Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
April 10, 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)
  • D-Groups for Adults (currently closed for enrollment)
  • Men's Bible Study-Romans (Room 137)
7:30   pm  - Worship Band & Tech (Worship Center); Worship Choir (Room 103)
Pancake Breakfast & Service Auction
April 13th | 8-10 am

Come have some pancakes to help support summer mission trips!

There will also be a service auction that morning. Hire a student or adult to help you with a project. Click HERE to see a list of available people & jobs!

 If you haven't yet bought a ticket but plan to come, please RSVP by Thursday, April 11th! REPLY to this email or call the church office!
$10 for ages 10+
$5 for kids ages 3-9
Vacation Bible School!
VBS Info Meeting! THIS Sunday!
April 14th | 12 pm

Come hear about the vision and plans for VBS 2019!
Sign up for the area where you want to serve! Pizza will be served—RSVP by TODAY so we'll know how much to order!

(Click to email & tell us how many!)

Salt & Light Saturday!
May 4th | 8-11:45 am

Work on a crew to complete yard & house projects for community people who need a helping hand. Click below to join a crew! (Deadline to join is TODAY!)

NEW Text Reminder System!

Want to receive reminders by text? South Gate has a new text line. To receive messages and reminders from South Gate, text 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 online 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!
SG Library News!
NEW This Week in the Library

Cheers to the Diaper Years , by Erin Brown Hollis. Shares 10 Biblical truths for thriving while barely surviving.

It’s Not Supposed to be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered , by Lysa TerKeurst

Jesus is Better Than You Imagined , by Jonathan Merritt

The Kingdom Agenda: What a Way to Live! , by Tony Evans

Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? , by Jonathan Martin

Think, Act, Be Like Jesus: Becoming a New Person in Christ , by Randy Frazee

The Utter Relief of Holiness: How God’s Goodness Frees Us from Everything that Plagues Us , by John Eldredge

Your SG Library Team

South Gate Café!
Sundays | 8:30-9 am

Come early the next few Sundays to enjoy a specialty beverage and some fellowship before Life Group begins at 9 am! Several different drinks will be available, such as iced vanilla latte, orange Italian cream soda, caramel frappuccino, vanilla iced coffee, and others. Donations will be accepted for these drinks, with proceeds going to fund summer mission trips. (Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit card.)

-Our regular coffee & teas will be available at no charge, as usual.
-Also, The SG Café will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21st!

Announcement Video!
Click on the picture above to see our current announcement video!
Prayer Requests
These prayer requests were submitted for the entire church to pray for. Thank you for praying!

Lisa:  Salvation for my family
Edna:  Her sister, Iris, is having surgery on Thursday, April 11th
Amy & Robert:  Sarah is getting ear tubes on Thursday, April 11th

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.
Mexico Mission Trip!
Reading Glasses
Part of what happens on the Mexico mission trip is a reading glasses clinic. We are accepting donations of non-prescription reading glasses for the team to take this summer. If you have some to donate, there is a container in the fellowship hall. Thank you!
Purchase an awesome t-shirt to help fund those going on the Mexico mission trip. $20 each. Click HERE to order.
In the Midst Ministries
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
Thank You
Church Family,
During a time like this, we learn how much our family and friends really mean to us. Your expressions of sympathy will always be remembered.
The Dodd Family - Terry, Chris, Jack, Layla, Liam, & Elias

Dear South Gate Family,
Thank you so much for the lovely bouquet of fresh flowers, sent to us in memory of the loss of my mother. She loved flowers of every kind. I've enjoyed them very much. Also, thank you for your many prayers and thoughts for me and my family through this time of loss.
Debbie Bowen (The Family of Betty Veltrop)
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!
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