October 27, 2023

October 27, 2023

All Saints Sunday

All Saints Sunday is November 5, 2023. It is a day when we commemorate those we have lost this year. If you would like to include a friend or loved one who has passed in the last calendar year, please email the church office.

Domestic Violence Shelter

Boutique Workday

The weather is getting chilly, and it is time for us to rotate the clothes at the Women's Shelter from Summer to Winter. A team will work together this coming Sunday, October 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will meet in the Narthex and follow each other to the shelter.Each volunteer is required to submit an annual confidentiality agreement,

Our Cup Runneth Over

Mortgage Campaign Update

To read the original electronic communication follow this link. We hope you will keep the church in your prayers during this exciting time.

Progress To Date:

Goal = $200,000.00

Received = $161,000.00

Remaining Needed = $ 39,000.00

  • $108,000.00 came from the campaign committee and council members
  • Ways of giving have included: checks, cash, credit cards, stock transfers, and Directed Required Minimum Distribution from IRA funds as a Qualified Charitable Donation.

We are eagerly anticipating how God will move us in this community as we retire this debt.

Thank You From Shirley and Dan Beard

Thank you to our church family for your support during Shirley's recovery from surgery to repair her broken leg. Thank you for the prayers, calls, cards, visits, meals, and help with errands. We thank God for each one of you.

Angel Tree 2012

Making Christmas 

Merry and Bright

Our annual Angel Tree Ministry will kick off in November. Angel Tree is our annual holiday ministry project providing gifts to area families in need. Volunteers are needed to help organize and carry out the project. In addition to gifts, we collect gift cards for grocery stores like Kroger and Publix as well as Wal-Mart. If you want to provide a gift card we ask they be in $25 increments. Those can be turned in to a staff member anytime. If you would like to join the Angel Tree team contact the church office.

Save your Coats for the Annual Coat Drive

The church will be collecting clean gently used coats of all sizes during the month of November. The coats are donated to the Lawrenceville First Baptist Clothing Mission where

they are distributed to those most in need in our area. Any surplus coats are then given to those in the Atlanta area. Help us keep others warm this winter. Collection boxes will be in the Narthex and Education Wing.


Giving Statements

Stewardship Update

Giving statements for the third quarter were mailed yesterday along with an update regarding stewardship for 2024. Please note the giving statements will include the offering that was received through September 30, 2023. If you have questions about your statement please email financial secretary, Kathryn Gibbs (here).

Something New for

the Christmas Pageant

This year we are excited to add both youth and adults to the presentation of the Christmas story at the Christmas Pageant. The Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00. Rehearsals will be on Sundays beginning October 29. If you would like to be a part of the Christmas play please contact Diane Thomas through the church office.

Faith Formation News

Children and Youth

Faith Formation Classes

All Classes Held at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday school at Christ the Lord is for children and youth ages four years through the twelfth grade. Class time includes Bible study, fellowship, and creative activities. Students can walk their faith journey with caring teachers and their peers in the loving environment of our church. Confirmation for middle school students is taught during the Sunday morning education hour. Registration is available online (here).

Chime Choir

Meets at 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Sue is back to help the young CTL ringers to make a joyful noise. Chime Choir is open to anyone who is in first grade and up. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in room 3 in the education wing. No experience is necessary we all learn together. Bring the kids to Sunday School and stay for Chime Choir

Calendars for 2024 on Sale

Our youth will be selling 2024 wall calendars as a fundraiser beginning today. These calendars have beautiful photographs, meaningful bible verses, and plenty of writing space for each day. Available also are small notepads with inspirational scripture, a perfect stocking stuffer. The calendars sell out fast. Don’t miss out. Calendars are $10 and note pads are $2.

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.

Join the Choir

Rehearsals Held Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m.

The new CHOIR season is underway. We are looking for more singers to join us. The more, the merrier! If you like to sing or would like to try, please stop by! Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. You can participate in just one project or more! There will be a Christmas Cantata!

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)

Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Study of Exodus

Pastor Brad leads a study of Exodus on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. This class meets in the fellowship hallway in room 10. Grab your bible, a cup of coffee and join us this Sunday. All are welcome.

New Sunday Morning Prayer Group

Luke 11:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 


Prayer is one of the most important practices that Christians have at their disposal. For those interested, Stephen Amartey will be leading an educational and practical small group on prayer. This group meets on Sunday mornings at 8:15 in the Adult Sunday School Room.

Men's Tuesday Bible Study

Study of Acts

The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament; it tells of the founding of the Christian Church and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire. Acts and the Gospel of Luke make up a two-part work, Luke–Acts, by the same anonymous author. Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

A Pastor-Led Study of The Gospels

The Thursday morning Bible Study has resumed.

The study of St. Luke has begun. Pastor Dale Sillik leads this popular mid-week study on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in room 7 in the education hallway. Bring your own bible or use one of ours. All are welcome.

Advent Begins December 3rd

The season of Advent begins December 3rd.  Why not spend these next few weeks reflecting on Christ’s coming into our world?  Free Advent calendars and devotional booklets are available in the narthex.

Book Club


The book club meets in room 7 on the second Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Dates and Titles

November 10: The Maid by Nita Prose

December 8: The Holiday Meeting includes A special collection for the Co-Op goodies to share and everyone Everyone reads a Christmas book of their choice to share, a special collection for the Co-Op, and goodies!

 January 12: Someone Else's Shoes by JoJo Moyes

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.


Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Pasta,

Canned Fruit, Canned Chicken and Tuna


Laundry Detergent, Toilet Paper, Adult Diapers (M/L)

Feminine Hygiene Products

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

Register Here

5K Race to support the Lawrenceville Co-Op

Walk or run, strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcome. All registered participants receive a race T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Lawrenceville Co-op.

When: 11/4/2023

  • 7:00 a.m.Check-In
  • 8:00 a.m.5K Begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Fun Run Begins

Location: Tribble Mill Park -2125 Tribble Mill Parkway Lawrenceville GA

Wrapping Our Friends in Prayer

Attention crocheters and knitters get those hands busy by making prayer shawls to share with anyone needing a reminder that God is with them during a difficult time. Using your favorite material and pattern and neutral colors make them at least six feet long. All completed shawls can be brought to the office or given to a staff member.

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 has the necessary forms at the welcome podium in the narthex. She would be happy to assist you. 

Calendar Sales Begin

October 29

Youth Sunday

November 12

Bring a Friend Sunday

December 3

Advent Program

December 3

Children's Christmas Pageant

December 10

Red Cross Blood Drive

December 15

Community Sunday

January 28

All Georgia Youth Gathering

February 23 - 25

Men's Retreat

April 25-April 28

Women's Retreat

April 26 - April 28

AFFIRM Youth Camp

June 9 - June 14

ELCA National Youth Gathering - New Orleans

July 16 - July 20

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

John Bacon

Shirley Beard

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Gary Davis

Landon Doohan

Raquel Doohan 

Mark Edwards

Bella Ferguson

Judy Gaddis

Harld Henson

Otto Hering

Barbara Hood

Family of Rev. Betsy Kamphuis

Family of Ron King

Darleen Krautwurst

Dottie Mack

Kathy Morales

Janet Schuman

Family of David Shoberg

Denise Stahl-Robinson

Darlene Swaim

LaVonne VanDeWalle 

Victims of the shooting in Maine

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

Set-up electronic funds transfer by emailing the church office.

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