Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan. 13, 2019

Sunday school for all Ages  (2 yr. old’s – Adult) 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship 10:00 a.m.
Worship  (Communion on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays) 10:30 a.m.

Pastor – Rev. Brian L. Wright (303) 506-6481
Church Office (308) 485-4863

All Belong to Christ Preschool/Daycare
(308) 485-5832

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Primary Handlers Shawn & Nancy Harders
Shawn – 308-380-6168 Nancy – 308-380-0589

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We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the 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 2018
All Belong to Christ Child Care & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train. Tiffany Harders to Côte d’Ivoire (Tanda), Africa and Alyssa McAfee to Liberia (Gorblee), Africa.

New Member Classes
Please speak with Pastor Brian or contact the church office at 308-485-4863 if you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Cairo.

Serving in God’s House Today

Pastor Rev. Brian Wright
Organist Beverly Gilbert
Acolyte Ryan Schweitzer
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Barb Rasmussen
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship All Belong to Christ

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Monday 12-24 128 18
Tuesday 12-25 27 1
Sunday 12-30 77 1
Sunday 1-6 82 2

Our Offerings Sunday 1/6
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,230.00
Mission Fund $118.00
Special Mission (3rd Sun special offering) $.00
Misc. Gifts (SS) $8.00

Prayers for Lynn Sundberg at home recovering from hip surgery on January 4.
Prayers for Luca, son of Pastor Wrights’ friend/fellow pastor Travis. Luca is in the pediatric ICU with a
collapsed lung and pneumonia.

Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne. (6 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert)
Danny Godfrey (friend of Ron & Dorothy Schultz)
Patricia (Pat) Hughes (Barb Teichmeier’s sister)


Oliver Becker – Jan. 15, Claire Knuth – Jan. 15
Frances Harders – Jan. 16, Merlin Dibbern – Jan. 17, Craig Harders – Jan. 17
Merv Schweithzer – Jan. 17, Diana Reimers – Jan. 18, LaNell Kohtz – Jan. 19

Pastor Wright will be in the Church office most weeks M-Th; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may call Pastor Wright at 303-506-6481 or email him at

Bulletin announcements need to be submitted to the church office by
Wednesday evening to appear in the following Sunday’s Bulletin.

Don’t Forget to Check your Mail Box

Sunday, Jan. 13 – Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 43:1–7; Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11; Luke 3:15–22

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Officers during Worship Service
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Jan. 14
Pastor WINKEL Mtg.

Tuesday Jan. 15
Moses to Crisis Ctr. 5 pm

Wednesday Jan. 16
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
WR Good Sam Worship 10 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 17
Moses to GI (Primrose/Good Sam)

Friday Jan. 18

Saturday Jan. 19

Sunday, Jan. 20 – 2nd Sun. after Epiphany
Is. 62:1–5; Psalm 128
1 Cor. 12:1–11; John 2:1–11
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Cairo Seniro Ctr. Dinner 11-1

Cairo Steering Comm Mtg. 7 pm Jan. 22
HLHS Visit Day grades 5-8 Jan. 25
HFH Speaker Here Sunday Jan. 27
HLHS Visit Day Families & Students Jan. 27
Hard Hats & Heels Dinner/Auction Habitat for Humanity Feb 8, 2019

Don’t Forget…
To send the church office updates to your household
ADDRESS, EMAIL, PHONE, and also a photo of your family.

Famous Lutherans – Norman Schwarzkopf (1964-2012)
In 1991, Schwarzkopf commanded the successful allied invasion of Irag in the Persian Gulf War. He retired from the US Army in 1992 as a four-star general.

HLHS NEWS… On Friday, January 25 Heartland Lutheran High School will host a visit day for all students in grades 5 – 8. Students will participate in classroom activities, have lunch, and play games with Heartland Lutheran students. This is their chance to see what Heartland Lutheran is all about.
On Sunday, January 27 Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting an open house from 2:00 – 5:00 pm for all students and families. Tour the campus, talk with teacher, parents, and students about their experiences, and get more information about our programs, activities, and more.
On Monday, January 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a Blood Drive for the Red Cross. Please consider coming in to make a donation and helping them reach their goal of over 30 usable units –reaching 30 usable units will make HLHS students eligible for a Scholarship through the Red Cross. So your donation will not only help the Community but HLHS students as well. Please Contact the HLHS office at 308-385-3900 for a donation time. The Red Hornet Basketball teams are inviting students in grades 5-11 to join them on
Thursday, January 31 as they welcome Palmer High School to Heartland Lutheran for varsity basketball. Join in on pre-game devotions, strategy, sit behind the bench during the game, enjoy food with the team after the game, and more. Email or call the HLHS office to RSVP for this great event by Monday, January 28. 308-385-3900
Monday (1/14) and Tuesday (1/15) at 6:00 pm The Grand Theater will be offering free showings of the film It Must Make Peace which is focused on Trinity Lutheran graduate Paul Chandler’s work in Mali Africa and using music and traditional dance to help keep peace in an area that is being infiltrated by Radical Islam that outlaws music. The film is made possible by Paul Chandler’s Instruments 4 Africa. The film is 86 minutes long and will be followed by a Q & A with Paul Chandler. This is a great opportunity to see the great work being done by a Grand Island native and a Trinity Lutheran School alum.

The Church is looking for someone to volunteer to remove snow throughout this winter season. We would like to thank Loren Dibbern, Loren has volunteered many years doing this job for us here at church. The job would be to come following any snow or ice weather and make sure the sidewalks and entrances are clear of snow and ice for days of business for All Belong to Christ (ABC) Preschool/Daycare and also any Worship Service (Evenings or Sunday Mornings). This volunteer may bring his or her own UTV, Skid Loader or snow blower to make this job a little easier. The Church does have a snow shovel and does purchase rock salt for icy conditions. Please let Rick Leth know if you would be interested in Volunteering for this job.

Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 43:1–7

1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and hrough the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. 4Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. 5Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. 6I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Epistle Romans 6:1–11

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Luke 3:15–22

15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison. 21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

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