“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.
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May God’s grace and peace be yours in abundance!
Lafayette Church of Christ
115 New Ballwin Road
Ballwin, MO 63017
Due to possible icy conditions indicated in the winter weather advisory, all classes at Lafayette are cancelled tonight, Wednesday 21.
Kyle Johnson will be preaching at Lafayette on Sunday, February 18 in the 9:00am gathering. We are looking forward to hearing Kyle’s message, Into The Wilderness, from Mark 1:9-15. If you are in the St. Louis area, we would love for you to join us for worship at Lafayette.
Tonight the adults will meet in the fellowship hall for a special devotional time — Be Set Free: a time of confessing to God. We will be focusing on the amazing love and forgiveness of God as we take time to confess our sins before our Holy Father in Heaven. The devotional will feature songs, readings, and prayer.
Also, reading guides for The Gospel of Mark: Readings and Responses will be distributed tonight. The guide is meant to be used with our congregational reading plan beginning Monday, February 19 and will serve as the conversation starter for our adult class in The Middle from Wednesday, February 21 until Wednesday, April 11.
Also, the teens will meet in the EPICenter in their last meeting before their Winterfest trip. The children will be meeting in their classrooms. Women unable to attend the Tuesday Bible study are invited to attend a reprise tonight in the worship center.
Due to icy conditions the February 11 worship gatherings and classes have been cancelled.
Hope you can join us for a simple dinner and conversation tonight before
The Middle: Wednesdays at Lafayette classes begin at 7:00pm.
9:00am worship gathering with songs of praise, the sacred meal, worship through giving, and A Second Time, a message from Jonah 3.
plus 15 the adult class meeting in the worship center will focus on lament during illness. If you want to do some foundational reading, check out Psalms 102, 38, 90, 71, 39, and 41. Be listening for “the call to lament,” this week featuring the music of Jeff Buckley.
11:30am-2:00pm our children and teens work on their LTC (Leadership Training for Christ) preparation.
3:15pm worship at Mason Pointe Care Center
This Sunday at Lafayette —
9:00am worship gathering with songs of praise, the sacred meal, worship through giving, and a message through four readings and responses.
plus 15 our “extended” winter holiday break is over and our regular schedule of classes resumes Sunday. The adult class meeting in the worship center begins the home stretch of classes on the lament psalms with the last four focused on dealing with life’s disappointments, illness, conflict, and the imprecatory psalms. Be listening for the “call to lament,” this week a jazz version!
11:30am-2:00pm our children and teens kick off their LTC (Leadership Training for Christ) preparation.
3:15pm worship at Mason Pointe Care Center
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from noon today until 3:00am tomorrow for our area. The advisory warns of a wintry mix including freezing rain.
Today we will gather for worship at 9:00am but have cancelled the Bible classes and LTC practice that were scheduled to follow our worship gathering.
Our intention is to give everyone the opportunity to get home safely by about 11:00am. You are encouraged to look at the forecast for your particular area and make a decision about the wisdom of your travelling today.
At Lafayette we gather to worship God on Sundays, we scatter to reflect God on Mondays, and in The Middle we get together to encourage one another!
Tonight all adults are invited to begin a new six-week class in the fellowship hall. We will be drilling deep into Philippians 4:4-8 to make applications to our life. Tonight we begin with an introduction to Philippians.
Women unable to attend the Tuesday Bible study for women are invited to a repeat presentation of the previous Tuesday’s class in the worship center.
The children are encouraged to participate in their classes.
And last but not least, teenEPIC will meet in the EPICenter for their study and fellowship.