What is God like at His very center? That is what we have been exploring in the summer sermon series “God Is.” We have been exploring different attributes of God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture. Last week’s sermon was on God’s merciful and gracious character. Many people, even Christians, believe that God is a trigger-happy warden ready to punish anyone who gets out of line. Though there are many Scripture passage that could lead to this picture of God, but there are many more than display His merciful and gracious heart towards His people. Sure, God is just and will judge sin, but we cannot forget the common refrain in the Old Testament that God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in faithful love, and ready to show favor to thousands of generations to those who fear him.
Church Picnic w/2nd Baptist
Sunday, August 21st @ Latty Grove Park
after our worship gathering
We are planning to join with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters for a picnic at Latty Grove Park in Defiance on August 21st immediately following our worship gathering. KCC will be providing the main dish: TACOS! If your last name starts with N-Z, please bring a dessert. If A-M, please bring a side dish. And start rounding up some yard games you could also bring.
Covenant Members’ Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, August 28th
6pm @ The Commons
We will be hosting another Town Hall Meeting for KCC covenant members on Sunday, August 28th @ the Commons, 6pm to discuss the proposals relating to joining together with 2nd Baptist. We will NOT be voting at this meeting; we will discuss the FAQ’s document we previously handed out. A large portion of the time will be devoted to Q & A about the specifics of joining together. Please contact Sam or Parks if you have any specific questions not covered in the FAQ. Also, see Sam or Parks if you like a copy of the FAQ.
LifeWise Volunteers Needed
Helping Ukrainian Refugees
Please GIVE by Sunday, August 21st
In the wake of the war in Ukraine, millions of people have been displaced. American churches have lamented yet struggled to know how to help believers in Ukraine. Tim and Bert Shiarla feel led by the Lord to get involved. They have been connected with Pastor Ervin in Slovakia. The church he pastors has been helping Ukrainian refugees with practical needs, such as securing apartments, paying for rent, and getting them jobs. They specifically requested prayer, but you can give online by clicking the button below or put a check or cash in the giving box (make sure to include “Ukrainian Refugee Fund” on checks and cash envelopes). Learn more above Pastor Ervin and how to get more involved by reading our blog post.
Community Fundraising Events
YOUTH FOR CHRIST 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
September 9th @ Ironwood Golf Club (Wauseon, OH)
YFC (another one of our ministry partners) is hosting a golf scramble fundraiser on September 9th, 2022. Registration starts at 7:30am and shotgun start at 8am with lunch at the turn. Entry fee is $300 per team ($75 per player). All proceeds will go directly to impacting area teens. For more information on the event or to register, click HERE.
CPC 36TH ANNUAL WALKATHON AND 5K COLOR RUN
September 17th @ MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (Bryan, OH)
CPC Women’s Health Resource is also hosting another fundraising event in September. You can sign up to run or walk in the Walkathon and 5K Color Run (as well as 1 mile Fun Run for kids) at the MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena (601 Townline Rd., Bryan, OH) on Saturday, September 17th. The 5K Color Run registration begins at 8am and the Walkathon registration begins at 9am. You can get sponsors to donate money for your run, and there will be prizes for the individuals and teams that raise the most funds. Click HERE for more information or to register.
NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 33
QUESTION: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else?
ANSWER*: No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To seek salvation through good works is a denial that Christ is the only Redeemer and Savior.
*Children’s answer is the bold text
OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 56
WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:
YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: 1 John 4:7-21
BIBLICAL COUNSELING at KCC
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.
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