December 17, 2017

This week

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today with the subject Loving God’s Law.

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

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.

Special Events

Lindy Zinkgraf is planning a meeting of the caring ministry helpers for Sunday January 14 after the morning service.  A light lunch is planned.

The ladies are planning an activity for “Tangling” art at the building on Saturday January 20 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Please bring a snack to share, a friend or two, and YOU!  Please sign up at the Ladies Bulletin board.  See Jan Alexander or Allison Morrill for details.

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.

Southside is planning a Youth Rally for Saturday February 24.

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.

Library Book Review

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

Angels played a big part in the birth of Christ and we often think and wonder about them.  What does the Bible say about the role of Angels in our world?  “All About Angels,” by A.S.Joppie covers Biblical truths about angels.  “In the Arms of Angels” by Joan Wester Anderson is a collection of mysterious and heart-stirring stories of heavenly guardians as told by the people who saw them.  You can find these books in the Theology / Doctrine section of our library.

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

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

Southside is in need of a historian.

Information

The 2018 Southside budget has been completed and a copy is posted on the bulletin board just outside the church office.  If you have any questions, please see Brad Stanger.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Prayer Requests

Barb Dawson was planning two procedures.  Ablation on her heart for rhythm problems December 13, and January 15 for carpel tunnel surgery.  She is thankful for all the prayers.

Patty Young was scheduled to have cataract surgery on December 14, but it had to be rescheduled.

Dorothy Henry would like us to pray for her sister’s family – the Porter family.  God knows what is on her heart.

Arneetrice Ellerman prays, “That I am able to continuously submit to the will of the Lord and not my own.  May God always help me remain humble.”

Jeff Valodine asks for prayers for his health, moving into the new year.

Elizabeth Dickson asks us to pray for her sister, Barbara and her husband, who have decided to separate.

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 is moving 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 is thankful that her sore throat did not turn out to be serious.  Her lungs are not healthy so illnesses can be worse for her.

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) is out of the hospital and is able to use a walker.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

 

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