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Ekklesia Teaching Sunday
at the Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.  

Sunday, April 29th

10:00am- Coffee
10:25am- Worship & Teaching
Classes for all:
Adults- Romans 16- 
"A People of the Gospel"  
Youth- Sarah Pyke
Children- Lisa Blair

We attempted to complete our journey through Romans a few weeks ago but had to postpone the final chapter. We will complete the Book of Romans this Sunday with the sixteenth chapter as Devon Steele guides our study concerning Paul's final thoughts in the book.

 Romans 16- "A People of the Gospel"
We began this journey over a year ago on February 5th, 2017 with twenty four lessons from all sixteen chapters. It has been a wonderful exploration and enriched our lives!

In this final chapter of the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul sends his greeting to a very diverse group of people that God used to help build the church at Rome. He lists 35 names in this chapter that are faceless to us but were significant enough to God to have them recorded in His Word forever. In this final chapter we learn the importance of the gospel played out in the lives of actual people and the power of God to finish what He began.

New Study Series:
"Fully Alive" A Journey Through Ephesians.

Beginning May 6th Tim will introduce our new study through the letter of Ephesians. We will cover the 12 lessons over four months beginning May 6th. Here are the twelve lesson titles we will explore together. 
Ephesians 1:1-2 The Transforming power of Jesus (Intro)
Ephesians 1:3-14 Spiritually Blessed
Ephesians 1:15-23- Knowing God
Ephesians 2:1-10- Who we were & Who we are
Ephesians 2:11-13- Brought Near
Ephesians 2:14-18- Your Unique Purpose   
Ephesians 2:19-22 Built Together
Ephesians 3:1-13 A Heart For Outsiders
Ephesians 3:14-21 Praying with Paul
Ephesians 4:1-6 The Necessity of Unity
Ephesians 4:7-13 You are a Gift
Ephesians 4:14-19 Living Like New People
Ephesians 4:20-32 Shedding Old Stuff
Ephesians 5:1-20 Wake Up
Ephesians 5:21-33 Wives and husbands
Ephesians 6:1-9 Serving in the Lord
Ephesians 6:10-12 Seeing the Real Battle
Ephesians 6:13-17 Armor of God
Ephesians 6:18-20 Praising and praying

Girls' Youth Retreat to Sol Duc- May 4-6
Theme: Alive in Christ
Ekklesia's teen ladies will be holding a camping retreat up to the Sol Duc campground next weekend (May 4th-6th).   All girls interested in attending the retreat need to coordinate with Sarah Pyke for further information.   
               

Ekklesia Birthday Celebration!  May 20th
Ekklesia launched it's ministry and began it's regular Sunday morning gatherings five years ago in May of 2013. We have had many supporters over the years who have blessed our mission and many people who have been impacted and involved with us. We would like to invite all  these friends who have connected with us in the past or have supported our work over the years to gather with us May 20th for a morning of celebration and praise. We would just like to say thank you to all and to praise our Lord Jesus for his grace and gifts to us  over these five years. We will be sending out special invitations in the coming days to many of you who have blessed us over the years. Please join us on Sunday morning May 20th for this special time of thanksgiving. We have several old friends who have agreed to visit us that day and will tell their stories of how God has blessed them through the Ekklesia mission and led them to new places in ministry. So, mark your calendars for this special day of celebration! We might even have some cake to share together that day!
Prayer Needs  
  • Jon Powless who recently broke his foot and may have many months of healing if it is able to heal. Jon would appreciate visits by all.
  • Sam McMurtrey will be having surgery on his shoulder this month. He will be off work for a few months and undergo physical therapy. 
  • Craig Thomas - requests continued prayers for his mother in San Ramon, CA. Also a praise for Craig's new job at Morrison Gravel. 
  • Melissa Bell's step-dad, David Latham and his wife LaDonna as David struggles with health issues. 
  • James & Angela Goodman and family as they minister at the Sound View Christian Camp. 
  • The selection of a site for the Tiny Cottage Village-  A new site will now need to be found! We need prayers that churches or private property owners will step forward to allow us to use their land. 
  • The Parry family and Joe- as he has been deployed to San Diego for a few months.

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Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

Our local Lowes store on Sedgwick Rd. has stored three of our tiny houses over the winter months. They have now been moved out into the parking lot at Lowe's and are clustered close to many other garden sheds. Thank you to Valerie the store manager for accepting our request for help to park these tiny cottages in their parking lot. 

Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build the bath and shower facility. 
Grace Bible Church built #7, #8 & #9 cottages last August in their parking lot. They are now on display in the Lowe's parking lot.
First Lutheran Church is now storing four of the completed cottages in their parking lot.  #3, #6, #10 & #11. 
Habitat For Humanity has built #10 tiny cottage in Port Orchard
Kaiser Permanente Corp. has committed to building three tiny cottages on the three clinic locations across Kitsap County over the next few months. They did build the #11 cottage which is now on display at the First Lutheran Church parking lot. More will be built in the Spring. 
United Methodist Church in Port Orchard has donated the funds needed to build another cottage to Mr. Winn the SK High School wood shop teacher. The high school will begin construction of cottage #12 within a few weeks.
Spirit of Life Lutheran Church has committed to build a cottage in a few months when one is needed.

We now have eighteen tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches but will determine how many we will actually build when the size of the designated site is determined.  Eleven cottages have been built and the twelfth is under construction at the high school wood shop class!

Thank you to Leo's Towing who moved all our completed tiny house to this date. Leo has become gravely ill and will no longer be able to move our houses. Let us lift up Leo in prayer as he struggles with lung cancer. We will now need to secure another tow truck company to help us as the tiny houses need to be moved.
Four tiny cottages completed and parked on Mitchell Rd. at First Lutheran Church

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Spring has definitely sprung in the Seattle area. The Ekklesia ministry is also actively engaging people throughout our community. Please continue to pray for our work and opportunities to pour into the lives of others.  Our ministry is not determined by our activity but by God's grace who opens doors to minister to others. Thank you for your support of our mission. Tim and Lisa Blair

Ekklesia Church | P.O. Box 601 Burley, WA 98322 | 360-801-0012 | tblairkairos@hotmail.com | www.ekklesiakitsap.org
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