Announcement and Readings for the week of Sept. 8, 2019

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

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 and Daycare –
Sarah 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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We WELCOME you to Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday morning. There are children’s quiet bags located under the mailboxes 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 2019
All Belong to Christ Daycare & Preschool of Christ Cairo; Heartland Lutheran High School, Grand Island, NE; New Hope Christian School, Cairo, NE.; Mission Central and Orphan Grain Train.

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 Katie Hadenfeldt
Ushers Craig Harders / Ron Schultz
Usher Helpers Kendal / David
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Coffee Fellowship All Belong to Christ


Brian & Dana Tonniges 9/10 (31)


Matt Neppl 9/8
Donna Harders 9/9
Peggy Hadenfeldt 9/13
Kalli Knuth 9/13

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Aug. 11 84 8
Aug. 18 95 3
Aug. 25 104 4
Sept. 1 51 2

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 Donna Harders recovering at home from hip replacement surgery.
• Prayers for Raymond Kounovsky, Garen & Laura Spatz brother in law suffered a heart attack.
• Prayers for Family and Friends of LaVera Blanco, Jan Hadenfeldt’s cousin. LaVera passed away on Sept. 3 her funeral will be held Sept. 28 in Florida.

Suffering from Cancer

• Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
• Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
• Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
• Sally Anderson
• Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
• Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s sister
• Barb Meyer

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 Mailbox

Sunday, Sept. 8 – 13th Sun. after Pentecost
Deut. 30:15–20, Psalm 1
Philemon 1–21, Luke 14:25–35

Sunday School Class Begins and Adult Bible Study 9 am
All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am
Kevin & Heidi Cheng Concert Cairo Comm. Ctr. 6 pm

Monday Sept. 9
Pastor’s Winkel Mtg. at Central City 9 am – 3 pm
Tuesday Sept. 10
Wednesday Sept. 11
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study 6:45 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Classes Begin 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Sept. 12
Moses to GI (Wedgewood, Country Home, Tiffany Square)
Friday Sept. 13

Saturday Sept. 14

Sunday, Sept. 15 – 14th Sun. after Pentecost
Ezek. 34:11–24, Psalm 119:169–176
1 Tim1:(5–11)12–17, Luke 15:1–10

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Mtg. in Fellowship Hall 9:45 am
LYF - Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion Choir Sings ♫ 10:30 am

Annual Budget & Election of Officer Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 16
HLHS Golf Tournament Sept. 21
Ladies Aid/Thrivent Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser Sept. 22
Dibbern Baptism during Worship Sept. 22
Fall Begins Sept. 23
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 23
Pastor Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon Sept. 26
Junk Jaunt Food Booth Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Junk Jaunt ABC Junk Sales Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
ABC Closed for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 26-27
Elder’s Mtg. 8 pm Sept. 30
Fall Pastor’s Conference at Peace GI Oct 7-8
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship Oct. 13
Trunk-or-Treat 5:00 – 7:30 pm Oct 31
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Sun. Dec. 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec. 24

Heartland Lutheran H.S. News
BLOOD DRIVE On Tuesday, September 17th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting 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. GOLF SCRAMBLE – The HLHS Golf Scramble is Saturday, September 21. We will tee off at 8:30 am with registration and rolls from 7:30 – 8:30 am. A post round lunch will be provided immediately after the round by Probasco Partners, Inc. Please call or email the office to register your team or sponsorship. Help us make this the most successful scramble ever!

Save the Date
Junk Jaunt – September 26-28
We Need Your Help!!
Since beginning this journey in 2014, the Junk Jaunt at Christ-Cairo has donated approximately $22,000 to the church. The Junk Jaunt committee is planning for another great year and we need your help.
We Need
 Pie Bakers
 Kitchen Help
 Packing Lunch Sacks
 Set up Workers
 Clean up Workers
 Servers during busy meal hours
Anyone who has some time to donate, please see Peg Lemburg. With everyone’s help we can make this another great fundraiser!!

CPH – 2019 Fall Bible Sale
Save up to 33% on the new & most popular Bibles and Companion Books. See the poster by the office or go to

DENIM DRIVE for Hope Harbor
Maurices is holding a denim drive Aug. 26-Sept. 9 and will be accepting donations of gently used women’s jeans. This year we will be taking our donations to Hope Harbor for women in need in our local are. Donations can be dropped off at the Maurices located in the Conestoga Mall. You are also more than welcome to bring them to the church office, and I will pick them up there. Thank you so much! Kristen Harders

Habitat for Humanity Needs a Volunteer
The HFH is looking for a volunteer from our church to help pick up the aluminum cans from the Pump and Pantry in Cairo and the Wood River Methodist Church. This volunteer would need to take them to Kramer’s Auto Parts and Iron Co. 3405 N US Hwy 281, Grand Island NE. If you would like to volunteer for this, please contact Megan at HFH (308) 385-5510

Ladies Aid / Thrivent Fundraiser
Ladies Aid and Thrivent will sponsor a breakfast burrito breakfast during fellowship time on 9/22. The freewill donation will go towards the church’s assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School. Breakfast Burritos will also be available for take-out. You may place your take-out order ahead of time with Mary Harders for pick up that morning. Ladies Aid will be matching the first $500 raised.

Kevin & Heide Cheng
Piano / Violin Concert
Sunday Sept. 8th, 6:00 pm at the Cairo Community Ctr. Featuring classical, sacred, popular, western (John Denver), and blue grass gospel music.
Free will Offering

Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 30:15–20
15“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 17But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Epistle Philemon 1–21

1Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, 6and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. 7For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you. 8Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— 10I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11(Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will. 15For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. 20Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ. 21Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

Holy Gospel Luke 14:25–35

25Now great crowds accompanied [Jesus], and he turned and said to them, 26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. 34“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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