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September 2, 2022 News

September 2, 2022

The Best Adult Sunday School Class of The Year?

Beginning September 25, our adult Sunday School class will study the book, Where God Meets Man by Gerhard Forde. The book’s sub-title is “Luther’s Down to Earth Approach to the Gospel”. I have led studies of this book several times over the years. At the end of those classes often students have said, “This is the best Sunday School class I have ever attended.” That is because, like me, they were captured by the engaging gospel message of Dr. Forde’s book.

 

The class will meet in the Fellowship Hall beginning shortly after the 9:00 a.m. service is completed. I am excited to join you in studying this substantial book in the coming weeks. Prepaid orders for the book Where God Meets Man are being accepted at CTL until September 11. Books are $16.50. Prepaid orders should arrive prior to the beginning of class on September 25. Or you may go online and find a used copy of the book. Link Here for the publisher’s summary and, also, our schedule for the class.

 

Grace and peace,

Pastor Scott Peterson

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.

Come and join Mr. Adam Renner and The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Atlanta, GA) ONLINE, as he leads us in a conversation about the signs of suicide and how to walk with those who are struggling. 


Please consider sharing with your friends and those close to you who could benefit from such a conversation.

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Faith Formation - Pre-K through High School

Sunday School and Confirmation 

Begin on September 11

Register Today


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 begins on September 11. Registration is available in the church narthex. or online (here)

Choir Begins

September 7


Summer is coming to an end, which means it is time again to enjoy CTL choir presentations! Or better yet, come and join in! There will be several opportunities to experience the joy of singing together! no need to commit for the entire year! Just pick your favorite holiday or during the months you will be available. and let Diliana know you are available! Rehearsals are held on  Wednesday evenings at 7:15 beginning September 7 . Don't read music? No worries we work together and you will fit right in. 

Chime Choir Begins

September 11


Ms. Sue will be 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 will be held Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in room 3 on 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

Handbells

Join the Bell Choir

Rehearsals are Held Each Sunday


Handbell Choir rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the last room on the left in the fellowship hallway. Ringers of all skill levels are urged to join. Contact John Miller by email if you are interested in being a part of the bell choir. John will make himself available to work with newcomers on an individual basis. The Handbell Choir will perform during services throughout the year. Meet us in room 9 in the 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

September 8, 2022


The Men of CTL meet for dinner on the second Thursday each month. All adult males are encouraged to meet at Tooey's on Thursday, September 8, , 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 each month at 1:00 p.m. Email Kathy Friton if you want to join (link here).


Upcoming Dates and Titles

  • September 9: A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
  • 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



Adult Sunday School

"When You Pray"


A study of The Lord's Prayer with Dr. James Nestingen. Discussion is facilitated by Pastor Scott. This class is held in the fellowship hall each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

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 Mark. This class is held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in room 7. All are welcome. The Gospel of Matthew will begin on September 15. 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


Canned chicken, Rice, Pasta sauce, Soup, Soap, Deodorant,

Diapers size 4 and up, Toothpaste, Dish 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

Mark  Edwards

Bella Ferguson

Agnes Hempsall

Hendrix Hinson

Jack Landgren

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Charlene Minter

Kathy Morales

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Mike Sickafoose

Leighton Stahl

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Stanimir Vladimirov

Thomas Welch

Leroy White

Linda Yeargin

Family of Sabrina Zugermayer


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