Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
March 24th, 2017
 

March 24th, 2017 - In This Issue:
Ekklesia's Spring Family Retreat
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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Teen Retreat To Ocean Shores
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House Churches You Can Join
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Aaron Hanson's Blog


A New Mobile Church That Meets In the Community to Share the Love of Jesus

Ekklesia Service Sunday
 
March 26th
at "That One Place" restaurant
1386 SE Lund Ave. Port Orchard

10:00am Coffee and Juice
10:25am Worship and Sharing
11:30am Service Project at Powless home
Abbreviated Worship Gathering on Sunday followed by service opportunities in our community!

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Plastic Easter Eggs & Candy Needed!

Many plastic easter eggs and candy are needed for our annual Easter Egg hunt in a few weeks. Please begin picking up the Easter supplies ASAP! 
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Up Coming Dates
Mar. 26th Service Sunday
Mar. 27th Bell/Hanson Group
Mar. 30th 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
Scott Wallis- in Swedish hospital with an Autoimmune disorder that has paralyzed much of his body. Treatment will take three weeks.
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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What is a Mobile Church?
How Ekklesia is a Mobile Church
Ekklesia is known for what we are doing in the community rather than where we meet on Sunday morning. We are found at shelter houses for the homeless, we are found in parks during the summer. We are often found at the local South Kitsap food bank packing food boxes, unloading trucks, moving dirt, building storage buildings, pouring concrete. We are in parks for back to school fairs and halloween festivals. We meet in parking lots for trunk or treat events, car shows and car washes. We also meet on Sundays in a community club building and sometimes in a restaurant as needed. During the week we meet together in homes for a time of eating together, sharing life and bible study. So, as the need arrises we go where the residents in our community gather. We attend events where people may be found. We are mobile in order to go where we need to be in our community as events arise. 
Mobility is the calling Jesus gives to all believers to go and share the story of love to all people. We have been "sent. " The Church is called the "ekklesia" which means the "called out." All these terms describe a group of people that are mobile and not tied down to things that keep us from connecting with others. 

So...this Sunday, Ekklesia will gather at the "That One Place" restaurant. We will gather at 10am for a time of coffee and then begin worship in songs at 10:25am. At 11:30am some of our group will then go to the Powless home to work on several projects. 

Ekklesia's Spring Family Retreat
Sound View Camp- Mar. 31st-Apr. 2nd 
At the end of this month many Ekklesia members will be journeying out on the Key Peninsula to enjoy a time of rest, relaxation, worship and some service. We will be staying in several of the camp's cabins and enjoy a great time of fellowship and food together. On Saturday the plan will be to tackle several projects that will assist the camp in it's preparations for a full year of retreats and camps with many others. We will helping with painting in some cabins, craft supplies organization and the construction of canoe and kayak racks to hold the camp's armada of water craft. Everyone going will be assisting with the food and be assigned to a specific meal time. Because we will be helping with several work projects, there will be no cost for the weekend retreat. An event page is posted on the Ekklesia Facebook page. Let us know if you are going so we may have a head count. 
Sound View Camp's beach and pier

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!

The Ocean Shores home
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!  
The focus of our life is to love others and share our love for Jesus. The friends that have consistently supported our work are an amazing group of people that have stood by us these four years. This May Ekklesia will be four years old! Can you believe it? Thank for your prayers and faithful support! 
Tim and Lisa Blair