Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept. 1, 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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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 Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie H/Kendal K
Elders Richard Hadenfeldt/Brent Gascho
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Karen & Joan)
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Ushers Craig Harders & Ron Schultz


Jeffrey & Fusako Hadenfeldt 9/1 (35)
Samuel & Sharon Dibbern 9/3 (3)
Bill & Sharise Hadenfeldt 9/4 (43)


Jackson Bierhaus 9/3
Jeffrey Campbell 9/5
McKensey Dibbern 9/5
Tim Dibbern 9/5
Mason Janda 9/6

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
August 4 76 1
August 11 84 8
August 18 95 3
August 25 104 4

Our Offerings Sunday 8/25
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,001.00
Mission Fund $123.01
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $ $37.00

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 Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for the Family and Friends of Lowell Kohtz, Gerry Kohtz father, Lowell passed away Friday, Aug. 23 at the Central NE Veterans Home in Kearney. Funeral Services were Weds. Aug. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in GI. The flowers on the altar are in Memory of Lowell.

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
• Barb Meyer

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, 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
 Ladies Aid (Karen & Joan) - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday Sept 2
Labor Day
Tuesday Sept 3

Wednesday Sept 4
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
Thursday Sept 5
Moses to Ravenna
Little Jays Daycare, Good Sam & Seneca
Friday Sept 6

Saturday Sept 7

Sunday, Sept 8 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 1
Philemon 1–21, Luke 14:25–35

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Community Event Kevin & Heidi Cheng Piano/Violin 

Concert at Cairo Community Ctr. 6 pm

Election of Officers & Budget Mtg. Sept 16
7 & 8 gr. Weds Eve. Confirmation Class Begins Sept. 18
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept 21
Ladies Aid Burrito Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday Sept. 22
Fall Begins Sept 23
Junk Jaunt Food/Sales Fundraiser Sept. 26-28
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 pm Dec 5
Breakfast with Santa in Cairo 9 – 11 am Dec. 7

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

DENIM DRIVE for Hope Harbor
Maurices is holding a denim drive Aug 26 – Sept 9 and will be accepting donations of gently used women’s jeans. This year we will be taking our donations to Hope Harbor for women in need in our local area. Donations can be dropped off at the Maurices located in the Conestoga Mall. You are also more than welcome to bring them to the church office, and I will pick them up there. Thank you so much! Kristen Harders

Habitat for Humanity Needs a Volunteer
The Habitat for Humanity is looking for a volunteer from our church to help pick up the aluminum cans from the Pump and Pantry in Cairo and the Wood River United Methodist Church. This volunteer would need to take them to Kramer’s Auto Parts and Iron Co. 3405 N US Hwy 281, Grand Island NE. If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact Megan at Habitat for Humanity (308) 385-5510.

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
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!

Ladies Aid/Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast during fellowship time on 9/22. The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Do you love shooting? Are you registered for this fantastic event?
As Nebraskans we realize there is a greater need than ever to show support to organizations that promote and defend the most basic of all human rights, the right to life, from conception to natural death. We are proud to support pro-life organizations and their efforts to promote life throughout the state. As outdoorsmen and women, we have a special appreciation for the gift of life and ask that you consider joining us in supporting this great cause. Join us at this year’s 2019 SHOOT4LIFE!!

Kevin & Heidi Cheng
Piano / Violin Concert
Sunday, September 8th
6 p.m. @ Cairo Community Center
Featuring classical, sacred, popular, western (John Denver), and blue grass gospel music. Free will Offering

Old Testament Reading Proverbs 25:2–10

2It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. 3As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; 5take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. 6Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great, 7for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen 8do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? 9Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, 10lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.

Epistle Hebrews 13:1–17

1Let brotherly love continue. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” 7Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. 17Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Holy Gospel Luke 14:1–14

1One Sabbath, when [Jesus] went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” 6And they could not reply to these things. 7Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

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