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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 - November 26, 2023

Giving Thanks Gives Joy

Outline: I. Call to Grateful Worship. Ps 33:1-3 | II. Causes for Grateful Worship. Ps 33:4-17 | The Trustworthy Word of God. Ps 33:4 | The Creative Work of God. Ps 33:5-9 | The Sovereign Will of God. Ps 33:10-17 | The Loving Watchfulness of God. Ps 33:18-19 | III. Confidence from Grateful Worship. Ps 33:20-22

Scripture References: Psalms 33:1-22


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Weekly Fighter Verse

Matthew 20:26-28
“…whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 42: How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

Answer*: With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

Luke 1:5-25 (ESV)

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years.

Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”

And Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.” And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple. And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute. And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.

After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she kept herself hidden, saying, “Thus the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Giving Tuesday Africa


Sunday, December 3rd | 9am – 9:30am @ 2nd St

Come enjoy fellowship while having a light breakfast prior to our worship gathering every first Sunday of the month. Free will donations accepted though not required.

Kid's Corner


Sunday, December 3rd | Following the Worship Gathering

KCC Covenant Members will meet in the auditorium immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare will be provided, but since we just had breakfast, there will be no snacks. If you’re not a member but are interested in learning more about covenant membership in the local church, click on the button below.

Giving Tuesday Africa


Sunday, December 10th | 7:00PM – 9:00PM @ 2nd St

All ladies 13 and up are invited to a Simple Joys Christmas Party. Feel free to come in your cozy pajamas and bring a sweet or salty snack to share. We will be exchanging gifts so please bring a $10 or under wrapped gift of one of your favorite delights to give away (something you would buy to pamper yourself). Invite a friend. See Eron Mosier or Beth Baus if you have questions. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

Giving Tuesday Africa


December 24th | 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Join us for the culmination of our advent series as we explore the legacy leading up to Jesus’ birth. We will also collect our yearly offering for the CPC: Women’s Health Resource. Nursery for ages 0-3 provided. Bring your favorite cookies to share afterward and hot cocoa will be provided.

Community Events and Needs

Black Swamp Community Orchestra

Christmas/Winter Concert – Free Admission
Friday, December 1st | 7pm @ Free Christian Church of God
Saturday, December 2nd | 2pm @ Wesley United Methodist Church

Originally begun as a string quartet in early 2004, the Black Swamp Community Orchestra is now a volunteer orchestra located in northwest (Defiance) Ohio. The BSCO is comprised of community music teachers, musicians, and students. We provide a musical outlet where younger school children, college students, and older professionals can all come together to share the love of music. This unique blend of youth through wisdom brings an experience unlike any other for participants.

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.