Announcements and Readings for the week of April 15, 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

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(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
All Belong to Christ 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
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
Kimberly Dibbern Pianist
Kylie Neppl Acolyte
Mike Deines/Jerry Teichmeier Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz/Laura Spatz Altar
Nathan Knuth Moses
Brent Gascho/Ted Dibbern Elders

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Maundy Thurs 3/29 73 5
Good Friday 3/30 68 3
Easter Sunrise 4/1 107 21
Sunday 4/8 94 14

Our Offerings Sunday 4/8
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,319.00
Mission Fund $332.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00


Merlin Dibbern and his family would like to say thank you for all of the prayers, house visits and phone calls during his recovery.

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)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)


Brayden Dibbern – April 16, Evan Meyer – April 16
Ben Dibbern – April 18, Eldyn DeFreece – April 19

*Remember to pick up a 2018 Church Directory.

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, April 15 – 3rd Sun of Easter
Acts 3:11–21; Ps. 4
1 John 3:1–7; Luke 24:36–49

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Ham Dinner 11am -1pm Everyone WELCOME

Monday April 16

Tuesday April 17 Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday April 18
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am
All Belong to Christ Chapel 11 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday April 19
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday April 20

Saturday April 21
LWML N/S Dist. Seek & Serve Day @ Columbus NE

Sunday, April 22 – 4th Sun of Easter
Acts 4:1–12; Ps. 23
1 John 3:16–24; John 10:11–18

Sunday School or Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. April 23
Postponed LWML Spring Rally @ Loup City April 28
Elder’s Mtg. April 30
HS Senior Recognition Sunday May 6
ABC Board Mtg. May 7
Pastor Wright Preaching at Grace WR 9 am May 13
Pastor Wright out of Town May 18-20
M & M Mtg. 7 pm May 21
ABC Open House/Preschool Graduation May 17
Mais/Hansen Wedding May 26
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.

You are invited to the Cairo Senior Ctr. Today for a Ham Dinner served 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Moses Basket Auction

The Moses Comfort Dog team would like to say a big THANK YOU for the support we received on the silent auction. The generosity of basket donors, bidders and financial donors went beyond our expectation! We are blessed to belong to a congregation with such charitable hearts and willingness to serve. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” The funds raised will be used for care of Moses and for travel expenses. Shawn & Nancy Harders and the Moses Comfort Dog Team

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.

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.

LWML Spring Rally @ Loup City Sat. April 14 was postponed due to weather. Please mark your calendars Sat. April 28th is the rescheduled date.

Heartland Lutheran High School will present the musical Kilroy Was Here on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:00. Enjoy the music styles of the 40’s at a USO in Brooklyn, NY in 1942, while soldiers prepare to go overseas and government agents search for German spies. Tickets may be purchased at the door; $8 for adults and $5 for school age children.

You Are Invited
The Cairo United Methodist Church invites all women of Christ Lutheran to their Annual Salad Luncheon on April 28, 2018 beginning at Noon. Tim Mohanna vocalist of all kinds of music will entertain us. See the bulletin board for the invitation and contact Neta Dibbern at 308-583-0159 if you are planning on attending.

Readings from Holy Scripture
First Reading Acts 3:11–21

11While he clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded. 12And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13“The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. 17“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, 20that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Epistle 1 John 3:1–7
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Holy Gospel Luke 24:36–49
36As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate before them. 44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

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