June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023


A Sunday Morning Study

Beginning June 11

Exodus begins with a story about slaves under the ruthless rule of the Egyptians. The people of Israel are a commodity, a workforce unnamed and dehumanized. Their only recourse is to groan and cry out, but these cries are addressed to no one, and it appears that no one is listening. For two full chapters at the beginning of Exodus, chapters of violent oppression, God has not made an appearance. But the cries of an oppressed people rouse God into action, “God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” The book of Exodus defines the relationship that the Israelites share with God. It is a story of lament, the helplessness of humanity, the faithfulness of God, and the power of the Creator. Join me this Sunday, June 11th, as we begin our study of Exodus. The class will meet at 10:00 a.m. in room 7 in the education wing.

Suggested pre-class reading: Exodus Chapters 2, 3, and 5.

The focus will be on 2:13, 3:14, and 5:1

Pastor Brad

June 27

Adult ladies are invited to Ladies Night Out. The next event will be held at Lawrenceville Lawn on May 23. Bring your dinner, a drink, and a chair to sit on. The parking is off Luckie Street. RSVP to Kelli Robinson.

Men's Fellowship Dinner

June 15

All adult men are invited to gather for dinner and fellowship at Tooey's on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. Email Jim Clark to RSVP.

Eidson Baby Shower

Help us shower Pastor Brad, Lauren, and Will with gifts for their new baby boy. On Sunday, June 25 at 10:00 am, you are invited to stop by the fellowship hall with a gift for the new baby. Lauren is registered at Target (registry link here). Diapers, in any size, are also a good choice for a gift.

There will be a few breakfast snacks and drinks to enjoy.  Please contact Robin Eggleston if you would like to bring a food item or drink to share.

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. We are grateful for our volunteer teachers who spent the year engaged with the children and youth on their spiritual journey. Their tireless dedication to our students is a shining example of God at work in our congregation. Thank you, Donna Anderson, Janice Johnson, Michael Johnson, Nancy Khashan, Amy Schroer, Sue Schroer, Rebekah Spratlin, and Amon Whitfield. Job well done good and faithful servants. We invite you to express your gratitude when you see them. Classes resume when the school year begins in the fall.

Youth Summer Camp

Registration Deadline Soon

We will be hosting two weeklong servant camps for our youth this summer. Each gives the youth an opportunity to serve in the community every morning and then enjoy fellowship activities with the other campers in the afternoons. Both camps run 8:30 – 4:30. Both camps are $110 with scholarships available. Rising fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students are invited to attend Preteen Servant Camp June 19 – 23. The deadline to register for Preteen Summer Camp is this Sunday, June 11. Youth rising eighth grade through twelfth go to Teen Servant Camp July 10 – 14. Registration information is available at a display in the Narthex. Contact Diane Thomas for more information.

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

Adult Sunday Morning Faith Formation

10:00 a.m.

Room 7 in the Education Hallway

Led by Pastor Brad

Suggested pre-class reading:

Exodus Chapters 2, 3, and 5.

The focus will be on 2:13, 3:14, and 5:1

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

New Topic Beginning June 20

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. - Beginning June 20

Thursday Morning Bible Study

The Gospels

All are Welcome

The class is an informal discussion of the Gospels. We are currently studying the Gospel of Matthew. Pr. Dale Sillik leads the discussion each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in room #7. When time permits, Pastor Brad joins the group, so two Pastors for the price of one. All are welcome. We hope to see you there

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 .

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 Work Day

A team is being assembled to help organize 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 Sunday, June 25 between the hours of Noon and 4:00 p.m. email Lori Leberman at . We are Caring People, Caring for People

Red Cross Blood Drive


Friday, June 23, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Make an Appointment at the

Red Cross Website


Sponsor ID: ctllc

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

Oatmeal, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Black, Pinto, Red, and Kidney Beans, Applesauce, Canned Chicken, Tuna, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Pasta Sauce, Baby Wipes, Feminine Products

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. 


June 11-16

Men's Fellowship Dinner

June 15

Father’s Day

June 18 

Pre-Teen Servant Camp

June 19 - 23

Blood Drive

June 23

Eidson Baby Shower

June 25

Domestic Violence Shelter Workday

June 25

Ladies Night Out

June 27

Teen Servant Camp

July 10 - 14

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

Donna Byron

Hannah Clark

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Mark Edwards

Family of Bob Fields

Jerry Ferguson

Family of Jim Greene

Family of Ken Jarmusch

Hannah Johnson

Family of Jon Lewis

Dottie Mack

Rozinka Family

Janet Schuman

Nancy Sterrett

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Mariana Valcheva

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.

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

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