October 11, 2015

This week

Each family, members and visitors, is encouraged to fill out a yellow Connection Card.

Praise and Palate is planned for 6:00 p.m. this evening.

Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations.

An interactive parenting seminar is being planned for Friday October 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 and Saturday October 17 from 9:00 to 12:00.  The subject “Raising Kids in the Facebook Age” is to be presented by licensed marriage and family therapist Linda Pellmann.  Please see Jeff Hill for details and sign up if you plan to attend.  Family and friends are welcome.

The WCYC annual meeting is planned for Saturday October 17 at the Oakhaven Church in Oshkosh from 10 to noon.  See April or Jan Alexander if you are interested or wcyc.org.

The Northtown Church of Christ at 7000 N. 107th St., is planning a free Marriage Seminar –”Developing the Core” (7 core principles for Spiritual Victory) on Saturday, October 17, 8:30 – noon.  (www.nothtownchurch.org)  Free childcare is available but all children must be registered. You may register your children or register for the program by emailing Alex Clayton at alex@northtownchurch.org or call 424-353-5588.

Special Events

A Young Family Retreat is planned for October 23-25.  With three families on the list and child care lined up, you won’t want to miss out on this relaxing weekend of fellowship and growth!  Get your registration (located in the lobby) in today to Natasha Morrow to reserve your spot at Bald Eagle Lodge and contact Lorraine Anderson via phone (262-716-1526) or email (lslye@york.edu) for more details, or if you’d like to get involved.  We hope to see you there.

A planning meeting for those interested in going camping at Blue Mound State Park next August is scheduled for Sunday October 25, 2015 after worship.  Bring a light lunch for you and your family. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  For details, call John or Elizabeth Dickson. If you have never come, or are a regular, please join us!

Club 55 is organizing a service outing at Hunger Task Force to pack boxes of food for low-income seniors the morning of Saturday October 31, leaving the building by 8:40 a.m.  We need at least 20 people.  Anyone age 18 and up (age 12-17 with a guardian) is welcome.  No sandals (in case you drop a can on your foot).  See Otto Mageland or Linda Stanger for details.  A sign-up sheet is posted.

A Ladies Day at Southside is planned for Saturday November 7, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The morning theme is “Painting with the Pro”, a time for fellowship and exploring your creative side.  Lunch is noon to 1:00 and afternoon spiritual lessons are to be presented by sisters from Southside.  Childcare will be available.

The Senior Thanksgiving Dinner is planned for Saturday November 21.

Sandie Copass is organizing a trip to the Fireside Theatre on the afternoon of Saturday December 12 to see the musical “A Wonderful Life”.  Cost is $66 per person due now.  Additional seats can be obtained if you would like to join the group.

Regular Events

(New location)  The 9 a.m. Mens’ Breakfast Bible Study is planned for the second and fourth Friday of the month.  During October, the meeting is at ihop (1010 W. Layton Ave.).  This is for the retired and/or those working 2nd or 3rd shifts.  See Dennis Saunders or Bruce Konves.

Juan Santana is offering a stretching and strength training class every Monday at 6:00 p.m. for about an hour.  You will need comfortable clothes and a mat.

A monthly womens’ study and fellowship is planned for the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  Contact Julie Shuster or Peggy Koch for details or see the bulletin board.

The weekly Ladies’ Bible Class meets on Thursdays at the building starting at 10:00 a.m.  Interesting studies in the Old Testament are led by Julia Hawley.

A 6:00 a.m. Tuesday early morning Weekly Men’s Study is scheduled at the Church building.

A men’s study series is planned for the first Tuesday of each month at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.

The Christian Workers’ Meeting is planned for the third Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. October through May.

Prayer Requests

Wyatt West broke his arm recently.

Roger & Patty Young would like to thank everyone for their prayers on their behalf.

The Baas’ remind us to lift our prayers for the body, to worship and grow in understanding.

Jim & Lori Nichols would like our prayers for Jim’s Mom as she had to make a difficult decision to give up one of her dogs.

Juanita Hernandez would like us to continue to pray for her health, for unity in her family and for closeness to God.

Cathy Ribar requests that we would continue prayers for her cousin, Susan Korie & her boys – for wisdom, improved health and for lodging.

Jamal Hami’s wife is having a difficult pregnancy.  Her doctors need to identify a mass that is also growing.  They are concerned both for the baby and her physical health.

Bill Bivens is planning round three of chemotherapy treatments for Leukemia as soon as he is strong enough.

Stan Manning is in a lot of pain and is looking into possible treatments for a tennis injury.  Michelle’s father has heart issues.

Jan Alexander asks for the prayers for her and the feeling of being overwhelmed with caring for those close to her with serious illnesses.

Marc Gray, 31 yr. old grandson of Al, died suddenly at his home with his parents in Dallas, Texas.

Cliff and Sandie Copass want to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, cards and offers to help.

Marina requests prayers for her cousin Lupe Sifuentes.  He had a heart valve replacement but may also need a pace maker.

Nathan Anderson’s grandmother, Phyllis Blomberg, passed away.

Zoe Alicea requests prayers for her sons, Marco & Jose Gonzales and her husband, Edgar Rosa.

Lori Nichols asks for us to pray for her Mother, Ellen Tratnik who will be getting a second opinion about needing a hip replacement.

The Konves’ ask for our continued prayers for Kathryn’s parents and siblings.

Dennis Saunders is recovering from a heart attack.

Nathalie Campbell’s son-in-law, Eddie Gomez, passed away recently.  Nathalie is travelling to Arizona to be with her daughter.

Juan Santana asks for prayers for his two sons, Adam and Justin for God’s guiding hand and their ability to be on their own.

Mark and Karen Van Handel ask prayers for Alex as he is going through a difficult time right now, and that Alex would open his heart to God’s voice.

Vincent Rodriguez was born to Hannah Wagner August 27. He weighed 8 lb. 11 oz.  Baby and mom are both doing well.

Mary Bosetti’s younger sister, Ingrid Caspberger, passed away in Sheboygan recently.  Dick’s brother-in-law, Leon Wierschem also passed away recently.

Jean Krause’s son-in-law, Richard Amen, is in St. Luke’s hospital after having a major stroke (his second).

Karen Van Handel’s mother, Pat Peterson, was planning surgery.

Nahomi Rodriguez was baptized recently.  She is part of the Spanish-speaking worship.

Shirley Arnott requests prayers for her son Brian who is planning surgery related to the effects of diabetes.  They may amputate.

Adrienne Maybin is serving in the Peace Corp in Mali, West Africa.  There is political and religious unrest in that part of Africa.  The Maybin family also asks for our prayers for them as they challenge civil matters and prayers for their son Aaron who is starting a new job on Charleston South Carolina September 28.

Mary Anguiano, fell getting into a car and broke her shin.  Please pray for quick healing, minimal pain and for bone strength.

Others with health issues include: Monroe and Julia Hawley, Barb Dawson, Diane Santana, Karen Van Handel’s mom Pat Peterson, and Sandie Copass’ mom Lennie Hinson.


We have an attended nursery for small children during morning worship periods in room 2.  We also have a training room at the rear of the auditorium where parents can stay with their little ones while worshipping.

A children’s worship is scheduled to begin near the start of the worship lesson time.  Children’s Worship is intended to provide a time of worship for children age 3 thru Grade 3 and to encourage families with children.

Free CD’s of the Sunday morning sermons are available from Joel Ribar.  Be sure to specify the date desired.  MP3 copies of sermons are also available at the church web site.

The Library is open after classes and the worship period.  Don’t forget to return any overdue books to the library.

Southside has an email list that is used to send congregational news to those subscribed.  Please join us by emailing
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If you know someone who may be interested in the WCYC Operations Manager position, there is an on-line form at www.wcyc.org.  Click, Operations Manager Search details. Or contact Ryan Roling, ryan.roling@wcyc.org

Jim Nichols has requested volunteers to take turns in helping with the Praise and Palate.  Kitchen work involves heating, cutting (as in cakes, apples or whatever), staging the food and making a fruit mix / lemon aid drink.  Cleaning up entails clearing off & wiping down the tables, bringing leftovers to the kitchen, washing / drying dishes, clearing / cleaning the counter tops and vacuuming the fellowship hall.  Additional help would lighten the load for all.  Please see the signup sheet in the foyer if you are interested.

Youth Announcements

Southside youth ministry exists to instill FAITH.
We will: Form friendships,Actively serve,
Imitate Jesus, Tell others, & Honor God.

Middle or High School age youth (or parents) that would like to help with the Senior Thanksgiving Dinner planned for November 21, please check the youth bulletin board and sign up.  It’s a great way to serve others.  Please see Mari Pena for details.

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