Announcements and Readings for the week of Aug. 25, 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 Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Katie Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Kendal Knuth
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Donna Schultz
Ushers Dick Hadenfeldt / Jamie Hadenfeldt


Nathan & Jaci Knuth 8/29 (21)
Robert & Kristin Schultz 8/29 (27)
Harold & Holly Plejdrup Jr. 8/30 (33)


Lois Neppl 8/25
Colt Hadenfeldt 8/27    Berkley Strode 8/28
Aubrey Reynolds 8/29
Seth Reynolds 8/29
Jeffrey Hadenfeldt 8/30
Carolyn Visser 8/31

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
July 28 64 1
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8
August 18 95 3

• Prayers for Maximillian Echtenkamp, infant son of Tim & Brit Echtenkamp.
• 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 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

No Adult BS, please come Enjoy activities with the SS Children
ABC - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Potluck Dinner (Church Fellowship Hall immediately following worship)
New Member Classes 1 pm 

Monday Aug 26
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday Aug 27
Junk Jaunt Mtg. 6pm
Wednesday Aug 28
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Parent & Student Orientation Mtg. 5:30 pm
Thursday Aug 29
Friday Aug 30
Saturday Aug 31

Sunday, Sept 1 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Prov. 25:2–10, Psalm 131
Heb. 13:1–17, Luke 14:1–14

Adult Bible Study 9 am
 Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
New Member Classes 1 pm 

NE State Fair Friday August 23 – Monday September 2, 2019
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
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept 21
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!!

CPH – 2019 Fall Bible Sale

Save up to 33% on the new & most popular Bibles and Companion Books. See the poster by the office or go to

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!

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 66:18–23

18“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, 19and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations. 20And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD. 21And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD. 22“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain. 23From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the LORD.”

Epistle: Hebrews Hebrews 12:4–29

4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” 7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 12Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. 14Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; 16that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. 18For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest 19and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. 20For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” 21Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” 22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. 26At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29for our God is a consuming fire.

Holy Gospel Luke 13:22–30

22[Jesus] went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. 29And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

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