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Max Begley - May 14, 2023
Privilege Brings Responsibility
Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 15:58
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Mother’s Day: The Blessedness of Motherhood
With the modern world’s devaluing of motherhood, it falls to the church to continue upholding the priority of motherhood for Christian women. Our society celebrates what women accomplish in their careers more than what they accomplish as mothers. Pop culture promotes the idea that society is better off when mothers have careers and leave the childrearing up to “the experts.”
These cultural messages shape our social imagination more powerfully than we realize. Through TV shows, books, movies, commercials, social media, and just about any other kind of media we can imagine, the world shapes how young women perceive their purpose in life and their value as women. From their youth, girls are conditioned to find their value in the marketplace, though she has to deny her maternal instincts in the process. They learn to seek affirmation in just about anything except motherhood.
Motherhood is regarded as an incidental feature of womanhood, perhaps an optional add-on to a life where fulfillment is found somewhere else. In such an environment, a career feels more important than changing diapers and singing nursery rhymes. The sacrifices of motherhood cannot compete with the perceived fulfillment of an exciting career. All this stands against the eternal testimony of Scripture, which regards motherhood as a higher, more noble, and more glorious calling.
Exerpt from the article: “The Blessedness of Motherhood” by Pastor Michael Clary who is a friend of Sam’s.
KCC Church Family
Updates and Events
ALL CHURCH PICNIC
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.
Sign-ups open through June 4th
Table Talks are a time to meet in smaller groups, enjoy a meal, fellowship, and deepen our relationships with one another by meeting once a month during June, July & August. As a participant in Table Talks, you will be assigned to a small group that will meet with the same host family all three months. We hope this will create opportunities for deeper friendships and build a stronger church family as a whole. While we can’t accommodate everyone’s schedule, we hope you will make Table Talks a priority and modify your own schedule in order to attend.
COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING
Sunday, May 28th @ 2nd St Following the Worship Gathering
KCC Covenant Members 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.
New Song This Sunday
Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call
What can miserable Christians sing? This is the captivating title of an article written by Carl Trueman. In it he points out that our culture often emphasizes the positive elements of life. Many of our modern worship songs focus on the redeeming aspects of the Christian life, which is very good. But what about when times do not seem to get better? What if the thorn remains? What if the cloud doesn’t lift? What can miserable Christians sing? His solution: learn to lament. To lament is turning to God with your pain. It’s trusting God by running toward God in your suffering rather than running away from Him. It’s putting your hope in Him, even when everything seems hopeless.
As we launch into a sermon series in the book of Job, we are introducing a song of lament the next few weeks. Here are a sampling of the lyrics:
Lord, from sorrows deep I call
When my hope is shaken
Torn and ruined from the fall
Hear my desperation…
Why are you cast down, my soul?
Hope in Him who saves you
When the fires have all grown cold
Cause this heart to praise You…
Should my life be torn from me
Every worldly pleasure
When all I possess is grief
God, be then my treasure…
My help, my rock, I will praise Him
Sing, oh, sing through the raging storm
You’re still my God, my salvation
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM – LUNCHES IN THE PARK
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 email@example.com
KCC Building Project
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.
BUILDING WORK DAYS @ FLORENCE AVE.
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.
New City Catechism: Question 19
Question: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?
Answer*: Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.
*Children’s answer is the bold text
Weekly Fighter Verse: Romans 12:17-19
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: Job 1:1-2:10
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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.