Announcements and Readings for the week of March 15, 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
Music Kimberly Dibbern / Steve Hansen
Acolyte Kendal Knuth
Usher Helpers David Hadenfeldt / Carlie Sokol
Elders Scott Reynolds / Rob Schultz
Moses Ted Dibbern
Coffee Fellowship LYF
Altar Kimberly Dibbern
Ushers Joshua Harders / Ted Dibbern


Troy & Carly Callahan – March 15 (17)
Keith & Sheyanne Harders – March 16 (7)


David Hadenfeldt – March 16
Rachel Rice – March 21
Tori Strode – March 21

Our Attendance Members Visitors

Weds. Feb. 26 88 1
March 1 92 0
Weds. March 4 53 0
March 8 83 9


 Prayers for Pastor, Lisa & Family, Our Church Family and the Congregation of St John Lutheran Church at Stryker OH, as the Wright family deliberate the call. 

Suffering from Cancer

 Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
 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
 Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
 Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

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, March 15 – Third Sunday in Lent
Ex.17:1–7, Psalm 95:1–9
Rom. 5:1–8, John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

Sunday School Adult – The Gideons International 9 am
LYF Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Roast Beef Dinner The Gathering Place 11 – 1 pm

Monday March 16
Spring Pastor Conference Kearney NE
Tuesday March 17 Spring Pastor Conference Kearney NE
Wednesday March 18 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 Class 5:30 pm
Choir Practice 6 pm
Whitefoot’s Lent Supper 6 pm
Lent Worship 7 pm

Thursday March 19 Moses to GI Primrose & Heritage
Friday March 20 SPRING! ?
Moses to Visit Centura March 20
Saturday March 21
Cairo VFD Smorgasbord 4:30 – 8 pm

Sunday, March 22 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
Is. 42:14–21, Psalm 142
Eph. 5:8–14, John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

Sunday School Adult Bible Study 9 am
VOLUNTEER NEEDED - Coffee Fellowship 10 am
Worship 10:30 am

Moses Basket Auction March 8 – April 12
ABC Deliver Butter Braid Sales Mon. March 23
The Gathering Place BINGO Night Supper 5-7 Bingo 6-8 March 23
HLHS Red/Blue March 28
MAN FEST 2020 Peace GI Sun. March 29
Gospel Hymn Sing Sunday March 29
Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31
Project Hunger Easter Basket Extravaganza April 4
Church Clean Up Day (Outside & Inside) 9am Potluck Lunch April 4
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
HFH Build – Pour Cement in GI April 18
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

This Morning we Welcome “The Gideons International” “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19 The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the…
8th Annual Silent Easter Basket Auction …to benefit the ministry. Funds raised will be used to cover travel expenses for local, regional and national deployments. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, March 8. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 29. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 12), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church. Some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Medina Street Vault and Pathway Bank in Cairo from April 6 – 11. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” In addition to traveling with other LCC comfort dogs to provide comfort in crisis situations, Moses and his team attend funeral visitations and visit hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools and local events. The team appreciates the continued support of the Christ Lutheran Church family.

March 18 Wayne & Julie Whitefoot – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
March 25 Bredthauer & Dibbern – Lenten Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 1 ABC (Easter Egg Hunt) Lenten Pulled Pork Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 5 Palm Sunday / Confirmation (Comm.) 10:30 am
Ladies Aid Cake Coffee Fellowship
April 9 Maunday Thursday (Comm.) Worship 7 pm
April 10 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 12 Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast Following Worship

Man Feast 2020
Peace Lutheran, GI; Sun. March 29
Tickets $25 a meal of smoked ribs, speaker Danny Woodhead, North Platte native, NCAA Division II running back at Chadron State, he played 10 seasons in the NFL including a 2011 Super Bowl apperance, Christian man, husband and father of 4 with a powerful story to tell, and fellowship with 500 guys. Doors open at 5pm; Event begins at 5:30 pm and will end around 8:30 pm. Tickets may be ordered at or you may also call Pastor Mike Reiners at 308-380-8145

Heartland Lutheran H.S – RED & BLUE
Sat. March 28 – Riverside Golf Club, GI – Our evening this year will include a Social Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Games, Dinner, Live Auction, Drinks, and More! You will not want to miss such a great evening giving to a great cause, so mark March 28 on your calendars now! Red and Blue Ticket Purchase deadline is MARCH 20. Red and Blue, HLHS’s annual banquet and auction, is Saturday, March 28 at Riverside Country Club. Doors open at 4:30, with silent auction, and dinner at 6pm. Our website is ready for you to purchase tickets, sponsorships, and other extras online: Tickets may also be purchased through the school office Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you have questions, please call or email Tim Leech at

Thrivent Choice Dollars – Expire Tues., March 31
Attention Thrivent Members – Please direct your Thrivent Choice Dollar to Heartland Lutheran High School before they expire on March 31, 2020. This does not cost you anything but your time. You must renew the distribution of your Choice Dollars every year. There are two ways to direct your Choice Dollars. Go to or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “choice dollars” when asked. Thank you for choosing HLHS when making your Choice Dollars donation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Advancement: Karl Bergdolt.

Project Hunger
24th Annual “Easter Basket Extravaganza” A Silent Auction Sat., April 4, 2020 Baskets will be displayed at the Conestoga Mall Proceeds from the “Easter Basket Estravaganza” stay in our community to help stock the Community Food Pantry, and provide food for the Food Bucks Program, Salvation Army Kitchen, Hope Harbor, Department of Health & Human Services Gap Program, Food for Thought Program, Crossroads Rescue Mission, and Project Hunger’s Gathering Table Feeding program. Sponsored by Project Hunger Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. Final Bids at 3:00 p.m. There will be a buy it now option to avoid the wait!

Volunteers needed for the Habitat For Humanity Build on April 18 (8am-Noonish) They will be pouring walls for the crawlspace, it will be a half day. The address is 2086 Nelson Lane. It may not be on google maps yet, but it is in the development that they started building on last year right off Capital Ave. HFH will not be working on March 28. If you would like to help please contact Lee Echtenkamp 308-850-8816.

Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing
Sunday March 29th 4:00 p.m.
Come and Celebrate God’s goodness by singing praises to our Lord! Grace Baptist Church 9th & Baxter Street St Paul NE. Rolls & drinks will be served following the hymn sing. If you have questions contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788

Readings from Holy Scripture

Old Testament Exodus 17:1–7

1All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” 3But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” 4So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” 5And the LORD said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”

Epistle Romans 5:1–8

1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Holy Gospel John 4:5–30, 39–42

5[Jesus] came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” 16Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” 27Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30They went out of the town and were coming to him. . . .39Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed because of his word. 42They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

Responsive Psalm Psalm 95:1–9

P 1Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;*
C let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

P 2Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;*
C let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

P 3For the LORD is a great God,*
C and a great King above all gods.

P 4In his hand are the depths of the earth;*
C the heights of the mountains are his also.

P 5The sea is his, for he made it,*
C and his hands formed the dry land.

P 6Oh come, let us worship and bow down;*
C let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

P 7For he is our God,*
C and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

P Today, if you hear his voice,*
C 8do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,

P 9when your fathers put me to the test*
C and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

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