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, July 5th – 6th Sunday after Pentecost
(308) 485-4863 firstname.lastname@example.org
“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 email@example.com
Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey
(308) 389-1975 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
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 of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2015 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Michael Paul and Family, missionaries to Taiwan; Rev. Chris Yang and Jenny Chao and Family, missionaries to Asia; Rev James & Peggy Krikava missionaries to Czech Republic.
Serving in God’s House today…
Rev. James E. Fandrey……………….. Vacancy Pastor
Cathy Garrett……………………………………….. Organist
Trey Schultz…………………………………………… Acolyte
Ben Dibbern/Keith Harders………………………. Ushers
Sydnie/Emily………………………………… Usher Helpers
Donna Schultz……………………………………………. Altar
Jaci Knuth……………………………………………….. Moses
Matt Neppl/Scott Reynolds………………………… Elders
Ladies Aid…………………………………… Coffee Servers
56 Members…………………. 10 Visitors
$2,090.02………………… General Fund
$.00……………………… Special Mission
$.00…………………………….. Misc. Gifts
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Bernard Harders at St Francis Medical Center
Roger Adams at St Francis Medical Center
Suffering from Cancer
Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)
Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)
Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Trent & Justine Eriksen – July 9
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Allison Sokol – July 6, Kassidy Gascho – July 9
Bernard Harders – July 9, Holly Plejdrup – July 9, Dana Lemburg – July 11
Quilt Raffle for OGT – You could be the winner of a beautiful quilt donated by Joann Sok of Grand Island. Approximately 1,200 tickets sold; 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 10 for $20. You may see a picture of eh quilt on the church bulletin board. See Jan Hadenfeldt for tickets or more information. Drawing Aug. 22, 2015
PLEASE Sign up today in the Fellowship Hall or let Lisa in the church office know by July 7th if you are planning on attending the dinner at Wood River on July 12th.
Pastor Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.
You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email email@example.com
or you may contact the church office to make an appointment.
Sunday July 5
Sunday School Adult only 9 am
Ladies Aid Serves Fellowship – 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Monday July 6
Elder’s Mtg 7:00 pm
Tuesday July 7…..
Wednesday July 8
Men’s Bible Breakfast Study at 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study at 9:00 am
ABC Daycare Board Mtg. 7 pm
Thursday July 9
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday July 10.
2nd Annual Cairo Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday July 10
Saturday July 11….
Sunday July 12.
No Worship at Christ Cairo
Grace Wood River Anniversary Worship and Dinner 9 am
Save the Date…
Installation of Vicar Brian Wright July 19th Worship & Potluck Dinner 10:30 am
LWML Planning Mtg. here at Cairo 9:00 am July 23rd
Church Campout July 23-25
2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP - Sept. 25-27
LWML Fall Rally here at Cairo 9 am -2:30 pm Oct. 17
You are INVITED to Wood River Grace Lutheran 75TH ANNIVERSARY
“Christ, the Fount of Every Blessing” is the theme for their congregation’s 75th Anniversary, observed on July 12, 9:00 a.m. Preaching and assisting will be sons of the congregation, Rev. Mark Larson and Rev. Matthew Larson (bothers, and sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Larson). The worship service will be followed by dinner at Wood River’s new community center. Anniversary Cookbooks will arrive soon!
ALTERED CHURCH SCHEDULES
Christ (Cairo) and Grace (Wood River) both will be experiencing significant events. The people at Christ will install Vicar Brian Wright on July 19, 10:30 a.m., while the people of Grace will celebrate the 75th Anniversary on July 12, 9:00 a.m. Because Pastor Fandrey has been serving both congregations for the past several months and because the two congregations once functioned as a dual parish (during the 1950s), these two occasions will be celebrated jointly.
- July 12, Grace (Wood River) celebrates its 75th Anniversary: The members of Christ (Cairo) are invited to attend the Anniversary service at 9:00 a.m., followed by a catered dinner at 11:00. The dinner is complimentary, but those planning to attend should indicate their intention and the number attending. On July 12 there will be no worship service at Christ (Cairo).
- July 19, Christ (Cairo) installs Vicar Brian Wright: The members of Grace (Wood River) are invited to attend the Installation at 10:30 a.m., with a pot luck dinner following the Installation service. On July 19 there will be no worship service at Grace (Wood River).
Enjoy Wave Pizza Day to support Heartland Lutheran High School Volleyball – Tuesday, July 7th from 11am-10pm (ALL DAY)! Dine In -Carry Out-Delivery Thank you for your support!!
WOOD RIVER, NE – Good Samaritan Society-Wood River
Announces a healthcare community presentation and brunch on July 9th, 2015 at 9:30 am. The presentation will be held at the Wood River Community Building beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guest speakers from Good Samaritan Society Home Health Care, Aseracare Hospice and the Wood River Family Care clinic will attend. The presentation will provide free information to the public concerning multiple levels of medical services offered in Wood River. Topics include skilled care in the home, chronic disease management, therapy services, technology, and myths and truths of hospice. Brad Lindblad, a representative of Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, will discuss the services offered by the Wood River Family Care clinic opening this fall. If you have questions, I can be reached at 308-583-2214.
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. You may begin bringing your items for sale to the church; we will store them in the far north Sunday school room next to the old women’s bathroom. PLEASE make sure your items are clean and priced, if your item is not worth a quarter please do not share it with the Junk Jaunt sales. It is our plan all items not sold will be donated to OGT or the Salvation Army.
Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS The 2015 Nebraska State Fair is coming soon and Heartland Lutheran High School is seeking volunteers to work in the food booth inside the Five Points Bank Arena. (Yes, it is air conditioned!) We need volunteers for every day of the fair, August 28 through September 7. Volunteers normally work 4 hour shifts and are provided tickets to the fair. Call Tina at 308-385-3900 to sign up for your shift! Thank you for supporting HLHS as this is a key fundraiser to support our operations. * Heartland Lutheran High School is still accepting applications for freshmen or transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year. If you know of anyone who could benefit from an HLHS education, please encourage them to call the school office at 308-385-3900. Tuition assistance is available. Save the date: September 19 is the annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble to support the athletic and activity programs of Heartland Lutheran High School.
CAMP LUTHER NEWS
Camp Luther is in need of two nurses for their His Kids Retreats. These are each two night events, starting the first day at 4 p.m. and ending the last day at 3 p.m. The date of the first session is Sunday, July 12 through Tuesday, July 14, and the second session is Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18. Only one nurse is needed for each event. Without a nurse, these amazing outreach opportunities simply can’t take place. For more information, please call the camp at 402-352-5655. Each nurse’s main responsibility is to check-in medications and then disperse meds to the campers. Please prayerfully consider sharing this information with anyone you know who may be qualified or interested in helping in this way.
Camp Luther has begun setting the fall event schedule. The following dates are for the 2015 season:
- September 16-18 and September 23-15 – Outdoor Education Sessions
- September 27th – Camp Luther Annual Meeting
- October 2-4 and October 9-11 – His Kids Fall Retreats
- October 23-24 – Camp Luther Annual Junior Youth Retreat
- November 7-8 – Annual Women’s Retreat
They hope to see you at some of these upcoming events! For any additional information about these or other events, please visit their website at www.campluther.org. Promotional pieces and registration forms will be included in their July PR packet, sent to every church in the Nebraska District.
Consider “liking” Camp Luther on Facebook to follow all of their latest posts and keep up with staffing, activities and news: http://www.facebook.com/camplutherne
Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 2:1–5
1He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” 2And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ 5And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.
Epistle 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
7So to keep me from being too elated by the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Holy Gospel Mark 6:1-13
1[Jesus] went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. 7And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
SERMON THE TRANSFIGURED THORN (2 Cor. 12:7-10)
- The thorn and the dark.
- The thorn and the cries.
- The thorn and the grace.
- The thorn and the glory.