September 24, 2017

This week

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

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

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.

Special Events

A free simulcast of the Women’s Conference, Revive Live 2017, will be aired in the auditorium this Friday and Saturday. All women are encouraged to come together for any or all of the presentations. (Friday 9/29 – 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm & Saturday 9/30 – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.) See more info. at http://www.revive17.com

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 starting at 9:00 a.m.  Helpers are needed the entire week for setup, organizing, during the give-away, and cleanup.  Clean, usable and in good repair items for donation can be brought to the basement at the beginning of October. (look for the sign indicating the room) and stacked in the designated room. Please see Denise Eppler for details.

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.

Opportunities

We are conducting a gently used shoe drive for African needy.  There is a collection box in the foyer.  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 (Louie_USMC@hotmail.com) if you are interested.

Karen Hamilton is in search of a double or queen size bed. If you can help, please contact Karen (414-399-0710).

If you would like to help the people in Houston or Florida, you can donate to the Church Of Christ Relief fund http://disasterreliefeffort.org

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.

Regular Events

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

Juan Santana is offering a stretching and strength training class every Monday at 6:00 p.m. for about an hour.  You will need comfortable clothes and a mat.

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.

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

Information

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.

Southside has an email list that is used to send congregational news to those subscribed.  Please join us by emailing
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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.

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

Jettie Carr was in an accident with a drunk driver.  She has a two broken bones, banged up legs and is sore.  If you are able to provide meals she would be greatly appreciative.  The only restriction is no turkey, or pork (Gluten is OK).  She may also need rides while she is without a car.

Christine Saunders had surgery Friday to fix a faulty mesh that was put in during a previous hernia surgery. Doctors repaired everything that they could but the damage was very extensive and it took many hours. She is recovering in St. Luke’s Hospital and is in quite a bit of discomfort.  Please keep her in your prayers and keep in mind how we may be able to assist her and Scott in the coming weeks.

 

Amelia and Ozzie Melendez have two nieces who live in Mexico City.  They are still not able to contact them.  Please pray for their safety as well as others affected by the earthquake and rescuers.

Juanita Hernandez asks us to pray for those affected by the earthquake that hit near Mexico City.  She has family members near there.

Jerry Seidner had angioplasty surgery on his leg and a stint was put in the artery.  He is recovering at home and has quite a bit of discomfort.

Doris Wihowski’s brother was taken to Racine hospital after collapsing from exhaustion.

The Dickson family asks prayers for Vivian Karbiner who is overwhelmed by the hurricane that hit Florida.  Fortunately damage to her property seems to be minimal.

Rebecca Dickson injured her right hand.

The Morrill Family says: “Love You Guys”.

Vicky McCormick is at rehab after being treated for an infection. Visitors are welcome.

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.

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.

On the hearts of many are the victims of the recent hurricanes and the victims of the recent earthquakes.  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.”

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.

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

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

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

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