Announcements and Readings for the week of April 1, 2018

No Sunday School Today and Sunrise Worship begins at 7 am with LYF Breakfast for all immediately following worship. 

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

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(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
All Belong to Christ 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
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…

Rev. Brian L Wright Pastor
Catherine Garrett Organist
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Weds 3/14 59 3
Sunday 3/18 98 7
Weds 3/21 45 2
Sunday 3/25 106 19

Our Offerings Sunday 3/25
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $1,430.00
Mission Fund $472.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $4.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Prayers for Merlin Dibbern 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 the Family and Friends of Navi Nielsen, Navi was in a serious automobile accident March 1 and she died from her injuries on Sat. March 24 in Omaha NE.

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)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Terry & Barb Robertson – April 7 (34)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Justin Bredthauer – April 1, Arlene Hadenfeldt – April 1, Kristen Harders – April 3, Aaron Rasmussen – April 3
Tracy Hadenfeldt – April 5, Lilah Kenney – April 5, Shelby Kenney – April 6, Trystan Wright – April 6

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 1 – Easter
Ex. 15:1–11; Ps. 118: 15–29
1 Cor. :6b–8; John 20:1–18

No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Easter SUNRISE Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast following Worship
Moses Basket Auction Fundraiser Ends
Monday April 2
All Belong to Christ Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday April 3
Wednesday April 4
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday April 5
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday April 6
Saturday April 7

Sunday, April 8 – 2nd Sun of Easter
Acts 4:32–35; Ps. 148
1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31
Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Pastor’s Spring Conference April 9-10
LWML Spring Workshop April 14
LWML Dual Dist. Seek & Serve Day April 21
Vacation Bible School Tues May 29 – Fri June 1
All Church Campout at Davis Creek July 12-15

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.

Thank You!
The Chancel Guild would like to thank everyone who generously donated towards the lilies that decorate our sanctuary this Easter morning.

Moses Basket Auction Benefit

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the 6th annual silent Easter basket auction to benefit the ministry. 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. 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.

VBS NEWS!
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.

NEWS!
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 Isaiah 25:6-9

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Gospel Reading John 20:1-18

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

 

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