Announcements and Readings for the week March 25, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages 

(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
(Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th 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
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589

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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 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
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/11 92 3
Weds 3/14 59 3
Sunday 3/18 98 7
Weds 3/21 45 2

Our Offerings Sunday 3/18
Building Fund $225.00
General Fund $3,277.00
Mission Fund $252.00
Special Mission $203.00
Misc. Gifts $9.11


Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Barb Meyer recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.
Prayers for Bill Gideon (Kim Dibbern’s brother-in-law) recovering from surgery.
Prayers for our Confirmands this morning.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)


Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25 (18)

Tab Kilzer – March 27, Dick Hadenfeldt – March 28, Dorothy Schultz – March 28
Erica Dibbern – March 29, Jax Campbell – March 31, Rob Schultz – March 31

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

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, March 25 – Palm Sunday / Confirmation Sunday
Zech. 9:9–12; Ps. 118:19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Cake Reception Coffee Fellowship – 10 am
Choir & SS Children ♫ during Worship 10:30 am
Neppl Family Reserved Church Hall – Noon

Monday March 26
ABC Butter Braid Orders Pickup at ABC 4-6 pm
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday March 27

Wednesday March 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday March 29
Senior Center Devotions Noon
Maundy Thursday Worship 7 pm

Friday March 30
Good Friday Worship 7 pm

Saturday March 31

Sunday, April 1
Zech. 9:9–12; Ps. 118:19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Easter SUNRISE Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship
Moses Basket Auction Fundraiser Ends

Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

March 26th is National Epilepsy Day
TODAY we wear Purple!
Kendal is very thankful for the care she had at Children’s Hospital a year ago with her diagnosis with epilepsy and she would like to give back by donating items in need to Children’s. If you would like to participate in her quest some items they are requesting include: New markers, paints, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, Play-Doh, bead kits, bubbles, Legos, books, hot wheels coloring books, deck of cards. Items do need to be new. Kendal is also very thankful for her church family during the past year. She will be accepting donations through March 30th and taking to her checkup at Children’s on April 2nd.

All Belong to Christ
Daycare and Preschool
ABC Preschool/Daycare would like to say THANK YOU to the church for the monetary donation from the Mission Fund.
REMINDER Butter Braid orders will be ready for pickup from 4:00-6:00 pm on Monday, March 26th at ABC.

All Church Campout
Will be Thurs. July 12 – Sun. July 15 at Davis Creek Campground located 6 miles south of North Loup. If you are interested in a camp spot please see Scott Reynolds or Matt Neppl.

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 before March 26.

We welcome you to this special worship service for Easter Sunday, part of our “Amazing Grace,.” in which we have explored insights into the amazing grace of God found in the cross of Christ. Listen in this service to the words of the Mary Magdalene, who met the risen Jesus at the open tomb and explains what the amazing grace of Christ’s cross and empty grave means for all those who grieve.
Easter Worship Service Schedule
April 1 Easter Sunrise Worship 7 am
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Everyone is invited to the
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship

Thank You
Lee Echtenkamp and HFH would like to thank these volunteers for all that they did to help with the Habitat Builds on March 3rd & 17th; Paul W, Rick L, Jeff H, Loren D, Jeff C. Scott R, Wendell S, Steve D, Dick H, Gerry K, Pastor Brian and Kim D,

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.

Vacation Bible School will be held at Christ Cairo on Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. If you are interested in helping in any way please see Taryn Wright. Strap on your life jacket and get ready for a rip-roaring river ride with Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The week will be filled with fun stories, crafts, snacks and music! Mark your calendars now more information to follow.

You are invited to the GI Zone LWML Spring Workshop Saturday, April 14th; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loup City NE; 9 am Registration, 9:30-3 pm; Guest Speaker Rev Richard Kothe. This year’s theme is “The ends of suffering” Ingathering items donated to Loup City Food Pantry; non-perishable food, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap (single boxes only) toilet paper, toothpaste and deodorant. DON’T FORGET – Bring your used ink cartridges. Please let Cindy Hansen know if you are able to attend; Registration cost is $5 per person.
3rd Annual NE LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day
God of All Comfort; Saturday April 21st; Peace Lutheran Columbus NE. Bible Study Leaders; Sally Handrick & Christie Steffens, What are we doing?? Gifts from the heart for Camp Luther; Sewing pillowcases for hospitals, nursing homes, and military personnel; crochet, knit or quilted memory blankets.
More information is located in the Winter Echo.

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 Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Gospel Reading John 12:12-19

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

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