“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. 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.
We meet Sundays at 9:00am for worship with Bible classes following. For more information about gathering times, click here.
May God’s grace and peace be yours in abundance!
Lafayette Church of Christ
115 New Ballwin Road
Ballwin, MO 63017
Lafayette is encouraging time with family and friends this Thanksgiving. No activities are scheduled on campus on Wednesday, November 25. Our normal schedule will resume on Sunday, November 29.
Tonight all ages will meet in the worship center from 6:00 until 7:3opm to enjoy Table Talk. We will enjoy a meal together (we promise: no turkey, no cranberry sauce) followed by some table conversation. Like our last Table Talk, the tables will be intergenerational, allowing people from across all the groups in our church family opportunity to talk with one another.
The cost is $5.00 per person (max $15.0 per family). You do not have to bring anything. Just show up at 6:00pm and Cindy, our “hostess with the mostess,” will seat you.
Two important things to know about Lafayette’s plans on Wednesday, November 11.
- We have been monitoring the possibility of severe weather. Current forecasts indicate the most severe weather is expected to pass to the north of the Lafayette campus and areas where most Lafayette members live. Because of these forecasts, we have decided to meet tonight as scheduled. However, we suggest you read our inclement weather policy in it’s entirety before coming tonight.
- We have classes for all ages tonight. The teens will meet in the EPICenter for their small groups. The children will meet in the classrooms in the main building. The adults will meet in the worship center. The adults will study Greed in session four of the series, Seven: exploring the seven deadly sins.
Seven: Exploring the Seven Deadly Sins continues in the worship center for adults. The study will begin tonight promptly at 7:00pm and will feature 15-20 minutes of lecture followed by conversation about SLOTH.
If you think talking about sloth is talking about laziness and the cure for sloth is a good lecture about the Protestant Work Ethic, you will be very surprised by the direction this class will take tonight.
These words from William Willimon will hint at one implication of sloth:
“Sloth is that sin that enables us to walk by the poor person with the outstretched hand, and no longer feel a twinge of conscience, no longer even see the empty hand reaching out to us in need, unable to consider the possibility that the man asking us for a handout is an invitation to grow closer to God.”
“Of all the deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all.” — Joseph Epstein
We have classes for all ages on Wednesday, October 28. The adult class meeting in the worship center will have part two of Seven: Exploring the seven deadly sins. Tonight we will be exploring envy. The class will begin promptly at 7:00pm and end by 7:50.
If you were asked to name seven deadly sins, what would you include on your list? Murder? Genocide? Racism? Terrorism? Adultery?
On Wednesdays beginning tonight and ending on December 16, the adult class in the worship center will explore an ancient list known as “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
Guess what? None of the above suggestions made the list. In fact, the list seems pretty tame, maybe even petty, compared to these suggestions.
Bring an open mind and an open heart.
Class begins promptly at 7:00pm and will conclude no later than 7:45.
The response to our current Wednesday night series on prayer has been positive and strong. Tonight’s topic may be the very best yet — “Keeping Company with God.”
All adults are invited to hear a fresh new perspective on prayer tonight in the worship center from 7:00-7:55pm. The class will feature video clips and class conversation.
We are looking forward to a good night together at Lafayette!
“Why Pray?” That’s the question being addressed tonight in the adult class that meets in the worship center. We will again be watching a DVD presentation by Philip Yancey that will serve as a conversation starter.
The teens will meet in their small groups as they study what it means to live as hosts instead of guests and taking the initiative to be ambassadors for Christ.
Dave Wilhelm and Jan Johnson will be leading the children’s groups tonight.
Hope you can join us!
Prayer is important at Lafayette. Adults are encouraged to participate in a new class entitled, “Prayer: does it make any difference?” This seven session study will begin on Wednesday night, September 9 and conclude on October 21. The class will feature class discussion based on video clips by Philip Yancey. If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? These and other questions will be considered.
We will have a special time of fellowship on Sunday, September 6. At the conclusion of our worship gathering all are invited to enjoy a relaxed meet and greet time in our foyer and kitchen areas. Breakfast drinks and goodies will be served for about an hour to give us time to enjoy conversation. Our classes for all ages will resume meeting on September 13. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with some folks and get caught up with others.