We had our first of many all church picnics at Latty Grove Park last Sunday. Nearly 100 people came out to share a meal and fellowship. With COVID-19 on the decline, we have more opportunities to gather together than we have this past year. One vital effect of social distancing and mask mandates has been the increased isolation from one another. It’s difficult to carry out the “one another” passages in the Bible when we don’t see each other. But in case you missed it, we will have more opportunities to gather throughout the summer. We will be handing out a summer calendar the next few Sundays of summer activities. But you can also scroll down to see what’s coming up.
COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING
We are planning on having a Covenant Members’ Meeting right after the worship gathering on May 23rd. 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.
May 23RD @ XPERIENCE CHURCH, 6:30PM
Defiance United will be held on May 23rd at Xperience Church (1500 N. Clinton St.). This is an event where Defiance area churches come together for an evening of worship and prayer. The service begins at 6:30pm with doors opening at 6pm. Click on the button below to join in the service virtually.
Table Talks are groups that come together for food and fellowship in homes once a month in June, July, and 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. This is a great way to get to know one another and for visitors to get connected. If you would like more information or have an interest in hosting a group, contact Catherine Grunden or click on the button below.
NEW SONG: SEEK FIRST
The Book of the Psalms has been called the prayerbook and even songbook of the Bible. Throughout church history, many of the psalms have been put to music and sung in worship gatherings. So the Book of the Psalms was the original hymnbook. And it wasn’t just a collection of doctrinally rich songs but consisted mainly of prayers put to music. Many modern hymns and worship songs teach us great truths, but many of the psalms are prayers of praise, lament, and general cries from the heart. So in this sense we are praying as we sing praise to God.
This Sunday we are introducing a simple prayer put to music called “Seek First” recorded by Housefires. The words are simple yet powerful. It’s easy to learn and a great prayer to sing to prepare and guide our hearts to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness.
Peace that passes, my understanding
Love that conquers, my fear and regret
Joy unending, eternal pleasure
In Your presence, my risen King
And I will seek first, Your kingdom
I will seek first, Your righteousness
And everything I need, You will provide for me
My heart is to seek first, Your kingdom
You’re all I really want, You’re all I really need
Father every breath I’ve got you have given it to me
We believe baptism is a joyful response to the command of Christ and symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to new life. So it is the delightful duty of all believers upon their profession of faith as a way of going public with their identity in Christ. So if you have not been baptized as a believer, we encourage you to consider being baptized on May 30th. If you are interested, click on the button below and fill out the contact form and we will follow up with you.
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 recently re-launched Sunday Prayer Teams. These are KCC people who are ready and eager to pray for people as a part of the KCC worship gathering. 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. But 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.
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