Once a month we affirm together with believers throughout history these words about Jesus from the Apostles’ Creed, “The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty…” When was the last time you heard a sermon or attended a Bible study on the ascension of Jesus? This was the focus of last Sunday’s sermon. Sam preached a great message on this foundational yet often neglected teaching. It answers the basic question, “Where is Jesus now and what is he doing?” According to Scripture, Jesus is reigning over his church and interceding for his people. Be encouraged that Jesus did not ascend to heaven for eternal vacation but is actively interceding for us as our eternal High Priest.

Church Picnic w/2nd Baptist
May 15th @ Latty Grove Park
after the worship gathering

Kid's Corner

We are planning to join together with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters for a picnic at Latty Grove Park in Defiance on May 15th after our worship gathering. 2nd Baptist is bringing all the drinks and some sides and desserts. KCC is providing hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings as well as some sides and desserts.  So, if your last name starts with A-M, please bring a dessert. If N-Z, please bring a side dish.

LifeWise Academy Upcoming Events

Kid's Corner

LifeWise Virtual Banquet – Wednesday, May 11th, 7pm

LifeWise Academy, an event-based nonprofit ministry with a mission to reach public school students, is spreading faster than we ever imagined. To help spread this joy and the future opportunities, you are invited to a FREE Virtual Banquet on Wednesday, May 11th, 7pm. You will get to hear incredible stories of how LifeWise is bringing Bible education to public school students as well as how you can get involved. Register by clicking the button below.

LifeWise Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ – SUnday, May 22nd

LifeWise Academy, will be coming to Tinora Elementary this September! To prepare for the upcoming school year, there will be a Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 4-6pm at Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren, 06970 Domersville Rd, Defiance. Pre-sale tickets are being sold from May 8th to the 15th. A $10 pre-sale ticket will be required for the meal, which includes: ½ chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll and dessert. You may purchase a ticket from Jean Meyer. For more information, contact tinoraoh@lifewiseacademy.org.

Mommy Tea Party
Saturday, May 21st
10am-noon @ 2nd Baptist

Kid's Corner

All moms are invited to a free community event Saturday, May 21st @ 2nd Baptist, 10am-noon. There will be food, giveaways, and encouragement for mommies of all ages. We still need some help with putting this event on, such as donations, people to run a photo booth and serve food. So if you would like to help out, please let us know by clicking on the button below.

Table Talks

Kid's Corner

Table Talks are a time to meet in smaller groups, enjoy a meal, fellowship, and deepen our relationships with one another by meeting once a month during June, July & August. As a participant in Table Talks, you will be assigned to a small group that will meet with the same host family all three months. We hope this will create opportunities for deeper friendships and build a stronger church family as a whole as well as build relationships with our brothers and sisters at Second Baptist Church. While we can’t accommodate everyone’s schedule, we hope you will make Table Talks a priority and modify your own schedule in order to attend. To sign up for a Table Talks group, click on the button below and fill out the form.

New Song:
Bless The Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103)

In Colossians 3:16, the Apostle Paul encourages believers, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” One of the means in which he mentions is by singing psalms. The Book of Psalms is the songbook and prayerbook of the Bible. The psalms are the inspired word of God and the songs that Jesus sang. Not only do they teach us how to pray, but they also teach us how to sing and pour out our hearts to God. The psalms speak to the depth and breadth of human emotion and are full of praise, lament, thanksgiving, confession, and glimpses of the Messiah.

At KCC we have intentionally introduced modern arrangements based on specific psalms in Scriptures. In the next few weeks, we will be introducing “Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103).” It is a psalm speaking about the glories of God’s character. It also calls us to “bless” the Lord, which simply means to praise Him. So listen start listening to this song to get the Word of God in your hearts as we prepare to bless the Lord together on Sunday.

Kid’s Corner

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 19

QUESTION: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

ANSWER*: Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

*Children answer is the bold text

OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 42

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:

Galatians 5:22-23 – “[But] the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ²³gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP:

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT:

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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