Merry Christmas King’s Cross Church! We pray the Lord is still working the goodness of His truth into your hearts from this past Sunday. If you didn’t hear the sermon, you can listen to it on our website, or watch it on YouTube or Facebook. Take comfort in the courage of Christ, who took solidarity with our humanity to free us from fear and the devil’s tyranny.
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15 (NLT)
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DECEMBER 24TH @ THE YMCA, 4PM
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 YouTube Live and Facebook Live.
MAKE A PLAN TO COMMUNE WITH GOD IN 2021
Whether we are discipled by our surrounding culture or discipled to by Christ Himself depends on what we put into our minds and hearts. We form our habits, and our habits form us. A new year is a good time to recommit to regular fellowship with the Lord in Word and Prayer. The KCC pastors recommend one of these Bible reading plans. If you have another one, that’s great. If you don’t want to follow a plan, that’s fine. The goal is to fellowship with Christ daily, not to finish your Bible reading plan. Whatever you do, don’t let the world shape you into its mold (Romans 12:1-2), but rather be shaped by God through Scripture reading and prayer in 2021. All three of these plans will be available at the Welcome Table on Sundays.
The Read Scripture reading plan takes you through the whole Bible semi-chronologically throughout the entire year. What is unique about this plan is that it has an app and includes short overview videos to help you get a basic grasp of the book you are reading. Download the Read Scripture app, or print the PDF.
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading plan takes you through the whole Bible in a year, reading from four different genres of scripture each day. It is a classic, time-tested Scripture reading plan with the benefit that there are only five scheduled readings a week so there’s less likelihood of falling behind. You can follow this plan on the YouVersion Bible app, or print the pdf here.
MALAWI CHRISTMAS GIVING DRIVE
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.
CURRENT PRAYER REQUEST:
COVID-19 – Please pray for those who either currently have, recently had, or are recovering from COVID-19.
Sick/Surgery – Dean Andres, Rex Wreede, Marilyn Smith, Maya Hogan, Claire McMaster, Mary Hoffman, and Eron Mosier have all recently gone through surgery and are in the process for recovery for surgery or sickness. Please pray for continued healing and strength.
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), Bert Shiarla (father), Angie Tovar (mother)
Shackow family – Joey has COVID-19 and is having a hard time recovering.
Lina Avila (girlfriend of Tim and Marie Cantu’s son) – having preventative surgery for cancer in January.
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