Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 5, 2020

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 –
Robin Seim – Director
(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 Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Carlie Sokol
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid
Altar Julie Dibbern
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt


Leslie & Deborah Hargens 1/7/1972 (48)


Kreytan Bloomquist – Dec. 29
Charlene Lemburg – Jan. 1
Todd Bredthauer – Jan. 3
Angeline Dibbern – Jan. 4 
Brian Reimers - Jan. 4
Kurt Harders - Jan. 6
Heath Hadenfeldt - Jan. 7
James Janda - Jan. 7
Catherine Garrett - Jan. 10
Emily Serr - Jan. 10

Our Attendance Members Visitors
Weds Dec. 11 49 0
Dec. 15 110 1
Weds Dec. 18 26 0
Dec. 22 88 6

Our Offerings Sun. 12/22
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,720.00
Mission Fund $1,148.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS-$8/Candy- $20) $28.00

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
We met our 2019 Mission budget with $105.83 left over.
There might be more, but the December 18 Advent service does not appear to be deposited yet.


Prayers of Thanksgiving for Randy White (Bill & Shari Hadenfeldt’s son in-law) Has been diagnosed cancer free.
Prayers for Jan Leth, recovering from gallbladder surgery.
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, recovering at home from open-heart surgery

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Susie Larson, Long time Cairo Resident
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’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, Jan. 5 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas
1 Kings 3:4–15, Psalm 119:97–104
Eph. 1:3–14, Luke 2:40–52

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion Choir ♫ 10:30 am

Monday Jan. 6
The Epiphany of Our Lord
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday Jan. 7

Wednesday Jan. 8
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 9
Moses to GI
(Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday Jan. 10

Saturday Jan. 11

Sunday, Jan. 12 – The Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 42:1–9, Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11, Matt. 3:13–17

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Installation of Officers Sunday Jan. 12 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Pastor Winkel Mtg. at Cairo (9-3) Jan. 13
Dibbern Baby Shower Jan. 18
Estate Planning / Charitable Gifting Mtg. at HLHS, Jan. 19
Entrepreneurs Class – Knuth/Reynolds Jan. 25
Chancel Mtg. Jan. 2
Elder Mtg. Jan. 27
Wives of Pastors Retreat Peace GI Jan. 31/Feb. 1
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News

Mr. Craig Stirtz, LCMS Foundation and Gift Planning Director for the LCMS Nebraska District Office, will be presenting an Estate Planning and Charitable Gifting program on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Heartland Lutheran High School, 3900 W. Husker Highway, Grand Island. All are encouraged to attend, particularly those who are interested in gifting to the HLHS “Abounding in Thanksgiving” capital campaign. For more information, contact Dennis McCarty, HLHS Campaign Co-Chair, 308-390-2529.

What is “The Epiphany of Our Lord”?
The word “epiphany” (pronounced ee-PIF-uh-nee) comes fro
the Greek word meaning “manifestation.” Jesus was made
known to all people simply by being born. If we had been alive back then, we could have actually reached out and touched Jesus! He was real, and the evidence was in His birth!

Why do we celebrate Epiphany?
Epiphany is the third part of the Christmas season. During this special season in the Church Year, we remember the visit of the Wise Men. Traditionally, this visit is celebrated on Jan. 6. Epiphany also brings to mind many other important events in Jesus’ life. For example, we remember Jesus’ Baptism, the star that guided the Wise Men, and most importantly, His birth! Wow! There sure is a lot happening after Christmas!

Old Testament Reading 1 Kings 3:4–15

4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” 6And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. 7And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. 8And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. 9Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” 10It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. 13I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. 14And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” 15And Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. Then he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.

Epistle Ephesians 1:3–14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Holy Gospel Matthew 2:13–15 & Luke 2:45–51

13Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

Luke 2:45–51
45and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

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