Announcements and Readings for the Week of Feb. 17, 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 17th, 2019 – 6th 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 –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(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)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites

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
Music Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship ABC

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-20 102 1
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4

Our Offerings Sunday 2/10
Building Fund $30.00
General Fund $2,470.00
Mission Fund $179.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $28.25

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)


Lee Echtenkamp – Feb. 18, Ryan Dibbern – Feb. 20
Dave Rasmussen – Feb. 20, Lynda Sundberg – Feb. 20, Tara Janda – Feb. 23

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 Church Box

Sunday, Feb. 17 –6th Sun. after Epiphany
Jer. 17:5–8, Psalm 1 1
Cor. 15:(1–11) 12–20, Luke 6:17–26

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

Monday Feb. 18
All Day Sewing 9 am
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday Feb. 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 21
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)
Moses Group Mtg. W/Puppy Training 7 pm
Friday Feb. 22
Saturday Feb. 23
New Hope Spaghetti Feed & Auction 5-8:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 24 –7th Sun. after Epiphany
Gen. 45:3–15, Psalm 103:1– 13
1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42, Luke 6:27–38

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Cole Callahan Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/HLHS Visitors 10:30 am
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am

SAVE the DATE GriefShare at Trinity Lutheran GI Feb. 28
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 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

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

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

Yellowstone Creation Adventure Tour
Sept. 5-11, 2019, Yellowstone National Park & Old Faithful Christian Ranch. Join Experienced creation teachers, including Dave and Mary Jo Nuttig, on this creation based bus tour of Yellowstone Nationa Park. For more information see the poster on the bulletin board or call Kris Hickey at 308-390-5113 by March 1st to register for this faith building adventure! Space is limited email Kris at for more information.

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

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: 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.

Luther’s Life
Luther Said… “Forgiveness is God’s command.”

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

Grief Share – 13 week grief support group – Thursdays
Beginning Feb. 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church – 212 W 12th Str. G.I. NE. 308-382-0753 –
Help and ecourage after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Flooring
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Jeremiah 17:5–8

5Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 7“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. 8He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:12–20

12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:17–26

17[Jesus] came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all. 20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

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