April 1, 2018

This week

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

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

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

The Hampton Avenue church ladies invite our men to their 28th annual Men’s Breakfast Saturday April 7, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.  Carpooling is being arranged leaving Southside at 7:45.  Please sign up at the Men’s Bulletin Board if you plan to attend.

Special Events

Club 55 will host 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.

A Women of Faith Meeting at Northtown Church is planned for April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The annual Men’s Retreat is April 20-21 at Camp Matawa.

South Beloit Church of Christ is planning a men’s breakfast and ladies Bible class on Saturday April 21 at 8:30 a.m.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday April 28.

Club 55 is volunteering for the Hunger Taskforce Stock Box filling, 9 to noon on Saturday May 5.  Anyone over age 12 is invited to help.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday May 19.

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 (age 10 and up) 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!)

WCYC Youth Rally – Friday April 20 to Sunday April 22.

Regular Events

An hour 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.

Library Book Review

If God is good, why does He allow suffering?  This is a very-often-asked question.  Find answers to the hardships of life in “21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Dave Earley.  Perhaps God is expanding your perspective of Him. . . or preparing you for greater blessing . . . or calling you to increased prayer.  With practical and personal examples, this book makes scriptural principles come alive, making them easy to remember and apply.  Find it in the Christian Life – Coping section of the library.


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.

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.


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.  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.

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.

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

Mid-week bible study groups  meet 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,
Book of Jude.
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 22-28             Junior, ages 9-11
July 28-Aug 1       Family Camp, all ages

Prayer Requests

The Zinkgraf’s returned home safely after their trip.

Bryan Frost‘s neck surgery went very well.  It’s uncertain how long it will take for the numbness to get better since it could take up to a year for the spinal damage to heal.

Jamal Hami asks for prayers for his daughter, Hiba, who has been sick for a few weeks with fever and a bad cough.

Jean Krause has back pain and is trying to manage it.  Please lift our dear, sweet sister in prayer.

Toni Bully asks prayers for her friend’s husband, Randall, who had cancer removed from his skin, that it is gone and there is no more.

Eric Jones’ step-father is in the hospital.  Eric and Tasha ask prayers for him and for Eric’s sister who is having a hard time.

Shirley Cerka thanks all for the prayers for her thumb and says it is healing very nicely.

Rodney and Andrea Maybin thank God for all His blessings. Amen.

John and Elizabeth thank the Lord for their wonderful family at Southside.  They also request prayers for their friend, Allen, who lost his wife to cancer.  He also lost his daughter to cancer within the last two years.

Juan’s prayer, “Lord, I am praying for others more than myself. Forgive this servant of yours if I am not.”

Let us all unite in prayer for our youth and young adults that they will have strength to make Godly choices as they are faced with challenges each day.

The 37 year old wife of Annette Wagner’s nephew Andy died recently from cystic fibrosis.  They have a 15-year-old son Aidan.  Please lift this young family in prayer during this very difficult time.

Joel’s cousin, Richard Ribar has cancer of the bones, lungs and prostate.  Please pray for Richard and his family.

Roger and Patti Young ask for prayers for their oldest son Troy, who is suffering with back problems.

Mary Brown requests prayers for her sister’s brother-in-law Steve, who is dealing with heart surgery, cancer, chemo and kidney dialysis.

Juanita Hernandez asks prayers for her nephew Joey, who is planning surgery for prostate cancer April 9. She asks that we continue to pray for her eye health.

Brad Stanger requests our prayers for Jeff and Lynn Weatherly who have been fighting flu, bronchitis, injuries from a fall and diabetes.

Zoe Alicea asks for prayers for her step-son in his new life journey.

Jim and Lori Nichols suggest praying for all the families and people that have been touched by Southside whether they worship elsewhere, moved away or especially if they have fallen away.

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 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 is planning 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.

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

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.

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 between 10 and 11.

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.


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