A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Gathering This Sunday
October 22nd
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am Coffee
10:25am Worship & Sharing
11:30am Blessing Bag- Making Party
Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Sharing your Food with the Hungry
and Providing the Poor Wanderer with Shelter
In Isaiah chapter 58 God provides his definition for the kind of worship he desires from his followers. He calls for us to be dedicated to helping others in need, helping the hungry and helping the homeless. This is the focus of ministry God has called us to follow. Then our words about the Kingdom of God will find listening ears among the hurting and the seekers of God. 
This Sunday, following our worship time, Ekklesia people will have an opportunity to put together Blessing Bags for the homeless. These bags will provide small supplies of needed items that homeless people might find useful. The weather is turning nasty and they will need gloves, dry socks or even a warm winter beanie to cover their head. Consider the list below to help you pick up items at the store. Bring them on Sunday morning and we will take time following our worship to put together the items into a blessing bag to give out to the needy in the next few weeks. 

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. Also for Heath Goodman as recovers from surgery. 
  • 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.

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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 

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 

A big thank you to our local Lowe's store who has stepped up to help park three of our recently built tiny cottages. Cottages #7, #8 & #9 will be parked out in front of the store for the next few weeks as we make preparations for the new village site. Thank you to Valerie the store manager for accepting our request for help to store the tiny cottages. 

Prayers are needed as we are presently meeting with a local church and a local family who own property where the tiny cottage village might be located. These two options might work out as a probable site for the village. 

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!
Leo's Towing placing cottage #1 for display on Tayler St. 

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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