December 22, 2023

December 22, 2023

Sunday, December 24

Worship Schedule

10:00 a.m. Celebration of the 4th Sunday of Advent

5:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

7:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

New Years Eve

One Service 10:00 a.m.

Join us on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31 at 10:00 a.m. for a special service dedicated to Lessons and Carols and the Baptism of Charlie Eidson.  

Year-End Giving

Important Notice!

Contributions of cash, checks or stock to be included on 2023 giving statements, must be at church or postmarked on or before December 31. If you plan to deliver your offering personally during the week after Christmas, call ahead to be sure someone will be in the office. You can always utilize our locking mailbox.

Thank You From

Church Staff

We are so very grateful for the Christmas gifts given to us this year. We are continually humbled by your generosity. 2023 has been a year of exciting things happening. The support of this congregation keeps us inspired to grow in new ways. We look forward to an exciting year of service to you and alongside you in this community. Your Partners in Service, Diane, Diliana, Jenny, Janice, and Pastor Brad.

Angel Tree 2012

Thank You

Our CTL Outreach Ministry has been busy during this Holiday Season. We sponsored 4 legacy families and provided a total of 68 gifts! We received an abundance of Golden Gift Cards and had two trips to Street Wise for a toy and gift drop-off. This Ministry would not be a ministry without the members of this church, each volunteer who helped decorate, answered questions, and sorted gifts. This service project depends on each member who brought a toy, gift, or gift card as well as each person who wrapped presents so beautifully. There was so much love and care. Saying thank you is not enough. We may not be a mega-church with thousands of members, but we know how to love people. We are family. We are CTL.

Christ in Our Home

January, February, and March 2024

Christ in Our Home, a devotional, is available in the Welcome Center at church. If you wish to have one mailed to you, email Jenny Lanning and indicate if you prefer a large print or pocket-size version. She will be happy to have one delivered to your mailbox.

Faith Formation News

Children and Youth

Christmas Break

Our children and youth Faith Formation classes will be on break for the Christmas holiday. We will be off on December 24, and December 31. All classes resume on January 7. We wish all of our families and volunteer staff a meaningful Christmas season.

Faith Formation Classes

All Classes Held at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday school at Christ the Lord is for children and youth ages four years through the twelfth grade. Class time includes Bible study, fellowship, and creative activities. Students can 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. Registration is available online (here).

Chime Choir

Meets at 11:00 a.m.

Chime Choir is open to anyone who is in first grade and up. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in room 3 in the education wing. No experience is necessary we all learn together. Practice is held on the same dates that Faith Formation classes meet. Bring the kids to Sunday School and stay for Chime Choir.

Youth Lock-in January 19

Now is your chance for an overnight adventure at the church. Youth in middle school and high school are invited for a lock-in on Friday, January 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. We will have games, music, fellowship, and snacks, and roam the church in the dark for a fun game of Sardines! Please join us and bring a friend for a great night at CTL. Sign up on the youth bulletin board or contact through the church office. Are the adults wishing you could attend a sleepover? Sign up to be a chaperone! Youth shouldn’t have all the fun.

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.

Music Ministry News

Make Your

Voice Heard

The choir will resume rehearsals on January 10, 2024, at 7:15 pm.

We are looking for voices to join us. A special Lenten project is underway! If you like to sing or would like to try, please stop by! Rehearsals are every Wednesday. You can participate in just one project or more!

Bell Choir

Start the New Year by making a joyful noise. Handbell choir rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and will resume on January 7, 2024. John Miller will make himself available to help new ringers individually.

If you have any questions about Music Ministry and how you can be a part of it contact Diliana Slavova through the church office.

The Bible study topic is

God Our Refuge

Orientation will be held for new participants on

January 9 at 6:00 p.m.

New Session Begins

Tuesday, January 16

From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

First Place For Health

A New Session

Begins January 9

Based on proven techniques and 25 years of experience, First Place 4 Health invites you to try the most complete, Christ-centered healthy living program available. If you are tired of going up and down on the dieting roller coaster, of not feeling confident in public or with your friends and family, of suffering from ill health, then we invite you to give us a year to discover a new way to healthy living. Not simply another diet plan, First Place 4 Health will show you how to create balance in the four core areas of your life—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. The results? Weight loss and positive life change. In this all-new inspirational book, you will read about the heart and soul of the First Place 4 Health program. You will experience real-life stories of people who learned to make healthy choices while following the program with trusted group members. Regardless of your current level of weight, fitness or spirituality, you will find motivation and inspiration to succeed with First Place 4 Health.

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Study of Revelation

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Brad will resume the study of Revelation on Sunday, January 7, 2024. This class meets in the fellowship hallway in room 10 at 10:00 a.m.. Grab your bible, and a cup of coffee and join us this Sunday. All are welcome!

Sunday Morning Prayer Group

Luke 11:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 


Prayer is one of the most important practices that Christians have at their disposal. For those interested, Stephen Amartey will be leading an educational and practical small group on prayer. This group meets on Sunday mornings at 8:15 in the Adult Sunday School Room.

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. The study held on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and will resume on January 2, 2024.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

A Pastor-Led Study of The Gospels

This class led by Pastor Dale Sillik is currently studying the Book of Luke. The study group meets on Thursday Mornings at 10:00. We will resume this study on January 4, 2024

Book Club


The book club meets in room 7 on the second Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

January 12: Someone Else's Shoes by JoJo Moyes

February 9: The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies by Alison Goodman 

Check This Out

Lisa Enberg, Executive Director of the Lawrenceville Co-Op Food Bank was interviewed on Fox 5 Atlanta last week. Watch the interview


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.


Oatmeal, Canned Pasta, Chili, Stew, Chicken and Dumplings

Applesauce, Canned Chicken, or Tuna, Instant or Canned Potatoes

Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Jelly


Feminine Hygiene Products

Size 4 and up diapers.

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

Youth Lock-In

January 19

Congregational Meeting 

Community Sunday

January 28

Family Fun Night

February 2

All Georgia Youth Gathering

February 23 - 25

Men’s Retreat

April 25-April 28

Women’s Retreat

April 26 - April 28

AFFIRM Youth Camp

June 9 - June 14

ELCA National Youth Gathering - New Orleans

July 16 - July 20

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:

Peggy Aldridge

Donna Anderson

Rebecca Anderson

Terrell Anderson

Carol Baldwin

Cassens Family

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Landon Doohan

Raquel Doohan 

Family of Richard Eidson

Sheila Erickson

Bella Ferguson

Judy Gaddis

Callie Garner

Harold Henson

Otto Hering

Barbara Hood

Dottie Mack

Kathy Morales

Janet Schuman

Jacob Sheehan

Denise Stahl-Robinson

Darlene Swaim

Marlena Wald

Adelaide Wardrope

Valerie Workman

Honor friends and loved ones this Christmas with gifts that make a difference in the world. Gifts that can grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives. ELCA Good Gift Catalogs are available in the narthex or check out the online catalog at Gifts. 

You may mail checks to 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga 30043

Set-up electronic funds transfer by contacting our Treasurer, Brandon Witt through the church office.

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