“By the mercies of God…” This phrase from last Sunday’s sermon is loaded with implications.  It is because of God’s mercies that He has shown to undeserving sinners that we have salvation. We have been saved for God’s purposes, which includes giving our lives in service to God’s people. Living intentionally in Christian community is a habit that we must cultivate and only made possible through Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus came to save a people and not just a person. We have been invited to live in community with one another. So let’s live in response to God’s mercies by showing mercy to one another.

Fall Equipping Classes
Wednesdays Starting September 21st
6-8pm @ 2nd Baptist Building

Kid's Corner
King’s Cross is planning to have Equipping Classes for all ages at the Second Baptist Church building this fall. We will meet every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm beginning Sept 21 and running until Nov 16 (a total of 9 evenings). There will be a group meal from 6-7pm followed by classes for all ages from 7-8pm, including nursery. No need to sign up beforehand. Just show up!
This is likely not a permanent replacement to KCC’s traditional autumn Gospel Life Groups (GLGs). In-home groups will probably return in the spring 2023. However, for those who can’t make it to Wednesday night gatherings, there will be an in-home GLG on Sunday evenings that will go through the same study as the Wednesday adult study. Contact Garrett Atkins for more info about the Sunday GLG.

Covenant Members’ Meeting
Sunday, September 25th

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For nearly a year now, we have been prayerfully considering joining together with 2nd Baptist Church. The members of Kings Cross Church will be coming together on September 25th after the worship gathering to vote on whether or not to join with 2nd Baptist. A zoom option will be available (we will text it out beforehand). We will also have childcare and light snacks.

Missions Moment:
Christian & Stephanie Roth

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Christian and Stephanie along with their four children have been working to plant New Song Church in Copenhagen for the last 3 years. They accomplish this through evangelism, discipleship, outreach and regular worship gatherings. Keep up to date by following the Facebook group, “Roths in Copenhagen”.

Christian is also the leader for TGC Nordic (The Gospel Coalition) working to develop fellowship and collaboration between spiritual leaders in the Nordic. Most recently hosting the TGC Nordic Conference. You can read more about this at tgcnordic.org

  • Pray for the family as they are separated until early October with Christian in the US and Stephanie in Copenhagen with the kids.
  • Pray as they seek the Lord with their next steps- what opportunities to accept, where to invest their time and where they may need to cut back.
  • Pray as they continue to shape New Song’s liturgical and evangelism efforts.
  • Pray for the strengthening of their marriage and the discipleship of their children.
  • Pray they would continually surrender their days to the Lord, while dreaming big dreams and remaining faithful where he has placed them.

Discipleship Groups

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DGs are groups of 2-4 people of the same gender who meet regularly (usually weekly or bi-weekly) to either discover Christ or grow in Christ. We read the Scriptures and solid Bible-saturated books, pray, and share in the joys and struggles of following Jesus together. If you are interested in being a part of an informal DG, you can sign up online.

Community Events

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Defiance United
September 18th @ Family Christian Center, 6PM
A few times a year, Defiance area churches unite together for prayer and worship. The next Defiance United will be Sunday, September 18th @ Family Christian Center (1832 East Second Street Defiance, OH 43512) at 6pm.

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September 17th @ MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (Bryan, OH)
CPC Women’s Health Resource is also hosting another fundraising event in September. You can sign up to run or walk in the Walkathon and 5K Color Run (as well as 1 mile Fun Run for kids) at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (601 Townline Rd., Bryan, OH) on Saturday, September 17th. The 5K Color Run registration begins at 8am and the Walkathon registration begins at 9am. You can get sponsors to donate money for your run, and there will be prizes for the individuals and teams that raise the most funds. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Kid’s Corner


QUESTION: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

ANSWER*: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

*Children’s answer is the bold text



Acts 4:11-12 – “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP: Thursdays @ 6:30pm


KCC T-SHIRTS and Water Bottles

We still have KCC t-shirts available in several sizes for $10. There are also some KCC water bottles for $5. These can be purchased at the YMCA on Sunday mornings.


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 counselor is 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.


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.


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. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. 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.

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You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:

  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email