Announcements and Readings for the week of May 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian Wright Pastor
Catherine Garrett Organist
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Larry Jensen/Rick Leth Ushers
Ryan/McLain Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 4/29 68 1
Sunday 5/6 104 9
Sunday 5/13 95 3
Sunday 5/20 91 2

Our Offerings Sunday 5/20
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,041.00
Mission Fund $80.00
Special Mission $144.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Continued prayers for Texas and all who were impacted by this tragedy and for Moses and his handler Lisa Wright as they spent several days in Texas providing comfort to those in need.
Continued prayers for Jeff Rice (Rick & Bev Gilbert’s son-in-law) following surgery on Monday May 21.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Jim & Donna Schultz – May 27 (51), Jerry & Barb Meyer – May 29 (52), Steve & Cindy Hansen – May 31 (43), Jose & Laurie Ocana – June 1 (16), Larry & Peg Hadenfeldt – June 2 (45)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Landry White – May 27, Keith Harders – May 28
Deb Weber – May 28, Brad Adams – June 2, Troy Grabowski – June 2

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, May 27 – The Holy Trinity
Is. 6:1–8; Ps. 29
Acts 2:14a, 22–36; John 3:1–17

Adult Bible Study 9 am
Gary & Lisa Tiffany Mission Trip to Africa – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday May 28
All Belong to Christ Childcare/Preschool – Closed for the Holiday
Cairo Swimming Pool Opens

Tuesday May 29
VBS 9am – Noon

Wednesday May 30
Men’s Bible Study 8 am – Meeting at the Vault Today!
NO Women’s Bible Study through the Summer!
VBS 9am – Noon
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday May 31
VBS 9am – Noon

Friday June 1
VBS 9 am – 12:30 pm
VBS Program 12:30pm – Everyone is Invited!
Following VBS Program Lunch & Fun at Harders Pond
Moses to LWML Convention South Dakota

Saturday June 2
Moses to LWML Convention South Dakota

Sunday, June 3 – 2nd Sun after Pentecost
Deut. 5:12–15; Ps. 81:1–10
2 Cor. 4:5–12; Mark 2:23–28 (3:1–6)

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

SAVE the DATE
ABC Board Mtg. June 4
Progressive Ag Safety Day @ Community Ctr. 8-2pm June 5
Cairo Cornstalk Festival “Sea of Red” June 8-9
LCMS NE Dist. Convention Kearney NE June 15-16
Fried Chicken Dinner at the Senior Ctr June 17
M & M Mtg. June 18
Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr June 21
Moses Mtg at Harders w/Peace-Eddie June 21
Moses to Lincoln June 23
Coffee Volunteers Needed for Sunday June 24
Elder’s Mtg. June 25
Pastor Gone for Harvest June 25 – July 7
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. Please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl for more details.

Make note on your calendars there will be
NO Women’s Bible Study through the Summer.

Men’s Bible Study Weds. May 30 at 8:00 am will be held at the Vault during Vacation Bible School.

VBS Begins Tuesday May 29 and goes through the week with the VBS Program on Friday June 1.

Age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited. It’s not too late to register – registrations can be found on the table located in the Fellowship Hall near the sanctuary doors. You may also call or email the church to register.

VBS – 2018 “Splash Canyon”
Come explore Bible stories, take Bible challenges, make crafts, eat snacks, play games, sing
and so much more!
Tues May 29 – Friday June 1; 9am – Noon M-Th; Fri. until 12:30 pm with the Program beginning right at 12:30.

Everyone is invited to join us for the program here at church and then Lunch and Fun at Shawn Harders’ Pond following the program.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 6:1–8

1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” 4And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. 5And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” 6Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” 8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Second Reading Acts 2:14a, 22–36

14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; 26therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. 27For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. 28You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ 29“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, 35until I make your enemies your footstool.’ 36Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Holy Gospel John 3:1–17

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16[Jesus said:] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Richard Kothe Guest Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Larry Jensen/Rick Leth Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 4/22 88 6
Sunday 4/29 68 1
Sunday 5/6 104 9
Sunday 5/13 95 3

Our Offerings Sunday 5/13
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,261.00
Mission Fund $68.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $133.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

Suffering from Cancer

Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Doug & Angie Meyer – May 25 (22)
Steve & Lola Clark – May 26 (39), Tim & Peg Lemburg – May 26 (39)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Adam Bierhaus – May 23, Liona Kenny – May 23
Morgan Janda – May 24, Lauren Lemburg – May 24
Lynn Sundberg – May 25, Ethan Reynolds – May 26

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, May 20 – Pentecost
Ezek. 37:1–14; Ps. 139:1–12 (13–16)
Acts 2:1–21; John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15

Welcome Guest Pastor Rev. Richard Kothe
Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
WRRHS Graduation 2 pm
HLHS Graduation 3 pm

Monday May 21
Please NOTE there will be NO Chancel Mtg. this month.
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday May 22

Wednesday May 23
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday May 24

Friday May 25
Hansen / Mayes Wedding Rehearsal

Saturday May 26
Hansen / Mayes Wedding Day

Sunday, May 27 – The Holy Trinity
Is. 6:1–8; Ps. 29
Acts 2:14a, 22–36; John 3:1–17

Adult Bible Study 9 am
Gary & Lisa Tiffany Mission Trip to Africa – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Swimming Pool Opens May 28
ABC Daycare/Preschool Closed May 28 – Memorial Day
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
Progressive Ag Safety Day @ Community Ctr. 8-2pm June 5
Cairo Cornstalk Festival “Sea of Red” June 8-9
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

Members of Christ Lutheran are invited to attend the LCMS NE Dist. Convention June 15-16 as a guest. Please see the papers on the bulletin board located near the church office if you are interested in attending as a guest, you will not be a voting member. If you have questions you can visit with Pastor Wright.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. Please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl for more details.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1.
Don’t forget to check the board to see what you can bring to help at VBS this year.

Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

Grand Island Habitat for Humanity
Capital Avenue Development Groundbreaking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.
Development is adjacent to 1027 E. Capital Avenue Please join us as we break ground on our new Capital Avenue Development and announce the beginning of our capital campaign, Empowering People, Developing Community. We will have remarks from our founder, campaign chairs, and Mayor Jensen. This development will provide lots for 22 homes and help us provide strength, stability, and self-reliance for years to come.

Readings from Holy Scripture / Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 37:1–14

1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” 7So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.”

Second Reading Acts 2:1–21

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; 20the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. 21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

Holy Gospel John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15

26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. 4But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day from Christ Lutheran

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christ Cairo WELCOMES You!

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

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

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

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

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

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Larry Jensen/Rick Leth Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 4/15 89 5
Sunday 4/22 88 6
Sunday 4/29 68 1
Sunday 5/6 104 9

Our Offerings Sunday 5/6
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $3,150.00
Mission Fund $165.00
Special Mission $9.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

Prayers for all Mother’s on this Mother’s Day.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dick & Jan Hadenfeldt – May 16 (54)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tyler Hadenfeldt – May 13, Tiffany Bloomquist – May 17
Brianna Deines – May 19, Vickie Lemburg – May 19, Jessica Marsh – May 19

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, May 13 – 7th Sun of Easter
Acts 1:12–26; Ps. 1
1 John 5:9–15; John 17:11b–19

Happy Mother’s Day
Pastor Wright Preaching at Grace WR 9 am
Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Daycare/Preschool – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Northwest High School Graduation 2 pm

Monday May 14
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. All Day

Tuesday May 15
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday May 16
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Wood River Good Sam. Worship 9:30 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Moses Group Mtg. 7 pm

Thursday May 17
ABC Open House 5 -6 pm
ABC Preschool Graduation 6:30 pm

Friday May 18
Pastor & Family gone through May 20

Saturday May 19

Sunday, May 20 – 8th Sun of Easter
Ezek. 37:1–14; Ps. 139:1–12 (13–16)
Acts 2:1–21; John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15

Welcome Guest Pastor Rev. Richard Kothe

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
WRRHS Graduation 2 pm
HLHS Graduation 3 pm

SAVE the DATE
M & M Mtg. 7 pm May 21
ABC Open House/Preschool Graduation May 17
Mayes/Hansen Wedding May 26
Cairo Swimming Pool Opens May 28
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
Progressive Ag Safety Day @ Community Ctr. 8-2pm June 5
Cairo Cornstalk Festival “Sea of Red” June 8-9
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

Members of Christ Lutheran are invited to attend the LCMS NE Dist. Convention June 15-16 as a guest. Please see the papers on the bulletin board located near the church office if you are interested in attending as a guest, you will not be a voting member. If you have questions you can visit with Pastor Wright.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. Please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl for more details.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way, please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

 

First Reading Acts 1:12–26

12Then [the apostles] returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 15In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18(Now this man bought a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20“For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’ 21So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Epistle 1 John 5:9–15

9If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Holy Gospel John 17:11b–19

11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 29, 2018

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

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

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

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com
Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
Ryan/McLain Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
Ted Dibbern/Scott Reynolds Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Easter Sunrise 4/1 107 21
Sunday 4/8 94 14
Sunday 4/15 89 5
Sunday 4/22 88 6

Our Offerings Sunday 4/22
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $2,370.00
Mission Fund $148.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $3.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Bill Gideon, Kimberly Dibbern’s brother in law.
Prayers for Garen Spatz, Garen home recovering from bypass surgery this past week.
Prayers of Thanksgiving for the birth of a baby girl to Garen & Laura Spatz granddaughter Brandi.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Rob & Tammy Serr – May 1 (25)
Adam & Sara Bierhaus – May 5 (11); Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5 (17)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tina Dibbern – April 29, John Hadenfeldt – April 29, Jace Campbell – April 30, Kelsey Lemburg – April 30, Holden Rasmussen – April 30, Silas Marsh – May 1, Jacob Bartley – May 2, Andrea Floth – May 2, Alyssa McAfee – May 2, Cole Callahan – May 5, Garrett Teichmeier – May 5, Christopher Visser – May 5

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, April 29 – 5th Sun of Easter
Acts 8:26–40; Ps. 150
1 John 4:1–11 (12–21); John 15:1–8

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Gary & Lisa – Tiffany Tanda Mission Trip Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Come enjoy a treat while you watch a 10-minute video from Tiffany on her Mission Trip to the Ivory Coast in Africa with 1040i and EP Legacy providing prosthetics for the underprivileged.
Worship 10:30 am

Monday April 30
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday May 1 HLHS Chapel 9:38 am

Wednesday May 2 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday May 3 Go Big Give – ABC Lasagna Dinner 5-7 pm
Moses to Ravenna (Seneca & Good Sam)

Friday May 4

Saturday May 5

Sunday, May 6 – 6th Sun of Easter
Acts 10:34–48; Ps. 981
John 5:1–8; John 15:9–17

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
HS Senior Recognition Sunday – Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

ABC Board Mtg. May 7
Pastor Wright Preaching at Grace WR 9 am May 13
Comfort Dog Mtg. May 16
Pastor Wright out of Town May 18-20
Guest Pastor Rev Richard Kothe May 20
M & M Mtg. 7 pm May 21
ABC Open House/Preschool Graduation May 17
Mayes/Hansen Wedding May 26
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

Members of Christ Lutheran are invited to attend the LCMS NE Dist. Convention June 15-16 as a guest. Please see the papers on the bulletin board located near the church office if you are interested in attending as a guest, you will not be a voting member. If you have questions you can visit with Pastor Wright.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. Please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl for more details.

Thursday May 3rd All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool will be hosting a Lasagna dinner from 5-7pm in conjunction with Go Big Give. Laptops and Volunteers will be available to help with online donations. Proceeds will be used to fund a new nature-based playground. Come out that night and see our design!

The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who made our burrito breakfast a great success. We raised a total of $782.00 and with the Ladies Aid match of $500.00 a total of $1232.00 will be going toward our church assessment for Heartland Lutheran School.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way, please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

Readings from Holy Scripture / First Reading Acts 8:26–40

26Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. 33In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” 34And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Epistle 1 John 4:1–11

1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are from the world; therefore, they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Holy Gospel John 15:1–8

1[Jesus said:] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

 

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 15, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages

(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589 nancyharders@gmail.com
Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Pianist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Brent Gascho/Ted Dibbern Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Maundy Thurs 3/29 73 5
Good Friday 3/30 68 3
Easter Sunrise 4/1 107 21
Sunday 4/8 94 14

Our Offerings Sunday 4/8
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,319.00
Mission Fund $332.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Merlin Dibbern and his family would like to say thank you for all of the prayers, house visits and phone calls during his recovery.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Brayden Dibbern – April 16, Evan Meyer – April 16
Ben Dibbern – April 18, Eldyn DeFreece – April 19

*Remember to pick up a 2018 Church Directory.

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, April 15 – 3rd Sun of Easter
Acts 3:11–21; Ps. 4
1 John 3:1–7; Luke 24:36–49

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Ham Dinner 11am -1pm Everyone WELCOME

Monday April 16

Tuesday April 17 Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday April 18
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday April 19
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday April 20

Saturday April 21
LWML N/S Dist. Seek & Serve Day @ Columbus NE

Sunday, April 22 – 4th Sun of Easter
Acts 4:1–12; Ps. 23
1 John 3:16–24; John 10:11–18

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

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. April 23
Postponed LWML Spring Rally @ Loup City April 28
Elder’s Mtg. April 30
HS Senior Recognition Sunday May 6
ABC Board Mtg. May 7
Pastor Wright Preaching at Grace WR 9 am May 13
Pastor Wright out of Town May 18-20
M & M Mtg. 7 pm May 21
ABC Open House/Preschool Graduation May 17
Mais/Hansen Wedding May 26
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Thank You!
The Chancel Guild would like to thank everyone who generously donated towards the lilies that decorate our sanctuary this Easter morning.

You are invited to the Cairo Senior Ctr. Today for a Ham Dinner served 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Moses Basket Auction
THANK YOU!

The Moses Comfort Dog team would like to say a big THANK YOU for the support we received on the silent auction. The generosity of basket donors, bidders and financial donors went beyond our expectation! We are blessed to belong to a congregation with such charitable hearts and willingness to serve. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” The funds raised will be used for care of Moses and for travel expenses. Shawn & Nancy Harders and the Moses Comfort Dog Team

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

3rd Annual NE LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day
God of All Comfort; Saturday April 21st; Peace Lutheran Columbus NE. Bible Study Leaders; Sally Handrick & Christie Steffens, What are we doing?? Gifts from the heart for Camp Luther; Sewing pillowcases for hospitals, nursing homes, and military personnel; crochet, knit or quilted memory blankets. More information is located in the Winter Echo.

LWML Spring Rally @ Loup City Sat. April 14 was postponed due to weather. Please mark your calendars Sat. April 28th is the rescheduled date.

HLHS NEWS!
Heartland Lutheran High School will present the musical Kilroy Was Here on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:00. Enjoy the music styles of the 40’s at a USO in Brooklyn, NY in 1942, while soldiers prepare to go overseas and government agents search for German spies. Tickets may be purchased at the door; $8 for adults and $5 for school age children.

You Are Invited
The Cairo United Methodist Church invites all women of Christ Lutheran to their Annual Salad Luncheon on April 28, 2018 beginning at Noon. Tim Mohanna vocalist of all kinds of music will entertain us. See the bulletin board for the invitation and contact Neta Dibbern at 308-583-0159 if you are planning on attending.

Readings from Holy Scripture
First Reading Acts 3:11–21

11While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded. 12And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13“The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. 17“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, 20that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Epistle 1 John 3:1–7
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Holy Gospel Luke 24:36–49
36As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate before them. 44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 8, 2018

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

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

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

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589 nancyharders@gmail.com
Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
McLain Adams Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
Kylie/Cole Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/25 106 19
Maundy Thurs 3/29 73 5
Good Friday 3/30 68 3
Easter Sunrise 4/1 107 21

Our Offerings Sunday 4/1
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,630.00
Mission Fund $320.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.
Prayers for Bill Gideon (Kim Dibbern’s brother-in-law) recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort), Deb had a hip replacement two weeks ago and just found out she has cancer. Deb generously donates free of charge all of Moses’ grooming needs each month.
Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Heath & Sara Hadenfeldt – April 12 (15)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Don Deines – April 8, Scott Reynolds – April 8, Riley Adams – April 10, Kaitlyn Luhn – April 11
Jennifer Hansen – April 12, Lindsey Harders – April 13, Rob Serr – April 13, Isaiah Nation – April 15

*Remember to pick up a 2018 Church Directory.
Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, April 8 – 2nd Sun of Easter
Acts 4:32–35; Ps. 148
1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship
Monday April 9
Pastor Spring Conf. at Kearney NE
Tuesday April 10
Pastor Spring Conf. at Kearney NE
Wednesday April 11 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Moses Group Mtg. 7 pm
Thursday April 12
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday April 13
Saturday April 14
LWML Spring Rally @ Loup City NE

Sunday, April 15 – 3rd Sun of Easter
Acts 3:11–21; Ps. 4
1 John 3:1–7; Luke 24:36–49
Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Pastor’s Spring Conference April 9-10
LWML Spring Workshop April 14
LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day April 21
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Thank You!
The Chancel Guild would like to thank everyone who generously donated towards the lilies that decorate our sanctuary this Easter morning.

Moses Basket Auction
THANK YOU!

The Moses Comfort Dog team would like to say a big
THANK YOU for the support we received on the silent auction.
The generosity of basket donors, bidders and financial donors went beyond our expectation! We are blessed to belong to a congregation with such charitable hearts and willingness to serve. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” The funds raised will be used for care of Moses and for travel expenses. Thank you!
Shawn & Nancy Harders and the Moses Comfort Dog Team

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

NEWS!
You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop Saturday, April 14th; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loup City NE; 9 am Registration, 9:30-3 pm; Guest Speaker Rev Richard Kothe. This year’s theme is “The ends of suffering” Ingathering items donated to Loup City Food Pantry; non-perishable food, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap (single boxes only) toilet paper, toothpaste and deodorant. DON’T FORGET – Bring your used ink cartridges. Please let Cindy Hansen know if you are able to attend; Registration cost is $5 per person.
3rd Annual NE LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day
God of All Comfort; Saturday April 21st; Peace Lutheran Columbus NE. Bible Study Leaders; Sally Handrick & Christie Steffens, What are we doing?? Gifts from the heart for Camp Luther; Sewing pillowcases for hospitals, nursing homes, and military personnel; crochet, knit or quilted memory blankets.
More information is located in the Winter Echo.
First Reading Acts 4:32–35
32Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Epistle 1 John 1:1—2:2

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

Holy Gospel John 20:19–31

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

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 1, 2018

No Sunday School Today and Sunrise Worship begins at 7 am with LYF Breakfast for all immediately following worship. 

Sunday school for all Ages

(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589 nancyharders@gmail.com
Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Catherine Garrett Organist
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Weds 3/14 59 3
Sunday 3/18 98 7
Weds 3/21 45 2
Sunday 3/25 106 19

Our Offerings Sunday 3/25
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $1,430.00
Mission Fund $472.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $4.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.
Prayers for Bill Gideon (Kim Dibbern’s brother-in-law) recovering from surgery.
Prayers for the Family and Friends of Navi Nielsen, Navi was in a serious automobile accident March 1 and she died from her injuries on Sat. March 24 in Omaha NE.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Terry & Barb Robertson – April 7 (34)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Justin Bredthauer – April 1, Arlene Hadenfeldt – April 1, Kristen Harders – April 3, Aaron Rasmussen – April 3
Tracy Hadenfeldt – April 5, Lilah Kenney – April 5, Shelby Kenney – April 6, Trystan Wright – April 6

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

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

Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, April 1 – Easter
Ex. 15:1–11; Ps. 118: 15–29
1 Cor. :6b–8; John 20:1–18

No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Easter SUNRISE Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship
Moses Basket Auction Fundraiser Ends
Monday April 2
All Belong to Christ Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday April 3
Wednesday April 4
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday April 5
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday April 6
Saturday April 7

Sunday, April 8 – 2nd Sun of Easter
Acts 4:32–35; Ps. 148
1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31
Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Pastor’s Spring Conference April 9-10
LWML Spring Workshop April 14
LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day April 21
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Thank You!
The Chancel Guild would like to thank everyone who generously donated towards the lilies that decorate our sanctuary this Easter morning.

Moses Basket Auction Benefit

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

NEWS!
You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop Saturday, April 14th; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loup City NE; 9 am Registration, 9:30-3 pm; Guest Speaker Rev Richard Kothe. This year’s theme is “The ends of suffering” Ingathering items donated to Loup City Food Pantry; non-perishable food, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap (single boxes only) toilet paper, toothpaste and deodorant. DON’T FORGET – Bring your used ink cartridges. Please let Cindy Hansen know if you are able to attend; Registration cost is $5 per person.
3rd Annual NE LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day
God of All Comfort; Saturday April 21st; Peace Lutheran Columbus NE. Bible Study Leaders; Sally Handrick & Christie Steffens, What are we doing?? Gifts from the heart for Camp Luther; Sewing pillowcases for hospitals, nursing homes, and military personnel; crochet, knit or quilted memory blankets.
More information is located in the Winter Echo.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 25:6-9

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Gospel Reading John 20:1-18

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week March 25, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages 

(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
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 2018
ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/11 92 3
Weds 3/14 59 3
Sunday 3/18 98 7
Weds 3/21 45 2

Our Offerings Sunday 3/18
Building Fund $225.00
General Fund $3,277.00
Mission Fund $252.00
Special Mission $203.00
Misc. Gifts $9.11

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Barb Meyer recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.
Prayers for Bill Gideon (Kim Dibbern’s brother-in-law) recovering from surgery.
Prayers for our Confirmands this morning.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25 (18)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tab Kilzer – March 27, Dick Hadenfeldt – March 28, Dorothy Schultz – March 28
Erica Dibbern – March 29, Jax Campbell – March 31, Rob Schultz – March 31

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

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

Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday / Confirmation Sunday
Zech. 9:9–12; Ps. 118:19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Cake Reception Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Choir & SS Children ♫ during Worship 10:30 am
Neppl Family Reserved Church Hall – Noon

Monday March 26
ABC Butter Braid Orders Pickup at ABC 4-6 pm
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday March 27

Wednesday March 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday March 29
Senior Center Devotions Noon
Maundy Thursday Worship 7 pm

Friday March 30
Good Friday Worship 7 pm

Saturday March 31

Sunday, April 1
Zech. 9:9–12; Ps. 118:19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Easter SUNRISE Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship
Moses Basket Auction Fundraiser Ends

SAVE the DATE
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

March 26th is National Epilepsy Day
TODAY we wear Purple!
Kendal is very thankful for the care she had at Children’s Hospital a year ago with her diagnosis with epilepsy and she would like to give back by donating items in need to Children’s. If you would like to participate in her quest some items they are requesting include: New markers, paints, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, Play-Doh, bead kits, bubbles, Legos, books, hot wheels coloring books, deck of cards. Items do need to be new. Kendal is also very thankful for her church family during the past year. She will be accepting donations through March 30th and taking to her checkup at Children’s on April 2nd.

All Belong to Christ
Daycare and Preschool
THANK YOU!
ABC Preschool/Daycare would like to say THANK YOU to the church for the monetary donation from the Mission Fund.
REMINDER Butter Braid orders will be ready for pickup from 4:00-6:00 pm on Monday, March 26th at ABC.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the Lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz before March 26.

We welcome you to this special worship service for Easter Sunday, part of our “Amazing Grace,.” in which we have explored insights into the amazing grace of God found in the cross of Christ. Listen in this service to the words of the Mary Magdalene, who met the risen Jesus at the open tomb and explains what the amazing grace of Christ’s cross and empty grave means for all those who grieve.
Easter Worship Service Schedule
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Everyone is invited to the
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship

Thank You
Lee Echtenkamp and HFH would like to thank these volunteers for all that they did to help with the Habitat Builds on March 3rd & 17th; Paul W, Rick L, Jeff H, Loren D, Jeff C. Scott R, Wendell S, Steve D, Dick H, Gerry K, Pastor Brian and Kim D,

Moses Basket Auction Benefit

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, February 18. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 25. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church, and some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Pathway Bank in Cairo from March 26 through March 29. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

LWML NEWS!
You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop Saturday, April 14th; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loup City NE; 9 am Registration, 9:30-3 pm; Guest Speaker Rev Richard Kothe. This year’s theme is “The ends of suffering” Ingathering items donated to Loup City Food Pantry; non-perishable food, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap (single boxes only) toilet paper, toothpaste and deodorant. DON’T FORGET – Bring your used ink cartridges. Please let Cindy Hansen know if you are able to attend; Registration cost is $5 per person.
3rd Annual NE LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day
God of All Comfort; Saturday April 21st; Peace Lutheran Columbus NE. Bible Study Leaders; Sally Handrick & Christie Steffens, What are we doing?? Gifts from the heart for Camp Luther; Sewing pillowcases for hospitals, nursing homes, and military personnel; crochet, knit or quilted memory blankets.
More information is located in the Winter Echo.

Old Testament Reading Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice 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. I 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. As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Epistle Reading Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel Reading John 12:12-19

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 18, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages 

(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.

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

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com

Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
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 2018
ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen – Piano/Guitar
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Rob Schultz Elders

Our Attendance: Members Visitors
Sunday 3/4 108 5
Weds 3/7 52 1
Sunday 3/11 92 3
Weds 3/14 59 3

Our Offerings Sunday 3/11
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,195.00
Mission Fund $214.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $5.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

  • Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
  • Prayers for Barb Meyer undergoing surgery on Monday, March 19th in Omaha.
  • Prayers for the family and friends of Bill Baker (Rick & Bev Gilbert’s brother-in-law) Bill passed away March 12 at the Veteran’s Home in Omaha following his fight with cancer.
  • Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), from Henderson NE. Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.

Suffering from Cancer

  • Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
  • Donna Harders
  • Barb Meyer
  • Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Rachel Rice – March 21,  Tori Strode – March 21
Travis Grabowski – March 22, Rose Bredthauer – March 23
Don Schnase – March 23, Ethan Frankforter – March 24

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

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

Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, March 18 – 5th Sunday in Lent
Jer. 31:31–34; Ps. 119:9–16
Heb. 5:1–10; Mark 10:(32–34) 35–45
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am /
LYF Coffee Fellowship – 10 am

Monday March 19 M & M Mtg. 7 pm

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

Wednesday March 21 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Wood River Good Sam Worship 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
8th gr. Only Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
(Moses) Lent Supper 6 pm / Lent Worship 7 pm
Comfort Dog Group will be serving Breakfast
Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Bacon & Fruit

Thursday March 22 Ins Mtg. Church Mutual 12:30 pm
♫ Choir Practice 6 pm

Friday March 23

Saturday March 24 Easter Egg Hunt Centura Hills March 24
Project Hunger Eggstravaganza March 24

Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday / Confirmation Sunday
Zech. 9:9–12; Ps. 118:19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Cake Reception Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Choir & SS Children ♫ Worship 10:30 am
Neppl Family Reserved Church Hall – Noon

SAVE the DATE Maundy Thursday Worship w/Comm. March 29
Good Friday Worship March 30
Moses Basket Auction Ends April 1
Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am April 1
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

March 26th is National Epilepsy Day
Wear purple to church on March 25th!
Kendal is very thankful for the care she had at Children’s Hospital a year ago with her diagnosis with epilepsy and she would like to give back by donating items in need to Children’s. If you would like to participate in her quest some items they are requesting include: New markers, paints, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, Play-Doh, bead kits, bubbles, Legos, books, hot wheels coloring books, deck of cards. Items do need to be new. Kendal is also very thankful for her church family during the past year. She will be accepting donations through March 30th and taking to her checkup at Children’s on April 2nd.

All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
THANK YOU!
ABC Preschool/Daycare would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who helped and contributed during their past fundraisers. The Butter Braid Sales was outstanding with 435 Braids sold, ABC profited $2,175. With the ABC Lenten Supper and Egg Hunt and also to all who donated during Sunday Coffee fellowship, all donations from Sunday Morning was given to the Centura Band Program in Memory of Bailey Packer. Bailey was related to our ABC Family Matt & Tara, Lizzy & Harper (Packer) SchenK.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Thank You
A big THANKS to all who donated food, or your time helping serve, or both during the Packer Funeral.

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the Lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz before March 26.

We invite you to join us for a special worship series for Lent called “Amazing Grace.” Each service in the series includes a dramatic monolog from someone who participated in the story of salvation and contemplates how that participant would respond to the amazing grace found in the cross of Christ.

Worship Service Schedule
March 21 (Moses) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 25 Palm Sun / Confirmation 10:30 am
March 29 Worship with Holy Comm. 7 pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship

Moses Basket Auction Benefit

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, February 18. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 25. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church, and some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Pathway Bank in Cairo from March 26 through March 29. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.

Christ Care Team
The Christ Care Team held their first organization meeting Feb. 11th. As a team they are in the beginning stages how this ministry will proceed. Each member is committing to sharing God’s love and compassion with those who are hospitalized, in care facilities or for anyone who wishes a visit; if you have questions or are interested in being a part of this ministry please see Steve Dibbern or Pastor Wright. Visit request cards are located on the cupboard next to the member mailboxes. Please fill out the card and return to Steve Dibbern’s church mailbox.

VBS NEWS!
Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

Project Hunger in Action…Easter Basket Extravaganza
Public fund-raiser held at the Conestoga Mall on the Saturday before Easter 10-3 pm. Bid on baskets or donate a decorated basket. All proceeds go to stock the food pantry. Public fund-raiser held each year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday at the Conestoga Mall. Close to 400 Easter baskets are donated by individuals and businesses and bid on in a silent auction format. Want to donate a basket Baskets can be dropped off at the mall office during the week prior to the event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during the evening at the South end of the mall. Be sure to include the donor’s name and a list of items and their value in the basket.

Ladies Aid Greeting Cards
New cards have arrived for all occasions, Easter, Baby Baptism, Confirmation, Graduation, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy and Baby. Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old fellowship hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8. If you need assistance with the cards talk to Donna Harders.
THANK YOU!!
The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who helped to make our soup supper a success. We raised a total of $711.00 and with our $500.00 match a check for $1211.00 will going out to New Hope school. Our next project will be our annual burrito breakfast in April with a $500.00 match going to Heartland Lutheran directly or to help meet our church assessment for the school. May God Bless each of you for your generosity.

 

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 31:31–34

31“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Epistle Hebrews 5:1–10

1For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. 5So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; 6as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” 7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Stand – Holy Gospel Mark 10:35–45

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

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 11, 2018

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

Fellowship 10:00 a.m.

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

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 iamwings@msn.com

Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

Join US on Facebook
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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 2018
ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
Ethan / Ryan Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Weds 2/21        56 0
Sunday 2/25    94 18
Weds 2/28       55 1
Sunday 3/4     108 5

Our Offerings Sunday 3/4
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $2,345.00
Mission Fund $235.65
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $5.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

Prayers for safe travels for the LYF and Sponsors from Terry Peak South Dakota from their ski trip. They return home today.
Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for the family of John Peterson, John is Bill Garrett’s Uncle. He passed away March 4 at the age of 100.
Prayers of Thanksgiving for Flora Meester, Catherine Garrett’s friend, she has regained the sight in her eye and is returning to work tomorrow part time.
Prayers for the Matt & Joselin Lockard family, their home was destroyed by fire last Sunday.
Prayers for the family of Bailey Packer, Bailey’s funeral was this past Tuesday, March 6th.
Prayers for Navi Nielsen (Jr. at Centura) who was severely injured in a car accident last weekend, she is in ICU in Omaha.
Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Bill Baker (Beverly Gilbert’s Brother-in-law)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (15), Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK                                                                                                          Les Hargens – March 11, Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14, David Hadenfeldt – March 16
Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.
Don’t forget to check your Church mail box.

Sunday, March 11 – 4th Sunday in Lent
Num. 21:4–9; Ps. 107:1–9
Eph. 2:1–10; John 3:14–21

Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2 am SPRING Forward 1 hour
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship – 10 am / Comfort Dog Mtg. 10 am
The Free Will donation this morning for ABC Coffee Fellowship will be given to the Centura Band Program,
In memory of Bailey Packer. Bailey was a cousin to Lizzy Schenk who attends ABC Preschool, Bailey was killed in a car accident on March 1.
LYF Return home from SD Ski Trip
Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Boelus NE

Monday March 12                                                                                                                          Pastor Winkel Mtg.

Tuesday March 13

Wednesday March 14                                                                                                              Men’s Breakfast 6:45am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
8th gr. Only Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
(ABC) Lent Supper 5:30 pm / Lent Worship 7 pm
ABC will be having an Easter Egg Hunt
During dinner for all children ages 0 – 3rd Grade.

Thursday March 15                                                                                                                             Moses to GI Primrose / Good Sam
(Note Date Chg. During Lent) ♫ Choir Practice 6 pm

Friday March 16

Saturday March 17                                                                                                                               HFH Build GI
Sara Hansen Bridal Shower
HLHS Red/Blue Auction/Dinner
Cairo Fireman Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday, March 18 – 5th Sunday in Lent
Jer. 31:31–34; Ps. 119:9–16
Heb. 5:1–10; Mark 10:(32–34) 35–45

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am /
LYF Coffee Fellowship – 10 am

SAVE the DATE
13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Centura Hills March 24
Project Hunger Eggstravaganza March 24
Palm Sunday/Confirmation March 25
Maundy Thursday Worship w/Comm. March 29
Good Friday Worship March 30
Moses Basket Auction Ends April 1
Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am April 1
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

Habitat For Humanity House Build
Saturday, 17th
We will be working on concrete both of those days. On the 17th we will be pouring the crawlspace walls. We will need 5-10 people for each volunteer day. We will begin work at 8am and finish up close to noon. The address for the build day is 525 St Paul Road at the intersection of E 6th Street and St Paul Road. If you can volunteer either day contact Lee Echtenkamp 308-850-8816 all you need to bring is gloves, wear construction clothing and thick soled shoes.

All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Easter Egg Hunt
ABC Preschool/Daycare will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Weds. March 14th beginning at 5:30 pm; Please join them for supper and then an egg hunt will be held for all children ages 0 – 3rd Grade beginning at 6 pm. If you would like to donate prefilled plastic eggs for this event please leave them with Sarah in the Daycare office or with Lisa in the church office.

Ladies Aid Greeting Cards
New cards have arrived for all occasions, Easter, Baby Baptism, Confirmation, Graduation, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy and Baby. Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old fellowship hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.
If you need assistance with the cards talk to Donna Harders.

Project Hunger In Action…Easter Basket Extravaganza
Public fund-raiser held at the Conestoga Mall on the Saturday before Easter 10-3 pm. Bid on baskets or donate a decorated basket. All proceeds go to stock the food pantry. Public fund-raiser held each year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday at the Conestoga Mall. Close to 400 Easter baskets are donated by individuals and businesses and bid on in a silent auction format. Want to donate a basket Baskets can be dropped off at the mall office during the week prior to the event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during the evening at the South end of the mall. Be sure to include the donor’s name and a list of items and their value in the basket.

Moses Basket Auction Benefit  The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, February 18. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 25. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church, and some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Pathway Bank in Cairo from March 26 through March 29. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.

We invite you to join us for a special worship series for Lent called “Amazing Grace.” Each service in the series includes a dramatic monolog from someone who participated in the story of salvation and contemplates how that participant would respond to the amazing grace found in the cross of Christ.
Ash Weds. Lent and Holy Week
Worship Service Schedule
March 14 (ABC) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 21 (Moses) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 25 Palm Sun / Confirmation 10:30 am
March 29 Worship with Holy Comm. 7 pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the Lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz before March 26.

Christ Care Team
The Christ Care Team held their first organization meeting Feb. 11th. As a team they are in the beginning stages how this ministry will proceed. Each member is committing to sharing God’s love and compassion with those who are hospitalized, in care facilities or for anyone who wishes a visit; if you have questions or are interested in being a part of this ministry please see Steve Dibbern or Pastor Wright. Visit request cards are located on the cupboard next to the member mailboxes. Please fill out the card and return to Steve Dibbern’s church mailbox.

VBS NEWS! Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

Heartland Lutheran HS Auction Red and Blue 2018
March 17, 2018 at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island, NE. Haven’t purchased your Heartland Lutheran Red and Blue Auction Tickets yet? It’s not too late! The deadline for ticket purchase and meal choice is March 13th for the March 17th event at Riverside Country Club. You may purchase online and find more information about this event at heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com or you may call the school office at 308-385-3900.

CAIRO VFD SMORGASBORD
Cairo Community Center; Saturday, March 17, 2018;
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Cairo Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Smorgasbord again this year. This festive fund-raiser features a two-meat buffet of roast beef and ham. Au gratin potatoes, baked beans, and assorted salads. The thirty-member Fire Department works together to prepare and serve this dinner. The Smorgasbord has been in existence for over 50 years! The proceeds for the Smorgasbord go towards the purchase and upkeep of new fire-fighting and extrication equipment. Please mark the calendar for this special event.

Old Testament Reading Numbers 21:4–9
4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Epistle Ephesians 2:1–10                                                                                                   1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Holy Gospel John 3:14–21                                                                                               14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16[Jesus said:] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”

 

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