Ekklesia Church News

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

January 7th, 2015 - In This Issue:
Seahawks Game Party- Sunday, Jan. 7th
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Youth Devotional- Saturday, Jan. 6th
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Blessing the Homeless- Care Packages
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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Memorial Service For Nicholas Mauldin
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House Churches You Can Join
Ekklesia: a new church for new people
Ekklesia Special
Gathering This Sunday
  
Sunday, January 10th
701 Bay St. Port Orchard

9:00 am Coffee & Juice
9:25 am worship


We will be gathering at a special time (9:00am) so that we can prepare special packets for the homeless and then go out and serve the community immediately following our abbreviated worship gathering.
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Seahawks Game Party!
Sunday, Jan. 7th
11:00am- game/Potluck meal
Where: Bell home- 
7800 Square Lk Rd. Port Orchard
Bring: potluck food to share during the game!
The game will be pre-recorded so nothing will be missed!

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Youth Devotional
Saturday, Jan. 6th
6:30pm
Where: Ryan Pyke's home- 
160 1/2 Pottery Ave. Port Orchard
Bring: a healthy snack 

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Up Coming Dates
Dec. 9th   Youth Devotional
Jan. 10th  Early Worship gathering
Jan. 16th  Leadership meeting
Jan. 17th Church in the Community
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Prayer Needs
Monique Parrys friend-
prayer for friend Mindy and daughter- Mallory
Angela Goodman-  the passing of her grandmother in Portland
Ron Weeks-  wife (Pam) who has been blessed with great news following her cancer surgeries!
Francene and Lee Criswell's neighbor- Ron-A father of 4 children dealing with cancer 
Jon Powless's son- Josh has a co-worker in the Port Angeles Police Dept. with a rare disease that requires a special procedure with stem cells. His go-fund-me page is linked here and Josh is requesting support for his friend. Pray for Steve!  https://www.gofundme.com/bd6jkc
Elizabeth Herrera - the passing of her father a few weeks ago in Arizona
David Shaw-  needs a place to live 
Conrad and Chanda Hanson  -who were married a few months ago.
Seth and Sarah Cartwright- who were married last Sunday, Jan. 3rd in Nashville!
Ekklesia House - pray for a new opportunity that has presented itself for us to build a new homeless shelter community in South Kitsap.
The Pavilion-  as they consider their business options.
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House Churches You Can Join
Mon. 6:30pm Bell/Hanson
Wed. 6:30pm Kenady/Bedford
Wed. 3:30pm Ladies- Grandma Bobbie
Thurs. 6:30pm Ehlert/Blair
Sat. 6:30pm Youth group
 
For further information call: 
360-801-0012 or e-mail us at 
ekklesia.kitsap@gmail.com

Ekklesia- New People and New Families 
Ekklesia Church is a community of people who desire to change Port Orchard into a better place to live and find purpose. New people are coming to Ekklesia with a desire to participate in a church that is more than a gathering on Sunday. We are a collection of people on mission to bless, serve and make Jesus real to this community. With this intention we continue to see new people become a part of this new movement of Jesus. These new Ekklesia partners are individuals, moms and dads and many new children or youth. They are new to Port Orchard or have spent their whole life here. They are active leaders in the community, military, blue collar workers, construction workers, shipyard workers, restaurant workers, social workers and willing to get their hands dirty to serve others! Many became a part of Ekklesia because they were served on one occasion and heard God's call to become part of this new church. Many of you who read our newsletter live in other towns, states or attend other churches. So for your benefit I'd like to introduce a few of our new Ekklesia partners who have connected with us over the last year.  

             Buckley family               Elizabeth Herrera              Goodman family 

    David Shaw         Criswell family      Katy Stefanoff         Parry Family

           Steele family        Sarah Blair & Ryan Pyke Craig Thomas   Martinez family

                        Blackwell family                                          Iverson family
As new people partner with Ekklesia in the coming year may we all grow in our love for Jesus, our love for people and our love for this community!

Blessing the Homeless- Care Packages
This Sunday, Ekklesia will have an early and abbreviated worship gathering. As part of our time together we'd like to gather hygiene and emergency supplies for the homeless in order to create "Care Packages" that can be distributed to people in our community. Ekklesia members interact on a weekly basis with people struggling on the streets who need basic supplies to maintain their hygiene. We'd like to collect the following supplies and then put them together into "Care Packages" on Sunday morning at the end of our gathering time. These "care packages" can be given to local homeless shelters or stored in your car for those you may see in need of help.  Ekklesia people love feeling armed in these situations and these kits are a simple way to show how much you care.
Please use the following suggest supply list and bring your items Sunday morning to the Pavilion. 

Memorial Service for Nicholas Mauldin
Ekklesia has been asked to assist with the memorial service for Nicholas Mauldin who died in a car accident on Sunday evening on Sidney Rd. Tim Blair will be presiding at the memorial and has been working with the grieving family. The memorial will be held at 3pm on Sunday afternoon, January 10th at the Port Orchard Church of Christ. Ekklesia will be assisting with the finger food meal immediately following the memorial in the fellowship hall of the Church of Christ. 

Where: Port Orchard Church of Christ- 
             2585 Carr Lane SE, Port Orchard
When: 3:00 pm
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

January Greetings!
Opportunities to be Jesus' hands and feet surround the work of Ekklesia everyday. Thank you to our many friends for your support and constant encouragement as Lisa and I work in Port Orchard.  

Tim and Lisa Blair