16th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 20,2020

This 16th Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday Sept. 20, 2020. 

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message from this morning. 
https://youtu.be/EPC18BmqluI

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 20 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Isa. 55:6–9, Psalm 27:1–9
Phil. 1:12–14,19–30, Matt. 20:1–16
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr.
Monday Sept. 21
Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7:00 pm
Tuesday Sept. 22
Wednesday Sept. 23 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Sept. 24 JUNK JAUNT Set Up
Friday Sept. 25 JUNK JAUNT
Saturday Sept. 26 JUNK JAUNT

Sunday, Sept. 27 – 17th Sun after Pentecost
Ezek. 18:1–4, 25–32, Psalm 25:1–10
Phil. 2:1–4 (5–13) 14–18, Matt. 21:23–27 (28–32)

JUNK JAUNT Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Sept. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Sept. 28 Elders Mtg. 8 pm
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
  Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.
  Please keep Angie Dibbern in your prayers, Angie has been moved to Tiffany Square Room 504

Suffering from Cancer
  Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
  Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
  Barb Meyer
  Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
  Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
  Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
  Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
 Kayla & Adam Becker w.9/20/2008 (12)
Adam & Tina Dibbern w.9/22/2001 (19)
Rodney & Lisa Schweitzer w.9/25/2004 (16)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kinzlie Bloomquist – Sept. 20
Ashley Newmyer – Sept. 20
Kody Hadenfeldt – Sept. 21
Jennell Campbell – Sept. 22
Emmitt DeFreece – Sept. 22
Bill Harders – Sept. 23
Makenna Lemburg – Sept. 23
Mark Lemburg – Sept. 26

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Isaiah 55:6–9
 6“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Epistle Philippians 1:12–14, 19–30
 12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. . . .19for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Holy Gospel Matthew 20:1–16
 1[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16So the last will be first, and the first last.”

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE
 
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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