“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
Our discipleship rhythms at Lafayette include gathering, scattering, and resting. While The Middle (our Wednesday night classes) is an important element of our gathering rhythm, we also recognize that this Wednesday, October 31st is a prime time that the majority of our neighbors themselves will be scattering, interacting, and sharing community together. Rather than gathering for The Middle this week, then, we encourage Lafayette members to scatter and to be a positive, neighborly presence in our communities.
Tonight in The Middle (Wednesdays at Lafayette) adults will enjoy the second of four sessions on Our Restoration Roots, a class exploring the story of churches of Christ. This week in the fellowship hall at 7:00pm, Kyle Johnson will present and lead discussion on Two Ideals and One Reality: Unity, Restoration, and Division (19th century).
But first, come and share a meal of chicken fingers with your brothers and sisters at Raising Cane’s in Ellisville, beginning at 5:45pm.
A new class for adults begins tonight in The Middle (Wednesdays at Lafayette). Our Restoration Roots is a four-session look at the story of churches of Christ. Kyle Johnson will be presenting and leading the discussion. Getting to Know Our Family Tree: 1st-18th century is the lesson for tonight.
9:00am (Sharp!) Two weeks ago Dan Roper and Kyle Johnson introduced the new adult class, Significant Others. Sunday we dig in for a session that will help all of us learn to understand and interact with our neighbors who are involved in non-Christian religions. In addition to the adult class, there are classes for children and teens.
10:00am We will meet together for Table and Word, with a message from Mark 9:30-37. We will worship God in song. We will worship God with our tithes and offerings. And…we will welcome two new families.
3:15pm Worship at Mason Pointe Care Center
Tonight in The Middle (Wednesdays at Lafayette) the adult class will be sharing conversation on our daily reading through Acts of Apostles. Children’s classes will meet in the main building. The teens will meet in the EPICenter. The Middle begins at 7:00pm.
Join us for Church at the Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
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 morning activities at the Lafayette church building.
Carpooling is encouraged due to the limited parking spots that are available at the park.
And on Sunday, September 16 at 5:00pm all are invited to Lafayette Sing! We will meet in the fellowship hall for a time of singing old favorite songs from our song books.
Significant Others Until recently, most Americans had little or no everyday contact with adherents of non-Christian religions, whether it be Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism. Though we now find ourselves in a more pluralistic culture, most Christians still don’t know how to meaningfully and respectfully engage their newest non-Christian neighbors, their significant others, at least in part because of understandable ignorance. Our upcoming Sunday morning class for adults, Significant Others, will draw from a video series and book by Monte Cox of Harding University and will seek to fill this knowledge gap so that we are more acquainted with the religious backgrounds of devout non-Christians we are interacting with in St. Louis. Join us for this needed study, led by Kyle Johnson and Dan Roper, starting promptly at 9:00am on September 9.
Join us for dinner before heading to the church campus for The Middle (Wednesdays at Lafayette). Dinner at 5:45pm at Raising Cane’s in Ellisville. Classes begin at 7:00pm.