Announcements and Readings for the week of October 27, 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 Catherine Garrett
Acolyte David Hadenfeldt
Usher Helpers Carlie / Lily
Moses Paul Wilhelm
Coffee Fellowship Kimberly Dibbern
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Garrett Teichmeier / Loren Dibbern


Gary & Lisa Harders 11/2 (34)


Marissa Janda 10/27
Phyllis Rathman 10/27
Karon Rath 10/29

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Sept. 29 56 2
Oct. 6 92 2
Oct. 13 108 8
Oct. 20 93 5

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.

Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Ed Neppl, Matt Neppl’s father
Sally Anderson, Former member of CLC
Randy White, Erika Hadenfeldt’s husband
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister

First Lesson Exodus 13:3-10 and 14

Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the Lord brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out. When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the Lord. Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory. You shall tell your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the teaching of the Lord may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year. When in the future your child asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall answer, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.’”

Second Lesson Acts 2:1-12

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs — in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

Gospel John 8:31-36

Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

What is Reformation Day? The first Reformation Day was October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Church. This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther protested the church’s teaching that you could purchase indulgences, or forgiveness, from the church. Forgiveness only comes from God. He faced a trial, called a Diet, in the church at Worms, Germany. This trial was called the Diet of Worms (Pronounced Verms). He was found to be a heretic and considered an outlaw. He then went into hiding and spent 10 years translating the New Testament into German (also against the church’s laws) so the common man could read the Bible himself.
REFORMATION – John 8:31–36 (Oct. 31) – “Regardless of how terrified the Christian is by the Law and how much he acknowledges his sin, he does not despair; for he believes in Christ into whom he has been baptized and through whom he has the forgiveness of sins. Now if our sin has been forgiven through Christ Himself … we have become free by the deliverance of the Son.” LW 26:447 Quotation from Luther’s Works, American Edition (56 vols.; St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House and Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1955–1986).
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.

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Reformation Day obs. (Oct. 31)
Rev. 14:6–7, Psalm 46
Rom. 3:19–28, John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Kim Dibbern 10 am
Worship - Choir Sings ♫ 10:30 am 

Monday Oct. 28 Chancel Mtg. 7 pm
Elder Mtg. 8 pm
Tuesday Oct. 29
Wednesday Oct. 30 Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
ABC Board Mtg. 7 pm
Thursday Oct. 31 Reformation Day
Trunk or Treat 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday Nov. 1 All Saints Day
Saturday Nov. 2

Sunday, Nov. 3 – All Saints Day obs. (Nov. 1)
Rev. 7:(2–8)9–17, Psalm 149
1 John 3:1–3, Matt. 5:1–12Daylight

Savings Time Ends 2 am move clocks back to 1 am
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Middle School Youth 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am

Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney NE Nov 9-10
Harvest Dinner Fundraiser Sunday Nov. 10
Centura Red Cross Blood Donation Noon-6:00 Nov. 12
HLHS Red Cross Blood Donation 8:30-2:30 Nov 19
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm Nov. 27
Pie Fellowship following Worship Weds. Nov. 27
Hanging of the Greens 6 pm Dec. 2
Christmas in the Village 5:30-7:30 Dec. 5
ABC Children’s Christmas Program 6:15 pm and Soup Supper

from 5-7:30 pm During Christmas in the Village Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa 9-11 am Dec. 7
Habitat for Humanity Cookie Walk Dec. 8
Christmas Caroling & SS Christmas Party Dec 22
Children’s Christmas Eve Program 7 pm Dec 24

Middle School Youth Gathering 2019
Nov. 9-10 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Ctr. Kearney NE.
Middle School youth are learning a lot about themselves and want to kNOw who they are. This gathering is a chance to celebrate the love we receive through the waters of Baptism. Students will be reminded that they are KNOWN by God through their baptism, saved by Jesus and NO one else, and shown what that means for them NOW. The Middle school children will be serving coffee, Sunday Nov. 3 to help with costs. Registration fees after Oct 14 is $140 per student plus Hotel lodging fees.

The HLHS Class of 2020 will be selling poinsettias in 6.5 inch pots at $15 each as a fundraiser for their class gift. Please consider helping them reach their goal of $900 buy purchasing your poinsettia through them this Christmas. They will be taking orders through November 5th to ensure we have them by December 5th. You can order your poinsettia through the school office 308-385-3900, by completing the order form from the HLHS website, or bulletin on the HLHS bulletin board and mailing it to the school. Thank you for your support. Jackie Zeehndner Class of 2020 Adviser

Trunk or Treat at CLC

Please join us at Christ Lutheran in Cairo for Trunk or Treat!
The fun will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Halloween, October 31st We will have all kinds of goodies including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, hot cocoa, and of course candy, candy, candy and more candy all for FREE!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!!
***Sunday School is looking for several more volunteers to have TRUNKS for the kids and donate bags of candy. If you are interested in helping the Sunday School please let Sara Bierhaus know.

“The law says, ‘do this,’ and it is never done. Grace says, ‘believe in this,’ and everything is already done.” — Martin Luther

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