COVID Update for Sunday, May 16

In addition to the information in the letter below, if you have not yet registered for services tomorrow, we ask that you CLICK HERE to do so as soon as possible.


Dear Lafayette Family, 

Over the first few weeks of our Sunday AM gatherings, we have operated within what is required of us by St. Louis County and recommended by the CDC, and even exceeded such guidelines. We, then, like most of you, have been paying close attention to the recent federal and local updates. The timing of such updates coming on Thursday/Friday makes fully adjusting for an upcoming Sunday difficult, especially considering our more concerned members pre-registered expecting a particular set of precautions. We recognize this is an imperfect plan communicated on short notice, but it provides a compromise that can work for this Sunday, May 16. As always, the service will still be accessible virtually for any who need to choose that option. We will re-group this coming week and communicate plans for May 23 and beyond.

Tomorrow morning, we WILL:

  • Ask you to “mask while moving”–entering the building, using the restroom, interacting after service, etc. 
  • Enter at Door 2. 
  • Usher you to seats based on your pre-registration, as normal.
  • Provide individual Communion kits and Offering boxes.
  • Offer an opportunity before the last song to be dismissed outside.

Tomorrow morning, we will NOT:

  • Require masks to be worn throughout service. While the CDC recommends “no masks” only for fully vaccinated people, the federal government and St. Louis County have recognized that enforcing such a recommendation is nearly impossible. Thus, they are not going to, nor will we, once seated. A number of our members will want to continue wearing their masks for a variety of reasons–not fully vaccinated, special health concerns, haven’t researched the updates yet, want to best protect loved one in the church or their family, etc.–and that is acceptable, if not encouraged.
  • Take temperatures at Door 2. 
  • Dismiss the entire congregation to the parking lot. However, if you fellowship inside, we still encourage you to mask up and at least ask before invading personal space. 

We have learned over the past two months that these changes will be seen as too rash by some, too hesitant by others, and just right for yet another group. In that sense, this Sunday is no different than any other!

As we again look at how the resurrection of Jesus was the driving force behind everything the early church was about, may our gathering tomorrow be more about the presence of the risen Lord in our midst than about the wearing or non-wearing of masks, our scientific or political opinions, etc. To God be the glory!

Kyle Johnson & Mike Brown

On behalf of the Health & Safety Team
In accordance with the Lafayette eldership

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Easter Season at Lafayette; April 4-May 23 2021

In-person worship gathering

Lafayette has resumed in-person worship gatherings. We meet at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings and follow a variety of precautions as determined by our Health & Safety Team under the guidance of the Lafayette eldership. More information can be found under “theGathering” tab, including a link to pre-registration. There are no Sunday morning classes at this time; details concerning our Wednesday night studies at 7:00 pm can be found under “theMiddle” tab.

Online worship gathering

We plan to indefinitely provide a virtual option for our Sunday morning gatherings. The link below will take you to a Zoom meeting in which the live Sunday service begins at 10:00 am. You can enter as early as 9:30 am.

Click here to join worship each Sunday

You do not have to have a Zoom account to join the meeting, and are welcome to have your videos “on” or “off.” If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can still “call in” to the gathering and listen over your phone. Call 312-626-6799; when asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780#; and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Easter Sermon Series: A Resurrection Community

On Easter Sunday, April 4, we began an 8-week sermon series reflecting upon how the resurrection of Jesus Christ has transformed Christian communities from the earliest days of the church in Acts up through the present day. Easter is a season for rejoicing in the spiritual realities we experience by new life in our resurrected Lord, Jesus.

Christ is risen; he is risen, indeed!

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Easter Season at Lafayette; April 4-May 23 2021

In-person worship gathering

Lafayette has resumed in-person worship gatherings. We meet at 10:00am on Sunday mornings and follow a variety of precautions as determined by our Health & Safety Team under the guidance of the Lafayette eldership. More information can be found under “theGathering” tab, including a link to pre-registration. There are no Sunday morning classes at this time; details concerning our Wednesday night studies at 7:00pm can be found under “theMiddle” tab.

Online worship gathering

We plan to indefinitely provide a virtual option for our Sunday morning gatherings. The link below will take you to a Zoom meeting in which the live Sunday service begins at 10:00am. You can enter as early as 9:30am.

Click here to join worship on Sunday, April 4

You do not have to have a Zoom account to join the meeting, and are welcome to have your videos “on” or “off.” If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can still “call in” to the gathering and listen over your phone. Call 312-626-6799; when asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780#; and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Easter Sermon Series: A Resurrection Community

On Easter Sunday, April 4, we began an 8-week sermon series reflecting upon how the resurrection of Jesus Christ has transformed Christian communities from the earliest days of the church in Acts up through the present day. Easter is a season for rejoicing in the spiritual realities we experience by new life in our resurrected Lord, Jesus.

Christ is risen; he is risen, indeed!

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Sunday, March 28

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, March 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.

Connecting by phone

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 #.

Prepare your heart for worship

Sunday’s sermon, “The Jesus Mindset” will be based on Philippians 2:5-11.
How does a follower of Jesus relate to others?What do followers of Jesus bring to a relationship?Who do we look to as a role model for our interaction with others?Why do relationships look different when we follow Jesus?

Sunday we begin wrapping up Lent, starting Holy Week, and preparing for Easter by spending time with Jesus.

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Sunday, March 14

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, March 14

  • 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.

Connecting by phone
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 #.

Prepare your heart for worship
Kyle’s sermon, “Sin and Grace” will be based on Ephesians 2:1-20.
You may have heard of Christians or churches who claim to “take sin seriously”, and you may have heard of Christians who say they belong to a “grace-filled church”. Is it possible to take both sin and grace seriously? Can a healthy awareness and understanding of one, lead into an even healthier awareness and understanding of the other? We will apply Paul’s words to the Ephesian church (2:1-10) to the body at Lafayette.

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