A mobile church: That serves in the community
Ekklesia Teaching Sunday

Sunday, June 3rd

10:00am Coffee
10:25am Worship and Teaching

Children's class- Lisa Blair
Adult class- Darren Hanson
Ephesians 1: 3-14 Spiritually Blessed

Children's Dedication Sunday- June 10th
Passing along a heritage of faith to our children is the goal of all Christian families. We desire for our children to know about God and his son, Jesus. We desire for them to know the stories about Jesus and all the stories that he told during his time on earth. The message of the Bible is about passing along to our children and our children's children a deeply rooted faith in Jesus. So, on Sunday, June 10th several of our Ekklesia families will be bringing their children before the church to pray for and dedicate them to knowing Jesus. 

The Food Bank Needs our Help Friday, June 1st 
Another crew of Ekklesia workers are needed  this Friday to help pull off the plastic covering off of the middle greenhouse at the food bank. Each year the food bank relies on volunteers to help apply and remove the large coverings, plastic and shade netting that manage the temperatures during the year. This process is somewhat difficult and Ekklesia workers have been the primary workers making it happen over the last few years. We will plan on having a work party on Friday morning this week at 9am at the food bank to do this project. 
The middle greenhouse at the SK Food Bank with the  plastic covering

Father's Day Brunch- Ladies are Cooking!
On Sunday morning, June 17th, Ekklesia will hold it's annual Father's Day potluck brunch. The ladies will be preparing breakfast for everyone. This special day will be dedicated to our dads, grandpa's and other men in the Ekklesia church. This will be a great opportunity to bring extended family and friends to our morning gathering at 10:30am.
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.
  • 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.

Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

Our local Lowes store on Sedgwick Rd. has stored three of our tiny houses over the last six 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. 
We are presently working on transferring the titles to five donated construction trailers that are parked in Silverdale, Washington. We are hoping to have the trailers moved within the next few weeks. One of the trailers will become the bathroom facility for the village. This 24 foot long trailer will be moved to the First Lutheran parking lot in Port Orchard soon and our two churches (First Lutheran and Ekklesia) will begin remodel work to transform it into a bathroom facility.

Tiny Cottage Construction Tally
Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build the bath and shower facility in trailer #2 within a few weeks. 
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 coming months. 
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.
New Tiny Cottage- Olympic ESD 114- One cottage will be built at the West Sound Skills Center in June by high school students. 

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!

Ekklesia has been blessed by  Leo's Towing who offered to move all our completed tiny houses over the last year. Sadly, Leo passed away a few weeks ago after a brief illness. We will now need to secure another tow truck company to help us as the tiny houses need to be moved.
Leo moving one of our tiny houses along with City Councilman Fred Chang and Gene Cartwright
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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