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Matthew Parks - March 19, 2023
Be Content in All Circumstances
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Sam’s Sermon at Crossroads
Crossroads Evangelical Church Livestream – March 19th, 2023
Check out a video that Crossroads made about King’s Cross Church featuring Sam Andres and Max Begley. Video starts at 23:36 and then transitions to Sam’s sermon.
KCC Church Family
Updates and Events
COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING
March 26th @ 2nd St Following the Worship Gathering
If you are a covenant member of KCC, mark your calendar for March 26th. We will meet in the auditorium immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare and light snacks provided. If you’re not a member but are interested in learning more about covenant membership in the local church, click on the button below.
GOOD FRIDAY GATHERING
April 7th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us on Good Friday as we gather in a solemn service to hear and sing
about the story and suffering of the cross and then partake in the Lord’s
Supper together. Childcare provided for 0-3 years old.
Resurrection Sunday, April 9th
We believe baptism is a joyful response to the command of Christ that symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The baptism will be taking place in the baptismal in the 2nd St building immediately at the end of the worship gathering.
March 31st – April 2nd
Join some of the KCC guys going to Man Camp (3) at Miracle Camp! Registration required and space is limited. “Throwing hatchets, trap shooting, and eating incredible food are just a few of our favorite things here at Man Camp. Most importantly, though, we want to see guys grow in their faith alongside hundreds of other men, be challenged in their walk with Christ by our chapel speaker, and be able to worship alongside other believers. Join us for the manliest weekend of the year!”
Speaker: Nate Hamblin
Band: Aaron Scantlen
Quiz Team Update
‘The Rock’ Wins Tournament
The season-ending triple elimination tournament with 13 area teams took place at Central Mennonite Church on Sunday, March 19. One of the best tournaments when it comes to correct fast pushes was evident with the top three teams of the season all having strong showings in head-to-head competitive matches.
“The Rock,” Pettisville Missionary, who had fallen into the third chance bracket, was able to take the championship trophy with two final wins against runner-up “Foremen,” King’s Cross.
“Foremen,” who won the winner’s bracket and also went 5-3, had beaten “Fortified” twice. William Nofziger led “Foremen” with seven quiz-outs, twice answering the first three questions in a match.
“8th Plague,” Central, with only four of six members, took fourth place and went 4-3. “River Hornets,” North Clinton, went 4-3 and won a four-team Exodus bracket.
The 70-team Ohio-Pennsylvania triple elimination tournament, last hosted by the area in 2018, is at Archbold High School beginning Saturday, Match 25, at 8:30 am. The Sunday morning finals of the top six teams starts at 8:30 am in the AHS gymnasium. The tournament is open to the public.
– Abridged from an Archbold Buckeye submission by Ross Nofziger
PASTORAL TRAINING INSTITUTE OF AFRICA
This past Sunday we prayed for the Pastoral Training Institute in Malawi, Africa and for Pastor Robert Manda. If you sense a nudging of the Lord to give to this ministry, we encourage you to follow through and assure you that we think it is a good kingdom cause. Currently PTIA is struggling to raise enough funds to run the school. To sponsor a student is $500/month for one year. Of course any contribution toward student sponsorship would be highly appreciated. PTIA can pair you with a student that you help sponsor so you can correspond with them if you like.
KCC Building Project
BUILDING WORK DAYS @ FLORENCE AVE.
Sat. March 25 | 9am-12pm
Sat. April 8 | 9am-12pm
We’re hosting work days to assist with the ongoing renovation projects at the Florence Ave. building. If you are able and willing to help, please let us know or just show up.
KCC BUILDING RENOVATION UPDATES
2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations
As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the LOOP. We try to post pictures or other updates as needed so that we can all see the progress as well as the work that still needs to be completed.
Here are some picture from our recent work day this past Sunday where we removed the wall dividing the hallway from the fellowship room. A crew of men also worked on hanging drywall at the Florence building.
New City Catechism: Question 12
Question: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?
Answer*: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.
*Children’s answer is the bold text
Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 96:1-3
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:1-2
We Would Love to Pray for You
We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.
Biblical Counseling at KCC
Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselors are certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.
If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.
- Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
- Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church.
King’s Cross Church
521 W. 2nd St.
Defiance, OH 43512
- Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.
We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.
KCC CHURCH CENTER APP
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To help keep as many people informed as possible while keeping communication simple, we use Church Center for most church-wide announcements and group chats. If you’re a KCC Covenant Members, you are automatically added in Church Center to receive KCC updates. Just download the app and sign in with your phone or email. KCC visitors and regular attenders need to manually join the “General Announcements” group to receive updates. Make sure notifications are turned on for Church Center in your phone.