Christ Lutheran Church – LCMS Cairo Nebraska

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

Announcements and Readings for the week of May 17

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, May 17th – 7th Sunday of Easter

 

Church Office…………………………………………………………………..

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

 

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

(308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

 

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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

. Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Serving in God’s House today…

 

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

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

Sydnie Budde…………………………………………. Acolyte

Larry Jensen/Rick Leth…………………………….. Ushers

Emily N/Spencer M……………………….. Usher Helpers

Barb Rasmussen………………………………………… Altar

Jan Leth………………………………………………….. Moses

………………………………………………………………. Elders

LYF……………………………………………. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 5/10

61 Members   ………………………………………. 9 Visitors

 

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 5/10

$1,495.02……………………………………… General Fund

$410.00…………………………………………… Missions

$.00……………………………………………. Building

$.00…………………………………. Special Mission

$.00………………………………………… Misc. Gifts

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Bernard Harders recovering at Home

Tiffany Schultz who graduated from UNK May 8

ABC Preschoolers who graduated from Preschool last Weds. Evening here at Christ Cairo

 

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:.

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: ……………………………….

Tiffany Bloomquist – May 17, Brianna Deines – May 19

Vickie Lemburg – May 19, Jessica Marsh – May 19

Linda Flores – May 20

 

T        Ron & Dorothy Schultz would like to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers during the time of Ron’s mother’s illness and passing, we appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness.

 

T        Tiffany Schultz daughter of Rob & Kristin Schultz graduated from UNK on Friday, May 8.

LCMS DISASTER RELIEF—LERT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Be prepared to be “on call” and help out! Receive training, ID credential, and a worker vest at the upcoming training session on Saturday, May 16th at Christ Lutheran, Lincoln. The session will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., including lunch. The cost for this training is $20 per person. Register online here or Contact Michele at 402-482-7774, extension 119 for details and registration.

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

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

 

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

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

 

PRESIDENT SOMMERFELD RECEIVES DIVINE CALL

President Sommerfeld has received a Divine Call from the Board of Regents of Concordia University, Nebraska to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology beginning on January 1, 2016.  President Russ and Nino Sommerfeld cherish your prayers as they prayerfully deliberate over the Lord’s will in regard to this Divine Call. He also notes that it has been and remains a privilege, for which he will always thank the Lord, to serve as the president of the Nebraska District – LCMS.

 

CAMP LUTHER NEWS

The annual Camp Luther Weekend will be held on June 6-7. The event starts on Saturday afternoon, with time for families to enjoy canoeing, archery, hiking, Frisbee golf, and much more. You can stay overnight for free at their campgrounds, or call for information about reserving a spot in their tree houses. Sunday morning will bring an outdoor chapel service, a day of open activities and their annual luncheon and silent auction. Come for the weekend or just the day!

 

You are Invited to New Hope Christian School Spring Program

New Hope Christian School invites you to their Graduation/Spring program on Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 pm at the Cairo Baptist church.

 

Congratulations to ABC Preschool Graduates

ABC Graduating preschoolers are Cahill Larson son of Brett and Alexis Larson; Miyah Lemburg daughter of Travis and Tara Lemburg; Isaac Frankforter son of Andrew and Stephanie Frankforter; Jax Campbell son of Nelle and Jeff Campbell; Madylin Neville daughter of Cassondra Neville.

 

This Week in SUDAY School -  May 17, 2015

The account of “Paul and Silas in Prison” serves as the focus of Sunday School today. Just as God freed Paul and Silas from prison, granting them life out of death, so Christ by His crucifixion and resurrection frees me from the prison of my sins and grants me life eternal. Questions for discussion include “How is this event more that just a story about Paul’s escape from prison?” and “How has God rescued us from the prison of sin?”

 

Pastor Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.

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

 

 

Sunday May 17……………………………………….

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

Fellowship served by the LYF / Meeting – 10:00 am

Worship 10:30 am

LYF Trash Pick up following Worship

WRRHS and HLHS Graduations

…… ♫ This morning Ethan Reynolds will be playing a piano solo Allemande in C during offering

Monday May 18………………………………………………………………………………… Moses to VA

Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday May 19………………………………………………………………………….

Wednesday May 20………………………………..

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

Thursday May 21……………………..

Moses to GI (Good Sam, Primrose, ABC Daycare)

Friday May 22…………………………………………….

Saturday May 23………………………………………………….

Sunday May 24……………………………………….

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

Fellowship – 10:00 am

Worship 10:30 am

Save the Date………………………………

Cairo City Wide Garage Sales Saturday May 30

Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

All Church Campout to Johnson Lake July, 2015

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

 

Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m. “A Longer Look at the Lessons”

Wednesday Mornings at 8:00 a.m. (Men & Women Studies)

2nd Wednesday of every Month the Men invite you to come enjoy a Breakfast Study at 6:45 a.m. (with a small donation going towards Mission projects).

 

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards 

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

 ♫ This morning during offering Ethan Reynolds will be playing a piano solo Allemande in C

 

Remember Elder’s Mtg. Monday, May 18th at 7 pm

 

 


Old Testament Reading
……………………………. Psalm 1

 

Blessèd is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

 

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

 

11b[Jesus said:] “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.”

 

Sermon                                                          

God’s Holy Name Keeps Us in the Holy Truth (John 17:11b-19)

  1. Jesus prayed, “Keep them in Your name.”
  2. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them in Your truth,”

 

 

You are INVITED to join us at Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

503 West Medina Street, Cairo NE.

Vacation Bible School – May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us!

Tuesday May 26 –Thursday May 28; 9:00 – 11:45 am; Friday 9:00 – 1:30 pm (lunch provided for students)

VBS Closing Program Friday, May 29, beginning at 1:30 pm; EVERYONE is INVITED!

 At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home.

Now, that’s a VBS with purpose!

 

Please return the Registration to the Church Office, Christ Lutheran Church P O Box 9 Cairo NE 68824.

You may also email the registration information to christcairo@qwestoffice.net or call with your information to (308) 485-4863 and ask for Lisa.

 

…….Please keep the top for your information and return the bottom to Christ Lutheran Church…….

 

Child’s Name _____________________

Grade completed (May 2015) _______________

Age ________________________

Parents Name ____________________

Home Address ______________________________

Home Phone __________________________________

Alternate Phone _________________________
Emergency contact Person / relationship to child _____________________________________________

Emergency Phone number _________________________________

Food Allergies _______ No ______ Yes (list below) We do have a daily snack and will have a pizza lunch on Friday for the kids.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Medical Concerns ______________________________________________________

Family Doctor _________________Phone # _____________________

Persons who may pick up the child ___________________________________________

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Harders in the church office.

Announcements and Readings for the week of May 3, 2015

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Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824
Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod – James E. Fandrey – Vacancy Pastor

Sunday, May 3rd – 5th Sunday of Easter

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

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

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

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. James Fandrey Vacancy Pastor
Cathy Garrett Organist
Spencer Meyer Acolyte
Larry Jensen/Rick Leth Ushers
Trey/Sydnie Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Shawn Harders Moses
Scott Reynolds/Tim Lemburg Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:
Sunday, 4/26
74 Members 25 Visitors
Our Offerings:
Sunday, 4/26
$2,013.83 General Fund
$100.10 Missions
$.00 Building
$.00 Special Mission
$.00 Misc. Gifts

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Bernard Harders recovering at Home
Our High School Seniors – Kylie Bloomquist and Ben Serr

Suffering from Cancer
Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)
Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)
Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)
Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

Cole Callahan – May 5, Garrett Teichmeier – May 5
Christopher Visser – May 5, Bill Garrett – May 7,

Roger Adams – May 8 Tyler Sokol – May 8,

Hunter Deines – May 9, Heather Lemburg – May 9

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

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!
Friday Sept. 25, 2015 / Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 / Sunday Sept. 27, 2015. Plan now to VOLUNTEER we need YOU to help make this a HUGE event for Christ Lutheran Church GENERAL Fund. So SAVE all your JUNK/TREASURES and plan to HELP with the 2015 Junk Jaunt.
Habitat for Humanity House #82 is in the works WORKERS needed in June!
If you would like to VOLUNTEER please see Lee Echtenkamp, the house is on 1324 E 8th Street Grand Island, NE, June 6 will be footing’s day and June 13 is crawlspace/floors and June 20 forms/pour crawlspace walls. June 20 is the best day if our church is helping only one day.
Upcoming Events at Camp Luther!
• Spring Work Day – Sat. May 2nd
• Camp Luther Weekend – June 6-7
• Summer Camp Registration – Go and Proclaim – register at www.campluther.org
• Future Leaders – For High School students who would like to serve at Camp Luther this summer find the application and more information online at www.campluther.org.
• His Kids Camp @ Camp Luther, 2015 Servant Event Dates posted on the church bulletin board. Don’t miss this amazing local opportunity for your group to do impactful ministry this summer at Camp Luther.
For all this and more you may see the posters located on the church bulletin board or visit Camp Luther’s website www.campluther.org.
2015 District CONVENTION REGISTRATION
Please be sure you have registered to attend the 2015 District Convention which will be held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on June 12-13. Convention registration forms were mailed in bright yellow envelopes to all voting delegates (pastors and lay delegates) and advisory delegates (non-voting pastors and commissioned workers) on Monday, April 6, and USB flash drives containing the Convention Workbook were mailed today. If you do not receive your USB by May 6, or have not received your registration mailing, please call Candi Menze at the District Office at 402-643-2961, ext. 1010, or print the forms from the District website at http://www.ndlcms.org/news/convention/index.html. Registered guests will receive a printed copy of the Workbook at Convention. If you would like to attend the convention as a quest forms are located in the church office.
All Registration forms are due to the District Office on or before May 11.

You are Invited to New Hope Christian School Spring Program
New Hope Christian School invites you to their Graduation/Spring program on Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 pm at the Cairo Baptist church.
Pastor Fandrey will be in the Cairo office as needed.
You may contact him on his cell 308-389-1975 / email jefandrey@gmail.com or you may contact the church office to make an appointment.
Sunday May 3 Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am
Fellowship Ladies Aid is serving – 10:00 am
High School Senior Recognition Sunday – Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Our High School Seniors from Centura Public School – Kylie Bloomquist (Parents Dennis & Karry); Ben Serr (Parents Rob & Tammy)

Monday May 4 Moses to VA Home

Tuesday May 5 Moses to St John’s Seward NE

Wednesday May 6 Men’s / Women’s Bible Studies at 8:00 am

Thursday May 7 Moses to Ravenna (Seneca/Good Sam & ABC)

Friday May 8

Saturday May 9 Centura H.S. Graduation

Sunday May 10 Mother’s Day
Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am
Ladies Aid Mtg. 9:30 am
Fellowship – 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Save the Dates
New Hope Graduation/Spring program, Wednesday, May 13 7pm @ Cairo Baptist church.
Cairo City Wide Garage Sales Saturday May 30
Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015
Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20
2nd Annual Cairo Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday July 10th
All Church Campout to Johnson Lake July, 2015
2015 Junk Jaunt – Plan NOW to HELP – Sept. 25-27

 

Bible Studies
Sunday Mornings at 9:00 a.m. “A Longer Look at the Lessons”

Wednesday Mornings at 8:00 a.m. (Men & Women Studies)

2nd Wednesday of every Month the Men invite you to come enjoy a Breakfast Study at 6:45 a.m. (with a small donation going towards Mission projects).
This morning we recognize our graduating High School Seniors.
Kylie Bloomquist (Parents Dennis & Karry); Ben Serr (Parents Rob & Tammy)

Transfer of membership for Ben & Elaine Wilson to Peace Lutheran, G.I.

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Psalm 150
1Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! 2Praise him for his mighty deeds praise him according to his excellent greatness! 3Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! 5Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

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.”

Sermon Message WHY DO I YIELD SO LITTLE FRUIT? (Jn. 15:1-8)
I. If we are attached to the Vine, we are alive in Christ, but does our life really show that we are growing in Christ?

II. We must be cautious in our evaluation of our fruits, our good works.

III. We must not be deceived, thinking we are capable of freeing ourselves from all weakness in this life.

This Week in SUDAY School – May 3, 2015
The story of “Paul and Timothy” serves as the focus of Sunday School today. Just as many in Paul’s day thought, we think we must do something to be saved. Yet the answer is always Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus, whose resurrection from the dead sealed our salvation and absolved the world. Questions for discussion include “How are you like Timothy?” and “How are we saved from our sin?”

“”I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
John 15:5, 8 (NIV)
The True Vine
John 15:1-8

You are INVITED to join us at Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
503 West Medina Street, Cairo NE.
Vacation Bible School – May 26-29, 2015

VBS 2015 (2)

VBS 2015 theme is Camp Discovery Jesus at work through us!
Tuesday May 26 –Thursday May 28; 9:00 – 11:45 am; Friday 9:00 – 1:30 pm (lunch provided for students)
VBS Closing Program Friday, May 29, beginning at 1:30 pm; EVERYONE is INVITED!

At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home.
Now, that’s a VBS with purpose!

Please return the Registration to the Church Office, Christ Lutheran Church P O Box 9 Cairo NE 68824.
You may also email the registration information to christcairo@qwestoffice.net or call with your information to (308) 485-4863 and ask for Lisa.

…….Please keep the top for your information and return the bottom to Christ Lutheran Church…….

Child’s Name _________________
Grade completed (May 2015) ________

Age ________________________
Parents Name _____________________
Home Address ______________________
Home Phone __________________________________

Alternate Phone _________________________
Emergency contact Person / relationship to child _____________________________________________
Emergency Phone number ______________________________________________________________
Food Allergies _______ No ______ Yes (list below) We do have a daily snack and will have a pizza lunch on Friday for the kids.
___________________________________________

Medical Concerns _____________________________________________________________________
Family Doctor ____________________________________________

Phone # _____________________
Persons who may pick up the child ________________________________________________________
If you have any questions please contact Lisa Harders in the church office.

Announcements and Readings for the week of April 26

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, April 26th – Confirmation / 4th Sunday of Easter

 

Church Office

(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832   allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey

(308) 389-1975  jefandrey@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

… Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

.. Moses Comfort Dog

. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website….

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

…………………………………………………………………………. Usher Helpers

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

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

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

Ladies Aid – Cake Reception for Confimands.. Coffee Servers

 

Our Attendance:

Sunday, 4/19     88 Members…………………………………. 12 Visitors

 

Our Offerings:

Sunday, 4/19          $1,770.03…………………………….. General Fund

$227.00……………………………………. Missions

$50.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

  • Bernard Harders recovering at Home
  • Prayers for Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister who has finished her cancer treatment, prayers for faith and trust in God in whatever path he leads her.
  • The Family of Joyce Schultz (Ron Schultz mother) her funeral was this past Monday.

Suffering from Cancer

  • Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)
  • Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)
  • Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)
  • Paula Rathman (Phyllis Rathman Grand-daughter-in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

Rob & Tammy Serr – May 1

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: 

Dan Dibbern – April 26, Carlie Sokol April 26

Nathan Knuth – April 27, John Hadenfeldt – April 29

Kelsey Lemburg – April 30, Jacob Bartley – May 2

Andrea Lemburg – May 2, Alyssa McAfee – May 2

Barb Teichmeier would like to thank the congregation for keeping her sister Donna Trevino in your prayers as she has gone through her cancer treatment. She has now completed her chemotherapy and radiation and will be going in for checkups regularly. Please pray that Donna will have faith and trust in God in whatever path he leads her.

Rite of Confirmation….Page 272 (in front of the Hymnal)

This morning we WELCOME into membership through the Rite of Confirmation:

†       Sydnie Grace Budde – Parents – Dennis and Kay Budde

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.   Revelation 2:10

†     Emily Rose Neppl – Parents – Matt and Lois Neppl

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.   Psalm 23:1

Christ Lutheran Church believes in the Real Presence. We believe that in, with and under the bread is the “Body of Christ”, and in, with and under the wine is the “Blood of Christ.” We are taught this in 1 Corinthians 10:16. This is the common confession and the elements that brings us to the Lord’s Table. Therefore, we need to examine ourselves for worthy reception according to 1 Corinthians 11:28 so that we are not taking these elements in an unworthy manner to our damnation. It is with repentant hearts and for the Lord’s forgiveness and the strengthening of our faith that we approach the Lord’s Table and receive Him in this most personal manner. Therefore, before you approach this most sacred meal, please search yourself, recognize your sin and repent. Believe that Jesus Christ is your only Savior from sin, Satan and death. Know that He is the Lord of your life. Believe that Christ is really present in this Sacrament as that you receive His Body and His Blood along with the earthly elements of bread and wine because Jesus said, This is my body…This is my blood.” Resolve to dedicate your life to the Lord in regular worship, Christian service and living. To be given the privilege to come to the Lord’s Table is a privilege, not a right.

For these reasons, we practice Close Communion under this common confession. If you are a guest who is a member of the LCMS you are invited to participate in this sacred act. Anyone else is asked to consult the Pastor before attending the Lord’s Table.

This Week at Church

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

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

 

Sunday April 26

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

ABC Bake Sale (Donations will go towards ABC Childcare/Preschool) beginning at 9:30 am

Fellowship Ladies Aid will be serving a cake reception for the New Confirmation Students – 10:00 am

Confirmation Sunday – Worship with Communion 10:30 am

You’re invited to CELEBRATE the Confirmation of Emily Rose Neppl, with a reception in the Fellowship Hall following worship services.

Monday April 27

Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday April 28

Wednesday April 29

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

Elder’s Meeting 7:30 pm

Call Day – Everyone is WELCOME to come to the church at 3 pm to watch CALLDAY.CSL.EDU

Thursday April 30

Friday May 1

Saturday May 2

Sunday May 3

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

Fellowship – 10:00 am

Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Save the Dates.

Cairo City Wide Garage Sales Saturday May 30

Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

All Church Campout to Johnson Lake July, 2015

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

† We are PLEASED to announce that Vicar Brian Wright and his wife Lisa have been assigned to Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, NE. Pres. Russ Sommerfeld shared with Pastor Fandrey at the Spring Pastor’s conference this past week that the Wright’s would be coming to Cairo.  You may watch Call Day online at CALLDAY.CSL.EDU; Weds. April 29, 2015; 3 p.m. CDT – Vicarages & Internships; 7 p.m. CDT – Pastoral Calls.

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

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

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

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

THANK YOU from the Ladies Aid

The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who supported them in raising funds for the parsonage remodeling fund with our burrito breakfast. We are very grateful for all the support. The results are Funds Raised $1,346.01 with Matching Funds $500.00 bring a total of $1,846.01 for the parsonage remodel.

 

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

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

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

 

Christ Lutheran Church is INVITED to Brunch after Church

Sunday, April 26th at the Cairo Community Center; 10 am – 2 pm; Serving Pancakes, sausage, Pancakes, Eggs and MORE Pancakes! A Free will donation will be collected to benefit Centura’s Destination Imagination Team.

 

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

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

 

Readings for this Sunday

 

Old Testament Reading…Psalm 23

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

 

Epistle…… 1 John 3:16–24

16By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not love in word or talk but indeed and in truth. 19By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

 

Holy Gospel……. John 10:11–18

11[Jesus said:] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

 

Sermon Message…..

A BEAUTIFUL SONG OF PEACE AND JOY (Ps. 23:1)

  1. This Psalm has filled the world with a melody of joy.
  2. This Psalm continues to do its work among us.
  3. Do we sing this Psalm, this song of joy?

 

Upcoming Events at Camp Luther!

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

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

 

Walk of Hope & Fun Run 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015; Walk of Hope & Fun Run 2015 proceeds benefit Huntington Disease Research. Cairo Community Center; check in begins at 9 am; Raffle and Silent Auction winners announced at 11:30 am. Donations gratefully accepted; email cairowalkofhope@gmail.com; Like us on Facebook at “Cairo Walk of Hope” Contact Vicki Nelson at 308-750-4910 for more information. See the church bulletin board for more information and registration forms & donor forms.

 

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

 

2015 District CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Please be sure you have registered to attend the 2015 District Convention which will be held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on June 12-13. Convention registration forms were mailed in bright yellow envelopes to all voting delegates (pastors and lay delegates) and advisory delegates (non-voting pastors and commissioned workers) on Monday, April 6, and USB flash drives containing the Convention Workbook were mailed today. If you do not receive your USB by May 6, or have not received your registration mailing, please call Candi Menze at the District Office at 402-643-2961, ext. 1010, or print the forms from the District website at http://www.ndlcms.org/news/convention/index.html.  Registered guests will receive a printed copy of the Workbook at Convention. If you would like to attend the convention as a quest forms are located in the church office.

All Registration forms are due to the District Office on or before May 11.

 

This Week in SUNDAY School -  April 26, 2015

In Sunday School today, students learn the story of “Paul’s First Missionary Journey.” Just as God sent Paul and Barnabas to spread the Gospel, so today He sends pastors to preach the Gospel, baptize, and feed Jesus’ body and blood to His children, against whom the gates of hell cannot prevail. Consider discussing, “Who gave Paul directions on where to travel? What was Paul’s message?”

Announcements and Readings for Sunday April 12, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, April 12th – The Second Sunday of Easter

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

…….Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…….Moses Comfort Dog

…….ABC Daycare and Preschool

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

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$1,463.01……………………………………. Missions

$50.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

  

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

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

 ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:…………

Heath & Sara Hadenfeldt – April 12

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

Jennifer Hansen – April 12, Lindsey Harders April 13

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

 

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

This Week at Church

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

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

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

….Comfort Dog Mtg and Training 9 am

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

…………………. Worship 10:30 am

Harders/Cook Bridal Shower 2 pm

Man Feast GI Peace Lutheran 5 pm

Monday April 13….

Tuesday April 14…..

Wednesday April 15….

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

W R Good Sam 9:30 am

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

.5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

VBS mtg (all VOLUNTEERS please attend) 7 pm

Thursday April 16…………

7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6 pm

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

Friday April 17……….

Saturday April 18……..

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

Sunday April 19……..

Sunday School Adult and Children 9 am

Comfort Dog Mtg and Training 9 am

LYF Serve Coffee and Mtg 9:30 am

Worship 10:30 am

Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Senior Center Dinner 11 – 1 pm

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Save the Dates……………….

. Trinity Lutheran Color Run April 25

.Cairo City Wide Garage Sales Saturday May 30

.Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

.Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

. All Church Campout to Johnson Lake July, 2015

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

 

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

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

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

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Readings for this Sunday

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

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

Epistle……… 1 John 1:1—2:2

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

Holy Gospel……. John 20:19–31

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

 

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

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

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

 

MAN FEAST 2015 – 

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

 

LWML Spring Workshop

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

 

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Upcoming Events at Camp Luther!

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

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

 

“40” Film “Night at the Movies”

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

This Week in SUNDAY School - April 12, 2015

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

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 22, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, March 22nd – 5th Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website….www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$170.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$218.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:.

Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

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

Don Schnase – March 23 Ethan Frankforter – March 24,

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

Dorothy Schultz – March 28

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

 

Lilies to decorate our Church Easter morning

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

 

 

This Week at Church

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

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

 

Sunday March 22..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

.. HLHS RED/BLUE Auction

Moses to Holdrege/Cambridge

Monday March 23….. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday March 24…

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

Moses to Blessed Sacrament GI

5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

Lenten Supper – ABC Day Care serves 6:00 pm

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

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

…………. Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Friday March 27…………………………………………………

Saturday March 28.

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

Sunday March 29 Palm Sunday

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

…… Comfort Dog Mtg 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

… Worship Services/Communion 10:30 am

Save the Dates.

Maundy Thursday April 2; Good Friday April 3

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

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

. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

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

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

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

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

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

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!  

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

 

Building Fund MATCHING Event by the Ladies Aid

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

 

Readings for this Sunday

 

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

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

 

Epistle….. Hebrews 5:7–9

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

 Holy Gospel……………….. Mark 10:35–45

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

 

Lent / Holy Week and Easter Worship Services date & times

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

10th Anual Easter Egg Hunt    

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

 

 

Trinity Lutheran School Color Run 2015

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

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

Registration Information Available at bit.ly/tlscholorrun

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

 

MAN FEAST 2015

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

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 22, 2015

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

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 8, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, March 8th – 3rd Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

. Moses Comfort Dog

. ABC Daycare and Preschool

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

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Attendance:

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

Our Offerings:

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

$248.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:…..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: ..

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

Barb Teichmeier – March 12, Mark Rasmussen – March 14

 

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

 

Cairo VOL. Fire Dept. Annual Smorgasbord

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

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

 

This Week at Church

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

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

Sunday March 8…….

… Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……. Ladies Aid Mtg. 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday March 9…………………

Tuesday March 10……….

Wednesday March 11

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

Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

Lenten Supper – ABC serves 6:00 pm

.. Lent Worship Service   7:30 pm

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

Thursday March 12……

Moses to GI (Wedgewood/Tiffany Square/Country House

.. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

…………. M & M mtg. 8 pm

Friday March 13…………………

Saturday March 14…….Moses to Gretna

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

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

.Fellowship (LYF Serves) – 10 am

..Worship Services 10:30 am

..Cairo Senior Center Dinner 11-1

…. Moses to Omaha

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Save the Dates……………………………………………..

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

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

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

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

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

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

. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

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

 

Red and Blue Dinner and Auction March 22, 2015

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

 

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

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

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards  

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

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI

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

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

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

 

Readings for this Sunday

 

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

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

 

Epistle……….. 1 Corinthians 1:22–25

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

 

Holy Gospel………….. John 2:13–22

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LWML News

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

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

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

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 8, 2015

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

Announcements and Readings for the week of March 1, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

Sunday, March 1st – 2nd Sunday in Lent

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

…. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…. Moses Comfort Dog

… ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website

www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$1,766.00……………………………………. Missions

$2,000.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

This Week at Church

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

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

 

Sunday March 1…..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

.Fellowship (Ladies Aid Serve) – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

. Congregational Mtg. at 11:45 am

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

Tuesday March 3………PWC 7 pm

Wednesday March 4………..

Men/Women’s Bible Study at 8:00 am

…… 5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

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

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

Thursday March 5………… Moses to Ravenna

……. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

Friday March 6………………………….

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

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

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

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

…….. Ladies Aid Mtg 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

.Worship Services 10:30 am

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Save the Dates……..

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

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

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

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

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

.. Vacation Bible School May 26-29, 2015

.. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

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

 

Readings for this Sunday

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

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

 

Epistle…………… Romans 5:1–11

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

 

Holy Gospel……… Mark 8:27–38

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LWML News

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

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - March 1, 2015

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

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

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

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

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………….. Moses Comfort Dog

………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

Church Website…. www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$60.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$279.56………………………… Special Mission

$191.02…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 

 

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister)

Bill Baker (Bev Gilbert’s brother in law)

Janette Doyle (Heather Hadenfeldt’s mother)

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK:

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

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: .

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

Morgan Dibbern – Feb 28, Ryan Harders – Feb 28

 

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

 

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

 

This Week at Church

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

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

 

Sunday February 22..

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

……….. Fellowship – 10 am

Worship Services 10:30 am

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

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

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

Tuesday February 24..

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

.. 5 & 6 grade Confirmation 5:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Elder’s Mtg (NOTE Time change) 7 pm

Friday February 27…

Saturday February 28…………………………

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

Sunday March 1…….

Adult Sunday school and Children Sunday School 9 am

………… Fellowship – 10 am

……… Worship Services 10:30 am

Save the Dates……………………………………………..

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

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

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

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

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

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

…….. Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

2015 JUNK JAUNT – SAVE THE DATES!

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

Readings for this Sunday

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

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

Epistle……… James 1:12-18

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

Holy Gospel….. Mark 1:9-15

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LWML News

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

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - February 22, 2015

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

Announcements & Readings for Sunday Feb. 15, 2015

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

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

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………… Moses Comfort Dog

………………… ABC Daycare and Preschool

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

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$412.00……………………………………. Missions

$100.10…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

 

 

Please let the church office know if you need an

End of the Year Statement for tax purposes.

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

Donna Trevino (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

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

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:

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

Tucker Eriksen – Feb 16 Tiffany Schultz – Feb 16,

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

Ryan Dibbern – Feb 20 Vernon Harders – Feb 20,

Dave Rasmussen – Feb 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb 20

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

 

Lenten Supper Times available

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

 

This Week at Church

 

Sunday February 15

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

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

………………………………………… Fellowship – 10 am

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday February 17….

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

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

……………………………. ABC Chapel 3:30 pm

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

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

Ash Wednesday Worship Service w/Communion 7:30 pm

Thursday February19………….. Moses to GI

………. 7 & 8 grade Confirmation 6:30 pm

Friday February 20……

Saturday February 21………..

Sunday February 22

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

…………. Fellowship – 10 am

……………… Worship Services 10:30 am

Monday February 23

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

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Save the Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

…………… Cairo CornStalk Festival June 20

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian Greeting Cards

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

 

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

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

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

P:            The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!

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

P:            The LORD is great in Zion:

C:            He is exalted over all the peoples.

P:            Let them praise Your great and awesome name!

C:            Holy is He!

P:            The King in His might loves justice.

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

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

C:            Holy is He!

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

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

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

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

Holy Gospel…. Mark 9:2-9

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

This Week in SUNDAY School - February 15, 2015

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

Jesus?”

 

GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran Church, GI

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

 

LWML News

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

 

ABC Kids News

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

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

 

Sunday Morning Humor

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec 21

Announcements for Christ Lutheran Church

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

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

 

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

 

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

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

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

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

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

……………… Moses Comfort Dog

………………. ABC Daycare and Preschool

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

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

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Our Attendance:

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

 

Our Offerings:

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

$329.00……………………………………. Missions

$.00…………………………………….. Building

$.00………………………… Special Mission

$.00…………………………………. Misc. Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

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

 Suffering from Cancer

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Just a Reminder that Worship times have changed for Christ Lutheran

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

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

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

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

The Readings for Today

Old Testament Reading.          Deuteronomy 18:15–19

Epistle… Philippians 4:4–7

Holy Gospel.  John 1:19–28

 

This Week at Church

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

.Coffee & Fellowship 10:00 pm

Divine Service I 10:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

Friday December 26..

Saturday December 27…..

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Name – ________________________________________________________

 

Address – ________________________________________________________

 

Home Phone – ________________________________________________________

 

Cell Phone -________________________________________________________

 

Email – ________________________________________________________

 

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

Please return to the Church office

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

Old Testament Reading                                                                                             Deuteronomy 18:15–19

15“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.’”
Epistle                                                                                                                                        Philippians 4:4–7

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Holy Gospel                                                                                                                                     John 1:19–28

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