January 28, 2018

This week

Club 55 is planning to make bag lunches for Milwaukee Rescue Mission today.  Monetary donations are also welcome.

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

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).

Next week, we are planning to collect nonperishable food items for the First Sunday First Fruits program.

A congregational Pot Luck is planned for Sunday February 4.

Special Events

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.

Library Book Review

Abraham’s life had breathtaking highs and humiliating, shameful lows.  Yet, in the end, God called him “friend.”  The Bible also calls him “father of the faithful,” yet he wrestled with doubts and fear just like the rest of us.  Through meditations in “Pursuing the Will of God,” Jack Hayford shows us that we too can learn what it meant to be a friend of God… just as He is to us.  Find it in the Christian Life section.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


There’s a special group of people here at Southside that are ages 55 and older, called Club 55.  They hold fellowship events, things for other age groups, and service projects that reach out to Milwaukee and beyond.  See the Club 55 bulletin board for more information, or contact Linda Stanger for more 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
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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Prayer Requests

Leonard Ditsworth is in St. Luke’s hospital with difficulty breathing due to the flu.  His wife Dolores is also recovering from the flu at home.

Jeff Valodine thanks everyone for their prayers and the success of the ablation to a nerve regulating heartbeat.

Cathy Ribar requests prayers for her aunt, June Schomburg in regard to her safety and health.

Patti Schultz says: “God bless our wonderful church and please through your power delete the bad flu in the U.S.A!”

Mark Van Handel’s brother’s wife, Florene, passed away recently.  Please continue to pray for Mark’s brother Ken.

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.

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.”

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.

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