A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Gathering This Sunday
September 17th
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

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

Adults- Tim Blair
Romans 9- "God is in Control!"
Children- Lisa Blair
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke

God Keeps His Promises
In this world of unpredictable events and chaos, we know there is one thing we can count on. God is in charge and loves us. We may be wounded, lied to and rejected by many but there is one constant that all "Believers" can rely upon. We have received a promise that we will never be alone, we will be cared for and blessed! This confidence that we have been given can rise out of the darkness and disappointments of this life. It can tear down the greatest barriers of negativity and doubt. It can propel us into a confident future filled with hope and promise. This is what we are. If we believe in Jesus and our purpose on this earth then we will become children of the promise. This is what God calls all people of faith who follow Jesus. According to Romans 9, all followers of Jesus are "children of the promise." We can claim this promise and walk daily in it's blessing. Consider the words of the song... "I'm no longer a slave to fear... I am a child of God!" We can walk through anything. He can split the seas so that we can walk right through. He can drown my fears in perfect love. He rescued me so I can stand and say.... I am a child of God! Claim this promise and walk confidently in this life knowing that you have been saved!

Thank You to Our Partners for Helping us Build Cottages For the Homeless
Ten tiny cottages are now constructed and ready to be moved to the new site of the village for homeless residents of Kitsap County. Cottages #7, #8 and #9 are now ready to be painted by the Grace Bible Church who has partnered with the Homes For All project . Last week the Kitsap County Habitat For Humanity director called Tim to notify him that they had finished work on cottage #10 and it was ready to be transported to a new site. It is encouraging to see so many churches, businesses and service organizations step up and make the commitment to serve in this ministry. 

Partner Church Grace Bible with three completed tiny cottages- ready for paint

The Habitat built cottage #10 was moved over to the First Lutheran Church parking lot this week and is already painted! We will be using the Lutheran parking lot as our storage location as we await the site selection decision. 
Cottage #10 built by Habitat For Humanity

Ekklesia's Matriarch - Bobbie Blair
90th Birthday Party
Everyone is invited to an afternoon reception honoring Bobbie Blair and her 90th birthday. Bobbie has been Ekklesia's grandma to just about everyone who has connected with the ministry. Her family is hosting a reception on Sunday afternoon, September 24th at the Ramblin Rose Farm in Port Orchard. There will be some of her art work on display along with a video of her life. Drop by and enjoy the afternoon with her and her family!

Prayer Needs

  • Ekklesia members looking for work
  • 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 

Tiny Cottage Community Events 

Kaiser Permanente build party for 3 cottages- to be announced soon!
They plan on building each cottage on their three clinic locations in South Kitsap, Silverdale and North Kitsap. They will use employees from each site to help with the construction. They are requesting assistance from skilled construction workers. 

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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