New class begins Wednesday, July 8

New adult class begins tonightLove Does
Love Does, our new adult class begins Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm with a video presentation of Bob Goff and discussion led by Bob Clark and Cindy Fields.
 
 
No Computer?

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 880 9862 6853# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

About the Love Does class…
Over the last few years you have heard numerous remarks from Lafayette members about the impact on them by the book Love Does (When you love like Jesus loves, you’ll live like Jesus lives) by Bob Goff.

Our new six-session adult class will feature video clips of Bob Goff talking about sections of his book, reactions from some Lafayette members, and some discussion with the entire class.

Click here to order a copy of Love Does (not required reading for class), available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook.

Library availability
Johnnalee Jump let us know that Love Does is available for checkout as an ebook at St. Louis County Library through Libby/Overdrive.

This class is designed to be source of positive and practical application of Jesus-style living for our adults as we enter the “dog days of summer.”
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Online worship gathering Sunday
 
  • 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.
No Computer?
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 
Today I continue a series of messages through The Letter of Paul to The Romans.

I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word.
  • Our time in the word will include Gathering and Scatteringa message based on Romans 12:1 – 13:7.
  • Our time remembering the Lord Jesus at the table will be based on Mark 1:14-20.
  • Our reflections on worship will be based on Luke 3:7-14.
  • Our closing charge/blessing will be based on Colossians 3:1-2.

Prepare your heart by reading these foundational texts.

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Wednesday, July 1

New adult class begins July 8
Thanks to Kyle Johnson and Rich Limburg for an excellent job leading us in our study of Esther.
Tonight our adult class will take a break before beginning a new study on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm.
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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, June 28

  • 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.

No Computer?
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 happy to tell you we have another wonderful story about life in our church family to share with you Sunday. Get ready!
Plus, Sunday I continue a series of messages through The Letter of Paul to The Romans.

I am eager to share a message of beauty, unity, and grace in the church.

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

Prepare your heart by reading these foundational texts.

 

 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tonight’s adult class

Click here to join the Esther class at 7:00pm

If you do not have a computer, smart phone, or tablet, you can join the class on most any phone by calling 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 834 6406 4561# and when asked for personal ID, just enter #.

All adults are encouraged to join us for this study as tonight we wrap up the study of Esther!

Posted in Spiritual formation

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, June 21

  • 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.

No Computer?
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 some really exciting news to share with you Sunday about life in our church family!

Plus, Sunday I begin a series of messages through The Letter of Paul to The Romans.

I am excited to share the positive message of a beautiful picture of life in the church.

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

I encourage you to read these texts that will be the foundation of our time together. 

— Bob Clark

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tonight’s adult class
If you do not have a computer, smart phone, or tablet, you can join the class on most any phone by calling 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 834 6406 4561# and when asked for personal ID, just enter #.
The last two weeks we focused on the dual themes of divine providence and human responsibility in Esther. Tonight we pivot to a new theme–morality. Rich Limburg will guide us through a discussion on the moral, immoral, and even morally ambiguous actions and decisions of characters within the Esther narrative. To prepare, considering rereading parts or all of Esther with this lens in mind.
All adults are encouraged to join us for this study!
Posted in Spiritual formation

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Online worship gathering Sunday
 
  • 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.
No Computer?
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.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tonight’s adult class
If you do not have a computer, smart phone, or tablet, you can join the class on most any phone by calling 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter  834 6406 4561# and when asked for personal ID, just enter #.
Last week we looked at the idea of divine providence through the lens of four of the major characters: Mordecai, Haman, Xerxes, and Esther. The ongoing mystery, both in the book of Esther and in our own lives, concerns how God chooses to work and act through human characters. We will continue that conversation tonight, with an emphasis on the “human responsibility” side of the coin. We will also attempt a viewing of the Bible Project and a dive into the literary “chiasm” engrained within Esther.
Re-reading some or all of Esther is encouraged. As you do, here are some questions to consider. There will be time for you to share any reflections during class.
1) Are “divine providence” and “human responsibility” two sides of the same coin? Is there a better metaphor (than the coin one) to explain the mysterious relationship between these two realities?
2) How have I seen God’s providence worked out in my own life? Is it easier to see it in retrospect, or in the moment?
3) What role do I as a Christian play in carrying out the providence of God? In what arenas of my life do I partner with God to further God’s purposes in the world?
4) Esther is a literary masterpiece. How does this recognition, that “the Bible is literature”, affect my wider understanding of what Scripture is? Of how God speaks to God’s people through the written word?
All adults are encouraged to join us for this study!
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Online worship gathering Sunday
 
  • 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.
No Computer?
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 excited to tell you that we have a couple of surprises in store this Sunday. I am thankful that during this difficult time our elders are committed to our mission to spread the Good News of Jesus as they lead us through this difficult time!
Sunday we will be focusing on the mystery of God in three persons — the Trinity.
I encourage you to prepare your heart for Table and Word this week.
  • Our time in the word will include Three = Onea message based on Matthew 28:16-20.
  • Our time at the table will be based on Matthew 9:27-34, a passage that recently was in our daily readings.
  • Our reflections on singing and giving will be based on Ephesians 4:29-5:2.  

I encourage you to read these texts that will be the foundation of our time together. 

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