Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
March 31st, 2016

 Worship Gathering at Parkwood Community Club - 3045 Madrona Dr. SE
March 31st, 2016 - In This Issue:
Children Learning and Telling the Story of Jesus
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Ladies Retreat at Delano Bay Camp
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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Many New Families at the Easter Picnic
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House Churches You Can Join

Youth race to the eggs at Easter picnic 2016
Ekklesia  Gathering This Sunday 
at 
Parkwood Community Club
  
Sunday, April 3rd
10:00am Coffee
10:25am Worship
 
Teaching Sunday: 
Tim- Everything Points to Jesus
Devon- children's class
Sarah & Ryan- Youth class

Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr SE, 
Port Orchard
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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. 3rd Gathering at Parkwood
Apr. 4th  Bell/Hanson group
Tuesdays- new young adult grp
Apr. 6th   Ladies group
Apr. 6th  Kenady group
Apr. 7th  Ehlert group
Thursdays- new Goodman group
Apr. 8th Youth Slumber Party
Apr. 9th Leadership mtg
Apr. 10th Service Sunday- Projects
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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Service Opportunities Coming Next Week
There are several developing opportunities to serve people over the next several weeks. We have had long term relationships with some of these people and some we have just met by God's providence! We will schedule specific work days for each of these projects including work days on our Service Sundays that we intentionally have twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Below is a listing of the projects. 
1. Sandy- a widow who lost her husband to cancer last year. We would like to help her clean her yard, haul off debris and trim her yard bushes. 
2. George- a father and husband who severely injured his feet three years ago. He needs help roofing his home. We have several Ekklesia men making plans to assist with this project. 
3. Food bank food drive- Ekklesia will again hold a food drive at the Albertsons on Sedgwick Rd. on Sunday, April 10th following our morning abbreviated worship gathering.
 
 Children Learning and Telling the 
Story of Jesus
Easter wasn't just about eggs and bunnies. It was about telling the story of Jesus. Children and families are coming to Ekklesia and they need to hear the story!  The story was told last Sunday by all our kids who want to know more about Jesus. They acted, shared and even shaped the story so that all their parents and family would know why Easter was important. Jesus is alive! We were so moved by the image of our children acting out their parts. Thank you to all who helped with the experience and especially Trent Herbert for directing the group and shaping the story telling. That experience will be remembered by each one for many years to come. 


   Passover scene as Darren leads the communion time on Easter

Children's Ascension scene on Easter Sunday

Many New Families at the Easter Picnic 
The Easter picnic in Rotary Park on Saturday brought out many new families to connect with the Ekklesia community. It was a wonderful day filled with food, lots of fun, too many eggs, pinatas to bash and even a game of kick ball to end it all. We had many families and loads of kids to make the day a great success. 


Let the egg hunt begin at this year's Easter picnic

Youth ready for the egg hunt to begin!
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
Thank you to so many loving and committed friends who have supported our work over these last four years. It was four years ago that a small group of families began meeting in homes and started the vision of Ekklesia. Thank you to all our supporters for your steadfast love and commitment. 

Tim and Lisa Blair