Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 27, 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 27, 2019 – 3rd 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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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 Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal / Cole
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Lisa Wright
Coffee Fellowship Kimberly Dibbern

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2
Sunday 1-13 78 2
Sunday 1-20 102 1

Our Offerings Sunday 1/20
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,581.00
Mission Fund $410.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Sun Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Sunday School) $9.00

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
Prayers for Mark Lemburg, at home recovering from surgery.

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)

Roger & Shirley Adams – Jan. 28 (58), Len & Shari Rathman – Feb. 2 (39)

Lisa Wright – Jan. 28, Jaci Knuth – Jan. 29, Nathan Lemburg – Jan. 29,
Jared Plejdrup – Jan. 29, Chad Schultz – Jan. 29, Cindy Bredthauer – Jan. 31
Joslin Harders – Jan. 31, Darren Adams – Feb. 1, Phil Luhn – Feb. 1

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. 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
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1
HLHS Family Visit Day

Monday Jan. 28
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm

Tuesday Jan. 29

Wednesday Jan. 30
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. 31

Friday Feb. 1

Saturday Feb. 2
Cairo QRT Fundraiser Dueling Pianos

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

Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8
LYF Valentine Banquet Feb. 10
Family Game Day Potluck following Church Feb. 24

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

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…“ God Writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

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

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


Old Testament Reading Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10

1 All the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the LORD had commanded Israel. 2So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month. 3And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. . . .5And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. 6And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. . . .8They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. 9And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. 10Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 12:12–31a

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 27Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31But earnestly desire the higher gifts.

Holy Gospel Luke 4:16–30

16[Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” 23And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.” 24And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30But passing through their midst, he went away.


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