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September 16, 2022 NEWS

September 16, 2022

All Things New


ALL THINGS NEW? Really? YES! Our Lord announces that. So, it is going to happen.


Notice: Our Lord did not announce

“I am making all things just like they were in the good old days.” And not…

"I am making all things easy.” And not…

“I am making things exactly the way you wish with no surprises.”



Nope - Our Lord Announces

                                                      

“Behold, I am making all things NEW!”

This is our Lord declaring God’s future for us. Therefore, we can trust a future that will be good and surprising too.

 

NEW! THIS SUNDAY: September 18: Blessing and Sending of Prayer Shawls will occur at both services of worship. About 20 beautiful hand-made prayer shawls will be draped on the pews. Once blessed these prayer shawls will be ready to be distributed by disciples (like you!). Do you know someone who needs to be wrapped in the comforting promises of our Lord who listens to prayers? Juanita Hood began this mission project at CTL in 20XX. Juanita and other crafty disciples have produced these precious shawls. 

 

Pastor Bob would deliver them to people who would welcome the comfort of a prayer shawl. What is new is that members of CTL will have the honor of delivering them to people they know and care about. That person may be you!

That’s not all that is new.

 

Other glimpses of our Lord's NEW WORK are appearing. Our renewed education wing gleams with fresh paint and reorganized rooms. Even better: Young disciples with some new teachers (plus experienced teachers of faith) are gathering Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to grow as disciples of our Lord. Truly and really: Christian education is the best gift we can give to our children. (God’s children come in every variety of sizes and ages.) God’s Word and our gifts are means our Lord uses to make all things new. More newness

 

Adult Education is beginning three new study topics this month.  Sunday School begins a new book study Where God Meets Man. Thursday morning Bible study begins exploring the gospel of Matthew. First Place for Health begins a new session and study Find Your Victory. Details on these can be found in this eNews.


The CTL website has a new look.  Anyone looking for a new church home will find a great representation of who we are as people of God. 


Check out the new video and sound booth at the back of CTL’s sanctuary. Some dedicated CTL disciples with construction and technical gifts built this. It will improve the quality of sound in our worship space and improve ‘online’ services for those unable to attend worship in person. 


New Drama Ministry is working hard to present a play this Month on September 30 - October 2. It will be grand, I hope you make plans now to support these hard-working thespians.  


A Christmas Cantata will be presented during the Advent season. Our gifted musicians and choirs will be offering an evening of music at the beginning of this Advent season. 


And one more newness on the way.

 

A new Pastor will be coming to CTL We do not yet know who this pastor will be or when the new pastor will arrive. But, God knows. At the right time, this will be revealed to us. Our Lord is at work using CTL’s dedicated Call Committee. We trust the Spirit of our risen Lord is at work now preparing new blessings for CTL. The Call Committee is anxiously awaiting the Bishop’s Office to have three candidates for them to interview. The first interviews will be electronic. Interviews after that will be in person.

 

HEY! WHAT ABOUT YOU?  What gifts has our Lord entrusted to you that may be used in new ways to serve others and glorify God? Let’s look for new ways to have the joy of doing good work and enjoy the community we have as CTL. Our Lord will use us to help ‘make all things new".

 

Grace and peace,

Scott Peterson, Interim Pastor

First Place for Health 

Finding Your Victory


Finding Your Victory explores the spiritual battle behind the battle of the bulge – the daily struggle to make wise choices (and keep making them) on our journey to greater health and wellness. This encouraging and empowering nine-week study will help you better understand the battles you face, learn how to use your “weapons,” identify winning strategies, and lead you to lasting victory in Christ! This Study begins Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. Orientation for new class members is on September 27 at 6:00 p.m. Email Deb Grier here for more information. 

Christ in Our Home

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


Drama Ministry has Returned

Make Plans Now to Attend


Redemption in a Dented Can is an original play written and directed by M.C. Conti. A modern-day comedy based on the Book of Ruth is guaranteed to

make you laugh (at least once) and look at the story in a whole new way.


Showtimes:


Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. 


Bring a donation for the Lawrenceville Co-Op

food bank as your ticket!

Drama Ministry has Returned

Make Plans Now to Attend


Redemption in a Dented Can is an original play written and directed by M.C. Conti. A modern-day comedy based on the Book of Ruth is guaranteed to

make you laugh (at least once) and look at the story in a whole new way.


Showtimes:


Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. 


Bring a donation for the Lawrenceville Co-Op

food bank as your ticket!

Bible Presentation

Second Grade Bible Presentation


At Christ the Lord we believe putting the scripture into the hands of young children is a valuable gift for their faith journey. On September 25th the congregation presents all second grade students with a Bible. This serves as a reminder to the students the importance of God’s word in their lives. If you have a second grader, please let Diane Thomas know you would like them to receive a Bible at one of the two services that day.

Youth Will Sell Calendars


Our youth will sell beautiful inspirational wall calendars for 2023. Sales begin on October 30th . The calendars have plenty of space for writing important information on each date and lovely photographs of nature. Calendars will sell for $9 each and proceeds will benefit the 2024 National Youth Gathering trip to New Orleans. They make great additions to the home and wonderful gifts.

Sunday School and Confirmation Have Begun


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. Sunday school is offered each week at 10:00. Registration is available in the church narthex. or online (here)

Chime Choir

Making a Joyful Noise


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 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

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)

Ladies Night Out

Lavendar Asian Bistro 


Grab a friend and join the ladies of CTL for Ladies Night Out. We will meet at Lavendar Asian Bistro1195 Scenic Hwy S, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. This restaurant offers menu adjustments to accommodate a variety of dietary concerns. We will meet on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Lori Leberman to say you will be there.

Men's Fellowship Dinner

October 13, 2022

The Men of CTL meet for dinner on the second Thursday of each month. All adult males are encouraged to meet at Tooey's on Thursday, October 13 , at 6:30 p.m.  Email Jim Clark and he will save you a seat.

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 14: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • 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



Possibly the Best Adult Study of the Year

Begins September 25


Beginning September 25, our adult Sunday School class will study the book, Where God Meets Man by Gerhard Forde. The book’s subtitle is “Luther’s Down to Earth Approach to the Gospel”. The class will meet 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. Link Here for the publisher’s summary and, also, our schedule for the class.

Tuesday Evening

Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible study of The Case for Christ meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Contact Richard Burgess for more information (email here). All are welcome.

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. 

An Invitation to College Ministry 

While our young adults are attending college, whether near or far, we are committed to staying connected. Please, accept our invitation to brighten the day of our college students by doing one or more of the following:


College Students/Parents - Register online (here). The information provided allows us to keep in touch. Members/Visitors - Join us Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Narthex or Fellowship Hall to write personal letters to our College Students. This is the first of four such gatherings planned during the academic year. Donations towards the purchase of Gift Cards are welcome. If you would like to be a part of the team or would like more information email Vanessa Wilson (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.


Greatest Pantry Needs


Snacks (granola bars, fruit bars, crackers)

Cereal

Canned chicken

Instant or canned potatoes

Toilet paper

Diapers size 4 and up

Feminine products

Laundry soap


Special Volunteer Needs


Are you available on Thursdays? There are several Thursday morning volunteers that will be unavailable for the month of September. Help is needed in unloading the truck these days. If you are able to lift and move around 40-50 pounds with a hand truck, will you consider helping us out this month? The trucks arrive between 9 and noon and we receive a call when they are about 30 minutes out. If you can, feel free to come by or email Paula at lcmpantry52@gmail.com. Thank you! 



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

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

Danny Barnes

Rayden Black

Linda Butler

Kenny Clark

Jeff Dahlin

Charles Dispain

Mark Edwards

Bella Ferguson

Agnes Hempsall

Hendrix Hinson

Jack Landgren

Fred Linder

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Charlene Minter

Kathy  Morales

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Mike Sickafoose

Leighton Stahl

Brenda Stinnett

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Stanimir Vladimirov

Thomas Welch

Leroy White

Lee Witt

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