Welcome Intern Devo!

We will have our devo in the EPICenter at 7 PM. We will dismiss early and head out for s’mores!Welcome.png

Movies & Interns!

civil_war_final_posterIf you weren’t at Youth Group on Wednesday night, here are the details for our Movie Out on Sunday.

Our interns will be starting this Sunday (CLICK HERE to find out more about them) so we will hang out at the movies Sunday afternoon with them.  Meet at AMC Chesterfield (the mall).  We will be going to the 1:30 pm showing of Captain America:Civil War.

This is an “on your own” event so parents should make sure to review the movie (click here) and make sure you know when you should pick your student up from the mall (or have arrangements in place) after the movie is over – it is 2 hours and 26 minutes.


2016 Areawide Float Trip

We have an Areawide Senior High Float Trip (incoming 9th grade – graduates).  We will leave the building at 8:45 AM on Thursday, June 16 and will return by around 6:30 – 7PM (We will text on our way back).  The cost is $25.  See “What to Bring” below.

Going on a float trip with the youth group means:  no bikinis (tankinis ok), guys keep your shirt on, our boats stay together on the river, you must have a current Medical & Info Form.  This is an easy float and there are not many deep spots, but if you DO NOT want to wear a life jacket, your PARENT(s) must fill out a Lifejacket Waiver 2016 Form!!!



Who:  Sr. High (incoming 9th-Graduates)

When: Thursday, June 16.

Details:  Leave the building at 8:45 AM – Return by 6:30 – 7 PM

Cost: $25 per person (covers your cost and helps with chaperones)

What to Bring:  $ for meal on the way home, Fun stuff, snacks, Lunch (in waterproof bags),  waterproof sunscreen, sun glasses, hat, dry towel (keep in van) and change of clothes (keep in van).


Senior Sunday – May 22

gradOur teenagers are a vital part of the Lafayette Church.  Each year brings transitions and milestones. Please join us as we honor our graduates on Sunday, May 22 during our corporate worship. We will be honoring Samuel Anderson, Karl Aston, Emma Fields, Austin Gray, Makenzie Gray, Ryan Shepherd, Jeffery Simmons, and Donovan Tritschler. We are so thankful for this group of Seniors, the legacy they are leaving, and the future that God holds for each of them.

Please take a minute to stop by the Welcome Center and pick up a few “Encouragement Cards”.  Each graduate will have an “Encouragement Box” at a designated table on Senior Sunday for you to put your card so they can read each and every one of them. Spend a few minutes this week just writing a sentence or two that they will be able to read in the future to remember that they have family here at Lafayette praying for and holding them up.


Kerusso Experience

For the past couple of years Harding University has sponsored the Kerusso Experience at Camp Neotez.  Young men grades 9-12 are invited to come spend a week studying and learning to preach.

This year Kerusso will be June 4-11.  If you are interested in participating, please make sure you register by May 21.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register with Harding.  ALSO – make sure you let Mike know so we can raise funds for you to attend.

This is a great opportunity to develop leadership and learn a skill that you can use to God’s glory even if you aren’t planning to go into full-time ministry.

LTC Final Wrap-up & Video

We had a great time last Sunday night celebrating the accomplishments of our students.  Nearly 90 students and their families were there to join in the fellowship and fun!  Thank you to all the coaches who worked hard and modeled Christ as the students prepared.  Thank you to all the parents who make the effort to get the students to practices and then join in the fun at the conference in Indy. Thank you to Whitney deSambourg, and Shawn & Sherry Stone for working with me on the leadership team!  Thanks to all the students for your hard work and commitment to one another pull off another great year at LTC.  You can see a list of the students and their awards HERE.  Enjoy the following video that we shared at the LTC Celebration.

– Mike


Breakdown STL

Many of you know that Mary Joy is a member of an awesome group that has a ministry of

Mary Joy – Breakdown St. Louis

drama – Breakdown St. Louis.  This Sunday night (April 17) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Breakdown St. Louis will be performing at St. John Lutheran Church – just down the street from Lafayette on Manchester.

You can go HERE to find out more information about the performance. The performance is free but space is limited so you need to register for a ticket.  CLICK HERE to register.

We are proud of you Mary Joy!!!