Announcements and Readings for the week of September 16, 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
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Ryan Schweitzer Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Lily / Katie Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Brent Gascho/Ted Dibbern Elders
LYF Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/19 94 13
Sunday 8/26 92 8
Sunday 9/2 56 9
Sunday 9/9 86 7

Our Offerings Sunday 9/9
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $3,595.00
Mission Fund $157.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Sunday School) $6.00

Prayers for the family and friends of Edna Maixner (Peg Lemburg’s mom), After a long struggle Edna passed away on Sept 8, Edna’s funeral was held on Thursday Sept. 13.
Prayers for the family and friends of Jeanette Hansen (Steve Hansen’s mother), Jeanette passed away on Sept. 9.
Prayers for all who are in the path of Hurricane Florence hitting the East coast.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Barb Meyer
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)
Mike Cornelius (Carly Callahan’s Uncle)
Marge Harris (Pastor Brian’s Aunt)

Darren & Charity Adams – Sept 16 (23), Loren & Julie Dibbern – Sept 16 (40), Craig & Lora Harders – Sept. 17 (35)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg – Sept 17 (68), Kayla & Adam Becker – Sept 20 (10), Adam & Tina Dibbern – Sept 22 (17)

Elizabeth DeFreece – Sept 16, Kendal Knuth – Sept 16, Ben Serr – Sept 16,
Loren Dibbern – Sept 17, Shawn Harders – Sept. 17, Kinzlie Bloomquist – Sept. 20
Ashley Newmyer – Sept 20, Kody Hadenfeldt – Sept 21, Jennell Campbell – Sept 22, Emmitt DeFreece – Sept 22

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. 16 – 17th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 50:4–10; Ps. 116:1–9
James 3:1–12, Mark 9:14–29
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service with Communion – 10:30 am

Monday Sept 17
Annual Budget / Vote on New Officers Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Sept 18 New Hope Chapel 8:10 am
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm

Wednesday Sept 19 HLHS Blood Drive 8:30 – 2:30
Men’s Bible Study 8:00 am
Women’s Bible Study 9:00 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10:00 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm
7/8 Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Ladies Aid Mtg. 6:30 pm

Thursday Sept 20 Moses to GI (Primrose, Good Sam)
Moses Comfort Dog Group Mtg. at Shawn Harders 7:00 pm

Friday Sept 21

Saturday Sept 22
Habitat For Humanity Build (2314 GI Ave Grand Island NE)
(Check with Lee E before going on conditions of ground)

Sunday, Sept. 23 – 18th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 11:18–20; Ps. 54
James 3:13—4:10; Mark 9:30–37
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
6-8 Grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship Service – 10:30 am
Harders Baby Shower 2:30 pm

Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church Sept. 25 & 27
NE Junk Jaunt Sept. 28-30
Worship Outside under the Tent for Junk Jaunt Sept 30
HLHS Golf Scramble Indianhead Sept. 30
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing in St Paul Sept. 30
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
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.

♫ Choir Begins ♫
Join the Choir – practices will be held every Weds. evening at 6:00 pm. Contact Lisa Wright or any choir member for more details.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
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

Update: The Mercy Meals event on Sept 23 at HLHS has been rescheduled to take place on Nov 18.

Old Gospel Hour Sunday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 9th & Baxter Street; St Paul NE.
No need to dress up, COME as you are!!
To sing praises to our Lord!!
There will be refreshments and juice following the hymn sing.
Any questions contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788.

The Centura PTO is selling The Medina Street Vault punch cards for $10. 100% of proceeds benefit Centura Elementary students. If you are interested in purchasing one contact Sara Bierhaus.

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

Yoga Classes in Cairo
Informational meeting will be held Sept 25 at 11 a.m. and also on Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cairo Methodist Church.
This meeting is to determine interst in the class, availability during the week, and the ability of the people who are interested. This class will be instructed by Bonnie Bellamy. If you are interested in the class but are unable to come to either of the information meetings or if you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at

This will be the fifth year of Christ Lutheran being involved in Junk Jaunt. Every year we meet new people and God provides new opportunities to spread his word and his love. We also have been blessed with new friends that return every year, either to rent a spot or have a brisket sandwich. We are blessed that many of the vendors request a spot in our lots because of the way the members Christ Lutheran have taken care of them. We thank God for the opportunity to be involved in our community and serve the Lord.
In the last four years, and by the grace of God, we have raised around $28,000 dollars. You can see that this has been a wonderful blessing in physical operation of the church. Bills must be paid.
This year we are making some changes. ABC Daycare is taking over the junk portion of Junk Jaunt. The church will concentrate on the food portion. Also, this year some of our core members of the Junk Jaunt Committee will not be able to be help as much as they have in the past due to scheduling conflicts and an earlier harvest. We desperately need volunteers to step in and help. The number of volunteers has slowly dwindled over the past couple of years, so the workload has increased for the ones who are there.
So please let me or Lisa know today if you can help. This year could determine if we continue to be involved in Junk Jaunt in the future. We need to have enough people to keep it going.
God Bless, Gary Harders, Junk Jaunt Committee Chairman
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.

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.

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Isaiah 50:4–10

4The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 5The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. 6I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. 7But the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame. 8He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. 9Behold, the Lord GOD helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up. 10Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Epistle James 3:1–12

1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2For we all stumble in many ways, and if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

Holy Gospel Mark 9:14–29

14When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to [Jesus] and greeted him. 16And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

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