April 15, 2018

This week

 Evening worship is cancelled today due to the snow.

The Christian Workers’ Meeting this Tuesday is cancelled.

The annual Men’s Retreat is this weekend, April 20-21, at Camp Minikani in Hubertus, WI.  Please sign up or talk to Jeff Valodine if you plan to attend.

The South Beloit Church of Christ has invited us to their men’s breakfast and ladies Bible class on Saturday April 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Special Events

WCYC Youth Rally is rescheduled to begin Friday April 27 through Sunday April 29.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday April 28.

We will have a Family potluck meal after worship Sunday, April 29.  This is a great opportunity for the family at Southside to spend quality time together.  Bring a dish to share and stay for food and fellowship.

Club 55 is sponsoring a Hunger Taskforce Stock Box filling, 9 to noon on Saturday May 5.  Anyone over age 12 is invited to help.  Please sign up if you plan to help.  Shoes covering your feet are required.

The Mother-Daughter Banquet is Friday May 11 at 6 p.m.  The theme is “At Rainbows End – Standing on the Promises”.  Cost is $12 adult, $6 child (6-12), free 5 years and under.  Please sign up.

A Church Leadership Meeting for ministers, elders, deacons, and ministry leaders is scheduled at Southside, Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – Noon.  The Leadership meeting is a Forum for Church Leaders from many congregations to discuss common issues and challenges.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday May 19.

A disc golf outing is planned for Saturday June 2, 10:00 a.m. at Arthur Abendshcein Park, 980 E. Drexel.  See the bulletin board for details.

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

Regular Events

A time of prayer meets on 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 – September through April 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

We are fearfully & wonderfully made.  In Dr Reginald B. Cherry’s book, “God’s Pathway to Healing – The Immune System,” he tells about the amazing healing powers of the immune system.  It fights common complaints as well as serious chronic illnesses and cancer.  Dr Cherry provides God-given keys to keep the immune system strong and effective as he discusses vitamins & supplements, beneficial foods for immune system support and more.  Find this in the Christian Life – Health & Fitness 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.

The children’s ministry is in need of teachers, assistants and subs.  A strong and well supported Children’s ministry is vital to the health of any church, so please consider helping.  No previous experience is necessary.  If interested, talk to Kevin Morrill or Ken Koch.


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.

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.

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 Joshua Stafford for details.

The Library is open after classes and the worship period.  Don’t forget to return any overdue books to the library.

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.

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.

Prayer Requests

Peggy and Ken Koch’s granddaughter, Emily Smith, is being deployed to Afghanistan April 21 for 9 months.

Jim Nichols asks for prayers for his mom and brothers spiritual, physical and mental health.  God knows each of their needs.

David Jones, a visitor from Kentucky who worshiped with us this past Sunday, asks for prayers for his wife Pam, who had part of her pancreas removed.

Juanita Hernandez reminds us to pray for our country, our youth all over the world and asks us to pray for bringing more people to church.

John and Elizabeth Dickson ask for prayers for strength and understanding to help them to continue to grow in their faith in God and in their marriage.

Juan’s thoughts: (“Thank you God”) “God is good all the time – all the time God is good.

Jean Krause is doing better and is thankful for everyone’s prayers. She is expecting to move to rehab this week.

Jettie Carr is still recovering from her wrist injury.

The Giombi’s ask prayers for their neighbor Dolores, to make wise decisions concerning her future health and living situation.

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 reports that his daughter, Hiba, is nearly recovered.

Toni Bully’s friend’s husband, Randall, has a clear report now.

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.

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

John and Elizabeth request prayers for their friend, Allen, who lost his wife to cancer.  He also lost his daughter to cancer within the last two years.

Toni Bully’s new job fell through, so she is still looking.

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.

Shirley Arnott is back home.

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.

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