Kid's Corner
Lent started yesterday. The word “lent” comes from the old-English word for “Spring.” Lent is the 40 days in the traditional church calendar that precede and anticipate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter). Practicing lent is not biblically mandated. It is an intentional way to think about and form our lives by the cross. The world is trying to form us into its pattern (Romans 12:1-2) and lent is a particular season to push against the current and be formed by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. It is a season to give up distractions from Christ and focus on Christ. This year it so happens that we as a church will be fixing our eyes on the cross in the book of Luke as a sermon series focus called “Eyes Fixed on the Cross: Luke 19-24.” And if you want to be more intentional during this time, Sam wrote a blog post last year with some helpful information and resources for lent. Click on the button below to read it. We have also included a free PDF lent devotional if you are interested.

Souper Sunday Potluck
March 13th @ 2nd Baptist Church

Kid's Corner

After the worship gathering on March 13th, we will be partaking in a potluck style meal together with Second Baptist at their building (1945 E 2nd St. in Defiance). If your last name starts with A-M, please bring a soup. If N-Z, bring a dessert. Second Baptist is providing drinks, sandwiches, and crackers. Be sure to label your things so your go home with your own stuff! Join us as we continue to fellowship with our brothers and sisters at Second Baptist. You can just head over after we finish on Sunday.

Regarding HIM WOmen’s Conference
March 19th

Kid's Corner

Ladies, check out a one-day conference at Christ the Word in Sylvania, OH on Saturday, March 19th. This year they are focusing on standing firm in our faith in the many stressful circumstances of life. Sign-up below. The cost is $25 until March 1st, $30 after, and includes lunch. If money is a hindrance, please contact Chelsea Andres for help. Let Jayne Andres know if you want to go so, she can arrange carpooling.

Man Camp
March 25-27

Kid's Corner

Every year, Miracle Camp hosts a get-a-way weekend for men to enjoy fellowship with other brothers. There will be teaching in God’s Word, times of reflection and many fun activities such as zip lining, a basketball tournament, frisbee golf and more! This is a great time to invite friends to a fun packed weekend. The cost is $158. For more information or to register, click the corresponding button below. If you have any questions, or if finances are holding you back from attending, please contact us.

Global Missions Questionnaire

Kid's Corner

King’s Cross has dedicated much giving and prayer to the missionaries God has put in our path. The KCC global missions team has been working diligently to make sure the whole congregation knows who we support as a body by having Missions Moments once a month during our gathering. Toward that end, we are sending out a questionnaire to gauge what kinds of initiatives would help us increasingly become globally-minded Christians. 

Kid’s Corner

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 9

QUESTION: What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

ANSWER*: First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.

*Children answer is the bold text

OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 32

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:

Psalm 103:15-16 – “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP (Bible Quiz):

Tuesdays – 6:30pm @ Nofziger’s Home
Thursdays – 6:30pm @ the Commons

NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 20:19-40

BIBLICAL COUNSELING at KCC

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

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.

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 YMCA.

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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STAY CONNECTED

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
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