Announcements and Readings for the week of March 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 March 17th, 2019 – Second 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
Music Kimberly Dibbern & Steve Hansen
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/3 47 3
Weds. 3/6 50 5
Sunday 3/10 82 6
Weds. 3/13 47 1

Our Offerings Sunday 3/10
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,310.00
Mission Fund $165.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $4.50

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 rehabilitating in the hospital.
Prayers for Joan Larson recovering at home following surgery.
Prayers for Everett Eugene Harders, Baptized this morning, Parents – Keith & Sheyanne Harders; Sponsors – Kurt & Danielle Harders
Grandparents – Craig & Lora Harders; Great Grandmother – Donna Harders
Prayers for the friends & family of Deb Bergman, Deb passed away last Friday morning after a battle with cancer. Deb was a friend
and groomer to Moses.
Prayers for Friends and Family of Lola Clark, Lola passed away on March 13, her funeral will be here on Tuesday March 19.

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


Rachel Rice – March 21, Tori Strode – March 21, Rose Bredthauer – March 23, Don Schnase – March 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, 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

Monday March 18
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday March 19
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday March 20 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Lent Supper (Junk Jaunt) 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm
Thursday March 21
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm at church
Friday March 22
Saturday March 23
Pastor Brian & Lisa out of Town
HLHS Fundraiser RED/BLUE Auction & Dinner

Sunday, March 24 – 3rd Sunday in Lent
Ezek. 33:7–20, Psalm 85
1 Cor. 10:1–13, Luke 13:1–9

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Cole Callahan & Family 10 am

For his Confirmation Service Project, Cole 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!

Worship with Guest Pastor 10:30 am

Welcome Guest Pastor Volz – “Food for the Poor”

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.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.

Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

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.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.

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

Ash Weds March 6 Thank You Ladies Aid for our Soup Supper
March 13 Thank You Chancel Guild for our Sloppy Jo/Hot Dog Supper
March 20 Junk Jaunt (watch your weekly email for supper menu)
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

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate, please see Donna Schultz.

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

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.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”
Luke 13:34 (NIV)


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

Readings from Holy Scripture / Old Testament Jeremiah 26:8–15

8When Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD. 10When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD. 11Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.” 12Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the LORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.”

Epistle Philippians 3:17—4:1

17Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. 1Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Holy Gospel Luke 13:31–35

31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus], “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 4
P 1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress.
C Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
P 2O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
C How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?
P 3But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;
C the LORD hears when I call to him.
P 4Be angry, and do not sin;
C ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.
P 5Offer right sacrifices,
C and put your trust in the LORD.
P 6There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
C Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”
P 7You have put more joy in my heart
C than they have when their grain and wine abound.
P 8In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
C for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

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