Sunday, October 25

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, October 25

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!

We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.

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Sunday, October 18

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, October 18

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!

We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.

You do not have to have a Zoom account. You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone

If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?

Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.
Prepare your heart for worship

Get ready to join with your Lafayette church family for worship on Sunday.

Kyle Johnson and Ethan Laster will discuss our upcoming adult class study of Hebrews that begins next Wednesday.

We will join our hearts together as we worship in song.

We will worship God with our giving.

We will share Table and Word with a message from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 designed to encourage us in the Lord.

Have your Bible ready as we gather for worship!
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Sunday, October 4

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, October 4

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded! We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.

You do not have to have a Zoom account. You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.
Prepare your heart for worship 

Get ready to join with your Lafayette church family for worship today.

We will have a special time of sharing with one of our families about their work with COVID-19 vaccines.

We will join our hearts together as we worship in song.

We will worship God with our giving.

We will share Table and Word.

Get ready for a great time together in the Lord!

To prepare your heart for Sunday’s gathering, fill your heart with the ancient words of Psalm 122a psalm of ascent that was sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way to worship at the temple.

Have your Bible ready as we gather for worship!
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Sunday, September 27

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, September 27

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.
Need help getting connected?

  • Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.
  • Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for the gathering 

Today is going to be an important Sunday for us at Lafayette.

In our gathering we will announce a new milestone in our ongoing plans to resume indoor, in-person gatherings, repeat our elder and congregational pledges as Dave deSambourg is officially appointed as an elder, and share some special Table and Word time that will unite us as followers of Jesus.
To get ready for Sunday’s gathering, fill your heart with the words of praise from Psalm 100.

And…don’t forget to have your Bible for our Sunday gathering!

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Sunday, September 20

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, September 20

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.
Need help getting connected?

  • Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.
  • Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for Sunday 
I am so excited about our gathering planned for today! Get ready for —

  • an exciting announcement
  • another “one another” message
  • a couple of new (to our Zoom gatherings) songs
  • worshipping God with our giving
  • Table and Word on the Lord’s Day

To get ready for Sunday’s gathering, fill your heart with the praise drenched words of Psalm 8.
And…don’t forget to bring your Bible to our Sunday gathering!

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Sunday, September 13

Online worship gathering

Click here to join worship on Sunday, September 13

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?

  • Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.
  • Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship
We have a special gathering planned today with —

  • an update on our elder selection process
  • a special “one another” message from one elder and two ministers
  • another new (to our Zoom gatherings) song

I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word this week. Usually, I provide a list of foundational texts that will steer our worship time together and ask you to read in order to prepare your heart. But again this week, I simply ask you to keep these words on your heart until we meet Sunday morning — “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!”” (Psalm 122:1, NRSV).

Don’t forget to bring your Bible to our Sunday gathering!

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Online worship gathering SundayClick here to join worship on Sunday, September 6

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.
Need help getting connected?

  • Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.
  • Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for Sunday 
We have a special gathering planned for Sunday, September 6 with —

  • communication regarding future gathering plans
  • an update on our food pantry
  • a special message from our elders
  • three new (to our Zoom gatherings) songs

I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word this week. Usually, I provide a list of foundational texts that will steer our worship time together and ask you to read in order to prepare your heart. But again this week, I simply ask you to keep these words on your heart until we meet Sunday morning — “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing” (Psalm 100:1-2).


Don’t forget to bring your Bible to our Sunday gathering!

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Online worship gathering today

Click here to join worship on Sunday, August 30

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded! We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room. You do not have to have a Zoom account. You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected? Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.
Prepare your heart for the gathering 

In last week’s gathering I enjoyed conversation with Kyle Johnson about our in-person, on-campus, small groups and Lafayette’s interaction with the families in the neighborhood in helping them get caught up on their rent. 

This week, I will continue conversation with Kyle, this time regarding interaction in the neighborhood with the food pantry he and a team are putting together to help neighborhood people with food-insecurity have the food they need. Also, I will provide an update on preparations for in-person gatherings.

I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word this week. Usually, I provide a list of foundational texts that will steer our worship time together and ask you to read in order to prepare your heart. Today, I simply ask you to keep these words on your heart until we meet Sunday morning — “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14 NRSV).

Don’t forget to bring your Bible to our Sunday gathering!

— Bob Clark
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Online Worship Gathering

Click here to join worship on Sunday, August 23

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?

  • Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.
  • Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for Sunday 
I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word this week. 

Our time in the word will include a look at two passages in Healthy Leaders, a message that about appointing elders in Ephesus and Crete. For best results, read Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3 in several translations. I have linked those I use each day in my soul care readings and in careful study for classes, sermons, and pastoral conversations — NIV, NRSV, CEB, NLT, and MSG.

Prepare your heart by reading these foundational texts.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

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