Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
April 7th, 2016

 Worship Gathering at Parkwood Community Club - 3045 Madrona Dr. SE
April 7th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Leadership Meeting Saturday, April 9th
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Ladies Retreat at Delano Bay Camp
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Up Coming Dates
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Youth Slumber Party- Friday Night
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Prayer Needs
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Family Retreat at Ocean Shores
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House Churches You Can Join

A Church dedicated to reaching people in the name of Jesus by loving, serving and worshiping together!
Ekklesia Service S unday  at 
Parkwood Community Club
  
Sunday, April 10th
10:00am Coffee
10:20am Worship
11:00am Service Projects
 
Service Sunday:

1. Sandy's yard

2. Helpline Food Bank Drive at Walmart on Bethel Rd.

Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr SE, 
Port Orchard
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Leadership Meeting
Saturday, April 9th
6:30pm
Cartwright home

Potluck dinner at 6:30pm then meeting following. 
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Ladies Retreat at Delano Bay Camp

A combined women's retreat has been planned with Ekklesia and the Port Orchard Church of Christ for April 22-24. Several of our women are planning on attending. Payment and registration forms need to be turned into Melissa Bell (ASAP). 
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Up Coming Dates

Apr. 8th Youth Slumber Party
Apr. 9th Leadership mtg
Apr. 10th Service Sunday- Projects
Apr. 11th Family Hike - Glass Beach
Apr. 11th  Bell/Hanson group
Tuesdaysnew young adult grp
Apr. 13th  Kenady group
Apr. 14th  Ehlert group
Thursdays- new Goodman group
Apr. 22-24 Ladies Retreat
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
Ehlert family- many who have been ill over the last few weeks
Gary White- has been struggling with a deep bone infection in his foot
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
Tues. 6:30pm  Young Adult- coming soon
Wed. 4:30pm Ladies-  Grandma Bobbie
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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Abbreviated Worship Gathering Sunday!
10:00am Coffee
10:20am Worship
11:00am Service Projects
 
The Church Going Out Into the Community 
The people of God should be known for what they do for others in the community and not by their building's physical location. We are surrounded by people in need. What would happen if Jesus people spread across our communities seeking people to help, bless and serve. Then the story of Jesus would flow like a river into every neighborhood and home transforming lives. 
This week several Ekklesia people worked at a lady's home by the name of Sandy. Last year Sandy's husband died of cancer and she has been unable to do any outside clean up for years. Her home is in serious need of attention but she has no relatives in the area to assist her. So, Ekklesia has come along side her to encourage and lift her spirit. On Tuesday the Ekklesia workers made two dump runs with a truck loaded with debris from her yard. We've got so much more to do, though!

A truck load ready for the dump from Sandy's home

As a follow up, a larger group of workers will be descending on Sandy's place this Sunday (11:30-3pm) in an effort to do more clean up, debris hauling and general landscaping around her house. We will need young and old to help pick up the vast piles of wood and debris and load them into a large dump truck that John Iverson is providing. All workers should bring gloves, work clothes, bottled water, landscaping tools such as loppers, hand trimmers, rakes and chainsaws. 

1. Sandy's yard.. all ages needed.... following the morning gathering
2. Food bank food drive- Ekklesia will be holding a food drive at Walmart on Bethel Rd. on Sunday, April 10th following our morning abbreviated worship gathering. Melissa Bell will be coordinating this project at Walmart.

 A group of Ekklesia volunteers at a food bank drive last year.

Youth Slumber Party- Friday Night! 
The youth are all invited over to the Bell home on Friday evening at 6:30pm. All boys and girls will play games and hang out till 8:30pm. At that time the boys will leave and stay at Ryan Pyke's home and the girls will remain at the Bell home. Pick up will be at 9am on Saturday morning. 


Family Retreat at Ocean Shores 
We would like to remind families and individuals that Ekklesia will again be holding their annual Spring retreat at Ocean Shores over the Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. We will share meals together, play together, walk the beach together and worship together. RVs are welcome and will help house the many families attending. Please let Tim know if you are interested in attending. 
 The family retreat at Ocean Shores in past years

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
Hey.... it's spring time! The people of our community are excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, when it appears! We are so blessed to be doing work that is changing lives and thrilling to be involved with. Thank you for allowing Lisa and me to be working with Ekklesia and connecting with people who need to know Jesus! 

Tim and Lisa Blair