A mobile church: That serves in the community
Ekklesia Easter Gathering
at the Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.  

Sunday, April 1st

10:30am- Brunch
11:15am- Seder Service
12:30am- Easter  egg hunt & pinatas
Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share for our morning brunch at 10:30am. After the meal we will transition into observing the Seder meal that Jesus experienced in the Last Supper before his crucifixion. Children will be involved in the experience as we learn of Jesus as our Passover Lamb.

Following our Seder Meal- the Ekklesia children will enjoy an Easter egg hunt along with a few pinatas to bust open!

Get Homeless People Housed!
Over the last few months the Homes For All committee has been considering how to use our completed tiny houses as they wait on the site selection for the new village. One idea that has gained some momentum is the placement of some of our completed tiny houses on local church properties that are willing to open up their building for the homeless in order to use their bathroom facilities. The tiny houses will be distributed throughout the South Kitsap county area and placed on church parking lots. Only those people who have their own transportation will be allowed to stay in one of the new tiny houses. They will have case management by Kitsap Rescue Mission and begin the process of reestablishing more permanent housing. One church in South Kitsap is now open to bringing two of our tiny houses onto their property for such a ministry. 
We will also be moving our portable tiny house that is mounted on a trailer onto a local church parking lot for display as their church considers the possibility of allowing the village to be located on their property. The display cottage will allow their congregation to view a proposed tiny house and consider their involvement with this project. 
The portable tiny house that will be moved Saturday onto a local church parking  lot.

Three Tiny Houses on Display at Lowe's in Port Orchard
Prayer Needs  
  • Jon Powless who recently broke his foot and will need many months of rehabilitation. Jon just began a new job but will now be unable to work. 
  • Sam McMurtrey will be having surgery on his shoulder in April. He will be off work for a few months and undergo physical therapy. 
  • Mack Smith requests prayers for his mother Louise Smith who underwent heart surgery several weeks ago. Louise is now in recovery and doing much better. They ask for continued prayers for Louise. 
  • Mack and Becky Smith also have agreed to adopt twin baby daughters who are to be born in November to Mack's son's girlfriend who lives in South Carolina. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 

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. 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 is in full swing as we get out into the yards and lives of local residents here in Port Orchard.  We appreciate everyone who supports our work and continues to pray for the Ekklesia mission outreach into the Port Orchard community.  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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