Announcements and Readings for the week of Sept. 15, 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
Music Kimberly Dibbern / Steve Hansen
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Ushers Craig Harders / Ron Schultz
Usher Helpers David / Carlie
Altar LaNell Kohtz
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Elders Brent Gascho / Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship LYF


Darren & Charity Adams 9/16 (24)
Loren & Julie Dibbern 9/16 (41)
Craig & Lora Harders 9/17 (36)
Russel & Charlene Lemburg 9/17 (69)
Kayla & Adam Becker 9/20 (11)


Robbie Gilbert 9/15
Elizabeth DeFreece 9/16
Kendal Knuth 9/16
Benjamin Serr 9/16
Loren Dibbern 9/17
Shawn Harders 9/17
Kinzlie Bloomquist 9/20
Kody Hadenfeldt 9/21

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Aug. 18 95 3
Aug. 25 104 4
Sept. 1 51 2
Sept. 8 105 5

Our Offerings Sunday 9/8
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,300.00
Mission Fund $198.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Misc.Gifts (Cheng Concert & Sunday School) $244.10

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. 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

Monday Sept. 16
Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Sept. 17
HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday Sept. 18
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor
7 & 8 gr. Confirmation Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Sept. 19
Moses to GI (Primrose)
Friday Sept. 20
Saturday Sept. 21
Heartland Lutheran Golf Tournament

Sunday, Sept. 22 – 15th Sun. after Pentecost
Amos 8:4–7, Psalm 113
1 Tim. 2:1–15, Luke 16:1–15

SS & Adult Bible Study 9 am
Ladies Aid Breakfast Burrito Fundraiser – Fellowship Time
Worship with Baptism 10:30 am

Fall Begins Sept. 23
Chancel Mtg. 7 pm Sept. 23
Pastor Cairo Senior Ctr. Devotions Noon Sept. 26
ABC Closed for Junk Jaunt Sales Sept. 26-27
Junk Jaunt Food Booth Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Junk Jaunt ABC Junk Sales Fundraiser VOL. NEEDED Sept. 26-28
Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing 4 pm Sept. 29
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

Tomorrow’s forecast…God reigns and the Son shines!

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 donate 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.

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!!

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.

Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing

Come and celebrate with us by singing praises to our Lord!
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 4 pm at Grace Baptist Church
9th & Baxter Street, St. Paul NE.

Readings From Holy Scripture – Old Testament Ezekiel 34:11–24

11“For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. 17“As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats. 18Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? 19And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? 20“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.”

Epistle 1 Timothy 1:5–17

5The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. 8Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. 12I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, 13though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. 16But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. 17To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Holy Gospel Luke 15:1–10

1Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus]. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 4“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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