Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 6, 2019

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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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 1/6/2019

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 12-23 118 10
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1

Our Offerings Sunday 12/30
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,640.00
Mission Fund $130.00
Debt Fund (1st Sun special offering) .$.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (Men BS & SS) $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg who underwent hip replacement surgery in Kearney on Friday January 4.

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
Les & Deb Hargens – Jan. 7 (47)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Kurt Harders – Jan. 6, Heath Hadenfeldt – Jan. 7
Jim Janda – Jan. 7, Catherine Garrett – Jan. 10, Emily Serr – Jan. 10

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, Jan. 6 – Epiphany
Is. 60:1–6, Psalm 72:1–11(12–15)
Eph. 3:1–12, Matt. 2:1–12

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

Monday Jan. 7
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm

Tuesday Jan. 8

Wednesday Jan. 9

Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm

Thursday Jan. 10
Moses Mtg. at Shawn & Nancy’s Harders 7 pm

Friday Jan. 11

Saturday Jan. 12

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

SAVE the DATE
Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 Jan. 20
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
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.

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.

Thanks to everyone who donated money toward the youth gathering. We had a blast. We all really appreciated the donations. Ethan Reynolds
Thank you for supporting the middle-schoolers on our trip to Omaha for the Youth gathering. We were able to show our different personalities by taking off our masks and to show our love for Christ. We also now know that Jesus loves us for who we are and not who we think we could be. Kendal Knuth

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!

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 60:1–6

1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. 5Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 6A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.

Epistle Ephesians – 3:1–12

1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

Holy Gospel – Matthew 2:1–12

1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: 6“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

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