Ekklesia Church News

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
March 10th, 2016

Donate online at:  www.ekklesiakitsap.org
March 10th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Ekklesia Family Hike to Glass Beach
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Up Coming Dates
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New Calendar on Web Site
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Prayer Needs
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Easter Picnic at Burley Park
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House Churches You Can Join



Ekklesia  Gathering Sunday
at 
Parkwood Community Club
  
Sunday, March 6th
10:00am Coffee
10:25am worship

Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr SE, 
Port Orchard
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Easter Program Practice Sunday Morning
  
Sunday, Mar. 13th
during the teaching time the children and youth will be working on the Easter play.  
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Leadership Meeting Saturday Evening
  
Saturday, Mar. 12th
6:30pm
at Cartwright home 

9956 Bowe Lane SE, 
Port Orchard
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Up Coming Dates

Mar. 12th Glass Beach Hike
Mar. 12th Easter Play Practice
Mar. 12th Leadership mtg
Mar. 13th  Parkwood Gathering
Mar. 14th  Bell/Hanson group
Mar. 16th  Kenady group
Mar. 16th   Ladies group
Mar. 17th  Ehlert group
Mar. 19-20 Georgia's House job
Mar. 26th  Easter Picnic
Mar. 27th  Easter program
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- 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!
Ron Weeks- wife (Pam) who continues to recover from several cancer surgeries. They feel so blessed to know of her continued recovery and God's goodness!
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 Kenady/Bedford
Wed. 4:30pm 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

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Ekklesia is About
Teaching and Doing
 Ekklesia maintains a balance in our church focusing on the story of Jesus. This means we want to live and act like Jesus. Everywhere Jesus went he helped people and he taught people about the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus even told his followers, "Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men." His process of making fishers of men or "apprenticeship" wasn't keeping his students cooped up inside a room in Jerusalem for three years teaching them principles and bible verses to remember. He actually required them to follow him out into the roads and villages of Judea as he healed, helped, loved and taught people about God. They watched and eventually started doing it themselves. 

So..... Ekklesia intentionally spends time on Sundays teaching about Jesus and God. Then on alternating Sundays after a brief worship time, we want to provide a planned opportunity to go out and connect with people and serve them. These "SERVICE SUNDAYS" are on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. It's kind of like in high school biology class when you had "class time" and also "lab time" that let you have hands on practice time to implement what you had learned. A great majority of Jesus' apprenticeship time with his disciples was actually "lab time." So, when Luke described Jesus' ministry in Acts 1:1 he said, "I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach..." 

If we want to follow Jesus, we need to focus on doing and teaching all that He did! Let's become the "HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS" in our schools, businesses, neighborhood, community clubs, ball teams and friend groups. Everyday is a new opportunity to become Jesus in our town!

   Ekklesia volunteers unloading firewood at the SK Food Bank

Service Project This Sunday

Picking up trash and yard cleaning at Sandy's home
Sandy lost her husband to cancer last May and has struggled with many needs since that time. Sandy has no children and her only relatives live at Ocean Shores and a nephew in Puyallup. So, Ekklesia has decided to come along side Sandy to help over the next few weeks and months. 

Georgia's House Kitchen remodel
Several Ekklesia workers will be helping with the kitchen remodel at the Georgia's House women's shelter next weekend, March 19 and 20. 

Ekklesia Family Hike to Glass Beach
Saturday, March 12th 9am - 3pm


New Calendar on Web Site
The Ekklesia web site now has an up-dated calendar reflecting the many events and Sunday rhythms for the next several months. Check it out!
New Sunday rhythms
1st & 3rd Sundays- Teaching Sundays
2nd & 4th Sundays- Service Sundays
5th Sundays- Family Sundays

Easter Picnic at Burley Park
March 26th 
Ekklesia will again be holding it's annual Easter picnic in Burley Park on Saturday, March 6th. We will have a potluck picnic with everyone invited to bring something to share. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt for all children. There will be an egg hunt area for the younger children and a separate area for the older youth. We will also be having a pinata for the three age groups of children. So, everyone is encouraged to start buying plastic eggs and the candy contents that we always place inside the eggs. Invite your friends. This will be a great day in the park to have fun and connect with new people. 

Ready for the big egg hunt at last year's Burley park picnic

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
Easter is almost here and the plants are budding out! I love this time of year as life returns and new things happen! We are so grateful for all our supporters for your prayers and support as Lisa and I work in the Port Orchard area to build Jesus' Kingdom! 

Tim and Lisa Blair