On Huron Wave's February Newsletter 2012
Editor: Margaret Krause
Sunday worship 9:30 AM
223 E Mill St
PO Box 338
Oscoda MI 48750-0338
Glorifying God as faithful servants of Christ
Church-wide, regional leaders
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.
Hope St. John's Parish
A ministry of
Episcopal Church USA
and theEvangelical Lutheran Church
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
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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
HELPFUL TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING
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
Pray For Ray Anderson Barbara Bergstrom Addison Bottjen
Maris Deacon Kerry Decker Carol Gardner
Bob & Bev Hunt
Bill Knapp Carel LeCureux
Chris Loveless Linda Loveless Gary Maaske
Allan Manser (Bill Pullen’s
son-in-law) Susan (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
Navy Jay Bergstreeser Jarred Loveless Tim Callaham Christopher Morris Mitchell Curley Jayson & Tonya Rayner
We Pray For
Bob & Bev Hunt
(Bill Pullen’s son-in-law)
Prayer List For Our Military
United States Air Force
United States Marine Corp
United States Army
Stephany & Joel Therrion
United States Navy
Jayson & Tonya Rayner
THE LOAVES AND FISHES CAFÉ IS ONCE AGAIN UP AND RUNNING
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
TIME AND A BANK ACCOUNT
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.
MOSES AND THE RED SEA
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
We are indeed grateful for the clergy who visit with us each week. Thank you for sharing with us. We are so blessed.
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."
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
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
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 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
Margaret Krause, Editor
Ignore the typos and grammar, I did!
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