May 27, 2018

This week

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

A meeting of people involved with the Caring Ministry is planned today after morning worship.  Julie Shuster is leading the meeting.

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

The Williams are inviting everyone to their house Memorial Day, starting at 2:00 p.m.  Please bring meat to grill, dish to pass, and your family.  We should have the pool open for the brave and plan to eat about 5:00 p.m.  Look for maps in the foyer.

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 or contact Matt Coffey for details.

Next week

The annual Southside picnic is planned for next Sunday, June 3 at Root River Parkway area 3 starting at noon. Bring a dish or dessert to share, meat to grill for your family and non-alcoholic beverages of your choice.  Provided will be condiments, juice, plates, cups, dinnerware, tables, and grills. Games, lawn chairs, and recreation items are welcome.  The site has a small field, playground, pavilion and disc golf course nearby.

Next week, we are planning to collect nonperishable food items for the First Sunday First Fruits program.  The food will be shared with those in need.  Please see Danny or Laurie Giombi for details.

Special Events

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.

Library Book Review

“Waiting presents an enormous challenge.  We are impatient, I-can-fix-it kinds of people.  Yet if we can welcome waiting as a spiritual discipline, waiting will present its spiritual gifts.”  Check our “The Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting,” by Holly Whitecomb, if you’d like to explore Patience, Loss of Control, Living in the Present, Compassion, Gratitude, Humility and Trust in God.  Look for this book in the Spiritual Life section.


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

Help is needed with leading Children’s Worship.  Several children ages 3 – 3rd grade are dismissed after communion to enjoy a child-friendly worship downstairs.  The worship includes singing, prayer, lesson, and application via various games and simple crafts.  Each worship is co-lead by a team of 2 adults.  If you would like to help with this serving opportunity or learn more about it, please contact Kevin Morrill.


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.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

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

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

Mark Van Handel is home from the hospital but is sore and weak.

Richard (Dick) and Carolyn Buettner’s son passed away unexpectedly.  Lift them to God in prayer during this painful time.

Arneetrice Ellerman asks for prayers for protection for her grandson, Josiah.  She also asks “if it is God’s will that I take him from his parent.”

Marie Coffey asks God to strengthen her marriage.  “It is under heavy attack by demons.”

Maria Guerra asks for continued prayers for her healing after back surgery.

Patti Schultz asks us to pray for her husbands’ salvation.

Juan’s thoughts: “If I walk, do I walk alone or is Jesus walking with me?  He said ‘I will never leave you’”.

Christine Saunders is home from the hospital after being treated for an infection.

Hiba Hami is recovering from 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.

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

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 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.

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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