March 11, 2018

This week

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

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

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, TIME TO VOTE!  See the bulletin board to vote on what you wish to do in August!  THREE THINGS to choose from, one vote per person.  VOTE SOON!

Special Events

A planning meeting for the Mother and Daughter Banquet is scheduled for Sunday, March 25 after the morning worship.  The banquet is planned for May 11.  Please see Brenda Baas if you have any questions.

The Hampton Avenue church ladies invite our men to their 28th annual Men’s Breakfast planned for Saturday April 7, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Club 55 is planning to sponsor Indoor Golf for teens age 10 and up, and families on Saturday April 14, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the building.  Help is needed for setup and cleanup.  Please sign up if you plan to attend.

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.  Someone is still needed to organize the picnic.  Please see the Shusters if you are interested.

Youth Announcements

Teens/preteens and your friends:  Club 55 is making you a very unique event, Indoor Mini-Golf!  Come to the building at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 and literally “have a ball!”  (Parents, please make this a priority if you can – there’s a ton of work involved, and you won’t want them to miss this one!)

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


An organization in the greater Milwaukee is collecting feminine hygiene products for women in area homeless shelters.  A donation box is in the foyer.

Please contact Shirley Cerka if you are able to help in the children’s nursery during the worship time.

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.

Library Book Review

Sometimes to cope with life, it’s best to just laugh.  Laughing can release a load of stress and brighten everyone’s day.  Barbara Johnson is another funny women’s author / speaker.  In “Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death,” Barbara reveals her hilarious anti-aging remedy:  She decided to age ferociously instead of gracefully.  In “Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life,” she shares her positive, uplifting, therapeutic and fun approach to life.  This is a joy-giving book.  Find these and more laughs in the Christian Life – Women’s Interests section of our library.


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.

The Library is open after classes and the worship period.

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.

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.

Prayer Requests

Lindy Zinkgraf requests prayers for her sister Gina and her son Bronson.  She is a single mom who deals with stress and health issues.  She is planning some heart tests.  Her faith is weak.  Lindy hopes that she can be an encouragement and help to them both.

Requests from two of Otto Mageland’s bible correspondence course takers in the Davis Correctional Facility in Oklahoma.  Francisco Cruz: “I would like somebody to pray for my marriage that God will do something – if it is done or I will go back with my wife”.  Peter Gloria: “Please pray that I might make parole.  I go up in September of 2018.  I currently have a life sentence with parole.”

Gregg Steeven’s infant great niece, Haeva (hay’-va) is slowly recovering from multiple infections.  Please pray for her continued and complete recovery.

Vicky McCormick would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support during her kidney transplant.  The kidney is working well.

Jim Nichols brother Mike will begin radiation treatments for low level cancer.

Verna Gillespie asks the church to pray for her.  If it is the Lord’s will, she will be moving to Murfreesboro, TN April 20.

Juanita Hernandez asks for our continued prayers for her eye issues.

Juan‘s prayer: “Forget me not Lord, when troubles seem greater than my faith.  Amen”

Elizabeth Dickson has a cold.  John asks prayers for quick recovery.

Pat Steevens’ father passed away recently.  Please pray that the family will find peace in the midst of loss.

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.  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.

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 recently.  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 recently.  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 misses worshiping with everyone in person but assures us that he is worshiping with us in spirit every Sunday morning, 10 to 11.

Jim Nichols also asks for prayers for the family of his Aunt Margaret who passed away recently.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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