Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
September 29th, 2016

 Teaching Gathering on Sunday at Parkwood Club- 
October 2nd
3045 Madrona Dr. Port Orchard
Teaching Sunday- Classes for Everyone
September 29th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Helpline Food Bank- Service Projects
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Prayer Needs
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House Churches You Can Join
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Ekklesia Ladies Retreat- Oct. 7-9
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Youth Retreat- Cider Press
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Men's Service Project Next Sunday- Oct. 9th
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Aaron Hanson's Blog


A Church On Mission in 
Port Orchard 

Ekklesia Teaching Gathering at Parkwood Club on Sunday
 
October 2nd
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00 am Coffee & Juice
10:25 am- Worship

Adult Class- Keeping Your Focus- Matt. 14.- Tim Blair
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke
Children- Lisa Blair 
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Up Coming Dates

Oct. 2nd Teaching Sunday
Oct. 3rd Bell/Hanson group
Oct. 5th Kenady group
Oct. 6th Ehlert group
Oct. 7-9 Ladies Retreat- Delano Bay
Oct. 7-9 Youth Rally- Cider Press
Oct. 9th Men's Service Project
Oct. 29th Ghost Train- Jackson Pk
Oct. 31st Trunk or Treat- 
               That One Place Parking Lot
Nov. 5th Postal Food Drive 2-5pm
Nov. 20, 21, 22- Thanksgiving food 
                           distribution
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Gathering
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Prayer Needs

Holly and Scott Waite's friend- Diana- struggling with cancer
Tiffany Diggs' friend- struggling in the last stages of cancer
David McKee- Lisa Blair's brother- who has been diagnosed with an optic nerve tumor. Dave will begin undergoing treatment in September.
Ron Weeks- aneurysm in neck and head- recovering wonderfully! He sends his thanks for the many prayers.
Monique Parry's friend- 
prayer for friend Mindy and daughter- Mallory who was diagnosed with cancer
Francene and Lee Criswell's neighbor- Ron-A father of 4 children who had cancer is now in remission!
Bell's renter- Roy Eagan who has cancer, a wife and two children
Pregnant mothers- Becca Miller & Rachel Bedford

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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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Youth Retreat
Cider Press
Oct. 7-9th
Cashmere, WA
$55.00 per student
See Ryan or Sarah Pyke

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Aaron Hanson's Blog 

Christian Apologetics- Theology & Philosophy

https://fortheloveofreason.wordpres
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Keeping Your Focus While On Mission
We are surrounded by opportunities everyday to share the mission of Jesus. Even in an opportunity rich environment we become distracted by life and sometimes miss simple connections. Consider your typical day and all the connections you make with people. Each simple greeting at the grocery store, act of kindness, offer of help, or word of encouragement carry great weight to a person experiencing difficulty. Never pass up an opportunity to serve. Every request for help and assistance from a family in need or an organization in our community is an opportunity for "Faith Development." As we serve others we build our faith and pour ourselves into the lives of people in need of Jesus. People that have needs also need encouragement. They need hope and may have lost their trust in God as they have struggled with life. 
In the coming weeks Ekklesia and our many volunteers will be called to clean yards for a widow, repair a roof for an unemployed worker on L&I, move firewood for the food bank, winterize the hothouses at the food bank, pour concrete at the  food bank, share with youth at the Coffee Oasis, and distribute candy to thousands of children at the annual Ghost Train event in Jackson Park. We will also participate in the 3rd annual Port Orchard Trunk or Treat at the "That One Place" restaurant parking lot on October 31st. This event will be sponsored by the National Guard, South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank, That One Place restaurant and many others. It will be another event where hundreds of families gather for a safe family event on Halloween. 

Trunk or Treat 2015

  Helpline Food Bank- Service Projects
Several exciting opportunities to serve at the Helpline Food Bank will be available in the next few weeks and months. This week the food bank board president, Ron Weeks, cleared the ground next to the storage building in preparation to pour a new concrete slab that will hold a large quantity of firewood. The Waite family helped out by moving the large pile of firewood that was on that site. 

Kanon, Josie and Brody Waite after moving the pile of firewood
Here are a few upcoming opportunities to serve the Food Bank. 
1. Around the first of November a crew will be needed to remove the summer shade coverings that drape over the hot houses and large plastic sheeting replaced for the winter months.
2. Concrete slab poured next to storage building. 
3. Food drives on Sunday's at local super markets
4. Trunk or Treat- food drive at That One Place parking lot- Oct. 31st
5. Postal Food Drive- Nov. 5th- need workers to unload delivery trucks
6. Thanksgiving food distribution at the Armory- Nov. 20,21, 22
Workers will be needed for set up on Sunday (20th) and distribution on Monday and Tuesday.

Ekklesia Ladies Retreat- 
Oct. 7-9
Gena Granberg- teaching
The ladies of Ekklesia will be retreating out to Delano Bay Christian camp over the weekend of October 7-9th. Gena Granberg of Kairos Church Planting will be leading the ladies through a special study over the weekend. The retreat will be held at the Granberg home next to the camp. 

Men's Service Project Next Sunday- Oct. 9th
While our Ladies are at the retreat Ekklesia men will have a morning service project working in Sandy Ashlock's yard. We will be trimming brush, trees and cleaning the roof on her house and storage building. 

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
Ministry is filled with opportunities. Lisa and I are grateful to have been given this ministry to the Port Orchard community as new people come into our lives to serve and love. We continue to be blessed with the knowledge that so many of you are praying for us. Thank you for your support. 

Tim and Lisa Blair