Announcements and Readings for the week of March 26, 2017

 

Sunday March 26th, 2017 – 4th Sunday of Lent

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Rob Serr/Josh Harders……………………….. Ushers

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 3/12……………… 82……………………………. 2

Weds 3/15…………………. 57……………………………. 4

Sunday 3/19……………… 92……………………………. 5

Weds 3/22…………………. 44……………………………. 2

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please keep Frances Harders in your prayers Fran is recovering from knee replacement.

*  Please keep Carly Callahan’s Sister Jennifer Allen and all her family in your prayers.

*  Please keep Charles Kemptar (Kristin Schultz father) in your prayers.

*  Please keep the family and friends of Melva Elton (lifelong friend of Cheryl Deines) from Wakefield NE, Melva passed away on March 16.

♥ Prayers for all those who suffer from Epilepsy, today is National Epilepsy Day, we wear purple in honor of all those diagnosed with this disease.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Donna Harders

*  Shirley Adams

*  Roger Adams

*  Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK..

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tab Kilzer – March 27

Dick Hadenfeldt – March 28

Dorothy Schultz – March 28

Erica Dibbern – March 29

Jax Campbell – March 31

Rob Schultz – March 31

Justin Bredthauer – April 1

Arlene Hadenfeldt – April 1

 

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

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

 

Sunday March 26 –4th Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………… Is. 42:14–21

………………………………………………………… Psalm 142

……………………………………………………… Eph. 5:8–14

………. John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

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

……………………………………….. Fellowship Trustees

All donations will go towards the Building Fund

to help defray the cost of the new ceilings.

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

…………………….. HLHS Red/Blue Dinner/Auction

Monday March 27……………. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

…………………………………………….. Elders Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday March 28…………………………………………

Wednesday March 29…. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

.. Junk Jaunt Lenten Ham Dinner Supper 6 pm

All Benefits will go towards the Building Fund.

Thank you for your Support!

…………………………………… Choir Practice 6:30 pm

………………………… Wednesday Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday March 30……………………………………….

Friday March 31……………………………………………..

Saturday April 1

…………………………. Lemburg Bridal Shower 2 pm

Sunday April 2 – 5th Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………. Ezek. 7:1–14

………………………………………………………… Psalm 130

…………………………………………………….. Rom. 8:1–11

……………………………………… John 11:1–45 (46–53)

…………………………………….. John 11:17–27, 38–53

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

……….. Fellowship Ladies Aid Fundraiser 10 am

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

………… Quarterly Voter’s Mtg following Worship

………………………. Hadenfeldt Baby Shower 2 pm

………………………………………… Moses to Arapahoe

SAVE the DATE

……………………….. April 9 Palm Sunday/Confirmation

…….. April 16 Easter Sunrise Service / LYF Breakfast

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 Weds. March 29, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Junk Jaunt

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. April 5, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Karry/Kassidy

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Sunday April 9, 2017………………………………. 10:30 a.m.

……… Palm Sunday Worship with Confirmation & Comm.

………………… Ladies Aid Cake reception for Confirmands

 

Thurs. April 13, 2017 ……………………………….. 7:00 p.m.

…………………….. Maundy Thursday Worship with Comm.

 

Fri. April 14, 2017 ……………………………………. 7:00 p.m.

………………………………….. Good Friday Worship Service

 

Sunday April 16, 2017 ……………………………… 7:00 a.m.

……………… Sunrise Easter Worship Service with Comm.

…………………. LYF Breakfast following Worship Services

 

 

HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

Ladies Aid Fundraiser April 2

Sunday April 2 during coffee fellowship the Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast Burritos with donations going towards HLHS. The Ladies Aid will match donations up to $500. Thrivent funding will be paying for the events food expense.

Moses Gift Basket Auction Fundraiser

Plans for the 5th Annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway. If you would like to donate a basket please contact any member of the comfort dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church beginning Sunday March 5 through EASTER Morning when the auction will end. Thank you for your support of the Moses Comfort Dog Ministry.

 

Man Feast 2017

Peace Lutheran Church invites all men to join them Sunday April 2 at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 pm; Peace Lutheran Church 1710 N North Road Grand Island NE Tickets are $25 For more information and tickets go to www.peacei.org; 308-384-5673; celiason@peacegi.org

Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

 

 

Nebraska Mission of Mercy

Providing NO-cost Dental services to those who need it most. Friday April 7 & Saturday April 8 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena Fonner Park Exhibition Building GI NE.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Please see the poster located on the bulletin board by the church offices.

Thrivent Members DON’T forget to designate your Choice Dollars.

Thrivent Members:  You have until March 31, 2017 to designate your 2016 Choice Dollars.  Members can donate their Choice Dollars towards any nonprofit by signing into their account on the Thrivent website.  Choice Dollars for 2017 may also be designated at this time. As the member you must contact Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 with your name & date of birth. If Thrivent members need assistance, Lisa Wright or Mary Harders can assist you with the process.

Celebrate Spring

Women of all Ages   (Daughters, Mothers, Grandmothers)  You are invited Thursday April 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. Light Dinner at Blessed Sacrament Jubilee Center  Keynote Speaker Humorist Mary Maxwell of Omaha Arthritis Foundation Woman of the Year Award in 2016; YWCA Tribute to Women Award in 2010 and numerous other awards.

“A Look at Motherhood and Daughterhood through the Years”  I’m proud, I’m grateful, I’m amused  Cost $15; Entertainment during Dessert; Proceeds to benefit both the GI Habitat for Humanity and the GI Hope Harbor. Advanced ticket sales only by April 13 purchase at Blessed Sacrament Parish Office 518 W State St or Sr. Barbara at 308-384-0532, ext. 202

 

Old Testament Reading…… Isaiah 42:14–21

 14For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor; I will gasp and pant.  15I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools. 16And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. 17They are turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in carved idols, who say to metal images, “You are our gods.” 18Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! 19Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the Lord? 20He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear. 21The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.

 

Epistle……….Ephesians 5:8–14

 

8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

 

Holy Gospel…………………… John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

1As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” 34They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. 35Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 19, 2017

 

Sunday March 19th, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Rob Serr/Josh Harders……………………….. Ushers

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Scott Reynolds/Brent Gascho………………. Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 3/5……………….. 76……………………………. 4

Weds 3/8…………………… 46……………………………. 4

Sunday 3/12……………… 82……………………………. 2

Weds 3/15…………………. 57……………………………. 4

Our Offerings    Sunday 3/12

Building Fund……………………………………. $682.75

General Fund…………………………………. $2,194.01

Mission Fund………………………………………. $50.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

*  Please keep Frances Harders in your prayers Fran will undergoing knee replacement surgery last Tues.

*  Please keep Carly Callahan’s Sister Jennifer Allen and all her family in your prayers.

*  Please keep Charles Kemptar (Kristin Schultz father) in your prayers he entered the hospital last week with pneumonia.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Donna Harders

*  Shirley Adams

*  Roger Adams

*  Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25 (17)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Rachel Rice – March 21

Tori Strode – March 21

Rose Bredthauer – March 23

Don Schnase – March 23 (Happy 95th)

Ethan Frankforter – March 24

 

Sunday March 19 –3rd Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………….. Ex.17:1–7

………………………………………………….. Psalm 95:1–9

……………………………………………………… Rom. 5:1–8

…………………………… John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

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

………………………………………………. Fellowship LYF

………… Worship Services and Choir ♫10:30 am

…….. Senior Center Roast Beef Lunch 11 -1 pm

Monday March 20

……………………………………………. M & M mtg. 7 p.m.

Tuesday March 21

…………………………… Moses to Crisis Center 5 pm

………………………………. HLHS Delegate mtg. 7 pm

Wednesday March 22

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

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……….. Moses Group Lenten Soup Supper 6 pm

All Benefits will go towards the Comfort Dog Mission.

Thank you for your Support!

…………………………………… Choir Practice 6:30 pm

………………………… Wednesday Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday March 23……………………………………….

Friday March 24……………………………………………..

Saturday March 25

.. LWML Spring GI Zone Workshop at Peace GI

Sunday March 26 –4th Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………. Is. 42:14–21

………………………………………………………. Psalm 142

……………………………………………………. Eph. 5:8–14

…….. John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

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

……………………………………….. Fellowship Trustees

All donations will go towards the Building Fund

to help defray the cost of the new ceilings.

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

…………………….. HLHS Red/Blue Dinner/Auction

 

SAVE the DATE

Elder Mtg. March 27

 

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 lent-holy-week-schedule

 

 

 

 

Weds. March 22, 2017……… 6 p.m. Supper Moses Group

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 29, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Junk Jaunt

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. April 5, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Karry/Kassidy

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Sunday April 9, 2017………………………………. 10:30 a.m.

……… Palm Sunday Worship with Confirmation & Comm.

………………… Ladies Aid Cake reception for Confirmands

 

Thurs. April 13, 2017 ……………………………….. 7:00 p.m.

…………………….. Maundy Thursday Worship with Comm.

 

Fri. April 14, 2017 ……………………………………. 7:00 p.m.

………………………………….. Good Friday Worship Service

 

Sunday April 16, 2017 ……………………………… 7:00 a.m.

……………… Sunrise Easter Worship Service with Comm.

…………………. LYF Breakfast following Worship Services

 

HLHS Red / Blue

Tina Dibbern will be in church the next 3 Sunday’s selling HLHS Red and Blue Auction/Dinner Tickets

Please See Tina today to help support HLHS at the Red/Blue Auction/Dinner March 26, 2017 at HLHS.

 “REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

 

Moses Gift Basket Auction Fundraiser

Plans for the 5th Annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway. If you would like to donate a basket please contact any member of the comfort dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church beginning Sunday March 5 through EASTER Morning when the auction will end. Thank you for your support of the Moses Comfort Dog Ministry.

 

Man Feast 2017

Peace Lutheran Church invites all men to join them Sunday April 2 at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 pm; Peace Lutheran Church 1710 N North Road Grand Island NE Tickets are $25 (Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased by March 26) You will enjoy Ribs and fixin’s, Men’s Fellowship with featured Speaker Jeff Allen, The world’s funniest, most inspiring comedian! Sponsored by Iron Men from Peace GI. For more information and tickets go to www.peacei.org; 308-384-5673; celiason@peacegi.org

 

 

LWML Spring Workshop

The Grand Island Zone LWML Spring Workshop will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church GI; Registration is 9:00-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Meeting 9:30-3:00. This year’s theme is “Changes of Life To Everything there is a Season”. Ingathering items will go to CNCAP (Central Neb. Community Action Partnership, INC.). They partner with individuals and families to end poverty through community-based solutions. While offering a variety of programs providing assistance to the local homeless, near homeless, individuals and families in crisis as well as homeless Veterans.  Don’t forget to bring your used ink cartridges. If you are interested in going please let Donna Harders know by Mon. March 20.

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

 

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

 

 

Thrivent Members DON’T forget

to designate your Choice Dollars.

Thrivent Members:  You have until March 31, 2017 to designate your 2016 Choice Dollars.  Members can donate their Choice Dollars towards any nonprofit by signing into their account on the Thrivent website.  Choice Dollars for 2017 may also be designated at this time.  If Thrivent members need assistance, Lisa Wright or Mary Harders can assist you with the process.

 

THANK YOU

To everyone who volunteered to help work on the

Habitat for Humanity / Thrivent Build March 4 & 11.HFH Thrivent Build March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much!

To our church family at Christ Lutheran Church! 

New Hope School 2016-2017

We are so thankful for the generous donation made from the Ladies aid Lenten supper. We are beyond grateful for the donations, support, and prayers given to New Hope Christian School. ♥ Reynolds, Bredthauers & Mrs. Wright

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading                                                Exodus 17:1–7

1All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the Lord, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?” 3But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” 4So Moses cried to the Lord, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 5And the Lord said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Epistle                                                               Romans 5:1–8

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

 

Holy Gospel                                      John 4:5–26

5So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” 16Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 12, 2017

 

Sunday March 12th, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

Bev Gilbert………………………………………… Organist

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Rob Serr/Josh Harders……………………….. Ushers

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Paul Wilhelm……………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 2/26……………. 125………………………….. 20

Ash Weds 3/1……………. 72……………………………. 6

Sunday 3/5……………….. 76……………………………. 4

Weds 3/8…………………… 46……………………………. 4

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

* Please keep Frances Harders in your prayers Fran will undergoing knee replacement surgery on Tuesday March 14.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Donna Harders

*  Shirley Adams

*  Roger Adams

                                                                  

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (14)

Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (4)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Barb Teichmeier – March 12

Mark Rasmussen – March 14

David Hadenfeldt – March 16

 

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

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

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

Sunday March 12 –2nd Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………. Gen. 12:1–9

………………………………………………………. Psalm 121

………………………………………….. Rom. 4:1–8,13–17

……………………………………………………. John 3:1–17

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

………………. Fellowship Lemburg/Harders 10 am

All donations will go towards the building fund to help with the ceiling replacement.

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

Monday March 13… Pastor Winkel Mtg. all Day

Tuesday March 14………………….. Moses to ABC

………………………… New Hope Devotions 8:10 am

Wednesday March 15

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

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……………………… LYF Lenten Soup Supper 6 pm

All Benefits will go towards the completion of the LYF room. Thank you for your Support!

…………………………………… Choir Practice 6:30 pm

………………………… Wednesday Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday March 16……………………. Moses to GI

……………………………………. Good Sam & Primrose

Friday March 17……………………………………………..

Saturday March 18

…………………………. CVD Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday March 19 –3rd Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………….. Ex.17:1–7

………………………………………………….. Psalm 95:1–9

……………………………………………………… Rom. 5:1–8

…………………………… John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

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

………………………………………………. Fellowship LYF

………… Worship Services and Choir ♫10:30 am

…….. Senior Center Roast Beef Lunch 11 -1 pm

 

SAVE the DATE…………… M & M Mtg. March 20

…… GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop March 25

…. HLHS Red/Blue Auction & Dinner March 26

……………………………………….. Elder Mtg. March 27

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Thrivent Members DON’T forget

to designate your Choice Dollars.

Thrivent Members:  You have until March 31, 2017 to designate your 2016 Choice Dollars.  Members can donate their Choice Dollars towards any nonprofit by signing into their account on the Thrivent website.  Choice Dollars for 2017 may also be designated at this time.  If Thrivent members need assistance, Lisa Wright or Mary Harders can assist you with the process.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. March 18, 2017 Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept.
SMORGASBORD

4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cairo Community Ctr.

Serving Beef & Ham

$8.00 for 12 and over $5 for Children 11 and Under.

 

 

HLHS Red / Blue

Tina Dibbern will be in church the next 3 Sunday’s selling HLHS Red and Blue Auction/Dinner Tickets

Please See Tina today to help support HLHS at the Red/Blue Auction/Dinner March 26, 2017 at HLHS.

 “REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

LYF Lenten Supper Fundraiser

On March 15th the LYF will be serving a Taco Salad and dessert as a fundraiser for the completion of the LYF room.  The room will be painted by the group on March 5th.  Once the room is painted we will be adding steel to the bottom portion of the wall for the entire room.  All funds raised will be applied to the steel and wood needed to complete the room.

 

Moses Gift Basket Auction Fundraiser

Plans for the 5th Annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway. If you would like to donate a basket please contact any member of the comfort dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church beginning Sunday March 5 through EASTER Morning when the auction will end. Thank you for your support of the Moses Comfort Dog Ministry.

Man Feast 2017

Peace Lutheran Church invites all men to join them Sunday April 2 at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 pm; Peace Lutheran Church 1710 N North Road Grand Island NE Tickets are $25 (Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased by March 26) You will enjoy Ribs and fixin’s, Men’s Fellowship with featured Speaker Jeff Allen, The world’s funniest, most inspiring comedian! Sponsored by Iron Men from Peace GI. For more information and tickets go to www.peacei.org; 308-384-5673; celiason@peacegi.org

 

LWML Spring Workshop

The Grand Island Zone LWML Spring Workshop will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church GI; Registration is 9:00-9:30 a.m.; Bible Study/Meeting 9:30-3:00. This year’s theme is “Changes of Life To Everything there is a Season”. Ingathering items will go to CNCAP (Central Neb. Community Action Partnership, INC.). They partner with individuals and families to end poverty through community-based solutions. While offering a variety of programs providing assistance to the local homeless, near homeless, individuals and families in crisis as well as homeless Veterans.  Items needed: Shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, tooth brushes (single packs) deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, all-purpose cleaners. Don’t forget to bring your used ink cartridges. If you are interested in going please let Donna Harders know by Monday March 20.

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

Old Testament Reading…. Genesis 12:1–9

1Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” 4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, 6Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. 8From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. 9And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

Epistle………….Romans 4:1–8, 13–17

 

1What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5And to the one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” 13 The promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

 

Holy Gospel…………………. John 3:1–17

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 5, 2017

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Rob Serr/Josh Harders……………………….. Ushers

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

Julie Dibbern…………………………………………… Altar

Nathan Knuth………………………………………. Moses

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

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 2/12……………. 114……………………………. 8

Sunday 2/19……………… 90………………………….. 24

Sunday 2/26……………. 125………………………….. 20

Ash Weds 3/1……………. 72……………………………. 6

Our Offerings    Sunday 2/26

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,684.01

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $195.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

Suffering from Cancer

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

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

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Donna Harders

*  Shirley Adams

*  Roger Adams

  

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5 (34)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Jerry Meyer – March 6

Jeff Harders – March 7

Kevin Harders – March 7

Harold Plejdrup Jr. – March 7

Nicole Dibbern – March 8

Gordon Bredthauer – March 8

Les Hargens – March 11

 

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

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

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

Sunday March 5 – 1st Sun 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

…………………………. Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am

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

This morning we welcome GI – HFH

They will be giving a presentation/video following worship before dismissal.

Monday March 6……… Pastor Conf. in Kearney

Tuesday March 7……. Pastor Conf. in Kearney

Wednesday March 8

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

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

………. ABC Daycare Lenten Soup Supper 6 pm

…………………………………… Choir Practice 6:30 pm

………………………… Wednesday Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday March 9………………………. Moses to GI

.. Wedgewood / Country Home / Tiffany Square

Friday March 10…………………. Crafting Fun Day

Saturday March 11……………. Crafting Fun Day

Sunday March 12 –2nd Sun in Lent

……………………………………………………. Gen. 12:1–9

………………………………………………………. Psalm 121

………………………………………….. Rom. 4:1–8,13–17

……………………………………………………. John 3:1–17

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

……………………………………… Fellowship ??  10 am

(If you or your organization would like to volunteer to serve coffee, please sign up by the kitchen and let the church office know.)

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

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………. M & M Mtg. March 20

……………………………………….. Elder Mtg. March 27

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Thank You from the Ladies Aid

The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who came and supported their soup supper on Ash Weds. They received $808.00 in donations with the Ladies Aid matching funds of $500 a total of $1,308.00 was donated to New Hope Christian School.

  

Thrivent Members DON’T forget

to designate your Choice Dollars.

Thrivent Members:  You have until March 31, 2017 to designate your 2016 Choice Dollars.  Members can donate their Choice Dollars towards any nonprofit by signing into their account on the Thrivent website.  Choice Dollars for 2017 may also be designated at this time.  If Thrivent members need assistance, Lisa Wright or Mary Harders can assist you with the process.

 

 Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Build

VOLUNTEERS Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering on the new build at 416 E 7th St. GI NE., they will be doing the walls on March 11 contact Lee Echtenkamp if you are able to help (308) 850-8816

 Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. March 18, 2017 Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept.
SMORGASBORD

4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cairo Community Ctr.

Serving Beef & Ham

$8.00 for 12 and over $5 for Children 11 and Under.

 

ANNUAL Banquet

Loup Valley Ducks Unlimited

Sat. March 11, 2017 at Cairo Community Center

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a Prime Rib dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Raffles, auction and door prizes will be available. For more information contact Scott Sorensen at 308-390-2122

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Weds. March 8, 2017………. 6 p.m. Supper ABC Daycare

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 15, 2017………………….. 6 p.m. Supper LYF

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 22, 2017……… 6 p.m. Supper Moses Group

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 29, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Junk Jaunt

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. April 5, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Karry/Kassidy

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Sunday April 9, 2017………………………………. 10:30 a.m.

……… Palm Sunday Worship with Confirmation & Comm.

………………… Ladies Aid Cake reception for Confirmands

 

Thurs. April 13, 2017 ……………………………….. 7:00 p.m.

…………………….. Maundy Thursday Worship with Comm.

 

Fri. April 14, 2017 ……………………………………. 7:00 p.m.

………………………………….. Good Friday Worship Service

 

Sunday April 16, 2017 ……………………………… 7:00 a.m.

……………… Sunrise Easter Worship Service with Comm.

LYF Breakfast following Worship Services

 

 

HLHS Red / Blue

Tina Dibbern will be in church the next 3 Sunday’s selling HLHS Red and Blue Auction/Dinner Tickets

Please See Tina today to help support HLHS at the Red/Blue Auction/Dinner March 26, 2017 at HLHS.

 “REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

LYF Lenten Supper Fundraiser

On March 15th the LYF will be serving a Taco Salad and dessert as a fundraiser for the completion of the LYF room.  The room will be painted by the group on March 5th.  Once the room is painted we will be adding steel to the bottom portion of the wall for the entire room.  All funds raised will be applied to the steel and wood needed to complete the room.

 

Moses Gift Basket Auction Fundraiser

Moses gift auction

Plans for the 5th Annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway. If you would like to donate a basket please contact any member of the comfort dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church beginning Sunday March 5 through EASTER Morning when the auction will end. Thank you for your support of the Moses Comfort Dog Ministry.

 

Man Feast 2017

Peace Lutheran Church invites all men to join them Sunday April 2 at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 pm; Peace Lutheran Church 1710 N North Road Grand Island NE Tickets are $25 (Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased by March 26) You will enjoy Ribs and fixin’s, Men’s Fellowship with featured Speaker Jeff Allen, The world’s funniest, most inspiring comedian! Sponsored by Iron Men from Peace GI. For more information and tickets go to www.peacei.org; 308-384-5673; celiason@peacegi.org

 

Old Testament Reading……….. Genesis 3:1–21

1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” 16To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” 17And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” 20The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

 

Epistle………… Romans 5:12–19

12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 15But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

 

Holy Gospel………… Matthew 4:1–11

1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of February 26, 2017

 

Sunday February 26, 2017 – Transfiguration

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Tim Lemburg…………… Ushers

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

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Jaci Knuth……………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Daycare Board……………………….. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 1/29……………. 116………………………….. 10

Sunday 2/5……………….. 84……………………………. 1

Sunday 2/12……………. 114……………………………. 8

Sunday 2/19……………… 90………………………….. 24

Our Offerings    Sunday 2/19

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,237.26

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $162.48

Special Mission…………………………………. $206.78

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

* Thomas Luke Eriksen and his family, as he is Welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism this morning.

Parents – Trent & Justine Eriksen and Sponsors – Andrea Voss, Wendie Philips, Marcie & Reed Rutt

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

*  Donna Harders receiving treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Karen Hadenfeldt – Feb. 27

Laurie Ocana – Feb. 27

Morgan Dibbern – Feb. 28

McLain Adams – Feb. 29

 

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

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

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

Sunday February 26 – Transfiguration

…………………………………………………….. Ex. 24:8–18

………………………………………………….. Psalm 2:6–12

………………………………………………. 2 Peter 1:16–21

……………………………………………………. Matt. 17:1–9

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

…………………………………. Ladies Aid Mtg. 9:45 am

…………………… Daycare Board Fellowship 10 am

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

…………. Free Concert of Hope 1 pm Phillips NE

Monday February 27

…………………………………………. Chancel Mtg. 7 pm

………………………………………………. Elder Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday February 28

Bloodmobile at Methodist Church Noon – 6 pm

Wednesday March 1………….. Ash Wednesday

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

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

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

…………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30 pm

……………. Ladies Aid Lenten Soup Supper 6 pm

…………………………………… Choir Practice 6:30 pm

…………………. Ash Wednesday Worship 7:30 pm

Thursday March 2

………… Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam/Seneca)

…………………… Cairo Senior Ctr Devotions Noon

Friday March 3

……………………… Dettman/Bloomquist Rehearsal

Saturday March 4

……………………………… Thrivent/Habitat Build Day

……………….. Dettman/Bloomquist Wedding 3 pm

Sunday March 5 – 1st Sun 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

…………………… Daycare Board Fellowship 10 am

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

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………. M & M Mtg. March 20

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

You are INVITED to a Free Concert of Hope ♫

“We Shall See Jesus” is a free concert of hope and Gospel music presented by the Interfaith Inspirations Gospel Singers. Sunday, Feb. 26; 1:00 p.m. at the Phillips United Methodist Church 414 3rd Street Phillips NE. The concert will be preceded by a noon potluck. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, contact (402) 886-2415.

 

Thrivent Members DON’T forget to designate your Choice Dollars.

Thrivent Members:  You have until March 31, 2017 to designate your 2016 Choice Dollars.  Members can donate their Choice Dollars towards any nonprofit by signing into their account on the Thrivent website.  Choice Dollars for 2017 may also be designated at this time.  If Thrivent members need assistance, Lisa Wright or Mary Harders can assist you with the process.

 

Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Build

VOLUNTEERS Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering on the new build at 416 E 7th St. GI NE., they will be doing the footings on March 4 and walls on March 11 contact Lee Echtenkamp if you are able to help (308) 850-8816

25th Anniversary Celebration

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the start of Home 91 and our 5th Thrivent Build. March 4th, 2017; Burlington Station 603 N Plum; Doors open at 11:30 am Lunch at Noon. For Lunch and set up arrangements please RSVP by March 2 308-385-5510

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. March 18, 2017 Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept.
SMORGASBORD

4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cairo Community Ctr.

Serving Beef & Ham

$8.00 for 12 and over $5 for Children 11 and Under.

 

lent-holy-week-schedule

 

 

 

 Weds. March 1, 2017…………… 6 p.m. Supper Ladies Aid

. 7:30 p.m. Ash Weds. Worship/Comm. & Imposition of Ashes

 

Weds. March 8, 2017………. 6 p.m. Supper ABC Daycare

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 15, 2017………………….. 6 p.m. Supper LYF

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 22, 2017……… 6 p.m. Supper Moses Group

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. March 29, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Junk Jaunt

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

 

Weds. April 5, 2017…………. 6 p.m. Supper Karry/Kassidy

……………………………. 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service

Sunday April 9, 2017………………………………. 10:30 a.m.

……… Palm Sunday Worship with Confirmation & Comm.

………………… Ladies Aid Cake reception for Confirmands

 

Thurs. April 13, 2017 ……………………………….. 7:00 p.m.

…………………….. Maundy Thursday Worship with Comm.

 

Fri. April 14, 2017 ……………………………………. 7:00 p.m.

………………………………….. Good Friday Worship Service

 

Sunday April 16, 2017 ……………………………… 7:00 a.m.

……………… Sunrise Easter Worship Service with Comm.

LYF Breakfast following Worship Services

 

HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!  Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

Bloodmobile at Cairo Methodist Church February 28, 2017

There will be a Red Cross bloodmobile Tuesday February 28 at the Cairo United Methodist church at 506 E Kansas St Noon-6:00 pm. Contact Pam Sorensen for an appointment at 308-380-3392..

 

LYF Lenten Supper Fundraiser

On March 15th the LYF will be serving a Taco Salad and dessert as a fundraiser for the completion of the LYF room.  The room will be painted by the group on March 5th.  Once the room is painted we will be adding steel to the bottom portion of the wall for the entire room.  All funds raised will be applied to the steel and wood needed to complete the room.

 

ANNUAL Banquet Loup Valley Ducks Unlimited

Sat. March 11, 2017 at Cairo Community Center

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a Prime Rib dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Raffles, auction and door prizes will be available. For more information contact Scott Sorensen at 308-390-2122

 

Moses Gift Basket Auction Fundraiser

Moses gift auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plans for the 5th Annual Moses Comfort Dog basket auction are underway. If you would like to donate a basket please contact any member of the comfort dog team. The baskets will be displayed at church beginning Sunday March 5 through EASTER Morning when the auction will end. Thank you for your support of the Moses Comfort Dog Ministry.

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

1And after 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. 19, 2017

 

Sunday February 19, 2017 – Epiphany 7

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Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

Kim Dibbern & Steve Hansen…. Piano & Guitar

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Tim Lemburg…………… Ushers

Kylie & Justin………………………….. Usher Helpers

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Dick Hadenfeldt/Matt Neppl…………………. Elders

LYF…………………………………………. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 1/22……………… 94……………………………. 7

Sunday 1/29……………. 116………………………….. 10

Sunday 2/5……………….. 84……………………………. 1

Sunday 2/12……………. 114……………………………. 8

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 2/12

Building Fund……………………………………. $320.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,712.03

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $479.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Special gifts…………………………………………. $84.50

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering from surgery, at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

* Angie Meyer and all her family at the death of her brother Paul this past Tuesday.

* Ainsley Marie Crawford and her family, as she is Welcomed into God’s family through Holy Baptism this morning.  Parents – Emily Lemburg & Jarid Crawford

Sponsors – Kelsey Lemburg, Eon Lemburg, Keith Mewis, Kody Mewis

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

*  Donna Harders receiving treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (16)

Dave & Barb Rasmussen- Feb. 25 (44)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Shirley Volquardsen – Feb. 19

Ryan Dibbern – Feb. 20

Vernon Harders – Feb. 20

Dave Rasmussen – Feb. 20

Lynda Sundberg –Feb. 20

Tara Janda – Feb. 23

Kayla Becker – Feb. 24

Brian Hansen – Feb. 24

Victoria Schnase – Feb. 25

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


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

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

 

Sunday February 19 – Epiphany 7

…………………………………………… Lev. 19:1–2, 9–18

…………………………………………….. Psalm119:33–40

………………………………………………… 1 Cor. 3:10–23

………………………………………………….. Matt. 5:38–48

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

……………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10 am

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

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

Monday February 20…………… Presidents Day

………. All Day Sewing Everyone is Invited 9 am

……………………………………………… M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday February 21

………………….. Moses to Crisis Center in GI 5 pm

Wednesday February 22

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

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

……………………. WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am

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

………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30-7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday February 23…………………………………..

Friday February 24

….. Camp Luther Woodcutter Retreat (Fri & Sat)

Saturday February 25

…………………………… New Hope Christian School

Spaghetti Feed/Auction 5 – 8 pm

Sunday February 26 – Transfiguration

…………………………………………………….. Ex. 24:8–18

………………………………………………….. Psalm 2:6–12

………………………………………………. 2 Peter 1:16–21

……………………………………………………. Matt. 17:1–9

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

…………………………………. Ladies Aid Mtg. 9:45 am

…………………… Daycare Board Fellowship 10 am

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

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………. Chancel & Elders Mtg. Feb. 27

….. Bloodmobile at Cairo Methodist Church Feb. 28

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

You are INVITED to a Free Concert of Hope ♫

“We Shall See Jesus” is a free concert of hope and Gospel music presented by the Interfaith Inspirations Gospel Singers. Sunday, Feb. 26; 1:00 p.m. at the Phillips United Methodist Church 414 3rd Street Phillips NE. The concert will be preceded by a noon potluck. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, contact (402) 886-2415.

 

New Hope School Spaghetti Feed/Auction

Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cairo Community Center; New Hope Christian School will be holding their annual fundraiser.  5-8 p.m.

 

Relay for Life

Chili Cook-Off / Prize Raffle

Sun. Feb. 19; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

At Cairo Community Center

Free Will Donation for the Chili

Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6

 

Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Build

VOLUNTEERS Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering on the new build at 416 E 7th St. GI NE., they will be doing the footings on March 4 and walls on March 11 contact Lee Echtenkamp if you are able to help (308) 850-8816

25th Anniversary Celebration

GI Area Habitat for Humanity Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the start of Home 91 and our 5th Thrivent Build. March 4th, 2017; Burlington Station 603 N Plum; Doors open at 11:30 am Lunch at Noon. For Lunch and set up arrangements please RSVP by March 2 308-385-5510

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. March 18, 2017 Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept.
SMORGASBORD

4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cairo Community Ctr.

Serving Beef & Ham

$8.00 for 12 and over $5 for Children 11 and Under.

 

 2017 Voter’s Assembly Officers

(Please clip and keep posted)

Chairman…………………………. Paul Wilhelm (2017) M&M

Vice-Chairman. Shawn Harders (2017) Chairman for M&M

Secretary…………………………. Peg Lemburg (2017) M&M

Treasurer………………….. Gordon Bredthauer (2017) M&M

Trustees………………………………. Rick Leth (2019) M &M

………………………………………………. Ron Schultz (2018)

……………………….. Gary Harders (2017) Childcare Board

Elders………………………………………. Ted Dibbern (2019)

………………………………………….. Dick Hadenfeldt (2019)

………………………………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

………………………………………………  Rob Schultz (2018)

…………………………… Matt Neppl (2017) Childcare Board

…………………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017) M & M

Finance Committee…………………… Loren Dibbern (2018)

………………………………………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2018)

………………………………………….. Dorothy Schultz (2018)

……………………………………………………. Jan Leth (2017)

………………………………… Joshua Harders (2017) M & M

Board of Education…………………… Carly Callahan (2019)

……………………. John Hadenfeldt (2018) Childcare Board

…………………………………….. Kim Dibbern (2017) M & M

Advisory Member…….. Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

Memorial Committee

……………………………………………………….. Ted Dibbern

……………………………………………………. Nancy Harders

Child Care Board – 2017

Chairman………………………………………. Nellie Campbell

Vice Chairman………………………………… Adam Bierhaus

Secretary…………………………………………… Angie Meyer

Treasurer…………………………………………. Cathy Garrett

Board of Education………………………….. John Hadenfeldt

Trustee…………………………………………….. Gary Harders

Elder…………………………………………………… Matt Neppl

Director…………………………………………… Tiffany Belleci

Advisory Member……………………………….. Pastor Wright

 

Bloodmobile at Cairo Methodist Church February 28, 2017

There will be a Red Cross bloodmobile Tuesday February 28 at the Cairo United Methodist church at 506 E Kansas St Noon-6:00 pm. Contact Pam Sorensen for an appointment at 308-380-3392..

 

ANNUAL Banquet

Loup Valley Ducks Unlimited

Sat. March 11, 2017 at Cairo Community Center

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a Prime Rib dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Raffles, auction and door prizes will be available. For more information contact Scott Sorensen at 308-390-2122

 

HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12 Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets) Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!

Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

11 Day In the Steps of Martin Luther Germany Tour

October 31, 1517 was a date that changed Christianity forever!  Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door and the Reformation began.  Now, you have a once in a lifetime chance to celebrate the 500th anniversary of that memorable event by being in the places that influenced this much needed reformation.  Join Pastor Michael & Suzy Awe in traveling to Germany In the Steps of Martin Luther tour.  The dates of this historic and memorable trip is July 10-20, 2017.  We will begin in Mainz where Johannes Gutenberg invented the moveable-type printing press.  We will enjoy other famous and important Luther sites:  Eisenach, Erfurt, Eisleben, and Wittenberg.  We will also visit Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Augsburg, and Munich.  The cost of this tour is $3799, departing from Omaha, and is based on double occupancy.  The price includes flights, bus, portage, most meals, all admission fees, all taxes.  There is a limited number that can go, so act quickly.  For more information and a brochure, please contact me preferably via either e-mail or by phone: Pastor Michael Awe   3018 Julia Circle, South Sioux City, NE  68776  402.368.9929; The1Rev@cableone.net, the1revma@gmail.com

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Reading         Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18

1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 9“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. 10And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God. 11“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. 12You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 13“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. 14You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord. 15“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. 16You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. 17“You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Epistle                   1 Corinthians 3:10–23

10According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 16Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                                              Matthew 5:38–48

38[Jesus said:] “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 12, 2017

 

Sunday February 12, 2017 – Epiphany 6

 2nd Sunday DS One NO COM

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Tim Lemburg…………… Ushers

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

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Junk Jaunt Crew……………………. Coffee Servers

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 1/15……………… 64……………………………. 4

Sunday 1/22……………… 94……………………………. 7

Sunday 1/29……………. 116………………………….. 10

Sunday 2/5……………….. 84……………………………. 1

Our Offerings    Sunday 2/5

Building Fund……………………………………. $150.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,304.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $138.00

Special Mission………………………… $30.25 (LHM)

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

CLC Balances end of January 2017

Building………………………………………….. $3,302.70

General…………………………………………… $6,769.02

Mission………………………………………………. $360.02

Special Mission………………………………. $4,547.14

Special Gifts………………………………………. $998.55

Elder’s Phone #’s

Matt Neppl………………………………… 308-379-1378

Scott Reynolds…………………………. 308-750-3174

Brent Gascho…………………………… 308-390-0518

Robert Schultz…………………………. 308-390-3612

Richard Hadenfeldt………………….. 308-383-7487

Ted Dibbern……………………………… 308-380-0012

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering from surgery, at Tiffany Square.

* Please continue to keep Kendal Knuth in your prayers as she recovers from medical tests, and pray for good results of those tests and guidance from the doctors.

* Harold Plejdrup Sr. recovering from surgery in Lincoln this past week.

* The family and friends of Terrill Jensen who passed away this last week in a car accident, Terrill worked at ABC Day Care / Preschool.

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

*  Donna Harders receiving treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Ron & Mary Harders – Feb. 14 (30)

Shawn & Nancy Harders – Feb. 14 (41)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Laura Spatz – Feb. 13

Larry Hadenfeldt – Feb. 15

Brian Tonniges – Feb. 15

Tucker Eriksen – Feb. 16

Tiffany Jacobsen – Feb. 16

Lee Echtenkamp – Feb. 18

 

 

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

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

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

Sunday February 12 – Epiphany 6

……………………………………………….. Deut. 30:15–20

……………………………………………….. Psalm 119:1–8

……………………………………………………. 1 Cor. 3:1–9

………………………………………………….. Matt. 5:21–37

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

………………………… Junk Jaunt Fellowship 10 am

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

…………………. LYF Valentine ♥ Banquet 6:00 pm

Monday February 13….. Pastor Winkel All Day

………………… 7 pm HLHS Board of Directors Mtg.

Tuesday February 14 ♥………….. Moses to ABC

……………. New Hope School Devotions 8:10 am

Wednesday February 15

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

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

……………………. WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

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

………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30-7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday February 16……………….. Moses to GI

Friday February 17………………………………………..

Saturday February 18 .. Comfort Dog Training

Sunday February 19 – Epiphany 7

…………………………………………… Lev. 19:1–2, 9–18

…………………………………………….. Psalm119:33–40

………………………………………………… 1 Cor. 3:10–23

………………………………………………….. Matt. 5:38–48

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

……………………………………. LYF Fellowship 10 am

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

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

………………….. Boy Scout Pancake Feed 10:30-1

SAVE the DATE

…. All Day Sewing (Everyone is Invited) Feb 20

…………………………………………. M & M mtg. Feb. 20

. Woodcutter’s Retreat Camp Luther Feb. 24-25

New Hope School Spaghetti Feed/Auction Feb. 25

…………………………………… Ladies Aid Mtg. Feb 26

………………………. Chancel & Elders Mtg. Feb. 27

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

You are INVITED to a Free Concert of Hope ♫

“We Shall See Jesus” is a free concert of hope and Gospel music presented by the Interfaith Inspirations Gospel Singers. Sunday, Feb. 26; 1:00 p.m. at the Phillips United Methodist Church 414 3rd Street Phillips NE. The concert will be preceded by a noon potluck. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, contact (402) 886-2415.

 

Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Build

VOLUNTEERS Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering on the new build at 416 E 7th St. GI NE., they will be doing the footings on March 4 and walls on March 11 contact Lee Echtenkamp if you are able to help (308) 850-8816

 

New Hope School Spaghetti Feed/Auction

Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cairo Community Center; New Hope Christian School will be holding their annual fundraiser.  5-8 p.m.

 

♥♥♥TONIGHT (Plan to Attend) ♥♥♥

♥ Christ Lutheran LYF Valentine Banquet ♥

 

The LYF invites you to join them on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for their annual ♥

♥ Valentine Banquet. It will be an evening with dinner and entertainment. ♥

♥ A Chicken dinner has been planned with potatoes, veggies and dessert. ♥

 

HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12

Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets)

Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!

Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

Congratulations ABC Day Care & Preschool

All Belong to Christ Day Care & Preschool received last week a check from Southern Public Power for $1,500.00, ABC will be using these funds to help update their computer security system

 

 2017 Voter’s Assembly Officers

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Chairman…………………………. Paul Wilhelm (2017) M&M

Vice-Chairman. Shawn Harders (2017) Chairman for M&M

Secretary…………………………. Peg Lemburg (2017) M&M

Treasurer………………….. Gordon Bredthauer (2017) M&M

Trustees………………………………. Rick Leth (2019) M &M

………………………………………………. Ron Schultz (2018)

……………………….. Gary Harders (2017) Childcare Board

Elders………………………………………. Ted Dibbern (2019)

………………………………………….. Dick Hadenfeldt (2019)

………………………………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

………………………………………………  Rob Schultz (2018)

…………………………… Matt Neppl (2017) Childcare Board

…………………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017) M & M

Finance Committee…………………… Loren Dibbern (2018)

………………………………………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2018)

………………………………………….. Dorothy Schultz (2018)

……………………………………………………. Jan Leth (2017)

………………………………… Joshua Harders (2017) M & M

Board of Education…………………… Carly Callahan (2019)

……………………. John Hadenfeldt (2018) Childcare Board

…………………………………….. Kim Dibbern (2017) M & M

Advisory Member…….. Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

Memorial Committee

……………………………………………………….. Ted Dibbern

……………………………………………………. Nancy Harders

Child Care Board – 2017

Chairman………………………………………. Nellie Campbell

Vice Chairman………………………………… Adam Bierhaus

Secretary…………………………………………… Angie Meyer

Treasurer…………………………………………. Cathy Garrett

Board of Education………………………….. John Hadenfeldt

Trustee…………………………………………….. Gary Harders

Elder…………………………………………………… Matt Neppl

Director…………………………………………… Tiffany Belleci

Advisory Member……………………………….. Pastor Wright

 

Bloodmobile at Cairo Methodist Church

February 28, 2017

There will be a Red Cross bloodmobile Tuesday February 28 at the Cairo United Methodist church at 506 E Kansas St Noon-6:00 pm. Contact Pam Sorensen for an appointment at 308-380-3392..

 

Boy Scout Troop 103 Pancake Feed

Boy Scout Troop 103 will be holding a pancake feed Sunday February 19 from 10:30 am-1:00 pm at the Cairo United Methodist church at 506 E Kansas St. Come support the scouts from the Cairo, Dannebrog, Boelus & Wood River area.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sat. March 18, 2017 Cairo Volunteer Fire Dept.
SMORGASBORD

4:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cairo Community Ctr.

Serving Beef & Ham

$8.00 for 12 and over $5 for Children 11 and Under.

 

 

ANNUAL Banquet

Loup Valley Ducks Unlimited

Sat. March 11, 2017 at Cairo Community Center

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a Prime Rib dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Raffles, auction and door prizes will be available. For more information contact Scott Sorensen at 308-390-2122

 

 

Relay for Life

Chili Cook-Off / Prize Raffle

Sun. Feb. 19; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

At Cairo Community Center

Free Will Donation for the Chili

Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6

 

 

Coming to a town near you Laudamus choir ♫

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, Nebraska

Laudamus is a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Under the direction of James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of musical arts, the choir delights in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music.

 

Old Testament Reading                                    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 just decrees 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“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.

 

 

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ABC BIG NEWS – Thank You Southern Public Power

All Belong to Christ Day Care & Preschool was presented today with a check for $1,500.

Watch for future updates on how the money will be spent ☺

Thank You Southern Public Power!!!

ABC Check Feb 2017

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 5, 2017

 

Sunday February 5, 2017 – Epiphany 5

 a

Sunday school for all Ages

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

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

Worship

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

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

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

Church Office

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

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

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

 

Join US on Facebook

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

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

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

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

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

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

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

 

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

 

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

Serving in God’s House today…

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

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

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

Lee Echtenkamp/Tim Lemburg…………… Ushers

Grant/McLain…………………………… Usher Helpers

Laura Spatz…………………………………………….. Altar

Paul Wilhelm……………………………………….. Moses

Rob Schultz/Dick Hadenfeldt………………. Elders

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

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 1/8……………… 102……………………………. 6

Sunday 1/15……………… 64……………………………. 4

Sunday 1/22……………… 94……………………………. 7

Sunday 1/29……………. 116………………………….. 10

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 1/29

Building Fund……………………………………… $80.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,249.02

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $129.00

Special Mission………………………… $50.00 (LHM)

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Shirley Volquardsen recovering surgery on Feb. 2.

* Kendal Knuth undergoing testing.

 

Suffering from Cancer

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

*  Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist) Breast cancer.

*  Sherone Fielder of Kearney NE (Cindy Bredthauer’s sister)

*  Shirley Adams receiving treatments for Endometrial Cancer.

*  Donna Harders receiving treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Gerry & LaNell Kohtz – Feb. 5 (45)

Andrew & Stephanie Frankforter – Feb. 10 (10)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kimberly Dibbern – Feb. 8

Brittany Weber – Feb 9

Pastor Wright – Feb. 9

Lucas Hadenfeldt – Feb. 10

Heather Hadenfeldt – Feb. 11

William Wetzel – Feb. 11

 

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

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

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

Sunday February 5-Epiphany 5 LHM Sunday

………………………………………………………. 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

.. Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship (Joan/Karen) 10 am

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

Monday February 6……………………………………….

Tuesday February 7………………………………………

Wednesday February 8

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

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

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

………………………………….. Confirmation 5:30-7 pm

………………………………………… Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday February 9

… Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday February 10………………………………………..

Saturday February 11

 ………………………………….. SS Teachers Mtg. 9 am

……………………………………….. Moses to Columbus

Sunday February 12 – Epiphany 6

……………………………………………….. Deut. 30:15–20

……………………………………………….. Psalm 119:1–8

……………………………………………………. 1 Cor. 3:1–9

………………………………………………….. Matt. 5:21–37

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

………………………… Junk Jaunt Fellowship 10 am

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

…………………. LYF Valentine ♥ Banquet 6:00 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

…. All Day Sewing (Everyone is Invited) Feb 20

…………………………………………. M & M mtg. Feb. 20

. Woodcutter’s Retreat Camp Luther Feb. 24-25

New Hope School Spaghetti Feed/Auction Feb. 25

…………………………………… Ladies Aid Mtg. Feb 26

………………………. Chancel & Elders Mtg. Feb. 27

 

Check out the App store

for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table

 in the fellowship hall.

 

 

The Ladies Aid Card Sales

Don’t forget to purchase your Christian greeting cards located in the cabinet in the Fellowship Hall for only .75 cents. Greeting cards include Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, New Baby, Confirmation, Graduation, Easter and Thinking of You.

  

Habitat for Humanity/Thrivent Build

VOLUNTEERS Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering they will be doing the footings on March 4 and walls on March 11 contact Lee Echtenkamp if you are able to help (308) 850-8816

  

New Hope School Spaghetti Feed/Auction

Saturday, Feb. 25 New Hope Christian School will be holding their annual fundraiser.  5-8 p.m.

 

♥ Christ Lutheran LYF Valentine Banquet ♥

 The LYF invites you to join them on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for their annual ♥

♥ Valentine Banquet. It will be an evening with dinner and entertainment. ♥

♥ A Chicken dinner has been planned with potatoes, veggies and dessert. ♥

 

 HLHS Red / Blue

“REJOICE IN HOPE” Romans 12:12

Tickets on Sale! Individual $70; Table Sponsorships Gold $900 (8 tickets); Silver $450 (4tickets)

Red/Blue is going MARDI GRAS!

Sunday, March 26, 2017  Doors Open at 3 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Auction 7 pm  Silent Auction, Games, Raffles & More Heartland Lutheran requests that attendees dress in semi-formal attire. Optional attire dress with Mardi Gras Theme in Mind Green/Purple & Gold.  Heartland Lutheran High School 3900 W Husker Hwy Grand Island NE 68803 – 385-3900

 

2017 Voter’s Assembly Officers

(Please clip and keep posted)

Chairman…………………………. Paul Wilhelm (2017) M&M

Vice-Chairman. Shawn Harders (2017) Chairman for M&M

Secretary…………………………. Peg Lemburg (2017) M&M

Treasurer………………….. Gordon Bredthauer (2017) M&M

Trustees………………………………. Rick Leth (2019) M &M

………………………………………………. Ron Schultz (2018)

……………………….. Gary Harders (2017) Childcare Board

Elders………………………………………. Ted Dibbern (2019)

………………………………………….. Dick Hadenfeldt (2019)

………………………………………………. Brent Gasco (2018)

………………………………………………  Rob Schultz (2018)

…………………………… Matt Neppl (2017) Childcare Board

…………………………………. Scott Reynolds (2017) M & M

Finance Committee…………………… Loren Dibbern (2018)

………………………………………….. Marilyn Wilhelm (2018)

………………………………………….. Dorothy Schultz (2018)

……………………………………………………. Jan Leth (2017)

………………………………… Joshua Harders (2017) M & M

Board of Education…………………… Carly Callahan (2019)

……………………. John Hadenfeldt (2018) Childcare Board

…………………………………….. Kim Dibbern (2017) M & M

Advisory Member…….. Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

 

Memorial Committee

……………………………………………………….. Ted Dibbern

……………………………………………………. Nancy Harders

 

Child Care Board – 2017

Chairman………………………………………. Nellie Campbell

Vice Chairman………………………………… Adam Bierhaus

Secretary…………………………………………… Angie Meyer

Treasurer…………………………………………. Cathy Garrett

Board of Education………………………….. John Hadenfeldt

Trustee…………………………………………….. Gary Harders

Elder…………………………………………………… Matt Neppl

Director…………………………………………… Tiffany Belleci

Advisory Member……………………………….. Pastor Wright

 

Love Dinner with God

This annual event will be held on Sunday, February 12 at 5:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 W. 12th Street, Grand Island in the church fellowship hall.  The evening for single adults, will include a sit down dinner and entertainment.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 308-382-0753 by Wednesday, February 8.  The evening activities are open to anyone in the community.  A freewill offering will be taken to defray costs.

 

Camp Luther Woodcutter’s Retreat

Calling all Men! Our annual Woodcutter’s Retreat is coming up soon! On Feb. 24-25, we need your help to remove dead trees, clear overgrown areas, clear hiking trails and paths, trim trees, and create burn piles. Activities will also include men’s Bible Study and fellowship, and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. For more info, visit… www.campluther.org/woodcutters-retreat.

 

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.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

 

Epistle               Hebrews 2:8b–18

…Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again, “Behold, I and the children God has given me.” 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                      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. 20“For 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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