Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
May 5th, 2016

 Worship Gathering at Parkwood Community Club - 3045 Madrona Dr. SE
May 5th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Ocean Shores Retreat- May 27-29
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Up Coming Dates
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Helpline Food Bank- Bus Unloading
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Prayer Needs
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House Churches You Can Join
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Defending Faith- Aaron Hanson


Letting our Lights Shine in 
Port Orchard
Ekklesia 
Mother's Day S unday 
at 
Parkwood Community Club
  
Sunday, May 8th
10:00- 10:45am Breakfast Potluck (men prepare)
10:45am Worship

Parkwood Community Club
3045 Madrona Dr SE, 
Port Orchard
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Ocean Shores Retreat- May 27-29

The family retreat at Ocean Shores is rapidly approaching. There will be room for many families and individuals. There will be a sign up sheet available this Sunday. You can also contact Tim if you are interested.

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Up Coming Dates

May 7th Helpline unload buses
May 8th Mothers' Day Brunch
May 9th Bell/Hanson Group
May 11th Kenady group
May 12th Ehlert group
Thursdays- new Goodman group
May 13-14th Pearce garage sale
May 14th Helpline Postal food drive
May 20th Pearce's leave for Utah
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- as he recovers from his foot surgery
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
Wed. 6:30pm  Young Adults
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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Aaron Hanson's Blog
Christian Apologetics- Theology & Philosophy

https://fortheloveofreason.wordpres
s.com/about/
Mother's Day- Special- May 8
The Story of Naomi- Grandma Bobbie
A special dramatic presentation will be given on Mother's Day, May 8th by Grandma Bobbie Blair.
The Story of Naomi- a dramatic monologue presentation depicting the story of Naomi's life from the Book of Ruth. Grandma Bobbie will tell the story of a mother who almost lost everything but kept her faith in God through all her trials. This special Mother's Day presentation will be given following our morning brunch prepared by the Ekklesia men.  

IMPORTANT!  - Breakfast Potluck
Sunday will also be a BREAKFAST POTLUCK! The men of Ekklesia will prepare the food for everyone! 
Breakfast: 10:00am - 10:45am
Worship: 10:45am - 12:00noon
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Birthday Sunday- Was Filled with Memories and a Call to Action

Ekklesia people came together last Sunday to share the blessings of Jesus with each other. We ate together and then watched a thirty minute video of highlights from our last three years together as a church. Many people have come and gone over the years. Many new faces have also appeared and amazing memories have been made! Ekklesia is a new church with a mission to reach new people in our community who want to know Jesus. We will continue to pursue opportunities to connect and engage with people in our city. This is where Jesus has planted us and this community is where we are called to serve! 
Let's remember all the wonderful people and places that Ekklesia has been called to bless over the last few years. God is good and will continue to open doors for us to bless others with His Kingdom! 

 Potluck breakfast being shared last Sunday! May 1st

Helpline Food Bank- Bus Unloading
Saturday, May 7th 3pm- 4:30pm
A group of Ekklesia volunteers will again be needed at the Helpline Food Bank this Saturday to unload two buses filled with donated food! The buses will be parked at two Albertson's markets on Saturday encouraging people to donate to the food bank. The donated food will be loaded on the buses and then driven at 3pm back to the food bank on Mitchell Rd. for unloading. We need people to help unload thousands of pounds of boxed food! It should only take an hour or a little more. You will be blessed. 
SK Helpline Food Bank- 1012 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard

 
The Ekklesia volunteers unloading a bus filled with food last May, 2015

Defending Faith- Aaron Hanson

Faith is under attack in our culture and we are told that it is incorrect in many places to express this faith in a God of the Bible and in his son Jesus. Many don't even believe in God's words in the Bible as being the WORD of God. So, it's with real excitement that we see young people today rising up to defend faith in God's existence, faith in the Bible, faith in a creator and his plan. Aaron Hanson (son of Darren and Billie Hanson) started a blog a few years ago about Christian Apologetics that presents many articles and postings defending our faith that we hold dear. You can find Aaron's blog at: 
https://fortheloveofreason.wordpress.com/about/ 

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
God has put Lisa and I right where he wants us. He has also placed you in your present location for a purpose to accomplish many good things for Him. We are so thankful for our many supporters and their continuous prayers for us. 

Tim and Lisa Blair