“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
We gathered. We scattered. And now, here we are right in the middle of the week.
What’s in store tonight at Lafayette?
The teens will meet at the EPICenter. There will be worship. There will be encouragement. There will be joy.
The children will meet in their classes for a time of fun interaction and Bible teaching with some caring teachers.
The adults will gather in the fellowship hall for an unforgettable testimony on video (seriously, it’s unforgettable) followed by a conversation about some solid reasons to stop being judgmental and be a person of grace.
It all begins at 7:00pm.
Due to widespread power outage (including the building) & severe storms all activities at Lafayette Church have been cancelled for tonight.
Our neighbor, Decorative Concrete, is resurfacing the sidewalks in front of our main entrances. Today their work was interrupted by the rain. Instead of having them take down the door coverings, we are asking everyone coming to adult and children’s Bible classes this evening to use the south entrance; aka, the Lafayette Christian Preschool entrance.
The adult class will continue the Becoming People of Grace conversation, with a couple of brief video clips, a reading from Jesus, and a prayer of confession.
What a joy it was for our church family as Malachi Brown preached a sermon from Micah today. Thanks, Malachi!
How did we pack 10,704 meals in a little over an hour? Why do you think this photo of Kara, Amber, Kim, and Kathy is blurry?!?
Malachi Brown preaches in our gathering today.
After our gathering, SummerJAM wraps with another Bible lesson in word and action followed by lunch and snow cones.
What a weekend!
The Lafayette Children’s Ministry will kick off SummerJAM tonight at 6:00pm at the church building. SummerJAM is especially planned for our children and grandchildren and their friends.
All are invited to the Feed the Funnel Party tonight at 7:00pm as we pack meals for the hungry with the help of The Pack Shack. And, you can stay afterward for s’mores around the fire pit at the EPICenter.
Tomorrow the SummerJAM action shifts to Wildwood Park beginning at 9:30am.
Malachi Brown recently participated in Harding University’s The Kerusso Experience at Camp Ne-O-Tez. Sunday Malachi will preach a sermon adapted from the one he wrote while at Kerusso.
Do Not Preach will be the sermon by Malachi Brown on Sunday.
SummerJAM will conclude with Sunday’s session that will begin right after our worship gathering concludes. The adult Bible class will not meet Sunday and will resume on July 10.
The 2016 Pig Roast was a wonderful time for our church family to share a delicious meal and lots of conversation. What a blessing to have a church family that enjoys having fun together! Thanks to David Brack and his bluegrass band for the GREAT music!
At Lafayette we believe it is important for us to know each other and be connected in the body of Christ. Toward that end you are encouraged to make plans now for the all-church float trip scheduled for Saturday, July 16. This is an easy, relaxing float on the Meramec River and all are welcome! Your choice of canoe, raft, or kayak. Cost is $25 per person — bring cash the day of the float (we have to do one cash transaction when we get there). Meet at commuter parking lot in Eureka at 8:00am and we will carpool to Steeleville. Pack your lunch, drinks and sunscreen. For those who want to, we will get dinner in Cuba before we head back. See Cindy or Kevin Fields for more information. You can sign up here.
Tonight at Lafayette the adult class meeting in the fellowship hall will continue our discussion of being “People of Grace.” The class will feature one of the great stories of grace from the Old Testament and an example of grace from a recent time and place.
Hope to see you at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall!