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October 28, 2022 News

October 28, 2022

AN OPEN LETTER TO CTL’s NEXT PASTOR


Dear Next Pastor of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church,


We are eagerly anticipating your arrival at CTL! As the interim pastor here since January, I write hoping to help prepare you for your ministry at Christ the Lord. Here are some significant things you should know.


“Caring People, Caring for People” is more than a cliché at CTL. It is an accurate mission statement announcing the identity and character of this congregation. The members and staff of CTL work together compassionately caring for each other. They take their caring hearts into relationships with others and into their wider communities.


The heart and mind of Pastor Bob Mitchell who served CTL for over 35 years left an indelible imprint of kindness and faithfulness upon the people. He paved the way for the warm welcome I received upon my arrival. That kindness will be extended to you as well.


What does CTL need most from you? Above all, we need you to preach and teach God’s Word to us. Please deliver the good news that St. Paul wrote about in Romans 10 (above). Also, as our pastor, we will count on you to love us. Knowing you truly care about us will help open our ears to hear the Word of God you will be speaking to us.


Following the model of Jesus, we need a pastor who is a leader, but also a servant. We need a pastor who will serve to build upon the strengths our Lord has already entrusted to CTL. And, we need a pastor who will lead in ways that will grow the ministries and missions of CTL.


Jesus invited his first disciples, “Follow me.” What an adventurous journey that was for them! We anticipate journeying with you on an adventure our Lord has prepared for us together as Christ the Lord Lutheran Church.


Grace and peace to you,

Scott Peterson, Interim Pastor

All Saints Sunday

November 6


All Saints Sunday is a day when we as a congregation commemorate those we have lost during the last year. We invite you to submit names of loved ones whom you would like included in the list read during services next Sunday, November 6. Please email Janice Aldridge (here) by noon Thursday, November 3 to have a name included. 


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,

let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,"

Men's Bible Study

New Topic Begins November 1


A study of the book of Job will begin Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Named after its central character Job, the Book of Job attempts to understand the sufferings that engulf Job and bring him everlasting Hope. The reason for this study is - We all need Hope. Our only true Hope comes from God, who has given us His Son Jesus, to save us and bring us to Him, for Joy everlasting. Men's bible study meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00. Email Richard Burgess for more information.

Come Grow With Us

All Are Welcome

              

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/or feel comfortable with joining, 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, Director of New Member Ministry, has the necessary forms at the Welcome podium in the narthex. She would be happy to assist you.

Stewardship 2023


Planning for Mission Sunday will be November 13. We encourage every household to come and be a part of the celebration of God's gracious gifts with a fellowship breakfast. Pledges for 2023 are being accepted now. The stewardship drive letter can be accessed (here). Pledges can be made in person or online (here). Behold God makes all things new through you. Should you have questions about stewardship email Mike Johnson.

Looking for a Meaningful

Way to Serve?

 

Consider being a greeter on Sunday mornings. Greeters serve for 15 minutes prior to the service they attend providing a sense of welcome with a simple handshake, smile, or kind word. Have questions?  Email Jenny Lanning (here).

Grab Them Before They are Gone!


The youth are selling 2023 calendars and blank greeting cards. With lovely photographs of nature and Bible verses, the calendars are a great addition to any home or office. The proceeds will benefit CTL youth attending the 2024 trip to National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. The calendars and cards make great gifts and help support our outstanding youth. The cost is $9 each. They can be purchased on Sundays in the narthex or by emailing Diane Thomas. Grab one or two today.

Christ in Our Home

Daily Devotional 

October, November, and December


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 (here). She will be happy to have one delivered to your mailbox.

Prayer Shawls Needed


Prayer shawls are available for anyone who would benefit from the reminder that God is with them during a difficult time. If you knit or crochet and would like to share your talent, we invite you to create a prayer shawl. You may use materials, patterns, and colors of your choosing. We ask that you utilize gender-neutral color schemes and be sure to make the shawls at least six feet in length. Once completed you can bring them to the church office or give them to any staff member. Should you have questions please contact Juanita Hood at 770-598-8410.  

We Are Equipped


CTL has been gifted an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This life-saving tool has been set up and is available for use should anyone experience a cardiac event while on church property. The unit has been mounted in a see-through cabinet and can be found across from the narthex bathrooms. This AED Plus guides rescuers in performing high-quality CPR and will deliver a shock if needed. All supplies are stored in the unit. We encourage you to take time to notice where it is located. We are incredibly grateful to the donors whose generosity made this purchase possible.  

Sunday Morning Faith Formation


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 grade 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)


O Come, All Ye Faithful

Young People!



The CTL Music Ministry is presenting "The Gift" a Christmas Cantata by Lloyd Larson this Advent Season. Two of the songs would be enhanced by youth voices. If your teen would be interested in participating, we invite them to attend rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm during the month of November! The Advent program will be on December 4 at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the rehearsal schedule email Diliana Slavova (here)

Join the Worship Band


Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Sanctuary 

 

Have Your Voice Heard


Choir Practice

Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m.

Sanctuary  

Join the Handbell Choir


Rehearsal are

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hallway 



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)

Men's Fellowship Dinner


Join the men of CTL at Tooey's on Thursday, November 11 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


  • November 11: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
  • December 9: Christmas book of your choice to share and a special collection for the Lawrenceville Co-Op Food Bank
  • January 13: America's First Daughter by Laura Kamoie
  • February 10: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict



Adult Sunday School

Where God Meets Man 


 Where God Meets Man by Gerhard Forde. The book’s subtitle is “Luther’s Down to Earth Approach to the Gospel”. The class meets in the Fellowship Hall beginning shortly after the 9:00 a.m. service is completed. You may find the book at your favorite book retailer online.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

The Gospels

Pr. Dale Sillik leads this informal study of the Gospels currently studying the Gospel of Matthew. This class is held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 7. All are welcome. We hope to see you there. 

 Coat Drive


Hold on to those winter coats to donate during the youth group's annual coat drive during the month of November.

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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.


Greatest Pantry Needs

Mac n Cheese, Applesauce, Beef Stew, Jelly, Oatmeal, Canned Pasta, Snacks (granola bars, fruit bars, sandwich crackers), Canned Chicken, Feminine Pads, Shampoo, Dish Soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant


Special Needs

Empty and Clean Egg Cartons

Clean 1/2 Pint Mason Jars


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

Men’s Fellowship Dinner - November 10

Book Club - November 11

PLanning for MIssion Breakfast Celebration - November 13

Youth Sunday - November 13

Angel Tree Project Begins- November 13

Advent Begins - November 27

Christmas Cantata - December 4

Children's Christmas Pageant - December 11

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:

John Bacon

Laura Bacon

Wanda Bacon

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

MacKenzie Dooley

Mark  Edwards

Donna Howard

Jack Landgren

Fred Linder

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Marsha McCutchen

Charlene Minter

Kathy Morales

Gert Rhein

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Smith Family

Rebekah Spratlin

Eric Stier

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Beverly Upton

Leroy White

Linda Yeargin

Stewardship

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

770-963-4499   ctllutheran.org

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Location
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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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