The season leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday is both full of sorrow and joy. We are sorrowful as we remember what Jesus has done for us, which was the focus of last Sunday’s sermon. Jesus was put to death because of our sin. As the song “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” so aptly puts it:
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
Indeed, our Father’s love for us is deep. And that calls for a joyful response. Again, this is a season full of sorrow and joy. But it ends with joy, as we will soon experience.
Good Friday Communion
April 15th @ 2nd Baptist, 7pm
Resurrection Sunday Celebration
APril 17th @ Defiance YMCA, 10am
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.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
5:45-7:30pm @ Cabin Fever Southside
Embrace Life is a ministry both to the community at large, and to KCC women that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Cabin Fever Southside from 5:45-7:30pm. Whether you’re married or single, whether you have a newborn or a 17-year old, the group is a welcome place for any mom. It is not a formal Bible study but very open to women who may not have had any experience with Christianity. Many of the moms who attend have never owned or read a Bible. Believers are welcome to attend as well, with nearly all moms bringing some kind of struggle with unplanned pregnancy, trauma, or difficult life circumstances to the discussion. The goal is not necessarily to study a book of scripture together but rather to create a place where women feel comfortable processing the ups and downs of motherhood. For more information, you can contact us or read our blog about it.
NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 15
QUESTION: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?
ANSWER*: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.
*Children answer is the bold text
OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 38
WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:
Thursdays @ 6:30pm
NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 24:13-35
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