Into the Word of God
Ekklesia serves the community because Jesus own words in the Bible described the importance of "good deeds." Everything one needs to know about living and relationships with others can be found in God's Word, which is called the Bible. It's more than just a good book. We believe the Bible is reliable and without error. Ekklesia is committed to knowing God's words and the teachings of Jesus as our road map to living today. In order to learn God's Word we have implemented several opportunities to hear and study the Bible together.
1. On Sunday mornings as the Ekklesia body gathers we spend time studying the Word of God in the Bible. Over the last few months we have been going through the book of Romans in the New Testament. It describes Paul's core teachings about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the church. We will be studying Romans chapter 13 on February 4th. The first three Sundays each month are called "Teaching Sundays" and the 4th Sunday is our "service project" Sunday. We have several gifted teachers at the Ekklesia church and we enjoy rotating the teaching assignment each week.
2. On Monday evenings- the Bell/Hanson House Church is presently studying the book of Revelation. On most evenings we gather for a family meal together and then we open up our bibles to study Revelation. We are presently on chapter 15 of the book of Revelation.
3. On Thursday evenings- The Ehlert/Blair/ Iverson House Church has been studying the book of Genesis. We sometimes eat a meal together but lately we have focused on our study and prayer time together. Our study each week explores a new chapter in Genesis along with any historical or archeological background that might help the story come alive. The series is called "the Bible as History" and we are now in the Abraham story. For the next few weeks this group will meet at Grandma Bobbie's home.
4. Daily Bible Reading- Melissa Bell has printed for all Ekklesia members a book mark system of daily bible readings. If you would like to receive one of the multi-page bookmarks please contact Melissa Bell.
The Helpline Food Bank Food Drive this Sunday
January 28th- 12-3pm at Albertson's Market
Next Sunday, January 28th will be a service Sunday. Ekklesia will have an abbreviated worship gathering, then send out a crew of workers to the Albertson's market on Sedgwick Rd. to solicit food donations. We usually are able to fill over three or four shopping baskets of food within a two to three hour period. This will also be a great opportunity to be the light of Jesus in our community.
We will pass out donation fliers in front of the store entrances and also receive donations as shoppers leave the store.
A group of Ekklesia volunteers at a food drive last year.
Firewood Collection for the Food Bank
Sunday, January 28th 12-3pm
On Sunday, a group of workers
also go to a home that has donated a large quantity of wood that needs to be cut up into smaller pieces. The firewood will then be transported on Monday to the food bank for storage. It will be eventually distributed to the needy who may have had their electricity shut off. This type of project is always a great way to help out in our community and truly helps those in need.