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Ekklesia Mother's Day Sunday
at the Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.  

Sunday, May 13th

10:00am- Brunch
10:45am- Worship & Sharing

All the men are encouraged to bring a breakfast dish to share at the potluck. We will be honoring our ladies during our worship time!

Postal Service Food Drive at Helpline Food Bank May 12th  2-6pm
Ekklesia workers are needed on Saturday afternoon to help at the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. The South Kitsap area postal delivery trucks will be picking up donated food items during they mail delivery routes on Saturday. We are needed to help unload the trucks at the food bank once they complete their routes. We are also needed to help organize the donated food into boxes for storage. So, everyone is needed on Saturday, young and old.     
                

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!

Ekklesia is 5 years old this month. We began our Sunday gatherings in May of 2013 and we have been blessed ever since. We truly thank God and our many friends who have helped make this mission possible over the years.  We also look forward to the many new people that God will bring into our lives as we continue to connect with our community.  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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