In last Sunday’s sermon, we were challenged to be awake and a witness to Jesus when we face worldly trouble. Jesus is greater than any person or spirit in this world. In fact, if as Christians we are not facing some backlash, then we are probably not living as Christ lived. But the point is that in uncertain times we have certainty of faith in Christ because he already accomplished our salvation. And he has given us his Spirit to help us through worldly troubles. You’ll have trouble in this world, but take heart because Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33).

Membership Matters
Sundays, April 3rd & 10th
1:30-3:30pm @ the Commons

Kid's Corner

We will be meeting the next two Sunday afternoons, April 3rd and 10th, from 1:30-3:30pm at the Commons (521 W. 2nd St.) for our Membership Matters class. This is a time for people to explore what we believe and why we believe it. If you’re concerned about childcare, please let us know. We have people who would be willing to babysit for those who need it. If you can only make one session, you can still pursue membership. We can makeup the session by listening to the Membership Matters podcast. You can listen to these and then we will follow up with you. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking on the corresponding button below.

MUSINGS ON MISSIONS IN MALAWI

Kid's Corner

Sam recently traveled to Malawi, Africa along with some other FEC guys to connect with ministry partners from Pastoral Training Institute of Africa (PTIA) and African Church Planting Initiative (ACPI). He wrote a blog post chronicling his trip. Click on the button below to read it.

Good Friday Communion
April 15th @ 2nd Baptist, 7pm

Resurrection Sunday Celebration
APril 17th @ Defiance YMCA, 10am

Kid's Corner

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. This year we will be gathering with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters in Christ for Good Friday Communion. Join us 7PM on Friday, April 15th at 2nd Baptist (1945 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH). Childcare for 3 and under will be provided.

Jesus not only died on the cross for our sins, but he demonstrated his power over death by being raised from the dead. So join us Sunday, April 17th, 10am at the Defiance YMCA to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection! In addition to our worship gathering, we will also be having a potluck breakfast beforehand at 9AM. Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share. KCC will provide coffee, juice, and milk.

KCC Bible Quiz Ends
Youth Discipleship Begins

Kid's Corner

As many of you probably know, the winter months we devote to the youth group Bible Quiz. They finished up their season for the year two weeks ago, and they did well! Here is a newspaper clip about their success:

Kid's Corner

Now that quiz is finished, Seth and Keri are launching Youth Discipleship on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. Starting this evening (March 31st) they will alternate weekly between meeting at Seth and Keri’s house and the Commons. Also, we are still in need of volunteers to disciple students, lead games, and occasionally teach a lesson. If you are interested in helping out with the youth group on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, please let us know by clicking on the button below.

Fall Marriage Retreat
September 9th-11th

Crossroads Wauseon is excited to offer a weekend away for couples seeking to strengthen their marriage and build lasting memories together! This year’s retreat will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn (22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH) the weekend of September 9-11, 2022. The total cost for the weekend is $375 per couple and includes two continental breakfasts, Saturday evening dinner at The Barn Restaurant, access to Sauder Village, lodging, and all snacks materials. The weekend will include relevant teaching that will strengthen and encourage your marriage along with significant amounts of free time to explore Sauder Village, reconnect as a couple and enjoy the amenities at the Inn. If you are interested in attending, please register online by clicking the button below. A minimum payment of $100 will be due to reserve your spot, with the full balance due NO LATER THAN Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Kid’s Corner

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 13

QUESTION: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

ANSWER*: Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

*Children answer is the bold text

OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 36

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:

Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP:

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 22:63-23:25

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
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email