Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 25, 2018


Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. olds – 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

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(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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Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

Moses Comfort Dog

ABC Daycare and Preschool

Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes that may be borrowed during the worship service and returned to the pegs following the service.
Please check out our Media Center located in the Fellowship Hall. There you will find many publications; Happy Times, My Devotions, Portals of Prayer (large and small print), Church’s monthly calendar, past week’s bulletin, LWML Quarterly, extra church directories and constitutions.

Our Missions for 2018
ABC 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…

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Tim Lemburg / Adam Dibbern Ushers
Ryan/McLain Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Elders

Our Attendance:
Members / Visitors
Sunday 2/11       83  / 7
Ash Weds 2/14   58 / 5
Sunday 2/18       78 / 2
Weds 2/21         56 / 0

Our Offerings Sunday 2/18
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $1,647.00
Mission Fund $185.00
Special Mission $297.00
Misc. Gifts $4.25

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please pray for Judy and Charlie Kemptar (Kristin Schultz mother and father).
Please pray for Flora Meester (Friend of Catherine Garrett) suffering from a severe case of the shingles.
Please pray for Marilyn Wilhelm following back surgery.
Please pray for Blenda Keylon, struggling with the flu and bronchitis.
Please pray for the family and friends of Dorothy Oldston “Cookie” (Cousin to the Dibbern family) she passed away this past week her funeral was Sat. at Trinity Lutheran GI.
Please pray for Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz) suffering from lung cancer.
Prayers for baby Kreytan Bloomquist on his baptism this morning, welcome Kreytan!
Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Bill Baker (Beverly Gilbert’s Brother-in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (17), Dave & Barb Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (45)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
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 wrightb@csl.edu
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, Feb. 25 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Gen. 17:1–7, 15–16; Ps. 22:23–31
Rom. 5:1–11; Mark 8:27–38

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Worship w/Bloomquist Baptism 10:30 am

Monday Feb. 26 No Chancel Mtg.
Elders’ mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Feb. 27

Wednesday Feb. 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
8th gr. Only Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
(LYF) Lent Supper 6 pm
Worship 7 pm

Thursday March 1
Moses to Ravenna (Seneca/Good Sam)
(Note Date Chg. During Lent) Choir Practice 6 pm

Friday March 2

Saturday March 3

Sunday, March 4 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
Ex. 20:1–17; Ps. 19
1 Cor. 1:18–31; John 2:13–22 (23–25)

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Worship w/Bloomquist Baptism 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
HFH House Build Vol. Needed March 3 & 17
ABC Board Mtg. March 5
Weds Lent Worship/Suppers March 7, 14, 21
Daylight Savings Time Starts March 11
Cairo Fireman Smorgasbord March 17
HLHS Red/Blue Auction/Dinner March 17
13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Centura Hills March 24
Palm Sunday/Confirmation March 25
Maundy Thursday March 29
Good Friday March 30
Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am April 1
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

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More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Habitat For Humanity House Build
Saturdays, March 3rd and 17th
We will be working on concrete both of those days. On the 3rd we will be pouring the footings and on the 17th we will be pouring the crawlspace walls. We will need 5-10 people for each volunteer day. We will begin work at 8am and finish up close to noon. The address for the build day is 525 St Paul Road at the intersection of E 6th Street and St Paul Road. If you can volunteer either day contact Lee Echtenkamp 308-850-8816 all you need to bring is gloves, wear construction clothing and thick soled shoes.
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool will be selling Butter Braids from February 9th-March 2nd. I will have order forms in the church office if any church members would like to stop in and purchase. They will be $12 per Butter Braid. We will be selling Apple, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry and Cinnamon Rolls. They will arrive the week before Easter.

Thank you to Fontanelle Hybrids, Brandon Nowak & Mark Gloe for their donation of $500 to ABC’s Playground Fund.

Ladies Aid Greeting Cards
New cards have arrived for all occasions, Easter, Baby Baptism, Confirmation, Graduation, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy and Baby. Cards are located in the glass cupboard in the old fellowship hall for .75 cents each or 12 for $8.
If you need assistance with the cards talk to Donna Harders.
Moses Basket Auction Benefit

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, February 18. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 25. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 1), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church, and some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Pathway Bank in Cairo from March 26 through March 29. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” Our experience so far has been that Moses acts as a sort of magnet that draws people to us and helps open the door for sharing the Gospel and prayer, and we very much appreciate the continued support of the Christ Lutheran family.

We invite you to join us for a special worship series for Lent called “Amazing Grace.” Each service in the series includes a dramatic monolog from someone who participated in the story of salvation and contemplates how that participant would respond to the amazing grace found in the cross of Christ. The participant we hear from in the Ash Wednesday service is Jonah, who explains what amazing grace means for those who come to the cross repentant.

Ash Weds. Lent and Holy Week
Worship Service Schedule
Feb. 28 (LYF) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 7 (Ladies Aid) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 14 (ABC) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 21 (Moses) Supper 6 pm / Worship 7 pm
March 25 Palm Sun / Confirmation 10:30 am
March 29 Worship with Holy Comm. 7 pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship

Once again it’s time to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars. Heartland Lutheran High School is indeed thankful for your opportunity to assign your Choice Dollars to the school. In order to continue your Choice Dollar selection, please contact your Thrivent representative or call 800-847-4836. Selections have to be made annually and need to be completed by March 1st.

Heartland Lutheran HS Auction
Red and Blue 2018
March 17, 2018 at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island, NE. This year we are celebrating our emerald anniversary (20th) and we adding elegance for this milestone. You can buy tickets; choose Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu for your meal, and more for this semi-formal celebration and fundraiser at our new Red & Blue website http://heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com/ or through the school office at 308-385-3900. Online Auction The week before Red & Blue 2018 Bid on your mobile device (TEXT2BID) Silent Auction During Cocktail Hour before Dinner 4:30-6:00 One of a kind items & experiences. Bid on your mobile device (TEXT2BID) Live Auction Event Only – After Dinner Includes Amazing Adventures, Unique Items, Art, HLHS VIP Items, & More!

Christ Care Team
The Christ Care Team held their first organization meeting last Sunday following worship. As a team they are in the beginning stages how this ministry will proceed. Each member is committing to sharing God’s love and compassion with those who are hospitalized, in care facilities or anyone who wishes a visit; if you have questions or are interested in being a part of this ministry please see Steve Dibbern or Pastor Wright.
Visit request cards are located on the cupboard next to the member mailboxes. Please fill out the card and return to Steve Dibbern’s church mailbox.

 

Old Testament Reading Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16

1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Epistle Romans 5:1–11
1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Holy Gospel Mark 8:27–38

27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. 31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a man give in return for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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