May 7, 2017


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

Let Karen Van Handel know today if you are interested in CPR training.

Ladies – Don’t forget to sign up for the Mother-Daughter Banquet.  Today is the last day to sign up.  (Let someone on the committee know if you are having trouble making payment.)

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

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

This week

A prayer time is planned for Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at the building.

The monthly women’s study and fellowship meets this week Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  The course title is “Before Amen”.  Contact Julie Shuster or Peggy Koch for details.

Special Events

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 ($12 women, $6 age 6 to 12, free under 6).

An old fashioned Tea Party for the Ladies is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm.  Signing up on the bulletin board is necessary.  Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 under 12 years.

The annual Southside Picnic is planned for Sunday June 4 at area 2 along the Root River Parkway.

Club 55 is sponsoring a Bible and water hand-out for those passing by Saturday June 10.  This is open to everyone.  If you have a little used Bible in good condition, please consider donating it to this effort.  Please sign up if you can help pass these out.

Vacation Bible School is planned for June 19, 20, and 21.  Topics for each night: Compassion, Forgiveness and Grace.  An adult class is also scheduled.  Wednesday night after class we’ll share a meal.  Invite friends, family, and neighbors to come join us for VBS.  If you would like to assist in any way or have questions see Kevin Morrill.

Club 55 is hosting a Picnic On The Farm for everyone in the congregation, Monday July 3 (rain date July 4) at Scot and Shirley Cerka’s place in Burlington.

The area-wide Church Of Christ picnic is planned for Saturday August 12.

Club 55 members are invited to a picnic at the home of Cliff and Sandie Copass, Saturday, August 19.

Club 55 is sponsoring a “Trip to Albania” Saturday, September 23 through the eyes of a missionary family at Southside.  Kevin and Allison Morrill, are hosting.

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.


Meals are needed for the Zinkgraf family (4 people) the weekend after Lindy has surgery (May 13 and 14).  If you can help, please contact Jean Jensen.

Karen Van Handel is looking into AED/CPR training at Southside through the American Heart Association.  A possible date is Sunday June 11 for 3 hours in the afternoon.  Cost is $45.  Please let Karen know today if you are interested.

Regular Events

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 at the building at 6:30 p.m.  A meal preceeds 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.

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

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 for details.

May Anniversaries: Young, Brown, Baas, Ovokaitys, Coffey, Maybin

May Birthdays: Ossie Melendez, Louis Brown, Annette Wagner, Chris Wagner, Joan Wainscott, Daniel Eppler, Elizabeth Dickson, Beth Young, Latanja Mudd, Mari Pena, Leonard Ditsworth, Richard Buettner, Arneetrice Ellerman, Randy Ellerman, Zohely Rosa, Kalyn Culbert, Lily Anderson, Olivia Anderson

Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations:
Ketterhagen’s home, Tuesdays, 7:00 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
Intermediate – June 25-July 8
Senior – July 9-22
Junior – July 23-August 5
Quest Retreat (English and Spanish) – August 10-13

Prayer Requests

Mary Anguiano asks for prayers for her 2 year old great-grandson, Jack (Christine’s child).  May 9 he is scheduled to have 6 teeth pulled.

Please pray for Vicky McCormick, to get a kidney transplant soon.

Lindy Zinkgraf is planning surgery May 9.

Christine Saunders eardrum ruptured and she is experiencing a hearing loss.  She asks for our prayers for the ear to heal and the hearing to return since she is deaf in her other ear.

Bruce and Kathryn Konves ask for continued prayer for Kathryn’s parent’s salvation – especially her dad.  He was told he should be in hospice (short time left).

An unnamed request (God knows who is in need): “Prayers for myself for strength to accept what is in store for me, in Jesus name.”

Denny McCartan asks for our prayers that he find God’s perfect will for his life.

Brenda Baas’ father, Sigurd Skare, Jr., (Butch) passed away recently.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Ken and Lindy Zinkgraf request our prayers for Lindy’s nephew Brandon.  He is struggling with insecurity and trouble from alcohol.

Juanita Hernandez says “Thank you for your prayers for my health issues and my family spiritual closeness to our Lord and Savior.  They work.  God bless you all, pray for our country.”

Shirley Arnott continues to deal with health issues.

Pam Plale, is going through chemotherapy, and her husband, Pat is dealing with serious 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.

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