Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 23, 2020

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal / David
Elders
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Sunday School Teachers
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Brian & SiAra Rasmussen Feb. 25, 2001 (19)
Dave & Barb Rasmussen Feb. 25, 1973 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tara Janda - Feb. 24
Brian Hansen - Feb. 24
Victoria Schnase - Feb. 25
Karen Hadenfeldt - Feb. 27
Laurie Ocana - Feb. 27
Morgan Dibbern - Feb. 28
McLain Adams - Feb. 29

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Jan. 26 84 0
Feb. 2 75 0
Feb. 9 88 1
Feb. 16 91 1

Our Offerings Sun. 2/16//2020

Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,694.00
Mission Fund $154.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS $6 & Men’s Breakfast $69) $75.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Pete Dibbern, following his surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Feb. 23 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Ex. 24:8–18, Psalm 2:6–12
2 Peter 1:16–21, Matt. 17:1–9

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Sunday School Teachers Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Boy Scouts Pancake Feed at Methodist Church 10:30 – 1pm

Monday Feb. 24
Pastor LLC Coaching 1:30 pm
Gathering Place (Cairo Sen. Ctr) Soup Supper & Bingo 5 -7 pm
BINGO Fun begins at 6:30 pm
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 25
Wednesday Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Ladies Aid (Jeff Bexten Benefit) Soup Supper 6 pm
Worship with Imposition of Ashes & Communion 7 pm

Thursday Feb. 27
Friday Feb. 28
Saturday Feb. 29 New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
Cairo Community Center 5 – 8 pm

Sunday, March 1 – First Sunday in Lent
Gen. 3:1–21, Psalm 32:1–7
Rom. 5:12–19, Matt. 4:1–11

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am

Breakfast Burrito’s – Ladies Aid Fundraiser for HLHS Assessment
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
New Hope School DECLUTTER Fundraiser Ends March 6
ABC Deliver Butter Braid Sales Mon. March 23
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
MAN FEST 2020 Peace GI Sun. March 29
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser
The Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast burritos during Fellowship on Sunday March 1st. All donations will be given to the HLHS Yearly Assestment. Take out orders will be available contact Angie Meyer at 308-383-5469

ASH Weds. Benefit Soup Supper
Ladies Aid will be serving a soup supper Ash Wednesday, Feb 26th with proceeds going to the Bexten family to help with medical cost.

ABC Butter Bread Fundraiser
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool will be selling Butter Braids NOW until Feb. 28, Delivery of Food will be Mon. March 23. All profits from the sales will go towards operations of the facility. If you have questions please contact the Daycare or Tina Mullins at 308-390-8211

Feb. 26 Ladies Aid (Bexten Benefit) Soup Supper 6 pm
Ash Weds Worship (Ashes & Comm.) 7 pm
March 4 Chancel Guild – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 11 M &M Com. – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Stained Glass Window Fundraiser – Weds Lent Worship 7 pm
March 18 Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 25 Bredthauer & Dibbern – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 1 ABC (Easter Egg Hunt) Lenten Pulled Pork Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 5 Palm Sunday / Confirmation (Comm.) 10:30 am
Ladies Aid Cake Coffee Fellowship
April 9 Maunday Thursday (Comm.) Worship 7 pm
April 10 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 12 Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast Following Worship

Man Feast 2020
Peace Lutheran, GI; Sun. March 29
Tickets $25 a meal of smoked ribs, speaker Danny Woodhead, North Platte native, NCAA Division II running back at Chadron State, he played 10 seasons in the NFL including a 2011 Super Bowl apperance, Christian man, husband and father of 4 with a powerful story to tell, and fellowship with 500 guys. Doors open at 5pm; Event begins at 5:30 pm and will end around 8:30 pm. Tickets may be ordered at www.peacegi.org or tinyurl.com/ManFeast2020 you may also call Pastor Mike Reiners at 308-380-8145

Heartland Lutheran H.S
RED & BLUE 2020
Sat. March 28 – Riverside Golf Club, GI
Our evening this year will include a Social Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Games, Dinner, Live Auction, Drinks, and More! You will not want to miss such a great evening giving to a great cause, so mark March 28 on your calendars now!

Old Testament Reading Exodus 24:8–18

8And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” 9Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. 11And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank. 12The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” 13So Moses rose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. 14And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them.” 15Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. 16The glory of the LORD dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. 18Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Epistle 2 Peter 1:16–21

16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Holy Gospel Matthew 17:1–9

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. 9And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 16-22

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Worship Music Kimberly Dibbern / Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Elders Dick / Brent
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tiffany Jacobsen   2/16
Lee Echtenkamp 2/18
Ryan Dibbern 2/20
Dave Rasmussen 2/20
Lynda   Sundberg 2/20

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Jan.19 80 0
Jan. 26 84 0
Feb. 2 75 0
Feb. 9 88 1

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Pete Dibbern, Pete following surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Feb. 16 – 6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 119:1–8
1 Cor. 3:1–9, Matt. 5:21–37

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Comm. & Choir ♫ 10:30 am
Gathering Place Dinner Cairo Sr. Ctr. 11 am-1 pm

Monday Feb. 17 Presidents Day
All Day Sewing 9 am – ?
M & M Mtg. 7pm
Tuesday Feb. 18
Wednesday Feb. 19 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 20
Pastor LLC Mtg. at Peace GI 10 am
Moses to GI (Primrose & Heritage)
Friday Feb. 21
Saturday Feb. 22 .

Sunday, Feb. 23 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord
Ex. 24:8–18, Psalm 2:6–12
2 Peter 1:16–21, Matt. 17:1–9
Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
VOLUNTEER NEEDED Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Boy Scouts Pancake Feed at Methodist Church 10:30 – 1

SAVE the DATE
Ladies Aid Soup Benefit Supper – Ash Wednesday Feb. 26
New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Feb. 29
Breakfast Burrito Ladies Aid Fundraiser March 1
Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

KJV Bibles Lee Echtenkamp was fortunate enough to have
purchased several KJV Bibles. He has donated those books to whomever may need one. If you or someone you know needs a bible they are located in the Library Sunday School Room. Please feel free to take as many as you like.

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser
The Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast burritos during Fellowship on Sunday March 1st. All donations will be given to the HLHS Yearly Assestment. Take out orders will be available contact Angie Meyer at 308-383-5469

ASH Weds. Benefit Soup Supper
Ladies Aid will be serving a soup supper Ash Wednesday, Feb 26th with proceeds going to the Bexten family to help with medical cost.

ABC Butter Bread Fundraiser
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool will be selling Butter Braids NOW until Feb. 28, Delivery of Food will be Mon. March 23. All profits from the sales will go towards operations of the facility. If you have questions please contact the Daycare or Tina Mullins at 308-390-8211

Lent and Holy Week Schedule header

Feb. 26 Ladies Aid (Bexten Benefit) Soup Supper 6 pm
Ash Weds Worship (Ashes & Comm.) 7 pm
March 4 Chancel Guild – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 11 Bredthauer & Dibbern – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds Lent Worship 7 pm
March 18 VOLUNTEER NEEDED – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 25 VOLUNTEER NEEDED – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 1 ABC (Easter Egg Hunt) Lenten Pulled Pork Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 5 Palm Sunday / Confirmation (Comm.) 10:30 am
April 9 Maunday Thursday (Comm.) Worship 7 pm
April 10 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 12 Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast Following Worship

Readings From Holy Scripture
Old Testament Deuteronomy 30:15–20

15“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 17But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 3:1–9

1But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

Holy Gospel Matthew 5:21–37

21[Jesus said:] “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. 26Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. 27“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. 31“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. 33“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 119:1–8

P 1Blessèd are those whose way is blameless,
C who walk in the law of the LORD!
P 2Blessèd are those who keep his testimonies,
C who seek him with their whole heart,
P 3who also do no wrong,
C but walk in his ways!
P 4You have commanded your precepts
C to be kept diligently.
P 5Oh that my ways may be steadfast
C in keeping your statutes!
P 6Then I shall not be put to shame,
C having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
P 7I will praise you with an upright heart,
C when I learn your just and righteous decrees.
P 8I will keep your statutes;
C do not utterly forsake me!

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 9, 2020

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Carlie Sokol
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Elders
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Andrew & Stephanie Frankforter 2/10/2007 (13)
Shawn & Nancy Harders 2/14/1976 (44)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Brittany Weber 2/9
Brian Wright 2/9
Lucas Hadenfeldt 2/10
Heather Hadenfeldt 2/11
William Wetzel 2/11
Laura Spatz 2/13
Larry Hadenfeldt 2/15
Brian Tonniges 2/15

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Jan. 12 109 0
Jan.19 80 0
Jan. 26 84 0
Feb. 2 75 0

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Pete Dibbern, Pete underwent surgery in Omaha on Jan 28, for lower leg amputation.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

If you would like to donate for the military Bible Sticks please use an offering envelope located in the pew AND mark Military Bible stick on it and place it in the offering plate during that time. One bible stick cost $25 (however any dollar donation you give would be appreciated) If you are writing a check please make it out to the church and the church will handle sending the total donation to Faith Comes By Hearing.

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Feb. 9 – 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Is. 58:3–9a, Psalm 112:1–9
1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16), Matt. 5:13–20

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Sunday School Choir ♫ 10:30 am
Faith Comes By Hearing Sunday

Monday Feb. 10 Pastor WINKEL Mtg.
Tuesday Feb. 11
Wednesday Feb. 12 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
NO Confirmation Class & NO Choir Practice
LYF Valentine Banquet 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 13
Pastor Devotions at Cairo Sr. Ctr. Gathering Place
Moses to GI
Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square
Friday Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day
Saturday Feb. 15 .

Sunday, Feb. 16 – 6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 119:1–8
1 Cor. 3:1–9, Matt. 5:21–37

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Comm. & Choir ♫ 10:30 am
Gathering Place Dinner Cairo Sr. Ctr. 11 am-1 pm

SAVE the DATE
Ladies Aid Soup Benefit Supper – Ash Wednesday Feb. 26
New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Feb. 29
Breakfast Burrito Ladies Aid Fundraiser March 1
Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

KJV Bibles Lee Echtenkamp was fortunate enough to have
purchased several KJV Bibles. He has donated those books to whomever may need one. If you or someone you know needs a bible they are located in the Library Sunday School Room. Please feel free to take as many as you like.

2020 LYF Valentine’s Banquet (Catered by The Medina Street Vault) Everyone is Invited to join the LYF for a Valentine Banquet on Wednesday February 12th at 6:00 p.m. The LYF is needing an exact head count for the meal, extra meals will not be available the night of the event? ♥ Menu ♥ Artisan Salad, Baked Parmesan Herb Chicken
Twice Baked Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans
Triple Chocolate Cake w/ Tuxedo Cheesecake Whip
Or
Lemon Cake w/ Raspberry & Cheesecake Whip

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser
The Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast burritos during Fellowship on Sunday March 1st. All donations will be given to the HLHS Yearly Assestment. Take out orders will be available contact Angie Meyer at 308-383-5469

Ladies Aid ASH Weds. Benefit Soup Supper
Ladies Aid will be serving a soup supper Ash Wednesday, Feb 26th with proceeds going to the Bexten family to help with medical cost.

ABC Butter Bread Fundraiser
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool will be selling Butter Braids NOW until Feb. 28, Delivery of Food will be Mon. March 23. All profits from the sales will go towards operations of the facility. If you have questions please contact the Daycare or Tina Mullins at 308-390-8211

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 58:3–9a

3“‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure and oppress all your workers. 4Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. 5Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the LORD? 6“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? 8Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. 9Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 2:1–12

1And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 6Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—10these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

Holy Gospel Matthew 5:13–20

13[Jesus said:] “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 14“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. 17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 2, 2020

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte David Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Carlie / Lily
Elders Tim / Dick
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Joan & Karen)
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Len & Shari Rathman February 2 (40)
Lynn & Lynda Sundberg February 3 (52)
Gerry & LaNell Kohtz February 5 (48)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kimberly Dibbern February 8

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Jan. 5 89 4
Jan. 12 109 0
Jan.19 80 0
Jan. 26 83 0

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Pete Dibbern, Pete underwent surgery in Omaha on Jan 28, for lower leg amputation.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Feb. 2 – The Purification of Mary/The Presentation of Our Lord
1 Sam. 1:21–28, Psalm 84
Heb. 2:14–18, Luke 2:22–32 (33–40)
Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid (Karen & Joan) Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday Feb. 3
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday Feb. 4

Wednesday Feb. 5
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
HLHS Chapel 9:15 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
♫ Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 6
Pastor Mtg @ Peace GI LLC Cohort 10 am
Moses to Ravenna
Little Jays Daycare, Good Sam, Seneca
Friday Feb. 7

Saturday Feb. 8
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Sunday, Feb. 9 – 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Is. 58:3–9a, Psalm 112:1–9
1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16), Matt. 5:13–20
Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Sunday School Choir ♫ 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
LYF Valentine Dinner 6:00 pm Weds. Feb. 12
Ladies Aid Soup Benefit Supper – Ash Wednesday Feb. 26
New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Feb. 29
Breakfast Burrito Ladies Aid Fundraiser March 1
Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

2020 LYF Valentine’s Banquet
(Catered by The Medina Street Vault) Everyone is Invited to join the LYF for a Valentine Banquet on Wednesday February 12th at 6:00 p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet located by the kitchen window, you may also email the church office and Lisa will add your name to the list. The LYF is needing an exact head count for the meal,
extra meals will not be available the night of the event? ♥ Menu ♥ Artisan Salad, Baked Parmesan Herb Chicken Twice Baked Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans
Triple Chocolate Cake w/ Tuxedo Cheesecake Whip
Or
Lemon Cake w/ Raspberry & Cheesecake Whip

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser
The Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast burritos during Fellowship on Sunday March 1st. All donations will be given to the HLHS Yearly Assestment. Take out orders will be available contact Angie Meyer at 308-383-5469

ASH Weds. Benefit Soup Supper
Ladies Aid will be serving a soup supper Ash Wednesday, Feb 26th with proceeds going to the Bexten family to help with medical cost.

ABC Butter Bread Fundraiser
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool will be selling Butter Braids NOW until Feb. 28, Delivery of Food will be Mon. March 23. All profits from the sales will go towards operations of the facility. If you have questions please contact the Daycare or Tina Mullins at 308-390-8211

KJV Bibles Lee Echtenkamp was fortunate enough to have
purchased several KJV Bibles. He has donated those books to whomever may need one. If you or someone you know needs a bible they are located in the Library Sunday School Room. Please feel free to take as many as you like.

Build A Dream – Friday, February 7, 2020
Join us at Riverside Golf Club on Friday, February 7, 2020, for our annual Build A Dream dinner and auction. Enjoy a nice dinner and bid on a variety of wonderful items and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Every donation helps empower local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. $65 per person or $500 for a table of eight Sponsor a table for $750 and get premier seating and event recognition! To reserve seats and . attendee names, call the office at 308-385-5510 or email information to megan@gihabitat.org. Please RSVP by February 3. Tickets or tables can also be purchased online at gihabitat.ticket.qtego.net. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Today! Tickets are on sale now at the Habitat office for a one week resort stay including $1,000 cash, donated by Kevin Hiegel and Bosselman Energy! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. The drawing will be held at the Build A Dream event. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older.
The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12

Old Testament Reading 1 Samuel 1:21–28

21The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow. 22But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, so that he may appear in the presence of the LORD and dwell there forever.” 23Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the LORD establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. 24And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh. And the child was young. 25Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. 26And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD. 27For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 28Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.

Epistle Hebrews 2:14–18

14Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Holy Gospel Luke 2:22–32

22When the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, [Mary and Joseph] brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30for my eyes have seen your salvation 31that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan 12, 2020

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Elders
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Julie Dibbern
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Oliver Becker - January 15
Claire Knuth - January 15
Frances Harders - January 16
Merlin Dibbern - January 17
Craig Harders - January 17
Mervin Schweitzer - January 17
Diana Reimers - January 18   

Our Attendance Members Visitors
Dec. 22 88 6
Dec. 25 23 0
Dec. 29 (Weather Cancellation No Services)
Jan. 5 89 4

Our Offerings Sun. 1/5/2020
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,683.00
Mission Fund $201.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $548.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS-$10/HLHS Coffee$- $69.51) $79.51

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Please pray for the family and friends of Rev. Walter Lemmermann, age 89, who entered heaven on Sat., Dec. 28, 2019.
He served the dual parishes of Christ, Cairo & Zion, Shelton, NE from 1966-1971; and St. John, Curtis, NE from 1982-1995.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Susie Larson, Long time Cairo Resident
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Jan. 12 – The Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 42:1–9, Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11, Matt. 3:13–17

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship – SS Children Sing ♫ 10:30 am
Installation of Officers 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Jan. 13
Pastor Winkel Mtg at Cairo 9 – 3
Tuesday Jan. 14
Wednesday Jan. 15
Moses to CU at Seward Pet Therapy
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 16
Moses to GI (Primrose & Heritage)
Friday Jan. 17
Saturday Jan. 18 Dibbern Baby Shower Jan. 18

Sunday, Jan. 19 – 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Is. 49:1–7, Psalm 40:1–11
1 Cor. 1:1–9, John 1:29–42a

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Estate Planning / Charitable Gifting Mtg. at HLHS 2 – 5 pm

SAVE the DATE
Entrepreneurs Class – Knuth/Reynolds Jan. 25
Chancel Mtg. Jan. 27
Elder Mtg. Jan. 27
Red Cross Blood Drive at HLHS Jan. 31
Wives of Pastors Retreat Peace GI Jan. 31/Feb. 1
LYF Valentine Dinner Weds. Feb. 12
Ash Wednesday Feb. 26
New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Feb. 29
Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Heartland
Lutheran
H.S. News

VISIT DAY
Heartland Lutheran High School will be hosting a visit day for any 5-11 grade student interested in HLHS on Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to see what HLHS has to offer and to meet students and teachers in a fun and interactive way.

OPEN HOUSE
Heartland Lutheran High School is holding a Discover HLHS Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Tours, information, question and answer time with students, teachers, and parents will all be available.

FINANCIAL AND GIFT PLANNING SEMINAR
Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting a Financial and Gift Planning seminar put on by Craig Stirtz of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Foundation on Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This is open to all people who are interested in how they can leave impactful gifts of all sizes to their home congregations, schools, and other charity organizations.

BLOOD DRIVE
On Friday, January 31st from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. As such, your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

What is “The Baptism of Our Lord”?
Today is the First Sunday after the Epiphany. Today we celebrate the day that our Lord Jesus was baptized by John the Baptizer. That’s right, Jesus was baptized just like you! Why was Jesus baptized? Jesus’ Baptism is very important. When Jesus was baptized, it marked the beginning of His mission to save the world from sin through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. As Scripture says, Jesus’ Baptism was one of the many things He did to “fulfill all righteousness.” Because of Jesus and all He has done for us, our Baptism is now a source of forgiveness, life and salvation.

The Baptism of Jesus
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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2020 Voter’s Assembly Officers

Chairman Paul Wilhelm (2020) M&M
Vice-Chairman Josh Harders (2020) Chairman for M&M
Secretary Peg Lemburg (2020) M&M
Treasurer Gordon Bredthauer (2020) M&M
Trustees
Dwight Jones (2022)
Matt Neppl (2021) M&M
Gary Harders (2020) Childcare Board
Elders
John Hadenfeldt (2022)
Richard Hadenfeldt (2022)
Rob Schultz (2021)
Brent Gascho (2021) M&M
Tim Lemburg (2020) M&M
Scott Reynolds (2020) Childcare Board
Finance Committee
Kristen Harders (2021)
Tiffany Jacobsen (2021)
Doug Meyer (2020)
Ted Dibbern (2020)
Kimberly Dibbern (2020) M&M
Board of Education
Lisa Jones (2022) Childcare Board
Taryn Wright (2021) M&M
Kimberly Dibbern (2020)
Advisory Member
Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

Memorial Committee
Kassidy Gascho
Ted Dibbern
Nancy Harders

Child Care Board – 2020

Chairman Bobbi Nation (2020)
Vice Chairman Jessica Schroeder (2021)
Secretary Carly Callahan (2021)
Treasurer Mary Harders (2020)
Board of Education Lisa Jones
Trustee Gary Harders
Elder Scott Reynolds
Director Robin Seim
Advisory Member Pastor Wright

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 42:1–9

1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. 5Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: 6“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, 7to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. 9Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

Epistle Romans 6:1–11

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Matthew 3:13–17

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 5, 2020

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print),

Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Carlie Sokol
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid
Altar Julie Dibbern
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Leslie & Deborah Hargens 1/7/1972 (48)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kreytan Bloomquist – Dec. 29
Charlene Lemburg – Jan. 1
Todd Bredthauer – Jan. 3
Angeline Dibbern – Jan. 4 
Brian Reimers - Jan. 4
Kurt Harders - Jan. 6
Heath Hadenfeldt - Jan. 7
James Janda - Jan. 7
Catherine Garrett - Jan. 10
Emily Serr - Jan. 10

Our Attendance Members Visitors
Weds Dec. 11 49 0
Dec. 15 110 1
Weds Dec. 18 26 0
Dec. 22 88 6

Our Offerings Sun. 12/22
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,720.00
Mission Fund $1,148.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS-$8/Candy- $20) $28.00

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
We met our 2019 Mission budget with $105.83 left over.
There might be more, but the December 18 Advent service does not appear to be deposited yet.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers of Thanksgiving for Randy White (Bill & Shari Hadenfeldt’s son in-law) Has been diagnosed cancer free.
Prayers for Jan Leth, recovering from gallbladder surgery.
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, recovering at home from open-heart surgery

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Susie Larson, Long time Cairo Resident
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Jan. 5 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas
1 Kings 3:4–15, Psalm 119:97–104
Eph. 1:3–14, Luke 2:40–52

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion Choir ♫ 10:30 am

Monday Jan. 6
The Epiphany of Our Lord
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday Jan. 7

Wednesday Jan. 8
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 9
Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday Jan. 10

Saturday Jan. 11

Sunday, Jan. 12 – The Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 42:1–9, Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11, Matt. 3:13–17

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Installation of Officers Sunday Jan. 12 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Pastor Winkel Mtg. at Cairo (9-3) Jan. 13
Dibbern Baby Shower Jan. 18
Estate Planning / Charitable Gifting Mtg. at HLHS, Jan. 19
Entrepreneurs Class – Knuth/Reynolds Jan. 25
Chancel Mtg. Jan. 2
Elder Mtg. Jan. 27
Wives of Pastors Retreat Peace GI Jan. 31/Feb. 1
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News

Mr. Craig Stirtz, LCMS Foundation and Gift Planning Director for the LCMS Nebraska District Office, will be presenting an Estate Planning and Charitable Gifting program on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Heartland Lutheran High School, 3900 W. Husker Highway, Grand Island. All are encouraged to attend, particularly those who are interested in gifting to the HLHS “Abounding in Thanksgiving” capital campaign. For more information, contact Dennis McCarty, HLHS Campaign Co-Chair, 308-390-2529.

What is “The Epiphany of Our Lord”?
The word “epiphany” (pronounced ee-PIF-uh-nee) comes fro
the Greek word meaning “manifestation.” Jesus was made
known to all people simply by being born. If we had been alive back then, we could have actually reached out and touched Jesus! He was real, and the evidence was in His birth!

Why do we celebrate Epiphany?
Epiphany is the third part of the Christmas season. During this special season in the Church Year, we remember the visit of the Wise Men. Traditionally, this visit is celebrated on Jan. 6. Epiphany also brings to mind many other important events in Jesus’ life. For example, we remember Jesus’ Baptism, the star that guided the Wise Men, and most importantly, His birth! Wow! There sure is a lot happening after Christmas!

Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 3:4–15

4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” 6And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. 7And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. 8And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. 9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” 10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. 13I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. 14And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” 15And Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. Then he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.

Epistle Ephesians 1:3–14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Holy Gospel Matthew 2:13–15 & Luke 2:45–51

13Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

Luke 2:45–51
45and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 8, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal / David
Elders
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Ushers Richard Gilbert / Bill Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Rick Helzer Dec. 8
Lexie Bloomquist Dec. 8
Tyler Plejdrup Dec. 10
Jenny Reynolds Dec. 10
Allie Becker Dec. 11
Liane Deines Dec. 14

Our Attendance Members Visitors
Nov. 10 101 14
Nov. 17 82 0
Nov. 24 98 8
Dec. 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/01
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $.00

CLC Balances end of October 2019
Building $3,221.15
General $-20,310.91
Mission $2,987.88
Special Mission $2,261.35
Special Gifts $2,454.80

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
Our 2019 assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School has been met. November & December assessments were paid in full in November.
However…We have not paid anything towards our pledge to the District & Synod and NACC (Concordia Scholarship program). As of November 10, our balance in the Mission Fund is $1, 908.83. Our 2019 pledge to the District is $7,000, we are in need of $5,091.17 to meet the total Mission Pledge for 2019.

Elder’s Phone #’s
Brent Gascho 308-390-0518
Robert Schultz 308-390-3612
Scott Reynolds 308-750-3174
Tim Lemburg 308-216-0191
Richard Hadenfeldt 308-383-7487
Ted Dibbern 308-380-0012

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother, diagnosed with breast cancer. Judy who underwent surgery Dec. 5 in GI
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, recovering from open-heart surgery, Wednesday Nov. 27, in Lincoln.
Prayers for Donna Harders
Prayers for John Dvoracek – Friend of Shawn Harders Family, John suffered a stroke
Prayers for Ty White, Friend of the Knuth Family, burned from a chemical explosion.
Prayers for Susie Larson, former Cairo resident, Susie has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her brain. She has moved to an assisted living community hospice. Her 70th birthday is Dec 5th. Susie would really appreciate hearing from local friends! Susie Larson, Pura Vita, 3250 W. Sumter Drive, Tucson, AZ 85742

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Shirley Mueller, Nancy Harders mother

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Dec. 8 – 2nd Sun in Advent
Is. 2:1–5, Psalm 122
Rom 13:(8–10) 11–14, Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – ABC 
Worship 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Christmas COOKIE WALK 
St Paul’s Lutheran Church GI 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Monday Dec. 9
Pastor WINKEL Trinity GI 9 am – 3 pm
Tuesday Dec. 10

Wednesday Dec. 11
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30-6:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Advent Supper – Junk Jaunt 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm
Thursday Dec. 12
Moses to GI
Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square
Moses to Concordia University Seward Pet Therapy
Friday Dec. 13

Saturday Dec. 14
Pack Christmas Cheer Boxes 9:30-10:30 am (old Fellowship Hall)
Tina Mullins Christmas Noon-10 pm (new Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, Dec. 15 – 3rd Sun in Advent
Is. 35:1–10, Psalm 146
James 5:7–11, Matt. 11:2–15
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF pack Christmas Goodie Bags 9:30 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF
Worship w/Communion Choir sings ♫ 10:30 am
LYF Christmas Party immediately following worship

SAVE the DATE
M & M Mtg & Elder’s Mtg. Dec. 16
New Hope Christmas Program 7 pm Dec. 18
Sunday School Program Practice 5 pm Dec. 22
Sunday School Pizza Supper 5:30 pm Dec. 22
All Church Christmas Caroling w/goodies following 6 pm Dec. 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24
Christmas Morning Worship 7:00 am Dec. 25
Christ Cairo 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

LYF Adult Leaders Needed
After much deliberation and prayer Matt and I have decided we are stepping down as leaders of LYF after May 2020. Please consider offering your time and talent to this group of young adults. If you are interested contact Matt or Lois Neppl and they will integrate you into the group now, so you can seamlessly take over leadership.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship equips teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. Youth are not the church of tomorrow…they are part of the church today.

Advent Weds. Evening Worship Services
Wednesday’s – Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Advent Suppers will be held from before Worship
Dec. 11 – Junk Jaunt, Dec. 18 – LYF
In this Advent series for traditional worship we welcome the Christ Child, who is the light of the world, arising in our lives this season. In celebration, we, in turn, shine with the light of Christ in various ways for all the world to see the brightness of his love. Each week will focus on a dif-ferent aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1).

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship
Tues. Dec. 24; 7pm
Please join us on Christmas Eve for the Sunday School and Youth program/service. The title of this year’s program is Children of the Promise. It’s an updated version of the program presented ten years ago with a message of a Savior that bears repeating. Told in the words of children in the Bible, we learn of God’s plan to send a Savior for all people, we see how the law shows us our need for a Savior, and we see the Nativity – Jesus’ glorious birth – the real, the ONLY reason for the season!
Christmas Morning Worship
Weds. Dec. 25 at 7 a.m.
This service for Christmas Day celebrates that Jesus, the Light of the world, lies in a manger in Bethlehem. He is our Light, the Light no darkness can overcome. Hymns in the service include “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “What Child Is This” and “Joy to the World.”

Ladies Aid members will be organizing delivery of
Christmas goodie boxes
to members of the church and community members who are shut-in or suffering from illness. Members and anyone else desiring to help contribute goodies (cookies, and nuts, popcorn, and low sugar treats for diabetics) will meet Saturday, Dec. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at church (Old Fellowship Hall) to assemble the boxes. Assembly takes about an hour, and then participants help deliver the boxes to the home of recipients.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 11:1–10

1There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. 3And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, 4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. 6The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. 9They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. 10In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

Epistle Romans 15:4–13

4Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. 8For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” 11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.” 12And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.” 13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Holy Gospel Matthew 3:1–12

1In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” 4Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 1, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Carlie Sokol
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Angie & Jaci)
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Ushers Richard Gilbert / Bill Hadenfeldt

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Eon Lemburg Dec. 3
Rick Leth Dec. 3
Steve Hansen Dec. 4
Sheyanne Harders Dec. 4
Blenda Keylon Dec. 4
Rick Bloomquist Dec. 7
Mary Harders Dec. 7

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Nov. 3 107 1
Nov. 10 101 14
Nov. 17 82 0
Nov. 24 98 8

Our Offerings Sunday 11/24
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,305.00
Ladies Aid Harvest Dinner $3172.00
Mission Fund $182.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $20.53

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
Our 2019 assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School has been met. November & December assessments were paid in full in November.
However…We have not paid anything towards our pledge to the District & Synod and NACC (Concordia Scholarship program). As of November 10, our balance in the Mission Fund is $1, 908.83. Our 2019 pledge to the District is $7,000, we are in need of $5,091.17 to meet the total Mission Pledge for 2019.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother, diagnosed with breast cancer. Judy will undergo surgery on Dec. 5 in GI
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, Lynn underwent open-heart surgery, Wednesday Nov. 27, in Lincoln.
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for John Dvoracek – Friend of Shawn Harders Family, John suffered a stroke
Prayers for Ty White, Friend of the Knuth Family, burned from a chemical explosion.
Prayers for Susie Larson, former Cairo resident, Susie has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her brain. She has moved to an assisted living community hospice. Her 70th birthday is Dec 5th. Susie would really appreciate hearing from local friends! Susie Larson, Pura Vita, 3250 W. Sumter Drive, Tucson, AZ 85742

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Shirley Mueller, Nancy Harders mother

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Dec. 1 – 1st Sun in Advent
Is. 2:1–5, Psalm 122
Rom 13:(8–10) 11–14, Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid (Angie & Jaci) 
Worship w / Communion 10:30 am

Monday Dec. 2
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm
LYF Nativity Set up 6 pm
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday Dec. 3
Wednesday Dec. 4
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30-6:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Advent Supper – Ladies Aid 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm
Thursday Dec. 5
Christmas in the Village
ABC Soup Supper 5:30-7 pm
ABC Christmas Program 6:15 pm
You are Invited to ABC’s Christmas program & Soup Supper during Christmas in the Village.
Friday Dec. 6
Saturday Dec. 7
Breakfast with Santa Cairo Community Ctr. 9 – 11 am

Sunday, Dec. 8 – 2nd Sun in Advent
Is. 11:1–10, Psalm 72:1–7
Rom. 15:4–13, Matt. 3:1–12

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – ABC 
Worship 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Christmas COOKIE WALK

St Paul’s Lutheran Church GI 1:00 – 2:30 pm

SAVE the DATE

Everyone is Invited to help pack Christmas Boxes Dec. 14
LYF Assemble Christmas Goodie Bags 9:30 am Dec. 15
LYF Christmas Party Immediately following worship Dec. 15
M & M Mtg & Elder’s Mtg. Dec. 16
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24
Christmas Morning Worship 7:00 am Dec. 25 
Christ Cairo 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

LYF Adult Leaders Needed
After much deliberation and prayer Matt and I have decided we are stepping down as leaders of LYF after May 2020. Please consider offering your time and talent to this group of young adults. If you are interested contact Matt or Lois Neppl and they will integrate you into the group now, so you can seamlessly take over leadership.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship equips teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. Youth are not the church of tomorrow…they are part of the church today.

Help Purchase Christmas Poinsetta’s
The Chancel Guild will soon be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas Season. They are asking for donations, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated, for the purchase of Poinsettias. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz.

Advent Weds. Evening Worship Services
Wednesday’s – Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Advent Suppers will be held from before Worship
Dec. 4 – Ladies Aid, Dec. 11 – Junk Jaunt, Dec. 18 – LYF

In this Advent series for traditional worship we welcome the Christ Child, who is the light of the world, arising in our lives this season. In celebration, we, in turn, shine with the light of Christ in various ways for all the world to see the brightness of his love. Each week will focus on a dif-ferent aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1).

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship
Tues. Dec. 24; 7pm

Please join us on Christmas Eve for the Sunday School and Youth program/service. The title of this year’s program is Children of the Promise. It’s an updated version of the program presented ten years ago with a message of a Savior that bears repeating. Told in the words of children in the Bible, we learn of God’s plan to send a Savior for all people, we see how the law shows us our need for a Savior, and we see the Nativity – Jesus’ glorious birth – the real, the ONLY reason for the season!
Christmas Morning Worship
Weds. Dec. 25 at 7 a.m.

This service for Christmas Day celebrates that Jesus, the Light of the world, lies in a manger in Bethlehem. He is our Light, the Light no darkness can overcome. Hymns in the service include “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “What Child Is This” and “Joy to the World.”

Ladies Aid members will be organizing delivery of Christmas goodie boxes
to members of the church and community members who are shut-in or suffering from illness. Members and anyone else desiring to help contribute goodies (cookies, and nuts, popcorn, and low sugar treats for diabetics) will meet Saturday, Dec. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at church (Old Fellowship Hall) to assemble the boxes. Assembly takes about an hour, and then participants help deliver the boxes to the home of recipients.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 2:1–5

1The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, 3and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 5O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Epistle Romans 13:11–14

11Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Holy Gospel Matthew 21:1–11

1Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of Nov. 24, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

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All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Usher Helpers David / Carlie
Elders
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Volunteer Needed
Altar Laura Spatz
Ushers Larry Hadenfeldt / Gerry Kohtz

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Brent & Kassidy Gascho Nov. 24 (18)
Rick & Dail Helzer Nov. 27 (43)
Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt Nov. 30 (57)
Carl & Allison Sokol Nov. 30 (28)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17
Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17
Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18
Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19
Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20
Jessica Schroeder – Nov. 20
Shirley Adams – Nov. 21

This Morning we WELCOME
Destiny Dibbern & Lexie Bloomquist as newly confirmand members of Christ Lutheran Cairo. Destiny and Lexie completed new member classes with Pastor and will be confirmed this morning during worship.

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Oct. 27 70 1
Nov. 3 107 1
Nov. 10 101 14
Nov. 17 82 0

Our Offerings Sunday 11/17
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,907.00
Mission Fund $179.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $.00

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
Our 2019 assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School has been met. November & December assessments were paid in full in November.
However…We have not paid anything towards our pledge to the District & Synod and NACC (Concordia Scholarship program). As of November 10, our balance in the Mission Fund is $1, 908.83. Our 2019 pledge to the District is $7,000, we are in need of $5,091.17 to meet the total Mission Pledge for 2019.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother, diagnosed with breast cancer. Judy will undergo surgery on Dec. 5 in GI
Prayers for Destiny Dibbern & Lexie Bloomquist, newly confirmand members.
Prayers for Nolan Bloomquist, son of Rick & Lexie Bloomquist, baptized this morning, Sponsors are Danny & Tessa Peterson.
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, Lynn will undergo open-heart surgery, Wednesday Nov. 27, in Lincoln.
Prayers for the family and friends of Don Schnase, Don died on Nov. 21 at Tiffany Square, Grand Island NE.
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for John Dvoracek – Friend of Shawn Harders Family, John suffered a stroke
Prayers for Ty White, Friend of the Knuth Family, burned from a chemical explosion.
Prayers for Susie Larson, former Cairo resident, Susie has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her brain. She has moved to an assisted living community hospice. Her 70th birthday is Dec 5th. Susie would really appreciate hearing from local friends! Susie Larson, Pura Vita, 3250 W. Sumter Drive, Tucson, AZ 85742

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Shirley Mueller, Nancy Harders mother

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Nov. 24 – Last Sunday of Church Year
Mal. 3:13–18, Psalm 46
Col. 1:13–20, Luke 23:27–43
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Volunteer Needed
Worship w / Baptism & Adult Confirmation 10:30 am
Monday Nov. 25
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Nov. 26
Wednesday Nov. 27
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
No Women’s Bible Study Today
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
No Confirmation
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm
Pie Fellowship immediately following Worship Service
Thursday Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day
Friday Nov. 29
Saturday Nov. 30

Sunday, Dec. 1 – 1st Sun in Advent
Is. 2:1–5, Psalm 122
Rom 13:(8–10) 11–14, Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid (Angie & Jaci)
Worship w / Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
ABC Children’s Christmas Program 6:15 pm Dec. 5
**All Belong to Christ invites everyone to their Christmas Program 6:15 & Soup Supper 5:30-7 pm
Supper 5-7:30 pm During Christmas in the Village Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24
Christ Cairo 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

LYF Adult Leaders Needed
After much deliberation and prayer Matt and I have decided we are stepping down as leaders of LYF after May 2020. Please consider offering your time and talent to this group of young adults. If you are interested contact Matt or Lois Neppl and they will integrate you into the group now, so you can seamlessly take over leadership.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship equips teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. Youth are not the church of tomorrow…they are part of the church today.

Help Purchase Christmas Poinsetta’s
The Chancel Guild will soon be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas Season. They are asking for donations, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated, for the purchase of Poinsettias. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz.

Clip & Post – Holiday Worship Schedule

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Pie Fellowship following Worship Service.

Join us for our Thanksgiving worship, “All Our Wants and Needs Supplying,” in which we make the distinction between NEEDS, the basic necessities without which we could not exist, and our WANTS, which include just about everything else the Lord provides. Our Lord graciously and lovingly supplies us with both.

Advent Weds. Evening Worship Services
Wednesday’s – Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Advent Suppers will be held from before Worship
Dec. 4 – Ladies Aid, Dec. 11 – Junk Jaunt, Dec. 18 – LYF

In this Advent series for traditional worship we welcome the Christ Child, who is the light of the world, arising in our lives this season. In celebration, we, in turn, shine with the light of Christ in various ways for all the world to see the brightness of his love. Each week will focus on a dif-ferent aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1).

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship – Tues. Dec. 24; 7pm

Christmas Morning Worship
Weds. Dec. 25 at 7 a.m.
This service for Christmas Day celebrates that Jesus, the Light of the world, lies in a manger in Bethlehem. He is our Light, the Light no darkness can overcome. Hymns in the service include “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “What Child Is This” and “Joy to the World.”

Ladies Aid members will be organizing delivery of Christmas goodie boxes
to members of the church and community members who are shut-in or suffering from illness. Members and anyone else desiring to help contribute goodies (cookies, and nuts, popcorn, and low sugar treats for diabetics) will meet Saturday, Dec. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at church (Old Fellowship Hall) to assemble the boxes. Assembly takes about an hour, and then participants help deliver the boxes to the home of recipients.

Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:13–18

13“Your words have been hard against me, says the LORD. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ 14You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the LORD of hosts? 15And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’” 16Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name. 17“They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.”

Epistle Colossians 1:13–20

13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Holy Gospel Luke 23:27–43

27And there followed [Jesus] a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” 39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov. 17 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

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

CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern / Steve Hansen
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal / David
Elders Richard Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Moses Jan Leth
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar Laura Spatz
Ushers Larry Hadenfeldt / Gerry Kohtz

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Don & Rebecca Deines – Nov. 21 (48)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17
Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17
Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18
Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19
Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20
Jessica Schroeder – Nov. 20
Shirley Adams – Nov. 21

*Justine, Tucker, Tysen & Luke Eriksen transferred to Immanuel Lutheran, Loup City NE
*Emily & Ainsley Crawford transferred to Peach Lutheran Grand Island NE

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Oct. 20 93 5
Oct. 27 70 1
Nov. 3 107 1
Nov. 10 101 14

Our Offerings Sunday 11/10
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,010.00
Mission Fund $223.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $11.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

CLC Balances end of September 2019
Building $3,119.53
General $-19,698.22
Mission $2,320.38
Special Mission $1,998.10
Special Gifts $2,431.80

Elder’s Phone #’s
Brent Gascho 308-390-0518
Robert Schultz 308-390-3612
Scott Reynolds 308-750-3174
Tim Lemburg 308-216-0191
Richard Hadenfeldt 308-383-7487
Ted Dibbern 308-380-0012

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Don Schnase at Tiffany Square, Don has been put on hospice.
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for John Dvoracek – Friend of Shawn Harders Family, John suffered a stroke
Prayers for Shirley Mueller – Nancy Harders mother, Shirley was diagnosed with lung Cancer

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at iamwings@msn.com
Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mailbox

Sunday, Nov. 17 – 23rd Sun after Pentecost
Mal. 4:1–6, Psalm 98
2Thess3:(1–5) 6–13, Luke21:5–28(29–36)

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 
Worship with Communion (Adult Choir ♫) 10:30 am

Monday Nov. 18
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Nov. 19
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Nov. 20
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Nov. 21
Moses to GI – Primrose & Heritage
Friday Nov. 22
Saturday Nov. 23

Sunday, Nov. 24 – Last Sunday of Church Year
Mal. 3:13–18, Psalm 46
Col. 1:13–20, Luke 23:27–43
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Volunteer Needed
Worship w / Baptism & Adult Confirmation 10:30 am

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Dannebrog NE Invites Us to join them for their “Giving God Thanks” Celebration on Sun. Nov. 24, 2019. Thanks for the prayers and gracious giving to help recover from the flood damage our church received.
The day will begin at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with an Abelskiver Brunch in the Fellowship Hall. After brunch there will be an adult forum at 12:45 pm along with some special music. Worship will begin at 1 pm. RSVP or questions please call 308-382-5446

SAVE the DATE
NO Chancel Mtg. Nov. 25 moved to Dec. 2
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Nov 25
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Pie Fellowship following Worship Weds. Nov. 27
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
ABC Children’s Christmas Program 6:15 pm and Soup
Supper 5-7:30 pm During Christmas in the Village Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24

Thank You from the ladies of the church for helping to support our Harvest Dinner on November 10th. We raised a total of $2,072.00 and had a match of $1100.00, so we will have a total of $3,172.00 going toward our General Fund debt.

Christmas Poinsetta
The Chancel Guild will soon be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas Season. They are asking for donations, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated, for the purchase of Poinsettias. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz.


Readings From Holy Scripture

Old Testament Malachi 4:1–6

1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts. 4“Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and just decrees that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. 5“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 6And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”

Epistle 2 Thessalonians 3:1–5

1Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, 2and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 3But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 4And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

Holy Gospel Luke 21:5–28

5While some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, [Jesus] said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. 9And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” 10Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. 18But not a hair of your head will perish. 19By your endurance you will gain your lives. 20“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 98
P 1Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things!
C His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
P 2The LORD has made known his salvation;
C he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
P 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.
C All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
P 4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
C break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
P 5Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre,
C with the lyre and the sound of melody!
P 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn
C make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!
P 7Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
C the world and those who dwell in it!
P 8Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together 9before the LORD,
C for he comes to judge the earth.
P He will judge the world with righteousness,
C and the peoples with equity.

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