Announcements and Readings for the week of May 5th, 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 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589
nancyharders@gmail.com

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Moses Comfort Dog
All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites
www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
www.allbelongtochristd.wixsite.com

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 Ethan Reynolds
Ushers Rick Leth / Larry Jensen
Usher Helpers Ryan / Lily
Altar Julie Dibbern
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Karen / Joan)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Adam & Sara Bierhaus – May 5 (12)
Scott & Jenny Reynolds – May 5 (18)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Cole Callahan – May 5
Garrett Teichmeier – May 5, Chris Visser – May 5
Bill Garrett – May 7, Taryn Wright – May 7
Roger Adams – May 8, Tyler Sokol – May 8
Hunter Deines – May 9, Heather Lemburg – May 9
Stephanie Frankforter – May 10, Olivia Harders – May 11

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Maundy Thursday 54 4
Good Friday 67 10
Easter Sunrise 120 18
April 28 Sorry no count, watch for this info. in next week’s bulletin 😊

Our Offerings Sunday 4/28
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,070.00
Mission Fund $172.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $6.00

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 THIS WEEK
• Prayers for Dan Dibbern rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Ben Shimek, great nephew of Jan Hadenfeldt, recovering from open heart surgery.

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 iamwings@msn.com

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 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 (Karen / Joan) Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am
Monday May 6
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday May 7
New Hope School Devotions 8:10 am
Wednesday May 8
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
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday May 9
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Comfort Dog Mtg. 7 pm at Shawn & Nancy’s
Friday May 10

Saturday May 11

Sunday, May 12 – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 20:17–35 Psalm 23
Rev. 7:9–17 John 10:22–30
Happy Mother’s Day
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Fellowship 10 am
Worship (SS ♫Choir Sings during Worship) 10:30 am

VOLUNTEERS Needed for Coffee Fellowship May 19 & 26

SAVE the DATE
Vacation Bible School May 28-31
EVERYONE is INVITED To the VBS Program Friday May 31
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day June 4

Thank You to EVERYONE who Gave during the GO BIG GIVE day.
Everyone from the Cairo Community Foundation to New Hope School & Heartland Lutheran High School and from All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool, we are so very grateful for the great community we live in and the generous donations received during this event.

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

CENTURA PTO – 1st Annual COLOR RUN!
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.

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
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 christcairo@gmail.com.
Volunteers are still needed
PLEASE contact Taryn Wright
if you are able to help. THANK YOU!
Feed My Sheep
John 21:15-19

First Reading Acts 9:1–22

1But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 10Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22But Saul increased all the more in strength and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

Epistle Revelation 5:1–14

1Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” 11Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Holy Gospel John 21:1–19

1After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. 9When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. 15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19(This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

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