Announcements and Readings for the week of March 10th, 2019

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

Sunday March 10th, 2019 – First Sunday in Lent

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 Kendal Knuth
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Cole/Ethan
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship ABC Daycare/Preschool

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5

Our Offerings Sunday 3/03
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $1,462.00
Mission Fund $123.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $164.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts $1.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following hip replacement surgery.
Prayers for Tyler & Ashley Schultz, birth of their daughter Brecklynn Marie, born March 3, Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (16), Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (6)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Les Hargens – March 11, Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14, David Hadenfeldt – March 16

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, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13

**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun.
March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday March 11
Pastor Winkel Mtg.
Tuesday March 12
Wednesday March 13 Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 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
Lent Supper (Chancel Guild Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 14
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday March 15
Saturday March 16
Habitat Build, Footings for Christ Cairo Cancelled due to Frozen Ground
Cairo Vol. Fireman’s Smorgasbord 4:30-8 pm

Sunday, March 17 – 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jer. 26:8–15, Psalm 4
Phil. 3:17—4:1, Luke 13:31–35

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

HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Habitat Build, Christ Cairo Walls, March 30
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.

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

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.

Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm

Weds. Lent Services & Suppers
Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 (Sloppy Joes & Hot Dogs) Chancel Guild
March 20 Junk Jaunt
March 27 (Pulled Pork) Dibbern’s / Bredthauer’s
April 3 Moses Group
April 10 (Spaghetti) ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. 10:30 am – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Village of Cairo News

Cairo Senior Center now offers daily meals served by The Vault, contact Carolyn for to go orders. Menu located on the church bulletin board.
Cards every Wednesday at 12:30 pm

Don’t forget to check out the Little Free Library, located in front of City Hall, we have lots of books inside as well.

Yard waste begins in April and lasts through November, call the village office 485-4400 to have this added to your utility bill, $36 for the season, billed out in May.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday April 13th at Centura Hills with registration beginning at 9:15 am and the hunt beginning at 10 am.

Cairo Spring Clean up Day will be Saturday, April 20th. Trash bins will be provided by Heartland Disposal and a metal bin will be provided by Alter Metal. The location for the cleanup has moved, it is now across the tracks to the south of the ball fields.


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 still looking for donations for Red and Blue 2019, so we have extended the donation deadline to March 15.
If the item will not be ready by that date or will be brought in the day, due to type of item (aka: food or handmade item), please contact the office so we can get the appropriate information from you to include on our auction website.
Thank you for your many contributions to this event, through prayer, donations and ticket purchases! Timothy Leech

Bible Readings

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 26:1–11

1“When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it, 2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name to dwell there. 3And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, ‘I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come into the land that the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.’ 4Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God. 5“And you shall make response before the LORD your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid on us hard labor. 7Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. 8And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. 9And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O LORD, have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the LORD your God and worship before the LORD your God. 11And you shall rejoice in all the good that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you.”

Epistle Romans 10:8b–13

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Holy Gospel Luke 4:1–13

1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’” 9And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ 11and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

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