A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Gathering This Sunday
October 15th
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am Coffee
10:25am Worship & Teaching
Adults- Tim Blair
Romans 12:1-2- "Living Sacrifices"
Children- Monique Parry
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke

A Life of Sacrifice
Giving our time
Serving others
Meeting new people
Leaving our comfort zone
Helping others different than us
Sharing the Love of Jesus with the hurting
Working hard for Jesus
Long hours, long days, long Blessings!

This is what it means to live a life of sacrifice. Romans 12:1 states, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship." 

We worship God by presenting our life to him in service to His Kingdom. The Church is not a social club where we hang out with our friends. It is a team of workers sent out into the world to carry the message of life, hope and transformation by connecting with people anywhere and sharing the love of Jesus. We are workers, servants, helpers, givers, forgivers, reconcilers and peace keepers. It is not always easy but is definitely rewarding. A true follower of Jesus will live a life of sacrifice as we seek to follow our master, Jesus!

Family Field Trip to Hunter Farms
Next Sunday, Oct., 22nd
On Sunday, October 22nd, Ekklesia will have an abbreviated worship gathering AT 10:25AM and then take a group field trip out to Hunter Farms pumpkin patch and corn maze. It will be a great time for families and all. We will leave the Parkwood Club as a group around 11:30am and drive out to Union, WA to Hunter Farms for the afternoon activity. We will stop briefly in Belfair for a quick lunch and then drive on out to the farm. This will be a great opportunity to invite friends and other families to an Ekklesia event. 

Ghost Train Event in Jackson Park- Oct. 28th
Ekklesia Carnival Games 
The Foster Care Association of Kitsap County will again host the Ghost Train event in Jackson Park on Saturday, evening Oct. 28th. The park will be filled with thousands of families and children as they wait for their turn to board the miniature steam train. The large grassy field will be filled with vendors and carnival games providing entertainment for the hundreds families. Ekklesia will set up four canopies filled with games for the children. This is always an amazing opportunity to connect with hundreds of families in our community. 

Ekklesia Carnival Games at the Ghost Train Event in 2016

Halloween Candy Needed for Ghost Train Event
Ekklesia will again need a mountain of candy for our Ghost Train event in Jackson Park. Please bring bags of candy to Ekklesia gatherings over the next several weeks. 
Men's Work Retreat at Ocean Shores- Nov. 10-12

A men's work retreat is being planned for the second weekend of November, 10th-12th. We will be pulling up the old carpeting in the house and replacing the flooring with snap laminate throughout. We will have a crew going over to Ocean Shores early on Thursday morning the 9th to begin pulling up the old carpeting and preparing the floor. The majority of workers will arrive Friday evening and begin the process of installation of the new flooring and trim.  

Prayer Needs

  • Ekklesia members looking for work- praise for those who found new employment
  • 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
  • Praise- The Parry family has received reassignment orders from the Navy and they will be remaining in Port Orchard!
  • Tom Bedford who is recovering from a heart procedure- received several stints to open up several arteries in his heart- he is resting at home.

Upcoming Ekklesia Events

Ladies Bible Study- Wed. - 2:30pm
Ekklesia ladies will be starting a weekly bible study at the Bell home on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm. 

7800 Square Lake Rd. Port Orchard 

Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch- 
October 22nd 

Ekkklesia families and friends will leave at 11:30am for the Hunter Farms Pumpkin Patch outing.

Jackson Park Ghost Train- Oct. 28 

Ekkklesia workers will again be involved in the park event as thousands of Port Orchard residents fill the park.

Ekklesia Men's Retreat & Work Party at Ocean Shores- Nov. 10-12 

Ekkklesia men are encouraged gather at Ocean Shores over the Nov. 10-12 weekend. We will be pulling up the carpet in many rooms and installing laminate flooring throughout the house. 

Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

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!

Thank You For Supporting Us! 

We have been blessed by so many people who have supported our work planting the Ekklesia Church. Your prayers and support enable us to dedicate our time toward connecting with people in our community. We share our time, love and service with whomever we meet. By doing this we are building the Kingdom of God.  
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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