Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 20, 2019

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

Sunday January 20, 2019 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
(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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Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website
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
Piano & Guitar Kim Dibbern & Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lilly Campbell
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Jan Leth
Elders Rob Schultz / Tim Lemburg
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2

Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis.
Prayers for Sharon Yates, Tina Dibbern’s Aunt,Sharon is struggling with some major health concerns and is
currently in ICU at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Sharon has undergone several surgeries and is expected to have more surgery soon.
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, Mark was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer and will undergo surgery on Jan. 22 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)


Ron Schultz – Jan. 20, Sara Hadenfeldt – Jan. 21, Adelyn Harders – Jan. 22
Ashley Schultz – Jan. 22, Joshua Harders – Jan. 25, Becky Deines – Jan. 26

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, Jan. 20 – 2nd Sun. after Epiphany
Is. 62:1–5; Psalm 128
1 Cor. 12:1–11; John 2:1–11

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1

Monday Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday Jan. 22
Cairo Steering Comm. Mtg. 7 pm

Wednesday Jan. 23
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 Jan. 24

Friday Jan. 25
HLHS Grades 5-8 VISIT Day

Saturday Jan. 26
Ladies Aid Mtg. 9 am

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 3rd Sun. after Epiphany
Neh. 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10; Psalm 19:(1–6) 7–14
1 Cor. 12:12–31a; Luke 4:16–30

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Habitat for Humanity Speaker
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1
HLHS Family Visit Day

Cairo QRT Fundraiser Dueling Pianos Feb 2 Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

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

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

Ladies Aid will meet on Saturday morning, January 26th at 9 am at church.
The meeting will focus on welcoming new members and planning events for the year. All women who are members of the church are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Mary Harders or Barb Teichmeier.

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…“ He who loves not wine, woman and song, remains a fool his whole life long.”

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.
On Monday, January 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The Red Hornet Basketball teams are inviting students in grades 5-11 to join them on
Thursday, January 31 as they welcome Palmer High School to Heartland Lutheran for varsity basketball. Join in on pre-game devotions, strategy, sit behind the bench during the game, enjoy food with the team after the game, and more. Email or call the HLHS office to RSVP for this great event by Monday, January 28. 308-385-3900
Monday (1/14) and Tuesday (1/15) at 6:00 pm The Grand Theater will be offering free showings of the film It Must Make Peace which is focused on Trinity Lutheran graduate Paul Chandler’s work in Mali Africa and using music and traditional dance to help keep peace in an area that is being infiltrated by Radical Islam that outlaws music. The film is made possible by Paul Chandler’s Instruments 4 Africa. The film is 86 minutes long and will be followed by a Q & A with Paul Chandler. This is a great opportunity to see the great work being done by a Grand Island native and a Trinity Lutheran School alum.

Old Testament Isaiah 62:1–5

1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. 2The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. 3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. 5For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

Holy Gospel John 2:1–11

1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.


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