October 29, 2017

This week

An invite your friend Sunday is today.

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

Next week, is the designated day to collect nonperishable food items called the First Sunday First Fruits program.  (Items are accepted any other time too.) The food will be shared with those in need.  Please see Danny Giombi for details.

A ministry fair is being planned for November 5 after the morning worship. A display will be set up in the fellowship hall, highlighting the various ministries. You will have the chance to see what ministries there are, who the contact person is and ways which you can serve. This is one way we are using to hopefully get more people involved in the work for the kingdom of God.

Picture taking for the picture board is planned for November 5.  If the picture you have on the picture board is outdated or you’ve never had one taken this is the day to do it. Cliff will have an area set up for family and/or individual photos before and after class time and worship.

Special Events

All seniors 60 and over are invited to the Senior Dinner on Saturday November 11 at noon.  Please sign up near the kitchen entrance if you plan to attend.

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 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 November 11, please sign up if you plan to help.  Please also note the food that is needed.

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 Fellowship and Study group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the building.  A meal preceding the study is served at 6:30 p.m. with the study following at 7:00 p.m.  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 will be placed in the foyer of the side entrance.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 (craig@nsrit.com) 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

Karen Van Handel thanks everyone or your prayers.  Her sister is slowly recovering from her knee replacement surgery.

Allie Sturomski is home in Oshkosh recovering from a near death experience caused by a mix up with her medication. She is now undergoing some physical therapy to help her regain her strength.

Mary Anguiano asked for prayers for her back.  She is in a lot of pain and she would like prayers for it to get better.  She also requests prayers for her son, Tony Anguiano, that his eye will heal.  It has blood vessels that keep breaking.

Elfreide Wandsnider passed away Wednesday.  Funeral and Burial is to be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, with the service in the Chapel of the Flowers, 13235 W Capitol Dr., Brookfield, Friday November 3. Visitation is 10:00 – 11:00 with the service at 11:00.  In lieu of flowers the family wants donation made to Southside.

Jerry Kutcheid passed away during an exploratory procedure.  The visitation and funeral is planned for Thursday evening November 2 at the Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners.  Visitation is from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with the service immediately following at 6:00 p.m.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Jim Nichols says his brother Dan continues to struggle deeply.  He also asks for prayers for his brother, Tim.

Dennis and Marlene Saunders ask for prayers for Ryan Wilson who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Amber Lepien asks for our continued prayers for her daughter, Jillian, and her journey to find Christ.

Juan’s word of the week: “Talking – Do we spend more time talking at God?  How about we talk less and listen more.”

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

Jim Nichols ask us to continue our prayers for 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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