In just a few short weeks, Christians from all walks of life will be gathering together to celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death in rising from the dead. Last Sunday’s sermon was a reminder that repentance is a regular practice of the Christian life. What does it look like? According to Daniel 9, it is more than just feeling sorry for sin but actually lamenting because we have offended a holy God. It is understanding that we rightfully deserve punishment, but it also involves trusting in our merciful God. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul tells us that it is God’s kindness, not His wrath, that leads us to repentance (Rom. 2:4). And God moves in mercy even before we finish calling out to Him. This is cause for our hearts to rejoice!

Covenant Members’ Meeting
March 28th

We are planning on having a Covenant Members’ Meeting right after the worship gathering on March 28th. If you are a covenant member, please prioritize attending as we will be presenting and affirming new members. If you are sick or unable to attend the meeting, you can join via Zoom (PW: 2020) by clicking on the button below.

If you are interested in learning more about or pursuing covenant membership, you can visit our Covenant Membership webpage or send us an email by clicking on the button below.

GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNION
APRIL 2ND @ THE YMCA, 7PM 

Join us 7PM on Friday, April 2nd at the YMCA for Good Friday Communion. Every year we remember our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins that Good Friday over 2,000 years ago. We gather in this solemn service to hear and sing about the story and suffering of the cross and then partake in the Lord’s Supper together. Let’s gather in contemplate together what Jesus has done while we prepare to celebrate his resurrection on Resurrection Sunday.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY WORSHIP
APRIL 4TH @ THE YMCA, 10AM 

Jesus not only died on the cross for our sins, but he demonstrated his power over death by being raised from the dead. That’s reason for celebration! In addition to gathering together to worship at 10AM, we will also be having a light breakfast beforehand at 9AM. So come out and enjoy some fellowship and some COVID-friendly snacks and drinks.

Perhaps more than any other biblical teaching, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is baffling to some and just down right impossible and irrational to others. But to Christians it is a glorious and indispensable truth. This year we are encouraging you all to invite someone to our Resurrection Sunday worship gathering on April 4th to hear about the good news of Jesus’ resurrection! We encourage you to pick up a copy of a short book on the facts and evidence of Jesus’ resurrection to give to a friend or neighbor and invite them to worship with us. You can also grab one for yourself to use as a conversation starter. The book is 80 pages and has short, readable chapter and will be available on the Welcome Table.

SECRET CHURCH 21
FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD

Secret Church is a unique, one-night event that is simulcast to over 50,000 participants around the world. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, we meet for over 6 hours for intense study of God’s Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted. The theme this year is “The Great Imbalance.” Go and make disciples of all nations. A clear command and monumental charge from Jesus. Yet what if, despite our best intentions and sincerest efforts as the church to obey Jesus, we are actually ignoring what he said? This is what we will be learning about this year.

One of the purposes of Secret Church is to simulate what meeting as the body of Christ in secret is like in countries where it is hostile or even illegal to be a Christian. To this end, we encourage you to gather in small groups with other Christians if possible. If you would like to host a Secret Church meeting at your home, please let us know.

MISSIONS MOMENT
CHRISTIAN AND STEPHANIE ROTH

Last Sunday we prayed for Christian and Stephanie Roth, missionaries we support in Copenhagen, Denmark. We encourage you to continue praying for them. Here are some practical ways you can pray for them:

New Song Church Plant – Pray for continued growth in discipleship and mission as they meet online and hope to begin physical services in 2021. Church participation is often an afterthought in people’s lives, even among Christians, so pray that people would truly own the vision and mission of “being the church” and inviting others into life in Christ.

The Gospel Coalition Nordic – Pray for this network of gospel-centered pastors and churches across the Nordic countries, as they partner in mission across denominational and national borders. Pray for logistical challenges, especially with the upcoming conference this fall.

Easter Outreach – Pray as they seek to plant gospel seeds with resurrection egg kits. They will be giving them to neighbors and New Song core team families, along with the copies of The Gospel of Mark and Jesus Storybook Bibles in Danish. Easter is a commercialized holiday there, and many will know very little of the actual Resurrection story.

Encouragement – Pray for their family and especially their children, as they seek to live faithfully and well in Denmark. There is very little gospel-driven content accessible in Danish, and their children are daily inundated with values that are against God’s design for his people—sexually, relationally, and culturally. Pray that the truth they hear within our home would take root in their hearts, and that they would all be bright lights for Jesus in a dark place.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING

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.

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

GIVING

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.

COMPASSION FUND

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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