September 17, 2017

This week

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. –  Divine Conspiracy.

Any last minute updates to the attendance directory should be given directly to Cliff Copass.

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.  Cost is $10 with includes a Light Albanian meal, with dishes that they eat on a weekly basis.  The deadline to sign up is today.  Family and Friends are welcome.

Special Events

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 conducting a gently used shoe drive for African needy.  There is a collection box in each of the foyers.  Funds for shipping are also needed.  See Jennifier Koepke or Linda Stanger for details.

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

Karen Hamilton is in search of a double or queen size bed. If you can help, please contact Karen.

If you would like to help the people in Houston and Florida, you can donate to the Church Of Christ Relief fund

Regular Events

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

Juan Santana offers a Stretching and Strength Training class every Monday in the fellowship room at 6:00 P.M. All are invited to join. The class lasts an hour. A mat and comfortable clothes are needed. See Juan Santana if you have questions.

The weekly Ladies’ Bible Class meets on Thursdays at the building starting at 10:00 a.m. looking at the book of Isaiah.

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.


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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Many of our regular studies and events are resuming this month.

The elders are conducting a survey of preferred subjects for future adult Bible classes.

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.

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., “True Spirituality”
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.

Prayer Requests

Vicky McCormick is at a rehab facility after being treated for an infection.

Jerry Seidner is scheduled to have additional surgery on his leg Monday, September 18.

Christine Saunders is planning an extensive surgery Wednesday, September 20, to replace a faulty mesh and repair the damage from a previous hernia surgery.  This is going to require a lengthy hospital stay and a long recovery time.

Marcos Alicea is recovering from an infection in his hip after his recent hip replacement surgery.

Matt Coffey’s aunt Sherly Brantt recently had a bad fall causing a severe head injury.  She is presently in St. Luke’s hospital.

Christopher Olah (friends with Jeff and Cindy Valodine), asks prayers for travelling mercies on his cross-country bicycle tour, and that he might find temporary work to fund his trip.

On the hearts of many are the victims of the recent hurricanes and the victims of the recent earthquake.  Please keep all in prayer.

Amber Lepien says: “Thankful my youngest daughter is searching for Jesus.  Searching for the truth and praying for her on her spiritual journey.  Praying for my other 2 daughters to believe also.”

Otto Mageland is travelling in Europe.

Gregg and Pat Steevens offer prayers of thanksgiving that their cousin, who is doing better.

Patti Schultz asks for prayers that she will continue to grow in relationship with God.

Juanita Hernandez says: “Unity in all with Jesus Christ our Savior.”  She asks that we continue to pray for her family.

Juan Santana says: “Just want to say Thank you to God.”

LeRoy Latham had an accident that resulted in a serious concussion.  He was in hospital for 2 weeks, and is now is home and recovering slowly.

Patti Schultz says, “Pray that I will grow in the Lord as He is working on me and I want to obey the King of kings and His Word.”

Jerry Seidner’s surgery for a blood clot 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.”

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

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.

Tony Anguiano was scheduled to have cataract surgery August 16.

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

Rodney and Andrea ask for prayers for safe travel for their daughter, Adrienne Maybin, as she returns for a short time prior to transitioning to another country with the Peace Corps.

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 to rent a two bedroom upper unit starting November 1, $700/month.

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

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