November 12, 2017

This week

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

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

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.

After the fellowship meal next Sunday, a meeting for people interested in the children’s ministry is planned.  A new curriculum is to be presented.  We are in need of teachers, assistants and subs.  A strong and well supported Children’s ministry is vital to the health of any church, so please consider helping.  No previous experience is necessary.  If interested, talk to Kevin Morrill.

Special Events

Club 55 is planning a “Christmas around the World” party on Saturday, December 2, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the building.  Please SIGN UP on the Club 55 bulletin board if you plan to attend.  Please see Linda Stanger or Sandie Copass for details.

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.

Youth Announcements

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

Regular Events

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.  The book of Isaiah is being started.

The First Tuesday Men’s Fellowship and Study Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the building at 6:30 p.m. with a meal preceding the study.  Please see Danny 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 in the foyer.

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

Volunteers to help count the contribution after morning service are needed.  Please contact Louie Hill) if you are interested.

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.

If you would like to help the people in Houston or Florida, you can donate to the Church Of Christ Relief fund


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.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc, please let Brenda Kosobucki know so they can plan a shower for them.

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.

If you have corrections that are needed in the attendance directory, please give them to Cliff Copass so that an update sheet can be made.

Mike Meyer’s neighbor Liz wishes to sell a 2001 Ford Taurus (V6) station wagon, 150,000 miles with a little rust.  Mike has checked the car mechanically and found it to be sound.  Asking price is $1200.  Please contact Mike if you are interested.

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. 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 or Laurie Giombi for details.

See the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Prayer Requests

Christine Saunders was hospitalized Friday night due to infection.

Roger Young had a sleep test done and he is also experiencing a lot of back pain.  Patty is having problems with her eyes and can’t see well enough to drive at night.

Juanita Hernandez asks for continued prayers for her health and for unity in Christ with her family – especially forgiveness and love.

Juan’s words: “Feeling a little lonely? In your loneliness hang on to the song that says, ‘Bind Us Together, Lord’ ”

Please remember those who have lost loved ones recently, especially Diana Kutcheid, Julia Hawley, and Vilma Bivens.  Others have lost parents, siblings or other loved ones this year too.

Toni Bully asks for prayers for her job, for safe travel on the bus back and forth to work  and that she will get a car, soon.

Jan Alexander is recovering 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.

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.

Please remember to pray for those who struggle with addictions.

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.

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.

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

Others with health issues include: Diane Santana.

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