Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
March 10th, 2017
 

March 10th, 2017 - In This Issue:
Spring Time Food Bank Service Projects
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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House Churches You Can Join
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Teen Retreat To Ocean Shores
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Aaron Hanson's Blog


A New Church In the Community to Share the Love of Jesus

Ekklesia Teaching Sunday
 
February 12th
at Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am Coffee and Juice
10:25 Worship and Teaching
"Out of Darkness"
Week 2: Tim Blair- Romans 1:18-32
Classes for all Ages!
Adults- Tim Blair
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke
Children- Lisa Blair

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EK Family Retreat
March 31st- Apr. 2nd
Sound View Camp

The Goodmans are the new caretakers  at Sound View Camp and will be assisting with our  Family Retreat scheduled for Mar. 31- Apr. 2nd. There will be no cost for the retreat as we will be working on several work projects at the camp. 
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Up Coming Dates
Mar. 12th Teaching Sunday
Mar. 13th Bell/Hanson Group
Mar. 16th Ehlert Group
Mar. 31-Apr. 2nd Family Retreat
Apr. 15th Easter Picnic  / Egg Hunt
Apr. 16th Easter Sunday
Apr. 21-23 Ocean ShoresYouth Retreat
May. 21st Coffee Oasis dinner
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Prayer Needs

Holly and Scott Waite's friend- Diana- struggling with cancer
David McKee- Lisa Blair's brother- who has been diagnosed with an optic nerve tumor. Dave began undergoing treatment in September.
Bell's renter- Roy Eagan who has cancer, a wife and two children
Ruth Ann Autumn- Anna Cartwright's mother as she recovers
Danny Ehlert- pray for Danny as he recovers from a heart attack that he experienced several weeks ago. He is now doing a lot of walking and physical therapy.
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House Churches You Can Join
Mon. 6:30pm Bell/Hanson
Wed. 6:30pm Kenady
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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Aaron Hanson's Blog 

Christian Apologetics- Theology & Philosophy
https://fortheloveofreason.wordpres
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"Out of Darkness" God's Politically Incorrect Call to Purity!
Tim Blair will teach on Romans 1:18-32 Sunday
It might be hard to believe but God is not politically correct! He has no interest in making sure everyone is comfortable. He simply wants everyone to come to repentance and to walk as Jesus walked! He does have a deep care and love for every single person on this earth. He is patient and desires for none to perish but the choice is up to us. The core question is: Will we follow Jesus or reject him and has teachings? So with a careful approach to the sensitive young believers that Ekklesia works with... we desire to provide teaching that guides them into a deeper walk of faith with Jesus. We chose to challenge the watered down cultural teachings of our day that preach diversity and acceptance of all life styles. We call all people to know the man called Jesus and to follow his teachings no matter how challenging to our cultural norms. The reality is... God will not force us to follow him. He will give the non-believer over to whatever depraved or corrupt mindset that he choses to follow. We have a choice to make and God desperately wants us to make the right one! So... this Sunday we will dive into deep waters and discuss God's desire for physical and spiritual purity. The wisdom of God and the foolishness of man will be on full display. 

Next week, on March 19th Darren Hanson will return with part 3 of our series on the book of Romans with "Done Trying and Start Trusting" Romans chapter two.

Spring Time Food Bank Service Projects
Preparing Flower Pots
The Helpline Food Bank served around 13,000 persons last year. This number describes a count of non-duplicated individual persons who came to the food bank for assistance in their lives. In order to serve so many people the food bank also operates as a nursery selling plants throughout the year. The biggest selling plants are the hanging petunia baskets that are sold around Mother's Day each May. In order to prepare over 300 hanging baskets, Ekklesia was asked to help this week with the filling of each basket with topsoil. We will again have a crew up there next week off loading another truck load of topsoil. This service helps the food bank raise money to feed so many people and to pay the salaries of a few of their employees. Come May.. think about purchasing a beautiful basket of flowers for your favorite mom, wife or family member!
Food bank Hanging Petunias in May

 Micah Blair filling flower pots at the Food Bank greenhouse

Teen Retreat to Ocean Shores  April 21-23
All Ekklesia youth are invited to participate in a joint youth retreat in April with the Port Orchard Church at Ocean Shores. The weekend will be filled with a great time to relax, have fun with other teens and to spend some time focusing on God. There will be a fee for the weekend retreat. Ryan and Sarah Pyke will be leading the group out and will coordinate all details. Let them know if you are interested in going!

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

March Winds and Rain         
February and now the beginning of March has been a very wet time here in Port Orchard! It makes it kind of hard to do work for people outside but the needs continue to exit! Pray that Ekklesia servants find people in need who need the love of Jesus. Thank you to so many people for supporting our work as we pour ourselves into our community and offer a willing hand of service. May the coming weeks offer you and your family new ways to share the Kingdom of God. 

Tim and Lisa Blair