July 7, 2023

July 7, 2023

Confirmation Retreat Camp Weekend

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.

Church Yard Sale

It is about time to get ready for the church yard sale. This event proves to be a great fundraiser for our church and members love donating their wares. Even the community eagerly awaits the sale each year. We are looking for a team of three to four people to plan, organize, and help run the 2023 sale. If you would like to assist the church with this event, please contact Diane Thomas through the church office.

Eagle Scout Project Approved

Your Help is Needed to Make it Happen

Benjamin Stier will be repairing the tool shed and dumpster enclosure for his Boy Scout Eagle Project. A work day has been scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All hands are welcome for all or any portion of the day! Lunch and drinks are provided. Please bring work gloves if you have them. If you would like to help the day of or help sponsor the cost of supplies for the project, contact 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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Christ in Our Home

July, August, and September 2023

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 (here) and indicate if you prefer a large print or pocket-size version. She will be happy to have one delivered to your mailbox. Whilesupplies last.

Faith Formation News

Sunday Morning Classes for Children and Youth

Break for the Summer

Sunday morning classes for elementary students, confirmation, and high school youth are on break for the summer. Classes will resume on September 10, 2023. Watch for details in your eNews and Sunday news bulletin.

Back Pack Blessing

Sunday, July 30

During Services

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

2023-24 Faith Formation Year begins September 10, 2023, with Sunday morning classes for children and youth including Confirmation.

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

A Study of the Book of Exodus

10:00 a.m. in Room 7 in the Education Hallway

Led by Pastor Brad

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

Study of Philippians

Paul explains to the persecuted church at Philippi that living as a Christian means seeing our own story as a living expression of Jesus' story. Paul calls the people to imitate Jesus' way of life so that even in their suffering, they can find contentment and purpose through his example. 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

July 14: The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier

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

September 8: Homecoming by Kate Morton

Domestic Violence Shelter

Boutique Support Team

A team is being assembled to maintain the organization of the clothing boutique at the domestic violence shelter. The boutique allows residents and their children to fill their empty closets after fleeing a violent situation. If you would be available and willing to serve on a rotating basis about once a month email l Lori Leberman.

There is a Critical Need for Diapers at the Gwinnett Domestic

Violence Shelter

The domestic violence shelter is in critical need of diapers and pull-ups for the children who reside there. We are asking for donations to be brought in of diapers sizes 3,4,5 and Pull-ups sizes 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Join the Care Team

The Care Team is being rebuilt. This group of servants will be on call to provide meals, send cards, provide rides or sit with folks experiencing hardship. They will also help to stay connected with members who are unable to attend services in person. If you have served in the past or if you would like to join the team, please email Lori Leberman, Outreach Ministry Chairperson.

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.

Most Needed Food Items

Pasta Sauce



Canned or instant potatoes

Canned chicken


Peanut Butter and Jelly

Dish soap

Baby wipes

Size 5 & 6 diapers

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. 

Men’s Dinner

July 13

Book Club

July 14

Teen Servant Camp

July 10 - 14

Backpack Blessing

July 30

Ladies Night Out

July 31

Blood Drive

August 18

Faith Formation for Children and Youth Begins

September 10

Confirmation Retreat

September 29-Ocotber 1

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

Hannah Clark

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Peter deJager

Mark Edwards

Ron King

Darleen Krautwurst

Hannah Johnson

Dottie Mack

Tony Milio

Rozinka Family

Janet Schuman

Kelsey Slay

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

LaVonne VanDeWalle

Sweet Summertime

We know many families take advantage of the summer break from activities to travel or enjoy downtime. Stay connected while you are enjoying your family time.


Remember to support your church while you are away. The best way to help CTL stay on track with meeting our obligations is regular, consistent giving. If you haven't already done so, please take the time to make a plan for providing your offering.


There are several ways you can make your offering to Christ the Lord:

  • Email Brandon Witt, CTL Treasurer and he will help you set up recurring giving using Simply Giving through Vanco.
  • Use your bank's online bill pay feature to set up recurring giving.
  • Mail a check to Christ the Lord Lutheran Church. We have a secure mailbox at 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville Ga 30043
  • Make it a habit to make an offering during online worship or drop it in the offering plate on Sundays.
  • Or give by debit or credit card from our website here.

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

Set-up electronic funds transfer by emailing our Treasurer, Brandon Witt (here)

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