Announcements and Readings for the week of July 2, 2017


Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
(Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481
Church Office
(308) 485-4863

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832
Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
(308) 485-4777

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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)
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We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.
Our Missions for 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

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

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Richard Gudgel Guest Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Justin Bredthauer Acolyte
Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders Ushers
Grant/McLain Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Matt Neppl Elders
Our Attendance: Members Visitors
Sunday 6/4      77 6
Sunday 6/11     79 5
Sunday 6/18     70 2
Sunday 6/25     86 1
Our Offerings Sunday 6/25
Building Fund $458.00
General Fund $1,662.00
Mission Fund $129.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

* Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.
* Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, is home and recovering from knee replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)
* Donna Harders
* Shirley Adams
* Roger Adams
* Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)
* Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

Steve & Kim Dibbern – July 6 (21)


Peg Lemburg – July 3
Allison Sokol – July 6

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at
*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday, July 2 – Pentecost 4
Jer. 28:5–9
Psalm 119:153–160
Rom. 7:1–13
Matt. 10:34–42

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Welcome Pastor Richard Gudgel

Pastor Brian is gone through July 8
If in need of pastoral assistance please contact the church office or one of the Elders.

Worship 10:30 am
LYF 4th of July BBQ 6:30 pm

Monday July 3

Tuesday July 4 Independence Day

Wednesday July 5 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC
Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 6
Moses to Ravenna (Seneca/Good Sam)
Centura Preschool Roundup 7 am – 5 pm

Friday July 7

Saturday July 8

Sunday, July 9 – Pentecost 5
Zech. 9:9–12
Rom. 7:14–25a
Matt. 11:25–30
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship (Rasmussen Baptism) 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg (Following Worship)

HLHS Blood Drive at Conestoga Mall July 10
3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation
Golf tournament Friday, July 22
HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22
Elder’s Mtg. July 31
HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

Check out the App store for our Church App
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Volunteers are Needed!
Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship. Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.
Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!
Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills. Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10. All three for $25. There will also be a beer garden during the dance. All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event. We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!
Ladies Aid Card Sales

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

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges
The Nebraska District is pleased and excited to offer Prairie Fire: Building Bridges on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University, Seward. District President Richard Snow will help us examine “Why is Community Important?”, while special guest speaker Rev. Greg Finke will give us insight and tools to help us answer “What is My Part in My Community?” A rich offering of breakout sessions by passionate and knowledgeable presenters will fill the day. A special ingathering for hygiene kit items will take place at Prairie Fire. Items collected during registration will be packed into hygiene kits throughout the day. At the end of the day, participants are invited to take packed kits home with them and distribute them to elderly, fixed-income, single-parent, or other households in their community. This is one way to care for or build relationships with others. Find a full list of ingathering items on the website at
Registration information is now available to view, download, and print from the District website at, or register online with a credit card. Also available on the website is a print-ready bulletin insert for church bulletins or newsletters. Registrations are due July 17. Invite a carload from your church to join you and register today!
Christ Lutheran LYF
4th of July BBQ
TONIGHT 6:30 p.m.
The youth will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips and Dessert.
The 5th annual Show-N-Shine will
be held in the North parking lot, everything is welcome. Please see Matt for a sign to display your pride and joy.
We will again this year have auction items to help raise funds to attend the Nebraska District Youth Gathering in LaVista this November.
Games will be available in the yard
and the fellowship hall will have cards
for those interested. Fireworks will start at dark, please bring your lawn chair to enjoy the show.
HLHS Blood Drive

On Monday, July 10th from 11 am to 4 pm a group of Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross at the Conestoga Mall. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 25 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available) –all usable units collected will count towards a scholarship for HLHS students Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS students as well. Please register online or contact Jeremy at 308-227-8046 for a donation time.
We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran
Sunday school:
• Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
• You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
• The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
• Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
• You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

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Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,
please contact me

Please return to Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison-, Sara-

Old Testament Reading…………….. Jeremiah 28:5–9

5Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, 6and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. 7Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.”

Epistle……………………… Romans 7:1–13

1Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit. 7What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. Apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.


Holy Gospel………………….. Matthew 10:34–42

34[Jesus said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”


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