Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 firstname.lastname@example.org
(308) 485-4863 email@example.com
ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589 email@example.com
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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)
We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.
Our Missions for 2018
ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.
New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.
Serving in God’s House today…
Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Lynda Sundberg Pianist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Tim Lemburg / Adam Dibbern Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Brent Gascho/Ted Dibbern Elders
Sunday 1/28 99 4
Sunday 2/4 70 12
Sunday 2/11 83 7
Ash Weds 2/14 58 5
Our Offerings Sunday 2/11
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,170.00
Mission Fund $230.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $9.00
PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please pray for Judy and Charlie Kemptar (Kristin Schultz mother and father).
Please pray for Flora Meester (Friend of Catherine Garrett) suffering from a severe case of the shingles.
Please pray for Marilyn Wilhelm, Marilyn had back surgery last Monday and is experiencing pain.
Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Bill Baker (Beverly Gilbert’s Brother-in-law)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Lee Echtenkamp – Feb. 18, Ryan Dibbern – Feb. 20
Vernon Harders – Feb. 20, Dave Rasmussen – Feb. 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 20
Tara Janda – Feb. 23, Kayla Becker – Feb. 24, Brian Hansen – Feb. 24
Thank You to everyone who came and contributed to the Free Will offering dinner on Ash Weds. All donations will be used to purchase a new computer for the church office.
You are INVITED today to come and enjoy a Chicken dinner Cairo Senior Center: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.
Sunday, Feb. 18 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Gen. 22:1–18; Ps. 25:1–10
James 1:12–18; Mark 1:9–15
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
New Members Welcome – Ladies Aid Mtg. 9:30 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
TODAY – Chicken Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr. 11-1
Monday Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day
M & M mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 20
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm
Wednesday Feb. 21 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
8th gr. Only Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
(Chancel Guild) Lent Supper 6 pm
Choir Practice 6:30 pm
Worship 7 pm
Thursday Feb. 22
Friday Feb. 23
Saturday Feb. 24
New Hope Auction/Dinner 5-8 pm
Sunday, Feb. 25 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Gen. 17:1–7, 15–16; Ps. 22:23–31
Rom. 5:1–11; Mark 8:27–38
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Worship w/Bloomquist Baptism 10:30 am
SAVE the DATE
Weds Lent Worship/Suppers Feb 28 March 7, 14, 21
HFH House Build Vol. Needed March 3 & 17
Daylight Savings Time Starts March 11
Cairo Fireman Smorgasbord March 17
HLHS Red/Blue Auction/Dinner March 17
Palm Sunday/Confirmation March 25
Maundy Thursday March 29
Good Friday March 30
Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am April 1
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More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.
Habitat For Humanity House Build
Saturdays, March 3rd and 17th
We will be working on concrete both of those days. On the 3rd we will be pouring the footings and on the 17th we will be pouring the crawlspace walls. We will need 5-10 people for each volunteer day. We will begin work at 8am and finish up close to noon. The address for the build day is 525 St Paul Road at the intersection of E 6th Street and St Paul Road. If you can volunteer either day contact Lee Echtenkamp 308-850-8816 all you need to bring is gloves, wear construction clothing and thick soled shoes.
New members welcome!
Women of the church are invited to join the Ladies Aid. Next meeting is February 18th, 9:30 am before church in the fellowship hall. Members: identify & raise funds for church & local community needs; attend periodic meetings to plan events & have devotions; decorate the fellowship hall for the different seasons; Provide catechisms to the youth & recognize confirmands; take turns serving coffee / goodies on a monthly basis. For more information, contact Mary, Harders or Barb Teichmeier.
New Hope Christian School
Silent Auction & Dinner
Sat. Feb. 24th 5-8 pm Cairo Comm. Ctr.
Please join us for New Hope’s largest annual fundraiser! The proceeds from this event will be used to supplement the capital & education programs at the school. Free will donations will be accepted for the meal and there is no cost to anyone who would like to come and bid on silent auction items!
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool will be selling Butter Braids from February 9th-March 2nd. I will have order forms in the church office if any church members would like to stop in and purchase. They will be $12 per Butter Braid. We will be selling Apple, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry and Cinnamon Rolls. They will arrive the week before Easter.
Thank you to Fontanelle Hybrids, Brandon Nowak & Mark Gloe for their donation of $500 to ABC’s Playground Fund.
Ladies Aid Greeting Cards
New cards have arrived for all occasions, Easter, Baby Baptism, Confirmation, Graduation, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy and Baby. Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old fellowship hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.
If you need assistance with the cards talk to Donna Harders.
Moses Basket Auction Benefit
The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, February 18. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 25. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church, and some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Pathway Bank in Cairo from March 26 through March 29. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.
We invite you to join us for a special worship series for Lent called “Amazing Grace.” Each service in the series includes a dramatic monolog from someone who participated in the story of salvation and contemplates how that participant would respond to the amazing grace found in the cross of Christ. The participant we hear from in the Ash Wednesday service is Jonah, who explains what amazing grace means for those who come to the cross repentant.
Ash Weds. Lent and Holy Week
Worship Service Schedule
Feb. 21 (Chancel) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
Feb. 28 (LYF) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 7 (Ladies Aid) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 14 (ABC) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 21 (Moses) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 25 Palm Sun / Confirmation 10:30 am
March 29 Worship with Holy Comm. 7 pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship
Once again it’s time to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars. Heartland Lutheran High School is indeed thankful for your opportunity to assign your Choice Dollars to the school. In order to continue your Choice Dollar selection, please contact your Thrivent representative or call 800-847-4836. Selections have to be made annually and need to be completed by March 1st.
Heartland Lutheran HS Auction
Red and Blue 2018
March 17, 2018 at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island, NE. This year we are celebrating our emerald anniversary (20th) and we adding elegance for this milestone. You can buy tickets; choose Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu for your meal, and more for this semi-formal celebration and fundraiser at our new Red & Blue website http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com/ or through the school office at 308-385-3900. Online Auction The week before Red & Blue 2018 Bid on your mobile device (TEXT2BID) Silent Auction During Cocktail Hour before Dinner 4:30-6:00 One of a kind items & experiences. Bid on your mobile device (TEXT2BID) Live Auction Event Only – After Dinner Includes Amazing Adventures, Unique Items, Art, HLHS VIP Items, & More!
Readings from Holy Scripture- Old Testament Reading Genesis 22:1–18
1After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 2He 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.” 3So 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. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5Then 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.” 6And 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. 7And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here am I, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. 9When 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. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 12He 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.” 13And 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. 14So 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.” 15And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I 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, 18and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”
Epistle James 1:12–18
12Blessed 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. 13Let 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. 14But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17Every 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. 18Of 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
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 12The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13And 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. 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”