Announcements and Readings for the week of October 28, 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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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
Catherine Garrett – Organ
Ryan Schweitzer – Acolyte
Loren Dibbern/Garrett Teichmeier – Ushers
Lily/Katie – Usher Helpers
Barb Rasmussen – Altar
Nathan Knuth – Moses
Middle School Youth Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 9/30 56 2
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5

Our Offerings Sunday 10/21
Building Fund $200.00
General Fund $2,182.82
Mission Fund $183.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $347.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Fern Myers (Lynda Sundberg’s mother of Polk NE.) in your prayers. Fern fell in her home and has been hospitalized in York.

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
Gary & Lisa Harders – Nov. 2 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Karon Rath – Oct. 29, Kain Dibbern – Nov. 3
Roger Harders – Nov. 3, Conner Sokol – Nov. 3

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. 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

Monday Oct. 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday Oct. 30

Wednesday Oct. 31 Reformation Day
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 (Help with Trunk-N-Treat)
Trunk-N-Treat 5 – 7:30 pm
No Choir Practice

Thursday Nov. 1
All Saints Day

Friday Nov. 2

Saturday Nov. 3
Veterans Memorial Park Groundbreaking Ceremony 11 am
Daylight Savings Time ends FALL BACK 1 hour at bedtime.

Sunday, Nov. 4 – All Saints Day (obs.)
Rev. 7:(2–8) 9–17, Ps. 149
1 John :1–3, Matt. 5:1–12
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Ladies Aid – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Harvest Dinner (Following Worship)
Ladies Aid Fundraiser / Thrivent Funding Donations matched by Ladies Aid up to $1,125 To Go Boxes available!
SAVE the DATE 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
Coffee Servers Needed for Sunday morning Nov. 25
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 – Today
What Does This Mean?
Welcome to 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!

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.

“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.

Thrivent (Nebraska Region) presents the
BIG 100,000
Meal Packing Event
Bring yourself or a team (up to 10) – 750 Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, November 18, 2018; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heartland Lutheran High School

Our church has signed up for 2 teams (20 volunteers needed)
We will have a clipboard available with a sign up sheet available this morning please sign up today!

Help Mercy Meals of Grand Island reach its goal of 100,000 meals packaged in a day! TWO HOUR shifts begin at
10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Register at htts://bigmeals.eventbrite.com or nebraskatmn@thrivent.com
Go to www.thrivent.com/nebraska-tmn Like our Nebraska-Thrivent Facebook page! More info can be found at www.MercyMealsofNebraska.org

“The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.” – Martin Luther

You are cordially invited to the
Veterans Memorial Park
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
402 S High Str., Cairo, NE

Readings from Holy Scripture

First Lesson Exodus 13:3-10 and 14                                                                                          Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, be-cause the Lord brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out. When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amo-rites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the Lord. Unleav-ened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory. You shall tell your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your fore-head, so that the teaching of the Lord may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year. When in the future your child asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall answer, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.’”

Second Lesson Acts 2:1-12
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all to-gether in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native lan-guage of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopota-mia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and prose-lytes, Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

Gospel John 8:31-36                                                                                                                        Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” Jesus an-swered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who com-mits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

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