May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

A Message from Pastor Brad

We are creatures of belonging. People formed to live in relationship with God and one another. One of our greatest fears is not belonging. This is why vulnerability is so difficult for us. We fear that if someone KNOWS us, they will find fault with us and reject us. This shame can keep us isolated and alone, preventing us from living as God intended. This is why God grants grace. Finding grace amidst shame is not about knowing God is good but rather letting our shame be seen. If we encounter another’s suffering or shame, we must remain silent until we have first listened with our heart and see the other as God sees them. We all need grace. Let us live in this broken world, as broken people, who live and believe in God’s acceptance of our brokenness.

-Pastor Brad

Ladies Night Out

May 23

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 Robin Eggleston by email here or text 770-241-9123

Agatha Christie's

The Mousetrap

Get Your Tickets Now

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers finds themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts.

Show Dates and Times

Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets Available On Our Website Here

$7 Preferred Seating

$5 General Admission

Tickets will be available at the door, cash only.

Enjoy the trailer below;

Toilet Paper Drive Huge Success

Thank you for your support for the recent Toilet Paper Drive to benefit the Lawrenceville Co-op. We surpassed our goal and collected 2052 rolls of toilet paper. The Co-Op was very appreciative of the continued assistance from the “Toilet Paper Church”

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

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

Affirmation of Baptism Ceremony

We will be honoring our three eighth-grade confirmation students on Sunday, May 28 during the 9:00 service. These fine youth have studied the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism for the last three years. They are ready to affirm, for themselves, the promises that their parents, sponsors, and congregation made on their behalf at their baptism. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the service. Please help us celebrate this milestone achievement with our youth.

Last Chance

Class of 2023

We would like to recognize the class of 2023 in an upcoming issue of our eNews. If you have a high school or college student graduating as the Class of 2023 email their name and the school they attended to Janice Aldridge in the church office by Monday 22, 2023 to be included in the next edition of the eNews.

Faith Formation News

Sunday Morning Classes for Children and Youth

This Coming Sunday Ends the Faith Formation Year

Final classes for the elementary students, confirmation, and high school youth are this coming Sunday, May 14 at 10:00. 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.

Register Now

Register Today for

Vacation Bible School

Food Truck Party VBS is based on Matthew 6:11 : “Give us this day our daily bread”. This verse reminds the children that everything we have comes from God. Because God loves and cares for us, we, in turn, can love and care for the rest of the world. Children have a fun time learning this important lesson during class time and when in crafts, games, music, science, and snack. VBS will be held June 5 – 9, 9:00 – 12:00. We invite children three years old through rising sixth grade. This is a great experience and will create memories for a lifetime. Register for VBS in the narthex or online at Bring a friend to vacation Bible school this year and share the love of God.

Youth Summer Camp

Registration is Open

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. 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 or by email (here)

Adult Sunday Morning Faith Formation

10:00 a.m.

Room 7 in the Education Hallway

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

Study of Job

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Email Richard Burgess for more information

Thursday Morning Bible Study

The Gospels

All are Welcome

After a short break,

this class will resume on May 25

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

Ministry Opportunity

Gwinnett Pride Festival

June is national pride month. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church will have a table at this year's Gwinnett Pride event on June 10 at Thrasher Park in Norcross. We are seeking volunteers to participate.

Volunteers will be present at our table to engage with attendees at the event to share the love of God, what being Lutheran means, and our welcoming congregation.  

The event is from 12:00-5:00 and we will split it into two shifts (unless someone wants to stay the whole time), from 12:00-2:30 and 2:30-5:00. We need about 5 people for each shift. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Lori Leberman here 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.

PADV Workday Rescheduled

The May 16 boutique organizational project for the domestic violence shelter is being rescheduled. We hope to have a new date soon. Volunteers will be asked to execute a confidentiality agreement ahead of time. If you want to be on the volunteer team and be contacted as soon as a new date is set, please email Lori Leberman here.

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

Green Beans, Corn

Mixed Vegetables, Oatmeal

Jelly, Canned Pasta, Macaroni, and Cheese

Pasta sauce, Laundry detergent


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. 

Spring Play - The Mousetrap

May 19 and 20

High School Senior Blessing

May 21 at the 11:00 service

9:45 Breakfast for HS Seniors and their families

Ladies Night Out

May 23

Confirmation Service

May 28 during the 9:00 service

*reception immediately after service

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 10:00 a.m.)

The Next Session is this coming Sunday, May 14.

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!

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

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin 

Charles Dispain

Mark Edwards

Jerry Ferguson

Jim Greene

Jon Lewis

Dottie Mack

Rozinka Family

Janet Schuman

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Mariana Valcheva

LaVonne VanDeWalle

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