Announcements and Readings for the week of May 19, 2019

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

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
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 Lily Campbell
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Katie/Kendal
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Lisa Wright
Elders Rob Schultz/Tim Lemburg
Coffee Fellowship

Doug & Angie Meyer – May 25 (23)

Brianna Deines – May 19
Vickie Lemburg – May 19
Jessica Marsh – May 19
Adam Bierhause – May 23
Liona Kenney – May 23
Morgan Janda – May 24
Lauren Lemburg – May 24
Lynn Sundberg – May 25

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Easter Sunrise 120 18
April 28 87 4
May 5 72 2
May 12 112 5

Our Offerings Sunday 5/12
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,530.00
Mission Fund $112.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School & Men’s Breakfast) $53.00

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 all this Armed Forces Sunday.

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, May 19 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1–18 Psalm 148
Rev. 21:1–7 John 16:12–22 or John 13:31–35

Adult Bible Study 9 am
?? Fellowship 10 am
Worship (♫Choir Sings during Worship) 10:30 am

Monday May 20
ABC Sumer Program Begins
M & M Mtg. 7pm
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday May 21
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday May 22
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Thursday May 23
Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr Noon
Friday May 24

Saturday May 25

Sunday, May 26 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9–15 Psalm 67
Rev. 21:9–14,21–27 John 16:23–33 or John 5:1–9
Adult Bible Study 9 am
?? Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

VOLUNTEERS Needed for Coffee Fellowship May 26

Memorial Day – ABC and Church office closed – May 27
Vacation Bible School May 28-31
EVERYONE is INVITED To the VBS Program Friday May 31
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest June 1-2
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4
Cairo Cornstalk Festival June 7-8

Progressive Agruiclture Safety Day
June 4th Cairo Community Center
Registration begins at 7:30 am. (8 am – 2 pm)
Children K – 6th invited to attend.
Day includes numerous hands on learning sessions focused on auger, gun, knife, weather, truck safety and more. Lunch and snacks plus a t-shirts and goodie bag provided. Registration forms can be picked up at city hall. The cost is $5 per child.

Vacation Bible School
May 28 – 31, 2019
Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – Noon; Friday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Everyone is Invited to Join us for the
VBS Program Friday May 31 at 12:30 pm
Lunch provided on Friday before the program for the children.
Miraculous Mission
Come explore Bible Stories, Take Bible Challeges, Make Crafts, Eat Snacks, Play Games, Sing and
All children age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited to Join US! Registrations are located on the table in the Old Fellowship Hall. Registrations may be returned to the church office, you may also email all information to the church
Volunteers are still needed
PLEASE contact Taryn Wright if you are able to help. THANK YOU!

Cornstalk Festival
We are excited to welcome RockIt Event Pros of Kearney to the Kids’ Activities at the Pool Park this year!!! Kids activities will begin at 11 am, following the parade and will feature a Rock Climbing Wall, Gaga Ball Pit, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bouncy House and Tons of Yard Games in our Family Zone! All games are free and will run from 11am-2pm on Saturday, June 8th at the Pool Park.
We are on the hunt for a few good floats (actually, a lot of them!) Do you have what it takes? Start your planning NOW for your team, organization, church, activity or even family float!!! With a theme like “There’s No Place Like Home”, we’re sure your entries will be Somewhere Over the Rainbow! So gather your Munchkins and join us for the Cornstalk Festival Main Street Parade on June 8th! We will be giving prizes for a variety of categories!!

Join us for the 1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands event! Sample great foods from local restaurants, bakers and caterers, and sip on the creations of local wineries, breweries and distilleries while listening to the tunes of local musicians! Profits generated allow for the Cairo Cornstalk Festival activities to continue as well as provide for community improvement projects. Admission for the tasting event is $30 per person and includes a wristband and drink ticket to the Cornstalk Street Dance starting at 9pm with Emmett Bower Band!

Do you have a classic vehicle , unusual vehicle or a vehicle you just want to show off. Join us in Dannebrog June 1st. Parade at 10:00 (check in 8:30) then park on Mill Street and show it off.
Email for entry form:

Cairo News – Cairo Senior Center now offers dailey meals served by the Vault, contact Tracy for to go orders at 485-4634.
Cards every Wednesday at 12:30. There will be NO Sunday dinner the month of May. The Cairo Swimming Pool will open on Monday, May 27th.
ABC NEWS – ABC Daycare will have various summer activities going on this year ranging from space to dinosaurs to camping to under the sea, for a more detailed itinerary contact the daycare or the village office. Rates for full time hildren 5 and older are $125, part time is $100 and the daily rate is $35. Children under the age of 4 will be a rate of $150, The phone number to the daycare is 485-5832, please contact Sarah or Robin with any questions.

Readings from Holy Scripture / 1st Reading Acts 11:1–18

1Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3“You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained it to them in order: 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, something like a great sheet descending, being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to me. 6Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. 7And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven. 11And behold, at that very moment three men arrived at the house in which we were, sent to me from Caesarea. 12And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 13And he told us how he had seen the angel stand in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon who is called Peter; 14he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’ 15As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” 18When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Epistle Ephesians 6:10–20

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holy Gospel John 16:12–22

12[Jesus said:] “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 16“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 24
P: The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
C: the world and those who dwell therein,
P: for he has founded it upon the seas
C: and established it upon the rivers.
P: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
C: And who shall stand in his holy place?
P: He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
C: who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
P: He will receive blessing from the Lord
C: and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
P: Such is the generation of those who seek him,
C: who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
P: Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
C: that the King of glory may come in.
P: Who is this King of glory?
C: The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!
P: Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors,
C: that the King of glory may come in.
ALL: Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!

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