April 9, 2017

This week

The monthly women’s study and fellowship meets this Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  The book titled “Before Amen” (Max Lucado) is being used as a tool to help us with our prayer life.  A meal is shared before the study with sandwiches and salad.  Contact Julie Shuster or Peggy Koch for details and recommendations on food to bring.

Praise and Palate meets at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

An Easter Egg Hunt for children is being planned for 8 a.m. Sunday, April 16 in Copernicus Park (or in the building if the weather is bad).  Please contact Kevin Morrill (southside.d.f.l.m@gmail.com , 402-710-9255) for details or if you can help place the eggs.  Also, Children’s Worship that day plans to have a Resurrection Egg Hunt.  Resurrection Eggs contain figures related to the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  The figure inside is discussed and scriptures are shared to help explain each piece.

Special Events

The annual Men’s Retreat is April 21-22 at Camp Minikani, starting at 5 p.m. Friday.  Friends are welcome.  Please see Jeff Valodine for details.  A sign-up sheet is posted.

The next Family meeting with Sandwich lunch is scheduled April 30.  Some topics: financial update, small group discussion, family ministry/children’s education update, teen plans for summer, “Bring a Friend Day” discussion, website update, etc. If you have any items or activities you would like to discuss at the meeting, please let one of the elders know by April 17th so they can have the complete agenda of everything that will be discussed at the meeting.

The next Club 55 event is a walking tour of Historic Downtown Milwaukee from the sky-walk on May 6.  (Wheel chair accessible.) Sign up on the Club 55 bulletin board.

“Once Upon an Apron” is the theme for this years annual Mother and Daughter Banquet which is May 12 beginning at 6:00 P.M.

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.

A monthly womens’ study and fellowship meets every second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  (Sept. – May). The book titled “Before Amen” (Max Lucado) is being used as a tool to help us with our prayer life.  A meal of sandwiches and salad is shared before the study.  Contact Julie Shuster or Peggy Koch for details and recommendations on food to bring.

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 Men’s Fellowship and Study group meets on the first Tuesday of each month (Sept. – June) at the building at 6:30 p.m. A soup, salad and pizza meal precedes the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.

The Christian Workers’ Meeting meets at Southside on 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 either of 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 Mike or Lynn if you are interested.

Help is needed with leading Children’s Worship.  Several children ages 3 – 3rd grade are dismissed after communion to enjoy a child-friendly worship downstairs.  The worship includes singing, prayer, lesson, and application via various games and simple crafts.  Each worship is co-lead by a team of 2 adults.  If you would like to help with this serving opportunity or learn more about it, please contact Kevin Morrill.


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.

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 for details.

The Mid-week group meetings are 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. I, II III John (Classes for children too)
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.

WCYC 2017 camp schedule
Middle – June 11-24  sean.niestrath@wcyc.org
Intermediate – June 25-July 8  greg.smith@wcyc.org
Senior – July 9-22  jeff.hill@wcyc.org
Junior – July 23-August 5  matt.cleveland@wcyc.org

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 April 3.  He is survived by wife Vilma, children Ariana and Robert, brothers Robert, and Thomas, sisters Lori, and Ruby, as well as nieces and nephews.  Visitation is planned at Heritage Funeral Home in Greenfield, 4800 S. 84th St. Saturday April 15 starting at 10 a.m. with the funeral at noon.

Pam Plale asks prayers for her and Pat and for grand-daughter, Maddie.  Pam is having another round of chemotherapy.  Pat has serious health issues and Maddie was in the hospital for asthma.

Mary and Lou Brown’s brother-in-law’s brother has bone cancer.

Juanita Hernandez reports that her brother-in-law Bud Masters is out of the hospital and is doing well. She is thankful for the prayers for him.  Juanita also requests prayers for her co-worker, Mr. Rutledge, who fell and broke his leg requiring a pin put in his leg.

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.

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.

Mary Brown’s mother, Barbara, has painful knee arthritis and may need a knee replacement.

Toni Bully is trying to lower her blood pressure without pills.

Alex Crivello is trying to read scripture every day.

Juanita Hernandez us to continue prayers for her family to get closer with Jesus.

Ephraim Caleb Anderson was born to Nathan and Lorraine, 8lb 2oz and 20in.

An urgent prayer request came by way of our website from Dena-Antoinette Chisholm  in the Chicago area for her great nephew, Moscelus House, for God’s healing touch, for a cure, recovery, strength and a faithful walk with God.  (psweney32@gmail.com)

Jeff Valodine’s father, Pierre Valodine, has a severe leg infection.  The Valodine’s ask for our prayers that he can keep his leg.

Mary and Lou Brown ask for prayers for their brother-in-law’s brother, Steve, who is in kidney failure.

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.

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

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