October 8, 2017

This week

Praise and Palate is planned for 6:00 p.m. this evening.

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

The 2018 Southside Budget is being constructed.  If you have a ministry that requires funding, or you have been asked for budget input, or if you have budget suggestions that you would like to be considered, please provide that information to Brad Stanger by E-mail no later than Sunday, October 15.

The new Attendance Directories have been published.

Kitchen Note

If you would like to donate something to the Southside kitchen, please see Karen Williams or Linda Stanger.  Items that have been left in the kitchen will be placed on a table in the fellowship room.  Anything unclaimed will be put in the giveaway.

Special Events

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 now (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.

An invite your friend Sunday is being planned for October 29.

Picture taking for the picture board is planned for November 5.  A ministry fair is also being planned for that day.

To assist with fellowship time, we are planning lunches after worship every other month starting November 19, with a sandwich lunch.  Please plan to enjoy a little time together.

Club 55 will have 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.


Christine Saunders had extensive surgery, and needs help with meals and housework.  Allison Morrill is coordinating.

Doris Wihowski has a room for rent in her house for $400 per month and an upper flat available November 1 for $700 per month.  This is near 77th and Oklahoma.

The Caring Ministry is in need of a leader.  Jean Jensen has stepped down and the elders are looking for someone to step in.

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 if you are interested.

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

Southside is in need of a historian.

 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.


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.

Mid-week group meetings meet 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.

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.

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
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.

Youth Announcements

If you would like to help with the Senior Dinner, keep November 18 available.

Prayer Requests

Mary Anguiano’s daughter’s (Ladi) friend, Myra, is being treated for cancer, and had surgery to remove ovaries and a few lymph nodes.  Her recovery has been difficult.  Mary’s grandson, Richard, is battling alcoholism and has been in and out of rehab multiple times.

Elfriede Wandsnider was admitted to ICU at West Allis Memorial last Sunday.  She was found in her apartment unconscious with a severe bladder infection.  Her kidney and lung function was also not good.  Please keep Elfriede in your prayers.

Jim Nichols asks continued prayers for his brother Dan and for a person he knows, Ryan Glass, who is having problems with his 12 year old son.

Zoe Alicea has a mother and sister in Puerto Rico.

Patti Schultz asks for prayers for her husband.  His left leg gave out.

Maria Guerra lost two family members last month.  Her bother, Oscar, died from a terminal illness in Mexico.  Also, her brother-in-law, Ramon Ayla, died unexpectedly in Texas.

Aaron Nichols accepted a job in San Jose, Costa Rica. Please pray for a smooth transition for Aaron as well as for Mom and dad.  Molly Giombi is also in San Jose.

Christine Saunders had extensive surgery, and needs help with meals and housework.

Jan Alexander is scheduled for hip replacement surgery October 16 and asks for God’s blessings for a successful surgery and quick recovery and on all involved.

Amber Lepien asks prayers for her daughter’s journey to connect with Christ.

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.

Vicky McCormick is at Sunrise Care Center for rehab after being treated for an infection.  It is at 3540 S. 43rd St.  Milwaukee 53220, Room #120, phone 414-339-6069.  Visitors are welcome.

Marcos Alicea is feeling much better after his surgery.

Matt Coffey’s aunt Sherly Brandt recently had a bad fall causing a severe head injury.

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.

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

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