March 03, 2023

March 3, 2023


New Shoes - A Member's Perspective

It has been three years. Three long years since we met normally before Covid. During that challenging time, our beloved Music Director and Pastor both retired. There was undoubtedly uncertainty. But God's people did what God's people do and we trusted and persevered. We got busy accepting who we are and making adjustments here and there. The congregation was changed.

Perhaps you have been waiting to see how things unfolded. Waiting to worship in person again here at CTL. Maybe you were waiting for "normal". There have been many new things as we adapted to our circumstances. Make no mistake, God has never changed. Families are joining at a healthy pace. Members are coming back steadily. Just know all are welcome and if you haven't been back you are missed.

Last Sunday one of our members posted thoughts on social media that echo beautifully what the leadership teams here are feeling.

From Sunday, February 6, 2023

"As I pulled onto the church parking lot this morning, I was welcomed by a full parking lot and thought “yes, we are back”! Our opening song was “Breathe” and I had to catch my breath. I’ve heard this song so many times, yet it hasn't “touched” me in a long time. Another was - “I Give My All” and I underlined these words: “and you have given me it all, so the least I can do is give it back to you”. And: “My Heart, Your Home”. These words are speaking to me -“Let everything I do open a door for you to come through and that my heart would be a place where you want to be”.

It’s been a long journey for our church to find the right fit as both the new Music Director and Pastor had some pretty big shoes to fill. I haven't gotten teary-eyed at church in a while, but today, I was moved by both the music and the message. They are not filling shoes; they are bringing their own and I cannot wait to see them take this Church forward.

“Yes, we are back”. " ~ Missy Magee

Come home and join the celebration.

In His Service

Janice Aldridge

Parish Administrator

Meet the Pastor

Do You Have Questions? Join us this Sunday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We will have an informal opportunity to Meet the Pastor, for conversation and to ask questions. For more information contact: Jenny Lanning, Director New Member Ministry.

Service of Installation

For Pastor Bradley Eidson

With great expectations from God, we invite you to join us at the installation of our new pastor, Rev. Bradley D. Eidson, 

Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m

in the Sanctuary of Christ the Lord.

Dessert reception to follow in the fellowship hall.

Holden Evening Prayer

Midweek Lenten Service

Tuesdays during Lent at 7:00 p.m

Our mid-week services this Lenten season will feature an evening prayer service popular in many Lutheran churches around the US. Holden Evening Prayer was written in 1985-86 by Marty Haugen during a musical residency at Holden Village in the North Cascade mountains of Washington. Holden Evening Prayer is a simple Lutheran vespers service that follows traditional form while using contemporary and inclusive language.

Holy Week Worship Schedule

Maundy Thursday Service

April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Services

April 7 at Noon and 7:00 p.m.

Easter Worship Schedule

Sunday, April 9, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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.

Attention Knitters and Crocheters Prayer Shawls Needed

We are collecting handmade prayer shawls to share with anyone needing a reminder that God is with them during a difficult time. Use materials and a pattern, of your choosing. Please utilize neutral colors and make the prayer shawls at least six feet in length. Completed shawls can be brought to the church office or given to any staff member. Email Juanita Hood if you have any questions.

Prayerfully Consider a Role

Vacation Bible School

Plans for vacation Bible school have begun. Join us for Food Truck Party VBS as we get On a Roll With God. We are seeking leaders for crafts, science, and teachers for all grades. Visit the display in the narthex. This year Vacation Bible School is June 5 – 9, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Serve, lead, and HAVE FUN at VBS. Contact Diane Thomas for more information or to volunteer.

Let's Get Organized

We are putting together a crew to clean out, purge and organize a storage area in the fellowship hall. This project is scheduled for Friday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be moving chairs, tables, stage, set pieces, etc. Volunteers can work as much of the time as they are available.  We are hoping to create an area that is easily accessible for everyone who shares the space. Email Kathryn Gibbs with questions or if you would like to be a part of the project.  

Lutheran Summer Camps

Now’s the time to consider attending summer church camp. A variety of week-long camps for all ages are offered throughout the summer in 4 locations; Lutheridge (Asheville, NC), Lutherock (Boone, NC), Lutheranch (Tallapoosa, GA – the newest and closest!), and Luthersprings (Hawthorne, FL). Camp is a terrific opportunity to experience faith development, Christian community, nature, new friends, campfires, summer fun, and more… Interested? Registration materials are available in the narthex. Save money by registering early! For more info:

 Behold, I Am Making All Things New

Women's Retreat 2023

Holy Trinity House

All adult women are invited to gather for the 2023 Women’s Retreat at Lutheranch. The retreat is being held from May 5 through May 7. Lutheranch is located in Tallapoosa Georgia. We have reserved the Holy Trinity house. Download an information packet and registration form here. Check out all that Lutheranch has to offer by downloading a list of onsite activities here. Completed forms with deposit attached can be mailed to the church office or turned in on Sunday morning at the display in the narthex. For more information contact Robin Eggleston by email (here).

Sunday Morning Faith Formation

Join Us This Sunday

10:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Classes

Sunday School - Prek to Grade 5 and High School

Confirmation Grades 6, 7 and 8

11:00 a.m.

Children's Chime Choir

First through 8th grade

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)

Easter Choir

Easter choir now forming. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:15. Rehearsals for Easter-specific music will begin on March 8. We would love to have you for the season.

If you have any questions about Music Ministry and how you can be a part of it contact Diliana Slavova through the church office or by email (here)

Ladies Night Out

for March

All adult ladies are invited to the Ladies' Night Out. The next event will be held Monday, March 20 at Marlowe's Tavern located at 1950 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30097. We will gather for dinner at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Sandy Vanags. Grab a friend and join us. 

Men's Fellowship Dinner

Join the men of CTL at Tooey's on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Email Jim Clark (here) to have a seat saved for you. 

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

  • March 10Woman of God by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  • April 14: The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
  • May 12: The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
  • June 9: If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name by Heather Lende
  • July 14: The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier
  • August 11:The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Adult Sunday School

10:00 a.m.

Continues This Week

The remainder of the book being studied during Adult Sunday school will be facilitated by Richard Burgess. This class meets at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The topic of study is the book A Handbook for the Christian Faith by John Swartz

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

Will On Break During Lent

We will Resume on April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

The Gospels

All are Welcome

After a two-week break, this class led by Pr. Dale Sillik will resume on February 16 at 10:00 a.m. in room #7. The class is an informal discussion of the Gospels. We are currently studying the Gospel of Matthew. All are welcome. We hope to see you there

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

Macaroni and Cheese, Oatmeal, Canned Fruit, Canned pasta, Jelly, Canned chicken, Applesauce, Dish Soap,

Most Needed Personal Care Items

Deodorant, Tampons, Diapers size 4-6

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

Save the Date

We will have a toilet paper drive on

April 30

Start gathering your donations now.

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. 

Spring Forward

Don't forget to Spring Forward

one hour on Sunday, March 12.

Youth Sunday 

March 5

Men’s Fellowship Dinner

March 9

Book Club

March 10

Pr. Brad Installation

March 12 - 4:00 p.m. 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8

Easter Sunday 

 April 9 

Red Cross Blood Drive

April 14

Men’s Retreat

April 20-23

Toilet Paper Drive

April 30

Women’s Retreat

May 5 - 7

Spring Play - The Mousetrap

May 19 and 20

Vacation Bible School

June 5 - 9

AFFIRM Youth Camp

June 11 - 16

Preteen Servant Camp

June 19 - 23

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. 

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

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin 

Charles & Lois Dispain

Mark Edwards

Jim Greene

Donna Howard

Erin Hutto

Hannah Johnson

Darleen Krautwurst

Dottie Mack

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Chris Moore

Kathy Morales

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Leroy White

Kathy Weidman  


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