Announcements and Readings for the week of March 8, 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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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 Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie Hadenfeldt / Kendal Knuth
Moses Nathan Knuth
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Joshua Harders / Ted Dibbern



Nicole Dibbern – March 8
Gordon Bredthauer – March 9
Leslie Hargens – March 11
Barb Teichmeier – March 12
Mark Rasmussen – March 14

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Feb. 23 79 0
Weds. Feb. 26 88 1
March 1 92 0
Weds. March 4 53 0


 Prayers for the safe return of our youth and youth leaders from their trip to South Dakota skiing.

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.

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, March 8 – Second Sunday in Lent
Gen. 12:1–9, Psalm 121
Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17, John 3:1–17

Friends from Ellsworth Kansas visit regarding LCC 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Monday March 9 Pastor WINKEL Mtg. 9 am – 3 pm
M & M Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday March 10
Wednesday March 11 Men’s Breakfast BS 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 Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
M&M Board Breakfast Lent Supper 6 pm
All donations will go towards the Building Fund for New Windows.
Lent Worship 7 pm

Thursday March 12 Moses to GI
Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square
Friday March 13 HLHS Musical
Saturday March 14 HLHS Musical

Sunday, March 15 – Third Sunday in Lent
Ex.17:1–7, Psalm 95:1–9
Rom. 5:1–8, John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Roast Beef Dinner The Gathering Place 11 – 1 pm
Cairo Senior Ctr.

SAVE the DATE Moses Basket Auction March 8 – April 12
Moses to Visit Centura March 20
ABC Deliver Butter Braid Sales Mon. March 23
The Gathering Place (Cairo Sr. Ctr.) BINGO Night March 23
Supper 5-7 Bingo 6-8
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
MAN FEST 2020 Peace GI Sun. March 29
Gospel Hymn Sing Sunday 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
HFH Build – Pour Cement in GI April 18
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

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 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 or you may also call Pastor Mike Reiners at 308-380-8145

Heartland Lutheran H.S – RED & BLUE
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! Red and Blue Ticket Purchase deadline is MARCH 20. Red and Blue, HLHS’s annual banquet and auction, is Saturday, March 28 at Riverside Country Club. Doors open at 4:30, with silent auction, and dinner at 6pm. Our website is ready for you to purchase tickets, sponsorships, and other extras online: Tickets may also be purchased through the school office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you have questions, please call or email Tim Leech at

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. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to 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.

HLHS School Musical – You are invited to join us for an evening of monstrous fun as we step back in time to the era of the classic monster movies with our show, “I’m Sorry, the Bridge is Out. You’ll Have to Spend the Night.” If you liked watching Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, or Vincent Price terrify moviegoers as Dracula, the Mummy, or the Wolfman, you’ll love seeing the classic villains of yesteryear reunite to plot the demise of the unfortunate young couple whose car has broken down in front of Dr. Frankenstein’s castle. However, the only shrieks in this musical comedy will be shrieks of laughter as the villains stumble over one another trying to be the one to do in our hapless heroes. Shows are March 13 & 14 at 7:00 p.m. Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for school-age children and may be purchased at the door.

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 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!

Volunteers needed for the Habitat For Humanity Build on April 18 (8am-Noonish) They will be pouring walls for the crawlspace, it will be a half day. The address is 2086 Nelson Lane. It may not be on google maps yet, but it is in the development that they started building on last year right off Capital Ave. HFH will not be working on March 28. If you would like to help please contact Lee Echtenkamp 308-850-8816.

A special Thank You to all who supported the Ladies Aid Soup Supper on Ash Wednesday. We collected $755.60 and with the Ladies Aid Match a total of $1000.00 will be sent to the Jeff Bexton family to help them through ongoing medical treatments.

The Ladies Aid would like to Thank You for supporting our Breakfast Burritos Fund Raiser. We collected a total of $1251.00 which will go toward our churches yearly assessment to Heartland Lutheran HS.

Responsive Psalm Psalm 121
P 1I lift up my eyes to the hills.
C From where does my help come?
P 2My help comes from the LORD,
C who made heaven and earth.
P 3He will not let your foot be moved;
C he who keeps you will not slumber.
P 4Behold, he who keeps Israel
C will neither slumber nor sleep.
P 5The LORD is your keeper;
C the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
P 6The sun shall not strike you by day,
C nor the moon by night.
P 7The LORD will keep you from all evil;
C he will keep your life.
P 8The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in
C from this time forth and forevermore.

Old Testament Reading Genesis 12:1–9

1The LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” 4So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, 6Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So, he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 8From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD. 9And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

Epistle Romans 4:1–8, 13–17

1What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5And to the one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” 13For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null, and the promise is void. 15For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression. 16That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 17as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Holy Gospel John 3:1–17

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So, it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe; how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

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