16th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 20,2020

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

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

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

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

JUNK JAUNT Worship 10:30 am

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

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

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

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

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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15th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Sept. 13, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s sermon message for 15th Sunday after Pentecost.
https://youtu.be/pFid6X5mEDg

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.
Moses Auction Ends Today
Monday Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Tuesday Sept. 15
Wednesday Sept. 16 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
7/8 Gr Confirmation 5:30 pm
Thursday Sept. 17
Friday Sept. 18
Saturday Sept. 19
Sunday, Sept. 20
 – 16th Sun after Pentecost
Isa. 55:6–9, Psalm 27:1–9
Phil. 1:12–14,19–30, Matt. 20:1–16
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Cairo Senior Ctr.

SAVE the DATE
September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Sept. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Sept. 28 Elders Mtg. 8 pm
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz’s father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
  Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.

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

WELCOME Jason, Jennifer, Jack, Madelyn, and Sam Hadenfeldt, transferred from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Gretna Ne.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Darren & Charity Adams w.9/16/1995 (25)
Loren & Julie Dibbern w.9/16/1978 (42)
Craig & Lora Harders w.9/17/1983 (37)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg w.9/17/1950 (70)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Peggy Hadenfeldt – Sept. 13
Kalli Knuth – Sept. 13
Robbie Gilbert – Sept. 15
Elizabeth DeFreece – Sept. 16
Kendal Knuth – Sept. 16
Benjamin Serr – Sept. 16
Loren Dibbern – Sept. 17
Shawn Harders – Sept. 17

Old Testament Reading Genesis 50:15–21
15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, 17‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Epistle Romans 14:1–12
1As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 10Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:21–35
21Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. 23“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

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

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14th Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday Sept. 6, 2020

Click the link below to view The 14th Sunday after Pentecost Worship message from Pastor Wright.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Brian & Dana Tonniges w.9/10/1988 (32)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Mason Janda – Sept. 6
Matt Neppl Sept. 8

Moses Auction Items
It’s almost time to finish up the Moses Auction that was interrupted by Covid. On Sunday Sept. 13th, the auction will end, the comfort dog team is asking for your support as this is one of their fundraisers. The check with the ”SUGGESTED PRICE” takes the item, instead of a silent bidding as in the past. If you have any questions you may contact Lisa Wright or any member of the comfort dog team.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.

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

Our Offerings
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 6 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Ezek. 33:7–9, Psalm 32:1–7
Rom. 13:1–10, Matt. 18:1–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Junk Jaunt Mtg. 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday Sept. 7 Labor Day
Tuesday Sept. 8
Wednesday Sept. 9 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Thursday Sept. 10
Friday Sept. 11
Saturday Sept. 12
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.

SAVE the DATE
Install SS Teachers / Bibles & Catechisms to 1st & 5th Gr.
Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
Sept 14 HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Sun. Sept 20 11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Senior Ctr.
September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 8 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

The Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 33:7–9
7“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Epistle Romans 13:1–10
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. 8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:1–20
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. 10“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of Man came to save the lost. 12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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12th Sunday after Pentecost Sunday August 23 Worship message and announcements

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message for this Sunday.

https://youtu.be/jG27nt61PqQ

Readings for this Sunday – 12th Sunday after PentecostOld Testament Reading Isaiah 51:1–6

1“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him. 3For the LORD comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song. 4“Give attention to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go out from me, and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples. 5My righteousness draws near, my salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for me, and for my arm they wait. 6Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.”

Epistle Romans 11:33—12:8

33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 1I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Holy Gospel Matthew 16:13–20

13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
  Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
  Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
  Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.   Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers,  Cindy is scheduled for surgery on her back on the 31st of this month, in Omaha.  
Prayers that her tests prior to the surgery will allow the surgery to go forward, but also for the surgery and recovery itself.

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

BLOOD DONATION at HLHS

*HLHS National Honor Society Blood Drive for the Red Cross – Mon. Sept. 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sign up online at redcrossblood.org or call the office at 308-385-3900

Our Offerings
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church. 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Aaron & Crystal Rasmussen  w.8/24/2013 (7)
Nathan & Jaci Knuth w.8/29/1998 (22)
Robert & Kristin Schultz w.8/29/1992 (28)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Tyler Schultz – Aug. 24
Lois Neppl – Aug. 25
Colt Hadenfeldt – Aug. 27
Berkley Strode – Aug. 28
Aubrey Reynolds – Aug. 29
Seth Reynolds – Aug. 29

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Worship and Announcements for the week of August 16,2020

Please click the link below to view this Sunday’s Sermon Message.

Old Testament Isaiah 56:1, 6–8

1Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. . . .6“And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant—7these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” 8The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”

Epistle Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32

1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I, myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

Holy Gospel Matthew 15:21–28

21Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Paul & Marilyn Wilhelm w.8/16/1970 (50)
Richard & Beverly Gilbert w.8/20/1982 (38)
Wayne & Julie Whitefoot w.8/20/2000 (20)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Courtney Dibbern – Aug. 17
Isaac Frankforter – Aug. 18
Aiden Grabowski – Aug. 18
Ryan Harders – Aug. 18
Paisley Weber – Aug. 18
Megan Kemptar – Aug. 20
Trey Schultz – Aug. 21
Cynthia Hansen – Aug. 22

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Braxton Jones in your prayers, Braxton was Baptized into the faith through Holy Baptism.
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.

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

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Aug. 16 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 56:1, 6–8, Psalm 67
Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32, Matt. 15:21–28
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship w/Comm. & Baptism 10:30 am
SS Teachers mtg. following Worship in the Library Room
Private Family Baptismal Lunch Following worship
Monday Aug. 17
Nominating Committee / M & M mtg. 7:00 p.m.
**Along with those who are on the M & M committee the Nominating committee needs to attend.
Nominating Committee consists of the off going officers
Paul Wilhelm, Josh Harders, Peg Lemburg, Gordon Bredthauer, Gary Harders, Tim Lemburg, Scott Reynolds,
Ted Dibbern, Kimberly Dibbern, Doug Meyer
Tuesday Aug. 18
Wednesday Aug. 19
Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 20
Friday Aug. 21
Saturday Aug. 22

Sunday, Aug. 23 – 12th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 51:1–6, Psalm 138
Rom. 11:33—12:8, Matt. 16:13–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Aug. 9, 2020 Worship Message and Weekly Announcements

Old Testament Reading Job 38:4–18
4[The Lord said to Job:] “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, 7when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, 9when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, 11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? 12“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, 13that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment. 15From the wicked their light is withheld, and their uplifted arm is broken. 16“Have you entered into the springs of the sea, or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? 18Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.”

Epistle Romans 10:5–17
5Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Holy Gospel Matthew 14:22–33
22Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 28And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Aug. 9 – 10th Sun after Pentecost
Job 38:4–18, Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)
Rom. 10:5–17, Matt. 14:22–33
Adult Bible Study 9 am / Worship 10:30 am
Monday Aug. 10
Tuesday Aug. 11
Wednesday Aug. 12
Men’s Bible Breakfast Study 6:45 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 13
Friday Aug. 14
Saturday Aug. 15

Sunday, Aug. 16 – 11th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 56:1, 6–8, Psalm 67
Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32, Matt. 15:21–28
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship w/Comm. & Baptism 10:30 am
SS Teachers mtg. following Worship in the Library Room
Private Family Baptismal Lunch Following worship

SAVE the DATE
Aug. 17 Nominating Committee/M & M mtg.
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Rick & Janice Leth 8/10/1996 (24)
Garen & Laura Spatz 8/11/1963 (57)
Tiffany & Jarrod Jacobsen 8/15/2015 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Fusako Hadenfeldt – Aug. 10
Andrew Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Gene Hadenfeldt – Aug. 11
Emily Neppl – Aug. 11
Deborah Hargens – Aug. 15

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.

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

Back To School – Farewell To Summer Sendoff
Cairo Area Creative Kids Challenge invites kids of all ages to attend the Back to School – Farewell to Summer Sendoff, Sunday Aug. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at the Cairo Pool Park. There will be free hot dogs and burgers with all the fix ins from 5-7 p.m. yard games begin at 3 and will continue through 7, sno-cones are available as well. Stop by and Join in on all the fun!!

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Worship Message and Announcements for Sunday Aug. 2

Sunday August 2nd Worship and Announcements.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Marcus & Bobbie Nation w.8/5/2011 (9)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Erika White – Aug. 1
Julie Dibbern – Aug. 3
Angela Meyer – Aug. 5
Maxwell Harder – Aug. 6
Pete Dibbern – Aug. 7

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Angie Dibbern in your prayers, recovering at Wedgewood Care Center, GI NE.
Please keep Vickie Lemburg in your prayers, recovering from gallbladder surgery earlier this week.
Please keep Gerry Kohtz mother in your prayers, she suffered from a stroke this past week and is in hospice.

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

THANK YOU
Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Merlin Dibbern, Steve Dibbern, Loren Dibbern, Jeff Campbell, Rick Leth, Andrew Merrett and Lee Echtenkamp for their recent help on the previous Habitat Build.

DIST. NEWS
Pastor Kevin McReynolds from St Paul’s Lutheran, Central City NE, our Circuit Visitor has accepted a call to Arkansas. Rev. Adam Snoberger from Trinity Lutheran, GI NE, has been placed as interim Circuit Visitor until the next NE Dist. Convention, to be held in the summer of 2021.

Weeks Calendar
Sunday, Aug. 2 – 9th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 55:1–5, Psalm 136:1–9 (23–26)
Rom. 9:1–5 (6–13), Matt. 14:13–21
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship with Comm. 10:30 am
Monday Aug. 3
ABC Board Mtg. 6:30 pm
Tuesday Aug. 4
Wednesday Aug. 5
Men’s Bible Study 8 a.m.
Thursday Aug. 6
Friday Aug. 7
Saturday Aug. 8
Sunday, Aug. 9 – 10th Sun after Pentecost
Job 38:4–18, Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16)
Rom. 10:5–17, Matt. 14:22–33
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
Aug. 12 Men’s Breakfast Study 6:45 am
Aug. 16 Sunday School Teachers Mtg. Following worship
Aug. 17 Nominating Committee/M & M mtg.
Aug. 26 7/8 gr Confirmation Parent/Student Mtg. 5:30 pm
Aug. 31 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 55:1–5
1“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. 4Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.”

Epistle Romans 9:1–13
1I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. 6But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. 9For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return and Sarah shall have a son.” 10And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call— 12she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”

Holy Gospel Matthew 14:13–21
13Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Worship Message and Announcements for Sunday July 19, 2020

Readings From Holy Scripture
OT 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 Reading 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.

Gospel Reading 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.”

Responsive Psalm – Psalm 119:57–64
P 57The LORD is my portion;
C I promise to keep your words.
P 58I entreat your favor with all my heart;
C be gracious to me according to your promise.
P 59When I think on my ways,
C I turn my feet to your testimonies;
P 60I hasten and do not delay
C to keep your commandments.
P 61Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,
C I do not forget your law.
P 62At midnight I rise to praise you,
C because of your just and righteous decrees.
P 63I am a companion of all who fear you,
C of those who keep your precepts.
P 64The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love;
C teach me your statutes!

This Week’s Calendar

Sunday, July 19 – 7th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 44:6–8, Psalm 119:57–64
Rom. 8:18–27, Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Monday July 20

Tuesday July 21

Wednesday July 22
Men’s Bible Study 8 a.m.

Thursday July 23

Friday July 24

Saturday July 25
HFH Build on Nelson Lane (Walls)

Sunday, July 26 – 8th Sun after Pentecost
Deut.7:6–9, Psalm 125
Rom. 8:28–39, Matt. 13:44–52
Worship 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE
July 27 Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm
Sun. Aug. 2 Jones Baptism with Private Family lunch
Aug. 17 Nominating Committee/M & M mtg.
Sept. 9 LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Jerry & Barb Teichmeier 7/19/1975 (45)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Sara Mayes July 20
Greyson Rasmussen July 21
Barb Meyer July 22
Kylie Neppl July 24
Abby Hadenfeldt July 25
Lorraine Kroeger July 25
Spencer Meyer July 25

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep the family and friends of a past member of Christ Lutheran in your prayers. Michelle Pollock passed away on Thursday July 2 and her service was July 13 in Grand Island.
Please keep family and friends of Andrew Fairbairn, Barb Rasmussen’s nephew, in your prayers. Andrew passed away on July 4, 2020, a private family memorial service was held Saturday July 11, in Lincoln NE.
Please the family and friends of Marion Ostdiek, Rebecca Hadenfeldt’s uncle, in your prayers. Marion passed away July 17 following time on a ventilator with COVID 19.
Please keep Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Sandy Banta (Lisa Harders Aunt) in your prayers. Sandy has been transported to her home state of Arkansas and has begun rehabilitation from a massive stroke.
Please keep Kim Acuff (Lisa Harders cousin) daughter of Sandy Banta in your prayers, Kim suffered a mini stroke on Friday July 11 and will see a neurologist this coming week.
Please keep the family and friends of Selma Keylon, Kassidy Gascho’s grandmother, in your prayers. Selma passed away Saturday, July 18 at the age of 92.

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


Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Sunday July 12, 2020 – Worship Message and Announcements

Sunday July 12 Worship Message and Announcements for Christ Lutheran Cairo.

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK
Jeffrey & Jennell Campbell 7/15/2006 (14)
Joshua & Andrea Floth 7/15/2017 (3)
Brian & Lisa Wright 7/17/1993 (27)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Shari Rathman July 12
Carl Sokol July 13
Atley Strode July 14
Amira Gaet July 15
Sophie Schroeder July 15
Mickhalla Critel July 17
Douglas Meyer July 17
Daniel Reimers July 18

PRAYERS THIS WEEK
Please keep the family and friends of Jeanette Wudel (from Florida), Don Deines’ sister in your prayers. Jeanette passed away Sunday afternoon.
Please keep Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Sandy Banta (Lisa Harders Aunt from Arkansas) in your prayers. Sandy has been transported to her home state and is recovering from a stroke.

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

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.”

Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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Announcements and Readings for the week of July 5, 2020

Please click the link below to view Pastor Wright’s Sermon Message for this Sunday.

 https://youtu.be/QvOw1DWhCUU

Weekly Announcements for the Week of July 5th

Sunday, July 5 – 5th Sun after Pentecost
Jer. 28:5–9, Psalm 119:153–160
Rom. 7:1–13, Matt. 10:34–42
Worship 10:30 am

Monday July 6

Tuesday July 7 GO BIG GIVE
Lasagna Dinner at ABC  5 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday July 8 Men’s Breakfast Study 6:45 a.m.

Thursday July 9

Friday July 10

Saturday July 11 Habitat for Humanity Build (Footings)
Contact Lee Echtenkamp if you can volunteer

Sunday, July 12 – 6th Sun after Pentecost
Is. 55:10–13, Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13
Rom. 8:12–17, Matt. 13:1–9,18–23
Worship 10:30 am

 SAVE the DATE
Pastor Out of Town June 29-July 11 for KS Wheat Harvest
HFH Build on Nelson Lane (Walls) July 25
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021 

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK

Dwight & Lisa Jones – 7/11/2015 (5)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK

Allison Sokol – July 6
Kassidy Gascho – July 9
Holly Plejdrup – July 9
Dana Lemburg July 11

PRAYERS THIS WEEK

Please keep Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Sandy Banta (Lisa Harders Aunt from Arkansas) in the Council Bluffs Hospital, Sandy suffered a stroke while traveling to Iowa last week.
Prayers of Thanks for Dwight & Lisa Jones on the birth of their son, Braxton Michael born on June 30th. Mommy and Baby are doing well.   Please keep Jeanette Wudel (from Florida), Don Deines’ sister in your prayers. Jeanette is currently in the hospital and has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Suffering from Cancer

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

GO BIG GIVE – Tuesday July 7th
Pre-Giving Begins on Monday June 22nd
Join us for 24 hours of giving to make a BIG difference!

Go Big GIVE brings Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving day on July 7th. We inspire people to give generously to reach our goal of $1,000,000! Thank you for your support by making “a million gifts for the world we want to make”.
Several Local Groups are involved in Go Big Give, three close to our church are ALL BELONG TO CHRIST DAYCARE, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL and HEARTLAND LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL.

HLHS will be having a Prayer Walk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on July 7th. Guided sessions will start on the hour beginning with scripture readings and a short message. Self-guided sessions can be started any time. Walk around the school and pray for our school, community, nation and the world. Spend as much time here as you like, refreshments will be provided.

You Are Invited As part of this year’s GO BIG GIVE Event, All Belong to Christ (ABC) will be hosting a free Lasagna dinner open to  everyone. Please join us for supper Tuesday July 7th from 5-7pm. “Grab-And-Go” Containers will be available if you wish to take food home to enjoy as another convenient option. Volunteers will be available to help assist anyone in making online donations. This is a huge event for non-profits in Hall, Hamilton, Merrick and Howard counties. One can make donations to specific organizations or there is a ‘Support Them All’ option where the money donated that way gets split among all the nonprofits. Pretty cool for sure! Given the current COVID-19 climate our state is in, it is essential for us all to support our non-profits in order that they may continue to grow and thrive. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying some yummy supper on us.
If you have any questions please email us at: allbelongtochristdaycare@gmail.com Thank You, Robin & The Childcare Board

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

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