Announcements for the week of Sept 2, 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
Lynda Sundberg Organist
Cole Callahan Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Ethan/Ryan Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Jackie Knuth Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/5 75 4
Sunday 8/12 82 13
Sunday 8/19 94 13
Sunday 8/26 92 8

Our Offerings Sunday 8/26
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $5,499.16
Mission Fund $187.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.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 and has developed complications. Edna had surgery Mon Aug. 26 to remove part of her left colon and now with the buildup of several extra pounds of fluid, she has been put on dialysis.
Prayers for Becky Deines who was admitted into CHI St Francis this past week with possible surgery.

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)

Bill & Shari Hadenfeldt – Sept. 4 (42)

Jackson Bierhaus – Sept. 3, Jeff Campbell – Sept. 5, McKensy Dibbern – Sept. 5
Tim Dibbern – Sept. 5, Mason Janda – Sept. 6, Matt Neppl – Sept. 8

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, Sept. 2 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Deut. 4:1–2, 6–9; Ps. 119:129–136
Eph. 6:10–20; Mark 7:14–23

No Sunday School or Adult Bible Class Labor Day Holiday
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am
State Fair Worship at CHI Pavilion – 9:00 am

Monday Sept 3
Labor Day
ABC Closed

Tuesday Sept 4

Wednesday Sept 5
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm

Thursday Sept 6
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)

Friday Sept 7

Saturday Sept 8
HFH Build Day
HLHS Salute to Vets Program Buddy Check

Sunday, Sept. 9 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 35:4–7a; Ps. 146
James 2:1–10, 14–18; Mark 7:(24–30) 31–37

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service– 10:30 am

Annual Budget Mtg. 7 pm Mon Sept. 17
LWML Dist. Convention Younes Ctr. Kearney NE. Sept. 14-15
HLHS Blood Drive Sept 19
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

CPH – 2018 Bible Sale
Bibles for ALL ages see the Poster by the church office or visit the CPH website for more information. All orders must be placed by Tuesday, Sept. 25 to the church office. Sale ends Sept. 30th.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
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 going 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!
See posters on the HLHS Bulletin Board for more information!

Blood Drive at HLHS – On Wednesday, September 19th from 8:30a-2:30p, the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time.

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.

Heartland Lutheran High School Craft Fair – HLHS will host a Craft Fair on October 7, 2018 from 11:00a-3:00p. We will be in need of crafts, quilts, and other homemade items. We will also be in need of cookies/goodies. All proceeds go toward tuition assistance. If you have things to donate, please contact the school office. 308-385-3900 or

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

We know it Hurts and We want to Help Grief Share at Trinity Lutheran GI; New Session Begins Thurs. Sept. 6th in the Church Chapel, use the west entrance.
See the Poster on the bulletin board by the office for more info.

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 Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention registration fees and hotel rooms.
Thank you to everyone who donated their money to help me and my friends go to the youth gathering in Omaha in November. The money will cover our rooms. We will serve again September 23 and October 28. God’s Blessings – Ethan Reynolds

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

Ways you can help with Junk Jaunt

*We need Pie Bakers once again this year!
Any flavor and however many you want to bake would be greatly appreciated (Last year we had 30+ pies donated)! Please let the church office know how many and what flavors you are bringing.

Volunteers are needed for Church Food Booth and ABC Junk Booth!!

Times we will need Volunteers at the Food Booth
• (Morning Set Up) 8 am – 12 pm
• (Busy Lunch rush) 10 am – 2 pm
• (Afternoon shift) 2-6 pm
• (Evening Clean Up) 5-8 pm.

Some of the FOOD Jobs needing to be filled
• Cash Register
• Sandwich makers
• Order Takers
• Pop/Brownie/Pie Runners
• Kitchen area – warm up Brisket / Pork
• Kitchen and Fellowship Hall Clean up
• Prepare and Pack in the Kitchen for Takeout Orders
• Runner for extra Meal Deal Bags
• Someone Wiping tables and keeping condiment table filled and clean.
• Trash Runners
• Meal Deal Sack Packers
• Brownie and Pie cutters and Packers

With many hands the job is easier we would like 6-8 people per shift. If you can work all day or only a couple of shifts that would be wonderful. Please let the church office what day and what shifts you would like to help with.

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
• People to help PRICE (the items already here) and any that come in unmarked.
• Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Friday.

If you have items that you wish to donate, please bring them to the church PRICED. Let Sara or Robin at ABC know if you can help or you can let the church office know and I will let ABC know.

** Donations may be brought to the conference room anytime.
Please no OLD electronics ex/tv’s, computers, old gaming systems do not sell and are hard to dispose of. Thank You.

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9
Moses Commands Obedience
1“And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the just decrees that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. 6Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? 8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and just decrees so righteous as all this law that I set before you today? 9“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–20
The Whole Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holy Gospel Mark 7:14–23
What Defiles a Person
14And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”


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