Announcements and Readings for the week of Feb. 24, 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 24th, 2019 – 7th 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
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Garen Spatz / Tim Lemburg
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Donna Schultz
Moses Kim Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Cole Callahan Family
**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 1-27 87 2
Sunday 2-3 90 2
Sunday 2-10 101 4
Sunday 2-17 90 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/17-no count
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $.00
Mission Fund $.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $.00
Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes Go To (1) General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Go To (3) Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Go To (4) Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Go To (3) Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes
Go To (1) General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes
Go To (3) Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (1) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Go To (5) Special Missions
Sunday School (Envelope #200) Go To (2) Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings (Envelope #10,000) Go To (2) Special Gifts

Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett, in your prayers. Flora has been diagnosed with bone
cancer and will begin treatments soon.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Brian & SiAra Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (18), Dave & Barb Rasmussen – Feb. 25 (46)
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Kayla Becker – Feb. 24, Brian Hansen – Feb. 24, Victoria Schnase – Feb. 25
Karen Hadenfeldt – Feb. 27, Laurie Ocana – Feb. 27, Morgan Dibbern – Feb. 28, McLain Adams – Feb. 29

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. 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

**For Cole’s Confirmation Service Project, he is raising funds for the Cairo Food Pantry. Please bring a canned good for your Sunday Morning Fellowship Donation. Or if you prefer to donate monetarily, Cole will use the funds to purchase canned goods. All will be delivered to the Cairo Food Pantry. Every little bit helps…. your donations will be greatly appreciated!
HLHS Representatives & Choir Visit 9:30 am
Worship (Choir & SS Children Sing)
Potluck & Game Day Following Church 11:30 am
Monday Feb. 25
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Feb. 26
Wednesday Feb. 27
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
HLHS Chapel 9:15 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Feb. 28
Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon
Friday March 1
Saturday March 2

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 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… ”Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

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

Responsive Psalm Psalm 103:6–13
P 6The LORD works righteousness
C and justice for all who are oppressed.
P 7He made known his ways to Moses,
C his acts to the people of Israel.
P 8The LORD is merciful and gracious,
C slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
P 9He will not always chide,
C nor will he keep his anger forever.
P 10He does not deal with us according to our sins,
C nor repay us according to our iniquities.
P 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
C so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
P 12as far as the east is from the west,
C so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
P 13As a father shows compassion to his children,
C so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

Old Testament Reading Genesis 45:3–15

3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 4So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. 10You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’ 12And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here.” 14Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.

Epistle 1 Corinthians 15:21–26, 30–42

21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 30Why am I in danger every hour? 31I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 34Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 35But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.

Holy Gospel Luke 6:27–38

27[Jesus said:] “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

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