Grace and Peace

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!

Bob Clark

Lafayette Church of Christ
115 New Ballwin Road
Ballwin, MO 63017

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Tonight at Lafayette

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Tonight at Lafayette classes are offered for all ages. The teens will gather in the EPICenter. The children will gather in their classrooms. The adults will gather in the worship center for the first of five sessions of “Living in Exile: a reading of 1 Peter” taught by Bob Clark. How does a church live as the community of God in the midst of an ungodly world? How does the church respond when the culture in which it lives grows increasing secular or other than Christian? These and other questions will be explored as the class reads 1 Peter.

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iParent Class

iParent Graphic.001iParent – Parenting a Generation That Thinks “i” Shouldn’t be Capitalized

Chances are if you are a parent of a teen or pre-teen today, your first cell phone came sometime in your late 20s or early 30s. Your first email address had AOL after it. And you might remember what it was like to have to heat leftovers on the stove instead of a microwave.

Every generation of parents has had to deal with subtle changes in culture and the inevitable generation gap. However, there has never been a time in history when culture and technology has changed so rapidly. As parents, we are raising the first generation of children who have never known life without a personal screen of some kind.

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Tonight at Lafayette

Songs for the Soul

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New sermon set begins May 24

book of 12 sermon series

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Tonight at Lafayette

Children will meet in their classrooms for fun and learning. Teens will meet at the EPICenter where Mike Brown will have Lizzy Smith, Dane Roper, and Logan Keim sharing with the teens. Adults will meet in the worship center for The Very Words of God, the final episode of  In the Dust of the Rabbi (a Ray Vander Laan video series).

The adult class will begin at 7:00pm sharp and dismiss about 7:50, but no later than 8:00.

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Tonight at Lafayette

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.

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Roofing has Begun

New roof April 2015

Yesterday the roof on the church office was replaced. Today work is being done on the section of asphalt roofing on the church building.

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Cultivating A Grateful Heart

Cultivating Grateful Heart

Lafayette women will gather this morning from 9:00-11:30am. The gathering will feature brunch and exercises designed to cultivate gratitude.

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All Activities Cancelled April 8

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.

Hail 2 April 2015

Hail April 2015

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.

Tarp April 2015

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Wednesday, April 8 at Lafayette

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.”

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