February 18, 2018

This week

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

Each family, members and visitors, is encouraged to fill out a Connection Card.

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

Southside is planning a Youth Rally this Saturday February 24.

Special Events

Bring your kids/grandkids to the MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM, Saturday, March 3, carpooling from the building at 9:45 a.m.  Buy your lunch there, or bring yours along.  There are two travel/wheel chairs available, (first come first served).  See the Club 55 bulletin board for details and sign up ASAP.

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.

Picnic area 3 on the Root River Parkway is reserved for Sunday, June 3 for the Annual Southside Family Picnic.  Someone is still needed to organize the picnic.  Please see the Shusters if you are interested.


Pat Young is unable to drive at this time and needs assistance getting to her doctor appointments.  If you can help, please call or text her cell phone right away.

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.

Help is needed with leading Children’s Worship.  Several children ages 3 – 3rd grade are dismissed after communion to enjoy a child-friendly worship downstairs.  The worship includes singing, prayer, lesson, and application via various games and simple crafts.  Each worship is co-lead by a team of 2 adults.  If you would like to help with this serving opportunity or learn more about it, please contact Kevin Morrill.

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

How is your spiritual life?  Are you struggling to get closer to God?  In “Talking with God,” Theodore Kleinhans shares his personal conversations with God, showing insight and honesty.  Philip Yancey asks “How do I relate to a God who is invisible when I’m never quite sure he’s there?”  in his book, “Reaching for the Invisible God.”  If you’re ready for a spiritual journey that reconciles faith with honesty, start here.  Look in the Spiritual Life section for these and other books


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 at (414) 282-5991 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.

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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

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. class 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.

2018 WCYC camp schedule
June 10-23            Middle, ages 11-13
June 24- July 7     Intermediate, ages 13-15
July 8-21               Senior, ages 15-18
July 22 – Aug 4    Junior, ages 9-11

Prayer Requests

Dorothy Henry asks that we would pray for her co-worker Rose Mary who is caring for her husband Fred, who has multiple major health issues.

Bob Williams, (Bruce’s father), was hospitalized for evaluation.

Sarah Arnott needs our prayers daily.

Juanita Hernandez asks continued prayers for health issues.  She also says, “Thank you all – they work.  God bless you all.”

Pat Young is home recovering from cellulitis in her leg.  Roger is home recovering from his 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 was planning gallbladder surgery.

Allie Sturomski was diagnosed with gastroparesis which interferes with her digestion.  She has other health issues as well.

The Morrill family is recovering from 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.

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.

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!”

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.

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

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

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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