March 4, 2018

This week

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

Three new adult Bible classes plan to start today.  “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”.

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

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

Family Bible Day is Saturday March 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special Events

The annual Men’s Breakfast is planned for Saturday March 17 starting at 8:30 a.m.  Please sign up if you plan to attend.

Club 55 will 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 Taskforce 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.  One or two families are needed to organize the picnic which involves arriving early, transporting grills, plates and utensils, making sure the grills are there, set up and ready to be used when people arrive and cleanup when everybody leaves.  Please see the Shusters if you are interested.


Karen Van Handel and Cathy Ribar are collecting donations through today 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 today.  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.

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.

Library Book Review

We speak of grace often, but do we understand it?  More importantly, do we truly believe in it . . . and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words?  Join Philip Yancey as he discusses, “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”  “There is nothing we can do to make God love us more.  There is nothing we can do to make God love us less.”  It’s in the Theology / Doctrine section of our library.

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


March Anniversaries: Alexander, Valodine

March Birthdays: Karen Williams, Pat Young, Bill Eppler, Ricky Baas, Jesse Pena, Carolyn Buettner, Mark Gustafson, Jeff Hill, Shirley Arnott, Julie Shuster, Eli Saunders, Andrea Maybin, Rodney Maybin, Luke Eyler

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.

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.

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.


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

Pat Steevens’ father passed away Wednesday evening.  Please pray that the family will find peace in the midst of loss.  Pat is in Illinois with her mother, sister and brother.

Roger Young expressed his and Pat’s gratitude to the church family for their help with their Dr. appointments, for prayers during their recent hospital stays and for being there for them.

Sandra Ferry‘s step daughter, Eileen Ferry, passed away from a heart attack caused by the flu.  Eileen was a very active early 60 year old woman so this was totally unexpected.  She has one son, Brian, and Sandra asks for prayers for him.  His father passed away a number of years ago.  The funeral was in Illinois last week Friday.

Juan Santana asks for prayers for his sister who had a tumor removed that was cancerous.  Juan and Diane Santana are travelling to Puerto Rico to see Juan’s father.  Juan knows he is OK but his dad has been without power since the hurricanes last fall.

Shirley Cerka cut off the top of her thumb a week ago Sunday.  It is healing but is very painful.

Jan Alexander asks us to remember LeRoy and JoAnn Latham in our prayers.  LeRoy is struggling with continued health issues.

Dennis and Marlene Saunders neighbor Veronika had open heart surgery Monday, February 26.  Please pray for a complete recovery.

Alex Crivello asks for our prayers for him to come to church more often.

Leonard Ditsworth reports that he is “doing quite well”.  He’s recovered from the flu, but it had a negative effect on his hearing.  He says he is discovering new things while reading the Bible, that he never knew existed.  “What a Savior”.  He misses worshiping with everyone in person but assures us that he is worshiping with us in spirit every Sunday morning between 10 and 11.

Jim Nichols’ brother Mike Nichols had cancer cells found in a biopsy.  Jim also asks for prayers for the family of his Aunt Margaret who passed away last week.

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

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.

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 prayers for God’s will to 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 going into 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.

Sarah Arnott needs our prayers daily.

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.


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.


Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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