Announcements and Readings for the week of April 14, 2019

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

Sunday April 14th, 2019 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday

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
Christ Lutheran LYF (Cairo, NE)

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 Kendal Knuth
Ushers Mike Deines / Jerry Teichmeier
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Altar Laura Spatz / Kimberly Dibbern
Moses Nathan Knuth
Elders Dick Hadenfeldt / Brent Gascho
Coffee Fellowship Ladies Aid – Confirmation Cake Fellowship

Our Attendance:
Members Visitors
Sunday 3/31 111 4
Weds. 4/3 53 0
Sunday 4/7 96 3
Weds. 4/10 41 0

Our Offerings Sunday 4/7
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,032.00
Mission Fund $208.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $731.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts (Sunday School) $9.00

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 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 rehabilitating in the hospital.
• Prayers for Sherry Frank, Jan Hadenfeldt’s sister in law in the hospital.
• Prayers for Chad & Amy Schultz on the birth of their daughter, Nora Gene born April 9. Grandparents are Ron & Dorothy Schultz..
• Prayers for Terry Callahan, Troy Callan’s father
• Prayers for the newly confirmed students: Ethan, Ryan and Cole

Suffering from Cancer
• Barb Meyer
• Kyle Arndt from Alda Ne., Grandnephew of Rick Gilbert
• Patricia (Pat) Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s sister
• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White
• Fran Harders


Brayden Dibbern – April 16, Evan Meyer – April 16
Ben Dibbern – April 18, Eldyn DeFreece – April 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 Church Mail Box

Sunday, April 14 – Confirmation / Palm Sunday
Deut. 32:36–39
Psalm 118:19–29 or Psalm 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11
Luke 22:1—23:56 or Luke 23:1–56 or John 12:20–43

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Confirmation Cake Reception - Ladies Aid Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
♫ Sunday School Children and Choir Trio sing during Worship

Monday April 15

Tuesday April 16
Moses to Crisis Ctr 5:30 pm
Wednesday April 17
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses to Boys Town 3 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday April 18
Moses to GI (Primrose / Good Sam)
Maundy Thursday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choirs during Worship
Friday April 19
Good Friday Worship 7 pm
♫ Choir Sings during Worship
Saturday April 20
Village of Cairo City Wide Clean-up

Sunday, April 21 – The Resurrection of Our Lord
Job 19:23–27, Psalm 118: 15–29
1 Cor. 15:51–57, John 20:1–18
No SS & Adult Bible Study Easter Morning
SUNRISE Easter Worship at 7 a.m.
LYF Breakfast immediately Following worship
Moses Basket Auction Ends Easter Morning

SAVE the DATE Chancel Mtg. April 22
HS Senior Recognition Sunday April 28
LYF Trash Pick-up Day April 28
Elders Mtg. April 29
Reimers Decorate for Graduation May 3
Reimers Graduation Reception in Fellowship Hall May 4
Centura Graduation 2 pm – May 4 Vacation Bible School May 28-31

Debit Fund Information
It was discussed at the last voter’s mtg. how many back payments we owe yet to Southern Power, there are 11 payments left.

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.

Sunday School Parents and Students
The children will be singing during Sunday morning worship services on April 14 (Palm Sunday) and on May 12.
Sunday School will end for the School year on Sunday May 12.

Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School May 28-31, watch the bulletin for more information on VBS.

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.
Ethan Reynolds is providing all the bulletin clipart for this Lent season for his confirmation service project.

Maundy Thursday w/Comm. 7 pm – April 18 (No Supper)
Good Friday 7 pm – April 19 (No Supper)
Easter Sunrise w/Comm. 7:00 a.m. – April 21
LYF Breakfast Immediately Following Worship

Free Will Donation for Easter Lilies
The Chancel Guild is asking for monetary donations to go towards the lilies that decorate the sanctuary Easter Morning. If you would like to donate, please see Donna Schultz.

The Reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel Lesson Matthew 21:1-9

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

The Blessing of the Palm Branches

O Lord, God Almighty, please bless these branches and the people who bear them that you would be praised and your name be glorified. As we trace the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem, and ultimately to the cross and empty tomb, remind us that through these holy acts you have opened the door for us to everlasting life. Amen.

Old Testament Reading Zechariah 9:9-12

Rejoice 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. I 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. As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Epistle Reading 1 John 5:13-15

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Gospel Reading (at the Pulpit) Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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