Announcements and Readings for the week of July 23, 2017

 

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Kim Dibbern……………………………………… Organist

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

Justin/Grant…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………….. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

Sunday 7/9……………….. 85………………………….. 18

Sunday 7/16……………… 65……………………………. 6

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/16

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,820.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $202.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………….. $257.00

Misc. Gifts (Men Breakfast)………………….. $49.00

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please keep Gordon Bredthauer in your prayers, Gordon underwent surgery on his hip July 17th at Omaha NE.

*  Please keep Larry Jensen in your prayers, Larry underwent surgery on July 20th at Mary Lanning, Hastings NE.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dennis & Karry Bloomquist – July 26 (31)

 

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kylie Neppl – July 24

Abby Hadenfeldt – July – 25

Lorraine Kroeger – July 25

Spencer Meyer – July 25

Nate Dibbern – July 26

Ann Adamson – July – 27

Shelby Budde – July 28

Tammy Serr – July 28

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 23 – Pentecost 7

………………………………………………………..  Is. 44:6–8

……………………………………………. Psalm 119:57–64

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:18–27

…………………………………….. Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

. Donna/Lora/Sheyanne Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday July 24

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Tuesday July 25

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Wednesday July 26

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 27

………  6th Annual LCC Comfort Dog Conf. in IL.

Friday July 28

………. 6th Annual LCC Comfort Dog Conf. in IL.

Saturday July 29

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Sunday, July 30 – Pentecost 8

……………………………………………………… Deut.7:6–9

………………………………………………………. Psalm 125

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:28–39

………………………………………………… Matt. 13:44–52

…….. Pastor Brian Preaching at Grace WR 9 am

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

ABC Childcare Center has openings

for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.

ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated.  Children are supported in play-based, developmentally

appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities.  Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities.  In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.

ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment.  Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building.  You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak.  Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Cairo United Methodist Church July 24 – 28 from 5-8 pm. The theme is “Hero Central” Discover Your Strength in God. There will be a light supper served every evening. It is for Preschool-6th grade. Contact Trisha Plate at 308-539-3776. A Community Bible School at the Cairo Community Center, July 30 – Aug. 2 from 6:30-8:45 pm. The theme is “Finding Destiny” Diving deep into God’s Word to find purpose for life. All preschool – elementary students are invited.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

 

 

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every       Sunday if you don’t want to. You can   work with another        teacher and take    turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make      decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities    and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest          of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

 

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

Please return to  Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

 

 

First Reading………..Isaiah 44:6–8

 6Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 7Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. 8Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”

 

Epistle…….Romans 8:18–27

18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

 

 

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

24[Jesus] put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”  36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed is the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

 

 

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 16, 2017

 

 Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Kim Dibbern & Steve Hansen……. Piano/Guitar

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

Kylie/Justin……………………………… Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Ted Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

Matt Neppl/Ted Dibbern……………………….. Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/18……………… 70……………………………. 2

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

Sunday 7/9……………….. 85………………………….. 18

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/9

Building Fund……………………………………. $120.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,945.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $242.00

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………… $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Please keep the family of Erin (Nickel) Aerni of Kimball NE. (formerly of Cairo) in your prayers. Erin was killed in a vehicle/pedestrian accident Saturday, July 8 near Kimball NE Funeral Services were Thursday, July 13 at the Kimball High School. A Memorial Service will be held at the Cairo Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be sent to Erin’s parents Dave & Barb Nickel P O Box 154 Cairo NE 68824

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Pastor & Lisa Wright – July 17 (24)

Jacob & Allison Bartley – July 18 (2)

Jerry & Barb Teichmeier – July 19 (42)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 

Mickhalla Critel – July 17

Doug Meyer – July 17

Dan Reimers – July 18

Sara Hansen – July 20

Greyson Rasmussen – July 21

Barb Meyer – July 22

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 16 – Pentecost 6

…………………………………………………….  Is. 55:10–13

………………………………………. Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:12–17

………………………………………… Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11am -1 pm

Monday July 17

 ……………………………………………………………………….

Tuesday July 18

…………………………………. Moses to Crisis Ctr 5 pm

Wednesday July 19

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

………………… Worship at WR Good Sam 9:30 am

………………………… Moses to VA/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 20

………………….  Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

……………….. Devotions at Cairo Senior Ctr Noon

Friday July 21

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Saturday July 22

……….. HLHS HOGS & DOGS Noon – 10:30 pm

…….. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

Sunday, July 23 – Pentecost 7

………………………………………………………..  Is. 44:6–8

……………………………………………. Psalm 119:57–64

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:18–27

…………………………………….. Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

. Lora/Donna/Sheyanne Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

SAVE the DATE

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

ABC Childcare Center has openings for little people ages 18 months to 5 years.

ABC Childcare Center offers developmental curriculum with a Christ centered focus.  Children enjoy a wide variety of activities that are staff and child initiated.  Children are supported in play-based, developmentally-appropriate environment that incorporates both large group and small group activities.  Children have access to monthly chapel time, fenced safe outdoor play area, field trips to local parks and swimming pool, organized activities.  In addition to the ABC staff the center and children are provided additional support from Christ Lutheran Church congregation members including visits from Moses the Comfort Dog.

ABC Childcare Center is taking applications for Preschool enrollment.  Enrollment packets can be picked up at the center located in the Christ Lutheran Church Building.  You can also request materials from Childcare Director Sarah Nowak.  Contact Sarah at 308-485-5832 for childcare services or preschool enrollment.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills.  Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10.  All three for $25.  There will also be a beer garden during the dance.  All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

 

I am a volunteer typist for Gary Thies of Mission Central, Mapleton, Iowa.  I wanted to inform you and your LWML Society/congregation of Gary’s upcoming 75th birthday on August 28th.  It would be a blessing to ‘shower’ Gary with cards and well wishes on his special day.  If you want to join in the card shower for this

“NOT NORMAL MISSIONARY”, Gary’s address is:
Gary Thies
40718 Highway E-16;
Mapleton, IA  51034-7105
Please spread the word as Gary has touched the lives of so many in his many visits to congregations, schools, conventions and in-home visits throughout the many, many years.  Thanks so much. Joy Deterding, Cambridge, Nebraska

 

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can   work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

 – – – – – – – – – -Please clip and Return- – – – – – – – – – –

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

 

Please return to Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

 

Readings from Holy Scripture – Old Testament Reading  Isaiah 55:10–13

10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. 12“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

 

Epistle        Romans 8:12–17

12So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

Holy Gospel       Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

 

1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He who has ears, let him hear.”  …18“Hear then the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 9, 2017

 

 


Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L Wright ……………………………… Pastor

Cathy Garrett…………………………………….. Organist

Grant Ocana……………………………………….. Acolyte

Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders………….. Ushers

McLain/Kylie……………………………. Usher Helpers

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………….. Altar

Kimberly Dibbern…………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 6/11……………… 79……………………………. 5

Sunday 6/18……………… 70……………………………. 2

Sunday 6/25……………… 86……………………………. 1

Sunday 7/2……………….. 82……………………………. 3

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 7/2

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,695.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $110.21

Special Mission……………………………………….. $.00

Misc. Gifts (Sunday School)………………… $67.28

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

*  Please pray for Kim Dibbern (Steve Dibbern’s wife).

*  Prayers for Holden Paul Rasmussen as he was baptized into God’s family this morning.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Trent & Justine Eriksen – July 9 (6)

Jeff & Jennell Campbell – July 15 (11)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Kassidy Gascho – July 9

Holly Plejdrup – July 9

Dana Lemburg – July 11

Shari Rathman – July 12

Carl Sokol – July 13

Atley Strode – July 14

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, July 9 – Pentecost 5

…………………………………………………..  Zech. 9:9–12

………………………………………………. Psalm145:1–14

……………………………………………….. Rom. 7:14–25a

………………………………………………… Matt. 11:25–30

 

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………………….. ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am

………. Worship (Rasmussen Baptism) 10:30 am

…… Quarterly Voter’s Mtg (Following Worship)

Monday July 10

 … HLHS Blood Drive at Conestoga Mall 11am-4pm

Tuesday July 11 ……………………………………………

Wednesday July 12

…………….. Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 13………………………. Moses to GI

(Wedgewood/Country Home/Tiffany Square)

Friday July 14

.. Lemburg Wedding (Church Flower prep.) 9am

………………………….. Lemburg/Floth Rehearsal GI

Saturday July 15

………………………….. Lemburg (Flower pickup am)

……………………. Lemburg/Floth Wedding GI 5 pm

 

Sunday, July 16 – Pentecost 6

…………………………………………………….  Is. 55:10–13

………………………………………. Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13

…………………………………………………. Rom. 8:12–17

………………………………………… Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23

 

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………. Cairo Senior Ctr Dinner 11am -1 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

………. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

…………………… HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22

………………………………………… Elder’s Mtg. July 31

………………………… Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 22-24

……………………………… HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

 

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!

Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills.  Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10.  All three for $25.  There will also be a beer garden during the dance.  All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event.  We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

 

Junk Jaunt Update!

2017 Junk Jaunt will be Sept. 22-24, 2017

We will once again be doing the Junk Jaunt Food and Junk (Treasures) Sales here at the church. Get involved and attend the next Junk Jaunt planning mtg. date and time TBA.

Volunteers are Needed!

Please talk to the church office, if you are able to volunteer some time to help make this fundraiser a success! We are looking for Volunteers on Sun. Sept. 17 and Thurs. Sept. 21 for pre-sale set up. We also need Volunteers during the sales (Fri – Sat, Sept. 22/23) 7am – 7 pm. Sunday, Sept 24 following church for cleanup.

Junk (Treasurer) Donations WANTED!

If you have items that you would like to donate please bring them to the church clean and priced for the sale. All donations may be left in the 7 & 8 grade Sunday school room (Library Room).

Homemade Pies!

Once again we will be selling homemade pies by the slice or whole, during the FOOD sales. We would love to have your donations for this, please let the church office know what kind and how many you will be making.

HLHS Blood Drive

On Monday, July 10th from 11 am to 4 pm a group of Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross at the Conestoga Mall. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 25 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –all usable units collected will count towards a scholarship for HLHS students Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS students as well.   Please register online or contact Jeremy at 308-227-8046 for a donation time.

We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran

Sunday school:

  • Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
  • You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
  • The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
  • Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
  • You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,

please contact me

Please return to

Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

Old Testament Reading…………. Zechariah 9:9–12

 9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

 

Epistle……..Romans 7:14–25a

 

14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

 

 

Holy Gospel…….Matthew 11:25–30

 

25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

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July 2017 Church Calendar

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 2, 2017

 


Sunday school for all Ages
(2 yr. olds – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship
(Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright
(303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu
Church Office
(308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center
(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com
Moses Comfort Dog
Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
(308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

Join US on Facebook
Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE
Moses Comfort Dog
ABC Daycare and Preschool
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)
Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com
We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Richard Gudgel Guest Pastor
Beverly Gilbert Organist
Justin Bredthauer Acolyte
Lee Echtenkamp/Keith Harders Ushers
Grant/McLain Usher Helpers
Kimberly Dibbern Altar
Paul Wilhelm Moses
Dick Hadenfeldt/Matt Neppl Elders
Our Attendance: Members Visitors
Sunday 6/4      77 6
Sunday 6/11     79 5
Sunday 6/18     70 2
Sunday 6/25     86 1
Our Offerings Sunday 6/25
Building Fund $458.00
General Fund $1,662.00
Mission Fund $129.00
Special Mission $.00
Misc. Gifts $.00

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
* Please pray for Jan Leth, recovering from knee replacement surgery.
* Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, is home and recovering from knee replacement surgery.

Suffering from Cancer
* Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
* Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)
* Donna Harders
* Shirley Adams
* Roger Adams
* Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)
* Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)
ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Steve & Kim Dibbern – July 6 (21)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Peg Lemburg – July 3
Allison Sokol – July 6

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu
*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday, July 2 – Pentecost 4
Jer. 28:5–9
Psalm 119:153–160
Rom. 7:1–13
Matt. 10:34–42

Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Welcome Pastor Richard Gudgel

Pastor Brian is gone through July 8
If in need of pastoral assistance please contact the church office or one of the Elders.

Worship 10:30 am
LYF 4th of July BBQ 6:30 pm
EVERYONE is INVITED!

Monday July 3

Tuesday July 4 Independence Day

Wednesday July 5 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC
Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday July 6
Moses to Ravenna (Seneca/Good Sam)
Centura Preschool Roundup 7 am – 5 pm

Friday July 7

Saturday July 8

Sunday, July 9 – Pentecost 5
Zech. 9:9–12
Psalm145:1–14
Rom. 7:14–25a
Matt. 11:25–30
Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship (Rasmussen Baptism) 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg (Following Worship)
SAVE the DATE

HLHS Blood Drive at Conestoga Mall July 10
3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation
Golf tournament Friday, July 22
HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22
Elder’s Mtg. July 31
HLHS Quilts & Cars Oct. 7

Check out the App store for our Church App
Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.
More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Volunteers are Needed!
Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship. Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.
Heartland Lutheran High School NEWS!
Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting “Hogs and Dogs” on Saturday, July 22nd, which is a motorcycle poker run beginning at noon, supper at 6:00, and a parking lot dance at 7:00-10:30 with Luke Mills. Poker Run entry fee is $15, dinner $5, and dance $10. All three for $25. There will also be a beer garden during the dance. All proceeds from the dinner, dance, and drinks will benefit Lutheran Family Services At Ease and Buddy Check programs to help our veterans!

October 7th, 2017 is Heartland Lutheran’s Quilts and Cars event. We would love your crafts, quilts, home-grown and homemade goodies to sell again this year. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser for Tuition Assistance!
Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges
The Nebraska District is pleased and excited to offer Prairie Fire: Building Bridges on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University, Seward. District President Richard Snow will help us examine “Why is Community Important?”, while special guest speaker Rev. Greg Finke will give us insight and tools to help us answer “What is My Part in My Community?” A rich offering of breakout sessions by passionate and knowledgeable presenters will fill the day. A special ingathering for hygiene kit items will take place at Prairie Fire. Items collected during registration will be packed into hygiene kits throughout the day. At the end of the day, participants are invited to take packed kits home with them and distribute them to elderly, fixed-income, single-parent, or other households in their community. This is one way to care for or build relationships with others. Find a full list of ingathering items on the website at ndlcms.org/prairie_fire.
Registration information is now available to view, download, and print from the District website at www.ndlcms.org/prairie_fire/, or register online with a credit card. Also available on the website is a print-ready bulletin insert for church bulletins or newsletters. Registrations are due July 17. Invite a carload from your church to join you and register today!
Christ Lutheran LYF
4th of July BBQ
TONIGHT 6:30 p.m.
The youth will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips and Dessert.
The 5th annual Show-N-Shine will
be held in the North parking lot, everything is welcome. Please see Matt for a sign to display your pride and joy.
We will again this year have auction items to help raise funds to attend the Nebraska District Youth Gathering in LaVista this November.
Games will be available in the yard
and the fellowship hall will have cards
for those interested. Fireworks will start at dark, please bring your lawn chair to enjoy the show.
HLHS Blood Drive

On Monday, July 10th from 11 am to 4 pm a group of Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross at the Conestoga Mall. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 25 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available) –all usable units collected will count towards a scholarship for HLHS students Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS students as well. Please register online or contact Jeremy at 308-227-8046 for a donation time.
We are looking for volunteers for Sunday school teachers and subs!

Facts about Christ Lutheran
Sunday school:
• Lessons are planned out and scripted for you
• You DO NOT have to teach every Sunday if you don’t want to. You can work with another teacher and take turns however you choose
• The group works together to make decisions about the best way to serve the kids
• Quarterly meetings to plan activities and receive new materials
• You ARE NOT committing for the rest of your life 🙂

The only way to make Sunday school possible is to have help from volunteers. Please consider sharing your love for God with the children in our congregation.

– – – – – – – – – -Please clip and Return- – – – – – – – – – – –

Name____________ Phone #/Email ____________

___ Yes! I am interested in volunteering to teach, please contact me

___Yes! I am interested in volunteering to sub,
please contact me

Please return to Allison Bartley or Sara Bierhaus.

(Can be put in our mailbox at church or emailed. Allison- abartley@centuraps.org, Sara- sbierhaus@centuraps.org)

Old Testament Reading…………….. Jeremiah 28:5–9

5Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, 6and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. 7Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.”

Epistle……………………… Romans 7:1–13

1Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2Thus a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit. 7What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. Apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. 12So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.

 

Holy Gospel………………….. Matthew 10:34–42

34[Jesus said:] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 40“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

 

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Announcements and Readings for the week of June 25, 2017

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

 

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Cathy Garrett…………………………………….. Organist

Kylie Neppl…………………………………………. Acolyte

Rob Schultz/John Hadenfeldt…………….. Ushers

Justin/Grant…………………………….. Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz………………………………………… Altar

Lisa Wright…………………………………………… Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 5/28……………… 73……………………………. 4

Sunday 6/4……………….. 77……………………………. 6

Sunday 6/11……………… 79……………………………. 5

Sunday 6/18……………… 70……………………………. 2

 

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 6/18

Building Fund……………………………………. $100.00

General Fund…………………………………. $2,145.00

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $157.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………….. $267.00

Misc. Gifts (Men Breakfast)………………….. $44.00

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, Jan had a total knee replacement on June 13, is now recovering at home.

*  Prayers for Paul Wilhelm & his family, his 98 yr. old aunt from Minnesota, passed away this past week.

*  Prayers for Dorothy Schultz, Dorothy will be having her right knee replaced Monday, June 26.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Randy & Erika White – June 27 (2)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Carol Fredrick – June 25

Robyn Dibbern – June 26

Gerry Kohtz – July 1

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, June 25 – Pentecost 3

……………………………………………………. Jer. 20:7–13

…………………………………… Psalm 91:1–10 (11–16)

…………………………………………………. Rom. 6:12–23

………………………………………….. Matt. 10:5a, 21–33

 

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………… Wright Family Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday June 26

………………………………. HLHS Delegate Mtg. 7 pm

…………………………………………….. Elder’s Mtg 8 pm

…………………… Pastor Brian gone through July 8

If in need of pastoral assistance please contact the church office or one of the Elders.

Tuesday June 27

………………………………………………………………………..

Wednesday June 28

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

……………………………………. Ladies Night Out 7 pm

Thursday June 29………………………………………….

Friday June 30

.. Blood Drive Cairo Baptist Church Noon-6 pm

Saturday July 1………………………………………………

 

Sunday, July 2 – Pentecost 4

………………………………………………………  Jer. 28:5–9

……………………………………….. Psalm 119:153–160

…………………………………………………… Rom. 7:1–13

………………………………………………… Matt. 10:34–42

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

Welcome Pastor Ricard Gudgel

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………………….. LYF 4th of July BBQ 6:30 pm

 

SAVE the DATE

 

… HLHS Blood Drive at Conestoga Mall July 10

………. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

…………………… HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22

Watch the bulletin for updates on this event!

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Volunteers needed – lessons and activities have been pre-planned for you, all you need to do is grab a packet and enjoy one or more Summer Sundays with the children.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School

Delegates Needed from Christ Cairo

Our Church is allotted 5 delegates including the Pastor. If you are interested in being a delegate from our church please see Pastor Wright, Jan/Dick Hadenfeldt or Gene Hadenfeldt for more information.

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

Your congregation is invited! Thrivent Builds Dedication

You weren’t afraid to dig in, get dirty and lift up a local family–now join us in celebrating the dedication of home #91!

The dedication is Sunday, June 25th, at 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church (122 W 7th Street, Grand Island), followed by an Open House at 416 E 7th Street.

We have been so blessed to feel the support of so many of our faith and community partners. Juan, Manuela and their children would be honored to have you attend the dedication of their home!

A special thanks to Thrivent Financial and Wells Fargo for supporting this home!

 

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges

The Nebraska District is pleased and excited to offer Prairie Fire: Building Bridges on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University, Seward. District President Richard Snow will help us examine “Why is Community Important?”, while special guest speaker Rev. Greg Finke will give us insight and tools to help us answer “What is My Part in My Community?”  A rich offering of breakout sessions by passionate and knowledgeable presenters will fill the day.  A special ingathering for hygiene kit items will take place at Prairie Fire. Items collected during registration will be packed into hygiene kits throughout the day. At the end of the day, participants are invited to take packed kits home with them and distribute them to elderly, fixed-income, single-parent, or other households in their community. This is one way to care for or build relationships with others. Find a full list of ingathering items on the website at ndlcms.org/prairie_fire.

Registration information is now available to view, download, and print from the District website at www.ndlcms.org/prairie_fire/,  or register online with a credit card. Also available on the website is a print-ready bulletin insert for church bulletins or newsletters. Registrations are due July 17. Invite a carload from your church to join you and register today!

 

You are invited Weds., June 28 to the church

for an evening of Fellowship and Fun!

Lisa Wright would love for you to join her for a LuLaRoe Pop Up Party; 7 – 8:30 p.m. Come enjoy some punch and cookies and see the LuLaRoe Clothing line – comfortable, stylish and affordable.

 

Christ Lutheran LYF

4th of July BBQ

Sunday July 2nd 6:30 p.m.

The youth will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips and Dessert.

The 5th annual Show-N-Shine will

be held in the North parking lot, everything is welcome.  Please see Matt for a sign to display your pride and joy.

We will again this year have auction items to help raise funds to attend the Nebraska District Youth Gathering in LaVista this November.

Games will be available in the yard

and the fellowship hall will have cards

for those interested.  Fireworks will start at dark, please bring your lawn chair to enjoy the show.

 

HLHS Blood Drive

On Monday, July 10th from 11 am to 4 pm a group of Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross at the Conestoga Mall. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 25 usable units (whole blood or double red cell donation appointments are available)  –all usable units collected will count towards a scholarship for HLHS students Scholarship through the Red Cross.  So your donation will not only help the Community but an HLHS students as well.   Please register online or contact Jeremy at 308-227-8046 for a donation time.

So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”  Matthew 10:31

Psalm ………… Psalm 91:1–10

1He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  2I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”   3For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.    4He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.   5You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,   6nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.  7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  8You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge— 10no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

 Old Testament Reading…………………………….. Jeremiah 20:7–13

7O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me. 8For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long. 9If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. 10For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my close friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.” 11But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. 12O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause. 13Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.

Epistle…………………… Romans 6:12–23

12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. 15What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. 20When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Holy Gospel………………… Matthew 10:5a, 21–33

5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 21“Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. 24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. 26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

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Announcements and Readings for the week of June 18, 2017

 

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Kimberly Dibbern/Steve Hansen.. Piano/Guitar

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Rob Schultz/John Hadenfeldt…………….. Ushers

Kylie/Justin……………………………… Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz………………………………………… Altar

Nathan Knuth………………………………………. Moses

Rob Schultz/Dick Hadenfeldt………………. Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 5/21……………. 111……………………………. 5

Sunday 5/28……………… 73……………………………. 4

Sunday 6/4……………….. 77……………………………. 6

Sunday 6/11……………… 79……………………………. 5

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 6/11

Building Fund……………………………………. $420.00

General Fund…………………………………. $5,250.60

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $180.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts………………………………………………… $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please pray for Marlene Schwieger (Lola Clark’s Sister) from Grand Island, Marlene is struggling with her health.

*  Please pray for Jan Leth, Jan had a total knee replacement on June 13.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dan & Kathy Reimers – June 21 (37)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Donna Schultz – June 19

Lisa Harders – June 20

Ryan Schweitzer – June 21

Russel Lemburg – June 22

Ted Dibbern – June 23

Eric Bredthauer – June 24

Nick Serr – June 24

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday, June 18 – Pentecost 2

………………………………………………………. Ex. 19:2–8

………………………………………………………. Psalm 100

…………………………………………………… Rom. 5:6–15

…………………………………… Matt. 9:35—10:8 (9–20)

………………………………………. Happy Father’s Day

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

……………………….. Senior Center Dinner 11-1 pm

Monday June 19…………………. M & M mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday June 20 ……….. First Day of Summer!!

Wednesday June 21

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

………………… Worship at WR Good Sam 9:30 am

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

Thursday June 22………………………………………….

Friday June 23

……… LWML 75th Ann 37th Biennial Convention

Saturday June 24…………………………………………..

Sunday, June 25 – Pentecost 3

……………………………………………………. Jer. 20:7–13

…………………………………… Psalm 91:1–10 (11–16)

…………………………………………………. Rom. 6:12–23

………………………………………….. Matt. 10:5a, 21–33

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

………… Wright Family Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

 

SAVE the DATE

…………………………………………. Elder Mtg. June 26

…………………………. HLHS Delegate Mtg. June 26

……….. Lisa Wright LuLaRoe  PopUp Party 7 pm

……………… Blood Drive Baptist Church June 30

………. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

…………………… HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22

Watch the bulletin for updates on this event!

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Volunteers needed – lessons and activities have been pre-planned for you, all you need to do is grab a packet and enjoy one or more Summer Sundays with the children.

 

 

Heartland Lutheran High School

Delegates Needed from Christ Cairo

Our Church is allotted 5 delegates including the Pastor. If you are interested in being a delegate from our church please see Pastor Wright, Jan/Dick Hadenfeldt or Gene Hadenfeldt for more information.

 

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

6th Annual Shoot4Life

SHOOT4LIFE – Aiming to save lives, A Benefit for Pro-Life organizations in Nebraska.  Sporting clay charity event Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017   8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Heartland Public  For more information go to… www.shoot4life.org Or email Shoot4life.org@gmail.com

Rob Evans (308)379-4747-Cell

 

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges

The Nebraska District is pleased and excited to offer Prairie Fire: Building Bridges on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University, Seward. District President Richard Snow will help us examine “Why is Community Important?”, while special guest speaker Rev. Greg Finke will give us insight and tools to help us answer “What is My Part in My Community?”  A rich offering of breakout sessions by passionate and knowledgeable presenters will fill the day.  A special ingathering for hygiene kit items will take place at Prairie Fire. Items collected during registration will be packed into hygiene kits throughout the day. At the end of the day, participants are invited to take packed kits home with them and distribute them to elderly, fixed-income, single-parent, or other households in their community. This is one way to care for or build relationships with others. Find a full list of ingathering items on the website at ndlcms.org/prairie_fire.

Registration information is now available to view, download, and print from the District website at www.ndlcms.org/prairie_fire/,  or register online with a credit card. Also available on the website is a print-ready bulletin insert for church bulletins or newsletters. Registrations are due July 17. Invite a carload from your church to join you and register today!

 

You are invited Weds., June 28 to the church

for an evening of Fellowship and Fun!

Lisa Wright would love for you to join her for a LuLaRoe Pop Up Party; 7 – 8:30 p.m. Come enjoy some punch and cookies and see the LuLaRoe Clothing line – comfortable, stylish and affordable.

 

Christ Lutheran LYF 4th of July BBQ

Sunday July 2nd 6:30 p.m.

The youth will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beans,

Chips and Dessert.

The 5th annual Show-N-Shine will

be held in the North parking lot, everything is welcome.  Please see Matt for a sign to display your pride and joy.

We will again this year have auction items to help raise funds to attend the Nebraska District Youth Gathering in LaVista this November.

Games will be available in the yard

and the fellowship hall will have cards

for those interested.  Fireworks will start at dark, please bring your lawn chair to enjoy the show.

Readings from Holy Scripture

Psalm (spoken responsively)…………………………………………………. Psalm 100

P    1Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

C   2Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

P    3Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

C   4Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

P    5For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

Old Testament Reading……………… Exodus 19:2–8

2They set out from Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the wilderness. There Israel encamped before the mountain, 3while Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: 4You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.” 7So Moses came and called the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. 8All the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.

 

Holy Gospel………………. Matthew 9:35—10:8

 

35And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” 1And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. 5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

 

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

 

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

 

Serving in God’s House today…

 

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Beverly Gilbert…………………………………… Organist

Justin Bredthauer……………………………….. Acolyte

Rob Schultz/John Hadenfeldt…………….. Ushers

Grant/McLain…………………………… Usher Helpers

Donna Schultz………………………………………… Altar

Jan Leth……………………………………………….. Moses

Brent Gascho/Rob Schultz…………………… Elders

 

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 5/7……………….. 92……………………………. 3

Sunday 5/14……………… 85……………………………. 5

Sunday 5/21……………. 111……………………………. 5

Sunday 5/28……………… 73……………………………. 4

 

 

Our Offerings    Sunday 5/28

Building Fund…………………………………………. $.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,925.11

Mission Fund…………………………………….. $207.00

Special Mission (3rd Sun)………………………… $.00

Misc. Gifts……………………………………………. $68.00

 

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

* Please keep Dorothy Schultz and Lynn Sundberg in your prayers; both are recovering from knee replacement surgery.

 

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

*   Roseanne Spiehs (Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt’s niece in-law)

 

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK………………………….

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Carly Callahan – June 4

Kim Dibbern (Mrs. Steve) – June 5

Troy Callahan – June 7

Jan Leth – June 7

Barb Robertson – June 9

Julie Whitefoot – June 9

Sara Bierhaus – June 10

Barb Rasmussen – June 10

Wayne Whitefoot – June 10

 

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday June 4 – Pentecost…. Num. 11:24–30

……………………………………………….. Psalm 25:1–15

…………………………………………………….. Acts 2:1–21

…………………………………………………. John 7:37–39

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

Monday June 5………………………………………………

Tuesday June 6 ……… Progressive Ag Day 8-4

Wednesday June 7…. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog Mtg.

Thursday June 8………………………… Moses to GI

.. Wedgewood / Country Home / Tiffany Square

…………………….. Moses to WR Methodist Church

Friday June 9….. Cornstalk Festival PM Activities

Saturday June 10……………… Cornstalk Festival

………………. HFH Home #90 Dedication June 10

WR Community Ctr. at 11:30 am

Sunday June 11 – Holy Trinity

……………………………………………….. Gen. 1:1—2:4a

………………………………………………………….   Psalm 8

…………………………………………… Acts 2:14a, 22–36

………………………………………………… Matt. 28:16–20

……….. Sunday School / Adult Bible Study 9 am

……………… Ladies Aid Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

…………………… Farewell Potluck at Grace WR for

Pastor & Ruth Fandrey Retirement 11:45 am

 

SAVE the DATE

 

…………………… Jonah on Stage (Movie) June 14

Cairo Baptist church has brought the Sight & Sound stage production to the Movies in GI; $12.50/ticket for more information contact Pastor Jack at 485-4768

Pastor & Lisa gone to NE Dist. Church Worker

Retreat in NE City (June 12-16)

………………………………………… M & M mtg. June 19

………. 3rd Annual Cairo Community Foundation

Golf tournament Friday, July 22

…………………………………………. Elder Mtg. June 26

…………………………. HLHS Delegate Mtg. June 26

……………… Blood Drive Baptist Church June 30

…………………… HLHS Hogs & Dogs BBQ July 22

Watch the bulletin for updates on this event!

 

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Volunteers needed – lessons and activities have been pre-planned for you, all you need to do is grab a packet and enjoy one or more Summer Sundays with the children.

 

 

Heartland Lutheran High School

Delegates Needed from Christ Cairo

Our Church is allotted 5 delegates including the Pastor. If you are interested in being a delegate from our church please see Pastor Wright, Jan/Dick Hadenfeldt or Gene Hadenfeldt for more information.

 

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

 

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

 

Did U Know???

25 million bibles were printed in 2011

compared to 208 million IKEA Catalogs.

 

6th Annual Shoot4Life

SHOOT4LIFE – Aiming to save lives, A Benefit for Pro-Life organizations in Nebraska.  Sporting clay charity event Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017   8:30 AM – 2:00 PM   Heartland Public  For more information go to www.shoot4life.org Or email Shoot4life.org@gmail.com Rob Evans (308)379-4747-Cell

 

Prairie Fire: Building Bridges

The Nebraska District is pleased and excited to offer Prairie Fire: Building Bridges on Saturday, August 5, at Concordia University, Seward. District President Richard Snow will help us examine “Why is Community Important?”, while special guest speaker Rev. Greg Finke will give us insight and tools to help us answer “What is My Part in My Community?”  A rich offering of breakout sessions by passionate and knowledgeable presenters will fill the day.  A special ingathering for hygiene kit items will take place at Prairie Fire. Items collected during registration will be packed into hygiene kits throughout the day. At the end of the day, participants are invited to take packed kits home with them and distribute them to elderly, fixed-income, single-parent, or other households in their community. This is one way to care for or build relationships with others. Find a full list of ingathering items on the website at ndlcms.org/prairie_fire.

Registration information is now available to view, download, and print from the District website at www.ndlcms.org/prairie_fire/,  or register online with a credit card. Also available on the website is a print-ready bulletin insert for church bulletins or newsletters. Registrations are due July 17. Invite a carload from your church to join you and register today!

 

GI Area Habitat for Humanity

Home Builders BLITZ 2017 One Home/One Week

 

You’re INVITED to the dedication fo Home #90 at the Wood River Community Center 108 W 10th St. Wood River NE.

June 10th , *11:30 Dedication

*12:00 Lunch

*12:30-1:30 Open House (405 E 13th Str.)

 

 

Finding Destiny Bible School

Diving deep into God’s Word to find purpose for life.

 

All preschool and elementary students are invited!

Cairo Community Center

Mon. July 24 – Thurs. July 27;

6:30-8:45 pm.

Everyone is invited for the closing supper and program Friday July 28 at 6:30 pm

 

You are invited Weds., June 28 to the church for an evening of Fellowship and Fun!

Lisa Wright would love for you to join her for a LuLaRoe Pop Up Party; 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some punch and cookies and see the LuLaRoe Clothing line – comfortable, stylish and affordable.

 

THANK YOU

To everyone who helped make this year’s VBS Successful. $351.77 was raised during the week of VBS and will be split evenly between; LWR for the purchase of animals for those around the world in poverty and Concordia Gospel Outreach Sharing God’s Word to purchase bibles for local children.

Old Testament Reading………….. Numbers 11:24–30

24So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it. 26Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

 

Second Reading……………………. Acts 2:1–21

1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” 14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: 17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 18even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19And I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; 20the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day. 21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

 

 

 

 

Holy Gospel……………………. John 7:37–39

 

37On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

 

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

…………………………. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

………….. (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

……………. (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

………………………….. Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

 

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright……………………………… Pastor

Kim Dibbern/Steve Hansen……….. Piano/Guitar

McLain Adams……………………………………. Acolyte

Rick Leth / Larry Jensen……………………… Ushers

Kylie/Justin……………………………… Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt……………………………………….. Altar

Kim Dibbern…………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Sunday 4/23……………… 83……………………………. 0

Sunday 4/30……………… 70……………………………. 0

Sunday 5/7……………….. 92……………………………. 3

Sunday 5/14……………… 85……………………………. 5

Our Offerings    Sunday 5/14

Building Fund……………………………………. $200.00

General Fund…………………………………. $1,809.25

Mission Fund………………………………………. $94.00

Special Mission…………………………………… $55.00

Special gifts…………………………………………….. $.00

 

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

*  Please keep Dorothy Schultz in your prayers, Dorothy underwent knee replacement surgery and is recovering at home.

* Please keep Lynn Sundberg in your prayers, Lynn will undergo surgery for a total knee replacement on Thursday, May 25 in Aurora

* Please keep Roseanne Spiehs wife of Rev. Scott Spiehs (Pastor Scott was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church Cairo.) Roseanne has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and will start treatment as soon as possible. Their address is 241 Commercial Ave NW, Wosely, SD 57384.

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Doug & Angie Meyer – May 25 (21)

Steve & Lola Clark – May 26 (38)

Tim & Peggy Lemburg – May 26 (38)

Jim & Donna Schultz – May 27 (50)

♥ The Flowers by the Altar this morning are in honor of Jim & Donna Schultz 50th Anniversary ♥

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Adam Bierhaus – May 23

Liona Kenny – May 23

Morgan Janda – May 24

Lauren Lemburg – May 24

Lynn Sundberg – May 25

Ethan Reynolds – May 26

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Sunday May 21 – 6th Sun of Easter

…………………………………………………. Acts 17:16–31

……………………………………………….. Psalm 66:8–20

………………………………………………. 1 Peter 3:13–22

……………………………………………….. John 14:15–21

……………………………………. Armed Forces Sunday

………………………. SS and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………… LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

………………. Worship with Communion 10:30 am

………………………………….. LYF Trash Pick-up Day

…………………… Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

………………………………. WRRHS Graduation 2 pm

Monday May 22

……………………………………………. Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday May 23…………………………………………….

Wednesday May 24

………………………………….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………….. Women’s Bible Study 9 am

……………… Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

………………… Choir has ended for the summer ♫

Thursday May 25

…………………………….. The Ascension of Our Lord

Friday May 26…………………………………………………

Saturday May 27…………………………………………….

Sunday May 28 – 7th Sun of Easter

…………………………………………………… Acts 1:12–26

……………………………………………….. Psalm 68:1–10

………………………………….. 1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11

…………………………………………………. John 17:1–11

 

…….. NO Sunday School or Adult Bible Study

…………………………………. Memorial Day Weekend

…………………………… ?? Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE

…………… Vacation Bible School May 30-June 2

If you would like to volunteer to help with VBS  Please see Taryn Wright

……………………………… Progressive Ag Day May 6

………………. June 9&10 Cairo Cornstalk Festival

………………………………………… M & M mtg. June 19

…………………………………………. Elder Mtg. June 26

…………………………. HLHS Delegate Mtg. June 26

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

 

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Ladies Aid Card Sales

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

 

 6th Annual Shoot4Life

SHOOT4LIFE – Aiming to save lives, A Benefit for Pro-Life organizations in Nebraska.  Sporting clay charity event Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017   8:30AM-2:00PM   Heartland Public

For more information go to www.shoot4life.org

A Sporting Clay Charity Event for Teams of 4 or Individuals; since 2012, over $65,000 has been donated to pro-life organizations in Nebraska!  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. Shoot4life.org@gmail.com www.shoot4life.org Thanks, Rob Evans (308)379-4747-Cell

 

Heartland Lutheran High School

Delegates Needed from Christ Cairo

Our Church is allotted 5 delegates including the Pastor. If you are interested in being a delegate from our church please see Pastor Wright, Jan/Dick Hadenfeldt or Gene Hadenfeldt for more information.

 

The Progressive Ag Safety Day in Cairo, will be held on June 6, 2017 from 8 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  This year’s programming will be “Safe Summer Fun”.  Registrations are due back by May 10th. Registrations may be found on both bulletin boards in the fellowship hall.

For additional information please contact,

Tara Janda 402-853-1701,  tara.janda@fcsamerica.com,

Sarah Quandt 308-380-4782, sarah.quandt@fcsamerica.com

Charity Adams 308-379-9119, charity@cairocommunity.com.

Young adult and adult volunteers are needed, if you are interested in helping with this day please contact Tara Janda.

 

vbs 2017

Vacation Bible School at Christ Cairo

Age 3 years old to those who have completed the 5th grade are invited to Vacation Bible School here at Christ Lutheran Church.

Mighty Fortress! In Jesus, the victory is won!

Come explore Bible stories, take Bible challenges, make crafts, eat snacks, play games, sing, and so much more!

 May 30 – June 2, 2017

Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – Noon

Friday 9:00 – 1:30 p.m. with Lunch provided

Our VBS Program will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is Invited!

To register for VBS please fill out the registration form located in the fellowship hall, you may mail it to the church at 503 W Medina Street, Cairo NE. 68824 or you may leave it in the church office.  You may also call / email the church at (308) 485-4863, christcairo@qwestoffice.net with the information. If you have questions or would like to Volunteer at VBS please contact Taryn Wright taryn94@msn.com

 

First Reading                       Acts 17:16–31 

16Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19And they took hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. 22So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’ 29Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

 

 Holy Gospel                John 14:15–21

15[Jesus said:] “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

 

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Sunday school for all Ages

………………………………. (2 yr. olds – Adult)  9:00 a.m.

Fellowship……………………………………….. 10:00 a.m.

Worship

  (Communion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays)… 10:30 a.m.

 

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright

………………………….. (303) 506-6481 wrightb@csl.edu

Church Office

…………… (308) 485-4863 christcairo@qwestoffice.net

 

ABC – All Belong to Christ Early Childhood Center

(308) 485-5832 allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com

Moses Comfort Dog

Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders

…………… (308) 485-4777 nancyharders@gmail.com

 

Join US on Facebook

……………….. Christ Lutheran Church LCMS Cairo NE

…………………………………………… Moses Comfort Dog

……………………………….. ABC Daycare and Preschool

…………………………… Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

Church Website www.christlutheranchurchcairo.com

We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mail boxes 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 2017 – ABC Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; (2016 Mission Central Donations) Rev. Brian, Amanda, and (little) Ezra Gauthier missionaries in Panama.

New Member Classes available please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863.

Serving in God’s House today…

Rev. Brian L. Wright………………………………. Pastor

Kimberly Dibbern……………………………….. Organist

Grant Ocana………………………………………… Acolyte

Rick Leth / Larry Jensen……………………….. Ushers

McLain/Kylie……………………………… Usher Helpers

Jan Hadenfeldt…………………………………………. Altar

Paul Wilhelm…………………………………………. Moses

……………………………………………………………… Elders

 

Our Attendance:

Members………………….. Visitors

Easter Sunday 4/16….. 148………………………….. 27

Sunday 4/23………………. 83……………………………. 0

Sunday 4/30………………. 70……………………………. 0

Sunday 5/7…………………. 92……………………………. 3

 

Elder’s Phone #’s

Matt Neppl………………………………… 308-379-1378

Scott Reynolds………………………….. 308-750-3174

Brent Gascho……………………………. 308-390-0518

Robert Schultz…………………………… 308-390-3612

Richard Hadenfeldt……………………. 308-383-7487

Ted Dibbern……………………………… 308-380-0012

 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

 *  Please keep Dorothy Schultz in your prayers, Dorothy underwent double knee surgery last Tuesday.

 

Suffering from Cancer

*   Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (5 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)

*   Angela (Fanta) Poland (friend of Karry Bloomquist)

*   Donna Harders

*   Shirley Adams

*   Roger Adams

*   Judy Wagoner (Heather Hadenfeldt’s Aunt)

  

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dick & Jan Hadenfeldt – May 16 (53)

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tiffany Bloomquist – May 17

Brianna Deines – May 19

Vickie Lemburg – May 19

Jessica Marsh – May 19

 

 Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at wrightb@csl.edu

*Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by

Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

 

Sunday May 14 – 5th Sun of Easter

……………………………………. Acts 6:1–9; 7:2a, 51–60

………………………………………………………… Psalm 146

…………………………………………………….  Peter 2:2–10

……………………………………………………. John 14:1–14

…………………………………… Happy Mother’s Day! ✿

………………………… SS and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………. ABC Board Coffee Fellowship 10 am

…………………………………………… Worship 10:30 am

………………. GISH/NWHS/HLHS Graduation 2 pm

Monday May 15…………………… M & M Mtg. 8 pm

Tuesday May 16…….. Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday May 17….. Men’s Bible Study 8 am

…………………………………………………. Moses to ABC

……………………………… Women’s Bible Study 9 am

…………………….. WR Good Sam Worship 9:30 am

………………. Moses to VA Home/Boys Town 1 pm

…………………… Choir has ended for the summer ♫

……………… Moses to the Hamilton Co. Senior Ctr.

Thursday May 18

……….. Moses to GI – Primrose / Good Samaritan

………………………….. Moses to Osceola Good Sam

Friday May 19…………………………………………………

Saturday May 20………… Moses to Ft Collins Co

………………………… Cairo City Wide Garage Sales

Sunday May 21 – 6th Sun of Easter

………………………………………………….. Acts 17:16–31

…………………………………………………. Psalm 66:8–20

……………………………………………….. 1 Peter 3:13–22

………………………………………………….. John 14:15–21

…………………………………….. Armed Forces Sunday

………………………… SS and Adult Bible Study 9 am

………………………….. LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am

………………… Worship with Communion 10:30 am

……………………………………. LYF Trash Pick-up Day

…………………….. Cairo Senior Ctr. Dinner 11-1 pm

……………………………….. WRRHS Graduation 2 pm

SAVE the DATE………… Elder Mtg. May 22 8 pm

……………… Vacation Bible School May 30-June 2

If you would like to volunteer to help with VBS

Please see Taryn Wright

…………………. June 9&10 Cairo Cornstalk Festival

 

Check out the App store for our Church App

Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo NE.

More info located on the table in the fellowship hall.

Ladies Aid Card Sales

 

The Ladies Aid has Lots of NEW cards for sale; Father’s & Mother’s Day; Confirmation, Easter, Graduation along with all the regular cards. They are in the glass cupboard located in the Northwest corner of the old Fellowship Hall. The cards are .75 cents each or a Varity of 12 cards for $8.00.

 

6th Annual Shoot4Life

SHOOT4LIFE – Aiming to save lives, A Benefit for Pro-Life organizations in Nebraska.  Sporting clay charity event Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017   8:30AM-2:00PM   Heartland Public

For more information go to www.shoot4life.org

A Sporting Clay Charity Event for Teams of 4 or Individuals; since 2012, over $65,000 has been donated to pro-life organizations in Nebraska!  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. Shoot4life.org@gmail.com www.shoot4life.org Thanks, Rob Evans (308)379-4747-Cell

 

Volunteers are Needed!

Please sign up on the calendar by the kitchen window for Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship.  Several Sundays are open between now and the end of the year, if you or your organization would like to serve fellowship hour it would be greatly appreciated.

 

THANK YOU to all who donated their

Thrivent Choice Dollars to Christ Cairo.

The church received $743.

The Progressive Ag Safety Day in Cairo, will be held on June 6, 2017 from 8 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  This year’s programming will be “Safe Summer Fun”.  Registrations are due back by May 10th. Registrations may be found on both bulletin boards in the fellowship hall.

For additional information please contact,

Tara Janda 402-853-1701,  tara.janda@fcsamerica.com,

Sarah Quandt 308-380-4782, sarah.quandt@fcsamerica.com

Charity Adams 308-379-9119, charity@cairocommunity.com.

Young adult and adult volunteers are needed, if you are interested in helping with this day please contact Tara Janda.

 

Christ Lutheran School

Student Scholarship

Christ Lutheran School 13175 W 70th St Juniata, NE 402-744-4991 christjuniata.org

“Every child deserves a chance to succeed”

Pastor recommended scholarship is being offered; this scholarship may be given to a family after consulting with your Pastor, who feels their child is in need of a new educational environment. This scholarship is good for the 2017/2018 school year and must be redeemed before Aug. 10th. If you are interested in this opportunity please see Pastor Wright for more details.

 

Heartland Lutheran High School

Delegates Needed from Christ Cairo

Our Church is allotted 5 delegates including the Pastor. If you are interested in being a delegate from our church please see Pastor Wright, Jan/Dick Hadenfeldt or Gene Hadenfeldt for more information.

 

LCEF Picnic in the Park

Lutheran Church Extension Fund invites you to join them for food and fellowship Sunday June 11, 2017; Noon to 2 pm at Eugene T Mahoney State Park, Ashland NE, Wild Turkey Shelter. For more information see the postcard on the bulletin board located near the church office.

 

First Reading…………… Acts 6:1–9; 7:2a, 51–60

1Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 6These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them. 7And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. 8And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 2And Stephen said: “Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, 51“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.” 54Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. 58Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Epistle…………………… 1 Peter 2:2–10

2Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation— 3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

 

Holy Gospel……………… John 14:1–14

 1[Jesus said:] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4And you know the way to where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” 8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 12“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

 

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