Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
May 15, 2019
Tonight @ South Gate!
5:30 pm  - Church-Wide Prayer Time! (Room 141)
5:30 pm  - Handbell Choir Rehearsal
5:45-6:15 pm  - Library Open
6 pm  
  • Midweek for Kids & Students (Upper & Lower Level Student Center) Last night until August!
  • D-Groups for Adults (currently closed for enrollment) Note: D-Groups may still continue to meet at church on Wednesday nights after tonight, but no classes for children will be available!
  • Men's Bible Study-Romans (Room 137) Last night!
7:30   pm  - Worship Band & Tech (Worship Center); Worship Choir (Room 103)
Who's Your One?
Have you identified YOUR ONE ? Are you praying for YOUR ONE ? It's not too late to join in! You are invited to pray for YOUR ONE daily for 30 days. If you don't have a prayer journal, you can click HERE to get a copy!

Pastor John is sending encouraging text messages to those participating. To sign up, text MY ONE to 417-228-8222.

If you are seeing God open doors and provide opportunities with YOUR ONE , please let us know! We would love to hear about how God is working in and through your prayers! Email them to: myone@southgate.org
Vacation Bible School!
VBS 2019!

Join the fun with this major outreach opportunity! Sign up to help with VBS! There are many ways you can be involved—click below to email Children's Minister Brandi for more info!


IMPORTANT!
Wednesday, May 22 | 6 pm
VBS meeting for all workers in the children's large group room!

It's Time to Register!
Kids AND Volunteers need to register online! Just click the link below!

Come on Tuesday Nights from 6-8 pm to help Emily Drefke and the decorating team create fabulous decor for VBS! No special skills required - if you can color inside the lines and use scissors, they can use you!

Graduation
Graduate Recognition | May 19

Parents, if you have a child graduating from high school or college this spring and would like for them to be recognized during our worship service on May 19th, email Student Minister Robert Varner ! Please contact him TODAY!

Discovering South Gate!
May 19 | 12-2 pm

Are you new to South Gate? Would you like to learn more about South Gate? Then come to our next Discovering South Gate Lunch! Enjoy a free lunch, no strings attached! You'll get to meet the staff and learn what our mission is & how you can join us in our mission. Kids are welcome - they'll have some fun things to do after lunch! Email PK Hinkle by TODAY to make a reservation!

Summer School-Age Program
May 20-August 9 | 7:30 am-5:30 pm

Open to kids going into kindergarten through 5th grade completed. Field trips, games, crafts, & Bible study. Click HERE for more information and to register!

"Family" Business Meeting
Sunday, May 19 | 5 pm

Everyone is invited to come and hear how God is working through South Gate. Members will vote on any items needing a decision.

DivorceCare Support Group
Tuesday, May 21 | 6-8 pm | Room 131

If you are divorced or separated or know someone who is, a DivorceCare support group is a great resource for help, hope, and healing. A new group is beginning next week. It will meet on Tuesday nights May 21st through August 20th. Find out more at www.divorcecare.org or contact Charlene in the church office: 417-886-3851 or divorcecare@southgate.org .

Library News!
May 20 - 29

The SG Library will be closed for painting and installation of new carpet. Grab a book or two tonight or Sunday morning before it closes!

Thank You
Dear Pastor Black and friends of Shirley June Moore,
On behalf of her family, we thank you sincerely for the beautiful funeral service, to those attending and friends with my Aunt June; and for the lovely lavender flowers in her honor! Pastor Black, your words were comforting for our souls, and we know June is in a better and more complete place right now!
God Bless!
Lynn O'Leary and family
Prayer Request
These prayer requests were submitted for the entire church to pray for. Thank you for praying!

Shara Wilson:  Please pray for Marilyn Bender
Lisa Kimrey:  Please continue to pray for salvation for my family.


If you would like to submit a prayer request:
  1. Fill out a green card from the seat backs in the worship center.
  2. Email your request to prayer@southgate.org.

Please Note:
  • Let us know if you would like your request prayed for by the entire church, by the staff & deacons, or only by the staff.
  • Church-wide requests will be published on paper for our Wednesday night church-wide prayer time and here in the e-newsletter.
  • If you prefer to not have your request here in the newsletter, just make a note of that!
  • If you are making a request concerning someone else, make sure you have their permission to share their request.

Text Connection System!

Want to receive reminders & important announcements by text? South Gate has a new text line. To receive messages and reminders from South Gate, text any of the key words below to: 417-228-8222

ANNOUNCEMENTS To receive church-wide announcement  reminders
WEATHER To receive notices of weather cancellations
KIDS To receive reminders for families in Children’s Ministry
SGP To receive reminders for families in Student Ministry


Various ministries will use this same number for their groups. You will receive the key words for those groups from specific ministry leaders.

You can also use the same number to give by text message. Some examples of giving key words are:

GIVE   (amount)                 Donates the specified amount to the General Fund
DEBT  (amount)               Donates the specified amount to Free in Three
ASSIST (amount)           Donates the specified amount to the Benevolent Fund

See a complete list of text codes by logging in at https://southgate.onlinegiving.org/donate/textgiving

Note: If you were signed up for weather or prayer notifications previously, you will need to sign up with our new system!
In the Midst Ministries
Proclaim!
May 31st-June 1st
Friday 7-9 pm | Saturday 9 am-2 pm
at South Gate
Discount Registration through May 19th
Regular Registration through May 26th
Register online at www.inthemidstministries.org
Reminders!
We encourage you to enjoy your coffee, other beverages, or food items in the Fellowship Hall! Please do not bring drinks (other than water) or food items into the Worship Center! Thank you!
If you become ill or injured while at church, please alert any staff member, teacher, or Security/Medical team member. They will call for the on-call medical person to assist/refer as needed.
Help us out!  

1) Please let your Life Group leader or the church office know if you or someone in your family is experiencing hospitalization or a death or birth within the family. Our ministers and deacons want to care and pray for you.

Salvation, spiritual transformation, or health concerns that you want to be listed on the weekly prayer sheet need to be submitted by Wednesday noon. This is not a confidential document, therefore, please ask permission from the person before sharing their need. Contact the church office anytime if you have an urgent need.
Thank you!

Phone: 417-886-3851
2) Our deacons desire to care for the needs of the body. They call and visit those who are unable to attend regularly or are alone. If you know of a South Gate member who would be blessed by this ministry of our deacons, please contact the church office to make us aware of the need.
Thank you!

Phone: 417-886-3851