August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023

Eidson Party of Four

We are praising God for the birth of Charles Lawrence Eidson (Charlie). He weighed in at 9 lbs. 3 oz., and is 21 " long, Charlie made his entrance at 8:04 am on Thursday, August 3, 2023. Mom, Dad, and Charlie are all happy, healthy, and recovering.

Pr. Brad will be taking time off to spend time with his family.

Piano Recital Tomorrow

You are cordially invited to attend the senior piano recital of our own Amanda Robinson. The recital will be held tomorrow, Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary here at Christ the Lord. Amanda will be attending the University of Georgia this fall. All are welcome.

Eagles Scout Project

Paint Crew Needed

for Tomorrow August 5

Benjamin Stier is in the final stages of his Eagle Scout project. The storage shed and dumpster enclosure have been repaired. A final work day has been scheduled for August 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to complete the painting and staining. All hands are welcome for all or any portion of the day! 

Community Sunday

September 24

Ever wonder who attends the service you do not attend? Well, it is about time you found out. On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church will join the two services together for our first Community Sunday.

This Community Sunday will feature a barbecue cookoff and potluck side dishes. We are seeking 4 to 5 teams/individuals to prepare their favorite barbecue. The entries will be judged and a trophy will be presented. Pr. Brad seems to think he will win, so let's show him some Southern hospitality by demonstrating how it's done.

Contact Kelli Robinson or indicate on the back of your attendance slip if you are interested in participating in the barbecue cookoff or volunteering to help with this event.


New Ringers are Being Sought

for the Bell Choir

Bell season is beginning soon. If you have an interest but are unsure if it's for you, consider coming on August 6 at 10:00 a.m. to try it out. We have a great time learning together.

Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings. Ringers of all skill levels are welcome to join. Contact John Miller by email if you have questions about being a part of the bell choir. John will make himself available to work with newcomers on an individual basis. The Handbell Choir will perform during services throughout the year.

Chime Choir Begins

September 10

Ms. Sue will be back to help the young CTL ringers to make a joyful noise. Chime Choir is open to anyone who is in first grade and up. Rehearsals will be held Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning September 10 in room 3 in the education wing. No experience is necessary we all learn together. Have questions? email Sue Schroer. Bring the kids to Sunday School and stay for Chime Choir

Join the Choir

The new CHOIR season is quickly approaching. We are looking for more singers to join us. The more, the merrier! If you like to sing or would like to try, please stop by! Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. beginning August 23. You can participate in just one project or more! There will be a Christmas Cantata!

If you have any questions about Music Ministry and how you can be a part of it contact Diliana Slavova through the church office or by email (here)

Register Your College Student for

the College Care Ministry

While our young adults are attending college, whether near or far, our faith community here at CTL desires to stay connected.


This year letters of encouragement will be written by members of our Care Team.


If you would like your college student to receive letters of encouragement and gift cards throughout the academic year, please use the link below to register them.


If you wish to be a part of the letter-writing team please email Lori Leberman.

College Care Ministry Student Registration

Confirmation Retreat Camp Weekend

Registration Closing Soon

Middle School Youth

Join other youth from our synod for a weekend of workshops and fellowship. We will study the Sacraments; communion and baptism. Classes will be led by some of our Assistants to the Bishop.

High School Youth

High schoolers (ninth- twelfth) will serve the camp, have plenty of time to experience the surroundings, and enjoy the company of each other during their down time. This is a great opportunity for our youth.

Please commit to participating in this special weekend retreat by August 6.

Contact Diane Thomas through the church office.

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  • September 5 - “What Do We Believe?” with Rev. Dr. William R. Russell, Coordinator for The Lutheran Confessions' Project, LWF
  • September 19 - Adult Catechism, with Bishop Emeritus Julian Gordy
  • October 3 - “Who is Luther?” with Rev. Dr. Justin Nickel, Lenoir Rhyne - LTSS
  • October 17 - Lutheranism in North America, with Rev. Dr. Susan McArver, Lenoir Rhyne - LTSS

All sessions will be recorded and posted to the Southeastern Synod Formation landing page on the synod website, and a digest of videos and resources will be emailed to all at the end of the series.

Cost: FREE

Held via Zoom - link and reminder emails will be sent upon registration.

Register just ONCE for all 4 sessions. Attend as many as you can.

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Faith Formation News

Time to Register for Sunday Faith Formation

Classes Will Resume

September 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday school at Christ the Lord is for children and youth ages four years through the twelfth grade. Classes time includes Bible study, fellowship, and creative activities. Students have the opportunity to walk their faith journey with caring teachers and their peers in the loving environment of our church. Confirmation for middle school students is taught during the Sunday morning education hour. Sunday school begins on September 10. Registration is available in the church narthex. or online (here)

Youth in Middle School

If you have a youth entering sixth grade or if your middle schooler has not previously attended, we encourage them to join Confirmation Classes this fall. Please email Diane Thomas for more information.

Faith Formation Director

If you have any questions about Faith Formation Ministry and how you can be a part of it, contact Diane Thomas through the church office or by email (here)

Adult Sunday Morning Faith Formation Will Resume When Pr. Brad Returns From Paternity Leave

A Study of the Book of Exodus

10:00 a.m. in Room 10 in the Fellowship Hallway

Led by Pastor Brad

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

Study of Acts

The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian Church and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire. Acts and the Gospel of Luke make up a two-part work, Luke–Acts, by the same anonymous author. Email Richard Burgess for more information

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

The Gospels

The Thursday morning Bible Study will be on break until September 7. The month of September will focus on finishing the study of St. Matthew. October 5th will be the beginning of the study of St. Luke. This Pastor led study when in session, meets Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 7 in the education hallway.

Book Club


The book club meets in room 7 on the second Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Email Kathy Friton if you want to join (link here).

Upcoming Dates and Titles

August 11: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

September 8: Homecoming by Kate Morton

We support the Lawrenceville

Co-Op Food Bank

The Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry is a Christian organization providing food assistance for people in need in Lawrenceville and Dacula.



Soup/Beef Stew/Chili


Canned or instant potatoes

Canned chicken



Adult diapers size M & L

Size 3-6 Diapers, Baby Wipes

Dish Soap., Laundry Detergent

Visit the Co-Op Website (here) to learn all the ways to volunteer

Make Christ the Lord Your Church Home

We would love for you and your family to become an active part of our congregation. If you have been visiting for some time and feel comfortable with joining, why not make it official? The process is easy. Simply complete a one-page membership form with your family profile (name, address. etc.) to be entered into the church database. Jenny Lanning, our Director of New Member Ministry, has the necessary forms at the welcome podium in the narthex. She would be happy to assist you. 

Amanda Robinson - Senior Piano Recital

Boy Scout Workday

August 5

Men’s Dinner

August 10

Book Club

August 11

Blood Drive

August 18

Ladies Night Out

August 29

Faith Formation for 

Children and Youth Begins

September 10


Fall Play - The Prayer Circle

September 14, 15, 16 and 17

 Community Sunday

Barbecue Cookoff

September 27 

Synodwide Confirmation 

Camp at Lutheranch 

September 29 to October 1

Second Grade Bible Presentation

October 8

Google Calendar


Keep up to date on all the events and activities happening at Christ the Lord. Access the google calendar on our website by clicking on the icon on the left side of this article. 

In Our Prayers

We continue to pray for these friends to feel God's presence during

their challenging times: You may submit prayers below:

Donna Anderson

Carole Baldwin

Karen Baney

Donna Byron

Marilyn Cimarossa

Hannah Clark

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Mark Edwards

Hannah Johnson

Ron King

Darleen Krautwurst

Dottie Mack

Marsha McCutchen

Tony Milio

Stephen Romanow

Rozinka Family

Janet Schuman

Kelsey Slay

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

LaVonne VanDeWalle

Reminder: No one on staff will ever contact you one-on-one through email or text for help with any ministry needs.... Be alert and vigilant to scammers' attempts to take advantage of our kind nature. We have had some reports of suspicious text. If you ever have questions we encourage you to call the church office.

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga 30043


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Christ the Lord Lutheran Church is located at 1001 Duluth Highway (State Route 120) at McKendree Church Road in Lawrenceville, GA. We are between University Parkway (State Route 316) and Interstate 85. Our phone number is 770-963.4499.

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Office Hours are Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Worship Times
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

Education and Fellowship
10:00 a.m. Adult Fellowship/Coffee Available
10:00 a.m. Sunday School Classes for all ages
10:00 a.m. Confirmation (6th ,7th and 8th grade)

Nursery is available for children birth – 4 years, 9:00 a.m. to noon