September 30, 2022 NEWS

September 30, 2022

The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. 

--Exodus 13:21-22

“Behold, I am making all things new.” --Revelation 21:5

Dear Disciples of Christ the Lord,


Remember the Good Old Days?  a time in your life that warms your heart as you look back? The song ‘High Hopes’ by Pink Floyd includes these lyrics:

"The grass was greener. The light was brighter. 

The taste was sweeter. The nights of wonder, 

With friends surrounded, The dawn mist glowing,

The water flowing, The endless river. 

Forever and ever. Ahhh, the good old days."


When Were the Good Old Days for the People of Israel?  Some Jews insist Israel’s best days were when the Lord led their nation on a journey. That was the journey out of slavery in Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land. Why would Jews claim, “Those were the good old days”?  Here is why…


Israel Had to Depend On The Lord to Provide Everything. The Lord led them by day and by night. Daily bread (manna) rained down from heaven. Doves were sent to provide meat. Drinking water came from a rock. The Lord’s surprising gifts kept coming. The Lord graciously prevented all of them from perishing in the wilderness. They walked by faith, not by sight. And….the Lord finally got those wandering, stiff-necked Israelites to the promised land.


Now CTL is on a Journey Seeking a New Pastor. Now our Lord accompanies us. Our Lord promised, “Behold! I make all things new.” This journey is progressing. The Call Committee now has candidates to interview. They seek the new pastor our Lord intends for CTL. We anticipate new things will come as our Lord combines the gifts of the people of CTL with the gifts of the new pastor. Let’s watch for good surprises our Lord has prepared for God’s beloved people of CTL.


In the coming days and weeks, let’s pray for God’s gifts of discernment and wisdom for the Call Committee.


Grace and peace,

Pastor Scott Peterson

Interim Pastor 

Opening Tonight

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.


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!

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.

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 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

Trunk or Treat

October 26

6:00 -7:15

Join us for a fun evening of games, costumes, candy, and fun. On Wednesday, October 26, we will host the children for a Halloween Bash. There will be indoor games, a blow-up obstacle course, a costume parade, and safe Trunk or Treating in the church parking lot. Bring the grands, your neighbors, and your school friends. We will finish off the evening with dinner in the fellowship hall. Sign up in the Narthex or outside the Faith formation office. Can’t wait to see you there.

Calling All Youth

Fun and Fellowship

Middle school and high school youth will meet Saturday, October 22, at the church for games, dinner, and a corn maze. We will kick off the evening at 4:00 in the fellowship hall. After a couple of hours at church, we will head to the Buford Corn Maze for a night of fun. We will return to the church at 9:00. There is a cost of $17 per youth. Scholarships are available upon request. Sign up on the youth bulletin board or contact Diane Thomas at church.

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)

Join the Worship Band

Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.



Have Your Voice Heard

Choir Practice

Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m.


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

Lawrenceville Lawn

Grab a friend and join the ladies of CTL for Ladies Night Out. We will meet at the Lawrenceville Lawn, Bring your dinner, a drink, and a chair. We will meet by the Volleyball courts In the event of inclement weather this event will be moved to LaCazuela n the square in Lawrenceville. We will meet on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Gin Fitzpatrick 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

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.

The Case For Christ the Movie

Working to disprove the growing Christian faith of his wife, an investigative journalist chases down the biggest story of all time…with unexpected, life-altering results! Starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster, The Case for Christ is based on the true-life story of Lee Strobel, author of the book.  All are invited to a watch party over two weeks. Join us on October 11 and October at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall to view the movie together

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. 

Notes of Encouragement Needed

We need a few kind souls to write a quick note to our college students.  All supplies are [rovidie so take a few minutes at church this Sunday to support the College Care Ministry.  Email Vanessa Wilson or Jenny Lanning for more details.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, October 14, 2022

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

in the fellowship hall

Make an appointment here

Our sponsor code is ctllc

 Coat Drive Coming Soon

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


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

Beef Stew, Rice, Peanut Butter, Canned Pasta

Snacks, Canned Chicken, Instant or Canned Potatoes

Toilet Paper, Diapers size 4 and up, Baby Wipes

Feminine Products, Laundry Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, and Toothbrush

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

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

Mark  Edwards

Jack Landgren

Fred Linder

Dottie Mack

Charlene Minter

Kathy Morales

Family of Charles Perry

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Rebekah Spratlin

Darlene Swaim

Jean Todd

Leroy White

Linda Yeargin


You may mail checks to 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga 30043
Set-up electronic funds transfer by emailing our Treasurer, Brandon Witt 
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