Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 3, 2019

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

Sunday February 3rd, 2019 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

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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All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
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

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Garen Spatz/Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Cole / Ethan
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Jaci Knuth
Elders Tim Lemburg/Dick Hadenfeldt
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2

Our Offerings Sunday 1/27
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,980.00
Mission Fund $182.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Sun Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $53.00

Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, at home recovering from surgery.
Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.

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)

Lynn & Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 3 (51), Gerry & LaNell Kohtz – Feb. 5 (47)

Kimberly Dibbern – Feb. 8, Brittany Weber – Feb. 9, Pastor Brian – Feb. 9

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, Feb. 3 – 4th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday Feb. 4 – ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Feb. 5

Wednesday Feb. 6 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 7 Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)

Friday Feb. 8 Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity

Saturday Feb. 9

Sunday, Feb. 10 –5th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19); Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11)
1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13; Luke 4:31–44

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Speaker 10:30 am
(Sign Up TODAY!) LYF Valentine Banquet 6 pm

New Hope School Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Feb. 23
Family Game Day Potluck following Church Feb. 24
Ash Weds. Worship March 6
Weds Lent Worship March 13,20,27 April 3,10
HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 198
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

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

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

Sunday School parents and Students, as the Christmas Holiday has come to a close and we begin to look to the new year, we will be doing some exciting things in Sunday School Music. We have begun practicing some NEW songs ♫ during Music class and we are excited to announce, the children will be performing them during Sunday morning worship services on February 24, March 17, April 21 (Easter) and May 19. Thank You!! Sara Bierhaus & Lisa Wright

Save the Date – Hard Hats & Heels – February 8
Join us at Bosselman Conference Center at the Heartland Events Center on Friday, February 8, 2019, for our annual Hard Hats & Heels Dinner & Auction. Enjoy a nice dinner and bid on a variety of wonderful items and experiences in our live and silent auctions. Every donation helps empower local families to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. $45 per person or $250 for a table of six Sponsor a table for $500 and get premier seating and event recognition! To reserve seats and submit attendee names, call the office at 308-385-5510 or email information to Please RSVP by February 4. Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Today! Tickets are on sale now at the Habitat office for a one week resort stay including $1,000 cash, donated in part by Kevin Hiegel! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. The drawing will be held at the Hard Hats & Heels event. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said…”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”.

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on
Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website:
along with other merchandise such as Heads & Tails Beads, Donation Drawing Tickets, Sponsorships, a Teacher Ticket, and new this year a Personal Runner (a student to check on and bid on your silent auction items for you). You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email
We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

Become An Apprentice Trainer
Share Christ’s Love!
LCC is working through Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island, To provide training of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to indviduals and families who are suffering pain or loss. K-9 Comfort Dogs respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach we need volunteers who can donate time and energy to train our precious golden retrievers who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousand of lives!
If you would like to learn how to become an apprentice trainer, email: Don Moeller or Megan
“I tell you the truth,” he continued, “no prophet is
accepted in his hometown.” Luke 4:24

Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 1:4–10

4Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.” 9Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:31b—13:13

I will show you a still more excellent way. 1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Holy Gospel Luke 4:31–44

31[Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34“Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region. 38And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them. 40Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. 42And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.



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