April 2, 2017

This week

Today is First Sunday First Fruits.  Tables are set up in room 4 for food items.

A short planning meeting for the Mother and Daughter Banquet is scheduled after worship today to go over the theme, dinner choices, dessert and decorations.

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship and Study Group meets this Tuesday at the building at 6:30 p.m. A meal precedes the study.  See Danny Giombi for more information.

Special Events

The Hampton Ave. Church of Christ Men’s Breakfast is planned for Saturday April 8 from 8:30-11:30 (5705 W. Hampton Ave.)

The Northtown is hosting a Priscilla Shirer Simulcast for ladies on Saturday April, 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Cost is $5 and covers breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/priscilla-shirer-simulcast-tickets-32096854556

The annual Men’s Retreat is planned for April 21-22 at Camp Minikani, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.  Friends are welcome.  Please see Jeff Valodine (262-825-6919, doxatheos@gmail.com) for details.  A sign-up sheet is posted.

The next Family meeting with Sandwich lunch is tentatively scheduled for April 30.  Main topics: financial update, small group discussion, family ministry/children’s education update, teen plans for summer, “Bring a Friend Day” discussion, website update, and more.

Club 55 is planning a walking tour of Historic Downtown Milwaukee from inside the skywalk on May 6.  This is wheel chair accessible.

The annual Mother and Daughter Banquet is planned for May 12.

Sandie Copass is organizing a group outing to the Fireside Theatre for December 9.  Cost is $67.95 per person and includes dinner.  A sign-up sheet is to be posted outside the coat room for those who wish to attend.  After signing up, please see Sandie to make your down payment.

Regular Events

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.

The weekly Ladies’ Bible Class meets on Thursdays at the building starting at 10:00 a.m. looking at the book of Nehemiah.

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

A monthly womens’ study and fellowship is planned for the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  The current course is titled “Before Amen” by Max Lucado to help us with prayer.

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


Juanita Hernandez is looking for a desk and chest of drawers or dresser.  If anyone is able to help with them please call her after 3:30 p.m.

Mike Meyer and his wife Lynn Scott would like to hire a person from Southside, age 15 or higher, to help Lynn with household tasks 1 or 2 times a week (i.e. cleaning, gardening, etc.).  This would be at 13th Street and Armour, one block north of Layton.  Please call if you are interested.

The children’s ministry is in need of teachers, assistants and subs.  A strong and well supported Children’s ministry is vital to the health of any church, so please consider helping.  No previous experience is necessary.  If interested, talk to Kevin Morrill or Ken Koch.  The “Hands on Bible” curriculum has been working well.


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 worshiping.

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.  Everyone is asked to begin worship in the auditorium (adults and children).  Parents should accompany their smaller children to the basement as well as children who have not attended before.  Before you return upstairs, be sure to indicate to the people at the door if you would prefer us to keep your young person till you return to get them or if it is alright to let them go after the adult worship is dismissed.

April Anniversaries: Williams, Ribar, Dickson

April Birthdays: Mark Van Handel, Bruce Williams, Timothy Williams, Wayne Alexander, Joel Ribar, Julia Hawley, Sarah Eppler, Mary Anguiano, Denise Eppler, Dustin Dickson, Thomas Brockdorf, Melanie Werner, Marco Gonzalez, Katy Koch, Erin Robinson

Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations:
Ketterhagen’s home, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., “Believe”
Werner’s home, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., “Who is this Man?”
At the building, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. classes for children,
I, II III John
Santana’s home, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Romans
Young Adults, second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., various
homes, contact Josh Stafford for details.

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.  There is a book return box located in the entry way next to the picture board.

Southside has an email list that is used to send congregational news to those subscribed.  Please join us by emailing
from the email account you wish to receive at and stay up to date with everything happening at Southside.  This automated mail list is used for church related matters such as general announcements, prayer requests, the bulletin, and other items of interest to the congregation.  Please see Craig Anderson (craig@nsrit.com) for details.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

If you have announcements for this handout, please inform Cliff Copass or Laurie Giombi by Friday Evening.

Prayer Requests

Bill Bivens passed away Monday evening  while in the ICU at Froedtert Hospital.  Please remember Vilma, and the rest of the family in your prayers.

Ron Koepke’s 9 month old great-niece, Olivia, is planning open-heart surgery April 13.  Prayers are requested for her, her parents, and for the doctors who are performing the surgery.

Please pray for Pam Plale as she is going through another round of chemotherapy for cancer and for her husband, Pat, who also has serious health issues.

Jan Alexander asks prayers for Julie, a young woman she recently met, who is battling serious health issues.

The Maybin’s ask for prayers for safe travel for Rodney as he commutes to Dodgeville, WI for a monthly Healthcare assignment.

Shirley Cerka is experiencing back pain.

Please continue praying for Kathryn Konves’ parents and also for Bruce’s brother, John and his family’s loss.

Ken Zinkgraf was laid off and is looking for new employment.

Jim Nichols asks us to pray for his neighbor, Lee Sampson, who is battling cancer, plus his wife of 35 years left him.

Jeff Valodine’s father, Pierre Valodine, is recovering from a severe leg infection.

Due to a car accident, it was necessary for Toni Bully to apply for disability and she asks us to pray that her Social Security disability comes through faster than the 18-24 months expected.

Please keep Julia and the rest of the Hawley and Giemza families as they (and we all) mourn the loss of Monroe.

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott, and Diane Santana.

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