Announcement and Readings for November 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 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 Carlie Sokol
Usher Helpers Lily / Katie
Elders Tim Lemburg / Richard Hadenfeldt
Moses Kimberly Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship Middle School Youth
Altar Laura Spatz
Ushers Larry Hadenfeldt / Gerry Kohtz



Kain Dibbern 11/3
Roger Harders 11/3
Conner Sokol 11/3
Brooks Hadenfeldt 11/6
Mike Deines 11/7
Dennis Bloomquist 11/8
Nathan Bloomquist 11/9

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Oct. 6 92 2
Oct. 13 108 8
Oct. 20 93 5
Oct. 27 70 1

Our Offerings Sunday 10/27
Building Fund $100.00
General Fund $2,720.00
Mission Fund $142.50
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $4.00

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


Today on All Saints Sunday we remember those who have passed from our church family:
Lola Clark – 3/13/2019 and those that we carry in our hearts.
Please keep the Schnase family in your prayers, as Don has been put on Hospice care at Tiffany Square. If you were thinking of visiting Don anytime soon, he loves visitors when he is awake!!
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers of Thanksgiving for Barb Teichmeier & Kimberly Quandt (Spatz’s daughter), recovering at home following surgery.

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

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

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee – Middle School Youth 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am 

Monday Nov. 4
Tuesday Nov. 5
Wednesday Nov. 6
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
ABC Chapel 11:30 am
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Thursday Nov. 7
Moses to Ravenna
Little Jays Daycare, Good Sam, Seneca
Friday Nov. 8
Saturday Nov. 9
Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney
New Hope School Purses & Pastries 10-11:30 am
Cairo Community Center, lots of purses to bid on, enjoy refreshments, fellowship and help New Hope fundraising to meet their goal!

Sunday, Nov. 10 – 22nd Sun after Pentecost
Ex. 3:1–15, Psalm 148
2Thess2:1–8,13–17, Luke 20:27-40

Middle School Youth Gathering Kearney
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – ABC 
Worship (Sunday School & Adult Choirs sing during worship) 10:30 am
CLC Harvest Dinner Sponsored by Thrivent 11:45-1 pm

ABC Board Mtg. 6 pm Nov. 11
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 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

Please Join Us for
Christ Lutheran Church’s Harvest Dinner
Sunday, November 10th Thrivent and ladies of the church will sponsor a Harvest dinner on Sunday, November 10
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
(Immediately following services) The menu will consist of roast beef, ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and a variety of salads and desserts. Church and community members are invited to attend. The freewill offering will go towards the churches general fund. The first $1,100 of donations will be matched. Take home boxes will be available is you are unable to stay.

WHAT IS ALL SAINTS’ DAY? – All Saints’ Day was originally a commemoration of the martyrs of the ancient church — the men, women, and children who were persecuted and killed for their faith in Christ. It has since become a festival on which the church remembers all the Christian faithful, both known and unknown.
WHEN IS ALL SAINTS’ DAY CELEBRATED? – The traditional date for the observance of All Saints’ Day is November 1. However, many churches choose to celebrate it on the first Sunday in November.
WHAT DOES THE WORD “SAINT” MEAN? – The English word “saint” derives from the Latin sanctus, which means “holy.”
WHO ARE THE SAINTS? – God declares everyone who has been baptized and believes the promise of the gospel to be justified, holy, and blameless. The communion of saints therefore includes both those still living on earth and those who have died in the faith and are now living in heaven.
HOW DO LUTHERANS HONOR THE SAINTS? – Lutherans do not pray to the saints in heaven or invoke their help as Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox do. However, we do honor the saints. Philip Melanchthon, Martin Luther’s most important colleague in the Reformation, wrote of three ways that Christians should honor the saints: The first is thanksgiving. For we ought to give thanks to God because He has shown examples of mercy… because He has given teachers or other gifts to the church… The second service is the strengthening of our faith; when we see the denial forgiven Peter, we also are encouraged to believe the more that grace truly super-abounds over sin, (Romans 5:20). The third honor is the imitation, first, of faith, then of the other virtues… (Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Article XXI, paragraphs 4-6). Dr. Melanchthon’s second point is particularly important. Notice that when we honor the saints we actually give the glory to God and not to the saints themselves. All the saints who now live in heaven were in their earthly lives exactly like us: poor, miserable sinners and completely unworthy of God’s favor. It is only grace — the Lord’s undeserved mercy, love, and forgiveness — that makes the saints what they are.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 1:10–18

10Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. 12“When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts? 13Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations—I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly. 14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. 15When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. 16Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, 17learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. 18“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

Epistle 2 Thessalonians 1:1–5,11-12

1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. 5This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering. 11To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Gospel Luke 19:1–10

1[Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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