Announcements and Readings for the week of May 3, 2015


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

Sunday, May 3rd – 5th Sunday of Easter

Church Office (308) 485-4863

“ABC” All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832

Vacancy Pastor James Fandrey (308) 389-1975

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

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

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


Serving in God’s House today…

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

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


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

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


Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5


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

Roger Adams – May 8 Tyler Sokol – May 8,

Hunter Deines – May 9, Heather Lemburg – May 9

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

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

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

Monday May 4 Moses to VA Home

Tuesday May 5 Moses to St John’s Seward NE

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

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

Friday May 8

Saturday May 9 Centura H.S. Graduation

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

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


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

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

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

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

Readings for this Sunday

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

Epistle 1 John 4:1–11
1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Holy Gospel John 15:1–8
1[Jesus said:] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

VBS 2015 (2)

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

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

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

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

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

Age ________________________
Parents Name _____________________
Home Address ______________________
Home Phone __________________________________

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

Medical Concerns _____________________________________________________________________
Family Doctor ____________________________________________

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

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