March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

Creation to Resurrection

A Word from Pastor Brad

Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the wild animals of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Thus, the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. On the sixth day, God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done”. -Genesis 1. 26, 30- 2.2

The link between creation and resurrection is unmistakable. Jesus dies on the sixth day, the day God created man. On Saturday, the seventh day, God rests. On Sunday, early on that eighth day, God does a new thing. God begins the work of a new creation through the resurrection of a man, his son, Jesus the Christ. 

We are Easter people called to live joyously in the new creation that comes through the resurrection of Jesus. Yet, I know that in times of uncertainty and hopelessness, of darkness and despair, it can be difficult to feel the joy of Easter. The beauty of Holy Week is that we are called to remember what God has done. God brings forth creation from nothing and life from death. It is in that place of memory, where the words of the prophet Isaiah bring hope to the hopeless, joy to the joyless, In His Service - Pastor Brad.

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 Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8

We are excited to invite you to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Christ the Lord. We have planned fun games, crafts, brunch, and of course, an egg hunt. Bring your family and friends to join in the excitement on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Please bring a dozen filled eggs for each child. They may be placed in the bucket outside the Faith Formation office or turned in the Saturday morning of the hunt. Sign up to attend the hunt at the narthex or on children’s ministry bulletin boards. You may also contact Diane Thomas through the church office or to sign up. We are looking forward to a great time with our church friends.

Easter Worship Schedule

Sunday, April 9, 2023

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

Red Cross Blood Drive


Friday, April 14, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Make an Appointment at the

Red Cross Website


Sponsor ID: ctllc

Ministry Madness

Grace House

Lutheran Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech’s Grace House needs Christ the Lord’s help! The Lutheran Campus Ministries in the ACC are in a friendly competition this tournament season. We have the opportunity to support Lutheran Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech’s Grace House (and win a tailgate or visit from the wreckshaw for our congregation).

Lutheran Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech's Grace House transforms students, the campus, and the world through the love of Jesus. We impact over 500 students every week through small groups, worship, dinners, coffee house outreach, and our food pantry.

A special Message from Ashleigh Henning

Inviting You to Participate in the Competition

Donate by Check  

Lutheran Campus Ministry

at Georgia Tech

PO Box 55590

Atlanta, GA 30308

Give Online Here

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.

Our Toilet Paper Drive is

Scheduled for April

On April 30, Christ the Lord will collect toilet paper for the Lawrenceville Co-Op. This obviously needed item is seldom donated at the co-op. They depend heavily on drives like ours to supply the needs of their clients. In the past, we have contributed enough TP to last months at the co-op. Let’s make this a great year and TP drive to top the others. Our goal this year is 2023 rolls. Can you help us reach our goal? Bring in Toilet paper on Sunday, April 30.

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 a leader for science and a co-teacher for our PreK group. We also need several youth volunteers to complete the team. 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 Thomasfor more information or to volunteer.

Christ in Our Home

April, May, and June 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 and indicate if you prefer a large print or pocket-size version. She will be happy to have one delivered to your mailbox.

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. For more information visit the webiste

 Behold, I Am Making All Things New

Holy Trinity House

All adult women are invited to gather for the 2023 Women’s Retreat at Lutheranch. The retreat is being held 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)

Faith Formation

Spring Break

We will not hold Sunday classes for our children, confirmation students, and high schoolers on Palm Sunday, April 2, or Easter Sunday, April 9. All Faith Formation classes resume on Sunday, April 16 at 10:00

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)

Men's Fellowship Dinner

Join the men of CTL at Tooey's on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Email Jim Clark (here) to have a seat saved for you. 

Ladies Night Out

for April

All adult ladies are invited to the Ladies' Night Out. The next event will be held at 5 Spot Cafe on April 20. We will gather for dinner at 6:30 p.m. 5 Spot Cafe is located at 555 Progress Center Avenue. RSVP to Lori Leberman (here) Grab a friend and join us. 

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

  • 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 Morning Faith Formation

10:00 a.m.

Room 7 in the Education Hallway

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers, he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Men's Tuesday Bible Study Group

We will resume the study of Job

on April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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 16 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

Denim, Tees, and Formals

Oh My

As you're doing your spring cleaning and seasonal wardrobe changeover, please donate your gently used jeans, t-shirts, and formal attire for the domestic violence shelter. Many women, men, and children who arrive at the shelter have nothing but the clothes they are wearing. With prom and wedding season upon us and homecoming in the fall, we'd love to have a great selection for the residents to choose from so they can feel comfortable attending these events. You may leave your donations in the bin located in the narthex. If you have any questions, please mail Lori Leberman. Thank you!

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

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

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. 

Maundy Thursday

April 6

Good Friday

April 7

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8

Easter Sunday 

 April 9 

Men’s Fellowship Dinner

April 13

Book Club

April 14

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. 

Visitors, Want to Know More

About Our Congregation?

It’s easy…

Worship with us on Sunday mornings

Attend a monthly Meet the Pastor gathering

(generally held the 1st Sunday of the month at noon)

Visit the CTL website (

Visit the Welcome Center for info on faith & ministries

Speak with Jenny Lanning, Director of New Member Ministries

Attend a Sunday morning or weekday Bible Study

Check out a book from the Church Library

Have a cup of Coffee & check out the Narthex Displays

Watch the PowerPoint presentation in the Narthex

Sign up to receive our e-newsletter

All Are Welcome!

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

Carole Baldwin

Donna Byron

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin  

Charles & Lois Dispain

Mark Edwards

Jim Greene

Donna Howard

Erin Hutto

Hannah Johnson

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Chris Moore

Kathy Morales

Steve Rozinka 

Janet Schuman

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Parker Trotter

Mariana Valcheva


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