February 4, 2018

This week

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

A congregational Pot Luck is planned for today after morning worship.  No evening worship is planned today.

The First Tuesday Men’s Fellowship and Study Group is planned for Tuesday at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.

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.

Jeff is planning a 1-hour class for February 11, directly after services, on how to come alongside people when serving them, without overstepping our responsibilities or enabling.  If you would like to attend, please bring a snack or finger food to share.  This is being coordinated through the caring ministry.  If you have questions please contact Lindy Zinkgraf, or Jeff.

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 from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m..

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.


Karen Hamilton is organizing the collection of items for Easter Buckets for the children at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  The hospital requires that the items be new and can NOT be stuffed animals or bubbles.  A suggestion list is available.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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Prayer Requests

Leonard Ditsworth is home from the hospital as he and his wife Dolores recover from the flu.

Beth Young is having gallbladder problems.

Patti Schultz wants us to know that she is concerned about going out into public while the flu season going strong.  She misses everyone.

Jeff Valodine says, “Thank you for your prayers during my recent heart issues. It is so good to be a part of Southside….a great community of believers!”

Kathy Lynn asks prayers for sister-in-law Sarah Goebel who lost her father, Jim Hall, after a long illness, and for Barry Bryson, (minister of Manassas Church of Christ in VA), who was planning open heart surgery.

Arneetrice asks for prayers for her father, Johnnie Gray who is having elevated sugar levels and is trying to stabilize with diet.

Juan Santana asks that retirement will be the Lord’s way, not his.

Sandra Schrank would like us to pray for her 2 year old grandson’s kidney transplant in March or April.  His father, Bryan is testing to become his donor.

Brenda Kosobucki asks prayer for Gerry who is getting over bronchitis.

Juanita Hernandez asks for continued prayers for her health issues.  She is thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for answering her prayers and ours.

Alex Crivello reminds us to remember to pray for those who have gone out of their way to pray for you.

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!”

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

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.

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.

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

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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