Announcements and Readings for the week of Jan 12, 2020

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 – Director
(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 Lily Campbell
Usher Helpers Katie / Kendal
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship ABC
Altar Julie Dibbern
Ushers Doug Meyer / Heath Hadenfeldt



Oliver Becker - January 15
Claire Knuth - January 15
Frances Harders - January 16
Merlin Dibbern - January 17
Craig Harders - January 17
Mervin Schweitzer - January 17
Diana Reimers - January 18   

Our Attendance Members Visitors
Dec. 22 88 6
Dec. 25 23 0
Dec. 29 (Weather Cancellation No Services)
Jan. 5 89 4

Our Offerings Sun. 1/5/2020
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $4,683.00
Mission Fund $201.00
Debt Relief Fund (1st Special Offering) $548.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $.00
Special Gifts – (SS-$10/HLHS Coffee$- $69.51) $79.51


Please pray for the family and friends of Rev. Walter Lemmermann, age 89, who entered heaven on Sat., Dec. 28, 2019.
He served the dual parishes of Christ, Cairo & Zion, Shelton, NE from 1966-1971; and St. John, Curtis, NE from 1982-1995.

Suffering from Cancer

Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Kevin Watson, Karry Bloomquist cousin
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Susie Larson, Long time Cairo Resident
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’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, Jan. 12 – The Baptism of Our Lord
Is. 42:1–9, Psalm 29
Rom. 6:1–11, Matt. 3:13–17

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
ABC Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship – SS Children Sing ♫ 10:30 am
Installation of Officers 10:30 am
Quarterly Voter’s Mtg. Following Worship

Monday Jan. 13
Pastor Winkel Mtg at Cairo 9 – 3
Tuesday Jan. 14
Wednesday Jan. 15
Moses to CU at Seward Pet Therapy
Men’s Bible Study 8 am
Women’s Bible Study 9 am
Moses to ABC 9:30 am
Moses to Boys Town & Hope Harbor 3 pm
Confirmation 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm

Thursday Jan. 16
Moses to GI (Primrose & Heritage)
Friday Jan. 17
Saturday Jan. 18 Dibbern Baby Shower Jan. 18

Sunday, Jan. 19 – 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Is. 49:1–7, Psalm 40:1–11
1 Cor. 1:1–9, John 1:29–42a

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Estate Planning / Charitable Gifting Mtg. at HLHS 2 – 5 pm

Entrepreneurs Class – Knuth/Reynolds Jan. 25
Chancel Mtg. Jan. 27
Elder Mtg. Jan. 27
Red Cross Blood Drive at HLHS Jan. 31
Wives of Pastors Retreat Peace GI Jan. 31/Feb. 1
LYF Valentine Dinner Weds. Feb. 12
Ash Wednesday Feb. 26
New Hope Annual Dinner & Silent Auction Feb. 29
Weds Lenten Worship March 4 – April 1
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

H.S. News

Heartland Lutheran High School will be hosting a visit day for any 5-11 grade student interested in HLHS on Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to see what HLHS has to offer and to meet students and teachers in a fun and interactive way.

Heartland Lutheran High School is holding a Discover HLHS Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Tours, information, question and answer time with students, teachers, and parents will all be available.

Heartland Lutheran High School is hosting a Financial and Gift Planning seminar put on by Craig Stirtz of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Foundation on Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This is open to all people who are interested in how they can leave impactful gifts of all sizes to their home congregations, schools, and other charity organizations.

On Friday, January 31st from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm the Heartland Lutheran National Honor Society Students will be hosting a 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. As such, 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.

What is “The Baptism of Our Lord”?
Today is the First Sunday after the Epiphany. Today we celebrate the day that our Lord Jesus was baptized by John the Baptizer. That’s right, Jesus was baptized just like you! Why was Jesus baptized? Jesus’ Baptism is very important. When Jesus was baptized, it marked the beginning of His mission to save the world from sin through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. As Scripture says, Jesus’ Baptism was one of the many things He did to “fulfill all righteousness.” Because of Jesus and all He has done for us, our Baptism is now a source of forgiveness, life and salvation.

The Baptism of Jesus
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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2020 Voter’s Assembly Officers

Chairman Paul Wilhelm (2020) M&M
Vice-Chairman Josh Harders (2020) Chairman for M&M
Secretary Peg Lemburg (2020) M&M
Treasurer Gordon Bredthauer (2020) M&M
Dwight Jones (2022)
Matt Neppl (2021) M&M
Gary Harders (2020) Childcare Board
John Hadenfeldt (2022)
Richard Hadenfeldt (2022)
Rob Schultz (2021)
Brent Gascho (2021) M&M
Tim Lemburg (2020) M&M
Scott Reynolds (2020) Childcare Board
Finance Committee
Kristen Harders (2021)
Tiffany Jacobsen (2021)
Doug Meyer (2020)
Ted Dibbern (2020)
Kimberly Dibbern (2020) M&M
Board of Education
Lisa Jones (2022) Childcare Board
Taryn Wright (2021) M&M
Kimberly Dibbern (2020)
Advisory Member
Pastor Wright M & M and Childcare Board

Memorial Committee
Kassidy Gascho
Ted Dibbern
Nancy Harders

Child Care Board – 2020

Chairman Bobbi Nation (2020)
Vice Chairman Jessica Schroeder (2021)
Secretary Carly Callahan (2021)
Treasurer Mary Harders (2020)
Board of Education Lisa Jones
Trustee Gary Harders
Elder Scott Reynolds
Director Robin Seim
Advisory Member Pastor Wright

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 42:1–9

1Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. 4He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law. 5Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: 6“I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, 7to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. 9Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

Epistle Romans 6:1–11

1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel Matthew 3:13–17

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

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