May 20, 2018

This week

A short meeting is planned after worship this morning to discuss craft projects for VBS.

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

Cards for churches we help to support, the Monroe church and Waukegan church are near the picture board for your notes of encouragement.

Sunday Night Live – is planned at Northtown from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Special Events

A meeting of people involved with the Caring Ministry is planned for May 27 after morning worship.

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.

Northtown Church is holding Session 3 of the Women of Faith mini-master classes to elevate Christian women – “Health is Wealth – Living a Holistic Life” Saturday June 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Loose or athletic clothing is recommended.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is planned for Monday June 18 through Wednesday June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day.  A sign up for those attending is being posted.

Christmas at The Fireside Theatre is planned for December 8.  Cost is $68.95 each and includes a meal.  Please see Sandie Copass for details.

Regular Events

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

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.

Creative adult coloring, Bible journaling, and card making is planned Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  Please see Christine Saunders for details.


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

We are in need of teachers to fill the Sunday school nursery class.  Class time is 9:00am to 9:45 am.  Please contact Ken Koch if you can help.

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

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.

Library Book Review

There is great controversy among Christians today regarding manhood and womanhood in Christian practice and in society.  “Man & Woman in Christian Perspective” by Werner Neuer answers the hard questions.  Are the roles of men and women interchangeable?  Are Biblical principles relevant to modern times?  How are they to be applied to church and family?  This study provides stimulating discussion of these important issues.  Find it in the Christian Life – Social Issues section.


There’s a special group of people here at Southside that are ages 55 and older, called Club 55.  They hold fellowship events, things for other age groups, and service projects that reach out to Milwaukee and beyond.  See the Club 55 bulletin board for more information, or contact Linda Stanger at for more information.

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.  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.

Group leaders; please contact the church office to update your current studies on the information Board.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc., please let Brenda Kosobucki know so they can plan a shower for them.

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 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

Christine Saunders is home from the hospital after being treated for an infection.  Meals for the family would be appreciated (see Katie Dahms if you can help).

Mark Van Handel is still having trouble with fluid build up around his heart.  He was recently hospitalized for this again.

Hiba Hami is being treated for bronchitis.

Matthew Bohm asks for prayers for his father, Gerold Bohm who needs to heal a pinched nerve.

Mary Brown’s sister’s brother-in-law Steve Mussa passed away recently.  Please pray for the family.

Juan Santana’s words: “Just wants to say, Thank you, Lord.”

Barb Dawson was scheduled for foot surgery and is expecting to need about two months for recovery.

Maria Guerra is recovering from back surgery.

Juanita asks for our continued prayers for her health issues and for unity with her children and grandchildren.

Lindy Zinkgraf requests prayers for her sister, Gina Vincent, who has an eye condition called Full Thickness Macular Hole.  Surgery may be needed at some point in the future.

Jim and Lori Nichols ask prayers for Jim’s mother, Alice Anger, who has many health complications.

Genevieve Sear passed away recently.

Ryan Wilson from the Monroe Church of Christ passed away recently.

Jim Nichols asks prayers for his cousin’s wife, Kathy Lewandowski, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Juanita Hernandez asks for our continued prayer for her eyes and legs health issues.

Ron Morowski passed away recently.

Rocky Slaughter has started treatment for a medical condition.  He was hospitalized again recently due to dizziness and weakness.

Toni Bully has found a job, at least for the summer.

Sarah Arnott asks for prayers for her Aunt Monnie (Shirley’s sister) whose cancer is in remission.  Monnie lives in Kansas City, MO.

John and Elizabeth ask for prayers for Rebecca Dickson – for her struggles in life.

Jean Krause passed away recently.

Troy Jensen’s father was hospitalized recently.

Patti Young was recently hospitalized for the flu.

Maria Guerra is scheduled to have back surgery May 2.

Jim Nichols asks for prayers for Claire Sedushak, a friend and member of the Elder Care Focus Group, for her health issues.

Mark Van Handel had fluid drained from around his heart.

Eric Jones stepfather passed away recently.

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