A mobile church: That serves in the community
Teaching Sunday on
February 4th
The Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am - Coffee
10:25am - Worship
Adults Class- Tim Blair
Romans 13:1-7 
"Subject to the Governing Authorities"

Children's class- Lisa Blair
Youth Class- Sarah Pyke

Super Bowl Party
Bell Home- 3:00pm Sunday

I Pledge Allegiance... to Whom?
We love our country and often feel offended by others that run us down. We say we should be allegiant to our country and flag but how does God fit into this equation?We can love God and confess our belief that Jesus is Lord but expect total allegiance to our country as a matter of patriotism. The rub comes when we compromise our beliefs in exchange for a comfortable lifestyle in our own country. On Sunday, Tim will explore Romans chapter 13, verses 1-7 which lays the foundation for Paul's command regarding all believers' relationship with their governing authorities. When is it appropriate to rebel against our government or even engage in civil disobedience? These are hard questions but are raised by Paul's calling for all of us to be subject to our governing authorities. There are many biblical stories of rebellion against the governmental authorities and how God blessed those who followed Him and not the laws established by pagan authorities. Let us approach this subject with humble submission to our Lord and his commands within the Word of God. 
"Subject to the Governing Authorities"
Romans 13:1-7
Sunday Morning Class

Food Drive for the Food Bank Last Sunday
Five grocery carts filled- $121 donated
We had a great crew of workers last Sunday following our worship gathering at the Sedgwick Rd. Albertsons requesting donated food for the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. Some people gave cash which totaled at the end of the drive to $121 dollars. We always look forward to our bi-monthly food drive which continually reminds us of the giving spirit of so many Port Orchard residents. We also had a great crew of guys at another location that cut and loaded a truck load of firewood for the food bank. Thank you to everyone who served in our community!
Ekklesia food drive volunteers on Sunday, January 28th

Super Bowl Party- Sunday 3pm
Next Sunday, February 4th, Ekklesia will hold it's annual Super Bowl party at the Bell home. We really don't care who is playing since our team didn't make it. We just enjoy getting together to have fun, eat good food and scream a little. The game begins at 3:30pm, so all Ekklesia friends and invited guests are welcome at the Bells after 3pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks, munchies, finger foods and whatever else will make the afternoon great. 
Ekklesia Super Bowl party of the past

Santana Village Update
Two months ago Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido announced that the new tiny house village would be named Santana Village. Sally Santana was a resident who lived in South Kitsap and passed away in 2013. Sally worked tirelessly as an advocate on behalf of the poor and homeless of our county. It was decided that the first prototype village for the homeless in our county should be named after Sally! 
Over the last few weeks county officials in the planning department have been working with Port Orchard city officials to clear all the permitting hurdles that are part of the village development. We know this process has taken quite some time but God is moving this ministry forward. We will continue to pray for the development of this village and that God will open the doors that need to be opened. 

Ekklesia to Build the Bath and Shower House for Santana Village
Ekklesia has been asked by Kitsap County Commissioner Garrido to begin working on designs for the new bathroom and shower building that will be placed in the tiny house village for homeless residents. This will be an extended version of our original prototype tiny house. Rick Bell (Ekklesia Church leader) has designed this new bath facility and it will house both toilet/sink rooms and also three shower rooms. One of the rooms will be large enough for wheel chair access.  The First Lutheran Church will also be partnering with Ekklesia to construct this new bath and shower house. A special meeting was held on Dec. 18th between the Kitsap County planners of the village and an architectural firm that has donated their time to be the designers and land development firm. 
The prototype Bath and Shower house design presented to the county
Also, last month a mechanical contractor firm in Silverdale has agreed to donate up to three mobile office trailers for use as the tiny house village offices, kitchen, security building and laundry facilities. One might be used for the security gate office, another for the storage and laundry and the third largest one for the kitchen and gathering room. We will most certainly be busy remodeling the interior of these three trailers as the deal is firmed up! Pray for everything to go smoothly!

The large 10'x32' trailer which will become the kitchen and meeting room facility
Prayer Needs
  • Mack Smith requests prayers for his mother Louise Smith who underwent heart surgery last Sunday evening. Mack and Becky almost made an emergency trip to visit her in South Carolina but Louise is now doing better. They ask for continued prayers for Louise. 
  • Craig Thomas - praises to God for a very productive visit with his mother in San Ramon, CA. Also a praise for Craig's new job at Morrison Gravel. 
  • Ekklesia members with new jobs! Lori White, Jon Powless & Craig Thomas
  • 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. Also for Heath Goodman as he recovers from surgery. 
  • The selection of a site for the Tiny Cottage Village-  A site is now being considered! We need prayers that all the red tape will be taken care of and the land preparations might begin.
  • Direction is needed as Ekklesia builders are designing the new bath house for the Tiny Cottage Village. 
  • The Parry family and Joe- as he has been deployed to San Diego for a few months. 

Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

A big thank you to our local Lowes store who has stepped up to help park three of our recently built tiny cottages. Cottages #7, #8 & #9 are now parked in front of Lowe's. These three cottages will remain in front of Lowes until we receive the go ahead to move them to the new village site. Thank you to Valerie the store manager for accepting our request for help to park these tiny cottages in their parking lot.

Prayers are needed as Kitsap County planning officials are meeting with City of Port Orchard planning officials and determining the land use details on a piece of property we are considering for the new homeless village site. 

We will now begin the process of designing the community kitchen building and the bathroom building for the village. Several opportunities to build more tiny cottages will occur over the next few weeks. Volunteers will be needed. 

Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build two more cottages in the coming weeks. 
Grace Bible Church will build #7, #8 & #9 cottages on August 19th in their parking lot.
First Lutheran Church will now store three of the completed cottage in their parking lot.  #6, #3 and #10 
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 in the next few months.
United Methodist Church in Port Orchard has committed to giving the funds to build another cottage to Mr. Winn the SK High School wood shop teacher.
Spirit of Life Lutheran Church has committed to build a cottage in a few months.

We now have eighteen tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches. Ten cottages have been built!

Thank you to Leo's Towing who continues to offer his services to move our cottages when needed!
Four tiny cottages completed and parked on Mitchell Rd. at First Lutheran Church

Thank you for supporting our mission!

A new year has come and it is truly amazing to consider how Lisa and I have been blessed by so many people who have prayerfully choosen to support our work here in Port Orchard. We know that it is only through your commitment to Jesus and your desire to see our work flourish that we have been sustained these six year. Thank you for entrusting us with your love and support. May the Lord bless you and your family in this new year! 
Thank you. 
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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