On Huron Wave's August Newsletter 2012
Hope St. John's Parish
A ministry of
Episcopal Church USA
Evangelical Lutheran Churchin America
Sunday worship 9:30 AM
223 E Mill St
PO Box 338
Oscoda MI 48750-0338
Web site: www.hopestjohnsparish.com
Glorifying God as faithful servants of Christ
WE PRAY FOR
Addison Bottjen, Matt Bottjen, Gayle Chisholm, Linda Curtis, Maris Deacon, Dick Davis, Kerry Decker, Harriet Ellwein, Conrad Eslick, Susan Franks, Jim Galetto, Don Grasser, Sally Hall-Janssen, Keegan Harrington,Rick Harrington, Doug Hennigar, Carma Housler, Bob and Bev Hunt, Chari Johnson, Carel Lecureux, Hershel Lee, Norma Lee, Chris Loveless, Linda Loveless, Glen Maples, Gary Maaske, Penny Mullen, Sharon Pawley, Shelly Paton-Mills, Kenny Patty, Rosalie Peterson, Kathy Poslaiko, Christine Purnell, Alice Schell, Karen Securius, Dayna Schemanske, Lucienne Schulz, Lori Shepherd, Darl Weishuhn
IN THE MILITARY
Stephany Beck, USAF Jay Bergstresser, USN Tim Callaham, USN Mitchell Curley, USN Aaron & Melanie Engle, USAF Jarred Loveless, USN Brook Morris Christopher Morris, USN Jason & Tonya Rayner, USN Cory Rick USAF James Rohrer, USMC John Rohrer, USMC Christopher Scott, USA Gage and Kayla Hunt-Sheehan Kyle Shepherd, USA Anthony Sidoti, USAF Stephany & Joel Therrion USAF
Karen Rademacher – President
Norma Lee - Vice President
Margaret Krause – Secretary
Bob Potts – Treasurer
Karen Rademacher - President
Dot Bissell - Vice President
Bob Potts -Treasurer
ST. JOHN’S VESTRY
Norma Lee – Sr. Warden & Convocation Representative
Bill Dorcey – Junior Warden
Rose Marie MacDonald - Clerk
Margaret Krause – Secretary
Bob Potts – TreasurerHarriet Ellwein
CHURCH- WIDE, REGIONAL LEADERS
Most Rev. Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop – ELCA
Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop – ECUSA
Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, Bishop – EDEM
Rt. Rev. John Schleicher, Bishop- N/WLMS-ELCA
The Very Rev. Owen Williams, Dean – Sunrise Conference
Rev. William McClure, Jr. - Dean – Northern Convocation
Carol Moggo, President of the Northern Convocation
Mark the date on your calendar!
Mini Retreat, Saturday, September 8th
10 am to 12:00 Noon with a delicious salad luncheon to follow
The very popular Marli and Randy Brown will once again present a musical treat.
Their music style is light and contemporary/ inspirational in piano
and vocal format through the use of choruses and freshly arranged hymns.
Please remember you cannot split your vote, you may only vote for one political party.
On the Light SideA true senior moment!!!!!!!!!!
Angrily she said, “I will as soon as I convince this police officer that stopped me that I didn’t steal your car!”
Here are some great ways of dealing with
the burdens of life:
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, It was probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way,
you're in the wrong lane.
* You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person.
* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
HOPE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY
The picture above was taken sometime between 1887 when the church was built and 1952 when they removed the spire from the tower as it was beyond repair. Note that River Road was a dirt lane at the time of the picture and the fence at the front of the church. The person who furnished this picture said there was no date on it but thought it more than likely was from the early 1900’s.
The congregation was organized on August 29, 1887 and was called Eleazar Swedish Lutheran Church. (Eleazar meaning Help.)
In 1930 the Swedish language was discontinued. There was some talk of moving the church to East Tawas.
1944 - Services were discontinued and the church was in a great state of disrepair.
1947 - Alice Haglund requested the church be opened for her daughter’s wedding in January. Windows were replaced and some repairs were made. Once again a few services were held.
1949 - At the July congregational meeting it was voted to change the name from Eleazar Evangelical Lutheran Church to Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.
1952 - Repairs to the church consisted of a new foundation, new steps and a furnace room was built in the basement. Railings were installed on the steps.
1952 - 53 saw the removal of the old pot bellied stove and a new heating system installed along with new wiring and light fixtures.
1954 - The Parish Hall was started and city water was installed so the church for the first time had indoor plumbing.
1955 - The Parish Hall at the back of the church was completed and the chancel area was completely remodeled. Membership was 143.
1962 - The membership was at an all time high of 357.
1977 - The Gresham’s house, to the right in the picture on the previous page, was bought and demolished and the trees removed to make a parking lot.
Pastor James Blair was called in 1987 and retired in 1997.
1993- Wurtsmith Air Force Base closed. Many churches in Oscoda noticed quite a dropin membership.
In 2001, Steve Abend was installed August 21st as a part time pastor. Matt Gary, the Senior Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church had conversations with Pastor Abend in 2002 - 03 about the possibility of the two churches joining together. St. John’s was without a pastor and did not have the funds to call one on their own. During that time each congregation visited the other’s worship service and got to know one another. A vote was taken and the decision was made to join the two churches in a shared ministry with worship services in the Episcopal building and offices and the outreach center to be located at the Hope Lutheran building. The new-shared ministry’s name, after much deliberation, became Hope St. John’s Parish. The Covenant was entered and signed on January 1, 2004. Bishop Mark Hanson and Bishop Ed Liedel officiated at a worship service at which many members of both churches were accepted by both bishops. Some of those who were accepted have happily referred to themselves as lutherpalians.
Hope St. John’s Parish
The new home of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pastor Abend left in 2005. Pastor Lyle Klemen was named Interim Pastor in April, 2005 and served until August 2007. Since then Hope St. John’s Parish has been served by supply clergy from both denominations.
The Hope Evangelical Lutheran members leased their building (with an option to purchase) to Reverend Tom Anderson to house the Evangelical Anglican Church (now known as the Hope Anglican Church) and the Emmanuel Homeless Shelter. In 2011 an offer to purchase was made to the Hope Evangelical Lutheran congregation by Reverend Anderson which was accepted.
1987 - Pastor Blair wrote in the centennial booklet “this is an opportunity to look back and celebrate, not the passage of a hundred years, but the very life of our congregation. God has given each of its generations renewed cause for hope in His salvation.”
“As our church continues into its next century, may we and they be guided by the Holy Spirit to see the possibilities for mission and service here in Oscoda as vividly as our predecessors.”
2012 - And here we are in that next century and we will continue keeping this record for future generations so they too will appreciate our efforts as we make this new shared ministry journey that God is guiding.
Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church 100th Anniversary Booklet – Wanda Schmidtke, Centennial Coordinator and Historian
Chronological lists of facts and of Pastors (Many records previous to 1911 were kept in homes and were lost in the great fire)
Also Joint Council Minutes and other documents
Editor’s Note: As I read all the historical information given to me, I had a vision of so many faces that had been a part of the history of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church and some of them made the move into this new shared ministry. I dedicate this newsletter to Gene Saner, Jude Bradow, Dean Adams. Marian Haglund Hopcroft, Joyce Haglund Stewart, Natalie Haglund, Barbara Bergstrom, and Pastor James Blair who have made their journey home to be with God since we began this shared ministry. Also, to all the people who were a part of this wonderful history.
Pronouncing this behemoth word actually isn’t all that difficult…kwos-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uhl
I googled the word and found that a Duke University professor Robert L. Chapman, a linguist and lexicographer had personally invented the word on August 7, 1961.
Previously, the term “cenquadtennial” had been coined, but Chapman suggested that since the established “sesquicentennial,” was based on the Latin semis que---“and a half”—a merging of either quarta que or qua appropriate. Of his merged options, he proclaimed “quasquicentennial” to be “the least ugly.”
By 1963 the word began to appear in dictionaries. Chapman wrote in 1965, “In the future, when festival authorities tackle the problem of a name, they may be lucky enough to locate the answers they need.
August Birthdays August 9 - Jan
Potts August 23 - Rosemary
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August 9 - Jan Potts
August 23 - Rosemary Cook
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Supply Clergy August 5 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
August 12 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
August 19 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
Healing Service August 26 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
We are indeed grateful for the clergy
who visit with us each week. Thank you for sharing with us. We are
so blessed. Monthly Schedule
August 5 Discretionary Fund
August 2,9,16,23,30 Intercessory Prayer
12:15 p.m. followed by Bible Study at 1:30 p.m.
August 1,8,15,22,29 Bible Study 5 P.M.
(light dinner) August 12 Quasquicentennial Celebration
and Potluck August 14 St. Anne’s Guild 10:30 A.M.
August 19 Joint Council
August 28 Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm
At the Assembly of God Church on US
August 5 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
August 12 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
August 19 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos Healing Service
August 26 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
We are indeed grateful for the clergy who visit with us each week. Thank you for sharing with us. We are so blessed.
August 5 Discretionary Fund
August 2,9,16,23,30 Intercessory Prayer 12:15 p.m. followed by
Bible Study at 1:30 p.m.
August 1,8,15,22,29 Bible Study 5 P.M. (light dinner)
August 12 Quasquicentennial Celebration and Potluck
August 14 St. Anne’s Guild 10:30 A.M.
August 19 Joint Council
August 28 Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm
At the Assembly of God Church on US 23
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...We are in charge of our Attitude.
Submitted by Lucienne Schulz
ASKING FOR HELP
5 tips to ask for what you need
Everyone needs a helping hand now and then but often the people who
could use the most help are those who tend to think they can do it all by
themselves. So instead of becoming overwhelmed and don’t know what to do
next, why not ask for help. Practice some of the following tips and
remember everyone needs a helping hand now and then. It gets easier to ask
the more you go for it!
Don’t worry about appearing vulnerable. Needing help is not a sign of weakness or failure. True strength comes from using all the resources that are available to you. Most times, you’ll find that people actually want to help. If you’re a little nervous, start your request by saying, "I'm not really comfortable asking for help, but I was wondering if you might be able to do something for me."
Be specific. The person you are asking will be more likely to respond favorably if they know exactly what is required of them. Instead of just telling your boss you need more time on a project, for example, ask if you can extend the deadline three days to really get it right. If you’re asking a spouse for more help around the house, give them specific chores that need tending to.
Break it down. If the help you need seems overwhelming and requires multiple hands (such as caring for an aging family member), try to break the help down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Give each person a little to do, and together you will feel more empowered in accomplishing your goal.
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Bishop John’s August Letter
I don’t remember being as conscious of the need for rain as I have been this year. I know there have been years when the grass was brown, the crops were stunted, and yields were poor. Maybe it’s because new heat records have been experienced this year combined with a drought throughout much of the nation. Maybe it’s a greater consciousness, a global perspective I lacked when I was younger. For me, growing up in Michigan, water always seemed plentiful. Now I know of places all over the planet where even a cup of water is a precious commodity.
Last night (7/26) the heavens opened, and this morning I walked into the office using an umbrella. Blessed rain: though it comes too late for some crops, it still seems an especially wonderful gift. I’m just back from the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans. While it rained there a lot, we (over 33,000 of us) were made aware of the harsh reality of women and children in other lands walking miles just to obtain fresh water. Many of us experienced a small taste of what it would be like to carry 25-40 pounds of water even a fraction of that distance. Our shoulders and backs ached even after only a mile with this burden.
We did carry the water containers as part of the ELCA “100 Wells” project. The goal was for youth and their adult leaders to raise$250,000 from donors “paying” so much a mile to provide for 100 wells to be dug in the most drought-stricken places on earth. At the end of the Gathering over $406,000 had been raised! Surely enough to make a difference, more than enough to compensate for our aching muscles. Broken Walls
A special joy at the Gathering was the day approximately 500 youth and adults from the two Lower Peninsula Synods met in a hotel ballroom for worship. A separating wall, made from large boxes, was dismantled to create a large floor cross, expressing a theme for the Gathering from Ephesians 2: For [Christ Jesus] is our peace; he…has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. Bishop Kreiss and I were among a number of bishops invited to talk with youth about the dividing walls (often literal) around the world, walls that Jesus “in his flesh” came and continues to come through us to break down. In modest but not insignificant ways, all of us were sent out to be wall-breakers, tasting what it means to no longer see others as strangers and aliens, but “citizens with the saints.”
~ Bishop John ~
Thank you Rosemary Cook for your kind words. It is always such a delight to have you with us at Hope St. John’s.
Thanks to all my church family for your love and support!
Thanks to Bud and Norma for helping with the ins and outs of newsletter mailings.
Thanks to all who keep our church looking cared for and beautiful. What a blessing!
Thanks to the leaders of the Bible Studies!
Thanks to our ushers, hosts of coffee hour, LEMS, Altar Guild, Joint Council, Hope Council, and St. John’s Vestry members.
Also St. Anne’s Guild!!!
Many thanks to Dot and Karen for all that you do for the church.
From the kitchen of Mary Lou
Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Vegetable cooking spray
One 6-oz. box seasoned croutons
1 lb. breakfast sausage
1 8-oz. pkg. shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 4-oz. can mushrooms
2 cups whole milk
1 10 1/2 oz. condensed cream of mushroom soup
Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Place sausage in sauté pan. Cook until brown . Break sausage up into small crumbles. Drain
Sprinkle sausage over croutons.
Sprinkle cheese over sausage
Drain mushrooms. Place on top of cheese.
In mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and soup; mix well & pour over sausage mixture. Cover, refrigerate 2 hrs. or overnight
Remove from refrigerator let stand 15 min.
Bake uncovered 55-60 min. 325 degrees. Remove from oven & let stand 5 min. Serve.
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Margaret Krause, Editor
Ignore the typos and the grammar, I did!
Complaints or corrections call 724-5203