21st Sunday after Pentecost Worship and Weekly Announcements

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Please click the Link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon message for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost.
https://youtu.be/LqKLmdPFcgk

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 25 – Reformation Day (obs.)
Rev. 14:6–7, Psalm 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Adult Bible Study / No K-12 Sunday School Today
No Coffee Fellowship Today
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Oct. 26
Tuesday Oct. 27

Wednesday Oct. 28Men’s Bible Study 8:00 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
NO Choir Practice

Thursday Oct. 29

Friday Oct. 30
Cairo Downtown Trick or Treating 4-7 pm

Saturday Oct. 31HLHS Reformation Services 7 pm
Daylight Savings Time Ends Set your clocks BACK 1 Hour.

Sunday, Nov. 1 – All Saints Sunday
Rev. 14:6–7, Psalm 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Adult Bible Study / No K-12 Sunday School Today
No Coffee Fellowship Today
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Pie Fellowship Weds Nov 25
Weds. Advent Worship 7 pm Dec. 2,9,16
SIGN Up NOW if you Will be serving an Advent Supper!
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship Program 7 pm Dec. 24
Christmas Morning Worship 7 am Dec. 25
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Jerry Teichmeier – Oct. 25
Lora Harders – Oct. 26
Marissa Janda – Oct. 27
Phyllis Rathman – Oct. 27
Karon Rath – Oct. 29

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father, surgery.
  Carolyn Visser recovering from a Stroke
  Keith Dibbern recovering from a Stroke
  Cindy Bredthauer, recovering following back surgery.
  Angie Dibbern, Angie has been moved to Tiffany Square Room 504
  Robb Mclean, Angela Dibbern McLean’s husband, following surgery for a pacemaker.   An update on my uncle Rich Sullivan.  He was able to go home from the hospital today!  He was transferred to BryanLGH earlier this week for possible cardiology care, but it was determined that can wait until he is stronger.  We are so glad & thankful for the prayers.  Truly is powerful.  Thanks again, our family appreciates it so much. Rebecca Hadenfeldt

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister has been placed on Hospice, prayers for her and her family as she is passing.
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
  Shirley Adams, beginning radiation treatment.
  Dawnasie Martin, Marcus Nation Sister

Birthday Cars for Phyllis Rathman – Cards may be sent to Phyllis at 780 N. 130th Road, Wood River, NE 68883. The Open House to celebrate Phyllis’s birthday had been cancelled. 

You are Invited to Come Sing ♫
As you know, we’ll be holding a Reformation service at Heartland on Oct. 31 at 7pm.  What I want to invite you to, besides the service itself, is the opportunity to participate with our choir that will be singing for the service.  There will be a practice just before the service at 6pm.  Be sure to invite someone to come and sing with you. Pastor Dan, Grace Lutheran Church https://gracelcmsgi.org
Reformation Services at HLHS; Oct. 31st at 7:00 p.m.

HLHS Poinsettia Sales
The HLHS Class of 2021 will be selling poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift.  Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 by purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 5th to ensure we have them by December 3rd.  You can order your poinsettia through the school office 308-385-3900, by completing the order form from the HLHS website heartlandlutheran.org, or pinned to the HLHS Bulletin Board and mailing it to the school.  Thank you for your support. Jackie Zeehndner; Class of 2021 Adviser; Mailing Address: Heartland Lutheran High School, Attn: Senior Class Fundraiser 3900 W. Husker Hwy Grand Island, NE 68803.

Downtown Cairo TRICK or TREATING Friday, Oct. 30th 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 13th 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 contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

 Blue Cross Celebration Make Your Reservation!
Greetings in the name of Our Triune God and our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and he said to them, “Go into all the world and Proclaim  the gospel to the whole creation.”  Mark 16:15  
You are cordially invited to Heartland Lutheran High School’s annual Blue Cross Celebration on November 15, 2020.  Doors will open at 4:30.  A short welcome will be at 5:15, and the meal by Whitefoot Market Inc. Catering will be served at 5:30.  Our Lord has blessed us tremendously with Lutheran education and the students and teachers of HLHS.  Come and celebrate with us.  The cost for a ticket is $25.  We would be honored to have you join us.  Make your reservations through the school office by November 5

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
 
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Sermon Message and Weekly Announcements for Sunday Oct. 18, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Message for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 18 – 20th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 45:1–7, Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13)
1 Thess. 1:1–10, Matt. 22:15–22
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Sunday Dinner @ Gathering Place 11-1 Ham & Potatoes

Monday Oct. 19
Fall Pastor’s Conf. ONLINE at Trinity GI

Tuesday Oct. 20
Fall Pastor’s Conf. ONLINE at Trinity GI

Wednesday Oct. 21
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 a.m.
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm Greetings, Dear Choir members!
This is a friendly reminder that choir practice will start again this Wednesday at 6pm! I’m really looking forward to seeing you all again!
See you soon! Lisa W Romans 8:28

Thursday Oct. 22
Bingo Night @ Gathering Place 5-7 pm

Friday Oct. 23

Saturday Oct. 24

Sunday, Oct. 25 – Reformation Day (obs.)
Rev. 14:6–7, Psalm 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Oct. 26
HLHS Reformation Service 7 pm Oct. 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Pie Fellowship Weds Nov 25
Weds. Advent Worship 7 pm Dec. 2,9,16
SIGN Up NOW if you Will be serving an Advent Supper!
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship Program 7 pm Dec. 24
Christmas Morning Worship 7 am Dec. 25
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Larry & Karry Jensen – w.10/18/1973 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Samuel Dibbern – Oct. 18
Calhen Strode – Oct. 18
Sarah Heinen – Oct. 19
Jessica Clough – Oct. 20
Taylor Schultz – Oct. 20
Crystal Rasmussen – Oct. 22
Oscar Marsh – Oct. 24

Birthday OPEN HOUSE for Phyllis Rathman
Please join us in celebrating Phyllis Rathman’s ??th birthday. An open house for friends and family will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Bob & Terry Rathman, 11963 W. Airport Road, Cairo, Nebraska. No gifts please. Cards may be sent to Phyllis at 780 N. 130th Road, Wood River, NE 68883.

You are Invited to Come Sing ♫ Reformation Services at HLHS
As you know, we’ll be holding a Reformation service at Heartland on Oct. 31 at 7pm. What I want to invite you to, besides the service itself, is the opportunity to participate with our choir that will be singing for the service. There will be a practice just before the service at 6pm. Be sure to invite someone to come and sing with you. Pastor Dan, Grace Lutheran Church https://gracelcmsgi.org
Reformation Services at HLHS; Oct. 31st at 7:00 p.m.

HLHS Poinsettia Sales
The HLHS Class of 2021 will be selling poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 by purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 5th to ensure we have them by December 3rd. You can order your poinsettia through the school office 308-385-3900, by completing the order form from the HLHS website heartlandlutheran.org, or pinned to the HLHS Bulletin Board and mailing it to the school. Thank you for your support. Jackie Zeehndner; Class of 2021 Adviser; Mailing Address: Heartland Lutheran High School, Attn: Senior Class Fundraiser 3900 W. Husker Hwy Grand Island, NE 68803.

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Sunday Oct. 11 Worship Message and Weeks Announcements

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday October 11, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message.https://youtu.be/jbS7blHK8vM

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Oct. 11 – 19th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 25:6–9, Psalm 23
Phil. 4:4–13, Matt. 22:1–14
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – ABC 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voters Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Oct. 12 All Day Sewing 9:00 a.m.
Everyone is WELCOME to join in!!
Please see Julie Dibbern if you have any questions.

Tuesday Oct. 13

Wednesday Oct. 14Men’s Breakfast 6:30 a.m.
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm

Thursday Oct. 15

Friday Oct. 16

Saturday Oct. 17

Sunday, Oct. 18 – 20th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 45:1–7, Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13)
1 Thess. 1:1–10, Matt. 22:15–22
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – LYF 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE ONLINE
HLHS Reformation Service 7 pm Oct. 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Pie Fellowship Weds Nov 25
Weds. Advent Worship Dec. 2,9,16
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship Program Dec. 24
Christmas Morning Worship Dec. 25
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
 Todd & Denise Bredthauer w.10/11/1997 (23)
Benjamin & Whitney Dibbern w.10/17/2015 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lilyana Campbell – Oct. 11
Tyler Lemburg – Oct. 11
Lucas Nation – Oct. 14

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father, surgery.
  Carolyn Visser recovering from a Stroke
  Keith Dibbern recovering from a Stroke
  Cindy Bredthauer, recovering following back surgery.
  Angie Dibbern, Angie has been moved to Tiffany Square Room 504
  Robb Mclean, Angela Dibbern McLean’s husband, following surgery for a pacemaker.
Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister has been placed on Hospice, prayers for her and her family as she is passing.
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
  Shirley Adams, beginning radiation treatment.
  Dawnasie Martin, Marcus Nation Sister 

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
 
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Worship and Announcements for LWML Sunday Oct. 5, 2020

Worship Message and Announcements for Sunday Oct. 5, 2020
LWML Sunday


https://youtu.be/-2-SSV7ft2c

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Oct. 4 – 18th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 5:1–7, Psalm 80:7–19
Phil. 3:4b–14, Matt. 21:33–46
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School Begins 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday Oct. 5 ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday Oct. 6
Wednesday Oct. 7 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Oct. 8
Friday Oct. 9
Saturday Oct. 10
Sunday, Oct. 11 – 19th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 25:6–9, Psalm 23
Phil. 4:4–13, Matt. 22:1–14
Adult Bible Study / K-12 Sunday School 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship – ABC 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voters Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE ONLINE
HLHS Reformation Service 7 pm
Middle School Youth Gathering CANCELLED
Dist. Youth Gathering CANCELLED
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Michael & Liane Deines w.10/9/1993 (27)
Joshua & Lindsey Harders w.10/10/2009 (11)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Katie Hadenfeldt – Oct. 5
Bill Hadenfeldt – Oct. 6
Beverly Gilbert – Oct. 7
Kylie Bloomquist – Oct. 8
Steven Dibbern – Oct. 8
Gary Harders – Oct. 8
Nolan Bloomquist – Oct. 9
Nancy Harders – Oct. 9

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father, surgery.
Carolyn Visser recovering from a Stroke
Keith Dibbern recovering from a Stroke
Cindy Bredthauer, recovering following back surgery.
Angie Dibbern, Angie has been moved to Tiffany Square Room 504
Robb Mclean, Angela Dibbern McLean’s husband, following surgery for a pacemaker.
Please keep the family and friends of Mike Hetrick, Karry Bloomquist brother in law in your prayers. Mike passed away from cancer.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister has been placed on Hospice, prayers for her and her family as she is passing.
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
Shirley Adams, beginning radiation treatment.

Lutheran Women in Mission
The power of God is evident in the dimes and quarters you put in your Mite Box and this is celebrated each fall on LWML Sunday. We thank you for your support of LWML. Read our LWML Vision Statement: “The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.” This is what LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission) has been doing for 78 years and will continue to do with the help of the Holy Spirit and your support.

LWML Mite Boxes — What Does This Mean?
Over the years, Lutheran Women in Mission have used the Mite Box to gather funds in support of national and district ministries through voluntary offerings. Instead of “Mite Boxes,” some groups called their ingathering devices “blessing boxes,” “mission boxes,” or “thank offering boxes.”
Place your Mite Box in a visible area as a daily reminder to give thanks for all His blessings:
• Place your offering in the Mite Box at the end of each day.
• Say “thank you” to God with an appropriate amount whenever calamity or misfortune has been averted.
• Empty the loose change from your kitchen coin bowl into the Mite Box each week.
• Put a dollar in the Mite Box for every pair of shoes you own.
• Pay for items with bills, then empty your coins that have gathered in your wallet into your Mite Box.
• In thanksgiving to God, put a dollar into the Mite Box for every family member. Throughout the decades, Lutheran women have stepped out in faith, setting goals and trusting God to move the hearts of His people to give generously to LWML’s mission of proclaiming the Gospel.

Mission Grant Stories
LWML Sunday is celebrated each fall. Through your mite offerings, LWML supports mission work all around the world. One of this biennium’s mission grants is $100,000 to Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP). This grant allows LAMP to hire more missionary pilots and train more volunteers so that people in remote communities in northern Canada and Alaska will receive a Christian education and the witness of the Gospel. See what your mite donation is doing in our complete list of mission grants on the LWML website under the “Missions” tab at www.lwml.org.

Mite Box Designs Change with the Times
Mite Boxes have changed in color and design over the years, but what has never changed is the dedication of freely given offerings to reach out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Districts retain 75% of mite offerings for their work, with 25% set aside for national LWML. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Mark 12:41-43), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. The LWML has collected over 127 million dollars since 1942. Yes — these coins have, and will, continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.

The Widow’s Mite
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on” (Mark 12:41-43 NIV).

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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16th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 20,2020

This 16th Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday Sept. 20, 2020. 

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message from this morning. 
https://youtu.be/EPC18BmqluI

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 20 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Isa. 55:6–9, Psalm 27:1–9
Phil. 1:12–14,19–30, Matt. 20:1–16
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr.
Monday Sept. 21
Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7:00 pm
Tuesday Sept. 22
Wednesday Sept. 23 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Sept. 24 JUNK JAUNT Set Up
Friday Sept. 25 JUNK JAUNT
Saturday Sept. 26 JUNK JAUNT

Sunday, Sept. 27 – 17th Sun after Pentecost
Ezek. 18:1–4, 25–32, Psalm 25:1–10
Phil. 2:1–4 (5–13) 14–18, Matt. 21:23–27 (28–32)

JUNK JAUNT Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Sept. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Sept. 28 Elders Mtg. 8 pm
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
  Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.
  Please keep Angie Dibbern in your prayers, Angie has been moved to Tiffany Square Room 504

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
 Kayla & Adam Becker w.9/20/2008 (12)
Adam & Tina Dibbern w.9/22/2001 (19)
Rodney & Lisa Schweitzer w.9/25/2004 (16)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kinzlie Bloomquist – Sept. 20
Ashley Newmyer – Sept. 20
Kody Hadenfeldt – Sept. 21
Jennell Campbell – Sept. 22
Emmitt DeFreece – Sept. 22
Bill Harders – Sept. 23
Makenna Lemburg – Sept. 23
Mark Lemburg – Sept. 26

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Isaiah 55:6–9
 6“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Epistle Philippians 1:12–14, 19–30
 12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. . . .19for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Holy Gospel Matthew 20:1–16
 1[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16So the last will be first, and the first last.”

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
 
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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15th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 13, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s sermon message for 15th Sunday after Pentecost.
https://youtu.be/pFid6X5mEDg

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.
Moses Auction Ends Today
Monday Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Tuesday Sept. 15
Wednesday Sept. 16 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Sept. 17
Friday Sept. 18
Saturday Sept. 19
Sunday, Sept. 20
 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Isa. 55:6–9, Psalm 27:1–9
Phil. 1:12–14,19–30, Matt. 20:1–16
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr.

SAVE the DATE
September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Sept. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Sept. 28 Elders Mtg. 8 pm
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz’s father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
  Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

WELCOME Jason, Jennifer, Jack, Madelyn, and Sam Hadenfeldt, transferred from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gretna Ne.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Darren & Charity Adams w.9/16/1995 (25)
Loren & Julie Dibbern w.9/16/1978 (42)
Craig & Lora Harders w.9/17/1983 (37)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg w.9/17/1950 (70)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Peggy Hadenfeldt – Sept. 13
Kalli Knuth – Sept. 13
Robbie Gilbert – Sept. 15
Elizabeth DeFreece – Sept. 16
Kendal Knuth – Sept. 16
Benjamin Serr – Sept. 16
Loren Dibbern – Sept. 17
Shawn Harders – Sept. 17

Old Testament Reading Genesis 50:15–21
15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, 17‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Epistle Romans 14:1–12
1As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:21–35
21Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. 23“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
 
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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14th Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday Sept. 6, 2020

Click the link below to view The 14th Sunday after Pentecost Worship message from Pastor Wright.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Brian & Dana Tonniges w.9/10/1988 (32)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Mason Janda – Sept. 6
Matt Neppl Sept. 8

Moses Auction Items
It’s almost time to finish up the Moses Auction that was interrupted by Covid. On Sunday Sept. 13th, the auction will end, the comfort dog team is asking for your support as this is one of their fundraisers. The check with the ”SUGGESTED PRICE” takes the item, instead of a silent bidding as in the past. If you have any questions you may contact Lisa Wright or any member of the comfort dog team.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

Our Offerings
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 6 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Ezek. 33:7–9, Psalm 32:1–7
Rom. 13:1–10, Matt. 18:1–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Junk Jaunt Mtg. 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday Sept. 7 Labor Day
Tuesday Sept. 8
Wednesday Sept. 9 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Thursday Sept. 10
Friday Sept. 11
Saturday Sept. 12
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.

SAVE the DATE
Install SS Teachers / Bibles & Catechisms to 1st & 5th Gr.
Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
Sept 14 HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Sun. Sept 20 11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Senior Ctr.
September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 8 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

The Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 33:7–9
7“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Epistle Romans 13:1–10
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. 8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:1–20
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. 10“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of Man came to save the lost. 12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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12th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday August 23 Worship message and announcements

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message for this Sunday.

https://youtu.be/jG27nt61PqQ

Readings for this Sunday – 12th Sunday after PentecostOld Testament Reading Isaiah 51:1–6

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

Epistle Romans 11:33—12:8

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

Holy Gospel Matthew 16:13–20

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.   Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers,  Cindy is scheduled for surgery on her back on the 31st of this month, in Omaha.  
Prayers that her tests prior to the surgery will allow the surgery to go forward, but also for the surgery and recovery itself.

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

BLOOD DONATION at HLHS

*HLHS National Honor Society Blood Drive for the Red Cross – Mon. Sept. 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sign up online at redcrossblood.org or call the office at 308-385-3900

Our Offerings
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church. 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen  w.8/24/2013 (7)
Nathan & Jaci Knuth w.8/29/1998 (22)
Robert & Kristin Schultz w.8/29/1992 (28)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24
Lois Neppl – Aug. 25
Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27
Berkley Strode – Aug. 28
Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29
Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29

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Worship and Announcements for the week of August 16,2020

Please click the link below to view this Sunday’s Sermon Message.

Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8

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

Epistle Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32

1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I, myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

Holy Gospel Matthew 15:21–28

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

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm w.8/16/1970 (50)
Richard & Beverly Gilbert w.8/20/1982 (38)
Wayne & Julie Whitefoot w.8/20/2000 (20)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17
Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18
Ryan Harders – Aug. 18
Paisley Weber – Aug. 18
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20
Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cynthia Hansen – Aug. 22

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Braxton Jones in your prayers, Braxton was Baptized into the faith through Holy Baptism.
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Aug. 16 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 56:1, 6–8, Psalm 67
Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32, Matt. 15:21–28
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship w/Comm. & Baptism 10:30 am
SS Teachers mtg. following Worship in the Library Room
Private Family Baptismal Lunch Following worship
Monday Aug. 17
Nominating Committee / M & M mtg. 7:00 p.m.
**Along with those who are on the M & M committee the Nominating committee needs to attend.
Nominating Committee consists of the off going officers
Paul Wilhelm, Josh Harders, Peg Lemburg, Gordon Bredthauer, Gary Harders, Tim Lemburg, Scott Reynolds,
Ted Dibbern, Kimberly Dibbern, Doug Meyer
Tuesday Aug. 18
Wednesday Aug. 19
Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 20
Friday Aug. 21
Saturday Aug. 22

Sunday, Aug. 23 – 12th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 51:1–6, Psalm 138
Rom. 11:33—12:8, Matt. 16:13–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Aug. 9, 2020 Worship Message and Weekly Announcements

Old Testament Reading Job 38:4–18
4[The Lord said to Job:] “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, 9when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? 12“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, 13that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment. 15From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken. 16“Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.”

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

Holy Gospel Matthew 14:22–33
22Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 28And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Aug. 9 – 10th Sun after Pentecost
Job 38:4–18, Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)
Rom. 10:5–17, Matt. 14:22–33
Adult Bible Study 9 am / Worship 10:30 am
Monday Aug. 10
Tuesday Aug. 11
Wednesday Aug. 12
Men’s Bible Breakfast Study 6:45 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 13
Friday Aug. 14
Saturday Aug. 15

Sunday, Aug. 16 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 56:1, 6–8, Psalm 67
Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32, Matt. 15:21–28
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship w/Comm. & Baptism 10:30 am
SS Teachers mtg. following Worship in the Library Room
Private Family Baptismal Lunch Following worship

SAVE the DATE
Aug. 17 Nominating Committee/M & M mtg.
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Rick & Janice Leth 8/10/1996 (24)
Garen & Laura Spatz 8/11/1963 (57)
Tiffany & Jarrod Jacobsen 8/15/2015 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Fusako Hadenfeldt – Aug. 10
Andrew Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Gene Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Emily Neppl – Aug. 11
Deborah Hargens – Aug. 15

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester,friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

Back To School – Farewell To Summer Sendoff
Cairo Area Creative Kids Challenge invites kids of all ages to attend the Back to School – Farewell to Summer Sendoff, Sunday Aug. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at the Cairo Pool Park. There will be free hot dogs and burgers with all the fix ins from 5-7 p.m. yard games begin at 3 and will continue through 7, sno-cones are available as well. Stop by and Join in on all the fun!!

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