Announcements and Readings for the week of May 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Kendal / Cole
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship Volunteer Needed

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Tim & Peg Lemburg – 5/26 (Happy ♥ 40th Ann.)
Sara & Alvin Mayes – 5/26 (1)
Jim & Donna Schultz – 5/27 (52)
Jerry & Barb Meyer – 5/29 (53)
Steven & Cynthia Hansen – 5/31 (44)
Jose & Laurie Ocana – 6/1 (17)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Ethan Reynolds – 5/26
Keith Harders – 5/28
Deb Weber – 5/28
Steve Schroeder – 6/1

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
April 28 87 4
May 5 72 2
May 12 112 5
May 19 81 1

Our Offerings Sunday 5/12
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,530.00
Mission Fund $112.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School & Men’s Breakfast) $53.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Fran Harders Recovering from surgery, Lung cancer.

Suffering from Cancer
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9–15 Psalm 67
Rev. 21:9–14,21–27 John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9
Adult Bible Study 9 am
?? Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Monday May 27 – Memorial Day
ABC & Church Office Closed for the Holiday
Tuesday May 28 VBS 9 – Noon
Wednesday May 29 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
VBS 9 – Noon
Thursday May 30 VBS 9 – Noon
Friday May 31
VBS 9 – 12:30 pm (Lunch served to VBS Students)
VBS Program 12:30 pm EVERYONE is INVITED!
Saturday June 1
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest

Sunday, June 2 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:12–26, Psalm 133
Rev. 22:1–6, (7–11) 12–20, John 17:20–26
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest

SAVE the DATE
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4
Cairo Cornstalk Festival June 7-8
HFH House 100 Dedication & Open House 2106 Nelson Lane June 8
HLHS Heartland Salute Concert and Car Show June 8
Fellowship Game Day/Potluck lunch Following church June 23
HLHS Golf Scramble July 28

Cairo News – Cairo Senior Center now offers dailey meals served by the Vault, contact Tracy for to go orders at 485-4634. Cards every Wednesday at 12:30. There will be NO Sunday dinner the month of May. The Cairo Swimming Pool will open on Monday, May 27th.

ABC NEWS – ABC Daycare will have various summer activities going on this year ranging from space to dinosaurs to camping to under the sea, for a more detailed itinerary contact the daycare or the village office. Rates for full time hildren 5 and older are $125, part time is $100 and the daily rate is $35. Children under the age of 4 will be a rate of $150, The phone number to the daycare is 485-5832, please contact Sarah or Robin with any questions.

Heartland Salute Concert and Car Show Will take place on Saturday, June 8. You can purchase tickets on the HLHS Website. Proceeds benefit Military and Veterans Services. Luke Mills and the Highway Drifters will perform again this year, with Dane Louis opening.

The Heartland Lutheran Golf Scramble will take place on Sunday, July 28 at Indianhead Golf Club. Further details will be forthcoming. Beginning Monday, May 20, Summer office hours will be Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm or by appointment

Progressive Agruiclture Safety Day
June 4th Cairo Community Center
Registration begins at 7:30 am. (8 am – 2 pm)
Children K – 6th invited to attend.
Day includes numerous hands on learning sessions focused on auger, gun, knife, weather, truck safety and more. Lunch and snacks plus a t-shirts and goodie bag provided. Registration forms can be picked up at city hall. The cost is $5 per child.

Vacation Bible School – May 28 – 31, 2019
Tues – Thurs 9 am – Noon;
Fri 9 am – 12:30 pm
Everyone is Invited to Join us for the
VBS Program Friday May 31 at 12:30 pm
Lunch provided on Friday before the program for the children.
Miraculous Mission Come explore Bible Stories, Take Bible Challeges, Make Crafts, Eat Snacks, Play Games, Sing and SO MUCH MORE! All children age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited to Join US! Registrations are located on the table in the Old Fellowship Hall. Registrations may be returned to the church office, you may also email all information to the church christcairo@gmail.com.
Contact Taryn Wright if you wish to Volunteer!

Join us for the 1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands event! Sample great foods from local restaurants, bakers and caterers, and sip on the creations of local wineries, breweries and distilleries while listening to the tunes of local musicians! Profits generated allow for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival activities to continue as well as provide for community improvement projects. Admission for the tasting event is $30 per person and includes a wristband and drink ticket to the Cornstalk Street Dance starting at 9pm with Emmett Bower Band!
Cornstalk Festival
We are excited to welcome RockIt Event Pros of Kearney to the Kids’ Activities at the Pool Park this year!!! Kids activities will begin at 11 am, following the parade and will feature a Rock Climbing Wall, Gaga Ball Pit, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bouncy House and Tons of Yard Games in our Family Zone! All games are free and will run from 11am-2pm on Saturday, June 8th at the Pool Park. We are on the hunt for a few good floats (actually, a lot of them!) Do you have what it takes? Start your planning NOW for your team, organization, church, activity or even family float!!! With a theme like “There’s No Place Like Home”, we’re sure your entries will be Somewhere Over the Rainbow! So gather your Munchkins and join us for the Cornstalk Festival Main Street Parade on June 8th! We will be giving prizes for a variety of categories!!

Grundlovsfest
Do you have a classic vehicle , unusual vehicle or a vehicle you just want to show off. Join us in Dannebrog June 1st. Parade at 10:00 (check in 8:30) then park on Mill Street and show it off.
Email for entry form: dannebrognews@gmail.com

Mark Your Calendars
Fellowship Game Day
Sunday June 23 following worship. Bring potluck and your favorite game to share.

First Reading: Acts 16:9–15 Acts 16:9–15

9A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 11So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

Epistle: Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27 Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27

9Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. . . .21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. 22And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Holy Gospel John 5:1–9

1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Katie/Kendal
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Lisa Wright
Elders Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg
Coffee Fellowship

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Doug & Angie Meyer – May 25 (23)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Brianna Deines – May 19
Vickie Lemburg – May 19
Jessica Marsh – May 19
Adam Bierhause – May 23
Liona Kenney – May 23
Morgan Janda – May 24
Lauren Lemburg – May 24
Lynn Sundberg – May 25

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Easter Sunrise 120 18
April 28 87 4
May 5 72 2
May 12 112 5

Our Offerings Sunday 5/12
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,530.00
Mission Fund $112.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School & Men’s Breakfast) $53.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for all this Armed Forces Sunday.

Suffering from Cancer
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, May 19 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1–18 Psalm 148
Rev. 21:1–7 John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35

Adult Bible Study 9 am
?? Fellowship 10 am
Worship (♫Choir Sings during Worship) 10:30 am

Monday May 20
ABC Sumer Program Begins
M & M Mtg. 7pm
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday May 21
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday May 22
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Thursday May 23
Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr Noon
Friday May 24

Saturday May 25

Sunday, May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9–15 Psalm 67
Rev. 21:9–14,21–27 John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9
Adult Bible Study 9 am
?? Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

VOLUNTEERS Needed for Coffee Fellowship May 26

SAVE the DATE
Memorial Day – ABC and Church office closed – May 27
Vacation Bible School May 28-31
EVERYONE is INVITED To the VBS Program Friday May 31
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest June 1-2
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4
Cairo Cornstalk Festival June 7-8

Progressive Agruiclture Safety Day
June 4th Cairo Community Center
Registration begins at 7:30 am. (8 am – 2 pm)
Children K – 6th invited to attend.
Day includes numerous hands on learning sessions focused on auger, gun, knife, weather, truck safety and more. Lunch and snacks plus a t-shirts and goodie bag provided. Registration forms can be picked up at city hall. The cost is $5 per child.

Vacation Bible School
May 28 – 31, 2019
Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – Noon; Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Everyone is Invited to Join us for the
VBS Program Friday May 31 at 12:30 pm
Lunch provided on Friday before the program for the children.
Miraculous Mission
Come explore Bible Stories, Take Bible Challeges, Make Crafts, Eat Snacks, Play Games, Sing and
SO MUCH MORE!
All children age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited to Join US! Registrations are located on the table in the Old Fellowship Hall. Registrations may be returned to the church office, you may also email all information to the church christcairo@gmail.com.
Volunteers are still needed
PLEASE contact Taryn Wright if you are able to help. THANK YOU!

Cornstalk Festival
We are excited to welcome RockIt Event Pros of Kearney to the Kids’ Activities at the Pool Park this year!!! Kids activities will begin at 11 am, following the parade and will feature a Rock Climbing Wall, Gaga Ball Pit, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bouncy House and Tons of Yard Games in our Family Zone! All games are free and will run from 11am-2pm on Saturday, June 8th at the Pool Park.
We are on the hunt for a few good floats (actually, a lot of them!) Do you have what it takes? Start your planning NOW for your team, organization, church, activity or even family float!!! With a theme like “There’s No Place Like Home”, we’re sure your entries will be Somewhere Over the Rainbow! So gather your Munchkins and join us for the Cornstalk Festival Main Street Parade on June 8th! We will be giving prizes for a variety of categories!!

Join us for the 1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands event! Sample great foods from local restaurants, bakers and caterers, and sip on the creations of local wineries, breweries and distilleries while listening to the tunes of local musicians! Profits generated allow for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival activities to continue as well as provide for community improvement projects. Admission for the tasting event is $30 per person and includes a wristband and drink ticket to the Cornstalk Street Dance starting at 9pm with Emmett Bower Band!

Grundlovsfest
Do you have a classic vehicle , unusual vehicle or a vehicle you just want to show off. Join us in Dannebrog June 1st. Parade at 10:00 (check in 8:30) then park on Mill Street and show it off.
Email for entry form: dannebrognews@gmail.com

Cairo News – Cairo Senior Center now offers dailey meals served by the Vault, contact Tracy for to go orders at 485-4634.
Cards every Wednesday at 12:30. There will be NO Sunday dinner the month of May. The Cairo Swimming Pool will open on Monday, May 27th.
ABC NEWS – ABC Daycare will have various summer activities going on this year ranging from space to dinosaurs to camping to under the sea, for a more detailed itinerary contact the daycare or the village office. Rates for full time hildren 5 and older are $125, part time is $100 and the daily rate is $35. Children under the age of 4 will be a rate of $150, The phone number to the daycare is 485-5832, please contact Sarah or Robin with any questions.

Readings from Holy Scripture / 1st Reading Acts 11:1–18

1Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3“You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained it to them in order: 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. 6Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” 18When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–20

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holy Gospel John 16:12–22

12[Jesus said:] “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 16“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 24
P: The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
C: the world and those who dwell therein,
P: for he has founded it upon the seas
C: and established it upon the rivers.
P: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
C: And who shall stand in his holy place?
P: He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
C: who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
P: He will receive blessing from the Lord
C: and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
P: Such is the generation of those who seek him,
C: who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
P: Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
C: that the King of glory may come in.
P: Who is this King of glory?
C: The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
P: Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors,
C: that the King of glory may come in.
ALL: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

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Announcements and Readings for the week of May 5th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Karen / Joan)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Adam & Sara Bierhaus – May 5 (12)
Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5 (18)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Cole Callahan – May 5
Garrett Teichmeier – May 5, Chris Visser – May 5
Bill Garrett – May 7, Taryn Wright – May 7
Roger Adams – May 8, Tyler Sokol – May 8
Hunter Deines – May 9, Heather Lemburg – May 9
Stephanie Frankforter – May 10, Olivia Harders – May 11

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Maundy Thursday 54 4
Good Friday 67 10
Easter Sunrise 120 18
April 28 Sorry no count, watch for this info. in next week’s bulletin 😊

Our Offerings Sunday 4/28
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,070.00
Mission Fund $172.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $6.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Ben Shimek, great nephew of Jan Hadenfeldt, recovering from open heart surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, May 5 – Third S. of Easter
Acts 9:1–22, Psalm 30
Rev. 5:(1–7) 8–14, John 21:1–14 (15–19)
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid (Karen / Joan) Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am
Monday May 6
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday May 7
New Hope School Devotions 8:10 am
Wednesday May 8
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday May 9
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm at Shawn & Nancy’s
Friday May 10

Saturday May 11

Sunday, May 12 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 20:17–35 Psalm 23
Rev. 7:9–17 John 10:22–30
Happy Mother’s Day
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Fellowship 10 am
Worship (SS ♫Choir Sings during Worship) 10:30 am

VOLUNTEERS Needed for Coffee Fellowship May 19 & 26

SAVE the DATE
Vacation Bible School May 28-31
EVERYONE is INVITED To the VBS Program Friday May 31
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4

Thank You to EVERYONE who Gave during the GO BIG GIVE day.
Everyone from the Cairo Community Foundation to New Hope School & Heartland Lutheran High School and from All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool, we are so very grateful for the great community we live in and the generous donations received during this event.

Cairo Methodist Salad Luncheon
It’s that time of year again! Our annual Salad Luncheon will be held on May 11, at Noon. We are hoping that you can join us for some eating and fellowship. Bring NOTHING But your appetite and other women in your church. If you have more than 5 coming let us know so we have plenty of food.
Hope to see you all very soon.
Contact Neta Dibbern 308-583-0159

CENTURA PTO – 1st Annual COLOR RUN!
Saturday May 11, 2019
10 a.m. Start
Registration forms are located on the curch bulletin board or you may talk to Sara Bierhaus. PTO is hosting a FUN 2 mile Color walk/run starting at the Cairo pool park, looping around and then ending at the pool park. Lunch may be purchased that day, Sub sandwiches from Kerry’s groceries in Dannebrog.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on May 12. Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.

Vacation Bible School
May 28 – 31, 2019
Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – Noon; Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Everyone is Invited to Join us for the
VBS Program Friday May 31 at 12:30 pm
Miraculous Mission
Come explore Bible Stories, Take Bible Challeges, Make Crafts, Eat Snacks, Play Games, Sing and SO MUCH MORE!
All children age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited to Join US! Registrations are located on the table in the Old Fellowship Hall. Registrations may be returned to the church office, you may also email all information to the church christcairo@gmail.com.
Volunteers are still needed
PLEASE contact Taryn Wright
if you are able to help. THANK YOU!
Feed My Sheep
John 21:15-19

First Reading Acts 9:1–22

1But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 10Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22But Saul increased all the more in strength and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

Epistle Revelation 5:1–14

1Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” 11Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Holy Gospel John 21:1–19

1After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. 9When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. 15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19(This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 28, 2019

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

Sunday April 28th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Mike Deines / Jerry Teichmeier
Usher Helpers Ethan/Ryan
Altar Laura Spatz / Kimberly Dibbern
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Elders
Coffee Fellowship LYF

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Rob & Tammy Serr – May 1 (26)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Tina Dibbern – April 29, John Hadenfeldt – April 29
Jace Campbell – April 30, Kelsey Lemburg – April 30
Silas Marsh – May 1, Andrea Floth – May 2
Alyssa McAfee – May 2

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sunday 4/14 117 29
Maundy Thursday 54 4
Good Friday 67 10
Easter Sunrise 120 18

Our Offerings Sunday 4/21
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,750.00
Mission Fund $183.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Ben Shimek, great nephew of Jan Hadenfeldt, Ben underwent open heart surgery this past week.
• Prayers for our H.S. Seniors graduating from Centura Public Schools on Sat. May 4.
Emily Neppl (Matt & Lois Neppl) & Sydnie Budde (Dennis & Kay Budde)

Suffering from Cancer
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, April 28 – 2nd Sun of Easter
Acts 5:12–20, (21–32), Psalm 148
Rev. 1:4–18, John 20:19–31
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
H.S. Senior Recognition Sunday, During Worship
LYF Trash Pick-up following Worship
Meatloaf Dinner at the Cairo Senior Ctr. 11-1
Monday April 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday April 30

Wednesday May 1
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday May 2
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
GO BIG GIVE DAY!
Friday May 3
Reimers Set up for Graduation
Saturday May 4
Centura Graduation 2 pm
Reimers Graduation Reception

Sunday, May 5 – Third S. of Easter
Acts 9:1–22, Psalm 30
Rev. 5:(1–7) 8–14, John 21:1–14 (15–19)
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Vacation Bible School May 28-31 Vacation Bible School May 28-31

You Are Invited
A reception to Celebrate Bill & Bree Harders Marriage. Bill & Bree were united in marriage on March 15 in Maui, Hawaii. Please Join them on May 4th, at Babel’s Barn, Wood River NE. 6: 30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. for Dinner, Drinks & Dancing. No Gifts Please

Faith Lutheran, Nysted Spring Tea
You are invited to join the ladies of Faith Lutheran Nysted Ne for their annual Spring Tea Sunday April 28, 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served by Ladies of Faith Lutheran. Come enjoy speaker Barb Sorensen a lifelong Missionary from Dannebrog Ne. speak on “Loving on our strangers” Please bring your Bible.

Cairo Methodist Salad Luncheon
It’s that time of year again! Our annual Salad Luncheon will be held on May 11, at Noon. We are hoping that you can join us for some eating and fellowship. Bring NOTHING But your appetite and other women in your church. If you have more than 5 coming let us know so we have plenty of food.
Hope to see you all very soon.
Contact Neta Dibbern 308-583-0159

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
THANK YOU!
The Moses team would like to thank the congregation and community for their generous bidding on the silent auction Easter basket items. You helped us raise $2750 for the Moses ministry fund. This money helps our handlers with traveling expenses when it is necessary to deploy where we are needed around the country. We appreciate your continued support of the Comfort Dog Ministry!
We still have 6 slots left for our progressive dinner coming up on June 21! Hop in the party bus to tour to a different home for each course of the meal! Have hors d’oeuvres with Pastor & Lisa, salad with Jan & Rick, steaks with Paul & Marilyn and dessert with Kim & Ted, Shawn & Nancy! See a Moses team member for more details and to sign up!

CENTURA PTO – 1st Annual COLOR RUN!
Saturday May 11, 2019
10 a.m. Start
Registration forms are located on the curch bulletin board or you may talk to Sara Bierhaus. PTO is hosting a FUN 2 mile Color walk/run starting at the Cairo pool park, looping around and then ending at the pool park. Lunch may be purchased that day, Sub sandwiches from Kerry’s groceries in Dannebrog.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on May 12. Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.


Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School, May 28-31 watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

HEARTLAND LUTHERAN H.S. NEWS
Heartland Lutheran is currently accepting applications to enroll students for the 2019-2020 School Year. Financial aid is available. The deadline for the Marv and Margie Kohler Scholarship for all incoming and returning HLHS students has been extended to Friday, April 26. Applications are available in the school office. Any current high school student who transfers to Heartland Lutheran High School for the 2019-20 Academic Year is eligible for the buy one semester get one semester free for his or her first year. This opportunity has some eligibility issues such as GPA and behavior requirements and is available only to those who transfer in by May 1, 2019. Remember the Lutheran Guarantee to any student coming from a Lutheran grade school or confirmed in a Lutheran Church. This guarantees $1,500 in tuition assistance for his or her freshman year at Heartland Lutheran High School. Red and Blue was another resounding success with total profits falling between $98,000 and 100,000! Thank you to all who helped to make this event go so well by supporting, donating to and attending the event. The Heartland Lutheran High School Spring Music Concert will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend this free event in the high school gymnasium.
Go Big Give is Thursday, May 2. A donation of any amount at any hour that day benefits our foundation and ministry. You can go to https://www.gobiggive.org/ or come in to the school office from 8:00am-4:00pm to make a donation. Heartland Lutheran High School would also like to invite you to two events on campus that day: 1) A Special Chapel Service at 9:38am. 2) A Prayer Walk from 8am to 4pm. People who come for the prayer walk should stop in the office first to receive prayer requests. Thank you for keeping our ministry in your prayers and Go Big Give!

GO BIG GIVE Day May 2, 2019

All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool will be having a Lasagna Supper on May 2, 5 – 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Come join us for a free lasagna supper at the childcare center! We will have computers and iPads for individuals to make their donations. We will also have staff there to assist with donations. We hope to see everyone there!

Medina Street Vault on May 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm.
Representatives from Cairo Community Foundation, All Belong to Christ Childcare Center, New Hope Christian School and Centura Educational Foundation will be on site prepared to help you make your charitable gift during Go Big Give. Stop in for coffee leave with a heart full pride in knowing your community grew with your gift. You are invited to New Hope Kid’s Carnival April 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Cairo.

First Reading Acts 5:12–32

12Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. 17But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20“Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” 21And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council and all the senate of Israel and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported, 23“We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.” 24Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. 25And someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.” 26Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people. 27And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Epistle Revelation 1:4–18

4John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” 9I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” 12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14The hairs of his head were white like wool, as white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Holy Gospel: John 20:19–31 John 20:19–31

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

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Announcements and Readings for the week of April 14, 2019

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

Sunday April 14th, 2019 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday

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

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

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

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

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CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Mike Deines / Jerry Teichmeier
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Laura Spatz / Kimberly Dibbern
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid – Confirmation Cake Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/31 111 4
Weds. 4/3 53 0
Sunday 4/7 96 3
Weds. 4/10 41 0

Our Offerings Sunday 4/7
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,032.00
Mission Fund $208.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $731.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $9.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Sherry Frank, Jan Hadenfeldt’s sister in law in the hospital.
• Prayers for Chad & Amy Schultz on the birth of their daughter, Nora Gene born April 9. Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz..
• Prayers for Terry Callahan, Troy Callan’s father
• Prayers for the newly confirmed students: Ethan, Ryan and Cole

Suffering from Cancer
• Barb Meyer
• Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

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

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Mail Box

Sunday, April 14 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday
Deut. 32:36–39
Psalm 118:19–29 or Psalm 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11
Luke 22:1—23:56 or Luke 23:1–56 or John 12:20–43

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Cake Reception - Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
♫ Sunday School Children and Choir Trio sing during Worship

Monday April 15

Tuesday April 16
Moses to Crisis Ctr 5:30 pm
Wednesday April 17
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday April 18
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Maundy Thursday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choirs during Worship
Friday April 19
Good Friday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choir Sings during Worship
Saturday April 20
Village of Cairo City Wide Clean-up

Sunday, April 21 – The Resurrection of Our Lord
Job 19:23–27, Psalm 118: 15–29
1 Cor. 15:51–57, John 20:1–18
No SS & Adult Bible Study Easter Morning
SUNRISE Easter Worship at 7 a.m.
LYF Breakfast immediately Following worship
Moses Basket Auction Ends Easter Morning

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. April 22
HS Senior Recognition Sunday April 28
LYF Trash Pick-up Day April 28
Elders Mtg. April 29
Reimers Decorate for Graduation May 3
Reimers Graduation Reception in Fellowship Hall May 4
Centura Graduation 2 pm – May 4 Vacation Bible School May 28-31

Debit Fund Information
It was discussed at the last voter’s mtg. how many back payments we owe yet to Southern Power, there are 11 payments left.

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.


Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.


Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

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

The Reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel Lesson Matthew 21:1-9

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

The Blessing of the Palm Branches

O Lord, God Almighty, please bless these branches and the people who bear them that you would be praised and your name be glorified. As we trace the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem, and ultimately to the cross and empty tomb, remind us that through these holy acts you have opened the door for us to everlasting life. Amen.

Old Testament Reading Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Epistle Reading 1 John 5:13-15

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Gospel Reading (at the Pulpit) Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 17, 2019

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

Sunday March 17th, 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern & Steve Hansen
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5
Sunday 3/10 82 6
Weds. 3/13 47 1

Our Offerings Sunday 3/10
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,310.00
Mission Fund $165.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $4.50

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following surgery.
Prayers for Everett Eugene Harders, Baptized this morning, Parents – Keith & Sheyanne Harders; Sponsors – Kurt & Danielle Harders
Grandparents – Craig & Lora Harders; Great Grandmother – Donna Harders
Prayers for the friends & family of Deb Bergman, Deb passed away last Friday morning after a battle with cancer. Deb was a friend
and groomer to Moses.
Prayers for Friends and Family of Lola Clark, Lola passed away on March 13, her funeral will be here on Tuesday March 19.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer; Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister; Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin; Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Rachel Rice – March 21, Tori Strode – March 21, Rose Bredthauer – March 23, Don Schnase – March 23

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 17 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jer. 26:8–15, Psalm 4
Phil. 3:17—4:1, Luke 13:31–35

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship LYF 10 am
Worship with Communion and Baptism 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

Monday March 18
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday March 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday March 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Lent Supper (Junk Jaunt) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 21
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm at church
Friday March 22
Saturday March 23
Pastor Brian & Lisa out of Town
HLHS Fundraiser RED/BLUE Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 24 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
Ezek. 33:7–20, Psalm 85
1 Cor. 10:1–13, Luke 13:1–9

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Cole Callahan & Family 10 am

For his Confirmation Service Project, Cole is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Worship with Guest Pastor 10:30 am

Welcome Guest Pastor Volz – “Food for the Poor”

SAVE the DATE
Habitat Build, Christ Cairo Walls, March 30
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.


Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 Thank You Chancel Guild for our Sloppy Jo/Hot Dog Supper
March 20 Junk Jaunt (watch your weekly email for supper menu)
March 27 (Pulled Pork) Dibbern’s / Bredthauer’s
April 3 Moses Group
April 10 (Spaghetti) ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. 10:30 am – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build 1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Footings March 30th On Schedule
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Village of Cairo News

*Cairo Senior Center now offers daily meals served by The Vault, contact Carolyn for to go orders. Menu located on the church bulletin board. Cards every Wednesday at 12:30 pm
*Don’t forget to check out the Little Free Library, located in front of City Hall, we have lots of books inside as well.
*Yard waste begins in April and lasts through November, call the village office 485-4400 to have this added to your utility bill, $36 for the season, billed out in May.
*Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 13th at Centura Hills with registration beginning at 9:15 am and the hunt beginning at 10 am.
*Cairo Spring Clean up Day will be Saturday, April 20th. Trash bins will be provided by Heartland Disposal and a metal bin will be provided by Alter Metal. The location for the cleanup has moved, it is now across the tracks to the south of the ball fields.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”
Luke 13:34 (NIV)

HLHS NEWS…

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org.
We are still looking for donations for Red and Blue 2019, so we have extended the donation deadline to March 15.
If the item will not be ready by that date or will be brought in the day, due to type of item (aka: food or handmade item), please contact the office so we can get the appropriate information from you to include on our auction website.
Thank you for your many contributions to this event, through prayer, donations and ticket purchases! Timothy Leech

Readings from Holy Scripture / Old Testament Jeremiah 26:8–15

8When Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD. 10When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD. 11Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.” 12Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the LORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.”

Epistle Philippians 3:17—4:1

17Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. 1Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Holy Gospel Luke 13:31–35

31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus], “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 4
P 1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress.
C Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
P 2O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
C How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?
P 3But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;
C the LORD hears when I call to him.
P 4Be angry, and do not sin;
C ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.
P 5Offer right sacrifices,
C and put your trust in the LORD.
P 6There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
C Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”
P 7You have put more joy in my heart
C than they have when their grain and wine abound.
P 8In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
C for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 10th, 2019

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

Sunday March 10th, 2019 – First Sunday in Lent

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Cole/Ethan
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship ABC Daycare/Preschool

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5

Our Offerings Sunday 3/03
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,462.00
Mission Fund $123.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $164.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $1.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following hip replacement surgery.
Prayers for Tyler & Ashley Schultz, birth of their daughter Brecklynn Marie, born March 3, Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (16), Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (6)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Les Hargens – March 11, Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14, David Hadenfeldt – March 16

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13

**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun.
March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday March 11
Pastor Winkel Mtg.
Tuesday March 12
Wednesday March 13 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Lent Supper (Chancel Guild Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 14
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday March 15
Saturday March 16
Habitat Build, Footings for Christ Cairo Cancelled due to Frozen Ground
Cairo Vol. Fireman’s Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday, March 17 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jer. 26:8–15, Psalm 4
Phil. 3:17—4:1, Luke 13:31–35

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship LYF 10 am
Worship with Communion and Baptism 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Habitat Build, Christ Cairo Walls, March 30
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Footings
March 16th Cancelled due to Frost
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
March 30th On Schedule
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Weds. Lent Services & Suppers
Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 (Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) Chancel Guild
March 20 Junk Jaunt
March 27 (Pulled Pork) Dibbern’s / Bredthauer’s
April 3 Moses Group
April 10 (Spaghetti) ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. 10:30 am – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Village of Cairo News

Cairo Senior Center now offers daily meals served by The Vault, contact Carolyn for to go orders. Menu located on the church bulletin board.
Cards every Wednesday at 12:30 pm


Don’t forget to check out the Little Free Library, located in front of City Hall, we have lots of books inside as well.


Yard waste begins in April and lasts through November, call the village office 485-4400 to have this added to your utility bill, $36 for the season, billed out in May.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 13th at Centura Hills with registration beginning at 9:15 am and the hunt beginning at 10 am.


Cairo Spring Clean up Day will be Saturday, April 20th. Trash bins will be provided by Heartland Disposal and a metal bin will be provided by Alter Metal. The location for the cleanup has moved, it is now across the tracks to the south of the ball fields.

HLHS NEWS…

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org.
We are still looking for donations for Red and Blue 2019, so we have extended the donation deadline to March 15.
If the item will not be ready by that date or will be brought in the day, due to type of item (aka: food or handmade item), please contact the office so we can get the appropriate information from you to include on our auction website.
Thank you for your many contributions to this event, through prayer, donations and ticket purchases! Timothy Leech

Bible Readings

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 26:1–11

1“When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it, 2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there. 3And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, ‘I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come into the land that the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.’ 4Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God. 5“And you shall make response before the LORD your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor. 7Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. 8And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. 9And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O LORD, have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the LORD your God and worship before the LORD your God. 11And you shall rejoice in all the good that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.”

Epistle Romans 10:8b–13

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Holy Gospel Luke 4:1–13

1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” 9And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ 11and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of March 3, 2019

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

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci, & Lisa J)

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/3 90 2
Sunday 2/10 101 4
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/24
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,080.00
Mission Fund $190.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $7.00

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

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson who had hip replacement surgery last Tuesday.
Prayers for Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5 (36), Shelby & David Kenney – March 6 (9)

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 9

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 3 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
Deut. 34:1–12, Psalm 99
Heb. 3:1–6, Luke 9:28–36

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci & Lisa J) 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am

Monday March 4
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday March 5
Wednesday March 6 – Ash Wednesday
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm (♫ Choir will sing during Worship 7 pm)
Lent Supper (Ladies Aid) 6 pm
Ash Weds. Worship w/Comm and Imposition of Ashes 7 pm
Thursday March 7
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday March 8
Saturday March 9
**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun. March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

Sunday, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am

SAVE the DATE
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Footings
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.


Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm


Ash Wednesday w/Comm. & Imposition of Ashes – March 6
Weds. Lent Services
March 10 – Ladies Aid Supper
March 17 –
March 24 –
April 3 – Moses Group
April 10 – ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. – April 18
Good Friday – April 19
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

The Transfiguration
Luke 9:28-36
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
Luke 9:34-35 (NIV)
Can you find the way to Jesus, Moses and Elijah?

Responsive Psalm Psalm 99
P 1The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!
C He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
P 2The LORD is great in Zion;
C he is exalted over all the peoples.
P 3Let them praise your great and awesome name!
C Holy is he!
P 4The King in his might loves justice.
C You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
P 5Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool!
C Holy is he!
P 6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.
C They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
P 7In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
C they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
P 😯 LORD our God, you answered them;
C you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrong doings.
P 9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain;
C for the LORD our God is holy!

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 34:1–12

1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, 2all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, 3the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. 4And the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” 5So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD, 6and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. 7Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. 8And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses. 10And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Epistle Hebrews 3:1–6

1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Holy Gospel Luke 9:28–36

28Now about eight days after these sayings [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 24, 2019

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

Sunday February 24th, 2019 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany

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

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

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

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

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

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Cole Callahan Family
**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4
Sunday 2-17 90 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/17-no count
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $.00
Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes Go To (1) General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Go To (3) Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Go To (4) Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Go To (3) Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes
Go To (1) General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes
Go To (3) Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (1) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (5) Special Missions
Sunday School (Envelope #200) Go To (2) Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings (Envelope #10,000) Go To (2) Special Gifts

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett, in your prayers. Flora has been diagnosed with bone
cancer and will begin treatments soon.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (18), Dave & Barb Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (46)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Kayla Becker – Feb. 24, Brian Hansen – Feb. 24, Victoria Schnase – Feb. 25
Karen Hadenfeldt – Feb. 27, Laurie Ocana – Feb. 27, Morgan Dibbern – Feb. 28, McLain Adams – Feb. 29

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am

**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!
HLHS Representatives & Choir Visit 9:30 am
Worship (Choir & SS Children Sing)
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am
Monday Feb. 25
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 26
Wednesday Feb. 27
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
HLHS Chapel 9:15 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 28
Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon
Friday March 1
Saturday March 2

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/HLHS Visitors 10:30 am
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at tyma5775@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said… ”Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Become An Apprentice Trainer
Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 – rachel@tlcgi.org
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Flooring
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Responsive Psalm Psalm 103:6–13
P 6The LORD works righteousness
C and justice for all who are oppressed.
P 7He made known his ways to Moses,
C his acts to the people of Israel.
P 8The LORD is merciful and gracious,
C slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
P 9He will not always chide,
C nor will he keep his anger forever.
P 10He does not deal with us according to our sins,
C nor repay us according to our iniquities.
P 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
C so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
P 12as far as the east is from the west,
C so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
P 13As a father shows compassion to his children,
C so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

Old Testament Reading Genesis 45:3–15

3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 4So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. 10You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’ 12And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” 14Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:21–26, 30–42

21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 30Why am I in danger every hour? 31I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 34Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 35But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:27–38

27[Jesus said:] “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

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Announcements and Readings for the Week of Feb. 17, 2019

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

Sunday February 17th, 2019 – 6th Sunday after Epiphany

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

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

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

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

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CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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

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

Our Missions for 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Music Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship ABC

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4

Our Offerings Sunday 2/10
Building Fund $30.00
General Fund $2,470.00
Mission Fund $179.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $28.25

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Lee Echtenkamp – Feb. 18, Ryan Dibbern – Feb. 20
Dave Rasmussen – Feb. 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 20, Tara Janda – Feb. 23

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, Feb. 17 –6th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 17:5–8, Psalm 1 1
Cor. 15:(1–11) 12–20, Luke 6:17–26

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship and Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1

Monday Feb. 18
All Day Sewing 9 am
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday Feb. 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 21
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)
Moses Group Mtg. W/Puppy Training 7 pm
Friday Feb. 22
Saturday Feb. 23
New Hope Spaghetti Feed & Auction 5-8:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/HLHS Visitors 10:30 am
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran GI Feb. 28
Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at tyma5775@yahoo.com for more information.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

HLHS NEWS…
Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email office@heartlandlutheran.org. We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said… “Forgiveness is God’s command.”

Become An Apprentice Trainer – Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller moe@LutheranChurchCharities.org or Megan mglowacz@LutheranChurchCharities.org

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 – rachel@tlcgi.org
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Flooring
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Jeremiah 17:5–8

5Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 7“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. 8He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:12–20

12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:17–26

17[Jesus] came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. 20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

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