14th Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday Sept. 6, 2020

Click the link below to view The 14th Sunday after Pentecost Worship message from Pastor Wright.

Brian & Dana Tonniges w.9/10/1988 (32)

Mason Janda – Sept. 6
Matt Neppl Sept. 8

Moses Auction Items
It’s almost time to finish up the Moses Auction that was interrupted by Covid. On Sunday Sept. 13th, the auction will end, the comfort dog team is asking for your support as this is one of their fundraisers. The check with the ”SUGGESTED PRICE” takes the item, instead of a silent bidding as in the past. If you have any questions you may contact Lisa Wright or any member of the comfort dog team.

Please keep Charlie Kemptar, Kristin Schultz father in your prayers, recovering after surgery on his leg.
Please keep Carolyn Visser in your prayers, recovering at home following a stroke.
Please keep Keith Dibbern in your prayers, recovering following a stroke.
Please keep Cindy Bredthauer in your prayers, recovering following back surgery.

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
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

Our Offerings
The M&M committee wants to thank everyone for their faithful giving throughout the Covid Crisis.
Just a reminder, while we have maintained our General giving, we have fallen behind in our Missions giving. Please be sure to check the proper box on the offering envelopes where you desire your offering to be directed, all unmarked donations are directed to the General Fund.
REMEMBER donations may still be dropped off at Pathway Bank anytime during the week or mailed to the church.

Weekly Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 6 – 14th Sun after Pentecost
Ezek. 33:7–9, Psalm 32:1–7
Rom. 13:1–10, Matt. 18:1–20
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Junk Jaunt Mtg. 10 am
Worship with Communion 10:30 am
Monday Sept. 7 Labor Day
Tuesday Sept. 8
Wednesday Sept. 9 Men’s Bible 8 a.m.
LWML NE South Convention Held Online
Thursday Sept. 10
Friday Sept. 11
Saturday Sept. 12
Sunday, Sept. 13 – 15th Sun after Pentecost
Gen. 50:15–21, Psalm 103:1–12
Rom. 14:1–12, Matt. 18:21–35
Adult Bible Study 9 am
Worship 10:30 am
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
Presentation of Bibles & Catechisms to 1st gr. & 5th gr.

Install SS Teachers / Bibles & Catechisms to 1st & 5th Gr.
Sept. 14 Pastor Winkel Mtg. Trinity GI
Sept 14 HLHS Red Cross Blood Drive 8:30-2:30
Sun. Sept 20 11-1 Roast Beef Dinner at Senior Ctr.
September 21 Annual Budget & Election of Officers Mtg. 8 pm
Sept 24-27 NE Junk Jaunt
Oct. 19-20 Fall Pastors’ Conf. Schuyler NE
Nov. 14-15 Middle School Youth Gathering Grand Island NE
Nov. 20-22 Dist. Youth Gathering Omaha NE
Sept. 21 Annual Budget/Election of Officers Mtg.
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

The Readings for this Sunday

Old Testament Reading Ezekiel 33:7–9
7“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Epistle Romans 13:1–10
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. 8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Holy Gospel Matthew 18:1–20
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. 7“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. 10“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of Man came to save the lost. 12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Christ Lutheran Church
Cairo, NE

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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