Announcements and Readings for the week of March 3, 2019

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church
503 W Medina St., P O Box 9 Cairo, NE. 68824 – LCMS
Rev. Brian L. Wright – Pastor

Sunday March 3rd, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord

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 –
Sara Nowak & Robin Seim
(308) 485-5832

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

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All Belong to Christ Daycare and Preschool
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CLC / ABC Preschool-Daycare Websites

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 Catherine Garrett
Acolyte Lily Campbell
Ushers Lynn Sundberg / Josh Harders
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Ted Dibbern
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci, & Lisa J)

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 2/3 90 2
Sunday 2/10 101 4
Sunday 2/17 90 2
Sunday 2/24 119 2

Our Offerings Sunday 2/24
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,080.00
Mission Fund $190.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts $7.00

Make sure your Offerings are going where you intend.
General Fund Envelopes General Fund
Mission Fund Envelopes Mission Fund
Building Fund Envelopes Building Fund
(Sun Morning) All Loose Cash Offerings Mission Fund
(Sun Morning) All Undesignated Checks & Envelopes General Fund
(Eve Offerings) All Undesignated Checks, Cash & Envelopes Mission Fund
1st Sun (All 2nd Offerings) General Fund
3rd Sun (All 2nd Offerings) Special Missions
Sunday School Special Gifts
Men’s Breakfast Offerings Special Gifts

Prayers for Dan Dibbern hospitalized in Omaha.
Prayers for Joan Larson who had hip replacement surgery last Tuesday.
Prayers for Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Suffering from Cancer
Barb Meyer
Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., 7 yr. old Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK Ron & Dorothy Schultz – March 5 (36), Shelby & David Kenney – March 6 (9)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Jerry Meyer – March 6, Jeff Harders – March 7, Kevin Harders – March 7
Harold Plejdrup Jr. – March 7, Nicole Dibbern – March 8, Gordon Bredthauer – March 9

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

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

Don’t Forget to Check your Church Box

Sunday, March 3 – Transfiguration of Our Lord
Deut. 34:1–12, Psalm 99
Heb. 3:1–6, Luke 9:28–36

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship Ladies Aid (Bobbie, Jaci & Lisa J) 10 am
Worship w/Communion 10:30 am

Monday March 4
ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm
Tuesday March 5
Wednesday March 6 – Ash Wednesday
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm (♫ Choir will sing during Worship 7 pm)
Lent Supper (Ladies Aid) 6 pm
Ash Weds. Worship w/Comm and Imposition of Ashes 7 pm
Thursday March 7
Moses to Ravenna (Good Sam & Seneca)
Friday March 8
Saturday March 9
**Don’t FORGET to set your clocks ahead Sun. March 10 at 2 a.m. the start of Daylight Savings.

Sunday, March 10 – 1st Sunday in Lent
Deut. 26:1–11, Psalm 91:1–13
Rom. 10:8b–13, Luke 4:1–13
SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Fellowship ABC Daycare 10 am

HLHS Red Blue Dinner & Auction March 23
Confirmation/Palm Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday Worship April 18
Good Friday Worship April 19
Easter Sunrise Worship w/LYF Breakfast April 21

It’s getting to be that time of year, if you would like your 2018 Donation Statement printed out let the church office know.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Habitat For Humanity / Thrivent Build
1010 E. 9th Street; Grand Island NE
Saturday March 16th they will be doing Footings
Saturday March 30th they will be doing Walls
If you are able to volunteer or would like more information please talk to Lee Echtenkamp. (308) 850-8816

Moses Comfort Dog Annual Silent Basket Auction Fundraiser
The silent Auction will begin on Sunday March 24 and finish on Easter Morning. Please speak with the Moses Group if you would like to donate a basket to the Auction. Items will be on display in the church fellowship hall from March 24 – April 21.

This series for Lent takes parishioners through some of the most familiar teachings of Jesus from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and relates them to the events surrounding Christ’s life, death and resurrection. In the process, the services will powerfully reveal that the cross itself is the ultimate sermon on the mount for our journey of faith in this sacred season.

Lenten Suppers begin at 6:00 pm
Weekday Worship Services begin at 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday w/Comm. & Imposition of Ashes – March 6
Weds. Lent Services
March 10 – Ladies Aid Supper
March 17 –
March 24 –
April 3 – Moses Group
April 10 – ABC Daycare
Palm Sunday / Confirmation w/Comm. – April 14
Ladies Aid Cake Fellowship for Confirmands
Maundy Thursday w/Comm. – April 18
Good Friday – April 19
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Heartland Lutheran High School’s Red & Blue dinner and auction tickets are now on sale. The semi-formal event will take place at Riverside Country Club on Sat. March 23 with doors opening at 4pm, Cocktail Hour and Silent auction from 4-6pm, Dinner at 6pm, and Live Auction at 7pm. This year’s meal will be a Winter Salad, Beef Tenderloin with an Onion Demi Glace, Grilled Chicken Breast with Hollandaise Sauce, Italian Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Medely, Rolls, and dessert. You can purchase tickets directly through the Red & Blue website: You can also purchase your tickets through the school office at 308-385-3900 or email We are also now accepting donations for the Red & Blue auction. Donations may be brought to the school office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, or by appointment.

The Transfiguration
Luke 9:28-36
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
Luke 9:34-35 (NIV)
Can you find the way to Jesus, Moses and Elijah?

Responsive Psalm Psalm 99
P 1The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!
C He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
P 2The LORD is great in Zion;
C he is exalted over all the peoples.
P 3Let them praise your great and awesome name!
C Holy is he!
P 4The King in his might loves justice.
C You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
P 5Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool!
C Holy is he!
P 6Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.
C They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
P 7In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
C they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
P 😯 LORD our God, you answered them;
C you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrong doings.
P 9Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain;
C for the LORD our God is holy!

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 34:1–12

1Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, 2all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, 3the Negeb, and the Plain, that is, the Valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. 4And the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.” 5So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD, 6and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. 7Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated. 8And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him. So the people of Israel obeyed him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses. 10And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Epistle Hebrews 3:1–6

1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Holy Gospel Luke 9:28–36

28Now about eight days after these sayings [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

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