Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
April 21st, 2016

 Worship Gathering at Parkwood Community Club - 3045 Madrona Dr. SE
April 21st, 2016 - In This Issue:
Ocean Shores Retreat- May 27-29
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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Birthday Sunday- May 1st
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House Churches You Can Join

A Church That Serves in the Community!
Ekklesia Brief Gathering S unday  at 
Parkwood Community Club
  
Sunday, April 24th
10:00am Coffee
10:20am Worship
11:00 Service project
 
Serving Sunday:

Volunteers will be needed at Sandy's to do yard work. 

Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr SE, 
Port Orchard
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Ocean Shores Retreat- May 27-29

The family retreat at Ocean Shores is rapidly approaching. There will be room for many families and individuals. Please contact Tim if you are interested.

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Up Coming Dates

Apr. 22-24 Ladies Retreat at Delano
Apr. 24th Service Sunday
Apr. 25th Bell/Hanson Group
Apr. 27th   Kenady group
Apr. 28th  Ehlert group
Thursdays- new Goodman group
May 1st  Birthday Sunday
May 8th Mothers' Day Brunch
May 27-29  Family Retre at Ocean
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Prayer Needs

Monique Parry's friend- 
prayer for friend Mindy and daughter- Mallory who was diagnosed with cancer
Gary White- as he recovers from his foot surgery
Steve and Janet Pearce- who have found a buyer for their home as they prepare to move to Utah!
Francene and Lee Criswell's neighbor- Ron-A father of 4 children dealing with cancer 
Elizabeth Herrera- the passing of her father a few months ago in Arizona
Ekklesia House- pray for a new opportunity that has presented itself for us to build a new homeless shelter community in South Kitsap.
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House Churches You Can Join

Mon. 6:30pm Bell/Hanson
Wed. 6:30pm  Young Adults
Wed. 6:30pm Kenady/Bedford
Thurs. 6:30pm  Ehlert/Blair
Thurs. 6:30pm Goodman- coming 
Sat. 6:30pm  Youth group

For further information call: 
360-801-0012 or e-mail us at 
ekklesia.kitsap@gmail.com

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Helping the Needy

True religion is about helping people who are in distress. It's about spreading hope and giving mercy to people who have experienced little kindness or goodness in their lives. We are the people of light and should give to as many as we can everyday. We are the people who seek out ways to bless others and find new ways to pour ourselves into the lives of people and especially those in need!
  • We give ourselves to the hungry by feeding them at various places throughout the month. 
  • We give ourselves to the food bank because giving bread to the hungry shares the love of Jesus. 
  • We give ourselves to homeless moms and their children by volunteering whenever needed at the local Georgia's House Women's Shelter.
  • We give ourselves to challenged young people by volunteering with the Coffee Oasis ministry to youth. 
  • We give ourselves to the elderly and to widows in need in our community because this is what Jesus commanded and showed by example for us to follow. 
The story of Jesus is about good news for people hurting and in despair. It is about transforming lives as we attempt to follow him. Every opportunity to bless people and get involved in their life is a chance to open a window in heaven and let His light flood in. So...we are looking for opportunities to work in people's back yards, to help people move, to paint, install cabinets, trim bushes and haul trash. Whatever it takes to bless others is our aim. God directs, he orchestrates the events and connects us to people that are in need and seeking him. 

Work at Sandy's Again This Sunday
A group of Ekklesia volunteers will again descended on Sandy's yard and continue work on clearing debris, trimming trees and bushes. We will again load up a dump truck in order to haul off the yard debris. Young and old are invited to participate. There will be work for everyone to do. We will do this project following our brief morning worship gathering rain or shine. 

Ekklesia volunteers at Sandy's yard two weeks ago.
 

Birthday Sunday- May 1st
Ekklesia's 3rd Birthday 
On May 1st Ekklesia will celebrate it's third birthday when it began meeting together on regular Sunday mornings in the community. We actually began about a year earlier when a small group of families began meeting in homes and served the community on Sunday mornings! We would like to celebrate God's blessings on Ekklesia on May 1st. We would also like to invite anyone who is ready to be born again into Jesus to take advantage of the water tank that will be ready and filled on that Sunday. May 1st will be Birthday Sunday! It will be Ekklesia's birthday and the birthday for anyone interested in baptism into Jesus! Several have been talking and praying about their commitment to Jesus and may be ready to take the plunge!

A baptism Sunday in the past when Lili was baptized into Jesus!


Contact: Tim Blair or the Ekklesia Church at -  360-801-0012

Donations may be made online at:  www.ekklesiakitsap.org

or mailed to:  P.O. Box 601, Burley, WA 98322

Thank you
God has put Lisa and I right where he wants us. He has also placed you in your present location for a purpose to accomplish many good things for Him. We are so thankful for our many supporters and their continuous prayers for us. 

Tim and Lisa Blair