January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024


A Word from Pastor Brad

Is there anything new under the sun? "The inclination of the human heart as evil", is a thought we are pondering. The Christian, especially the Lutheran tradition, takes an honest, dim view of the darkness of the human heart. We are a people with a propensity to evil grounded in our fears and self-centered pride. The gospels tell us that Jesus knows what is natural in all of us, and it is not good. His instruction to Nicodemus is that we must be born, not again, but anew. We must be restarted in a new life by the transformative power of God’s Spirit.

Luther, in his explanation of the sacrament of Holy Baptism, writes, “It indicates that the Old Adam in us should, by daily contrition and repentance, be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires; and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.” Baptism isn’t a one-time reset. It is a daily reset that enables us to live as people unafraid and selfless because we hope in the one who died for us and was raised. 

Grace and Peace

Pastor Brad

Community Sunday - January 28th

RSVP by this Sunday, January 21

  • Combined Worship Service - 10:00 am
  • Annual Congregational Meeting - 11:00 am
  • Celebration Lunch - following the meeting

  • We will celebrate paying off the church mortgage with a special lunch following the annual meeting. There is no need to bring anything for this lunch as it is now being catered by Cracker Barrel. Please RSVP by Sunday, January 21 if you plan to attend the lunch, call the church office (770)963-4499

Help Wanted

If you are willing to help with setup or cleanup for this event, please contact Kelli Robinson.

As we settle into a new year, I want to remind you of the many ways to volunteer in our Outreach program here at CTL. Below are some to name a few! 

  • Lawrenceville Co-Op 
  • Woman’s Domestic Shelter 
  • Knitted or crocheted prayer shawls, Baptismal Blankets, and baby caps. 
  • Send cards to members who are sick, to our college students, and our military families.
  • Help with providing services as needed to other members such as transportation, meals, or housekeeping services. 
  • Participate in clothing and coat drives. Not only with donations but with deliveries. 
  • Volunteer with the Easter Egg hunt. 
  • Volunteer with Trunk or Treat.
  • Participate in the Blood Drive
  • Help with the Angel Tree, Toy Drive, and Gift Cards. 

Next Service Opportunity

Shelter Boutique Maintenance

The next opportunity to serve is a "Shelter Boutique Workday." Outreach volunteers periodically organize and update the presentation of donated clothing. The boutique allows residents of the shelter to select clothing and accessories in a dignified setting. The next work day will be Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus; showing people how much Jesus loves them through our acts of service. I challenge you to "Reach-In" to Outreach and know, there is a place for you.

Start the New Year as a New Member.

We would love for you and your family to become part of our congregation. If you have been visiting for some time and /or feel comfortable joining, the process is easy. Simply complete a one-page membership form with your family profile (name address, etc.) to be entered on the church database

Faith Formation News

Children and Youth

Faith Formation Classes

All Classes Held at 10:00 a.m.

All Faith Formation classes meet on Sunday morning at 10:00. Our Sunday school and confirmation teachers are looking forward to seeing the children and youth in class each week. 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

Friday, January 19-20

7:30 pm to 10:00 am

Family Fun Night

Friday, February 2 

Mark your calendars for a fun night for the whole family. Children and parents will enjoy dinner, fellowship, a family service project, and a movie on the big screen in the sanctuary. Not sure if your little one can sit through a movie. Join us for dinner and the service project. Sign up at the narthex board or contact Diane Thomas at church.

All Georgia Youth Gathering

February 23 -25

It is time to see old friends and meet new ones at the annual All GA weekend retreat. We are very excited to be gathering for All Georgia 2024 at a NEW location: Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia. This year's theme is "Spirit of Peace" (Romans 15:13). We will discuss what love for self, creation, and others looks like in today's world. There will be special guest presenters, planned activities, and free time. We look forward to spending time in fellowship and community with our youth. All Georgia is open to 6th - 12th graders. Cost: $175.00 (includes t-shirt) The church will cover $100 for each youth that attends CTL. The registration deadline is Sunday, February 4th. Sign up at the youth bulletin board or contact Diane Thomas at church. Scholarships for full registration costs are available upon request.

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

We are looking for new 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! Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:15. Come let your voice be heard.

Bell Choir

Start the New Year by making a joyful noise. Handbell choir rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 10:00. 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.

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Study of Revelation

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Brad is leading a fascinating study of Revelation on Sunday, 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 and Acts, by the same anonymous author. The study is held on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

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.

Lenten Devotionals

A variety of Lenten devotionals are available in the narthex. You are invited to spend the 40 days of Lent reflecting on the life and ministry of Jesus. Lent begins February 14th (Ash Wednesday).

Book Club


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

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

March 8: My Mother's Secret by J.L. Witterick

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.


Canned Pasta, Peanut Butter, Applesauce, Canned Chicken or Tuna,

Pasta Sauce, Canned Fruit, Jelly, Dry Pasta


Feminine Products, Diapers Size 4 and up

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

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church - Blood Drive


Friday, February 16, 2024

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Fellowship Hall

1001 Duluth Highway

Lawrenceville, Ga 30043

Sponsor ID: ctllc


For an appointment, please visit

Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Youth Lock-In

January 19 

Congregational Meeting 

Community Sunday

January 28

Family Fun Night

February 2

Leadership Retreat 

February 3

Ash Wednesday Lent Begins

February 14

Red Cross Blood Drive

February 16

All Georgia Youth Gathering

February 23 - 25

Men’s Retreat

April 25-April 28

AFFIRM Youth Camp

June 9 - June 14

ELCA National Youth Gathering - New Orleans

July 16 - July 20

Women’s Retreat

April 26 - April 28

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. 

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

Set-up electronic funds transfer by emailing our Treasurer,

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