August 6, 2017

This week

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

A time of prayer is planned this Tuesday (August 8) at the building, 7:00 p.m.

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

A brief meeting for those interested in Children’s Ministry is planned for today in the training room after worship.

The area-wide Church Of Christ picnic is Saturday August 12 at Kletchz Park Area 3 and 4 from 11:00 to 3:00.

Special Events

Club 55 members are invited to a picnic at the home of Cliff and Sandie Copass, Saturday, August 19, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Please bring an individual box meal for each person.

Bruce and Karen Williams are planning a chili dump at their home on Friday September 8 starting at 6 p.m.  Bring chili to share.  Crockpots and fixings are provided.

Club 55 is sponsoring a “Trip to Albania” Saturday, September 23 1:00 p.m., through the eyes of a missionary family at Southside.  Please wear red and black.  Kevin and Allison Morrill, are hosting.

Packing shoes for Jesus is planned for Saturday October 14 as we send collected shoes to Africa.  For ages 12 and up.

Club 55 is planning a “Christmas around the World” party on Saturday, December 2.

Sandie Copass is organizing a group outing to the Fireside Theater 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

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

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


We are starting a gently used shoe drive for African needy next week.  There is a collection box in the foyer.  Funds for shipping are also needed.  See Jennifier Koepke for details


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.

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.

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

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.

August Anniversaries: Stanger, Slaughter, Slye, Hill, Rosa, Kosobucki, Nowlin

August Birthdays: Karen Van Handel, Cliff Copass, Adam Nichols, Melissa Pena, Lee Bacus, Marie Coffey, Amanda Morgan, Eric Jones, Tasha Jones, Peggy Koch, Kyle Koch, Roger Nickolaus, Abigail Morrill

The signup period for the Fireside dinner theater production of Miracle on 34th Street is ending soon.  If you wish to attend, please sign up outside the coatroom or see Sandie Copass.

Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations:
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, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., contact Josh Stafford for details.

WCYC camp schedule:
Quest Retreat (English and Spanish) – August 10-13 Preachers Retreat at Fallhall Glen is Sept. 25 – 27 in Black River Falls.

Prayer Requests

Vilma Bivens asks prayers for knee surgery planned for August 21.

Juan Santana would like our prayers for his father, whose home in Puerto Rico was broken into.

Maria Guerra asks for our prayers for her daughter, Ruby Esqueda, who had a cervical fusion.

Alex Crivello says: “Thanks everybody for your prayers for my well-being.  You guys are the greatest!”

Juanita Hernandez says: “First, thanks to our God and merciful God that I’m progressing in health and mind, as well as for all your prayers.  God bless all of you.  Please don’t forget to pray for our government.”

Vicky McCormick is recovering from her kidney transplant at home and needs help with meals.  Jean Jensen is organizing.

Doris Wihowski is looking for a full-time job with live-able pay. Please ask the Father to bless her search.

Jim Nichols requests our prayers for his brother Dan.  Dan’s son Josh passed away in September and his birthday would have been July 24.

Marco Alicea is scheduled for a hip replacement August 2.

Sandra Ferry requests prayers for 12 year old Quinn Lisak who has leukemia.

Patti Schultz asks for prayers as she goes through respiratory rehabilitation and as she deals with trigger fingers.  She also requests prayers for her husband, Al, that he will hear God’s voice.

Jerry Seidner is recovering well from kidney surgery and is planning further surgery for a blood clot August 14.

Troy Jensen’s father Jim has ongoing health issues and lung cancer.

Andrea Maybin asks us to pray for co-worker, Steven H., who has been bullying her at work.  She also asks for prayers for her family.

Karen Van Handel asks us to pray that the spiritual lessons learned at WCYC give much growth.

Linda Mc Gowan requests prayers through the Southside website.

Julie Shuster asks prayers for her brother, Bill, who battles with an ongoing chemical addiction.  Pray that he may find faith in God through Jesus, and that he would find a community of believers to help him in his journey.

Jerry Kutcheid has been undergoing treatment for lung cancer since January, which appears to be successful.  A PET Scan is planned and Jerry thanks you for your prayers.

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

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