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Bulletin for October 15, 2017

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Acts 9:1-18

1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered.

11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”

15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” 17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

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2017 Board Nominations

This fall, we will be electing 2 new people to serve on our board. The board is currently comprised of 5 people. For gender equity, of the 5 on the board at least 2 must be women and 2 must be men (i.e. we'll never exceed a 3-2 ratio in one direction or the other). Currently, we have one man and one woman stepping off of the board, leaving us with Andy Babcock, Shannon McDougal, and Colby Freeman. And so, of the 2 new people that will be elected, at least 1 must be female (but both could be).

If Ekklesia is your church home, please use the form below to enter the names of up to 2 people you believe to be spiritually mature men and women who care deeply about the life and health of Ekklesia. The people who receive the most nominations (who allow their names to stand) will be added to the ballot along with several individuals already recommended by our current board.

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Villages (E. Raleigh & S.Raleigh)

Last Sunday’s North Raleigh Village was a huge success with lots of people, food, fun and laughter! We’re anticipating the same for this weekend’s E.Raleigh and S.Raleigh villages. Pick one and go!! It’s the perfect place to eat, laugh and build community. And remember, it’s potluck style, so bring a dish to share!

SOUTH RALEIGH VILLAGE – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH @ 4:30 P.M.

Connekkt Youth: Corn Maze & Dinner (10/21)

On Saturday, October 21, our Connekkt Youth (middle and high school) will be heading off to a night time Corn Maze event. Event begins at 5pm with dinner and games at the Rohn’s home in Fuquay Varina before heading over to the maze at Naylor Farm. Cost will be $10 per youth. The Bazers will be offering rides from their house to the Rohns and back for those who need it. Contact Shane Bazer with any questions.

Christ Our King Community Church (10/29)

Our relationship with COKCC continues to move forward! As you know, we’ve begun worshipping with COKCC on 5th Sundays. For October (the next 5th Sunday), they will be joining us at Athens!! We’re very excited about the day together. Please be in prayer in advance of our upcoming shared worship experience. Invite the Holy Spirit to move and stir in our midst.

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