September 15, 2023

September 15, 2023

Wisdom and Proverbs 8

In Proverbs 8 we hear Wisdom speak, and in Wisdom’s speaking we may see the relationships that are vital to the way the world works.

The first relationship is Wisdom’s connection with God. Wisdom speaks in Proverbs 8 and tells us that she was with God from the beginning. Wisdom was the craftsman, the one who brought things into being under the direction of God. although the text itself does not allude to Christ as the Word of God, (whom we read about in the Gospel of John), a foundation of our Trinitarian theology lives here.

Wisdom describes her relationship to the creatures who come after the formation of the world, and we see here that God creates all things with wisdom. We were created through God’s wisdom and are called, summoned by Wisdom itself. Let us seek the wisdom of God so that our eyes would be open to the new things God is doing in our community.

-Pastor Brad

“Does not wisdom call out?

Does not understanding raise her voice?"

At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance, she cries aloud:

“To you, O people, I call out

I raise my voice to all Mankind.

You who are simple, gain prudence; You who are foolish, set your hearts on it

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true,  for my lips detest wickedness.”

~Proverbs 8.1-7


Adult Faith Formation

Resumes This Sunday, September 17

A study of the Book of Exodus

10:00 a.m. in Room 10 in the Fellowship Hallway

Led by Pastor Brad

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 = $ 75,963.00

Pledged Gifts to Be Received = $ 57,000.00

Remaining Needed = $ 67,037.00

We are eagerly anticipating how God will move us in this community as we retire this debt. Email Mike Johnson, Stewardship Chairperson, should you have any questions. WE WILL GO IN PEACE AND SERVE THE LORD.

Get Your Tickets Today

Three Remaining Shows

Just an ordinary church, in an ordinary town, having a very unordinary day!

Friday - September 15 @ 7:00 p.m

Saturday - September 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee - September 17 @ 3:00 p.m.





Faith Formation News

Register now for Sunday

Faith Formation Classes

All classes held at 10:00

Sunday school at Christ the Lord is for children and youth ages four years through the twelfth grade. Classes time includes Bible study, fellowship, and creative activities. Students have the opportunity to 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 in the church narthex. or 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. Have questions? email Sue Schroer. Bring the kids to Sunday School and stay for Chime Choir

Second Grade Bible Presentation

October 8

We are looking forward to presenting our second-grade students with a lovely hardcover Bible for their faith formation journey. The Bible presented is written at a third-grade reading level so it is easy for the younger students to read and grasp the meaning. Equipping our children with the tools they need to learn about God and His love is an important role of our congregation. Bibles will be given out on Sunday, October 8 at both services. Please contact Diane Thomas or the front office if you have a second-grade student ready to receive a Bible.

Save All Your Dates

Our youth will be selling 2024 wall calendars as a fundraiser beginning October 29. These always sell out fast.

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 or by email (here)

Time for the Annual Yard Sale

Our annual Yard sale is quickly approaching. The sale will be held at the church on Saturday, October 7, 8:00 – 2:00. This year we are seeking many congregation members to help with the sale. The proceeds from the sale will be going back to the church. Our youth have already earned what they need for their National Youth Gathering Trip to New Orleans. We will receive donations for the sale, on September 17 - from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. Contact Diane Thomas at church to volunteer. We are looking for volunteers for the following jobs:

  • Pick up large items at members’ homes (truck provided)
  • Pricing items
  • Work a shift on sale day, October 7
  • Help on drop-off day, September 17
  • Set-up for sale on October 4th, 5th , and 6th
  • Promote the sale on your local social media 

Got Stuff?

The next Yard Sale drop-off date is this Sunday, September 17, 8:45 -12:15. We can’t wait to get our hands on all your donated goodies. We will be collecting items in the fellowship wing. Pull your car around to the back parking lot and we will help you unload the treasures. We do not accept clothing, car seats, or books. Children’s books are the exception and will be accepted. Items that sell well include home décor, yard equipment, tools, suitcases, small appliances, furniture, toys, baby items, and housewares. Arrangements can be made for the pick-up of large items like furniture. Please help us with your donations.  If you have any questions, please contact Diane Thomas at church.

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)

Community Sunday

September 24

Ever wonder who attends the service you do not attend? Well, it is about time you found out. On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Christ the Lord Lutheran Church will join the two services together for our first Community Sunday. We will all be together at 10:00 a.m. that day.

This Community Sunday will feature a barbecue cookoff and potluck side dishes. We are seeking 4 to 5 teams/individuals to prepare their favorite barbecue. The entries will be judged and a trophy will be presented. Pr. Brad seems to think he will win, so let's show him some Southern hospitality by demonstrating how it's done.

Help is needed to set up, provide side dishes, and clean up. Contact Kelli Robinson or use the link below to let us know how you would like to participate.

Sign Up For Community Sunday Here

Register Your College Student for

the College Care Ministry

While our young adults are attending college, whether near or far, our faith community here at CTL desires to stay connected.


This year letters of encouragement will be written by members of our Care Team.


If you would like your college student to receive letters of encouragement and gift cards throughout the academic year, please use the link below to register them.


If you wish to be a part of the letter-writing team please email Lori Leberman.

College Care Ministry Student Registration

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. Email Richard Burgess for more information

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 month of September will focus on finishing the study of St. Matthew. October 5 will be the beginning of the study of St. Luke. 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.

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

October 13The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinski

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

Christ in Our Home

October, November, December 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 (here) and indicate if you prefer a large print or pocket-size version. She will be happy to have one delivered to your mailbox.

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, Pasta, Pasta Sauce,

Applesauce, Soup, Canned Chicken or Tuna


Paper Towels, Toothpaste, Laundry Detergent

Dish Soap, Sizes 3-6 Diapers, Baby Wipes, Adult Diapers (M/L)

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

Red Cross Blood Drive


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Make an Appointment at the

Red Cross Website


Sponsor ID: ctllc

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. 

Fall Play - The Pastor's Day Off

September, 15, 16 and 17


Yard Sale Drop Off

September 17


 Community Sunday

Barbecue Cookoff

September 24


Synod Wide Confirmation

Camp at Lutheranch

September 29 to October 1


Yard Sale

October 7


Second Grade Bible Presentation

October 8

Red Cross Blood Drive

October 25

Calendar Sales Begin

October 29

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

Shirley Beard

Marilyn Cimarossa

Kenny Clark

Cindy Cormier

Jeff Dahlin

Landon Doohan

Raquel Doohan 

Mark Edwards

Otto Hering

Barbara Hood

Family of Hannah Johnson

Ron King

Darleen Krautwurst

Dottie Mack

Kathy Morales

Rozinka Family

Janet Schuman

Darlene Swaim

LaVonne VanDeWalle

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