Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 23, 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 12/23/2018

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organ Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Katie/Kendal
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders
Coffee Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12/9 107 1
Wednesday 12/12 38 1
Sunday 12/16 95 3
Wednesday 12-19 24 2

Our Offerings Sunday 12/16
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,457.00
Mission Fund $524.25
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $242.25
Misc. Gifts (Christmas Candy) 394.59

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
*Please keep Barb Teichmeier and Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, both are home recuperating.
* Please keep June Smith (Blenda Keylon’s Mom) and Cliff Fox (Blenda’s Brother) in your prayers. Prayers for both Cliff and June and all their families during this time. June was taken to the hospital in Amarillo TX for dehydration and malnutrition then later taken to skilled care and is doing much better. Cliff was taken to the Amarillo VA Emergency Room with high blood sugar levels. He is now in the ICU.
*Please Keep Fran Harders in your prayers, Fran underwent a Cardiac ablation and had a pacemaker inserted at the NE Heart Institute in Lincoln NE on Weds Dec. 19.
*Please keep Donna Harders in your prayers, Donna was hospitalized this past week and is home recovering.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Mark & Deb Lemburg – Dec. 28 (33)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Jim Schultz – Dec. 23, Betty Critel – Dec. 25, Brian Rasmussen – Dec. 25, Emily Harders – Dec. 26
Elizabeth Schweitzer – Dec. 26, Sydnie Budde – Dec. 28, Kreytan Bloomquist – Dec. 29

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

SS Children Program Practice & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday Dec. 24
ABC Closed (Dec. 24-25)
Children’s Christmas Worship 7:00 pm

Tuesday Dec. 25
Christmas Day
Christmas Morning Worship 7: 00 am
Pastor & Family on Vacation through Jan. 2
Community Christmas Dinner 11:30 am

Wednesday Dec. 26
Men’s Bible Study Check with Paul
No Women’s Bible Study
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
No Confirmation

Thursday Dec. 27

Friday Dec. 28

Saturday Dec 29

Sunday, Dec 30 – 1st Sunday after Christmas
Micah 5:2–5a; Psalm 80:1–7
Heb. 10:5–10; Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)

Welcome Guest Pastor Rev. Ron Krause
No Sunday School due to the Christmas Holiday
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing Grace Baptist St Paul NE 4:00 pm

SAVE the DATE
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

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for “Silent Night, Holy Night”
A Children’s Christmas Service
Presented by the Preschool – 8th Grade Students.
The LYF will be Ushers for the evening (Collect Offering, handing out candles for Worship and handing out candy bags following the Service.)
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Christmas Morning Worship
Tuesday, December 25th at 7:00 a.m.

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

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.

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.

Lands of Luther
Featuring the Passion Play of Overammergau
Hosted by Pastor Doarold Reiner, 2457 Misssion Trail
Kalispell, MT 59901 imhis38@gmail.com
11 days: June 28-July 8, 2020
Visit Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisennach, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Oberammergau, Innsbruck and Venice. See the Bulletin board for more information.

HLHS NEWS…
On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
Heartland Lutheran is proud to announce that its Science Initiative is fully funded. HLHS received grants through the Dunklau Foundation, Kaufmann-Cummings Foundation, and private donors to help this project. There is now $95,000 available to update curriculum and equipment to further strengthen our Science Program and Robotics Team. Thank you for all who contributed!

You’re Invited to
OLD GOSPEL HOUR – Hymn Sing
Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church 9th & Baxter St. St Paul NE

Cake and Drinks will be served following the hymn sing. If you have any questions, contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 9:1-7

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep dark-ness, on them has light shone. You have mul-tiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the har-vest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For eve-ry boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Epistle Reading 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteous-ness.

Gospel Reading Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his es-poused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host prais-ing God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shep-herds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds re-turned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

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