Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 16, 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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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 12/16/2018

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Piano/Guitar Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Ryan/Lily
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Ted Dibbern/Scott Reynolds
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12/2 72 1
Wednesday 12/5 47 0
Sunday 12/9 107 1
Wednesday 12/12 38 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/9
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,769.42
Mission Fund $245.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts 11.35

*Please keep Barb Teichmeier in your prayers, Barb was admitted into the hospital this past week.
*Please keep the Family and Friends of Vernon Harders in your prayers, Vernon passed away on Dec. 11th his funeral was Friday Dec. 14 at Peace Lutheran Grand Island.
* Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers Cindy was admitted into the hospital this past week.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
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)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

Ryan & Jessica Marsh – Dec. 19 (9)

Hannah Adams – Dec. 18, Rebecca Hadenfeldt – Dec. 18, Charity Adams – Dec. 19
Larry Jensen – Dec. 19, Leonard Rathman – Dec. 20, Shari Hadenfeldt – Dec. 22

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, Dec 16 – 3rd Sunday in Advent
Zeph. 3:14–20 Psalm 85
Phil. 4:4–7: Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
Dibbern Family Christmas at 1 pm
HLHS Winter Music Concert 3 pm

Monday Dec. 17
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Dec. 18
Moses to Crisis Center 5:30 pm

Wednesday Dec. 19
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Junk Jaunt Breakfast Biscuits/Gravy & Eggs – Advent Supper 6 pm
Choir ♫ 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 20 Moses to GI
(Primrose & Good Samaritan)

Friday Dec. 21

Saturday Dec 22

Sunday, Dec 23 – 4th Sunday in Advent
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Volunteer Needed – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

HLHS Christmas Chapel 1:45 pm Dec. 21
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
Community Christmas Dinner – Dec. 25
Pastor and Family on Vacation Dec. 26-Jan. 3
No Confirmation Class Dec. 26 or Jan 2
Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause Sunday Dec. 30
HAPPY NEW YEAR! – January 1, 2019
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Heartland Lutheran Gym Sign Sponsorships are available.
There are 8 signs with various bible verses in the gym that currently lack a sponsor. The cost for a 1-year sponsorship is $800. A business or family name of your choice will be placed on the blue banner that runs under the Bible verse–a great advertising opportunity and way to show your support with Basketball season upon us.
Contact the school office for more more details: 308-385-3900 or
**(Gym sign sponsorship forms have been email to you or one is located on the HLHS Bulletin Board please copy and leave on the board.) * Heartland Lutheran is offering tuition forgiveness for any student who transfers in to Heartland Lutheran before the end of this school year. Any transfer student will have the amount they pay in tuition for the remainder of this school year forgiven from their tuition for the 2019-20 school year when they re-enroll. This great deal is made possible by those who support our Mark 10:14 Tuition Assistance Program. * TODAY – Winter Music Concert: The HLHS band and choir will perform on Sunday, December 16 at 3pm in the gym. All music lovers are invited to attend this free concert.
* Everyone is invited to attend the HLHS Christmas chapel on Friday, December 21 starting at 1:45pm. Pastor Craig Niemeier (Zion, Worms) is delivering the message and Caleb Staehr (Class of 2015) is leading the music.

Community Christmas Dinner 2018
Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018
Coffee, Cider and Cookies at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner will be served at 12:00 p.m.

Help is needed to peel potatoes, debone turkey, make salads and other side dishes on Monday, Dec. 24th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your own knives, peelers and cutting boards.
It would be nice to have someone from each church to help in the serving line on the 25th.
If you would like to make a donation they can be left at Pathway Bank.
EVERYONE is WELCOME to the dinner.
ABC Preschool/Daycare News
ABC will have their Christmas WISH Tree up in the Fellowship Hall. There will be ornaments with “wishes” on them for the center. You may take an ornament and purchase the “wishes” for ABC. Each ornament is a different item, so please if you take an ornament that will be the only one of that item.

ABC News

“Dear Congregation, We appreciate your continued support through your missions designation of funds to the childcare center. We continue to thrive and could not without the support from the church. We are grateful for you all! Thank you, Sarah, Robin and Staff”

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season. We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church. The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings). This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions. Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading Zephaniah 3:14–20

14Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. 16On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak. 17The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. 18I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival, so that you will no longer suffer reproach. 19Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. 20At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” says the LORD.

Epistle Reading Philippians 4:4–7

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Reading Luke 7:18–28

18The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ 28I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”




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