Announcements and Readings for the week of Dec. 9, 2018

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

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…

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Rick Gilbert/Bill Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Cole/Ethan
Altar Jan Hadenfeldt
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship ABC Preschool/Daycare

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 11/25 29 2
Wednesday 11/28 30 0
Sunday 12/2 72 1
Wednesday 12/5 47 0

Our Offerings Sunday 12/2
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,477.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$906.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts – Sunday School $6.00

*Please keep John Bergman (Heather Hadenfeldt’s grandfather) in your prayers.

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)
Marge Harris (Pastor Brian’s Aunt)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)


Tyler Plejdrup – Dec. 10, Jenny Reynolds – Dec. 10
Allie Becker – Dec. 11, Liane Deines – Dec. 14

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 9 – 2nd Sunday in Advent
Mal. 3:1–7b; Psalm 66:1–12
Phil. 1:2–11; Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)

Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10:00 am
Worship 10:30 am
55+ Christmas Party 5:30 pm

Monday Dec. 10
Pastor Winkel Mtg. 9:30-2:30

Tuesday Dec. 11

Wednesday Dec. 12
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
ABC Preschool/Daycare Taco Bar Supper – Advent Supper 6 pm
Choir ♫ 6 pm
Advent Worship 7 pm

Thursday Dec. 13 Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)

Friday Dec. 14
Sunday School Christmas Party Pizza Supper 6 pm
Sunday School Christmas Program Practice 6:30 pm
Everyone Is Invited to go Christmas Caroling 7 pm
Fellowship with Warm Drinks and Snacks following Caroling

Saturday Dec 15

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

M & M Mtg. 7 pm Dec. 17
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm Dec. 17
ABC Closed for Christmas Dec. 24-25
Children’s Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 pm
Christmas Early Morning Worship 7:00 am
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
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

You are invited to the 55+ Christmas party

Tonight! Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church – Cairo
Dinner provided by the party committee
Musical entertainment provided by
Dan Slattery and Kelly Slattery
RSVP by using the sign-up sheet or call
Kim Dibbern @ 308-390-6142
Please join us for food, fellowship and entertainment!


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.)
* There is a Delegate meeting on December 13 at 7pm.
* 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.
* 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.

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.
“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.

Everyone is Invited to Join Us Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm for Christmas Caroling around town. Following caroling we will come back to church for fellowship everyone is invited to bring snacks and drinks to share. Christmas caroling will follow the Children’s Christmas party/program practice that begins at 6 pm.

Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:1–7b

1“Behold, I send my messenger and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. 3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD. 4Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years. 5“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts. 6“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them.”

Epistle Philippians 1:2–11

2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Holy Gospel Luke 3:1–20

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, 6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’” 7He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” 15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.


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