Announcements and Readings for the week of March 18, 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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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
Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen – Piano/Guitar
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Joshua Harders/Lynn Sundberg Ushers
McLain/Kylie Usher Helpers
Laura Spatz/Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Rob Schultz Elders

Our Attendance: Members Visitors
Sunday 3/4 108 5
Weds 3/7 52 1
Sunday 3/11 92 3
Weds 3/14 59 3

Our Offerings Sunday 3/11
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,195.00
Mission Fund $214.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $5.00


  • Prayers for Merlin Dibbern recovering from surgery.
  • Prayers for Barb Meyer undergoing surgery on Monday, March 19th in Omaha.
  • Prayers for the family and friends of Bill Baker (Rick & Bev Gilbert’s brother-in-law) Bill passed away March 12 at the Veteran’s Home in Omaha following his fight with cancer.
  • Prayers for Deb Homolka (Rick Gilbert’s Sister), from Henderson NE. Deb is recovering at home following a heart attack.

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)



Rachel Rice – March 21,  Tori Strode – March 21
Travis Grabowski – March 22, Rose Bredthauer – March 23
Don Schnase – March 23, Ethan Frankforter – March 24

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 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

Monday March 19 M & M Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday March 20 New Hope Devotions 8:10 am
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday March 21 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Wood River Good Sam Worship 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
8th gr. Only Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
(Moses) Lent Supper 6 pm / Lent Worship 7 pm
Comfort Dog Group will be serving Breakfast
Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Bacon & Fruit

Thursday March 22 Ins Mtg. Church Mutual 12:30 pm
♫ Choir Practice 6 pm

Friday March 23

Saturday March 24 Easter Egg Hunt Centura Hills March 24
Project Hunger Eggstravaganza March 24

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 ♫ Worship 10:30 am
Neppl Family Reserved Church Hall – Noon

SAVE the DATE 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

March 26th is National Epilepsy Day
Wear purple to church on March 25th!
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 everyone who helped and contributed during their past fundraisers. The Butter Braid Sales was outstanding with 435 Braids sold, ABC profited $2,175. With the ABC Lenten Supper and Egg Hunt and also to all who donated during Sunday Coffee fellowship, all donations from Sunday Morning was given to the Centura Band Program in Memory of Bailey Packer. Bailey was related to our ABC Family Matt & Tara, Lizzy & Harper (Packer) SchenK.

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
A big THANKS to all who donated food, or your time helping serve, or both during the Packer Funeral.

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 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.

Worship Service Schedule
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
The Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who helped to make our soup supper a success. We raised a total of $711.00 and with our $500.00 match a check for $1211.00 will going out to New Hope school. Our next project will be our annual burrito breakfast in April with a $500.00 match going to Heartland Lutheran directly or to help meet our church assessment for the school. May God Bless each of you for your generosity.


Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 31:31–34

31“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Epistle Hebrews 5:1–10

1For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. 5So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; 6as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” 7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Stand – Holy Gospel Mark 10:35–45

35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to [Jesus] and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”



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