April 16, 2017

This week

Children’s Worship today plans to have a Resurrection Egg Hunt.  Resurrection Eggs contain figures related to the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  As each egg is opened the figure inside is discussed and scriptures are shared to help explain each piece.

Brad and Linda Stanger are arranging a potluck Easter meal at the building after worship.  Please see Brad or Linda if you are interested.

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

The Christian Workers’ Meeting meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m.,  September – May.

Special Events

The annual Men’s Retreat is coming up next weekend, 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.

Arneetrice Ellerman invites everyone to a Worship Development Workshop held next Friday – Sunday, April 21-23, at the Spring Street Church in Pleasant Prairie, WI.  A flyer is posted outside the kitchen.

The next Family meeting with Sandwich lunch is 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.  If you have any items or activities you would like to discuss at the meeting, please let one of the elders know by April 17.

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

“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. All women are invited.

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 (Sept – April) 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.  The current course is titled “Before Amen” by Max Lucado to help us with our prayer life.

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 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.


Juanita Hernandez is looking for a desk and chest of drawers or dresser.  If anyone is able to help 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 older, to help Lynn with household tasks 1 or 2 times a week (i.e. cleaning, gardening, etc.).  They live near  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.

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.

Volunteer drivers are needed for the non-profit “Muskego Senior Taxi Service” during the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please call 262-679-4754 if you are interested.


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.

Group leaders; please contact the church office to update your current studies on the information Board.

Mid-week group meetings meet 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.

WCYC 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
Quest – August 10-13 timcrandolph@gmail.com (English)
ministro_Fer@hotmail.com (Spanish)

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.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc., please let Brenda or Melissa Kosobucki know so they can plan a shower for them.

When planning events, don’t forget to check the calendar in the back hallway by room 9 for conflicts and enter your own events.  This is for events that involve use of the building and/or for a majority of the congregation.

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.

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

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Prayer Requests

Maria Garcia and Ben Hill were married March 14, 2017.

Jettie Carr has been sick with a fever and has been to urgent care 2 times.

Pam Plale, is going through another round of chemotherapy, and her husband, Pat is dealing with serious health issues.

Shirley Arnott continues to deal with health issues.

Thoughts from Juan: Do you worry?  Who said to us – Bring all your problems to me and let me worry about them?

The funeral for Bill Bivens was April 15.  He is survived by wife Vilma, children Ariana and Robert, brothers Robert, and Thomas, sisters Lori, and Ruby, as well as nieces and nephews.

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, was planning open-heart surgery April 13.  Prayers are requested for her, and her parents.

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.

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