. Ushers

Spencer M/Trey S……………………………………………. Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt………………………………………………………………… Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………………………………. Moses

Matt Neppl/Scott Reynolds…………………………………………… Elders

Ladies Aid Breakfast……………………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 4/5     149 Members…………………………………. 26 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 4/2-4/5     $4,260.20………………………….. General Fund

$1,463.01……………………………………. Missions

$50.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

  

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Bernard Harders recovering at St Francis Med Ctr. Room 612
  • Bobbie & Marcus Nation on the birth of a son; Isaiah Ray Nation born Easter morning. Grandparents are Shawn & Nancy Harders.

Suffering from Cancer

  • Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)
  • Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)
  • Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)
  • Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:…………

Heath & Sara Hadenfeldt – April 12

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

Jennifer Hansen – April 12, Lindsey Harders April 13

Rob Serr – April 13, Evan Meyer – April 16, Ben Dibbern – April 18

 

An Act of Kindness – The neighbor of a four-year-old child was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife.  Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old Gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, ‘Nothing, I just helped him cry.’

This Week at Church

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

Sunday April 12……Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

….Comfort Dog Mtg and Training 9 am

Ladies Aid Breakfast Burrito BUILDING FUND Raiser and mtg. during Fellowship 9:30 am

…………………. Worship 10:30 am

Harders/Cook Bridal Shower 2 pm

Man Feast GI Peace Lutheran 5 pm

Monday April 13….

Tuesday April 14…..

Wednesday April 15….

Men’s / Women’s Bible Studies at 8:00 am

W R Good Sam 9:30 am

.Centura National Honor Society Bloodmobile Noon – 6 pm apt made with Dorothy Moss dmoss@esu10.org

.5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

VBS mtg (all VOLUNTEERS please attend) 7 pm

Thursday April 16…………

7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6 pm

Following Confirmation class the 8th graders will be fitted for their gowns (bring your shoes)

Friday April 17……….

Saturday April 18……..

LWML Spring Workshop at St John’s Burwell 9 am Registration Devotions at 9:30 am

Sunday April 19……..

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

Comfort Dog Mtg and Training 9 am

LYF Serve Coffee and Mtg 9:30 am

Worship 10:30 am

Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Senior Center Dinner 11 – 1 pm

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Save the Dates……………….

. Trinity Lutheran Color Run April 25

.Cairo City Wide Garage Sales Saturday May 30

.Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

.Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

.2nd Annual Cairo Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday July 10th

. All Church Campout to Johnson Lake July, 2015

.2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27

 

MARK your Calendars! PLAN to attend! Vacation Bible School – May 26-29, 2015 VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! (Tues–Thurs 9 – 11:45 am; Fri. 9 – 1:30 pm (lunch provided for students) with VBS Program beginning at 1:30 pm)  At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please VOLUNTEER with the Church Office. Please keep our VBS program in your prayers! Volunteers are always needed and welcome.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 Junk Jaunt.

 

Building Fund MATCHING Event by the Ladies Aid – THIS MORNING!

The Ladies Aid will be serving breakfast burritos on Sunday, April 12, at 9:30 am to raise funds to be used for improvements in the parsonage. They will match any funds that are given for this project up to $500.00.

 

Trinity Lutheran School Color Run 2015 Honoring Educators; Saturday, April 25th; Trinity Lutheran School Parking Lot 208 W 13th Street, GI, NE; 1 Mile Fun Run 8:30 am; 5K Run 9:00 am  Registration Information Available at bit.ly/tlscholorrun For more information see http://trinitylutherancolorrun.weebly.com

 

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading………. Acts 4:32–35

32Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Epistle……… 1 John 1:1—2:2

1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.  5This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7But 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. 8If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  2:1My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Holy Gospel……. John 20:19–31

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.”  24Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”  26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

Sermon Message… WE ARE FIXED IN THE FAITH (Jn. 20:19-31)

  1. All of Jesus’ disciples had doubts. How did Jesus “fix” them in the faith?
  2. Would it be reassuring, to know that Christ desires to “fix” us in the true faith?

“Blessed are those who have not seen and are ‘fixed’ in the faith.”

 

MAN FEAST 2015 – 

Sunday, April 12, Man Feast 2015 (Men only event); The Benham Brothers (HGTV show FLIP IT FORWARD cancelled because of their Christian beliefs) Peace Lutheran Church, GI. The Man Feast is sponsored by the Iron Men, the men’s ministry of Peace. Doors open at 4:30 pm and the event begins at 5 pm. A meal will be served at 5:30 pm with the Benham Brothers speaking around 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are on sale from March 1-31.  More information may be found on the church website peacelutherangi.org or by contacting Rick Huls at 308-380-3697 or rhuls@live.com

 

LWML Spring Workshop

All Ladies of Christ Lutheran Cairo are invited to attend the LWML Spring Workshop, hosted by the Dorcas Society, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burwell NE. The workshop will be on April 18, 2015, with registration, coffee and rolls at 9:00 a.m. Opening devotions will begin at 9:30 a.m.

 

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

“GO, BIG, GIVE” May 1st 24 hours to click and give! Give online at www.gobiggive.org open May 1, 2015 Midnight to Midnight.

Be a part of the excitement; Be a Booster; Be a Team Member; Be a Cheerleader, see the church bulletin board for more information.

Habitat for Humanity House #82 is in the works WORKERS needed in June!

If you would like to VOLUNTEER please see Lee Echtenkamp, the house is on 1324 E 8th Street Grand Island, NE, June 6 will be footing’s day and June 13 is crawlspace/floors and June 20 forms/pour crawlspace walls. June 20 is the best day if our church is helping only one day.

 

HLHS Presents “Who’s In Charge? or Rodney, the Ultimate Gift to Theater”

On April 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. Heartland Lutheran High School will present the comedy, “Who’s In Charge? or Rodney, the Ultimate Gift to Theater” in the HLHS gym. Come prepared to laugh as we find out just how a football coach who knows nothing of theater directs a band of quirky actors to perform Shakespeare! Tickets may be purchased in advance from the school office or at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students (K-12) and kids 5 and under are free.

 

Upcoming Events at Camp Luther!

  • Spring Work Day – Sat. May 2nd
  • Camp Luther Weekend – June 6-7
  • Summer Camp Registration – Go and Proclaim – register at campluther.org
  • Future Leaders – For High School students who would like to serve at Camp Luther this summer find the application and more information online at campluther.org.
  • His Kids Camp @ Camp Luther, 2015 Servant Event Dates posted on the church bulletin board. Don’t miss this amazing local opportunity for your group to do impactful ministry this summer at Camp Luther.

For all this and more you may see the posters located on the church bulletin board or visit Camp Luther’s website www.campluther.org.

 

“40” Film “Night at the Movies”

Peace Lutheran Church, Grand Island NE; Friday and Saturday April 17-18 at 7:00 pm; Presented by “Loving Life” talk show host Ann Bowen of Nebraskans United for Life of Omaha. For more information please see the church bulletin board.

This Week in SUNDAY School - April 12, 2015

Today in Sunday School, we study “Jesus Reinstates Peter.” We are all like Peter in our words and actions, denying our Lord and weeping bitterly over what we have done. We are in need of the same comfort that Peter received—the comfort of sins forgiven and the assurance that even though we are faithless, Jesus will remain faithful. You might discuss, “How did Peter express his sorrow and repentance? What specific directions did Jesus give to Peter?”

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 22, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, March 22nd – 5th Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

………………………………………………. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website….www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

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

Trey Schultz………………………………………………………………… Acolyte

Rob Serr/Joshua Harders……………………………………………. Ushers

Sydnie Budde/Emily Neppl……………………………… Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz…………………………………………………………………. Altar

Holdrege Ne………………………………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

Kassidy/Karry…………………………………………………… Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 3/22     60 Members…………………………………. 11 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 3/22          $1,595.02………………………….. General Fund

$170.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$218.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Bob Hadenfeldt at Home.
  • Lelia Luhn at Good Sam GI
  • Leland Brethauer (Gordon’s father) at GI Good Sam Room 303
  • Shirley Volquardsen at Home.
  • Bernard Harders who underwent surgery for Lung Cancer last week in Omaha.
  • Megan Navrath (Pastor Carl Wenck’s daughter).
  • Clayton Tinnelly (friend of Carly Callahan) who suffered a heart attack and underwent 5 bypasses heart surgery last week.
  • Allison Lavelle who was received into membership this morning through Adult Confirmation.

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)  / Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)  /  Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:.

Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

Lorraine Harders – March 22, Rose Bredthauer – March 23,

Don Schnase – March 23 Ethan Frankforter – March 24,

Tab Kilzer – March 27, Richard Hadenfeldt – March 28,

Dorothy Schultz – March 28

Comfort Dog Basket Auction  Plans for the 3rd annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway.  If you would like to donate a basket, please contact any member of the Moses Comfort Dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church, and auction will end Easter morning. Thank you for your support!

 

Lilies to decorate our Church Easter morning

The Chancel Guild is collecting donations for the purchase of Easter Lilies that will decorate our church on Easter Morning; any amount donated would be greatly appreciated. Please see Donna Schultz if you would like to donate or if you have any questions.

 

 

This Week at Church

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

 

Sunday March 22..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

.. HLHS RED/BLUE Auction

Moses to Holdrege/Cambridge

Monday March 23….. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday March 24…

Wednesday March 25…. Men’s / Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

Moses to Blessed Sacrament GI

5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

Lenten Supper – ABC Day Care serves 6:00 pm

Lent Worship Service [Ironies Of The Passion “Et Tu?” [Luke 23:32, 39-43]]  7:30 pm

Thursday March 26…7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

…………. Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Friday March 27…………………………………………………

Saturday March 28.

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Centura Hills; RAIN or SHINE; Reg. begins at 9:15 am

Sunday March 29 Palm Sunday

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

…… Comfort Dog Mtg 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

… Worship Services/Communion 10:30 am

Save the Dates.

Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

Easter Sunrise Worship April 5, 7:00 a.m. with LYF Breakfast following

Ladies Aid MATCHING FUND for Building Fund – 10 a.m. BREAKFAST BURRITOS Sunday, April 12

. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

2nd Annual Cairo Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday July 10th

2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27

Plan NOW to HELP with Vacation Bible School (VOLUNTEER with the Church Office) May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please let Lisa Harders know. Help is needed with Opening / Closing / Story Time / Music / Crafts / Snack / Recess / Group Leaders / Monetarily / Prayers.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 JJ.

 

Building Fund MATCHING Event by the Ladies Aid

The Ladies Aid will be serving breakfast burritos on Sunday, April 12, at 10:00 am to raise funds to be used for improvements in the parsonage. They will match any funds that are given for this project up to $500.00.

 

Readings for this Sunday

 

Old Testament Reading……… Jeremiah 31:31–34

31“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

 

Epistle….. Hebrews 5:7–9

7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,

 Holy Gospel……………….. Mark 10:35–45

35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to [Jesus] and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

Rev. Kurt Busskohl and the “Ironies of the Passion” Every Wednesday

Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 25, 2015 – “Et tu?” / Palm Sunday Worship with Communion, Sunday March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion, Thursday April 2, 2015 – “That We Might Eat The Passover”

Good Friday Worship, Friday April 3, 2015 – “The Greatest Irony of All”

Easter Sunrise Worship/Communion with Pastor Fandrey at 7:00 a.m. with the LYF Breakfast following Worship.

 

10th Anual Easter Egg Hunt    

Saturday, March 28, 2015; Centura Hills Golf Club; Registration begins at 9:15; Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. SHARP! RAIN or SHINE wear appropriate clothing. Age divisions are Birth-3yrs of age; 4-6 yr. olds; 7-9 yr. olds. Volunteers and donations are welcome contact Charity Adams 308-379-9119 If you have any questions contact Charity or Ron Harder at 308-485-4650; or visit the Cairo website at http://cairocommunity.com/easter-egg-hunt or you may sign up for the Cairo Newsletter by texting the CAIRO to 22828.

 

 

Trinity Lutheran School Color Run 2015

Honoring Educators; Saturday, April 25th; Trinity Lutheran School Parking Lot 208 W 13th Street, GI, NE;

1 Mile Fun Run 8:30 am; 5K Run 9:00 am

Registration Information Available at bit.ly/tlscholorrun

For more information see http://trinitylutherancolorrun.weebly.com

 

MAN FEAST 2015

Sunday, April 12, Man Feast 2015 (Men only event); The Benham Brothers (HGTV show FLIP IT FORWARD cancelled because of their Christian beliefs) Peace Lutheran Church, GI. The Man Feast is sponsored by the Iron Men, the men’s ministry of Peace. Doors open at 4:30 pm and the event begins at 5 pm. A meal will be served at 5:30 pm with the Benham Brothers speaking around 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are on sale from March 1-31.  More information may be found on the church website peacelutherangi.org or by contacting Rick Huls at 308-380-3697 or rhuls@live.com

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 22, 2015

“The Widow’s Mite” serves as the focus of the Sunday School lesson for today. Just as the widow gave all she had to God, trusting Him to provide and care for her, so Jesus gave His all for us, who fail to trust in God for all things. Consider discussing, “How was the widow’s offering different from the others? How has God given us His greatest treasure?”

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 8, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, March 8th – 3rd Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

. Moses Comfort Dog

. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

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

Trey Schultz………………………………………………………………… Acolyte

Rob Serr/Joshua Harders……………………………………………. Ushers

Sydnie B/Emily N…………………………………………….. Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz…………………………………………………………………. Altar

Shawn Harders…………………………………………………………….. Moses

Tim Lemburg/Richard Hadenfeldt………………………………… Elders

………………………………………………………………………… Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 3/1   102 Members  …………………………………. 22 Visitors

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 3/1            $3,455.01………………………….. General Fund

$248.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Ben Wilson recovering at home 1115 W 10th GI Ne. 68801
  • Bob Hadenfeldt at Tiffany Square in skilled care room 609.
  • Lelia Luhn at Good Sam GI
  • Leland Brethauer (Gordon’s father) at GI Good Sam Room 303
  • Shirley Volquardsen at St Francis Med. Ctr. Room 613

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:…..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: ..

Gordon Bredthauer ♥ – March 9, Les Hargens – March 11

Barb Teichmeier – March 12, Mark Rasmussen – March 14

 

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped with the parsonage updates and repairs over the past week!!

 

Cairo VOL. Fire Dept. Annual Smorgasbord

Cairo Community Center; Sat. March 14th; 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door Adults $8/Kids $5 (12 $ under Free); Pre-Ticket sales at Cairo Pathway Bank, Cairo Pathway Ins. And Cairo Village Hall; RAFFLES and PRIZES!; For takeout meals please call Jamie at 308-390-1864. For more information see the church bulletin board or Cairo Community website at www.cairocommunity.com

Comfort Dog Basket Auction - Plans for the 3rd annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway.  If you would like to donate a basket, please contact any member of the Moses Comfort Dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church, and auction will end Easter morning. Thank you for your support!

 

This Week at Church

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

Sunday March 8…….

… Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……. Ladies Aid Mtg. 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday March 9…………………

Tuesday March 10……….

Wednesday March 11

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

Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

Lenten Supper – ABC serves 6:00 pm

.. Lent Worship Service   7:30 pm

[Ironies Of The Passion  “What Blood Buys” (Matthew 27:6-10)]

Thursday March 12……

Moses to GI (Wedgewood/Tiffany Square/Country House

.. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

…………. M & M mtg. 8 pm

Friday March 13…………………

Saturday March 14…….Moses to Gretna

Sunday March 15……………………………………………………………..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

.Fellowship (LYF Serves) – 10 am

..Worship Services 10:30 am

..Cairo Senior Center Dinner 11-1

…. Moses to Omaha

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Save the Dates……………………………………………..

Lent Worship (7:30 pm) with suppers (6 pm) Weds. Feb 25 – March 25

Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Smorgasbord March 14 at Cairo Community Center 4:30-8 pm

HLHS Red/Blue Dinner & Auction March 22, 2015 (See HLHS Bulletin Board for more Information)

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Centura Hills Golf Club; March 28; RAIN or SHINE; Reg. begins at 9:15 am

Holy Week Worship Palm Sunday March 29; Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

. Easter Sunrise Worship April 5, 7:00 a.m. with LYF Breakfast following

. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

.. 2nd Annual Cairo Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday July 10th

. 2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27

 

Red and Blue Dinner and Auction March 22, 2015

Get your tickets now from a HLHS Delegate (Gene Hadenfeldt, Jan Hadenfeldt or Brent & Kassidy Gascho) tickets are presently $60 although their face value is $70 until February 28. HLHS is accepting donations to the auction contact one of the delegates or HLHS if you have items to donate.

 

Plan NOW to HELP with Vacation Bible School (VOLUNTEER with the Church Office) May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please let Lisa Harders know. Help is needed with Opening / Closing / Story Time / Music / Crafts / Snack / Recess / Group Leaders / Monetarily / Prayers.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015; Centura Hills Golf Club; Registration begins at 9:15; Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. SHARP! RAIN or SHINE wear appropriate clothing. Age divisions are Birth-3yrs of age; 4-6 yr. olds; 7-9 yr. olds. Volunteers and donations are welcome contact Charity Adams 308-379-9119 If you have any questions contact Charity or Ron Harder at 308-485-4650; or visit the Cairo website at http://cairocommunity.com/easter-egg-hunt or you may sign up for the Cairo Newsletter by texting the CAIRO to 22828.

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI

Grief Recovery support group – GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. These sessions are facilitated by trained leaders. Feb. 24 & Feb. 26, childcare will be available upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting time. There is more information on the church bulletin board or you may call Trinity Lutheran at 308-382-0753 or you may go to www.griefshare.org or trinitylutherangi.org.

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 JJ.

 

Readings for this Sunday

 

Old Testament Reading………..Exodus 20:1–17

1And God spoke all these words, saying, 2“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3“You shall have no other gods before me. 4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. 13“You shall not murder. 14“You shall not commit adultery. 15“You shall not steal. 16“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

 

Epistle……….. 1 Corinthians 1:22–25

22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

Holy Gospel………….. John 2:13–22

13The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

 

Ash Wednesday / Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

Rev. Kurt Busskohl and the “Ironies of the Passion” Every Wednesday Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 – “What Blood Buys” / Wednesday March 18, 2015 – “Not Worth Believing”

Wednesday March 25, 2015 – “Et tu?” / Palm Sunday Worship with Communion, Sunday March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion, Thursday April 2, 2015 – “That We Might Eat The Passover”

Good Friday Worship, Friday April 3, 2015 – “The Greatest Irony of All”

Easter Sunrise Worship/Communion with Pastor Fandrey at 7:00 a.m. with the LYF Breakfast following Worship.

 

LWML News

LWML Planning Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 11, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 350 N 8th Avenue, Burwell, Ne.  Coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. and meeting starting at 9:30.  All society presidents and zone board members should attend this meeting.  If you are no longer the president of your society, please forward this to the appropriate person.  If the president cannot attend, please send another representative from your group; also, a reminder to bring your used printer cartridges.

2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – 36th Biennial Convention

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015; Iowa Events Center – Des Moines, Iowa Our district will have 2 YWR’s that will be selected to go to Des Moines. Deadline is Jan. 1st, 2015 to apply for YWR (Young Woman Representative) Please see Donna Harders for applications. Convention Theme; Bountiful! Sow • Nourish • Reap

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 8, 2015

Students in Sunday School today explore the story “Jesus Clears the Temple.” Jesus’ cleansing of the temple carries a twofold message for the Jews and for us: first, that the true Lord of the temple was here in the flesh and, second and more important, that Jesus is the true temple, who houses and perfects us, raising our bodies to be like His. Parents could ask, “Why did Jesus clear the temple? How is Jesus our temple?”

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 1, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, March 1st – 2nd Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

…. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…. Moses Comfort Dog

… ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

Bev Gilbert………………………………………………………………… Organist

Emily Neppl…………………………………………………………………. Acolyte

Rob Serr/Joshua Harders……………………………………………. Ushers

Trey Schultz/Spencer Meyer…………………………… Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz…………………………………………………………………. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………………………………. Moses

Scott Reynolds/Tim Lemburg……………………………………….. Elders

Ladies Aid……………………………………………………….. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 2/22   79 Members  …………………………………. 10 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 2/22          $4,778.34………………………….. General Fund

$1,766.00……………………………………. Missions

$2,000.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Ben Wilson recovering at home 1115 W 10th GI Ne. 68801
  • Bob Hadenfeldt at Tiffany Square in skilled care room 609.
  • Lelia Luhn
  • Leland Brethauer (Gordon’s father) at GI Good Sam Room 303
  • For the Family of Darlene Harders, Darlene’s funeral was last Friday here at Christ Cairo.

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

McLain Adams – Feb. 29, Elaine Wilson – March 1,

Jerry Meyer – March 6, Jeff Harders – March 7,

Kevin Harders – March 7, Harold Plejdrup Jr. – March 7

 

 

Comfort Dog Basket Auction - Plans for the 3rd annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway.  If you would like to donate a basket, please contact any member of the Moses Comfort Dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church, and auction will end Easter morning. Thank you for your support!

 

This Week at Church

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

 

Sunday March 1…..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

.Fellowship (Ladies Aid Serve) – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

. Congregational Mtg. at 11:45 am

Monday March 2……………………… Moses to Utica

Tuesday March 3………PWC 7 pm

Wednesday March 4………..

Men/Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

…… 5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

… Lenten Supper – Gordon Bredthauer Family Serves 6:00 pm

.. Lent Worship Service [Ironies Of The Passion  “See To It Himself” (Matthew 27:1-5)] 7:30 pm

Thursday March 5………… Moses to Ravenna

……. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

Friday March 6………………………….

Saturday March 7………………………………………. Daylight Savings Time Begins SPRING time forward Sunday at 2:00 am!

HELP Spruce up the PARSONAGE Party - We will be getting together Saturday, March 7th, 2015; 9:00 a.m. at the church parsonage to paint every room and tear up all the old flooring. We will need people to help in many areas ex:/cleaning, tearing up, painting, preparing meals, etc. If you would like to volunteer please just show up or call Gary Harders (308) 390-1012.

Sunday March 8……………………………………………………………….

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

…….. Ladies Aid Mtg 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

.Worship Services 10:30 am

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Save the Dates……..

Lent Worship (7:30 pm) with suppers (6 pm) Weds. Feb 25 – March 25

Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept. Smorgasbord March 14 4:30-8 pm

HLHS Red/Blue Dinner & Auction March 22, 2015 (See HLHS Bulletin Board for more Information)

Holy Week Worship Palm Sunday March 29; Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

Easter Sunrise Worship April 5, 7:00 a.m. with LYF Breakfast following

.. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

.. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

….. 2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27

 

Red and Blue Dinner and Auction March 22, 2015 Get your tickets now from a HLHS Delegate (Gene Hadenfeldt, Jan Hadenfeldt or Brent & Kassidy Gascho) tickets are presently $60 although their face value is $70 until February 28. HLHS is accepting donations to the auction contact one of the delegates or HLHS if you have items to donate.

 

 

Plan NOW to HELP with Vacation Bible School (VOLUNTEER with the Church Office) May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please let Lisa Harders know. Help is needed with Opening / Closing / Story Time / Music / Crafts / Snack / Recess / Group Leaders / Monetarily / Prayers.

 

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting CardsThey are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI – Grief Recovery support group – GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. These sessions are facilitated by trained leaders. Feb. 24 & Feb. 26, childcare will be available upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting time. There is more information on the church bulletin board or you may call Trinity Lutheran at 308-382-0753 or you may go to www.griefshare.org or trinitylutherangi.org.

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 JJ.

 

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading….. Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16

1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. . . .15And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

 

Epistle…………… Romans 5:1–11

1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

Holy Gospel……… Mark 8:27–38

27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.  31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”  34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37 For what can a man give in return for his life? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

Ash Wednesday / Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

Rev. Kurt Busskohl and the “Ironies of the Passion” Every Wednesday Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 25, 2015 – “The Greatest What?” / Wednesday March 4, 2015 – “See To It Himself”

Wednesday March 11, 2015 – “What Blood Buys” / Wednesday March 18, 2015 – “Not Worth Believing”

Wednesday March 25, 2015 – “Et tu?” / Palm Sunday Worship with Communion, Sunday March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion, Thursday April 2, 2015 – “That We Might Eat The Passover”

Good Friday Worship, Friday April 3, 2015 – “The Greatest Irony of All”

Easter Sunrise Worship/Communion with Pastor Fandrey at 7:00 a.m. with the LYF Breakfast following Worship.

 

LWML News

The LWML Planning Meeting for the Spring Workshop will be held, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at St.John’s Lutheran Church, 350 N 8th Avenue, Burwell, Ne.  Coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. and meeting starting at 9:30.  All society presidents and zone board members should attend this meeting.  If you are no longer the president of your society, please forward this to the appropriate person.  If the president cannot attend, please send another representative from your group. Also, a reminder to bring your used printer cartridges.

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 1, 2015

Today the Sunday School students study the account “Jesus Calms a Storm.” Just as Jesus calmed the storm with His Word for the frightened disciples, so He calms and ends the storm of sin and death by taking our sin upon Himself and dying in our place so we may live eternally. Consider discussing, “What did Jesus do to calm the storm? How does Jesus calm the storms in our life?

Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 22, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 – 1st Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………….. Moses Comfort Dog

………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

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

Trey Schultz………………………………………………………………… Acolyte

Ryan Marr/Jordan Mrkvicka………………………………………… Ushers

Sydnie Budde/Emily Neppl……………………………… Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

ABC…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 2/15   94 Members  …………………………………. 22 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 2/15          $1,955.01………………………….. General Fund

$60.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$279.56………………………… Special Mission

$191.02…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 

 

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Ben Wilson recovering at home 1115 W 10th GI Ne. 68801
  • Phil Luhn recovering at home.
  • Bob Hadenfeldt at Tiffany Square in skilled care room 609.
  • Lelia Luhn
  • Leland Brethauer (Gordon’s father) at GI Good Sam Room 303
  • Charity Marr’s biological mother Cynthia who will have major surgery on Feb. 23 in Denver Co.

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25, David & Barb Rasmussen – Feb. 25

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: .

Tara Janda – Feb. 23, Brian Hansen – Feb. 24, Laurie Ocana – Feb. 27

Morgan Dibbern – Feb 28, Ryan Harders – Feb 28

 

This Morning we WELCOME Jacob Bartley to Christ Lutheran, Cairo by transfer of membership from Zion Lutheran, Hastings NE.

 

Pre-Call Meeting Mon. Feb. 23rd w/Pres. Sommerfield and Rev McReynolds all members welcome 7 pm here at the church.

 

This Week at Church

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

 

Sunday February 22..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

…………………………….. Shirley Volquardsen Family Noon – ??

Monday February 23…….Chancel Mtg. 6:30 pm

Pre-Call Meeting w/Pres. Sommerfield and Pastor McReynolds All Members WELCOME – 7::00 pm

Tuesday February 24..

Wednesday February 25….. Men/Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

.. 5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

………. Lenten Supper – LYF Serves (Baked Potato Bar) 6:00 pm

Lent Worship Service [Ironies Of The Passion “The Greatest What?” (Luke 22:21-24)] 7:30 pm

Thursday February 26……………………………………………………….

7 & 8 grade Confirmation (NOTE Time change) 4:00 pm

Elder’s Mtg (NOTE Time change) 7 pm

Friday February 27…

Saturday February 28…………………………

New Hope Christian School Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction Feb 28, 5-8:30 pm

Sunday March 1…….

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

……… Worship Services 10:30 am

Save the Dates……………………………………………..

Lent Worship (7:30 pm) with suppers (6 pm) Weds. Feb 25 – March 25

Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept. Smorgasbord March 14 4:30-8 pm

.. HLHS Red/Blue Dinner & Auction March 22, 2015 (See HLHS Bulletin Board for more Information)

.. Holy Week Worship Palm Sunday March 29; Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

…… Easter Sunrise Worship April 5, 7:00 a.m. with LYF Breakfast following

……. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

…….. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

….. 2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27

 

Red and Blue Dinner and Auction March 22, 2015 Get your tickets now from a HLHS Delegate (Gene Hadenfeldt, Jan Hadenfeldt or Brent & Kassidy Gascho) tickets are presently $60 although their face value is $70 until February 28. HLHS is accepting donations to the auction contact one of the delegates or HLHS if you have items to donate.

 

 

Plan NOW to HELP with Vacation Bible School (VOLUNTEER with the Church Office) May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please let Lisa Harders know.

Help is needed with Opening / Closing / Story Time / Music / Crafts / Snack / Recess / Group Leaders / Monetarily / Prayers.

 

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards

They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

New Hope Christian School All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed & Auction

Saturday, Feb. 28; Cairo Community Center; 5:00-8:30 pm Free will offering to benefit New Hope Christian School and silent auction Items include meat bundles, jewelry, outdoor activities, indoor decorations lots of items for everyone man, woman and child!

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI – Grief Recovery support group – GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. These sessions are facilitated by trained leaders. Feb. 24 & Feb. 26, childcare will be available upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting time. There is more information on the church bulletin board or you may call Trinity Lutheran at 308-382-0753 or you may go to www.griefshare.org or trinitylutherangi.org.

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 JJ.

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading….. Genesis 22:1-18

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

Epistle……… James 1:12-18

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Holy Gospel….. Mark 1:9-15

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday / Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

Rev. Kurt Busskohl and the “Ironies of the Passion” Every Wednesday Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 25, 2015 – “The Greatest What?” / Wednesday March 4, 2015 – “See To It Himself”

Wednesday March 11, 2015 – “What Blood Buys” / Wednesday March 18, 2015 – “Not Worth Believing”

Wednesday March 25, 2015 – “Et tu?” / Palm Sunday Worship with Communion, Sunday March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion, Thursday April 2, 2015 – “That We Might Eat The Passover”

Good Friday Worship, Friday April 3, 2015 – “The Greatest Irony of All”

Easter Sunrise Worship/Communion with Pastor Fandrey at 7:00 a.m. with the LYF Breakfast following Worship.

 

LWML News

The LWML Planning Meeting for the Spring Workshop will be held, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at St.John’s Lutheran Church, 350 N 8th Avenue, Burwell, Ne.  Coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. and meeting starting at 9:30.  All society presidents and zone board members should attend this meeting.  If you are no longer the president of your society, please forward this to the appropriate person.  If the president cannot attend, please send another representative from your group. Also, a reminder to bring your used printer cartridges.

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - February 22, 2015

The story “Jesus Heals Jairus’s Daughter” serves as the focus of Sunday School today. Just as Jesus by Word and touch raised the dead girl to life, so by His Word and Sacraments, He kills and buries death and raises us to eternal life. Questions for discussion include, “How did Jesus heal this little girl? How does Jesus heal us from the sickness of sin?”

Announcements & Readings for Sunday Feb. 15, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………… Moses Comfort Dog

………………… ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

……………………………………………………………………………………….. PWC

Spencer Meyer……………………………………………………………. Acolyte

Ryan Marr/Jordan Mrkvicka………………………………………… Ushers

Trey Schultz/Sydnie Budde…………………………….. Usher Helpers

LaNell Kohtz……………………………………………………………………. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 2/8   60 Members     …………………………………. 11 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 2/8            $2,620.04………………………….. General Fund

$412.00……………………………………. Missions

$100.10…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Ben Wilson recovering at home 1115 W 10th GI Ne. 68801
  • Phil Luhn recovering at the St Francis Guest House.
  • Bob Hadenfeldt at Tiffany Square in skilled care room 609.
  • Lelia Luhn at St Francis Medical Center. Room 314
  • Leland Brethauer (Gordon’s father) at St Francis Med Ctr ICU
  • Charity Marr’s biological mother Cynthia who will have major surgery on Feb. 23 in Denver Co.

Suffering from Cancer

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law) Diagnosed with Leukemia.

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother) is undergoing treatment for cancer of the pancreas.

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

Ryker Brandt (1yr old son of Cody & Leslie Brandt)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

Larry Hadenfeldt – Feb 15, Brian Tonniges – Feb 15,

Tucker Eriksen – Feb 16 Tiffany Schultz – Feb 16,

Lee Echtenkamp – Feb 18, Shirley Volquardsen – Feb 19,

Ryan Dibbern – Feb 20 Vernon Harders – Feb 20,

Dave Rasmussen – Feb 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb 20

  Pre-Call Meeting Mon. Feb. 23rd w/Pres. Sommerfield and Rev McReynolds all members welcome 7 pm here at the church.

 

Lenten Supper Times available

If your group or an individual family would like to serve supper on one of the Wednesday evening Lenten Worship, please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window.

 

This Week at Church

 

Sunday February 15

…….. Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……………………………………….. Comfort Dog Mtg 9:15 am

………………………………………… Fellowship – 10 am

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

…………………………….. Cairo Senior Center Sunday Dinner 11-1

…………… TONIGHT ♥ LYF Valentine Banquet 5:30 pm

Monday February 16…………………… Presidents Day

………………………………………………….. All Day Sewing 9 am

Tuesday February 17….

Wednesday February 18………………… Ash Wednesday

…………………. Men/Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

……………………………. ABC Chapel 3:30 pm

………………. 5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

…………….. Lenten Supper – Ladies Aide Serves 6:00 pm

Ash Wednesday Worship Service w/Communion 7:30 pm

Thursday February19………….. Moses to GI

………. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

Friday February 20……

Saturday February 21………..

Sunday February 22

………. Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

…………. Fellowship – 10 am

……………… Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday February 23

Pre-Call Meeting w/Pres. Sommerfield and Pastor McReynolds 7::00 pm

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Save the Dates.

………. New Hope Christian School Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction Feb 28, 5-8:30 pm

…………………… Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept. Smorgasbord March 14 4:30-8 pm

……………. Lent Worship with suppers Weds. Feb 25 – March 25

…… Holy Week Worship Palm Sunday March 29; Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

.. Easter Sunrise Worship April 5, 7:00 a.m. with LYF Breakfast following

…. HLHS Red/Blue Dinner & Auction March 22, 2015 (See HLHS Bulletin Board for more Information)

…………… Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

…………… Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

 

Red and Blue Dinner and Auction March 22, 2015 Get your tickets now from a HLHS Delegate (Gene Hadenfeldt, Jan Hadenfeldt or Brent & Kassidy Gascho) tickets are presently $60 although their face value is $70 until February 28. HLHS is accepting donations to the auction contact one of the delegates or HLHS if you have items to donate.

 

If your group is serving during Fellowship you are responsible for starting the Coffee…….If anyone would like to volunteer for this job please let the church office know.

 

Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evenings if necessary.

You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

 

Plan NOW to HELP with Vacation Bible School (VOLUNTEER with the Church Office) May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us! At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose! If you are interested in helping in any way with VBS please let Lisa Harders know.

Help is needed with Opening / Closing / Story Time / Music / Crafts / Snack / Recess / Group Leaders / Monetarily / Prayers.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards

 They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

New Hope Christian School All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed & Auction

Saturday, Feb. 28; Cairo Community Center; 5:00-8:30 pm Free will offering to benefit New Hope Christian School and silent auction Items include meat bundles, jewelry, outdoor activities, indoor decorations lots of items for everyone man, woman and child!

Psalm and Readings for this Sunday………….. Psalm 99:1-5  

P:            The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!

C:            He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

P:            The LORD is great in Zion:

C:            He is exalted over all the peoples.

P:            Let them praise Your great and awesome name!

C:            Holy is He!

P:            The King in His might loves justice.

C:            You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness.

P:            Exalt the LORD our God; worship at His footstool!

C:            Holy is He!

Old Testament Reading…… 2 Kings 2:1-12

Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. And Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD will take away your master from over you?” And he said, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.” Elijah said to him, “Elisha, please stay here, for the LORD has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD will take away your master from over you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.” Then Elijah said to him, “Please stay here, for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the sons of the prophets also went and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his cloak and rolled it up and struck the water, and the water was parted to the one side and to the other, till the two of them could go over on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” And he said, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it shall be so for you, but if you do not see me, it shall not be so.” And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it and he cried, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” And he saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

Epistle……. 2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6

Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Holy Gospel…. Mark 9:2-9

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday / Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

Rev. Kurt Busskohl and the “Ironies of the Passion” Every Wednesday Lenten Supper at 6:00 pm and Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Worship with Communion, Wednesday February 18, 2015 – “He Speaks the Truth”

Wednesday February 25, 2015 – “The Greatest What?” / Wednesday March 4, 2015 – “See To It Himself”

Wednesday March 11, 2015 – “What Blood Buys” / Wednesday March 18, 2015 – “Not Worth Believing”

Wednesday March 25, 2015 – “Et tu?” / Palm Sunday Worship with Communion, Sunday March 29, 2015

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion, Thursday April 2, 2015 – “That We Might Eat The Passover”

Good Friday Worship, Friday April 3, 2015 – “The Greatest Irony of All”

Easter Sunrise Worship/Communion with Pastor Fandrey at 7:00 a.m. with the LYF Breakfast following Worship.

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - February 15, 2015

On this Transfiguration Sunday, the Sunday School students have studied the story of “The Transfiguration.” In the Transfiguration, we see Jesus as the pure and holy Son of God, whose perfect righteousness is given to us through God’s Word and Sacraments. Parents could ask, “What did Jesus reveal to His disciples about Himself in the Transfiguration? What does God’s Word reveal to us about

Jesus?”

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI

Grief Recovery support group – GriefShare is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. These sessions are facilitated by trained leaders. Childcare will be available upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting time. There is more information on the church bulletin board or you may call Trinity Lutheran at 308-382-0753 or you may go to www.griefshare.org or trinitylutherangi.org.

 

LWML News

The LWML Planning Meeting for the Spring Workshop will be held, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at  St.John’s Lutheran Church, 350 N 8th Avenue, Burwell, Ne.  Coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. and meeting starting at 9:30.  All society presidents and zone board members should attend this meeting.  If you are no longer the president of your society, please forward this to the appropriate person.  If the president cannot attend, please send another representative from your group. Also, a reminder to bring your used printer cartridges.

 

ABC Kids News

Wednesday Jan 21st, Gary conducted chapel with the preschool/ school age kids and they learned about how to be a leader and follow Jesus as Peter, John, James and Andrew did.   We ended chapel with the Lords Prayer, which they will start learning!!

Thursday Jan 22nd, Paul and Moses came and visited the children and read a story about Adam and Eve, and what special job God gave Adam. Although I think the kids were more interested in Moses then anything!!! The childcare/Preschool has been going great and the Staff would like to thank you for your continued support!

 

Sunday Morning Humor

A Little boys Prayer – “Dear God, please take care of my daddy and my mommy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and my cat and me. Oh, please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we’re gonna be in a big mess.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec 21

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

 

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 – 4th Sunday of Advent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey…………………. (308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

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

……………… Moses Comfort Dog

………………. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey……………………………………… Vacancy Pastor

PWC………………………………………………………………………….. Organist

Sydnie Budde……………………………………………………………… Acolyte

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

Trey Schultz/Sydnie Budde…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt………………………………………………………………… Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 12/14    131 Members………………………………. 20 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 12/14       $3,360.02………………………….. General Fund

$329.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Ben Wilson at St Francis Medical Center
  • Phil Luhn at St Francis Med Ctr Skilled Care
  • Cheryl Deines mother Virginia Johnson
  • Don Schultz at St Francis Medical Center

 Suffering from Cancer

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister); Ryker Brandt (1yr old son of Cody & Leslie Brandt); Barry Schultz (Don Schultz Son); Brian Rossi (Jason Hadenfeldt’s brother-in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:………………………………………………………….. Pastor Glen & Blenda Keylon – Dec. 21

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: …………………………………………………..

Shari Hadenfeldt – Dec. 22, Jim Schultz – Dec. 23, Betty Critel – Dec. 25

Brian Rasmussen – Dec. 25, Emily Harders – Dec. 26,

Elizabeth Schweitzer – Dec. 26, Norman Hadenfeldt ♥– Dec 27

 

The Candy Committee will be collecting money this morning following worship for the Christmas Eve candy gift bags see Gordon Bredthauer.

T There will be a basket in the back of the church this morning for your monetary donations towards the Community Christmas Dinner Fund.

Just a Reminder that Worship times have changed for Christ Lutheran

  • 9:00 am Sunday School
  • 10:00 am Fellowship
  • Worship Service with Pastor James E Fandrey 10:30 a.m.

T   Please keep in mind Sunday school and Fellowship times may be adjusted after the first of the year.

T   If your group is serving during Fellowship you are responsible for starting the Coffee…….If anyone would like to volunteer for this job please let the church office know.

T   Pastor Fandrey will be in the office on Thursday afternoons and evening. If you would like you may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office.

The Readings for Today

Old Testament Reading.          Deuteronomy 18:15–19

Epistle… Philippians 4:4–7

Holy Gospel.  John 1:19–28

 

This Week at Church

Sunday December 21……Sunday School / Christmas Program practice at 9:00 am

.Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 pm

Divine Service I 10:30 am

Monday December 22……………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday December 23…. Community Christmas Dinner Meal Prep Day (Bring your own tools) at Community Center 1:00 pm

Wednesday December 24…….Children’s Christmas Eve Program 6:30 pm

Thursday December 25…………………………….. Christmas Day

……………………… Everyone WELCOME complimentary Community Christmas Dinner at Cairo Community Center at Noon

Friday December 26..

Saturday December 27…..

Save the Dates………… HLHS Red/Blue Dinner & Auction March 22, 2015 (See HLHS Bulletin Board for more Information)

Community Christmas Dinner Everyone is WELCOME to the complimentary Christmas dinner on Thursday, December 25th starting at Noon at the Cairo Community Center sponsored by the local churches.

PLEASE Contact Marvin Roth at 308-485-4614 if you would like to volunteer to help. Marvin needs volunteers Tuesday Dec. 23rd a 1:00 pm to help with pre-dinner preparations, please bring your own potato peelers/knives. Marvin would also like several volunteers to help serve dinner and clean up on Christmas Day. T If you would like to donate monetarily there will be a basket at the back of the church following worship this morning or they have set up a fund at Pathway Bank for the Community Christmas Fund.

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

Women’s Bible Study There will be a NEW Morning Bible study beginning Wednesday Jan. 7th at 8:00 am. Quenched: Christ’s Living Water for a Thirsty Soul is for both new Christians and Christians going through spiritual dehydration. Author Donna Pyle has been both—new Christian and tired veteran Christian—so she writes from first-hand experience. Her “been-there-done-that” approach to affirmation and encouragement is welcomed by readers feeling confused or ashamed about living out their witness to Christ.  Regardless of the state you’re in, you will be lead to the life-giving waters of Christ’s grace, mercy, and hope. Pyle writes with honesty and humor as she points readers to the Gospel message of forgiveness and salvation, and emphasizes that it is only Christ and His grace that quench the parched soul.

It is that time of year to update the Church Records…

 

Please complete the information below: (Even if nothing has changed and for your college students).

 

Name – ________________________________________________________

 

Address – ________________________________________________________

 

Home Phone – ________________________________________________________

 

Cell Phone -________________________________________________________

 

Email – ________________________________________________________

 

In this fast paced day in age it is so important to stay in touch and can be done very easily by email or phone message from the church.

Please return to the Church office

Thank you for your help in keeping the Church records up to date.

Old Testament Reading                                                                                             Deuteronomy 18:15–19

15“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.’”
Epistle                                                                                                                                        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                                                                                                                                     John 1:19–28

19This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.” 24(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Announcements and Readings for 11-30-14

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – Glen D. Keylon, Pastor

 

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 – 1st Sunday of Advent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Pastor Keylon…………………………………………………. (308) 379-5084  revfarm1@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

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

……………………………. Moses Comfort Dog

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

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Pastor Glen Keylon………………………………………………………. Pastor

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

Spencer Meyer……………………………………………………………. Acolyte

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

Trey Schultz/Sydnie Budde…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………………………………… Altar

Shawn Harders…………………………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

LYF…………………………………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 11/23    79 Members………………………………… 10 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 11/23       $2,215.03………………………….. General Fund

$198.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$30.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Kim Dibbern (Steve’s wife) recovering at home.
  • Ben Wilson at St Francis Medical Center
  • Phil Luhn at St Francis Med Ctr. injured on the job and had surgery on his legs.
  • Brian Rossi (Jason Hadenfeldt’s brother-in-law) and family need prayers for strength and comfort Brain has been fighting Cancer for a long time.

 Suffering from Cancer

Gordon Bredthauer; Earl Knuth (Nathan’s father); Julie Stevenson; Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister);  Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s sister); Ryker Brandt (1yr old son of Cody & Leslie Brandt) diagnosed with cancer at Children’s Hospital: Barry Schultz (Don Schultz Son) diagnosed with Liver Cancer.

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:………………………………………………..

Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov 30, Carl & Allison Sokol – Nov 30,

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: ……………………………………………….

Emily & Eon Lemburg – Dec. 3, Rick Leth – Dec. 3, Steve Hansen – Dec. 4

Sheyanne Harders – Dec. 4, Blenda Keylon – Dec. 4, Tim Knott – Dec. 5,

Ryan Marsh – Dec. 5

You are INVITED to Join Us! – The choir will be singing Sun. December 14th to honor Pastor Keylon’s last service at Christ Lutheran. Rehearsals will be held at 6:45 on Wednesdays, December 3rd and 10th.

“TOYS FOR TOTS”are being collected During Christmas in the Village and at ABC Day Care.

Corporal Eon Lemburg will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine “Toys for Tots” campaign during Christmas in the Village Dec. 2nd. The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect NEW, unwrapped toys during Oct, Nov and Dec. each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. If you would like to donate please bring your toys to the Cairo Fire Hall during Christmas in the Village or drop them off at ABC Day Care.

 

Donations accepted for purchase of Poinsettia Plants

Chancel Guild is collecting donations of any amount to purchase Poinsettia plants that decorate our church during the Christmas Season. Please see Donna Schultz for more information or you may give her your donation.

 

The Readings for Today

Old Testament Reading…………….. Isaiah 40:1-2

Epistle………………………………………… Romans 5:1-5

Holy Gospel…………………………… John 14:25-31

 

This Week at Church

 Sunday November 30………………. 1st Sunday of Advent Worship at 9 am LYF serving Coffee/Sunday School at 10:30 am

Monday December 1………………………………………………………..

Hanging of the Greens EVERYONE is INVITED 6:30 pm

………………………………………. Moses to VA Home

Tuesday December 2…. Moses to New Hope Christian School Chapel Time

……………………………………. 9th Annual Christmas in the Village 6-8 pm

Wednesday December 3…………… Men/Women’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………………… Confirmation 5:30- 6:30 pm

………………………………….. Choir Practice 6:45 pm

………………………………… ABC Board Mtg 6:30 pm

………………Advent Supper served by the Ladies Aid 6:00 – 7:00 pm

………………………………. Advent Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday December 4……………….. Moses to Ravenna

…………………………………………….. Cairo Senior Center Devotions Noon

……………………………………………….. ABC Chapel 3:30 pm

Friday December 5………………. Christmas at Concordia

Saturday December 6…………… Christmas at Concordia

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Save the Dates…………………………………………………………………

……. Special Voter’s Meeting – Pres. Russ Sommerfeld will visit with us regarding the Call Process Sun. Dec. 7th 10:30 am

……………….. 55+ Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 14th

 

55+ Christmas partySunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:30p.m.  This will be a potluck dinner with dessert and beverage provided.    Reese Schultz (grandson of Jim & Donna Schultz) will entertain us with a couple of dances, Steve Hansen will bring his guitar for a Christmas carols sing-a-long, and of course there will be prizes. There is a sign-up sheet at the end of the coffee line.  Please join us!

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive at HLHS On Tuesday, December 9th 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 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well.    Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

The Village Christmas Tree is Up and Ready to Decorate There is a new addition on main street.  The Village Christmas Tree.  The tree is located in the lot just north of Pathway Bank.  This is your Christmas tree.  Add your ornaments or awareness ribbons to the tree at your convenience.  Example of awareness ribbons might be yellow for your military tributes.  Pink ribbons for those who have fought breast cancer.  Blue ribbons for Autism awareness.  Ornaments placed on the tree will be disposed with the tree.  If you would like to keep your ornaments or your ribbons you must remove them after Christmas.  Let’s make this the best decorated tree in the area.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

You are INVITED to an 80th Birthday Celebration Honoring Richard “Dick” Heckman and Harold Plejdrup, Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2014; 2-5 p.m. Cairo Community Center; Let your presence be your gift. Hosted by the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department.

 

The Heart of Christmas the 41st Singing Chirstmas Tree

December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21 at 4:00 and 6:30 pm Admission (suggested donation) $7 purchase your tickets at GIFREE.ORG, 308-382-1898, info@GIFREE.ORG or find them on Facebook GIFREE.SCT GI Free Evangelical Free Church 2609 S Blaine St GI NE

Christmas Cheer Packages

The Ladies Aid will be packing Christmas Cheer Baskets on December 10th at 4:30pm Congregation members are welcome to help build baskets.  If you would like to contribute to these baskets please drop off your baked goods, fruit, nuts, prepackaged items such as granola bars, hot chocolate and apple cider at the church prior to December 10th.  If you know of a family who could use a Christmas Cheer Basket please leave the name and address in the church office.

 

Camp Luther at Schuyler NE

Wants to thank you for your continued support and would like for your prayerful consideration to partner with Camp Luther in sharing the good news about Jesus with God’s Children. Please see the bulletin board for more information and al Camp Luther of NE 2015 Needs List.

 

Gathering of the Talents at CUNE

You are invited to join Concordia University in celebrating the 71st Annual Gathering of the Talents on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This event is designed to give students who are in grades K-8 the opportunity to exhibit their talents in art, creative writing, drama, dance and music all for the glory of God. If you would like more information regarding this event please contact Briianne Imig University Events Manager at 1-800-535-5494 ext. 7210 or email gathering@cune.edu

 

ABC Daycare/Preschool is selling discount cards as a fundraiser. These will make GREAT Stocking stuffers!!!!   The cards are $10 each and have 15 discounts for places in Grand Island and Cairo. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these cards please talk to Charity Marr.

ABC Thanks you for your support! Need some warm hugs and cuddles? Please consider volunteering in our baby room. We are bursting at the seams with babies, and they are always in need of some love and cuddle time. Presently we have 8 babies enrolled and more on the way. Come talk to Charity Marr in the daycare or call 308-485-5832 if you are interested in helping in any way.

 

Fellowship Hall Table Decorating Contest

What:    Fellowship Hall Decorating Contest

When:   December 1st During Hanging of the Greens

Who:    Individuals or Groups (LYF, Preschool, Day Care, Men’s Breakfast groups ETC.)

Why:     The Ladies Aid is sponsoring a table decorating contest to spruce up the fellowship hall for Christmas.

  • Get your friends or family together to decorate a table and show off your creativity. Get creative with the decorations and table cloth etc.
  • The tables will be judged on the following; Christmas Theme; Creativity; Ability to continue to hold a conversation at the table; Ability to continue to use the table to eat at.
  • Table needs to be decorated by Dec. 5th and table judging will take place on Dec. 10th; Decorations will be left up until January 10th. The winner will be awarded a cash prize. Quick sign up by the church calendar near the kitchen window, there are only 16 tables!

 

Christmas at Concordia Concordia University, Nebraska invites you to join music lovers from around the country at CHRISTMAS at CONCORDIA, scheduled December 5-7, 2014. Be filled with joy as more than 250 student musicians share the Good News of Christmas with music from across the ages. Concerts will be held at St John Lutheran Church in Seward and are scheduled as follows; 7pm on Friday Dec. 5th; 3 and 7 pm on Saturday Dec. 6th; 3 pm on Sunday Dec. 7th. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information about Christmas at Concordia weekend or for instructions on how to register by phone, please visit the website www.christmasconcordia.net

 

Thrivent Financial “Connection Faith & Finances for good”

Please see the flyers on the bulletin board or in the media area on Thrivent Action Teams. Sample project ideas; Education (host a youth safety event), Fundraiser (Organize a benefit for someone in need), Service activity (Clean up a local park) For more ideas go to Thrivent.com/actionteam. Learn more on how to APPY and WHY and HOW and WHAT.

 

“Today in Sunday school”

November 30, 2014

Our children will study “Jacob’s Dream” in Sunday School today, a story that shows God renewing His promise to bless all people through Jacob’s family. God kept His promise by giving Jesus to be our Savior. Your family could discuss, “What reminders does God give us of His promises to us?”

”Touching hearts. Changing lives. Learning together. Sunday School is all about Jesus!

Every Sunday, children connect the Word of God to their daily lives,

learn of God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and grow in faith together.

Christ Lutheran Church

Cairo NE

 

Each number represents a letter of the alphabet.  Substitute
the correct letter for the numbers to reveal the coded words.

 

It is that time of year to update the

Church Records…

 

Please complete the information below:

(Even if nothing has changed…this way I can verify that we have the correct information).

 

Parents if you have Adult children (or children in college) and would like to share their information that would be great, so the church may stay connected with them.

 

Name – ________________________________

 

Address – ______________________________

 

Home Phone – __________________________

 

Cell Phone -____________________________

 

Email – ________________________________

 

In this fast paced day in age it is so important to stay in touch and can be done very easily by email or phone message from the church.

Please return to the Church office

Thank you for your help in keeping the Church records up to date.

 

  • The Old Testament Reading, Isaiah 40:1-2,

P   Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

  • The Epistle Reading, Romans 5:1-5,

P   Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

  • The Gospel Reading, John 14:25-31,

P   These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I will come to you.” If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Announcements and Readings for Sunday November 23rd 2014

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

503 W Medina St   P O Box 9 Cairo, NE.  68824

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – Glen D. Keylon, Pastor

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 – Last Sunday of the Church Year

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

……………………………………………….. (308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Pastor Keylon…………………………………………………. (308) 379-5084  revfarm1@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

…………… Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

………. Moses Comfort Dog

.. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…………………………………………………. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

Happy Times magazine for nursery age through 1st grade and the My Devotions book for age 2nd grade through Junior High are located in the fellowship hall, Please take one for each child.

Our Missions - ABC Child Care & Preschool, Heartland Lutheran High School; (2014 Impact Lives – Centura Food Pack; Rev Ed & Cherie Auger missionaries to Honduras; Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster missionaries to Chana; Sunday School Children raised money to send 72 Bibles to China;) (2013 The Baker Family missionaries to Mongolia; Seminary Student Matthew Douglas.)

Serving in God’s House today…

Pastor Glen Keylon………………………………………………………. Pastor

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

Sydnie Budde……………………………………………………………… Acolyte

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

Emily Neppl/Spencer Meyer……………………………. Usher Helpers

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………………………………… Altar

Youth Gathering in Omaha………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………………………………… Elders

ABC Day Care………………………………………………… Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 11/16    82 Members………………………………….. 9 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 11/16       $1,427.01………………………….. General Fund

$272.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$189.27………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Kim Dibbern (Steve’s wife) recovering at home.
  • Ben Wilson at St Francis Medical Center
  • Phil Luhn at St Francis Med Ctr. injured on the job and had surgery on his legs.
  • The LYF Members and Sponsors as they return home today from the District Youth Convention in Omaha.

 

Suffering from Cancer

Gordon Bredthauer; Earl Knuth (Nathan’s father); Julie Stevenson; Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister);  Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s sister); Ryker Brandt (1yr old son of Cody & Leslie Brandt) diagnosed with cancer at Children’s Hospital: Barry Schultz (Don Schultz Son) diagnosed with Liver Cancer.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Brent & Kassidy Gascho – Nov 24

Rick & Dail Helzer – Nov 26

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Ryan Marr – Nov. 23

Darlene Hadenfeldt – Nov. 24

Lelia Luhn – Nov. 24

Nick Helzer – Nov. 27

Justine Eriksen – Nov. 28

 

You are INVITED to Join Us! – The choir will be singing Sun. December 14th to honor Pastor Keylon’s last service at Christ Lutheran. Rehearsals will be held at 6:45 on Wednesdays, December 3rd and 10th.

“TOYS FOR TOTS”are being collected During Christmas in the Village and at ABC Day Care.

Corporal Eon Lemburg will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine “Toys for Tots” campaign during Christmas in the Village Dec. 2nd. The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect NEW, unwrapped toys during Oct, Nov and Dec. each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. If you would like to donate please bring your toys to the Cairo Fire Hall during Christmas in the Village or drop them off at ABC Day Care.

 

Donations accepted for purchase of Poinsettia Plants

Chancel Guild is collecting donations of any amount to purchase Poinsettia plants that decorate our church during the Christmas Season. Please see Donna Schultz for more information or you may give her your donation.

 

The Readings for Today

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

Epistle………………………. 1 Corinthians 15:20–28

Holy Gospel……………………. Matthew 25:31–46

 

This Week at Church

 

Sunday November 23……………….. Divine Service IV at 9 am ABC Child Care serving Coffee/ Sunday School at 10:30 am

………………………………….. LYF Dist. Youth Convention Omaha

Monday November 24

…………………………….. Chancel Mtg. 7:00 pm

…………………………… Elder’s Mtg. 8:00 pm

Tuesday November 25

…………………………………………….. New Hope School 8:00 am

Wednesday November 26

………………… Men/Women’s Bible Study 8 am

……………… ABC Chapel 3:30 pm

………………. NO Confirmation

…. Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday November 27

…………………….. Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 28

……………………………………………………………………………

Saturday November 29

… Pastor Keylon Retirement Open House Party 2 – 4 pm

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Save the Dates……………………………………………….. 9th Annual Christmas in the Village – Tuesday, December 2nd 6-8 pm

……. Special Voter’s Meeting – Pres. Russ Sommerfeld will visit with us regarding the Call Process Sun. Dec. 7th 10:30 am

……………. 55+ Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 14th

 

 

55+ Christmas party – Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:30p.m.  This will be a potluck dinner with dessert and beverage provided.    Reese Schultz (grandson of Jim & Donna Schultz) will entertain us with a couple of dances, Steve Hansen will bring his guitar for a Christmas carols sing-a-long, and of course there will be prizes. There is a sign-up sheet at the end of the coffee line.  Please join us!   

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive at HLHS

On Tuesday, December 9th 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 35 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –reaching 35 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well.    Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 

DONATION NEEDED for a Caring Tree

The city of Cairo is looking for someone to donate a live 15 foot or larger Christmas tree for Christmas in the Village on Dec. 2nd. The city will transport the tree for you. This tree will be used as a Caring Tree, for all military or anyone suffering with an illness. Everyone is asked to place colored ribbons on the tree at their convenience ex/: pink for breast cancer, yellow for our troops and many more awareness ribbon colors. If you have any questions or would like to donate please contact Charity Adams 308-379-9119 or charity@cairocommunity.com.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

They are located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents or 12 cards for $8. Greeting cards include Mother’s Day, Baby Baptism, Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Christmas, Easter and Thinking of You.

 

Christmas Cheer Packages

The Ladies Aid will be packing Christmas Cheer Baskets on December 10th at 4:30pm Congregation members are welcome to help build baskets.  If you would like to contribute to these baskets please drop off your baked goods, fruit, nuts, prepackaged items such as granola bars, hot chocolate and apple cider at the church prior to December 10th.  If you know of a family who could use a Christmas Cheer Basket please leave the name and address in the church office.

 

You are INVITED to an 80th Birthday Celebration

Honoring Richard “Dick” Heckman and Harold Plejdrup, Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2014; 2-5 p.m. Cairo Community Center; Let your presence be your gift. Hosted by the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department.

Gathering of the Talents at CUNE

You are invited to join Concordia University in celebrating the 71st Annual Gathering of the Talents on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This event is designed to give students who are in grades K-8 the opportunity to exhibit their talents in art, creative writing, drama, dance and music all for the glory of God. If you would like more information regarding this event please contact Briianne Imig University Events Manager at 1-800-535-5494 ext. 7210 or email gathering@cune.edu

 

Retirement OPEN HOUSE! – EVERYONE is INVITED!

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Open House 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Here at Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo

In Celebration with Pastor Keylon & his Family

On his Retirement from the Ministry Light Lunch and Cake will be served.

Let your presence be your gift.

 

 

ABC Daycare/Preschool is selling discount cards as a fundraiser. These will make GREAT Stocking stuffers!!!!   The cards are $10 each and have 15 discounts for places in Grand Island and Cairo. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these cards please talk to Charity Marr.

ABC Thanks you for your support! Need some warm hugs and cuddles? Please consider volunteering in our baby room. We are bursting at the seams with babies, and they are always in need of some love and cuddle time. Presently we have 8 babies enrolled and more on the way. Come talk to Charity Marr in the daycare or call 308-485-5832 if you are interested in helping in any way.

 

 

Fellowship Hall Table Decorating Contest

What:    Fellowship Hall Decorating Contest

When:   December 1st During Hanging of the Greens

Who:    Individuals or Groups (LYF, Preschool, Day Care, Men’s Breakfast groups ETC.)

Why:     The Ladies Aid is sponsoring a table decorating contest to spruce up the fellowship hall for Christmas.

ü  Get your friends or family together to decorate a table and show off your creativity. Get creative with the decorations and table cloth etc.

ü  The tables will be judged on the following; Christmas Theme; Creativity; Ability to continue to hold a conversation at the table; Ability to continue to use the table to eat at.

ü  Table needs to be decorated by Dec. 5th and table judging will take place on Dec. 10th; Decorations will be left up until January 10th. The winner will be awarded a cash prize. Quick sign up by the church calendar near the kitchen window, there are only 16 tables!

 

 

Christmas at Concordia Concordia University, Nebraska invites you to join music lovers from around the country at CHRISTMAS at CONCORDIA, scheduled December 5-7, 2014. Be filled with joy as more than 250 student musicians share the Good News of Christmas with music from across the ages. Concerts will be held at St John Lutheran Church in Seward and are scheduled as follows; 7pm on Friday Dec. 5th; 3 and 7 pm on Saturday Dec. 6th; 3 pm on Sunday Dec. 7th. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information about Christmas at Concordia weekend or for instructions on how to register by phone, please visit the website www.christmasconcordia.net

 

 

Thrivent Financial “Connection Faith & Finances for good”

Please see the flyers on the bulletin board or in the media area on Thrivent Action Teams. Sample project ideas; Education (host a youth safety event), Fundraiser (Organize a benefit for someone in need), Service activity (Clean up a local park) For more ideas go to Thrivent.com/actionteam. Learn more on how to APPY and WHY and HOW and WHAT.

 

 

“Today in Sunday school”

November 23, 2014

The account of “Jacob and Esau” that our children will study in Sunday School today is a story of competition and bad feelings between brothers, parental favoritism, and family squabbling. Amidst this chaos, God acted with grace toward all of them—and to us. Parents might ask, “How do these sins afflict every family? Why is forgiveness important in families?”

”Touching hearts. Changing lives. Learning together. Sunday School is all about Jesus!

Every Sunday, children connect the Word of God to their daily lives,

learn of God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and grow in faith together.

It is that time of year to update the

Church Records…

Please complete the information below:

(Even if nothing has changed…this way I can verify that we have the correct information).

Parents if you have Adult children (or children in college) and would like to share their information that would be great, so the church may stay connected with them.

Name – ________________________________

Address – ______________________________

Home Phone – __________________________

Cell Phone -____________________________

Email – ________________________________

In this fast paced day in age it is so important to stay in touch and can be done very easily by email or phone message from the church.

Please return to the Church office

Thank you for your help in keeping the Church records up to date.

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

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

 

Epistle                                                                                                                              1 Corinthians 15:20–28

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

 

Holy Gospel                                                                                                                            Matthew 25:31–46

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