February 25, 2017

This week

Youth Announcements – The Southside Youth Rally wraps up today.

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

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.

Three new adult Bible classes plan to start next week.  “Church: A Community of Believers” based on Acts; “Women Mentoring Women” based on Titus 2: 3-5; and an advanced class “The significance of God’s revelation on humanity”.

Special Events

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.

Club 55 is planning to sponsor Indoor Golf for teens and families on Saturday April 14.  Help is needed for setup and cleanup.

The annual Men’s Retreat is planned for April 20-21 at Camp Minikani.

Club 55 is planning a Hunger Task Force Stock Box filling, 9 to noon on Saturday May 5.  Anyone over age 12 is invited to help.

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.

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.

Library Book Review

Do you like a good suspense thriller?  We have books by Travis Thrasher in the Fiction section.  “Gun Lake” is a novel of suspense and redemption and “The Second Thief” is a thought provoking story that will cause you to take a fresh look at the second chances we get every day.


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.

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.


John and Melanie Werner have new phone numbers. See the office for details.

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.

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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

Next week, we are planning to collect nonperishable food items for the First Sunday First Fruits program.  The food will be shared with those in need.  Please see Danny Giombi for details.

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.  Please see Laurie Giombi or Craig Anderson 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

Jim Nichols’ brother Mike had cancer cells found in a biopsy.  The doctor is confident it was found early.

Jamal Hami asks for our prayers regarding lots of troubles at work and his older brother having health issues.  He asks that we will pray for him to do God’s will, not his own.

Karen Van Handel offers thanks for WCYC and requests prayers for guidance for treatment of Marks‘ pain.

Gregg Steeven’s infant great niece, Haeva (hay’-va) is very ill with multiple infections.  Please pray for her recovery.

Tony Bully is in California for her accident case.  She asks for our prayers that she will be able to sit in the court for the long days and for God’s will be done.

Another Aunt of Elizabeth Dickson’s passed away this week.  She asks for prayers for her Uncle Ralph and their daughters as well as uncle Ivan.

Katie Morawski’s father, Ron Morawski, is in hospice care.

Juanita Hernandez asks for continued prayers for her health issues, especially her vision, which has gotten worse.

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.

Pat Young is home recovering from cellulitis in her leg.  Roger is home recovering from his recent hospitalization due to seizures.

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

Rebecca Dickson is starting a new job.

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.

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

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.


Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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