Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) This is such a rich and comforting passage of Scripture, especially right now. It is a promise that we can hang onto even in the darkest of days. But the caveat is that we must acknowledge our weariness. This call of rest is only for those who own their heaviness and admit that they need rest. Soul rest is not something we can achieve on our own. We need Jesus for that. So come to him. Keeping resting in him, and you will have the soul rest that only our gentle and lowly Savior can provide.



The Christmas season is a time of giving, both to friends and family and to those in need. COVID has inconvenienced us in many ways that have been legitimately hard, but we must remember that many people are suffering in ways well beyond what we have experienced.  Robert Manda, church planting Pastor and President of the Pastoral Training Institute of Africa (PTIA), reports that about 2.8 million people in Malawi are facing terrible hunger, in part, because of how the virus has crippled the economy.  So throughout the month of December, we are encouraging over and above generosity to be directed to hunger alleviation for our brothers and sisters in Malawi.


We will continue to explore comfort in the heart of Christ by gathering together on December 24th for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the YMCA at 4pm. As we have done in the past, we will be taking up an offering for the CPC Women’s Health Resource. This has especially been a difficult year for small ministries. The CPC is facing a $24,000 deficit for 2020, so this will be an opportunity for KCC to help give hope to women facing unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. There will be no childcare, but we will stream to Facebook Live.



COVID-19 – Please pray for those who either currently have, recently had, or are recovering from COVID-19: Landy Retcher, Amelia Parks, Brent and Grace Froelich, Bert Shiarla’s dad, Angie Tovar’s mother, Lily, the Gerens, Chris Boeyink’s parents

Surgeries – Dean Andres, Rex Wreede, Marilyn Smith, Maya Hogan, Claire McMaster have all recently gone through surgery and are in the process for recovery. Please pray for continued healing and strength.

Eron Mosier – Eron has been suffering from salmonella poisoning and appreciates your prayers for her recovery.

Grieving – Please also keep in mind those who recently lost loved one, especially during the holiday season: Tim and Marie Cantu (Marie’s mother, Tim’s father), Jessica Schoenhals (mother), Craig Spotts (mother)

If you need prayer for anything, we would love to pray for you. 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 Dam.


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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