Announcements and Readings for the week of April 28, 2019

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

Sunday April 28th, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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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All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
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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 Kimberly Dibbern
Acolyte Cole Callahan
Ushers Mike Deines / Jerry Teichmeier
Usher Helpers Ethan/Ryan
Altar Laura Spatz / Kimberly Dibbern
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship LYF

Rob & Tammy Serr – May 1 (26)

Tina Dibbern – April 29, John Hadenfeldt – April 29
Jace Campbell – April 30, Kelsey Lemburg – April 30
Silas Marsh – May 1, Andrea Floth – May 2
Alyssa McAfee – May 2

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sunday 4/14 117 29
Maundy Thursday 54 4
Good Friday 67 10
Easter Sunrise 120 18

Our Offerings Sunday 4/21
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,750.00
Mission Fund $183.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $.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 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 Ben Shimek, great nephew of Jan Hadenfeldt, Ben underwent open heart surgery this past week.
• Prayers for our H.S. Seniors graduating from Centura Public Schools on Sat. May 4.
Emily Neppl (Matt & Lois Neppl) & Sydnie Budde (Dennis & Kay Budde)

Suffering from Cancer
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders

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 Mail Box

Sunday, April 28 – 2nd Sun of Easter
Acts 5:12–20, (21–32), Psalm 148
Rev. 1:4–18, John 20:19–31
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
H.S. Senior Recognition Sunday, During Worship
LYF Trash Pick-up following Worship
Meatloaf Dinner at the Cairo Senior Ctr. 11-1
Monday April 29
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday April 30

Wednesday May 1
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday May 2
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday May 3
Reimers Set up for Graduation
Saturday May 4
Centura Graduation 2 pm
Reimers Graduation Reception

Sunday, May 5 – Third S. of Easter
Acts 9:1–22, Psalm 30
Rev. 5:(1–7) 8–14, John 21:1–14 (15–19)
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am

Vacation Bible School May 28-31 Vacation Bible School May 28-31

You Are Invited
A reception to Celebrate Bill & Bree Harders Marriage. Bill & Bree were united in marriage on March 15 in Maui, Hawaii. Please Join them on May 4th, at Babel’s Barn, Wood River NE. 6: 30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. for Dinner, Drinks & Dancing. No Gifts Please

Faith Lutheran, Nysted Spring Tea
You are invited to join the ladies of Faith Lutheran Nysted Ne for their annual Spring Tea Sunday April 28, 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served by Ladies of Faith Lutheran. Come enjoy speaker Barb Sorensen a lifelong Missionary from Dannebrog Ne. speak on “Loving on our strangers” Please bring your Bible.

Cairo Methodist Salad Luncheon
It’s that time of year again! Our annual Salad Luncheon will be held on May 11, at Noon. We are hoping that you can join us for some eating and fellowship. Bring NOTHING But your appetite and other women in your church. If you have more than 5 coming let us know so we have plenty of food.
Hope to see you all very soon.
Contact Neta Dibbern 308-583-0159

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The Moses team would like to thank the congregation and community for their generous bidding on the silent auction Easter basket items. You helped us raise $2750 for the Moses ministry fund. This money helps our handlers with traveling expenses when it is necessary to deploy where we are needed around the country. We appreciate your continued support of the Comfort Dog Ministry!
We still have 6 slots left for our progressive dinner coming up on June 21! Hop in the party bus to tour to a different home for each course of the meal! Have hors d’oeuvres with Pastor & Lisa, salad with Jan & Rick, steaks with Paul & Marilyn and dessert with Kim & Ted, Shawn & Nancy! See a Moses team member for more details and to sign up!

Saturday May 11, 2019
10 a.m. Start
Registration forms are located on the curch bulletin board or you may talk to Sara Bierhaus. PTO is hosting a FUN 2 mile Color walk/run starting at the Cairo pool park, looping around and then ending at the pool park. Lunch may be purchased that day, Sub sandwiches from Kerry’s groceries in Dannebrog.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services 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.

Heartland Lutheran is currently accepting applications to enroll students for the 2019-2020 School Year. Financial aid is available. The deadline for the Marv and Margie Kohler Scholarship for all incoming and returning HLHS students has been extended to Friday, April 26. Applications are available in the school office. Any current high school student who transfers to Heartland Lutheran High School for the 2019-20 Academic Year is eligible for the buy one semester get one semester free for his or her first year. This opportunity has some eligibility issues such as GPA and behavior requirements and is available only to those who transfer in by May 1, 2019. Remember the Lutheran Guarantee to any student coming from a Lutheran grade school or confirmed in a Lutheran Church. This guarantees $1,500 in tuition assistance for his or her freshman year at Heartland Lutheran High School. Red and Blue was another resounding success with total profits falling between $98,000 and 100,000! Thank you to all who helped to make this event go so well by supporting, donating to and attending the event. The Heartland Lutheran High School Spring Music Concert will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend this free event in the high school gymnasium.
Go Big Give is Thursday, May 2. A donation of any amount at any hour that day benefits our foundation and ministry. You can go to or come in to the school office from 8:00am-4:00pm to make a donation. Heartland Lutheran High School would also like to invite you to two events on campus that day: 1) A Special Chapel Service at 9:38am. 2) A Prayer Walk from 8am to 4pm. People who come for the prayer walk should stop in the office first to receive prayer requests. Thank you for keeping our ministry in your prayers and Go Big Give!

GO BIG GIVE Day May 2, 2019

All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool will be having a Lasagna Supper on May 2, 5 – 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Come join us for a free lasagna supper at the childcare center! We will have computers and iPads for individuals to make their donations. We will also have staff there to assist with donations. We hope to see everyone there!

Medina Street Vault on May 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm.
Representatives from Cairo Community Foundation, All Belong to Christ Childcare Center, New Hope Christian School and Centura Educational Foundation will be on site prepared to help you make your charitable gift during Go Big Give. Stop in for coffee leave with a heart full pride in knowing your community grew with your gift. You are invited to New Hope Kid’s Carnival April 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Cairo.

First Reading Acts 5:12–32

12Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. 17But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20“Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” 21And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council and all the senate of Israel and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported, 23“We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.” 24Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. 25And someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.” 26Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people. 27And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Epistle Revelation 1:4–18

4John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. 8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” 9I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” 12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14The hairs of his head were white like wool, as white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Holy Gospel: John 20:19–31 John 20:19–31

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” 24Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” 26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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