October 22, 2017

This week

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

Trunk or Treat is planned for Saturday October 28.

The annual meeting for WCYC is planned for October 28, 10:00 am. in Madison at Mandrake Road Church of Christ, 4301 Mandrake Rd.

Special Events

An invite your friend Sunday is planned for October 29.

A ministry fair is planned right after worship service on November 5.

Picture taking for the picture board is planned for November 5.

To assist with fellowship time, we will share together in potluck lunches after worship every other month. The first one will be November 19 with a sandwich lunch.  Please plan to enjoy a little time together.

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.

Youth Announcements

Southside youth ministry exists to instill FAITH.
We will: Form friendships,Actively serve, Imitate Jesus, Tell others, & Honor God.

If you would like to help with the Senior Dinner, keep November 11 available (new date).

The Mandrake Road Church, in Madison, is hosting a 24-hour, overnight youth rally, starting Saturday, November 18.  See

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.


An organization in the greater Milwaukee is collecting feminine hygiene products for women in area homeless shelters.  A donation box is located in the foyer of the side entrance.

Christine Saunders had extensive surgery, and could still use 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.

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.


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.
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.

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

Elfriede Wandsnider is on the 7th floor of West Allis Memorial.  Her oxygen levels are not increasing so she will be moving to Hospice care.

Jan Alexander came through surgery well and is home in recovery mode.  She is not ready for visitors or calls yet.

Julie Shuster asks for prayers of healing and finding strength in God for her brother, Bill.  He is going through rehab for alcoholism at a Christian Retreat Center.

Jim Nichols ask us to continue our prayers for his brother, Dan, his Aunt Margaret (with brain/lung cancer) and cousin Andy (Lyme’s Disease or ALS).

The Dickson’s ask for prayers for recovery from illness in their family and for safe travels to Texas and back.

Rodney and Andrea Maybin ask for our prayers for their daughter, Adrienne, as she returns to West Africa for the next six months.

Dennis Saunders reports that the tests done on his nephew, Tracy, show that the tumor behind his eye has shrunk a little.  They ask for our continued prayers for healing.

Patti Schultz writes: “Sara, my daughter, had test for her spinal tap. Really not sure it is good.  She can’t get the shot to prevent MS.”

Juanita Hernandez asks prayers for her family to learn forgiveness and get along with each other, to unite her family with their loved ones and to show the true meaning of love.

Christine Saunders thanks you for prayers, cards, good wishes, meals, calls and visits.  She is halfway through recovery.

Amber Lepien asks prayers for her youngest daughter, Jillian, that she does not get discouraged on her path to connect with Jesus.

Alex Crivello asks us to please pray for him to stay strong in his faith and to set his mind on things above.

Toni Bully asks for prayers for her job and that she will get a car.

Zoe Alicea requests prayers for her mother and sister in Puerto Rico.

Words from Juan: “I stumbled and fell and didn’t want to get back up, until a hand reached down to help me up.  Take the hand that reaches out to you.  It matters to Him!”

Mary Anguiano’s daughter’s (Ladi) friend, Myra, is being treated for cancer, and had surgery to remove her 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.

Patti Schultz says, “Thank you for praying for my husbands’ knee.  Dr. stated it is old age and he is healthy as ever!  Pray for my personal growth with God. Thank you.”

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 as well as for Mom and dad.  Molly Giombi is also in San Jose.

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.

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.

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.  He is now much improved.

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

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