Announcements and Readings for the week of November 11, 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
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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Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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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
Catherine Garrett Organ
Katie Hadenfeldt Acolyte
Larry Hadenfeldt/Gerry Kohtz Ushers
Kendal/Cole Usher Helpers
Julie Dibbern Altar
Kimberly Dibbern Moses
All Belong to Christ Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 10/14 83 1
Sunday 10/21 88 5
Sunday 10/28 79 3
Sunday 11/4 109 0

Our Offerings Sunday 11/4
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $6,188.00
Mission Fund $210.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.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.) 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)


Tysen Eriksen – Nov. 11, Dana Tonniges – Nov. 11, Kathy Reimers – Nov. 12
Garen Spatz – Nov. 12, Adam Dibbern – Nov. 14, Joan Larson – Nov. 14, Josie Schroeder – Nov. 14
Tiffany Harders – Nov. 16, Jose Ocana – Nov. 16, Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17, Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17

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. 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
Cairo Senior Center Turkey Dinner 11 – 1 pm

Monday Nov. 12
Pastor WINKEL Mtg. Loup City NE

Tuesday Nov. 13

Wednesday Nov. 14
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

Thursday Nov. 15 Moses to GI (Primrose & Good Sam)

Friday Nov. 16

Saturday Nov. 17 Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost
Is. 51:4–6 or Dan. 7:9–10, 13–14
Ps. 93; Jude 20–25 or Rev. 1:4b–8
Mark 13:24–37 or John 18:33–37; Proper 29

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Comm. Welcome Pastor Kothe 10:30 am
Middle School LCMS Convention Lavista NE
Mercy Meal Pack at HLHS 2 Teams at 2 pm

Thanksgiving Eve Worship/Pie Fellowship Nov. 21 @ 7 pm
ABC Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Nov. 26
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Nov. 26
Advent Supper Ladies Aid Soup 6 pm Nov. 28
Advent Worship 7 pm Nov. 28
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
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm Dec. 9
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
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am

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

Thanksgiving Eve. Worship – Weds Nov. 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!

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 Ladies Aid would like to thank everyone who helped to support our harvest dinner held on November 4th and also the chancel guild and others who helped with deserts and salads. We collected a total of $5,302.00 (including the Ladies Aid matching dollars of $1,125.00). The total collected November 4th along with the collection taken for General Fund during church came to $7,649.00. Thank You so very much for your generosity – It is truly appreciated and needed.

“I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.”
– Martin Luther

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.

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.

Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 17:8–16

8Then the word of the LORD came to [Elijah], 9“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12And she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14For thus says the LORD the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’” 15And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. 16The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.

Epistle Hebrews 9:24–28

24For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Holy Gospel Mark 12:38–44

38In his teaching [Jesus] said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.” 41And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”


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