Announcements and Readings for the week of March 11, 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
Kimberly Dibbern Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
Ethan / Ryan Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Weds 2/21        56 0
Sunday 2/25    94 18
Weds 2/28       55 1
Sunday 3/4     108 5

Our Offerings Sunday 3/4
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $2,345.00
Mission Fund $235.65
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $5.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 

Prayers for safe travels for the LYF and Sponsors from Terry Peak South Dakota from their ski trip. They return home today.
Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
Prayers for the family of John Peterson, John is Bill Garrett’s Uncle. He passed away March 4 at the age of 100.
Prayers of Thanksgiving for Flora Meester, Catherine Garrett’s friend, she has regained the sight in her eye and is returning to work tomorrow part time.
Prayers for the Matt & Joselin Lockard family, their home was destroyed by fire last Sunday.
Prayers for the family of Bailey Packer, Bailey’s funeral was this past Tuesday, March 6th.
Prayers for Navi Nielsen (Jr. at Centura) who was severely injured in a car accident last weekend, she is in ICU in Omaha.
Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Donna Harders
Barb Meyer
Bill Baker (Beverly Gilbert’s Brother-in-law)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (15), Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK                                                                                                          Les Hargens – March 11, Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14, David Hadenfeldt – March 16
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, March 11 – 4th Sunday in Lent
Num. 21:4–9; Ps. 107:1–9
Eph. 2:1–10; John 3:14–21

Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2 am SPRING Forward 1 hour
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship – 10 am / Comfort Dog Mtg. 10 am
The Free Will donation this morning for ABC Coffee Fellowship will be given to the Centura Band Program,
In memory of Bailey Packer. Bailey was a cousin to Lizzy Schenk who attends ABC Preschool, Bailey was killed in a car accident on March 1.
LYF Return home from SD Ski Trip
Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Boelus NE

Monday March 12                                                                                                                          Pastor Winkel Mtg.

Tuesday March 13

Wednesday March 14                                                                                                              Men’s Breakfast 6:45am
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
(ABC) Lent Supper 5:30 pm / Lent Worship 7 pm
ABC will be having an Easter Egg Hunt
During dinner for all children ages 0 – 3rd Grade.

Thursday March 15                                                                                                                             Moses to GI Primrose / Good Sam
(Note Date Chg. During Lent) ♫ Choir Practice 6 pm

Friday March 16

Saturday March 17                                                                                                                               HFH Build GI
Sara Hansen Bridal Shower
HLHS Red/Blue Auction/Dinner
Cairo Fireman Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday, March 18 – 5th Sunday in Lent
Jer. 31:31–34; Ps. 119:9–16
Heb. 5:1–10; Mark 10:(32–34) 35–45

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am /
LYF Coffee Fellowship – 10 am

SAVE the DATE
13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Centura Hills March 24
Project Hunger Eggstravaganza March 24
Palm Sunday/Confirmation March 25
Maundy Thursday Worship w/Comm. March 29
Good Friday Worship March 30
Moses Basket Auction Ends April 1
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

Habitat For Humanity House Build
Saturday, 17th
We will be working on concrete both of those days. 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
Easter Egg Hunt
ABC Preschool/Daycare will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Weds. March 14th beginning at 5:30 pm; Please join them for supper and then an egg hunt will be held for all children ages 0 – 3rd Grade beginning at 6 pm. If you would like to donate prefilled plastic eggs for this event please leave them with Sarah in the Daycare office or with Lisa in the church office.

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.

Project Hunger In Action…Easter Basket Extravaganza
Public fund-raiser held at the Conestoga Mall on the Saturday before Easter 10-3 pm. Bid on baskets or donate a decorated basket. All proceeds go to stock the food pantry. Public fund-raiser held each year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday at the Conestoga Mall. Close to 400 Easter baskets are donated by individuals and businesses and bid on in a silent auction format. Want to donate a basket Baskets can be dropped off at the mall office during the week prior to the event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during the evening at the South end of the mall. Be sure to include the donor’s name and a list of items and their value in the basket.

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.
Ash Weds. Lent and Holy Week
Worship Service Schedule
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

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.

Christ Care Team
The Christ Care Team held their first organization meeting Feb. 11th. 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 for 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.

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.

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.

Heartland Lutheran HS Auction Red and Blue 2018
March 17, 2018 at Riverside Golf Club in Grand Island, NE. Haven’t purchased your Heartland Lutheran Red and Blue Auction Tickets yet? It’s not too late! The deadline for ticket purchase and meal choice is March 13th for the March 17th event at Riverside Country Club. You may purchase online and find more information about this event at heartlandlutheran.maestroweb.com or you may call the school office at 308-385-3900.

CAIRO VFD SMORGASBORD
Cairo Community Center; Saturday, March 17, 2018;
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Cairo Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Smorgasbord again this year. This festive fund-raiser features a two-meat buffet of roast beef and ham. Au gratin potatoes, baked beans, and assorted salads. The thirty-member Fire Department works together to prepare and serve this dinner. The Smorgasbord has been in existence for over 50 years! The proceeds for the Smorgasbord go towards the purchase and upkeep of new fire-fighting and extrication equipment. Please mark the calendar for this special event.

Old Testament Reading Numbers 21:4–9
4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Epistle Ephesians 2:1–10                                                                                                   1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Holy Gospel John 3:14–21                                                                                               14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16[Jesus said:] “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”

 

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