Announcements and Readings for the week of October 21, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – 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
Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen Piano/Guitar
Ethan Reynolds Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier Ushers
Ryan/Lily Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen Altar
Jaci Knuth Moses
Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg Elders
LYF Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/23 103 8
Sunday 9/30 56 2
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1

Our Offerings Sunday 10/14
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,035.00
Mission Fund $272.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $59.50

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Please keep Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister, in your prayers. Pat’s underwent surgery this past Thursday for her pancreatic cancer.
Prayers for Ashley Kemp (friend of the Teichmeier family), and all who was injured in the serious car accident near Overton NE. Ashley was seriously injured during the early morning accident that killed 3 people.

Suffering from Cancer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Deb Bergman (Moses groomer from Island Pet Resort)
Marge Harris (Pastor Brian’s Aunt)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Crystal Rasmussen – Oct. 22, Jerry Teichmeier – Oct. 25
Lora Harders – Oct. 26, Marissa Janda – Oct. 27, Phyllis Rathman – Oct. 27

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 Mail Box

Sunday, Oct. 21 – 22nd 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
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship & Communion 10:30 am
Dinner at Senior Center 11am – 1 pm

Monday Oct. 22
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Fall Pastor Conference at Columbus

Tuesday Oct. 23
Fall Pastor Conference at Columbus

Wednesday Oct. 24
Men’s Bible Study 8 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
Ladies Aid mtg. 6:30 pm Church Fellowship Hall

Thursday Oct. 25
Noon Devotions Cairo Senior Ctr.

Friday Oct. 26

Saturday Oct. 27 Ladies Fall Mini Retreat at CFB Church

Sunday, Oct. 28 – Reformation Day (obs.)
Rev. 14:6–7, Ps. 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
6-8 grade Youth – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

Trunk-N-Treat here at Church Oct. 31
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
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Advent / Holiday Worship (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)
Weds Advent Suppers 6:00 pm / Weds Advent Worship Service 7:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
HFH Cookie Walk, Sun. Dec. 2, 1-2:30 pm at St Paul’s Lutheran GI
Christmas in the Village Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8
Children’s SS Christmas Party/Practice Dec. 14
(Pizza 6 pm, Practice 6:30 pm, 7 all church Caroling)
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25

CLIP & POST
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
INVITES you to share the Holiday Season with US

Reformation Services – Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 am
What Does This Mean?
Join us for a Reformation worship service designed around the question so famously asked by Martin Luther: “What does this mean?” In word and song and Scripture we together answer the question of what it means to be saved by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Let the meaning of the Reformation sink deep within your souls.

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm
Let All Creation Join to Praise
Join with all creation in praising our God in a worship service for Thanksgiving that highlights the blessings associated with each day of creation in Genesis 1. In word and song and Scripture, respond to all the marvelous works of the Lord that have blessed us from the beginning and continue to surround us each and every day.
Everyone is invited for a PIE Fellowship
Hosted by the Wright Family following Worship

Advent/Christmas Worship
GOD with Us – A Series of Special Services for
Prior to each Advent Service there will be a Supper from
6-7 pm hosted by various organizations. Please Join US!
Our Advent series for traditional worship focuses on the ways in which God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week will focus on a different word picture of the coming Christ found in the poetic and prophetic words of Isaiah. Services will reveal how Christ continues be present with us even now. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm – Week 1: Our Potter (Isaiah 64:8): God is with us as our Potter, who shapes according to his will.
Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm – Week 2: Our Shepherd (Isaiah 40:11): God is with us as our Shepherd, who carries us close to his heart.
Dec. 12 at 7:00 pm – Week 3: Our Living Branch (Isaiah 11:1): God is with us as our Living Branch, who died and rose to give us eternal life.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm – Week 4: Our Guide (Isaiah 2:3): God is with us as our Guide, who leads us according to his Word.

Mon. December 24 at 7:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Worship

Tues. December 25 at 7:00 am – Christmas Early Morning Worship
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
GOD with US – Immanuel Has Come.
The prophet Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Join us for Christmas Day to celebrate that our Immanuel has come, God with us, in swaddling clothes. Carols, Scripture, a homily and prayers reveal the Good News that the sign long promised has arrived in the flesh: Our Savior is born!

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.

“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 and housing.

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.
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”.
The October Delegate meeting has been cancelled, the next delegate meeting is in December.
Reformation Service Heartland Lutheran’s annual Reformation Service will be on Wednesday, Oct 31 at 7pm. The Junior class will be serving dinner for a free-will donation starting at 5:30pm: Hot Dog or Brat, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, and a dessert.

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

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH WITH FELLOW LUTHERANS: JOURNEYS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TOUR –Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Ephesus, Patmos, with a 3-day cruise of Greek Islands included (April 27 – May 7, 2019) LUTHERLAND TOUR – Visiting all the Luther sites from Berlin to Wittenberg to Augsburg + The Passion Play at Oberammergau (June 28 – July 8, 2020) Contact Pastor Darold Reiner, Retired LCMS Pastor/Former International LWML Counselor, for a brochure & information: 406-890-1149 or imhis38@gmail.com

“When we acknowledge our sin, we hear the grace of Christ.” Martin Luther

Thank You – Dearest Family of Faith,
I wanted to take a moment and write to you as a way of expressing what a joy and an honor it is to be able to minister here in Cairo with you. While I have been in Called Ministry for decades, these years in your midst have been among the most rewarding in terms of growing in the Lord, both for me and for those who have allowed me to walk alongside them in their lives here. I pray we will continue to be “the church in motion”, reaching out TOGETHER, to connect our community to Christ. Thank you for your support for me and my family over these years together, and for the gift of love and appreciation last Sunday. I pray we will continue to build one another up in the Lord. God’ PEACE2U! Pastor Brian & Family

Ladies Aid with Thrivent funding will host a Harvest Dinner Nov. 4th immediately following church services. The menu will include ham, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, salads & dessert. Takeout cartons will be available. Proceeds from the freewill offering will go towards the church’s general fund. Ladies aid will match up to a total of $1,125 in combined donations from the freewill offering and worship service’s second offering.

 

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Ecclesiastes 5:10–15

10He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 12Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep. 13There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, 14and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. 15As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

Epistle Hebrews 4

1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.” 6Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 8For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. 9So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. 11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Holy Gospel Mark 10:23–31

23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

 

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