December 3, 2017

This week

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

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today.

The First Tuesday Men’s Fellowship and Study Group meets this Tuesday at the building at 6:30 p.m.

Jan and April Alexander are planning a kids movie day/parents shopping day for Saturday December 9 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at the building.  We will have snacks, craft projects, holiday movies and lots of fun for the kids!  If you can help with the kids, please see Jan or April.  If you have kids to drop off during this time, please sign up.

The Fireside Theatre outing is this coming Saturday, December 9.

Special Events

The annual Sweetheart Dinner is planned for Saturday February 10.

The annual WCYC Silent Auction is planned for Saturday February 17.

Family Bible Day is planned for Saturday March 10.

The annual Men’s Breakfast is planned for Saturday March 17.

Youth Announcements

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

Northtown is planning Sunday Night Live on Sunday January 21.

Southside is planning a Youth Rally for Saturday February 24.


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.

Lindy Zinkgraf has graciously stepped up to coordinate the Caring Ministry.  She will be needing help from many others.


Dear members and visitors alike, this is a friendly reminder to please fill out the blue connection card for a record of your attendance.  Also, if you have an urgent prayer request please give your card directly to one of our elders, instead of having it picked up in the aisle.  Thank you so much.

Married couples: The family here likes to recognize your wedding anniversary.  If we don’t already have that on record could you please fill in the month and year of your wedding anniversary so we may recognize you.  There is a place to do that on the bulletin board by the kitchen.  Thanks!

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.

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.

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.

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.

December Birthdays: Mary Brown, Marlene Saunders, Cathy Ribar, Dylan Ribar, Rosio Gamino, Dick Bosetti, Najya Mudd, Sandie Copass, Michael Shuster, Zoe Alicea Rosa, Richard Mueller, Amber Lepien

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.

 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.  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 Dan Giombi for details.

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

Library Book Review

Hallelujah!  Christ the Savior is born!  Merry Christmas from Your Library!  Check out 2 books during December and receive an ornament.

Many people struggle with depression during the Christmas season.  If you are one of these people, please talk to one of your brothers or sisters here at Southside about it.  We also have a section in the library called Christian Life – Coping with various books to encourage you.  “Finding Peace,” by Charles Stanley, tells how to claim God’s promise of a life free from regret, anxiety, and fear.  “Emotions – Can You Trust Them?” by James Dobson tells you how to take control of your emotions, before they take control of you.  “In The Eye of the Storm,” by Max Lucado tells the story of how Jesus coped on his stressful day.

Prayer Requests

Jeff Valodine shared that he has been having chest pains and asks that the family pray about that, and as he goes to the doctor.

Katie Morawski asks for prayers for Ron Morawski (father) who has infection in his leg, dementia and cirrhosis of the liver and is not doing well.

Mike Meyer asks for prayer that his sister, Lori, and brother in-law, Wilfred, can resolve their differences and not get a divorce.

Juanita Hernandez says, “Continue to pray for my health and unity in my family.  Christ Jesus, thank you, and our merciful Lord.  For He is good.”

Juan Santana’s words, “When reaching out seems harder day by day – remember He who still reaches down to you every day.”

Karen Van Handel requests prayers for, “Guidance & help with Mark’s pain management.”

We rejoice with our brother in Christ, Chris Miller, who was baptized on Nov. 19!  Pray for his spiritual walk and growth.

Allie Elias (Sturomski) lost the use of her legs which is related to her Parkinsons.

Lyla Claire Giombi, was born November 28 to Kyle and Holly Giombi.  8 lb. 2.7 oz and 19.25 inches.  All are well.

Jettie Carr thanks everyone who has graciously helped her thru the last eight weeks.

Julie Shuster offers thanksgiving that her brother, Bill, has completed rehab.  Please lift him in prayer as he takes the next steps to re-entering society – moving into a sober house and finding work.

Elizabeth Dickson asks for prayers for her brother, Brian, and his family with the passing of his father-in-law, Bob.

Toni Bully asks for prayers for her job search, to be able to get a cross-over car, and for her family to know Jesus and be saved.

Patti Schultz asks for our continued prayers that her husband would be led by Father God to come to church.

Amber Lepien requests our continued prayers for her daughter, Jillian to walk with Christ and for her other two daughters, Bree and Nicky to be touched by truth.

Barb Dawson is planning two procedures.  Ablation on her heart for rhythm problems December 13, and January 15 for carpel tunnel surgery.  Her past shoulder surgery has healed nicely and she is thankful for all the prayers.

Josh Stafford is struggling as he deals with stressful situations in his job and schooling.  He asks for our prayers as he goes through them.

Alex Crivello says he is going through issues at his group home with a fellow client.  Prayers are needed for both of them.

Dennis and Marlene Saunders request prayers for Marlene’s brother-in-law.  He fell and is not expected to live.

Christine Saunders was hospitalized recently 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.

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.

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.

Sarah Arnott requests prayers for her mother, Shirley Arnott.

Please remember to pray for those who struggle with addictions.

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

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