Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 18, 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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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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CLC / All Belong to Christ Websites

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mailboxes 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 Daycare & 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 Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Elders Tim Lemburg / Dick Hadenfeldt
Moses Lisa Wright
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar Donna Schultz
Ushers Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt


Richard & Beverly Gilbert Aug. 20 (37)
Wayne & Julie Whitefoot Aug. 20 (19)
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen Aug. 24 (6)


Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18
Ryan Harders – Aug. 18
Paisley Weber – Aug. 18
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20
Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cindy Hansen – Aug. 22
Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
July 21 78 1
July 28 64 1
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8

• Prayers for Maximillian Echtenkamp, infant son of Tim & Brit Echtenkamp.
• Prayers for Kassidy Quandt granddaughter of Garen and Laura Spatz, following back surgery.
• Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Aug 18 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Jer. 23:16–29, Psalm 119:81–88
Heb. 11:17–31(32–40); 12:1–3, Luke 12:49–53(54–56)
Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm
Monday Aug 19
Nominating Committee M&M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Aug 20
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5:30 pm
Wednesday Aug 21
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town 3 pm
Thursday Aug 22
Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon
Friday Aug 23
Saturday Aug 24 Lexi Bloomquist Baby Shower

Sunday, Aug 25 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Is. 66:18–23, Psalm 50:1–15
Heb.12:4–24(25–29), Luke 13:22–30
Everyone Is Invited to Join Us for Sunday School RALLY DAY!
9am Children’s Activities / Potluck Dinner following Worship
Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC – Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm

Elder Mtg. Aug. 26
Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm Aug. 28
Sunday School Classes Begin 9 am Sept.8
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin Concert at
Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm Sept 8
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28

Orphan Grain Train Donations may be left in Jenny Reynolds Sunday School Room. Please see the sign by the office of what they will take.

Save the Date Junk Jaunt – September 26-28


Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt Committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.

We need…

 Pie bakers
 Kitchen help
 Packing lunch sacks
 Set up workers
 Cleanup workers
 Servers during busy meal hours

Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fund raiser!!

Heartland Lutheran
H.S. News

Heartland Lutheran High School State Fair Pie Booth Help Needed!
Every year we run the Village Pie Maker food booth in the 5 Points Bank Arena at the State Fair. However, we cannot do it without your help. If you would like to be part of a fun, fast paced environment for a few hours while supporting HLHS, we would love to have you. The dates are August 23 through September 2. Please call the school office at (308) 385-3900 with a time or times that work for you, or sign up online at by following this link:

HLHS Golf Scramble Rescheduled to Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. If you originally signed up or sponsored the originally scheduled July scramble, we will carry your spot over to September 21. If you haven’t signed up or sponsored due to a conflict, you can do so through the school office 308-385-3900 or the HLHS school website: Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Readings from Holy Scripture
Old Testament Jeremiah 23:16–29

16Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. 17They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’” 18For who among them has stood in the council of the LORD to see and to hear his word, or who has paid attention to his word and listened? 19Behold, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. 20The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly. 21“I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. 22But if they had stood in my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their deeds. 23“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. 25I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, 27who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? 28Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. 29Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”

Epistle Hebrews 11:17–31; 12:1–3

17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, 18of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 19He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. 20By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 21By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. 22By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. 23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. 24By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. 29By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Holy Gospel Luke 12:49–56

49[Jesus said:] “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” 54He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

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