Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 26, 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
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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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. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

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 Wright Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Ryan/McLain Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
6-8 Gr. Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/29 76 2
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13
Sunday 8/19 94 13

Our Offerings Sunday 8/19
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1900.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,978.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $369.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna underwent triple bypass surgery Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE.
Prayers for Tyler & Chelsea Perez Family of Cairo (One of our ABC Families), on the death of their infant daughter. Adeline Elizabeth Perez, born sleeping on Aug. 18, a memorial service was held on Weds Aug. 22 in GI.

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)
Mike Cornelius (Carly Callahan’s Uncle)

Nathan & Jaci Knuth – Aug. 29 (20), Rob & Kristin Schultz – Aug. 29 (26)
Harold & Holly Plejdrup Jr – Aug. 30 (32), Jeff & Fusako Hadenfeldt – Sept. 1 (34)

Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27, Berkley Strode – Aug. 28, Lydia Bartley – Aug. 29
Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29, Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29, Jeff Hadenfeldt – Aug. 30, Carolyn Visser – Aug. 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, Aug 26 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 29:11–19; Ps. 14
Eph. 5:22–33, Mark 7:1–13

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
6-8 grade Youth Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am
Sunday School Teacher Bible Study 6:30 pm

Monday Aug 27 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Aug 28

Wednesday Aug 29 Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday Aug 30

Friday Aug 31

Saturday Sept 1

Sunday, Sept. 2 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Deut. 4:1–2, 6–9; Ps. 119:129–136
Eph. 6:10–20; Mark 7:14–23
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am


Labor Day (ABC Closed) Sept. 3
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 8
HLHS Salute for Lutheran Family Sevice Vets Program Sept. 8
Annual Budget Mtg. 7 pm Mon Sept. 17
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
HFH Build Day Sat. Sept. 22
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

Plan to help with the Church’s Junk Jaunt Food Booth
September 28-30, 2018, NE Junk Jaunt dates.

If you would be interested in helping with the Food Booth this year contact Gary Harders.
ABC Day Care/Preschool will be doing the Junk sales this year. ABC is looking for your junk, please bring your items priced. ABC is also looking for volunteers to help price the items already here at the church. Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept Heartland Lutheran High School and Trinity Lutheran School are teaming up for the Pie Booth at the State Fair and we need your help to fill the open shifts. You may sign up online: or call the school office and Mrs. Leech can help you find a time slot. Once you have signed up for a shift, you may pick up your State Fair tickets at the HLHS office between 7:30am-4:10pm Monday-Friday. Reminders: The pie booth is in the 5 Points Bank Arena. You will need to wear a hat and hair must be tied up. The booth has a concrete floor, so wear a good pair of sneakers.
Heartland Lutheran High School will be holding its craft fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00 – 3:00 pm. We will need crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also need cookies and goodies if you would like to plan on providing some of those items. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office or Jan Hadenfeldt.
Saturday, September 8 Heartland Salute, have a great time and support our veterans at the same time! Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting the Heartland Salute with proceeds heading to Nebraska Buddy Check on Saturday, September 8, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM. Poker Run – Registration 10:00 AM, Clutches UP 11:00 AM Car Show – Registration 12:00 PM, Show 2:00 – 6:00 PM Cash Bar – Opens 6:00 PM Concert – The Steven Adams Band and Luke Mills and the Highway Drifters Food is available!
The 21st Annual Red Hornet Golf Scramble will be held at Indianhead Golf Course on Sunday, September 30th. Lunch served at 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm, and Dessert & Awards at 5:30. Hole prizes and cash prizes to top teams in two flights! $400 per team. Call the school office at 308-385-3900 to sign up.
More information and registration sheets for the golf tournament are located on the HLHS Bulletin Board located in the fellowship hall.

“Be a sinner and sin strongly,
but more strongly have faith
and rejoice in Christ.”
– Martin Luther

November 17-18, 2018
“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention
Students 6-8 grade;
Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
Jenny & Scott Reynolds have offered to take the students to this event. If you are interested in attending, please speak with them or Pastor Brian. Middle school students and leaders are invited to come and learn from our theme which is centered on the word SHOW based on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6, you will spend the weekend learning that we SHOW that we are ‘a letter from Christ’ in what we sow, HOW we show love, and SO we are prepared to give a response in our daily lives. $90 per person plus lodging (Reg. by Sept. 30) Registration does include Sat. dinner and Sun. breakfast, snacks, speakers, talent show and games!
The middle school youth will be serving coffee fellowship on Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.

Worship at the NE State Fair
Are you planning to attend the NE State Fair on either Sunday of the fair?
Join the NE District LLL at the CHI Pavilion Stage for your spiritual growth each Sunday of the Fair.
Sunday, August 26; Service at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Kevin McReynolds; St. Paul’s Lutheran, Central City; Choir from Grace Lutheran, in Grand Island Sunday, September 2; Service at 9:00 a.m.; Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith Lutheran, York; Assistant Pastoral Advisor NE Dist. LLL. Visit the LLL/LHM Fair Booth in the 4-H/FFA building every day of the NE State Fair.


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 29:11–19 
11And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.” 13And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, 14therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.” 15Ah, you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” 16You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? 17Is it not yet a very little while until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest? 18In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see. 19The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Epistle: Ephesians 5:22–33 

22Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Holy Gospel: Mark 7:1–13 

1When the Pharisees gathered to [Jesus], with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” 9And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban’ (that is, given to God)— 12then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”



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