January 14, 2018

This week

Lindy Zinkgraf is planning a meeting of the caring ministry helpers for today after the morning service.  The agenda is to discuss our current opportunities, address questions, pray and talk briefly about new ideas while eating lunch (provided).

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

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

The Morrill family is starting a new Life Group for Fridays, 6:30 p.m. at their home.  Children are welcome.

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.

Youth Announcements

Northtown will have a Sunday Night Live on Sunday January 21.

Southside’s Youth Rally is scheduled for Saturday February 24.

Special Events

Club 55 is planning to make bag lunches for Milwaukee Rescue Mission Sunday January 28 after morning worship.  Please bring your own lunch and something to drink as well (desserts are to be provided).  Monetary donations are also welcome.

All ladies age 5 and up are invited to an old-fashioned tea party and a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony Saturday February 3, 2:00 p.m. at the building.  Please sign up at the Lady’s bulletin board if you plan to attend.  See Shirley Cerka, Sandie Copass or Linda Stanger for details.  Friends are welcome.  Cost is $5 (children $3).

The annual Sweetheart Dinner is planned for Saturday February 10, 5:00 p.m. at the building.  Cost is $20 per couple and you must be signed up prior to the dinner.  Childcare is planned and some additional help is needed.  Please see the Giombi’s for details.

The annual WCYC Silent Auction is planned for Saturday February 17.  We are raising money to restore the Pines cabin.

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.

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.


Darrell and Elaine Woodard and family joined the Southside family December 31.

Dear members and visitors alike, this is a friendly reminder to please fill out the blue connection card for a record of your attendance.

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.

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
Morrill’s home, Friday 6:30 p.m.
Young Adults, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., contact Josh Stafford for details.

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
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 Laurie Giombi for details.

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

See the bulletin boards for additional announcements.


An organization in the greater Milwaukee is collecting feminine hygiene products for women in area homeless shelters.  A donation box is in the foyer.

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.

Mike Meyer has connections with used car lots and experience repairing cars.  If you are in need of either, Mike may be able to help.  Mike and Lynn Scott want to thank and praise the Lord and God that they are so blessed in life, and want to help others.  Please call if you are looking for help.  Praise the Lord, Life is Good.

Volunteer drivers are needed for the non-profit “Muskego Senior Taxi Service” during the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please call 262-679-4754 if you are interested.

Historian needed. If anyone is interested in recording the history and current happenings of Southside, please see Julia Hawley or Laurie Giombi.

Library Book Review

Are you a history buff?  Do you wonder about the life of the early Christians?  Or do you like learning about other cultures?  The 3rd edition of Early Christians Speak by Everett Ferguson is in the Bible History section of our library.  It is recommended as “an excellent resource for those who wish to understand how Christianity came to be a religion” – with a wide range of early Christian texts on the daily and practical issues of Christian worship.  Check it out.

Prayer Requests

Roger Young had a couple of seizures recently that landed him in the hospital.  He is home now but has fatigue which may be related to his medications.  Patty has rescheduled cataract surgery for January 25 and requests prayers for a good result.

Patrick and Amber Lepien have moved to Arizona.

Mark Van Handel’s brother’s wife, Florene, has impairments in movement, speech and swallowing after her stroke and is being treated for pneumonia.  Please continue to pray for Ken and Flo.

Scott and Christine Saunders ask prayers for a healthier new year.

Toni Bully would like us to pray that she would get her SSI so she can buy a car and that her accident case will result in a good settlement.

Alex Crivello says, “Happy New Year to all of you guys!  Love, peace and hope in our Lord!”

John Anderson has COPD and is being treated for bronchitis.  The cold weather makes it hard for him to breathe or get out.

Tom and Kia Mutranowski say, “We love you guys, thank you for your continued faithfulness.”

Patti Schultz asks that we continue to pray to God about her husband to come to church with her.

Andrea and Rodney Maybin ask that we pray for safe travels for Aaron Maybin as he relocates back home to Wisconsin for career advancement, and also for their daughter Adrienne, as she serves with the World Food Program in Guinea, West Africa.

Sarah Arnott asks for prayers for Shirley Arnott and some tests.

Juanita Hernandez says “The grace of God be in your heart is my prayer for our church, in Jesus name”.

Juan Santana says, “I talk to the Lord every day, but it’s not always with nice words – so I have to remind myself that at the end of the day, He is still in control.”

Allie Elias (Sturomski) was in the hospital in Oshkosh due to chest pain and is being tested.

April Alexander is recovering from surgery.

Stephen and Jacqueline Eyler have prayers of praise – Stephen accepted a job in Peoria, IL following his residency.  They plan to move in June.

Juanita Hernandez would appreciate continued prayers for her health issues.  She is thankful for answered prayers in Jesus name.

Julie Shuster requests prayers for all the men in our lives.

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.

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.

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