“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
How do we live out faith in a prolonged season of pain, trouble, and loss? In this class we seek to recover a lost ancient resource for people of faith — the language of lament. Bob Clark will lead a four week multi-media introduction to the Psalms before being joined by a panel of men and women to work through the lament Psalms. This adult study begins Sunday, September 24 in the worship center, 15 minutes after the worship gathering concludes.
Join us for church at the park on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
We will gather at 10:00am in the pavilion at Wildwood Community Park. The park is located at 2153 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038. If you are travelling west on Manchester, you will turn right immediately after you pass under 109. We will have the little road you turn on marked with Lafayette Church of Christ signs.
Our worship gathering will be followed by an all-church picnic. Fried chicken, lemonade, and water will be provided. You are asked to please bring lawn chairs and a side dish to share, as well as a 2-liter of your favorite drink.
The pavilion we have reserved is adjacent to the parking area and is ADA accessible. The distance to get to the pavilion from the parking area is very short.
While we will begin our worship at 10:00am, you are invited to come early for coffee and conversation before our worship gathering gets started.
Church at the Park will replace our regular Sunday activities at the Lafayette church building. We will not have a worship gathering or Bible classes at the Lafayette campus on September 17.
Carpooling is encouraged due to the limited parking spots that are available at the park.
This morning at 9:00am we will gather to worship God with Table and Word. We will remember Jesus in the sacred communion meal. We will invite God to use the ancient words of scripture to shape us (today — Matthew 16:21-28). The Holy Spirit of God will teach us. The holy people of God will encourage us. We will sing songs and we will give of our firstfruits to honor God. We will pray for one another. We will learn of ways we can join together in service. What a morning we will have together! Today we gather to worship God. Tomorrow we scatter to reflect God.
Tonight at Lafayette adults will meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00pm for session two of the study of The Gospel of John. Bob Clark will be facilitating an overview of John. This will lay the foundation for the study to unfold over the next several weeks that will be facilitated by several teachers.
On Wednesday, August 23 an adult class will begin studying The Gospel of John, which is a favorite of many.
All participants are encouraged to read the gospel of John in one sitting before the first class meeting. In fact, if you have not read the gospel in one sitting before the first class meeting, you might best be served by staying home and reading rather than coming to that first session.
The gospel of John is a favorite, this class is an opportunity to take it to another level of understanding and practice. Several teachers will share the leading of this study which will meet at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall.
Kyle Johnson will be preaching at Lafayette on Sunday, August 6 at 9:00am. Kyle’s sermon text is Romans 9:1-5. Come prepared to listen for the word of the Lord.