Announcements and Readings for the week of March 1, 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 iamwings@msn.com
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@gmail.com

All Belong to Christ Preschool and Daycare –
Robin Seim – Director
(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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CLC / All Belong to Christ 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 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 David Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Carlie Sokol / Lily Campbell
Elders John Hadenfeldt / Scott Reynolds
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid Breakfast Burritos
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Joshua Harders / Ted Dibbern

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Ron & Dorothy Schultz - March 5, 1983 (37)
Shelby & David Kenney - March 6, 2010 (10)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Brecklynn Schultz – March 3
Jerry Meyer - March 6  
Jeffrey Harders - March 7
Kevin Harders - March 7
Harold Plejdrup Jr. - March 7

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Feb. 9 88 1
Feb. 16 91 1
Feb. 23 79 0
Weds. Feb. 26 88 1

Our Offerings Sun. 2/23//2020

Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,555.00
Mission Fund $90.00
Ash Weds Donations $1,074.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS $ coffee & offerings) $64.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

 Pete Dibbern, recovering following his surgery.  
 Michael Greer from CO., Dick & Jan Hadenfeldt’s son-in-law, following a stroke last week Michael has been diagnosed with cancer. 
 Ann Huffman, Troy Callahan’s mom, Hospitalized last week for Influenza A and recovering now at home. 
 Please keep Family and Friends of Helen Frank, Jan Hadenfeldt’s sister-in-law, Helen from Norfolk passed away on Feb. 26, her funeral will be Monday March 2, 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran, Norfolk NE.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
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
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.
Michael Greer, Dick & Jan Hadenfeldt’s son-in-law

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 Mailbox

Sunday, March 1 – First Sunday in Lent
Gen. 3:1–21, Psalm 32:1–7
Rom. 5:12–19, Matt. 4:1–11

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am

Breakfast Burrito’s – Ladies Aid Fundraiser for HLHS Assessment
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday March 2
Pastor LLC Coaching 1:45 pm
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday March 3
Wednesday March 4 Men’s Bible Study 8 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 Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Chancel Guild Lent Supper 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm

Thursday March 5 Moses to Ravenna
Little Jays Daycare, Good Sam, Seneca
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Daylight Savings Time Begins
2 a.m. Sunday Morning SPRING Forward

Sunday, March 8 – Second Sunday in Lent
Gen. 12:1–9, Psalm 121
Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17, John 3:1–17
Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
New Hope School DECLUTTER Fundraiser Ends March 6
M & M Mtg. March 9
Moses Silent Easter Basket Auction March 8 – April 12
ABC Deliver Butter Braid Sales Mon. March 23
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
MAN FEST 2020 Peace GI Sun. March 29
Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31
Project Hunger Easter Basket Extravaganza April 4
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser
The Ladies Aid will be serving Breakfast burritos during Fellowship on Sunday March 1st. All donations will be given to the HLHS Yearly Assestment. Take out orders will be available contact Angie Meyer at 308-383-5469

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the…
8th Annual Silent Easter Basket Auction to benefit the ministry. Funds raised will be used to cover travel expenses for local, regional and national deployments. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, March 8. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 29. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 12), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church. Some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Medina Street Vault and Pathway Bank in Cairo from April 6 – 11. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” In addition to traveling with other LCC comfort dogs to provide comfort in crisis situations, Moses and his team attend funeral visitations and visit hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools and local events. The team appreciates the continued support of the Christ Lutheran Church family.

March 4 Chancel Guild – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 11 M &M Com. – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Stained Glass Window Fundraiser – Weds Lent Worship 7 pm
March 18 Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 25 Bredthauer & Dibbern – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 1 ABC (Easter Egg Hunt) Lenten Pulled Pork Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 5 Palm Sunday / Confirmation (Comm.) 10:30 am
Ladies Aid Cake Coffee Fellowship
April 9 Maunday Thursday (Comm.) Worship 7 pm
April 10 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 12 Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast Following Worship

Man Feast 2020
Peace Lutheran, GI; Sun. March 29
Tickets $25 a meal of smoked ribs, speaker Danny Woodhead, North Platte native, NCAA Division II running back at Chadron State, he played 10 seasons in the NFL including a 2011 Super Bowl apperance, Christian man, husband and father of 4 with a powerful story to tell, and fellowship with 500 guys. Doors open at 5pm; Event begins at 5:30 pm and will end around 8:30 pm. Tickets may be ordered at www.peacegi.org or tinyurl.com/ManFeast2020 you may also call Pastor Mike Reiners at 308-380-8145

Heartland Lutheran H.S
RED & BLUE 2020
Sat. March 28 – Riverside Golf Club, GI
Our evening this year will include a Social Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Games, Dinner, Live Auction, Drinks, and More! You will not want to miss such a great evening giving to a great cause, so mark March 28 on your calendars now!

Thrivent Choice Dollars
Expire Tues., March 31
Attention Thrivent Members – Please direct your Thrivent Choice Dollar to Heartland Lutheran High School before they expire on March 31, 2020. This does not cost you anything but your time. You must renew the distribution of your Choice Dollars every year. Your choice of HLHS in a prior year does not carry over. Last year we received over $11,000 from Thrivent due to members choosing HLHS. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to www.thriventchoice.com or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “choice dollars” when asked. Thank you for choosing HLHS when making your Choice Dollars donation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Advancement: Karl Bergdolt.

Project Hunger
24th Annual “Easter Basket Extravaganza”
A Silent Auction Sat., April 4, 2020
Baskets will be displayed at the Conestoga Mall
Proceeds from the “Easter Basket Estravaganza” stay in our community to help stock the Community Food Pantry, and provide food for the Food Bucks Program, Salvation Army Kitchen, Hope Harbor, Department of Health & Human Services Gap Program, Food for Thought Program, Crossroads Rescue Mission, and Project Hunger’s Gathering Table Feeding program. Sponsored by Project Hunger http://www.projecthunger.org
Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m.
Final Bids at 3:00 p.m.
There will be a buy it now option to avoid the wait!

Responsive Psalm Psalm 32:1–7

P 1Blessèd is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
C whose sin is covered.
P 2Blessèd is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
C and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
P 3For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
C through my groaning all day long.
P 4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
C my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
P 5I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity.
C I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.
P 6Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
C surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.
P 7You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble;
C you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

Old Testament Reading Genesis 3:1–21

1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. 15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” 16To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” 17And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” 20The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

Epistle Romans 5:12–19

12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 15But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 16And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. 17If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

Holy Gospel Matthew 4:1–11

1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ And “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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