Announcements and Readings for the week of Nov 4, 2018

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – 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

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
Kimberly Dibbern Organ
Lily Campbell Acolyte
Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz Ushers
Katie/Kendal Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Lisa Wright Moses
Tim Lemburg/Dick Hadenfeldt Elders
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/7 104 8
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5
Sunday 10/28 79 3

Our Offerings Sunday 10/28
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $5,010.89
Mission Fund $191.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

Prayers for Lola Clark who is at Tiffany Square Care Center.
Prayers for Fern Myers (Lynda Sundberg’s mother of Polk NE.) in your prayers. Fern fell in her home and has been hospitalized in York.
Please keep the family and friends of Gail Beukenhorst (Beverly Gilbert’s Father) in your prayers. Gail passed away late Sunday Oct. 28 at the age of 92. Gail’s funeral was held Thurs. Nov. 1
Please keep the family and friends of Alvernon ‘Al’ Knoepfel (Angie Dibbern’s brother), Al passed away on Tues. Oct. 30 at the age of 86.

Today on All Saints Sunday we remember those who have passed from our church family, Ronald Leo Harders – May 28,2018, and those that we carry in our hearts.

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)


Brooks Hadenfeldt – Nov. 6, Mike Deines – Nov. 7
Dennis Bloomquist – Nov. 8, Nathan Bloomquist – Nov. 9, Samantha Neppl – Nov. 10

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 Mail Box

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 with Communion 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!

Monday Nov. 5 ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Nov. 6

Wednesday Nov. 7 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

Thursday Nov. 8
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Nov. 9

Saturday Nov. 10
New Hope School PURSES & PASTRIES at the Vault 1-4 pm

Sunday, Nov. 11 – 25th Sun after Pentecost Veterans Day
1 Kings 17:8–16; Ps. 146
Heb. 9:24–28; Mark 12:38–44; Proper 27

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
All Belong to Christ Preschool/ Daycare – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
M & M Mtg. Following Worship

HLHS Drama “Flowers for Algernon” Nov. 9-11
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

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

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
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.

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 Grandparents Day will begin at 8:30am on November 7 with a breakfast for the grandparents. After chapel, grandchildren will join their grandparents for several activities. The morning will end at 11:35. 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.
Flowers for Algernon will be performed by our drama troupe on November 9 and 10 at 7pm and Nov 11 at 3pm. Ticket Prices: $6 for adults, $4 for students, Free for age 5 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door up to 1 hour before show time.

Purses and Pastries
Sat. Nov. 10th from 1-4 pm at The Medina Street Vault
Come enjoy pastries while you shop for a new purse or two! Join us at our annual New Hope Fundraiser Purses and Pastries event. There will be a silent auction available, stop in to see all the fabulous prizes. For more information or questions call New Hope School.

Sat. Dec. 8th from 8-11 am
at the Cairo Community Ctr.
We will be serving breakfast and it will be a free will offering. Come visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Crafts will be available for the children to participate in.

Mon. Dec. 3rd
from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Visit Santa at the Vault!
Bring your cameras for a picture. Stop by local businesses to sign up for giveaways, eat, drink
and be merry!

“The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.”
Martin Luther
United Methodist Ladies
Annual Soup and Bazaar Day
Cairo United Methodist Church, 506 E Kansas Str.
Sat. Nov. 10th from 8 am – 2 pm
Coffee and rolls will be served in the morning. Soup, sandwiches and pie will be served from 10 am – 2 pm. There will be a free will offering and carry outs are available. There will be baked goods for sale and a large selection of attic treasures will be offered. Hunters are Welcome! Questions please call Mary Ann Baldwin at 485-4147.

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.

We still need a few more volunteers if you can help let the church office know.


Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 6:1–9

1“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the just decrees that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. 3Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 4“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Epistle Hebrews 9:11–22

11When Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. 15Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. 16For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. 17For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. 18Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. 19For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, 20saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” 21And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Holy Gospel Mark 12:28–37

28One of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that [Jesus] answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. 35And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’ 37David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.

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