Announcements and Readings for the week of August 27, 2017

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Justin Bredthauer……………………………….. Acolyte

Jamie Hadenfeldt/Dick Hadenfeldt…….. Ushers

Grant/McLain…………………………… Usher Helpers

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 7/30……………… 85……………………………. 4

Sunday 8/6……………….. 82……………………………. 1

Sunday 8/13……………… 83……………………………. 2

Sunday 8/20……………… 97………………………….. 10

Our Offerings    Sunday 8/20

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,763.98

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $182.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………….. $196.00

Misc. Gifts (SS $6.50)……………………………….. $6.50

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please pray for Arlene Hadenfeldt, Arlene had knee replacement surgery on Tues. Aug. 8 at CHI St Francis. Bob and Arlene will be staying at Tiffany Square during her rehab.

*  Please keep Darra Hargrave in your prayers, Darra is the sister to Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt and she is Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece. Darra is recovering from a stroke.

*  Please keep Danielle Simons, Denver Co in your prayers, Danielle is Pastor Brian and Lisa’s niece.

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK……………….

Nathan & Jaci Knuth – Aug. 29 (19)

Rob & Kristin Schultz – Aug. 29 (25)

Harold & Holly Plejdrup Jr. – Aug. 30 (31)

Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt – Sept. 1 (33)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK ……………………..

Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27

Berkley Strode – Aug. 28

Lily White – Aug. 28

Lydia Bartley – Aug. 29

Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29

Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29

Jeff Hadenfeldt – Aug. 30

Ron Harders – Aug. 31

Carolyn Visser – Aug. 31

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, Aug. 27 – Pentecost 12

………………………………………………………… Is. 51:1–6

………………………………………………………. Psalm 138

…………………………………………… Rom. 11:33—12:8

………………………………………………… Matt. 16:13–20

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

……………………….. ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

…… Annual Shooting at Reynolds Pond 2 pm

Monday Aug. 28

 ……………………………………………..  Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Aug. 29 …………………………………………..

Wednesday Aug. 30

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

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

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

. 5th– 8th Student/Parent Confirmation Mtg. 6 pm

Thursday Aug. 31………………………………………….

Friday Sept. 1…………………………………………………

Saturday Sept. 2…………………………………………….

Sunday, Sept. 3 – Pentecost 13

………………………………………………….. Jer. 15:15–21

………………………………………………………… Psalm 26

…………………………………………………. Rom. 12:9–21

………………………………………………… Matt. 16:21–28

………….. No SS/Bible Study Labor Day Wknd.

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

…………… Choir ♫ Practice Begins Sept. 6, 2017

……………… 7 & 8 gr Confirmation begins Sept. 6

…………. Church Worship at the Pond Sept. 10

No Sunday school, Coffee and Rolls 10:00 am, Worship at 10:30 a.m.; potluck lunch following worship. Fishing, swimming, paddle boats and playground equipment, Kitchen and bathrooms.

…… Volunteer for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

….. Junk Jaunt outside Worship Sun Sept. 24

No Sunday school, Worship in the yard at 10:30 a.m. Rolls and Coffee at 10 a.m.

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 8

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Don’t FORGET to check out

the weekly calendar with the

SAVE the DATE Info.

 

Even if we don’t memorize God’s word, if we just read it we find a great difference. Sixty-four percent who read the Bible more than once a week reported feeling joyful all or most of the time, compared to 35 percent who read the Bible less than once a month or never.

Ninety-two percent of regular Bible readers said their lives have a clear purpose and meaning, compared to 69 percent of nonreaders. This essentially confirms what the American Bible Society has believed for a long time: “People who use the Bible tend to be more satisfied with their lives.”

Insert taken from Let God’s word help you by Rev. Dan Safarik Aug 18, 2017

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 8th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

Calling all HLHS Families and Supporters!

The State Fair is almost here, and we are in need of volunteers to fill about 100 shifts at our concession stand inside the Five Points Bank Arena.  We have a new menu this year and have expanded our products beyond our traditional (yet very tasty) fresh pie!  Please contact Leslie Probasco for the current list of available shifts at lprobasco@heartlandlutheran.org.  This is a fun activity, so grab your friends and extended family and sign up as a group.  Volunteers will receive a free gate ticket for the day they volunteer at the booth.  Spend a few hours supporting the school and the rest of the day exploring the fair without having to pay the $10 gate entrance fee!

Check your Church mail boxes.

 New Church Email UPDATE your contacts christcairo@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity Info

Christ Lutheran Cairo is going to be doing two build days in September, the 16th and the 23rd.

We will be working on concrete both of those days. The 16th we will be pouring the foundation walls and on the 23rd we will be pouring the floor of the crawlspace. 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 117 W 7th Street.

Both of these are things that the group from Christ Lutheran have done before and we are really, really excited to have your church come back to help with this again!

If you are interested in helping with this build please contact Lee Echtenkamp at 308-850-8816

 

GriefShare Support Group

Trinity Lutheran Church, GI is hosting an ongoing GriefShare support group. This is a 13-week seminar support group for people grieving the death of someone close. New sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. 12th Street in Grand Island. The session is free thanks to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home underwriting the cost of the materials. Please feel free to call the church office at (308) 382-0753 if you have any questions or would like more information about the GriefShare seminar. More information may be found on the office bulletin board or at www.griefshare.org or www.trinitylutherangi.org.

 

Concordia Seminary Info

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to me with you in the GI area on Friday, September 29. Rev. Holder is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages — elementary school age through adults. Appointments are not necessary by encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Holder at 314-502-1479 or email at holders@csl.edu for an appointment.

♫  Everyone is INVITED to join the Choir. Practices will be every Weds. evening at 6:00 p.m. beginning Weds. Sept. 6.  ♫

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 51:1–6…………………………….. Acts 5:29–42

1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him. 3For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. 4“Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. 5My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait. 6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.

Epistle………..Romans 11:33—12:8

33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 1I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

 Holy Gospel…………………. Matthew 16:13–20

13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 20, 2017

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

………………………….. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

 

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

 

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

 

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

Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen………….. Piano/Guitar

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………… Acolyte

Jamie Hadenfeldt/Dick Hadenfeldt………… Ushers

Justin/Grant……………………………….. Usher Helpers

Laura Spatz……………………………………………… Altar

Paul Wilhelm…………………………………………. Moses

Brent Gascho/Rob Schultz……………………… Elders

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 7/23………………. 83……………………………. 2

Sunday 7/30………………. 85……………………………. 4

Sunday 8/6…………………. 82……………………………. 1

Sunday 8/13………………. 83……………………………. 2

 

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 8/13

Building Fund……………………………………………. $.00

General Fund…………………………………… $1,740.00

Mission Fund………………………………………… $55.37

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts (SS $55.70 Men BS $79)…………. $134.70

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please pray for Arlene Hadenfeldt, Arlene had knee replacement surgery on Tues. Aug. 8 at CHI St Francis. Bob and Arlene will be staying at Tiffany Square during her rehab.

*  Please keep Darra Hargrave in your prayers, Darra is the sister to Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt and she is Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece. Darra is recovering from a stroke.

*  Please keep Danielle Simons, Denver Co in your prayers, Danielle is Pastor Brian and Lisa’s niece.

*  Please keep Cindy Hansen in your prayers, Cindy had knee replacement surgery and is recovering at home.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rick & Bev Gilbert – Aug. 20 (35)

Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Aug. 20 (17)

Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen – Aug. 24 (4)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20

Trey Schultz – Aug. 21

Cindy Hansen – Aug. 22

Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24

Lois Neppl – Aug. 25

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday, Aug. 20 – Pentecost 11

……………………………………………………. Job 38:4–18

………………………………………. Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)

…………………………………………………. Rom. 10:5–17

………………………………………………… Matt. 14:22–33

SIGN UP today for Reynolds Pond Annual Shoot

Fall Quarter for Sunday school Children Begins

…………… Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

.. LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am / Worship 10:30 am

…… Cairo Senior Ctr. Homemade Ice Cream 2-4

Monday Aug. 21  …………………..  M & M Mtg. 7 pm

………… Nominating Committee Mtg. following M & M

Tuesday Aug. 22 …………………………………………..

Wednesday Aug. 23…. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

……………………………… Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………………. Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug. 24…………………………………………..

Friday Aug. 25………………………………………………..

Saturday Aug. 26……………………………………………

Sunday, Aug. 27 – Pentecost 12

………………………………………………………… Is. 51:1–6

………………………………………………………. Psalm 138

…………………………………………… Rom. 11:33—12:8

………………………………………………… Matt. 16:13–20

…………… Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

…… Annual Shooting at Reynolds Pond 2 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

…………………………………………. Elders Mtg. Aug. 28

No Sunday school Sun Sept 3 (Labor Day wknd)

……………. Choir ♫ Practice Begins Sept. 6, 2017

……………….. 7 & 8 gr Confirmation begins Sept. 6

…………. Church Worship at the Pond Sept. 10

No Sunday school, Worship at 10:30 a.m.; potluck lunch following worship. Fishing, swimming, paddle boats and playground equipment, Kitchen and bathrooms.

……… Volunteer for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

….. Junk Jaunt outside Worship Sun Sept. 24

No Sunday school, Worship in the yard at 10:30 a.m. Rolls and Coffee at 10 a.m.

………………………………. HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 8

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Don’t FORGET to check out

the weekly calendar with the

SAVE the DATE Info.

 

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 8th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Calling all HLHS Families and Supporters!

The State Fair is almost here, and we are in need of volunteers to fill about 100 shifts at our concession stand inside the Five Points Bank Arena.  We have a new menu this year and have expanded our products beyond our traditional (yet very tasty) fresh pie!  Please contact Leslie Probasco for the current list of available shifts at lprobasco@heartlandlutheran.org.  This is a fun activity, so grab your friends and extended family and sign up as a group.  Volunteers will receive a free gate ticket for the day they volunteer at the booth.  Spend a few hours supporting the school and the rest of the day exploring the fair without having to pay the $10 gate entrance fee!

 

Check your Church mail boxes.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room). Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

 

Junk Jaunt

YES I want to Volunteer!

o  I can help the Sunday before 9/17

Organize and Price

o  I can help the Thursday before 9/21

Carry out junk and cut brownies & pre-make lunch sacks

o  I can help Friday of JJ 9/22

Food or Junk Sales

o  I can help Saturday of JJ 9/23

Food or Junk Sales

o  I can help Sunday of JJ 9/24

Clean up after Worship

o I would like to donate Pies

# ____ Flavor ____________________

 

Check your Church mail boxes.

 

Habitat for Humanity Info

Christ Lutheran Cairo is going to be doing two build days in September, the 16th and the 23rd.

We will be working on concrete both of those days. The 16th we will be pouring the foundation walls and on the 23rd we will be pouring the floor of the crawlspace. 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 117 W 7th Street.

Both of these are things that the group from Christ Lutheran have done before and we are really, really excited to have your church come back to help with this again!

If you are interested in helping with this build please contact Lee Echtenkamp at 308-850-8816

 

 

GriefShare Support Group

Trinity Lutheran Church, GI is hosting an ongoing GriefShare support group. This is a 13-week seminar support group for people grieving the death of someone close. New sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. 12th Street in Grand Island. The session is free thanks to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home underwriting the cost of the materials. Please feel free to call the church office at (308) 382-0753 if you have any questions or would like more information about the GriefShare seminar. More information may be found on the office bulletin board or at www.griefshare.org or www.trinitylutherangi.org.

 

 

Concordia Seminary Info

Have you ever considered becoming a pastor or deaconess? If so Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to me with you in the GI area on Friday, September 29. Rev. Holder is interested in meeting with prospective students of all ages — elementary school age through adults. Appointments are not necessary by encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific time, please contact Rev. Holder at 314-502-1479 or email at holders@csl.edu for an appointment.

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading…………. Isaiah 56:1, 6–8

1Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. 6“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—7these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” 8The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”

 

Epistle…………… Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32

1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? 13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? 28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 311so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

 

Holy Gospel……………………… Matthew 15:21–28

21 Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Jamie Hadenfeldt/Dick Hadenfeldt…….. Ushers

Kylie/Justin……………………………… Usher Helpers

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Lisa Wright…………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 7/16……………… 65……………………………. 6

Sunday 7/23……………… 83……………………………. 2

Sunday 7/30……………… 85……………………………. 4

Sunday 8/6……………….. 82……………………………. 1

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 8/6

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $3,520.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $227.50

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………… $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please pray for Arlene Hadenfeldt, Arlene had knee replacement surgery on Tues. Aug. 8 at CHI St Francis. Bob and Arlene will be staying at Tiffany Square during her rehab.

*  Please keep Darra Hargrave in your prayers, Darra is the sister to Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt and she is Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece. Darra is recovering from a stroke.

*  Please keep Danielle Simons, Denver Co in your prayers, Danielle is Pastor Brian and Lisa’s niece.

*  Please keep Cindy Hansen in your prayers, Cindy had knee replacement surgery and is recovering at home.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Tiffany & Jarrod Jacobsen – Aug. 15 (2)

Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm – Aug. 16 (47)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Deb Hargens – Aug. 15

Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17

Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18

Ryan Harders – Aug. 18

Paisley Weber – Aug. 18

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, Aug. 13 – Pentecost 10

……………………………………………………. Job 38:4–18

………………………………………. Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)

…………………………………………………. Rom. 10:5–17

………………………………………………… Matt. 14:22–33

………………………………………………….. Rally Sunday

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

……… Sunday School Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……. Installation of SS Teachers during worship

…… Picnic at Reynolds Pond following Church

Monday Aug. 14  ……………………………………………

Tuesday Aug. 15 …… Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday Aug. 16… Men’s Bible Study 8 am

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

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug. 17……………………… Moses to GI

Primrose and GI Good Samaritan

………………. Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr. Noon

Friday Aug. 18………………………………………………..

Saturday Aug. 19………. Moses to WR Fun Fest

Grace Lutheran WR Sunday School Float

Sunday, Aug. 20 – Pentecost 11

……………………………………………………. Job 38:4–18

………………………………………. Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)

…………………………………………………. Rom. 10:5–17

………………………………………………… Matt. 14:22–33

Fall Quarter for Sunday school Children Begins

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

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………… Cairo Senior Ctr. Homemade Ice Cream

SAVE the DATE

…………………………………….. M & M mtg. August 21

……………… Nominating Committee Mtg. Aug. 21

…………… Choir ♫ Practice Begins Sept. 6, 2017

………………………….. Church at the Pond Sept. 10

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

…………….. Junk Jaunt outside Worship Sept. 24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Teachers

Parents and Two’s and Music – Carly Callahan

Pre-Kindergarten – Karry Bloomquist

1st & 2nd – Allison Bartley and Sara Bierhaus

3rd & 4th – Jenny Renolds

5th & 6th – Taryn Wright

7th  & 8th – Scott Reynolds & Gary Harders

9th – 12th (LYF) – Matt & Lois Neppl

 

Substitute Teachers

Lee Echtenkamp

Jaci Knuth

Alyssa McAfee

Lindsey Harders

Nellie Campbell

Tiffany Jacobsen

Tara JandaTiffany Bloomquist

Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study – Paul Wilhelm

Women’s Bible Study – Anyone from the group ☺

 

 

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Habitat for Humanity Info

Christ Lutheran Cairo is going to be doing two build days in September, the 16th and the 23rd.

We will be working on concrete both of those days. The 16th we will be pouring the foundation walls and on the 23rd we will be pouring the floor of the crawlspace. 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 117 W 7th Street.

Both of these are things that the group from Christ Lutheran have done before and we are really, really excited to have your church come back to help with this again!

If you are interested in helping with this build please contact Lee Echtenkamp at 308-850-8816

 

You’re Invited

Dannebrog Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Family invites you to “Malachai Stout’s Reunion Murder Mystery Dinner”; Sunday Aug. 20th 5:00-8:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the church Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or contact Coryn Nielsen at jcnielsen@nctc.net or Sharon Fries at sharonfries@aol.com for more information.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room). Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Junk Jaunt

YES I want to Volunteer!

 

o  I can help the Sunday before 9/17

Organize and Price

o  I can help the Thursday before 9/21

Carry out junk and cut brownies & pre-make lunch sacks

o  I can help Friday of JJ 9/22

Food or Junk Sales

o  I can help Saturday of JJ 9/23

Food or Junk Sales

o  I can help Sunday of JJ 9/24

Clean up after Worship

o I would like to donate Pies

# ____ Flavor ____________________

 

Name  __________________________

Old Testament Reading……………… Job 38:4–18

4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, 9when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? 12“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, 13that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment. 15From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken. 16“Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.

Epistle……..Romans 10:5–17

 

 5For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

 

Holy Gospel……… Matthew 14:22–33

 

22Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 28And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 6, 2017

 

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

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com
Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
(308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)
Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.
Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Grant Ocana Acolyte
Jamie Hadenfeldt/Dick Hadenfeldt Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Brent Gascho Elders
Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/9 85 18
Sunday 7/16 65 6
Sunday 7/23 83 2
Sunday 7/30 85 4
Our Offerings Sunday 7/30
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $1,320.00
Mission Fund $.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
* Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).
* Please pray for Arlene Hadenfeldt, Arlene will have knee surgery on Tues. Aug. 8 at CHI St Francis. Bob and Arlene will be staying at Tiffany Square during her rehab.

Suffering from Cancer
* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)
* Donna Harders
* Shirley Adams
* Roger Adams
* Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)
* Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rick & Jan Leth – Aug. 10 (21)
Garen & Laura Spatz – Aug. 11 (54)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Lola Clark – Aug. 7
Pete Dibbern – Aug. 7

Fusako Hadenfeldt – Aug. 10
Andrew Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11

Gene Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11

Emily Neppl – Aug. 11

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu
*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday, Aug. 6 – Pentecost 9
Is. 55:1–5
Psalm 136:1–9 (23–26)
Rom. 9:1–5 (6–13)
Matt. 14:13–21

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Aug. 7
Moses to Trinity Lutheran Columbus NE

Tuesday Aug. 8

Wednesday Aug. 9
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday Aug. 10
Moses to GI
Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square

Friday Aug. 11

Saturday Aug. 12
LWML Fall Planning Mtg. at Trinity GI 9:30 am

Sunday, Aug. 13 – Pentecost 10
Job 38:4–18
Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)
Rom. 10:5–17
Matt. 14:22–33

Rally Sunday
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Sunday School Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of SS Teachers during worship
Picnic at Reynolds Pond following Church
SAVE the DATE

SS Begins Aug. 20
M & M mtg. August 21
Nominating Committee Mtg. Aug. 21
Choir ♫ Practice Begins Sept. 6, 2017
Church at the Pond Sept. 10
Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24
Junk Jaunt Outside Worship Sept. 24
HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7
Check out the App store for our Church App
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.
ABC Childcare Center has openings
for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.
ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus. Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated. Children are supported in play-based, developmentally
appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities. Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities. In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.
ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building. You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak. Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.
Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!
October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event. We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!
Habitat for Humanity Info
Christ Lutheran Cairo is going to be doing two build days in September, the 16th and the 23rd. We will be working on concrete both of those days. The 16th we will be pouring the foundation walls and on the 23rd we will be pouring the floor of the crawlspace. 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 117 W 7th Street.
Both of these are things that the group from Christ Lutheran have done before and we are really, really excited to have your church come back to help with this again!
If you are interested in helping with this build please contact Lee Echtenkamp at 308-850-8816

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017
We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.
Volunteers are Needed!
Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.
Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!
If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).
Homemade Pies!
Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Please detach and Return to the church office.

Junk Jaunt
YES I want to Volunteer!

 I can help the Sunday before 9/17
Organize and Price
 I can help the Thursday before 9/21
Carry out junk and cut brownies & pre-make lunch sacks
 I can help Friday of JJ 9/22
Food or Junk Sales
 I can help Saturday of JJ 9/23
Food or Junk Sales
 I can help Sunday of JJ 9/24
Clean up after Worship

I would like to donate Pies
# ____ Flavor ____________________

Name __________________________

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 55:1–5

1“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. 4Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.

Epistle Reading Romans 9:1–5

1I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
Holy Gospel Matthew 14:13–21

13Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

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August Church Calendar

Hard to believe that today is the last day of July – HELLO August!!!
Attached is the August church calendar please print and post to stay up to date with what is happening at church!

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 30, 2017

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

 

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

 

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

Bev Gilbert & Steve Hansen…… Piano & Guitar

Justin Bredthauer……………………………….. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

Grant/McLain…………………………… Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

Ted Dibbern/Scott Reynolds………………… Elders

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

Sunday 7/9……………….. 85………………………….. 18

Sunday 7/16……………… 65……………………………. 6

Sunday 7/23……………… 83……………………………. 2

 

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/23

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,920.00

Mission Fund………………………………………. $83.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts (Men’s Breakfast & Coffee $)…….. $87.20

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please keep Gordon Bredthauer in your prayers, Gordon underwent surgery on his hip and is recovering at home.

*  Prayers of Thanksgiving for Donna Harders. Donna received the news that her cancer has gone into complete remission, after reviewing her scans Tues. the Dr. did not find any sign of cancer ♥ Donna will continue with her Chemotherapy and regular scans.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK.

Ted & Kimberly Dibbern – July 31 (13)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Denise Bredthauer – July 30

Richard Gilbert – Aug. 1

Erika White – Aug. 2

Julie Dibbern – Aug. 3

Angela Meyer – Aug. 5

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 30 – Pentecost 8

……………………………………………………… Deut.7:6–9

………………………………………………………. Psalm 125

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:28–39

………………………………………………… Matt. 13:44–52

…….. Pastor Brian Preaching at Grace WR 9 am

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

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday July 31

 …………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Aug. 1 …………………………………………….

Wednesday Aug. 2

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

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

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug. 3

…….  Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)

Friday Aug. 4………………………………………………….

Saturday Aug. 5……………………………………………..

Sunday, Aug. 6 – Pentecost 9

………………………………………………………… Is. 55:1–5

…………………………………… Psalm 136:1–9 (23–26)

………………………………………….. Rom. 9:1–5 (6–13)

………………………………………………… Matt. 14:13–21

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

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

………………………………….. SS Rally Day – Aug. 13

……………….. Installation of SS Teachers Aug. 13

…………………………………………. SS Begins Aug. 20

…………………………………….. M & M mtg. August 21

……………… Nominating Committee Mtg. Aug. 21

…………… Choir ♫ Practice Begins Sept. 6, 2017

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

ABC Childcare Center has openings for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.

ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated.  Children are supported in play-based, developmentally

appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities.  Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities.  In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.

ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment.  Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building.  You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak.  Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

A Community Bible School

At the Cairo Community Center, July 30 – Aug. 2 from 6:30-8:45 pm. The theme is “Finding Destiny” Diving deep into God’s Word to find purpose for life. All preschool – elementary students are invited.

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

Readings from Holy Scripture

 Old Testament Reading……………… Deuteronomy 7:6–9

6“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 7It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

 Epistle……………….. Romans 8:28–39

28 We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. 31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Holy Gospel……………. Matthew 13:44–52

44[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 51“Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 23, 2017

 

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

Kim Dibbern……………………………………… Organist

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

Justin/Grant…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

Sunday 7/9……………….. 85………………………….. 18

Sunday 7/16……………… 65……………………………. 6

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/16

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,820.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $202.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………….. $257.00

Misc. Gifts (Men Breakfast)………………….. $49.00

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please keep Gordon Bredthauer in your prayers, Gordon underwent surgery on his hip July 17th at Omaha NE.

*  Please keep Larry Jensen in your prayers, Larry underwent surgery on July 20th at Mary Lanning, Hastings NE.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dennis & Karry Bloomquist – July 26 (31)

 

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kylie Neppl – July 24

Abby Hadenfeldt – July – 25

Lorraine Kroeger – July 25

Spencer Meyer – July 25

Nate Dibbern – July 26

Ann Adamson – July – 27

Shelby Budde – July 28

Tammy Serr – July 28

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 23 – Pentecost 7

………………………………………………………..  Is. 44:6–8

……………………………………………. Psalm 119:57–64

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:18–27

…………………………………….. Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43

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

. Donna/Lora/Sheyanne Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday July 24

 ……………………………………………………………………….

Tuesday July 25

………………………………………………………………………..

Wednesday July 26

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

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

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 27

………  6th Annual LCC Comfort Dog Conf. in IL.

Friday July 28

………. 6th Annual LCC Comfort Dog Conf. in IL.

Saturday July 29

………………………………………………………………………..

Sunday, July 30 – Pentecost 8

……………………………………………………… Deut.7:6–9

………………………………………………………. Psalm 125

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:28–39

………………………………………………… Matt. 13:44–52

…….. Pastor Brian Preaching at Grace WR 9 am

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

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

ABC Childcare Center has openings

for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.

ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated.  Children are supported in play-based, developmentally

appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities.  Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities.  In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.

ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment.  Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building.  You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak.  Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Cairo United Methodist Church July 24 – 28 from 5-8 pm. The theme is “Hero Central” Discover Your Strength in God. There will be a light supper served every evening. It is for Preschool-6th grade. Contact Trisha Plate at 308-539-3776. A Community Bible School at the Cairo Community Center, July 30 – Aug. 2 from 6:30-8:45 pm. The theme is “Finding Destiny” Diving deep into God’s Word to find purpose for life. All preschool – elementary students are invited.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

 

 

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every       Sunday if you don’t want to. You can   work with another        teacher and take    turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make      decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities    and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest          of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

 

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

Please return to  Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

 

 

First Reading………..Isaiah 44:6–8

 6Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 7Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. 8Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”

 

Epistle…….Romans 8:18–27

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

 

 

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

24[Jesus] put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”  36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed is the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

 

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 16, 2017

 

 Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

Kim Dibbern & Steve Hansen……. Piano/Guitar

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

Kylie/Justin……………………………… Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Matt Neppl/Ted Dibbern……………………….. Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/18……………… 70……………………………. 2

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

Sunday 7/9……………….. 85………………………….. 18

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/9

Building Fund……………………………………. $120.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,945.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $242.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………… $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please keep the family of Erin (Nickel) Aerni of Kimball NE. (formerly of Cairo) in your prayers. Erin was killed in a vehicle/pedestrian accident Saturday, July 8 near Kimball NE Funeral Services were Thursday, July 13 at the Kimball High School. A Memorial Service will be held at the Cairo Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be sent to Erin’s parents Dave & Barb Nickel P O Box 154 Cairo NE 68824

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Pastor & Lisa Wright – July 17 (24)

Jacob & Allison Bartley – July 18 (2)

Jerry & Barb Teichmeier – July 19 (42)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 

Mickhalla Critel – July 17

Doug Meyer – July 17

Dan Reimers – July 18

Sara Hansen – July 20

Greyson Rasmussen – July 21

Barb Meyer – July 22

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 16 – Pentecost 6

…………………………………………………….  Is. 55:10–13

………………………………………. Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:12–17

………………………………………… Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23

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

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11am -1 pm

Monday July 17

 ……………………………………………………………………….

Tuesday July 18

…………………………………. Moses to Crisis Ctr 5 pm

Wednesday July 19

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

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

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

………………… Worship at WR Good Sam 9:30 am

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 20

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

……………….. Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr Noon

Friday July 21

………………………………………………………………………..

Saturday July 22

……….. HLHS HOGS & DOGS Noon – 10:30 pm

…….. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

Sunday, July 23 – Pentecost 7

………………………………………………………..  Is. 44:6–8

……………………………………………. Psalm 119:57–64

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:18–27

…………………………………….. Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43

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

. Lora/Donna/Sheyanne Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

ABC Childcare Center has openings for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.

ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated.  Children are supported in play-based, developmentally-appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities.  Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities.  In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.

ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment.  Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building.  You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak.  Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills.  Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10.  All three for $25.  There will also be a beer garden during the dance.  All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

 

I am a volunteer typist for Gary Thies of Mission Central, Mapleton, Iowa.  I wanted to inform you and your LWML Society/congregation of Gary’s upcoming 75th birthday on August 28th.  It would be a blessing to ‘shower’ Gary with cards and well wishes on his special day.  If you want to join in the card shower for this

“NOT NORMAL MISSIONARY”, Gary’s address is:
Gary Thies
40718 Highway E-16;
Mapleton, IA  51034-7105
Please spread the word as Gary has touched the lives of so many in his many visits to congregations, schools, conventions and in-home visits throughout the many, many years.  Thanks so much. Joy Deterding, Cambridge, Nebraska

 

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can   work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

 – – – – – – – – – -Please clip and Return- – – – – – – – – – –

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

 

Please return to Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

 

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading  Isaiah 55:10–13

10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

 

Epistle        Romans 8:12–17

12So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

Holy Gospel       Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

 

1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He who has ears, let him hear.”  …18“Hear then the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 9, 2017

 

 


Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

 

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

 

Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

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

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/11……………… 79……………………………. 5

Sunday 6/18……………… 70……………………………. 2

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/2

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,695.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $110.21

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts (Sunday School)………………… $67.28

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Prayers for Holden Paul Rasmussen as he was baptized into God’s family this morning.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Trent & Justine Eriksen – July 9 (6)

Jeff & Jennell Campbell – July 15 (11)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kassidy Gascho – July 9

Holly Plejdrup – July 9

Dana Lemburg – July 11

Shari Rathman – July 12

Carl Sokol – July 13

Atley Strode – July 14

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 9 – Pentecost 5

…………………………………………………..  Zech. 9:9–12

………………………………………………. Psalm145:1–14

……………………………………………….. Rom. 7:14–25a

………………………………………………… Matt. 11:25–30

 

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

……………………….. ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am

………. Worship (Rasmussen Baptism) 10:30 am

…… Quarterly Voter’s Mtg (Following Worship)

Monday July 10

 … HLHS Blood Drive at Conestoga Mall 11am-4pm

Tuesday July 11 ……………………………………………

Wednesday July 12

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

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

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 13………………………. Moses to GI

(Wedgewood/Country Home/Tiffany Square)

Friday July 14

.. Lemburg Wedding (Church Flower prep.) 9am

………………………….. Lemburg/Floth Rehearsal GI

Saturday July 15

………………………….. Lemburg (Flower pickup am)

……………………. Lemburg/Floth Wedding GI 5 pm

 

Sunday, July 16 – Pentecost 6

…………………………………………………….  Is. 55:10–13

………………………………………. Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:12–17

………………………………………… Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23

 

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

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11am -1 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

………. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

…………………… HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills.  Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10.  All three for $25.  There will also be a beer garden during the dance.  All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

HLHS Blood Drive

On Monday, July 10th from 11 am to 4 pm a group of Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross at the Conestoga Mall. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 25 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –all usable units collected will count towards a scholarship for HLHS students Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS students as well.   Please register online or contact Jeremy at 308-227-8046 for a donation time.

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

Please return to

Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

Old Testament Reading…………. Zechariah 9:9–12

 9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

 

Epistle……..Romans 7:14–25a

 

14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

 

 

Holy Gospel…….Matthew 11:25–30

 

25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

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