Announcements and Readings for the week of August 19, 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

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. 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
Steve Hansen Guitar
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Elders
Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 7/222 71 9
Sunday 7/29 76 2
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13

Our Offerings Sunday 8/12
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,870.00
Mission Fund $122.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) 2,978.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Flora Meester (Catherine Garrett’s friend), Flora suffers from shingles in her eye.
Prayers for Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), Edna will undergo bypass surgery Tuesday Aug. 21 in Lincoln NE.
Prayers for Maxwell Thomas Harder, Maxwell infant son of Ryan & Kellie Harder was baptized here on Aug. 14th.

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)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Richard & Beverly Gilbert – (Aug. 20) 36, Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Aug. 20 (18)
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen – Aug. 24 (5)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20, Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cindy Hansen – Aug. 22, Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24, Lois Neppl – Aug. 25

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, Aug 19 – 13th Sun after Pentecost
Prov. 9:1–10 or Josh. 24:1–2a, 14–18, Ps. 34:12–22
Eph. 5:6–21, John 6:51–69
No Sunday School or Adult Bible Study
Sunday School RALLY DAY – Church in the PARK 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers and presentation of
bibles to the 1st and 5th grade students before worship.
Tiffany Harders thank you to the congregation and short presentation on her trip to Africa during worship.
LYF Trash pickup following Church
Cairo Senior Ctr. Ice cream Social 2-4 pm
Men’s Trap Shoot at Reynolds Pond 3:00 pm

Monday Aug 20
M & M mtg. 7 pm – Nominating Committee

Tuesday Aug 21 Moses to Crisis Ctr 5 pm

Wednesday Aug 22 Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
Confirmation Parent/Student mtg. 5-8 grades 6:00 pm

Thursday Aug 23

Friday Aug 24

Saturday Aug 25

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
**Volunteer need – 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

SAVE the DATE
Worship at the State Fair Aug. 26 & Sept. 2
HFH Build Days Sat. Sept. 8 and Sat. Sept. 22
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
LCMS Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

Notice of Nominating Committee Meeting
Monday, Aug. 20th at 7:00 pm along with the M & M mtg.
Those on the nominating committee are those going off their elected office.
Paul Wilhelm, Nathan Knuth, Peg Lemburg, Gordon Bredthauer, Ron Schultz, Brent Gascho, Rob Schultz, Loren Dibbern, Marilyn Wilhelm, Dorothy Schultz, John Hadenfeldt

2018-2019 Sunday School Teachers & Subs
PreK – Kindergarten – Karry Bloomquist, Tiffany Bloomquist & Malorie Bloomquist
1st – 2nd Grade – Nellie Campbell & Sara Bierhaus
3rd – 4th Grade – Jenny Reynolds
5th – 6th Grade – Taryn Wright
7th – 8th Grade – Scott Reynolds & Gary Harders
LYF 9th – 12th Grades – Lois & Matt Neppl
Weds Men Study – Paul Wilhelm
Weds Women’s Study – All women of the group
Sunday Adult Bible Study – Pastor Wright
Subs – Jaci Knuth, Lindsey Harders, Lee Echtenkamp & Brent Gascho

MARK your CALENDARS NOW!
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.
Watch the bulletin, more details to come later.

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!

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.”
– Martin Luther

HLHS NEWS – Mark you Calendars!
State Fair Pie Booth Volunteers needed Aug. 24-Sept 3 more than 270 shifts needed to fill. Contact HLHS if you are interested in helping. More info posted on the HLHS board.
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 will be the Heartland Salute for Lutheran Family Service’s Veterans Program Buddy Check. This event will include a Car Show, Motorcycle “Poker Run”, and Concert. More details coming soon. Heartland Lutheran’s Golf Scramble will be
Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 PM at Indianhead Golf Course. Save the Date and more information coming soon.

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.

Women’s Weds. Bible Study Set to Begin
You are invited to join us beginning Weds. August 22 at 9:00 am here at church for a Women’s Bible Study. We will be studying “SIP, SAVOR and DRINK DEEPLY” written by Deb Burma. Sip, Savor and Drink Deeply by Deb Burma Jesus invites us to rest in Him. Just imagine what He has in store for us as we meet Him with our “cup”—our self—a vessel created and chosen by God, redeemed in Christ, and ready to be filled for His purpose. Time spent in Bible study will fill you to the brim and beyond with God’s Good News. Sip, savor, and drink deeply from His Word. Receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace! The book is on sale right now for $8.99 from Concordia Publishing House, we can get a discount if ordering 10 or more. You can also order this book in ebook edition available from amazonkindle or apple iBooks for more information or if you would like to order on your own check out… https://www.cph.org

CHECK IT OUT!!


Cairo’s Free Little Library
In front of the
Village office
402 S High Street
There are books for all ages.
Take a book
Leave a book
It is free

Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise
but as wise, making the most of every opportunity,
because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Joshua 24:14–18
14“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt and serve the LORD. 15And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” 16Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods, 17for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed. 18And the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore, we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God.”

Epistle Ephesians 5:6–21
6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do not associate with them; 8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” 15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, 20giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Holy Gospel John 6:51, 60–69
51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 34:12–22
P 12What man is there who desires life
C and loves many days, that he may see good?
P 13Keep your tongue from evil
C and your lips from speaking deceit.
P 14Turn away from evil and do good;
C seek peace and pursue it.
P 15The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
C and his ears toward their cry.
P 16The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
C to cut off the memory of them from the earth
P 17When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
C and delivers them out of all their troubles.
P 18The LORD is near to the broken hearted
C and saves the crushed in spirit.
P 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
C but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
P 20He keeps all his bones;
C not one of them is broken.
P 21Affliction will slay the wicked,
C and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
P 22The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
C none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

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