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August 19, 2022 News

Education – Jesus, Luther

and Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

A Word from Pastor Scott

 

Mary and Joseph found Jesus (age 12) in the temple,

sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

–Luke 2:46-47

 

REMEMBER THOSE PROMISES? HELP IS COMING!

In the Baptisms of children at CTL parents, sponsors, and the whole congregation promised to “provide for their instruction in the Christian faith”. Remember?

 

  • Good news: It looks like 2022-23 will allow CTL to return to a ‘normal’ schedule for instruction in the Christian faith”. That has not happened since 2018-19, because of Covid.
  • More Good news: Changes are being made to improve the education wing at CTL. Classrooms are being repainted, closets are being cleaned out, and the air hockey table has been moved into a new area. Children’s Sunday School and Faith Formation classes will be in the education wing this school year.

 

HOW WAS JESUS EDUCATED?

In Jesus’ time, Jewish boys at the age of 5 were brought to their local synagogue to begin their education. Daily classes were taught by a rabbi (teacher). The synagogue’s elementary school had only five textbooks: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. From them, children learned Israel’s law, history, and ethics. Formal education for most Jewish children was completed by 18.

 

LUTHERANS HAVE A HERITAGE OF QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

When Martin Luther began working to reform the church, the vast majority of people were illiterate. Luther insisted: Children must learn to read—not just boys, girls too. Why was that so important? When the children could read, they could read God’s word in the Bible. To facilitate that, Luther translated the Bible into German. Imagine places where school children were reading the Bible to their illiterate parents!

 

OUR CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD!

THEY NEED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION!

As young Jesus learned in the synagogue, our young disciples have the privilege of learning in Sunday School and Faith Formation classes. Parents can set an example and grow in their faith at the same time by attending the adult class. I love leading the adult class. This Fall we are planning to use more of the seating space in the Fellowship Hall. There is room for you. Try it. You’ll like it.

 

Grace and peace,

Pastor Scott Peterson

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.

 
Register Now

UGA Lutheran Campus Ministry

Join Holy Cross Lutheran Campus Ministry for a LUNCH BREAK

(food provided) on Tuesdays at noon beginning August 23

in room 473 at the Tate Center

Faith Formation – Pre-K through High School

Sunday School Begins

on September 11

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)

Rally Day – August 28

Join us as we prepare for the beginning of the Sunday school year on Rally Day, August 28, 10:00- 12:30. We will gather children, youth, and adults for fun activities, fellowship, and the opportunity to meet the Sunday school teachers. You will have the chance to discover all of the great things happening in Faith Formation ministries this school year. Rally Day will be held rain or shine. Stop by for some refreshments, join the air hockey tournament, and see what is happening this fall at CTL. All are welcome.

 

One Day Service Opportunity

Please join the volunteers as we clean out the narthex craft resource room on Wednesday, August 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. We need a big team to tackle this job. We will be emptying the closet, purging unwanted items, and organizing all the supplies before returning them to the closet. There’s a job for everyone. It is a great chance for service and fellowship. Please contact Diane Thomas if you can help with this project.

Looking for Two High School Sunday School Teachers

We have a great opportunity to work with our fabulous high school youth. Two teachers are needed for Sunday mornings at the 10:00 Sunday school hour. There is easy to follow curriculum, youth eager to learn, minimal prep time, and the convenience of working in teams. We begin September 11 and run through May 14. There are several weeks off during holiday seasons. Prayerfully consider this opportunity to share Christ’s Word with the youth of our congregation.

 
Teacher Needed
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.

 

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 Wednesday evenings at 7:15 beginning September . 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

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

Thai Diner

Grab a friend and join the ladies of CTL for Ladies Night Out. We will meet at The Thai Diner, inside Sugarloaf Mills located at 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, near Dave and Buster’s We will meet on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Kathryn Gibbs to say you will be there.

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

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.
 

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

Special volunteers are being sought to help at the Co-Op.

  • Spanish-speaking individuals are needed to help during distribution (Mon.  5-7 pm and Wed/Fri from 9 am-noon).
  • Seeking an individual to ride with our driver on Monday and Friday early morning. He or she will help load and unload the truck – mainly milk and bread pick up.
  • As distribution activities return to the inside of the building, more client interviewers are being sought. These volunteers will interface with our clients and help them through our distribution process.

Interested? Contact Lisa at lcmcommunications52@gmail.com

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

The Creel family

Jeff Dahlin

Mark  Edwards

Bella Ferguson

Hendrix Hinson

Juanita Hood

Jack Landgren

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Charlene Minter

Family of Diane Montgomery

Kathy  Morales

Family of Lee Olson

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Leighton Stahl

Darlene Swaim

Stanimir Vladimirov

Leroy White

Linda Yeargin

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

VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE
Facebook  Youtube

Education – Jesus, Luther

and Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

A Word from Pastor Scott

 

Mary and Joseph found Jesus (age 12) in the temple,

sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 

–Luke 2:46-47

 

REMEMBER THOSE PROMISES? HELP IS COMING!

In the Baptisms of children at CTL parents, sponsors, and the whole congregation promised to “provide for their instruction in the Christian faith”. Remember?

 

  • Good news: It looks like 2022-23 will allow CTL to return to a ‘normal’ schedule for instruction in the Christian faith”. That has not happened since 2018-19, because of Covid.
  • More Good news: Changes are being made to improve the education wing at CTL. Classrooms are being repainted, closets are being cleaned out, and the air hockey table has been moved into a new area. Children’s Sunday School and Faith Formation classes will be in the education wing this school year.

 

HOW WAS JESUS EDUCATED? 

In Jesus’ time, Jewish boys at the age of 5 were brought to their local synagogue to begin their education. Daily classes were taught by a rabbi (teacher). The synagogue’s elementary school had only five textbooks: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. From them, children learned Israel’s law, history, and ethics. Formal education for most Jewish children was completed by 18.

 

LUTHERANS HAVE A HERITAGE OF QUALITY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

When Martin Luther began working to reform the church, the vast majority of people were illiterate. Luther insisted: Children must learn to read—not just boys, girls too. Why was that so important? When the children could read, they could read God’s word in the Bible. To facilitate that, Luther translated the Bible into German. Imagine places where school children were reading the Bible to their illiterate parents!

 

OUR CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD! 

THEY NEED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION! 

As young Jesus learned in the synagogue, our young disciples have the privilege of learning in Sunday School and Faith Formation classes. Parents can set an example and grow in their faith at the same time by attending the adult class. I love leading the adult class. This Fall we are planning to use more of the seating space in the Fellowship Hall. There is room for you. Try it. You’ll like it.

 

Grace and peace,

Pastor Scott Peterson

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.

Register Now

UGA Lutheran Campus Ministry

Join Holy Cross Lutheran Campus Ministry for a LUNCH BREAK

(food provided) on Tuesdays at noon beginning August 23

in room 473 at the Tate Center

Faith Formation – Pre-K through High School

Sunday School Begins

on September 11

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)

Rally Day – August 28 

Join us as we prepare for the beginning of the Sunday school year on Rally Day, August 28, 10:00- 12:30. We will gather children, youth, and adults for fun activities, fellowship, and the opportunity to meet the Sunday school teachers. You will have the chance to discover all of the great things happening in Faith Formation ministries this school year. Rally Day will be held rain or shine. Stop by for some refreshments, join the air hockey tournament, and see what is happening this fall at CTL. All are welcome.

One Day Service Opportunity

Please join the volunteers as we clean out the narthex craft resource room on Wednesday, August 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. We need a big team to tackle this job. We will be emptying the closet, purging unwanted items, and organizing all the supplies before returning them to the closet. There’s a job for everyone. It is a great chance for service and fellowship. Please contact Diane Thomas if you can help with this project.

Looking for Two High School Sunday School Teachers

We have a great opportunity to work with our fabulous high school youth. Two teachers are needed for Sunday mornings at the 10:00 Sunday school hour. There is easy to follow curriculum, youth eager to learn, minimal prep time, and the convenience of working in teams. We begin September 11 and run through May 14. There are several weeks off during holiday seasons. Prayerfully consider this opportunity to share Christ’s Word with the youth of our congregation.

Teacher Needed
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.  

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 Wednesday evenings at 7:15 beginning September . 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

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

Thai Diner

Grab a friend and join the ladies of CTL for Ladies Night Out. We will meet at The Thai Diner, inside Sugarloaf Mills located at 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, near Dave and Buster’s We will meet on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Kathryn Gibbs to say you will be there.

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

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.

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

Special volunteers are being sought to help at the Co-Op.

  • Spanish-speaking individuals are needed to help during distribution (Mon.  5-7 pm and Wed/Fri from 9 am-noon).
  • Seeking an individual to ride with our driver on Monday and Friday early morning. He or she will help load and unload the truck – mainly milk and bread pick up.
  • As distribution activities return to the inside of the building, more client interviewers are being sought. These volunteers will interface with our clients and help them through our distribution process. 

Interested? Contact Lisa at lcmcommunications52@gmail.com

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

The Creel family

Jeff Dahlin

Mark  Edwards

Bella Ferguson

Hendrix Hinson

Juanita Hood

Jack Landgren

Dottie Mack

Lloyd McArthur

Charlene Minter

Family of Diane Montgomery

Kathy  Morales

Family of Lee Olson

Steve Rozinka

Janet Schuman

Leighton Stahl

Darlene Swaim

Stanimir Vladimirov

Leroy White

Linda Yeargin

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

VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE
Facebook  Youtube  

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