On Huron Wave's February   Newsletter 2012

Editor: Margaret Krause

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Sunday worship 9:30 AM

223 E Mill St

PO Box 338

Oscoda MI 48750-0338

Email: hope-st.john@sbcglobal.net

Tel: (989)739-7785

Glorifying God as faithful servants of Christ


Joint Council

Bud Rick -President

Julie Dorcey
Karen Rademacher - Vice President Hershel Lee
Margaret Krause - Secretary Rosalie Peterson
Bob Potts - Treasurer Norma Lee

John Rademacher

Dot Bissell

Hope Council

Karen Rademcaher - President Don Schulz
Dot Bissell - V. President/Secretary Lucienne Schulz
Bob Potts -Treasurer John Rademacher

St. John'sVestry

Norma Lee -Sr Warden

& Convocation Representative

Bud Rick - Junior Warden

Bill Dorcey

Rose Marie MacDonald - Clerk

Julie Dorcey

Margaret Krause -Secretary

Hershel Lee

Bob Potts - Treasurer

Harriet Ellwein

Bev Gardner

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
Naomi Deo President of the Northern Convocation



If you would like to help with the purchase of Easter Lilies, please sign up on the bulletin board or send your name to: Hope St. John’s Parish, P.O. Box 338, Oscoda, MI 48750. Please include the name of the person(s) you wish the Lily to be in memory of or in honor. The donation is $15.00. Please make your check payable to Hope St. John’s Parish. Thank you.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012
5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Please let our Chef, Bill Dorcey, know if you plan to attend
it will help him with the ordering of supplies.
All are welcome! Donations please.

Hope St. John's Parish

A ministry of

Episcopal Church  USA

and the

Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America




By Martha Smock

I am continually amazed to discover how very human the Bible is, how very human the stories of Jesus and His disciples are. For a long time the thought “What is that to thee? follow thou me” has been one that I have used when I found myself becoming disturbed by situations that were really outside of my own province. When I looked up the words in the Bible I thought, Why, Jesus used them in the same sense that I have been using them!”

Jesus was talking with Simon Peter about the work that lay before him, but Peter, the apostle John relates, “turning about, seeth the disciple who Jesus loved . . . Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.”

How often we are more concerned about what the other fellow is going to do than about what we know we should do. How often do we say, “But what about him?”

I grew up in a large family and I remember how often there was protest if one of us was asked to do something that the others were not .

One of the helpful lessons we can learn is to do what is before us to do without looking about to see what the other fellow is doing.

To learn to live our own life as well as we know how and to be willing to let the other person live his is one path to peace of mind.

It is really childish to fret about what another person does or does not do, especially if we let it keep us from accomplishing our own purposes.

Gossip is a cause of great inharmony and unhappiness in human relations; human beings are hurt and perhaps humiliated by some tale that is repeated and repeated about them.

If when we are tempted to pass along a piece of gossip we should stop and say to ourselves, “What is that to you?” we should find it easy to let the gossip die with us, to follow the Christ within, which Is the very spirit of understanding and generosity and kindness itself.

Whether the gossip is true does not make any difference. It still is not our business to discuss unfavorably or unkindly another human being.

The “what-is-that-to-thee” attitude of mind helps us to overcome envy. Many persons are envious of others. They cannot bear to see another person succeed. They look upon every accomplishment of another as a reflection on their progress. If we find ourselves feeling envious of another person, if we find ourselves grudging in our praise of him, critical of his achievements, we need to remind ourselves, “What is that to thee? follow thou me.” What another person accomplishes or does not accomplish neither adds to nor detracts from our own accomplishment. We have our own talents, our own merits, our own power to achieve, and the expression of these is our only concern.

If every worker in every office could develop a “what-is-that-to-thee” state of mind, much inharmony and friction would automatically disappear. In many offices inharmony exists between the workers because everyone is minding everyone else’s business. A competent worker is not happy in his work because the worker sitting at the next desk to his fritters away the hours. A promotion is given a person in the office, and the whole office force feels resentful toward the person chosen for promotion. A quiet worker resents the noisy worker; the nonuser of the telephone resents the constant user of the telephone. The “fresh air fiend” resents the worker with the closed-window habit.

Now the person in charge of an office needs to concern himself with such things, but as to the rest, for all their worrying and fretting. For all their criticism and condemnation, there is but one answer: “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.”

If as children in a family we needed to learn that our business was to do the things before us and not to worry about what the other children were going to do, as adult members of a family we need to learn this lesson even more. Many families are so concerned with the actions of all of its members that there is no peace left for any of them. “Why is she doing as she is?” “What made John buy that big home on his income?” “Why doesn’t Mary train her children better?” Grownups, yes, but children still needing to learn to say, “What is that to thee? follow thou me.”

In-laws need to develop such an attitude even more, for they are suddenly thrown together in a family relationship whether they like one another or not. I know a mother-in-law who really maintains an attitude of unconcern as to the actions and conduct of her sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, and she is one mother-in-law who is much loved. She said once when someone was questioning her daughter-in-law’s way of doing things that if her daughter-in-law wanted to put her kitchen stove in the middle of the living room it was all right with her. This mother-in-law follows in a practical way the idea “What is that to you?”

“What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” The last part of this statement is as important as the first, if not, more so. If we were merely to shrug our shoulders mentally and say, “What is that to you?” we should be only half right. The clue to progress, to peace of mind, to happiness lies in the words “Follow thou me” is the call of the Christ within.

When we compare the things that disturb us and upset us with the power of the Christ within us we see them for what they are ---nothing. We can say, “What is that to you?” and answer truthfully, “Nothing.”

What is that to thee?  Follow thou me.”

Copyright Daily Word

 Monthly Schedule

February 5

Potluck and Discretionary Fund

February 1,8,15,             

Bible Study 9:30 A.M.

February 22, 29

Lenten Bible Study & Service 9:30 am

February 14

St. Anne’s Guild 10:30 A.M.

February 19

Joint Council

February 21

Pancake Supper 5 to 7 PM

February 22 Ash Wednesday Service 7 PM
February 28 Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm  

Richardson Elementary on River Road   Parking lot will open at 11:30 A.M.



The first day of Lent is February 22nd.

Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is a somber day of reflection on what needs to change in our lives if we are to be fully Christians. It was not always the way we know it today. Ashes marked on the forehead of worshippers were not given to everyone, but only to the public penitents who were brought before the church. Much like Hester Prynne bearing her scarlet letter, these open and notorious sinners were marked publicly with the sign of their disgrace.

As time went on, others began to show their humility and their affection for the penitents by asking that they, too, be marked as sinners. Finally, the

number of penitents grew so large that the imposition of ashes was extended to the whole congregation in services similar to those that are observed in many Christian churches on Ash Wednesday.

We who will bear the ashes upon our foreheads stand with those whose sins may be more public, but not, according to the Scriptures, more grievous to the heart of God. And so we make our confessions. . . . If you only knew the secrets of my heart, if you only knew the sins that I am capable of contemplating, if you only knew some of the schemes I have considered and of course God does know - then you would know that I, too, am a sinner.

Ashes are signs that we are all in this sin business together, and that the difference between the good in us and the bad in us is sometimes frightfully thin. We so often fall short of the Faith we claim. We have treated people as things and we have treated things as if they were valuable people. And so we look into our hearts and make the ancient prayer of one notorious sinner our own: "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10; )

Lent is a season that reminds us to repent and get our lives centered, our priorities straight, and our hearts clean. This holy season offers us a new chance to say, "yes" to the Lover of our Souls who created us, who made us in his own image. Lent is the time for a restoration project that will reveal the beauty of God’s design for us, showing once again the scale, proportion, and priorities intended by our Maker.

Further, Lent is a season of hope and with ashes on our foreheads and hope in our hearts, we go forth to love and serve. For by God’s grace in Christ, we do not have to stay the way we are

Stuart Malloy

Copyright 2011

Christian Resource Institute

Lord, who throughout these forty days

For us didst fast and pray,

Teach us with Thee to mourn our sins,

And close by Thee to stay.

Lenten Hymn

Father, be with us as we cleanse our hearts for the months ahead. Amen.


Archives 2011

September Newsletter

October Newsletter

November Newsletter

December Newsletter






February 2 Karen Rademacher

February 11

Norma Lee

February 14

Arnie Colbath

February 22

Bill Dorcey





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Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!

Health-Bytes February 2012

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

Stress: you know the feeling; everything is coming undone. You feel as though your whole world is crumbling before your eyes. You may call it affliction, anxiety or tension. You are possibly physically ill with that stress headache or high blood pressure. You would give anything for that stress to be replaced with comfort, happiness and peace. Take comfort from these bible verses and pray the prayer below asking the Lord to lift your burdens. "Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light". Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) "I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid." John 14:27 (NLT) "I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe." Psalm 4:8 (NLT)

Dear Lord, I need you now because I am full of stress and anxiety. Reading your Word brings comfort, as I ask you to come and take my heavy burdens. I take each burden, one by one, and lay them at your feet. Please carry them for me so that I don’t have to. Replace them with your humble and gentle yoke so that I will find rest for my soul today. I receive your gift of peace of mind and heart. Thank you that I can lie down tonight in peace and sleep. I know that you, Lord, will keep me safe. I am not afraid because you are always with me. Please keep me daily, Lord, in your perfect peace. Amen

SJHS Parish Nurse Program Kim Easterle RN



1. Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights—lasts 6 weeks.

2. Squeak proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol. This one trick can make badly streaking and squeaking wipes change to near perfect silence and clarity.

3. Ice proof your windows with vinegar. Just fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water and spritz it on the windows at night. In the morning, they will be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raise the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing.

4. Prevent doors from freezing shut with cooking spray. Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors and rub it in with paper towels. The cooking spray prevents water from melting on the rubber.

5. Fog proof your windshield with shaving cream. Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield and wipe it off with paper towels.

Thanks again to John and Ro MacDonald



We Pray For

Ray Anderson

Barbara Bergstrom

Addison Bottjen

Helen Cottrell

Linda Curtis

Maris Deacon

Kerry Decker

Carol Gardner

Stan Girard

Sally Hall-Janssen

Keegan Harrington

Doug Hennigar

Carma Housler

Bob & Bev Hunt

Bill Knapp

Carel LeCureux

Charlton Lee

Hershel Lee

Norma Lee

Jeff Light

Sarah Light

Chris Loveless

Linda Loveless

Gary Maaske

Desi Marroquin

Diane Martinez

Eli Masich

Tom McLure

Joan Miller

Megan Morris

Steve Moorish

Steve O’Dell

Shelly Paton-Mills

Sarah Perry

Rosalie Peterson

Christine Purnell

Lori Shepherd

Darl Weishuhn

Ron Branda

Allan Manser

(Bill Pullen’s son-in-law)


(Rosalie’s daughter)


Prayer List For Our Military

United States Air Force

United States Marine Corp

Arron Engle

James Rohrer

Melanie Engle

John Rohrer

Cory Rick

United States Army

Jonathan Matthews

Christopher Scott

Anthony Sidoti

Kyle Shepherd

Stephany & Joel Therrion

United States Navy

Jay Bergstreeser

Jarred Loveless

Tim Callaham

Christopher Morris

Mitchell Curley

Jayson & Tonya Rayner





Monday and Thursday.. From 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

At the United Methodist Church in Oscoda

The meal is free (monetary donations accepted)

soup, sandwiches, drink and dessert



Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do?  Draw out every cent, of course?  Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!    The clock is running!! Make the most of today. To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train. To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics. Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why its called the present.


On The Light Side

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* 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.





Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. 'Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt . When he got to the Red Sea , he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.'

'Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?' his Mother asked. 'Well, no, Mom.. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!'

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February 12, 2012 22nd Annual Snow Box Derby

22nd Annual Snow Box Derby!

Down on the Farm! To enter contact the AuSable Oscoda

Chamber of Commerce

Thank You

Thank you to our greeters and our ushers for your warm, friendly and helpful assistance.

Good Job!

Thank you to all our Readers, you do a wonderful job! Hear, Hear!!!

Thank you to the people who are willing to read the Prayers of the People and to assist in other ways. Yea Team!

Thank you to our Joint Council, Hope Council, and St. John’s Vestry members. Every one of you goes the extra mile for Hope St. John’s. Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Thank you to the Altar Guild who help in so many ways. They manage the scheduling and ordering of supplies and flowers for each and every Sunday. They prepare the Altar and Table each week and take care of the linens. And they make certain the brass gleams! LOUD APPLAUSE!!!

Thank you to our leaders Bud Rick, Norma Lee, Karen Rademacher and Dot Bissell their contributions too numerous to list. Bravo! Bravo!


Jan’s Cherry Dump Cake

1 yellow or white cake mix

1 can of cherry pie filling

1 can crushed pineapple drained

1 cup of coconut

1 cup of butter cut into squares

1 cup of chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 13x9 pan

On the bottom---- layer

1 can of cherries

drained pineapple

cake mix



squares of butter over the top

bake 1 hour



Supply Clergy  

February 5  BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
February 12 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
February 19 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos          Healing Service
February 22  BCP Rev. Peter Cominos     Ash Wednesday
 February 26   ELW Rev. Gary Grieger

We are indeed grateful for the clergy who visit with us each week. Thank you for sharing with us. We are so blessed.



A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life. When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.. When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,' Thanks for all the things

I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.' For all the people who do so much for others, but think that no one ever sees.

Little eyes see a lot…… Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, nurse, friend) influences the life of a child.

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What is a grandparent?

 If you are not a grandparent you will still love this. If you are it shows how precious the babies are and what we mean to them.

(Taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)

1. Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people's.

2. A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!

3. Grandparents don't have to do anything except to be there when we come to see them.. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.

4. When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

5. They show us and talk to us about the colors of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'

6. They don't say, 'Hurry up.'

7. Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

8. They wear glasses and funny underwear. They can take their teeth and gums out.

9. Grandparents don't have to be smart.

10. They have to answer questions like 'Why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'

11. When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again.

12. Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

13. They know we should have snack time before bed time, and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we've acted bad.

14. It' funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.


We’ve Got Mail

Lovely notes were received from Penny Mullen and Lucienne Schulz. Penny had lots of company for Christmas. Bev, our world traveler, sent an e-mail thanking everyone for prayers for her safe travel.

Lucienne included the following from a Senior’s Devotional Bible Calendar to share with all!

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise;

God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

I Corinthians 1:27

We may feel that we are too weak and insignificant to achieve much for God at our time of life, but Paul assures us that he has chosen nonentities to do battle for him. Our very weakness and dependence open the way for a greater display of his power and grace. It is not a revolutionary thought that God is willing to use us, not "INSPITE OF" our weakness, but actually "BECAUSE" of it!

J. Oswald Sanders

Thank you, Lucienne. I too believe that nothing is beyond us if God is behind us! He will give us everything we need to carry out his plans. God’s will be done!


Daily Scripture Readings for Lent

Ash Wed., February 26

God’s loving message has always been "it’s never too late to change."

Joel 2:12-18


Thursday, February 23

One Thing Is Certain

All people, even Christ, have suffered in life, but life does not end there.

Luke 9: 22-25


Friday, February 24

Daily Bread

We need not fast from hearing God’s Word or speaking his truth to the world/

Isaiah 58: 1-9


Saturday, February 25

Leave it Behind

When Jesus calls you by name, you don’t need anything to follow him.

Luke 5: 27-32


Sunday, February 26

Divine Archer

God’s rainbow bounds through the sky, promising salvation for all.

Genesis 9: 8-15


Monday, February 27

Rules of the Road

The Commandments keep us together in trust and service on our way.

Leviticus 19: 1-18


Tuesday, February 28

How to Pray

When you pray this Lent, reflect on what you will say, not how you will say it.

Matthew 6: 7-15


Wednesday, February 29

One Day

One Word, one death, is enough witness to God’s redemption of the world.

Jonah 3: 1-10

*The Lenten Calendar with daily reading schedule will be on the bulletin board



God Bless!

Margaret Krause, Editor

Ignore the typos and grammar, I did!

Complaints or corrections 724-5203