February 11, 2018

This week

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

A time of prayer is planned for Tuesday at the building, 7:00 p.m.

Jeff is planning a 1-hour class for today, directly after services, on how to come alongside people when serving them, without overstepping our responsibilities or enabling.  If you have questions please contact Lindy Zinkgraf, or Jeff.

The annual WCYC Silent Auction is Saturday February 17 beginning at 5:30.  We are raising money to restore the Pines cabin.  Donations for the auction can be taken to the basement (look for the sign).

Special Events

Southside is planning a Youth Rally for Saturday February 24.

Family Bible Day is 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.

Regular Events

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 meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m.

Library Book Review

Christian fiction often brings Biblical people to life. In “Jesus,” a novel by Walter Wangerin Jr., days of centuries past become today, lit with bright colors of the imagination.  Tracing Jesus’s footsteps from his boyhood in Nazareth, he offers a moment-by-moment unfolding of Jesus viewed through the eyes of the two people who loved him best:  the disciple called “beloved,” and the woman Mary, Jesus’s mother.  Find it in the Fiction section.


Karen Van Handel and Cathy Ribar are collecting donations through March 4 for college care packages for our 10 students.

Karen Hamilton is organizing the collection of items for Easter Buckets for the children at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis through March 4.  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.

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.

Southside is in need of a historian.


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.

Group leaders; please contact the church office to update your current studies on the information Board.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc., please let Brenda Kosobucki know so they can plan a shower for them.

When planning events, don’t forget to check the calendar in the back hallway by room 9 for conflicts and enter your own events.  This is for events that involve use of the building and/or for a majority of the congregation.

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,
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.

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 Craig Anderson or Laurie Giombi for details.

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

Prayer Requests

Pat Young went into the hospital Thursday with cellulitis in her leg.  Roger is home recovering from recent hospitalization due to seizures.

Elizabeth Dickson lost her aunt recently.  Please pray for uncle Ivan also.

Dick Bosetti is scheduled to have some pre-cancer spots removed February 21.  Mary and Dick lost their dog Teeda recently.  Granddaughter Amanda is suffering from an auto-immune disorder and is staying with the Bosetti family.

Rebecca Dickson is starting a new job.

Juan’s thoughts: “O Lord, hear and incline your ear to your humble servant if it be thy will. Amen.”

Beth Young is planning gallbladder surgery Friday.

Allie Sturomski was diagnosed with gastroparesis which interferes with her digestion.

The Morrill family has the flu.

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

Patti Schultz wants us to know that she is concerned about going out into public while the flu season going strong.  She misses everyone.  Her aunt passed away recently in Green Bay.

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.

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.

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.

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

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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