Announcements and Readings for the Week September 23, 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

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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
Lily Campbell Acolyte
Craig Harders/Ron Schultz Ushers
Katie/Kendal Usher Helpers
LaNell Kohtz Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
6-8 gr. Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 8/26 92 8
Sunday 9/2 56 9
Sunday 9/9 86 7
Sunday 9/16 102 11

Our Offerings Sunday 9/16
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,831.21
Mission Fund $165.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $346.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

Prayers for all who were in the path of Hurricane Florence and now the flooding and severe weather.
Prayers for Donna Harders, Donna was admitted into the hospital this past Weds.
Prayers for Lola Clark who is hospitalized at CHI St Francis.
This morning we WELCOME into membership two families through Profession of Faith:
Dwight & Lisa Jones (and) Steve, Jessica, Josie & Sophie Schroeder

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)
Marge Harris (Pastor Brian’s Aunt)

Rod & Lisa Schweitzer – Sept. 25 (14), Jim & Tara Janda – Sept. 27 (15)

Bill Harders – Sept. 23, Makenna Lemburg – Sept. 23, Luke Eriksen – Sept. 25
Mark Lemburg – Sept. 26, Josh Floth – Sept. 27, Paul Wilhelm – Sept. 28
Ainsley Crawford – Sept. 29, Brent Gascho – Sept. 29

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. 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

Monday Sept 24
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elders Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Sept 25
Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church 11:00 am
Bible Sales ENDS today!

Wednesday Sept 26
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
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Sept 27
ABC Closed (Thurs & Fri) for Junk Jaunt Sales
Tables & Tents Set up for Junk Jaunt 9 am
Food & Bag Prep for Junk Jaunt 1:30 pm
Yoga mtg. at Methodist Church 7:30 pm

Friday Sept 28
Junk Jaunt Sales 8 am – 5 pm

Saturday Sept 29 Junk Jaunt Sales 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, Sept. 30 – 19h Sun after Pentecost
Num. 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29, Ps. 104:27–35
James 5:(1–12) 13–20, Mark 9:38–50

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Junk Jaunt – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Outside Worship Service for Junk Jaunt 10:30 am
Tear down Tents / Clean up for Junk Jaunt 11:30 pm
HLHS Golf at Indianhead 1 pm
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing in St Paul 7:00 pm

Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally Oct 13
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18

“I have held many things in my hands and
have lost them all; but whatever I have placed
in God’s hands, that I still possess.”
– Martin Luther

Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally
Saturday, October 13 at St John’s Lutheran Church 504 Utica Palmer NE. Registration 9-9:30 am; Rally Theme “A Light to Lighten the Gentiles” Luke 2:32 Speaker Mary Ann Niemoth. Please let Cindy Hansen know by Sept. 30 if you will be attending.

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!
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.

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.

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

Junk Jaunt Volunteer Schedule at the Food Booth

ABC Preschool/Daycare needs Volunteers from the church to HELP with the JUNK
Help MOVE the Junk tables out on Thursday.

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.

Junk Jaunt Work Shift Schedule
This is a list of all who said they would help work JJ, it was set up randomly if the date and time does not work for you please let the church office know ASAP so we can find someone to fill your time slot. THANK you to everyone who volunteered to help and there are still times available if you would like to help.

**All Food Volunteers must have long hair in a pony tail and wear a hat and gloves. (we will have disposable gloves here).

Sunday, Sept. 23
Time TBA – Mark Vendor Lots out, put Gates up on the North
Pull out and inventory all JJ Supplies from Furnace Room.
Don’t be surprise if Vendors begin showing up Weds.
Thursday, Sept. 27
**Vendors begin moving in today
9:00 am – Set up Food Tents, Vendor lot caution tape, lot name tags put out, ABC Junk tables set out side.
1:30 pm – Wrap brownies and Fill Lunch sacks
5-8 pm – Serve Supper (mainly vendors JJ has not started yet)
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 28 & 29
6:00 am – Prepare Breakfast
7:00 am – Vendor Check In & Set up (Mainly Carly & Scott)
Set up Food Service area, condiment table,
Prepare Brisket and Pulled Pork
8:00 am – Serve Breakfast until gone.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Serve Lunch (Gets very Busy)
3:00-6-7:00 pm – Supper crowd not nearly as fast paced as the noon crowd 😊
6-7:00 pm – ? – Clean up time
Saturday, we begin cleaning up early around 6, ABC may begin earlier around 4:30 pm cleaning up, if sales are slow. All leftover items will be taken to the OGT or Good Will that evening. If several people help this will not take long.
Sunday, September 30
8:00 am – Coffee and leftover pie and brownies
10:30 am – Worship outside under the Tents
11:30 am – Clean up & Tear down tents (Make the church presentable for the work week.)

Jobs Descriptions – I will not be assigning jobs, please just see what needs to be done and jump in and help. Thank You!

Sack Runners (you will keep the boxes under the tables full of meal deal sacks from inside)
Meat Runners (you will bring the roasters from the kitchen out and take empty ones back in)
Drink Runners (you will make sure the pop tank is full of bottled drinks and plenty of ice to keep cool and also be in charge of filling the free water coolers with ice and water)
Food Line Servers (you will take and fill a tray with one customer order completely, then send them down to the cash register. If we have 4 order takers that should be enough to keep up.)
Sandwich Makers (you will be on back side of the roaster making sandwiches and placing them in the foam containers, please give our customers a generous amount of meat.)
Cash Register (you will be in charge of adding the order and exchanging change.)
Popcorn Machine (you will make and bag the popcorn)
Pie slicing & packaging and labeling foam boxes
Kitchen Help (Prepare the meat in the Roasters & doing dishes)
Trash (empty bags to dumpster & new bags in barrels) Condiment Table (keep stocked and clean and wiping down picnic tables)
Outside Orders with Charity (We will need 2 or 3 people working inside the kitchen filling takeout orders. **We have found that the outside lunch line is too busy with our guests waiting in line to have the outside orders filled there. We are hoping by filling these orders inside it will help alleviate some of the confusion) Charity will need one person to help deliver the lunches.

Old Testament Reading – Jeremiah 11:18–20

18The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then you showed me their deeds. 19But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.” 20But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause.

Epistle – James 3:13—4:10

13Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
1What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.


Holy Gospel – Mark 9:30–37

30[The disciples] went on from there and passed through Galilee. And [Jesus] did not want anyone to know, 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” 32But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. 33And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

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