“Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philemon 3).
Grace and peace. These two simple, yet dynamic words have been used as a Christian greeting from ancient times. And with grace and peace I greet you on behalf of the Lafayette Church of Christ. I am thankful you found our web page. Whether you are in St. Louis to see the Cardinals, the Rams, the Blues, the Zoo, one of the many museums, or you are moving to the St. Louis area, I hope you will consider these pages your invitation to connect with God’s family at Lafayette.
Whether you are searching for God or God’s family, please let us know if there are specific ways we can help. If you are looking for a church away from home with whom you can visit one Sunday, we invite you to come to one of our gatherings. If you are searching for a church home where you can settle down and experience genuine community, we invite you to join us on the journey of discipleship.
May God’s grace and peace be yours in abundance!
Lafayette Church of Christ
115 New Ballwin Road
Ballwin, MO 63017
Children will meet in their classrooms for fun and learning. Teens will meet at the EPICenter where Mike Brown will be teaching about prayer. Adults will meet in the worship center for session two of In the Dust of the Rabbi (a Ray Vander Laan video series). Last week’s session was When the Rabbi Says, “Come.” Tonight’s session is When the Rabbi Says, “Go.”
The adult class will begin at 7:00pm sharp and dismiss about 7:50, but no later than 8:00.
Yesterday the roof on the church office was replaced. Today work is being done on the section of asphalt roofing on the church building.
Lafayette women will gather this morning from 9:00-11:30am. The gathering will feature brunch and exercises designed to cultivate gratitude.
Due to the possibility of additional severe weather, Lafayette has cancelled all activities scheduled for Wednesday night, April 8.
Our church building took a major hit in yesterday’s hail storm. Tarps are being placed over the roof right now for protection from the two additional inches of rain expected in the next 24 hours. Already plans are being made to replace the roofs of the church office and the church building as soon as possible.
The forecast is calling for a couple of additional waves of possibly severe storms this afternoon and this evening. So we are cancelling all activities for tonight and encouraging you to stay home and stay safe.
Below is a photo of the parking lot during the hail storm.
Above is a view of the hail on the roof about two hours after it fell.
Below is a view of the tarps being placed on the roof.
Do you ever feel like you are a follower of Jesus, but from a distance? “Follow a Rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered with the dust of his feet,” says the ancient Jewish proverb. In Jesus’s day, disciples followed their Rabbi so closely that they would be covered with the dust kicked up by the Rabbi’s feet. Come, discover how you can get dusty and be closer to your Rabbi, Jesus, by doing what he does.
Tonight Lafayette adults will meet in the worship center to begin In the Dust of the Rabbi, a five week series featuring lessons on DVD by Ray Vander Laan. The sessions will begin at 7:00pm and conclude most week by 7:50, but no later than 8:00pm.
Tonight’s lesson is, When the Rabbi Says, “Come.”
Lafayette will have a special gathering on Wednesday, April 1. All ages are invited to Table Talk from 6:00-7:30pm in the Worship Center. We will enjoy fresh-grilled burgers and brats followed by a guided conversation. Suggested cost is $4.00 per person, $12.00 max per family. Sharing life is important at Lafayette. We might be dismissed a little earlier, but the program will not go later than 7:30.
Tonight at 7:00pm, the adults will finish their study of Ephesians in the worship center. The prayer group will have their final meeting in room 11.
Next week a special schedule is planned. Stay tuned for details!
Due to the winter storm and resulting road conditions, all activities scheduled for March 1 have been cancelled (worship, LTC, bridal shower).
The snow day is a good day to catch up on something you might have missed recently.
Click here to listen to sermons from Mark.
Click here to read recent church bulletins (you will need a password since this is in the member section of the website).
Click here to access the Spiritual Exercises for the last two weeks and the upcoming week.
St. Louis is under a winter storm warning effective noon on February 28 until 6:00pm on March 1. The snow has already begun and forecasts are calling for up to nine inches before it stops tomorrow. However, as we know, that can change quickly and unexpectedly.
Sixteen Lafayette members scattered around the region will be providing weather spotting and road condition intelligence early Sunday morning. Based on their recommendations, a decision will be made about whether or not to have our scheduled events — worship gathering, LTC practice, and bridal shower.
The decision will be posted here by 7:00am on Sunday, March 1.
Click here to read our entire inclement weather policy.