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July 22, 2022 News

Call Committee Update

The Call Committee has submitted the Mission Site Profile to the Bishop’s Office. The MSP is a comprehensive examination of the past, the present, and the future plans and hopes of CTL.

When the bishop’s office approves the MSP, CTL will have completed stage 2 of the 4-stage call process. Stage 3 is interviewing candidates for CTL’s next pastor! We continue in prayer as we seek the next Pastor for Christ the Lord Lutheran Church.

Needed: Back-to-School Supplies

Help children in our own backyard get ready for a successful 2022-2023 school year. Please bring any of the listed items to church now through July 31. Supplies will be given to students whose families don’t have the means to supply their own. Any donation is appreciated. Questions may be emailed to Teresa Stier (teresastier@gmail.com). A collection bin is located in the narthex.

Items requested:

  • loose-leaf paper
  • backpacks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • composition books
  • highlighters
  • anything a student might need

Wrapping Others in Prayer

The Prayer Shawl Ministry came to CTL in 2004 with the idea of having the Pastor deliver them when he/she visited members in the hospital or the sick and shut-ins until COvID-19 shut us down.
God is now leading us back into the CTL community. We will celebrate the Prayers Shawl Ministry on September 18th during both services. The prayers shawls in inventory will be displayed on the pews in the sanctuary. Anyone who desires to have one for themself, or to share with someone you know who could use prayers, will have an opportunity to select one.

If you would like more information on how you can be a part of providing prayer shawls contact Juanita Hood here.

Join the Bell Choir
Rehearsals Begin August 7

Handbell Choir will begin on August 7 at 10:00 a.m. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings. Ringers of all skill levels are urged to join. Contact John Miller by email if you are interested in 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.

An Invitation to College Ministry

While our young adults are attending college, whether near or far, we are committed to staying connected. Please, accept our invitation to brighten the day of our college students by doing one or more of the following:

College Students/Parents – Register online here. The information provided allows us to keep in touch.
Members/Visitors – Join us Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Narthex or Fellowship Hall to write personal letters to our College Students. This is the first of four such gatherings planned during the academic year.
Donations towards the purchase of Gift Cards are welcome. If you would like to be a part of the team or would like more information email Jenny Lanning here.

Men’s Fellowship Group
August 11, 2022
Tooey’s Wings, Tenders and Taps

The Men of CTL meet for dinner on the second Thursday each month. Save the date August 11, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Tooey’s Email Jim Clark and he will save you a seat.

Faith Formation
Pre-K through High School

Teen Servant Camp a Huge Success

Last week we had eight youth come together daily for servant camp. Each day began with a devotion or scripture reading by Diane Thomas. The students learned how scripture ties into each day of service. The morning hours each day were spent in service to neighbors in our community. The service projects and locations included activities with the residents of Brookdale Senior Center, environmental care at Collins Hill Park, giving love and support to the cats at Furkids, working in the stockroom at the Lawrenceville Co-Op food bank, and making lunches at Fish Ministries. Each afternoon, the group enjoyed fun activities including; Top Golf, laser tag, tubing, a waterpark, and an escape room. Thrivent Financial provided monetary resources for the group to purchase food for Furkids and the Lawrenceville Co-Op. This group learned how to work hard, and play hard as a team. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these young disciples. We were delighted to have some very special adult volunteers come along. The youth are already looking forward to next year.

Children’s Sermon

Each Sunday at both services we will invite all children in attendance to the altar area for a special message from Pastor Scott or Ms. Diane. Children’s Sermons will continue until the beginning of Sunday school.

Acolyte Training is Being Rescheduled

The training for Acolytes originally scheduled for this Sunday is being rescheduled to a date after the start of school. Stay tuned to your email and announcements for the new date.

New and experienced Acolytes are encouraged to attend. Email Diane Thomas if you have any questions.

Back Pack Blessing
Sunday, July 31
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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.

Mark Your Calendar

July 31 – Blessing of Backpacks

September 11 – 2022-23 Faith Formation Year begins with Sunday school and Confirmation

 

If you have any questions about Christian education for children from Pre-K through high school, email Diane Thomas, Faith Formation Director.

Adult Education

Sunday School and Bible Studies

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible study of The Case for Christ meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Contact Richard Burgess for more information (email). All are welcome.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
The Gospels

Pr. Dale Sillik leads this informal study of the Gospels currently studying the Gospel of Mark. This class is held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 7. All are welcome. The Gospel of Matthew will begin on September 15.

Outreach Ministry

We support the
Lawrenceville Co-Op Food Bank

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

Greatest Needs

Canned mixed vegetables (Carrots, peas, etc.), Canned Fruit,
Canned chicken, Canned pasta, Canned beans (Black, kidney, pinto, etc.), Instant or canned potatoes, Rice, Oatmeal, Applesauce, Toilet paper,
Laundry detergent, Deodorant

Visit the Co-Op Website to learn how to volunteer

Fellowship Events

Book Club

The book club meets in room 7 on the second Friday each month at 1 p.m. Email Kathy Friton if you want to join.

Upcoming Dates and Titles

August 12: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
September 9: A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

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. Or you can download the form here and return it to Jenny Lanning

Christ in Our Home

July, August, and September

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.

We continue to pray for these friends to feel God’s presence during
their challenging times: You may submit prayers here.

John Bacon
Laura Bacon
Wanda Bacon
Rayden Black
Linda Butler
Kenny Clark
Jeff Dahlin
Mark Edwards
Doris Featherston
Norm Featherston
Bella Ferguson
Hendrix Hinson
Juanita Hood
Jack Landgren
Maddox M

Dottie Mack
Lloyd McArthur
Charlene Minter
Diane Montgomery
Kathy Morales
Family of Lee Olson
Steve Rozinka
Janet Schuman
Leighton Stahl
Darlene Swaim
Stanimir Vladimirov
Leroy White
Linda Yeargin
Sabrina Zugermayer

Stewardship

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

Use a Credit or Debit
card through our
website here

Set-up electronic funds transfer by emailing our Treasurer, Brandon Witt.

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.

Location
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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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