August 27, 2017

This week

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

It is time to update the attendance directory.  A markup copy has been posted near the office for your corrections.

Last Call: The signup period for the Fireside dinner theater production of “Miracle on 34th Street” is ending soon.  If you wish to attend, please see Sandie Copass.

Next week, we are planning to collect nonperishable food items for the First Sunday First Fruits program.  The food will be shared with those in need.  Please see Danny Giombi or Jeff Hill for details.

Special Events

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.

Our ladies are invited to a seminar at the Hampton Avenue church Saturday September 9 starting at 8:15 with a light breakfast.  Lunch is planned after the program titled “We Are The Light of the World”.

A work day at WCYC to rebuild the steps to the lower falls is scheduled on Sept. 15 & 16.

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.

The next church family meeting is planned for September 24 at 1:00 p.m.  Please bring sandwiches and salads for a light potluck lunch after worship.  No evening service is planned this day.

The annual Midwest Preachers Retreat is planned for September 25-27 at WCYC with the theme “Redigging the Wells”.  Anyone is welcome to attend, (not just preachers).  The keynote speaker is Ken Curkowski, from Abilene Christian University, who plans to speak on “Corinth and Paul’s Theology” focusing on I Corinthians.

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

The annual give-away is planned for Saturday October 21.

Trunk or Treat is planned for October 28.

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

Sandie Copass is organizing a group outing to the Fireside Theatre for December 9.  Cost is $67.95 per person and includes dinner.  Please see Sandie to make your down payment.


We are currently having a gently used shoe drive for African needy.  There is a collection box in each of the foyers (front and side).  Funds for shipping are also needed.  See Jennifier Koepke for details.

Volunteers to help count the contribution after morning service are needed.  Please contact Louie Hill ( 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.

Regular Events

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

Juan Santana will resume his stretching and strength training class every Monday at 6:00 p.m. starting September 11. The class lasts for an hour You will need comfortable clothes and a mat.

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

A men’s study series meets on the first Tuesday of each month (Sept. – June) at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.


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 worshipping.

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.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc., please let Brenda 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 ( for details.

Mid-week group meetings are in several locations:

Werner’s home, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., “Who is this Man?”
At the building, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. adult (I, II III John) and children’s class.
Santana’s home, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Romans
Young Adults, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., contact Josh Stafford for details.

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

Continue to remember Shirley Arnott in prayer for her health issues. We were happy to have her with us Sunday for worship.

Jerry Kutcheid was at worship service Sunday. He has been absent for a while because he is being treated for lung cancer. Please pray for his continued healing.

Jerry Seidner’s surgery for a blood clot in his leg was completed successfully.

Vilma Bivens had a partial knee replacement.

John Dickson says, “Bless my efforts to prepare for our future, praising God for good health, allowing me to work a second job.”

Julia Hawley is traveling with her son, Dale, to visit her sister in Nashville. Prayers for safety in travel and for the time spent there.

Patti Schultz says, “Thank you for praying for me and my family. You are the best church I have been to. God bless this church.”

Alex Crivello writes: “Had a dream about God and would like prayers for me to properly interpret it’s meaning and value.”

Juanita Hernandez reminds us to pray for our country, and for unity in Christ.

Dale Nelson’s (minister at Fond Du Lac) wife Sandra had a heart attack.

Kathy’s Lynn’s Homer Gobel passed away in Minnesota.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Katie Dahm’s friend, Angie, passed away after heart surgery.  She asks for prayers for peace for Angie’s fiancé, Jim and her family.

Vicky McCormick is recovering at home from her kidney transplant.

Jim Nichols requests our prayers for his brother Dan, for continued recovery and strength..

Andrea Maybin says, “Thank you for your prayers. I haven’t heard from Steven for two weeks. Please continue to pray for me.”

Doris Wihowski is looking for someone compatible to rent a room in her house.

Marco Alicea’s hip replacement surgery has been postponed a second time.

Mary Anguiano and her daughter, Ladi, ask for prayers for their friend, Myra, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  She is a young mother of twins.

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

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

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