November 5, 2017

This week

Today is First Sunday First Fruits.  Tables are set up in room 4 for food items.

Picture taking for the picture board is planned for today in the fellowship room.

A ministry fair is also set up in the fellowship room.  Come check out all the ministries we have, who the contact person for that  ministry is and ways in which you might be able to get involved.

The 1st Tuesday men’s fellowship and study group is  this week at the building at 6:30 p.m. with a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.

All seniors 60 and over are invited to the Senior Dinner Saturday November 11 at noon.  Please sign up near the kitchen entrance if you plan to attend.  There is also a signup sheet on the youth bulletin for bringing food, serving and clean up.

Special Events

To assist with fellowship time, we will be having lunches after worship every other month, starting November 19 with a sandwich lunch.  Please come and 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 final payment.


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.

Jim Nichols brother Dan is looking for a place to stay that is shared with another person.

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

Please contact Shirley Cerka if you are able to help in the children’s nursery during the worship time.

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

Southside is in need of a historian.

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.  Please contact Mari Pena for details.

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

Regular Events

A Prayer Meeting 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. On Nov. 14th they will begin a study of the book of Isaiah.

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


If you have announcements for this handout, please inform Cliff Copass or Laurie Giombi by Friday Evening.

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.  Please see Craig Anderson ( for details.

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

Evening worship meets each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. .

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 worshiping.

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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Prayer Requests

Jan Alexander is recovering well from hip surgery.

Patti Schultz’s Aunt Nancy passed away recently.

Karen Van Handel is thankful for the prayers for her sister’s knee replacement surgery.  She is home and recovering.

Shirley and Scot Cerka’s grandson, Jacen, was hospitalized for a few days.

Amber Lepien asks for continued prayers for her daughter, Jillian, for her journey to connect with Christ and for her other daughters, Bree and Nicky to be touched by truth.

Sarah Arnott requests prayers for her mother, Shirley Arnott.

The Dicksons offer prayers of thanksgiving for some healing between John’s Dad and brother.

Juanita Hernandez would like us to continue to pray for unity in her family in Christ Jesus.

Please remember to pray for those who struggle with addictions.

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 and Jerry Kutcheid passed away recently.

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.

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

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 Aunt Margaret (with brain/lung cancer) and cousin Andy (Lyme’s Disease or ALS) and for friend Ryan Glass and his 12 year old son.

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.

Christine Saunders thanks you for prayers, cards, good wishes, meals, calls and visits.

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 be able to buy 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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