Announcements and Readings for the Week of Nov. 24, 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 –
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 Kendal Knuth
Usher Helpers David / Carlie
Moses Jaci Knuth
Coffee Fellowship Volunteer Needed
Altar Laura Spatz
Ushers Larry Hadenfeldt / Gerry Kohtz

Brent & Kassidy Gascho Nov. 24 (18)
Rick & Dail Helzer Nov. 27 (43)
Gene & Darlene Hadenfeldt Nov. 30 (57)
Carl & Allison Sokol Nov. 30 (28)

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Karsyn Lemburg – Nov. 17
Steve Lemburg – Nov. 17
Tim Lemburg – Nov. 18
Karry Bloomquist – Nov. 19
Jamie Hadenfeldt – Nov. 20
Jessica Schroeder – Nov. 20
Shirley Adams – Nov. 21

This Morning we WELCOME
Destiny Dibbern & Lexie Bloomquist as newly confirmand members of Christ Lutheran Cairo. Destiny and Lexie completed new member classes with Pastor and will be confirmed this morning during worship.

Our Attendance
Members Visitors
Oct. 27 70 1
Nov. 3 107 1
Nov. 10 101 14
Nov. 17 82 0

Our Offerings Sunday 11/17
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $2,907.00
Mission Fund $179.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – SS $.00

UPDATE on 2019 Mission Pledge
Our 2019 assessment for Heartland Lutheran High School has been met. November & December assessments were paid in full in November.
However…We have not paid anything towards our pledge to the District & Synod and NACC (Concordia Scholarship program). As of November 10, our balance in the Mission Fund is $1, 908.83. Our 2019 pledge to the District is $7,000, we are in need of $5,091.17 to meet the total Mission Pledge for 2019.


Prayers for Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother, diagnosed with breast cancer. Judy will undergo surgery on Dec. 5 in GI
Prayers for Destiny Dibbern & Lexie Bloomquist, newly confirmand members.
Prayers for Nolan Bloomquist, son of Rick & Lexie Bloomquist, baptized this morning, Sponsors are Danny & Tessa Peterson.
Prayers for Lynn Sundberg, Lynn will undergo open-heart surgery, Wednesday Nov. 27, in Lincoln.
Prayers for the family and friends of Don Schnase, Don died on Nov. 21 at Tiffany Square, Grand Island NE.
Prayers for Donna Harders recovering at home.
Prayers for John Dvoracek – Friend of Shawn Harders Family, John suffered a stroke
Prayers for Ty White, Friend of the Knuth Family, burned from a chemical explosion.
Prayers for Susie Larson, former Cairo resident, Susie has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her brain. She has moved to an assisted living community hospice. Her 70th birthday is Dec 5th. Susie would really appreciate hearing from local friends! Susie Larson, Pura Vita, 3250 W. Sumter Drive, Tucson, AZ 85742

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
Shirley Mueller, Nancy Harders mother

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. 24 – Last Sunday of Church Year
Mal. 3:13–18, Psalm 46
Col. 1:13–20, Luke 23:27–43
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Volunteer Needed
Worship w / Baptism & Adult Confirmation 10:30 am
Monday Nov. 25
Elder’s Mtg. 7 pm
Tuesday Nov. 26
Wednesday Nov. 27
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
No Women’s Bible Study Today
Moses Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3pm
No Confirmation
Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7 pm
Pie Fellowship immediately following Worship Service
Thursday Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day
Friday Nov. 29
Saturday Nov. 30

Sunday, Dec. 1 – 1st Sun in Advent
Is. 2:1–5, Psalm 122
Rom 13:(8–10) 11–14, Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9 am
Coffee Fellowship – Ladies Aid (Angie & Jaci)
Worship w / Communion 10:30 am

SAVE the DATE 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 Dec. 5
**All Belong to Christ invites everyone to their Christmas Program 6:15 & Soup Supper 5:30-7 pm
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
Christ Cairo 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

LYF Adult Leaders Needed
After much deliberation and prayer Matt and I have decided we are stepping down as leaders of LYF after May 2020. Please consider offering your time and talent to this group of young adults. If you are interested contact Matt or Lois Neppl and they will integrate you into the group now, so you can seamlessly take over leadership.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship equips teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. Youth are not the church of tomorrow…they are part of the church today.

Help Purchase Christmas Poinsetta’s
The Chancel Guild will soon be decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas Season. They are asking for donations, any amount donated will be greatly appreciated, for the purchase of Poinsettias. If you would like to donate please see Donna Schultz.

Clip & Post – Holiday Worship Schedule

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Pie Fellowship following Worship Service.

Join us for our Thanksgiving worship, “All Our Wants and Needs Supplying,” in which we make the distinction between NEEDS, the basic necessities without which we could not exist, and our WANTS, which include just about everything else the Lord provides. Our Lord graciously and lovingly supplies us with both.

Advent Weds. Evening Worship Services
Wednesday’s – Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Advent Suppers will be held from before Worship
Dec. 4 – Ladies Aid, Dec. 11 – Junk Jaunt, Dec. 18 – LYF

In this Advent series for traditional worship we welcome the Christ Child, who is the light of the world, arising in our lives this season. In celebration, we, in turn, shine with the light of Christ in various ways for all the world to see the brightness of his love. Each week will focus on a dif-ferent aspect of the light of Christ and how we are enlightened by him throughout our lives. The theme verse for the entire series is: “Arise, shine, for your light has come” (Isaiah 60:1).

Children’s Christmas Eve Worship – Tues. Dec. 24; 7pm

Christmas Morning Worship
Weds. Dec. 25 at 7 a.m.
This service for Christmas Day celebrates that Jesus, the Light of the world, lies in a manger in Bethlehem. He is our Light, the Light no darkness can overcome. Hymns in the service include “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “What Child Is This” and “Joy to the World.”

Ladies Aid members will be organizing delivery of Christmas goodie boxes
to members of the church and community members who are shut-in or suffering from illness. Members and anyone else desiring to help contribute goodies (cookies, and nuts, popcorn, and low sugar treats for diabetics) will meet Saturday, Dec. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at church (Old Fellowship Hall) to assemble the boxes. Assembly takes about an hour, and then participants help deliver the boxes to the home of recipients.

Old Testament Reading Malachi 3:13–18

13“Your words have been hard against me, says the LORD. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ 14You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the LORD of hosts? 15And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape.’” 16Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name. 17“They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. 18Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.”

Epistle Colossians 1:13–20

13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Holy Gospel Luke 23:27–43

27And there followed [Jesus] a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” 39One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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