April 23, 2017

This week

The ladies are planning a Women’s Ministry Meeting for an hour after worship to continue the discussion on defining the needs and scheduling opportunities for the women of Southside and our neighbors.  Child care will be available to our young moms.  Please respond to Denise Eppler for your childcare needs.

This is the last day to sign up for the Historic Downtown walking tour.

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today with the subject Job – Divine Conspiracy.

The Monday evening stretching and strength training class wraps up for the season tomorrow.  Watch for it to resume in September.

Special Events

Northtown Church of Christ is offering a “Oneness in Christ” seminar, Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, dealing with Cultural Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and the Church.  All are invited.  For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board in the foyer or contact the Northtown Church.

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.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

A “Marriage Restored” weekend is being offered in Milwaukee by the Assemblies of God May 5-7.  For more information, visit www.marriagerestored.com or call 1-877-844-2262.

Club 55 is planning a walking tour of Historic Downtown Milwaukee from inside the skywalk on May 6.  This is wheel chair accessible.  All are invited.  Car-pooling from the building is planned for 12:15 sharp.  Please sign up on the Club 55 bulletin board today if you plan to attend.

A Children’s Ministry meeting is scheduled May 7 after morning worship.  A light potluck meal is planned before the meeting.

The annual Mother and Daughter Banquet is planned for Friday May 12, 6:00 p.m. with the theme “Once Upon an Apron”.  Please sign up if you plan to attend since the food is being catered and an exact number is required.  All women are invited.  Even if you aren’t a mother, you are someone’s daughter.  Payment is to Southside Church.

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.


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.

Regular Events

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.

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


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.

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 Retreat (English and Spanish) – August 10-13  wcyc.org/quest

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.

Prayer Requests

Jim Nichols’ neighbor, Lee Sampson, passed away with his family by his side.  Please remember the family in your prayers.

Arneetrice Ellerman asks that we remember her in our prayers on April 28 when she will be going to court about her divorce.  “May I always remember to serve God first.”

Juanita Hernandez is thankful for prayers and asks for continued prayers for family and for health issues.  She also asks that we pray with her for our country.

Elizabeth and John Dickson ask for prayers for unity in their family.

Mary Beth Flynn’s mother passed away last week.  When Mary Beth lived in the area, her mom often attended with her.

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

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.

Vilma Bivens would like to thank the church for our prayers during this time of Bill’s passing.  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.

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

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

Others with health issues include: Julia Hawley, Barb Dawson, Shirley Arnott, and Diane Santana.

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