T-shirt Sign-ups, Save the Date, Renovation Update, Workdays, and a New Song

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 - August 20, 2023

Escaping Temptation

I. Remember this when you’re tempted: Israel’s Example in the Wilderness 1 Cor 10:1-11 | II. Remember this when you’re tempted: You are not above falling. 1 Cor 10:12 | III. Remember this when you’re tempted: Your temptations are not special. 1 Cor 10:13 | IV. Remember this when you’re tempted: God is faithful to you. 1 Cor 10:13 | V. Remember this when you’re tempted: There’s always a way of escape. 1 Cor 10:13

Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13


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KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

T-shirt Sign-up

KCC T-shirt Sign-up

We are now taking reservations for the new King’s Cross Church t-shirts (see attached image for example). We are offering the shirts at cost (about $13-$15 each depending on our total order quantity). Once the t-shirts arrive (mid-late September estimate) I will connect with you on how to submit the donation to cover the cost of your shirts and afterwards where to pickup your shirts.

The sign-up for these t-shirts is only open through Sunday, September 3rd, so don’t wait. This is a custom order so we can’t guarantee availability of extra shirts after the sign-up deadline.

We are offering adult and youth sizes (sorry, no sizes for toddlers or babies).

*Note: these shirts tend to run on the large size so you should be safe to order the size below what you typically would wear (Example: If you usually wear a large, order a medium instead). If in doubt on the size, refer to the measurements provided (see attached spec sheets).

Kid's Corner


Saturday, September 16th | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Save the date for “Remembering our past, celebrating our present, and embracing our future” as we celebrate our upcoming anniversary this September. We are celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the merger, 10 years of King’s Cross Church, and 71 years of 2nd Baptist Church.



Every Sunday Starting July 9th | 9:00am

We are reviving a weekly prayer meeting at 9:00am in the Prayer Room/Mother’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to come seek the Lord together and pray for gospel renewal in our church, our community and around the world. Let’s outgrow this room in our devotion to prayer as a church.

“We need a work of the Holy Ghost of a supernatural kind, putting power into the preaching of the Word, inspiring all believers with heavenly energy, and solemnly affecting the hearts of the careless so that they may turn to God and live.” -C. H. Spurgeon, Only a Prayer Meeting.

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner


2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the KCC 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.

We have begun the tear-out and demolition of the office and kitchen area at the Florence Ave. building. Check out some of the photos from the recent workday.

Kid's Corner


Saturday, August 26th | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, August 28th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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 Song for Sunday

Good and Gracious King


Some of the most misunderstood character attributes of God are His goodness and graciousness. In the midst of suffering, we doubt His goodness, rarely His power: How could a good God allow suffering? In the midst of sinful rebellion, we doubt His graciousness: How could a pure and holy God tolerate sinful and impure people? But despite our feelings and experiences, God is good and gracious. We need to be reminded of this especially when we don’t experience these attributes or when everything seems to point to the contrary. We need to be reminded of the gospel that God saves sinners because of who He is and not because of who we are (or are not). In response to His good and gracious character, we can repent of sin and boldly sing these words:

I approach the throne of gloryNothing in my hands I bringBut the promise of acceptanceFrom a good and gracious King…

O what grace that You would see meAs Your child and as Your friendSafe, secure in You foreverI pour out my praise again…

You deserve the greater gloryOvercome with joy I singBy Your love I am acceptedYou’re a good and gracious King

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 30

Question: What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Answer*Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 30:4-5

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 10:13-11:1

KCC Loop Newsletter Prayer

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.

KCC Loop Newsletter Give

How to give

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 in the sanctuary on Sundays.