December 10, 2017

This week

A time of prayer is planned for the second Tuesday of each month at the building, 7:00 p.m. We will meet for prayer this week, December 12.

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

Dear members and visitors alike, 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.

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 on the bulletin board by the kitchen so we may recognize you.  Thanks!

Special Events

A ladies, tweens and teen girls “Tangling” creative activity is planned for January 20.

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.

The annual Men’s Retreat is planned for April 20-21 at Camp Minikani.

Youth Announcements

Northtown is planning Sunday Night Live for Sunday January 21.

The Southside Youth Rally is being planned for Saturday February 24.

The WCYC Youth Rally is on the weekend of April 20-21 at Fallhall Glen.

Opportunities

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.

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

The children’s ministry is 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 or Ken Koch.

Library Book Review

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

The Case for Christmas.”  You never know who may start asking life-changing questions this Christmas.  Here’s a great way to share the gospel—and the true reason for the season!  The Case for Christ author and journalist Lee Strobel investigates the facts behind Luke 2:8–18 and asks: Was it all a hoax—or truly the pivotal event of human history?  Find it in the Jesus Christ section of our library.

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 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.

Information

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.

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
ssidechurch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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.

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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Prayer Requests

Katie Morawski asks for prayers for Ron Morawski (father) who has infection in his leg, dementia, cirrhosis of the liver and was in the hospital recently.

Julie Shuster’s brother Bill, who was in rehab. for alcohol abuse, has a job now.  He is thankful for the bible Julie gave him and says he will read it.  She asks for continued prayers for his spiritual growth.

Rodney and Andrea Maybin ask prayers for their brother-in-law Henry, as he transitions in his employment.

Mike Meyer says, “Praise the Lord! Life is great!”

Pat’s Steevens father has moved into hospice care.  Pat asks for prayers for comfort and peace for her father and for her family.

Patti Schultz says, “Thank you for praying for my husband, Al.  Praise God that I have this church!”

Darrell and Elaine Woodard ask prayers for travelling grace for Elaine as she goes to Jamaica to visit her ailing mother, Mrs. Algirta White.  Prayers for her mother also.

Zoe Alicea asks our prayers for her co-workers child who is on life support after being in an accident last Tuesday.

Patti Schultz has a sore throat and is hoping it is not strep.

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.

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) temporarily lost the use of her legs which is related to her Parkinsons.

Lyla Claire was born November 28 to Kyle and Holly Giombi.  8 lb. 2.7 oz and 19.25 inches.  Baby and mom are doing very well.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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