Announcements and Readings for the week of Oct. 7, 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
Kendal Knuth Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier Ushers
Cole/Ethan Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jan Leth Moses
Scott Reynolds/Rob Schultz Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/9 86 7
Sunday 9/16 102 11
Sunday 9/23 103 8
Sunday 9/30 56 2

Our Offerings Sunday 9/30
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $1,520.00
Mission Fund $5.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, Pat is being considered for possible pancreatic cancer surgery.

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)

Mike & Liane Deines – Oct. 9 (25)
Joshua & Lindsey Harders – Oct. 10 (9), Todd & Denise Bredthauer – Oct. 11 (21)

Kylie Bloomquist – Oct. 8, Steve Dibbern – Oct. 8, Gary Harders – Oct. 8
Nancy Harders – Oct. 9, Lily Campbell – Oct. 11, Tyler Lemburg – Oct. 11

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, Oct. 7 – 20h Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 2:18–25; Ps. 128
Heb. 2:1–13, (14–18); Mark 10:2–16; Proper 22

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
HLHS Craft Fair 11 – 3:00 pm

Monday Oct. 8
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. 9:30-2:30

Tuesday Oct. 9

Wednesday Oct. 10 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 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
NO SS Teacher’s mtg. postponed until Nov Mtg.

Thursday Oct. 11
Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Oct. 12

Saturday Oct. 13

Sunday, Oct. 14 – 21st Sun after Pentecost
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90: 12–17
Heb. 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22; Proper 23

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. following worship

Grand Island Zone LWML Fall Rally Oct 13
Country Gospel Gathering Oct. 14
Special Mtg. at HLHS Oct. 15 @ 7 pm
GISH Fine Arts Presents MAMMA MIA! Oct 26-28
HLHS Grandparents Day Nov 7
LCMS 6-8 gr. Middle School Convention Nov. 17-18
UPDATE – HLHS Mercy Meals Packing Event Nov. 18
Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI

Support Our School New Hope Christian School  Clip Box Tops – For a Class contest please Collect your box tops and give to Jenny Reynolds before Oct. 29.

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.

HLHS NEWS – Mark your Calendars!
The HLHS Class of 2019 will be Selling Poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 1st to ensure we have them by December 5th. Please see the HLHS bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for ordering information. Soup Needed for Craft Fair Lunch on Sun. Oct. 7 11-3pm Because we don’t have much room to store the soup overnight, it would be best if it could be brought to the school on Sunday around 10:00am, or anytime thereafter. Grandparents Day at HLHS Wednesday, November 7. All grandparents are invited to attend. Please email or call the school office with grandparent information. If a grandparent would like to attend, but does not have a student at HLHS, we will happily pair you with an “adopoted grandchild”.

“SHOW” Middle school Youth Convention November 17-18, 2018
Students 6-8 grade; Embassy Suites, Lavista NE.
The students will be serving coffee on Oct. 28 to help defray the cost of the convention.

Country Gospel Gathering
Faith Lutheran at Saint Peders Lutheran Church; west of Dannebrog to Hwy. 11, then 1-mile North, turn left (west) go 3.5 miles. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Soup supper following the concert, for more information see the poster on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Fall Mini Retreat
Cairo Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 9am-2pm, Cost is $10, to register see the bulletin board by the church office or call the Baptist church Weds or Thurs mornings only 485-4768

Old Testament Reading Daniel 6:12–27

12Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 13Then they answered and said before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.” 14Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.” 16Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 17And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. 18Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. 19Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. 20As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 21Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 22My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.” 23Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 24And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces. 25Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. 26I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end. 27He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–17

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,

Holy Gospel Matthew 11:25–30

25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


LWML Sunday — Celebrate Lutheran Women in Mission

A special worship service is planned for Sunday (month, date) 2018, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML. The author of this service, Reverend Ken Hennings selected the theme, “Our Rest in a Changing World,” based upon Psalm 62:1–8. Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service. (If your LWML group is planning additional activities, include them here.)

On Your Mark, Get Ready, Save! We will be collecting mites on LWML Sunday, October 4th. Please join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.

LWML Mite Boxes – What Does This Mean?
Over the years, many Lutheran Women in Mission have used the Mite Box to gather funds in support of national, district, and local ministries. Women all over raise funds through voluntary offerings. Instead of “Mite Boxes” some societies called their ingathering devices “blessing boxes” or “mission boxes” or “thank offering boxes.” We need to keep our Mite Boxes out in the open so we are reminded every day to give thanks for all His blessings.
· Put your offering in the box at the end of each day.
· Say “thank you” with an appropriate amount whenever calamity or misfortune has been averted.
· Empty all your loose change from your kitchen coin bowl into the box
· Put a dollar in the Mite Box for every pair of shoes you own.
· Never pay for items you buy with change but with bills and then empty your coins that have gathered in your wallet each day into your Mite Box.
· Place a dollar in thanksgiving for every family member into the Mite Box.
Throughout the decades, Lutheran women have stepped out in faith, setting goals and trusting God to move the hearts of His people to give generously to LWML to proclaim the Gospel.

Times and Mite Boxes Change
Mite Boxes have changed in color and design over the years, but what has never changed is the dedication of freely given offerings for the purpose of reaching out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Districts still retain 75% of mite offerings for the work of the LWML at that level. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel to the world.

Let’s Reach Our Goal!
LWML delegates to the 37th Biennial Convention adopted a $2.075 million-dollar mission goal to fund 22 mission grants for the 2017-2019 biennium. As of July 31, 2018, $1,236,891.36 has been received, which leaves a total of mites needed as $838,108.64. Let’s reach our goal! We are the Lutheran Women in Mission! With the help of God, let us fulfill our promise to fund our national, district, and local missions.

LWML Missions – Mite History

The Widow’s Mite
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on” (Mark 12:41-43).

St. Paul Counsels us on Giving:
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty, welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us, for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord, and then to us in keeping with God’s will. So, we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion, this act of grace on your part. But just as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness, and in your love for us — see that you also excel in this grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-7).

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