Announcements and Readings for the week of May 26, 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
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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 2019
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.

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 Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Kendal / Cole
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Volunteer Needed

Tim & Peg Lemburg – 5/26 (Happy ♥ 40th Ann.)
Sara & Alvin Mayes – 5/26 (1)
Jim & Donna Schultz – 5/27 (52)
Jerry & Barb Meyer – 5/29 (53)
Steven & Cynthia Hansen – 5/31 (44)
Jose & Laurie Ocana – 6/1 (17)

Ethan Reynolds – 5/26
Keith Harders – 5/28
Deb Weber – 5/28
Steve Schroeder – 6/1

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
April 28 87 4
May 5 72 2
May 12 112 5
May 19 81 1

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 Fran Harders Recovering from surgery, Lung cancer.

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 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
Monday May 27 – Memorial Day
ABC & Church Office Closed for the Holiday
Tuesday May 28 VBS 9 – Noon
Wednesday May 29 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
VBS 9 – Noon
Thursday May 30 VBS 9 – Noon
Friday May 31
VBS 9 – 12:30 pm (Lunch served to VBS Students)
VBS Program 12:30 pm EVERYONE is INVITED!
Saturday June 1
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest

Sunday, June 2 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:12–26, Psalm 133
Rev. 22:1–6, (7–11) 12–20, John 17:20–26
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Dannebrog Grundlovsfest

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4
Cairo Cornstalk Festival June 7-8
HFH House 100 Dedication & Open House 2106 Nelson Lane June 8
HLHS Heartland Salute Concert and Car Show June 8
Fellowship Game Day/Potluck lunch Following church June 23
HLHS Golf Scramble July 28

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.

Heartland Salute Concert and Car Show Will take place on Saturday, June 8. You can purchase tickets on the HLHS Website. Proceeds benefit Military and Veterans Services. Luke Mills and the Highway Drifters will perform again this year, with Dane Louis opening.

The Heartland Lutheran Golf Scramble will take place on Sunday, July 28 at Indianhead Golf Club. Further details will be forthcoming. Beginning Monday, May 20, Summer office hours will be Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm or by appointment

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
Tues – Thurs 9 am – Noon;
Fri 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 SO MUCH MORE! 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
Contact Taryn Wright if you wish to Volunteer!

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!
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!!

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:

Mark Your Calendars
Fellowship Game Day
Sunday June 23 following worship. Bring potluck and your favorite game to share.

First Reading: Acts 16:9–15 Acts 16:9–15

9A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 11So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

Epistle: Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27 Revelation 21:9–14, 21–27

9Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. . . .21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass. 22And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Holy Gospel John 5:1–9

1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.

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