“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 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
Growing in faith and going deeper in doctrinal understanding is important to us at Lafayette. Tonight will be the first of ten sessions where the adult class grapples with the real-life impact of grace. The class, meeting in the fellowship hall from 7:00-7:50pm, will feature discussion prompted by scripture readings and video clips from Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace. This is a great way to study a great doctrine of the Bible in the warmth of your faith community.
Tonight at Lafayette the adults will have session three of The School of Prayer in the fellowship hall, the teens will meet in the EPICenter, and the children will meet in their classrooms.
In case you are wondering, nearby streets and the parking lot are clear and the building is nice and warm.
Our weather forecast is calling for brief snow squalls to pass through the region this morning. We plan to meet as scheduled for worship and classes.
You may want to check our our inclement weather policy.
Our inclement weather team with members from around the area report roads are mostly clear after yesterday’s snow and recommend that we gather for worship as scheduled at 9:00am. Bible classes will follow 15 minutes after the conclusion of the worship gathering.
The church parking lot has been treated and the building is nice and warm. That being said, some areas received more precipitation than others and as always, there are some scattered icy spots. It is extremely cold outside, 5 degrees at the moment (with a wind chill of minus 13) and a forecast high of 21°.
While we encourage everyone to worship regularly, we hope you will make a decision as to whether or not to come today based on conditions in your area and your health.
You can read our full inclement weather policy here.
Seven: exploring the seven deadly sins concludes tonight with a look at lust. The class will begin at 7:00pm and conclude about 7:45.
Here is a quote to get you thinking —
The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst sins are spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronizing and backbiting; the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things inside of me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is worse.
from C. S. Lewis in Mere Christianity
We will enjoy a break from our Wednesday meetings on December 23 and 30. Wednesday meetings will resume on January 6 with a four week School of Prayer.
Seven: exploring the seven deadly sins continues with the sixth session being Gluttony: feeding your face and starving your heart. This class for adults meets in the worship center from 7:00-7:45pm. The teens continue their small groups in the EPICenter and classes for children continue in the education wing.
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.