The KCC Loop is a weekly newsletter from King’s Cross Church featuring recent sermons, church family updates, community events, resources, and more.

Samuel Andres - May 7, 2023

Prayer and Solitude

I. Our Father in heaven desires to reward us in the secret place of prayer. Matthew 6:5-6 | II. Our Father knows what we need before we ask, but He wants us to ask because He wants us. Matthew 6:7-8 | Putting it into Practice: | 1. Choose a focused time for solitude and prayer. | 2. Choose a focused place for solitude and prayer. | 3. Choose a structure for your solitude and prayer, and change it from time-to-time.

Scripture References: Matthew 6:5-13


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Kid's Corner


Sign-ups open till May 14th

One of KCC’s core identities is that we are disciples. Jesus calls us to take up our cross, so we learn from Scripture to follow Christ as our King. The purpose of Discipleship Groups (DGs) is to equip everyone in our church to help others follow Jesus. DGs are groups of 2-5 people of the same gender who meet regularly to read Scripture or gospel-saturated books, pray, and share in the joys and struggles of life. Click button below to view available groups and signup.

Kid's Corner


Sunday, May 21st | 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Latty Grove Park

We are planning to have (weather permitting) an all church picnic following the worship gathering once a month over the summer. May 21st we will be having hot dogs and hamburgers. Last Names: A-I bring salads, J-R bring desserts, S-Z bring sides (such as veggies, casseroles, etc.). Some gluten free items would be greatly appreciated.

Kid's Corner


June 5th – July 29th | 12:00pm – 12:30pm @ Latty Grove Park

During the summer months, we are helping serve lunch to children in need once a week at Latty Grove Park from 11:45am-12:45pm. We do not have to prepare the meals. We simply come and serve. It takes less than an hour, so you could easily do it on your lunch break if you work in Defiance. If you would like to help out, let us know at

Kid's Corner


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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.

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner


Tues. May 16th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tues. May 23th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat May 27th | 9:00am-12:00pm
Tues. May 30th | 5:30pm-7:30pm

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.

Community Events and Needs

Kid's Corner


New Book – During School Hours

Written by Lifewise founder and CEO, Joel Penton, During School Hours tells WHY and HOW LifeWise Academy is reinstalling religious education into the public school day.

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 18

Question: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?

Answer*No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Romans 12:14-16

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:58

We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. 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
  3. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.

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.