On Huron Wave's January 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




Midnight Cake

1 package (2.4 oz.) Chocolate pudding mix

31/2 cups of milk

1 chocolate cake mix

1 package (12oz) chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, except use 31/2 cups milk. Remove from heat; stir in cake mix, chocolate chips and walnuts; mix well.

Bake in 9x13 inch greased cake pan 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Editor?s note:

This cake does not need frosting but---

serving it with a scoop of ice cream certainly makes it doubly delicious!


A Prayer for the New Year

Come Holy Spirit,

Spirit of the Risen Christ,

be with us today and always,

be our Light, our Guide,

and our Comforter.

Be our Strength, our Courage.

And our Sanctifier.

May this new year be a time of deep spiritual growth for us,

A time of welcoming your graces and gifts,

A time for forgiving freely and


A time for growing in virtue and goodness.

Come, Holy Spirit,

be with us today and always.



St. John's Episcopal Church Annual Meeting to be held January 22nd

The annual meeting of the Episcopal congregation will be held following the worship service. This is an important meeting. Please make every effort to be in attendance.

Hope St. John's Parish

A ministry of

Episcopal Church  USA

and the

Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America





One of the best-loved of all Christmas hymns is "Joy to the world." Listen to the first verse, where we sing "the Lord is come" ? very much like the memorial acclamation in the Eucharist, when we say "Christ is risen." "The Lord is come" says that Jesus comes to us here and now, not only on that first Christmas 2,000 years ago. The universe shifted the moment that Jesus was born, shifted toward the reality of God?s presence in and with and for God?s creation. We are faced with the task as Christians of making real that revolutionary love, here and now, in the time and place we belong to. Christmas present should look different and better than Christmas past. The other part of the first verse of "Joy to the world" that challenges us is this: "let every heart prepare him room." How did you make room for the living Christ amid the busy shopping days and decorating and parties? The only way for us to "prepare him room" that matters to the world is when we make room for Jesus to challenge us and change us, to develop us and transform us into Christ?s own hands and feet and strength and love for this time and place. To prepare him room means, perhaps, more giving than receiving; more feeding the hungry; and more real celebration of who Jesus is, the one who is always being born in our hearts and who desires always to be with us. Christmas doesn?t end on Christmas Day.. Christmas doesn?t end with Epiphany, or Lent, or Easter; Christmas is God?s continuing gift of God?s presence with us, and Christmas is our challenge to prepare room in our hearts, and in our lives. So what about Christmas future? As we pack up our ornaments for another year, fill the garage with boxes labeled "Christmas," think about how your life in January and February can continue the work of Christmas. As you pull the tinsel off the tree and put away the Frosty the Snowman videos, imagine who is lost, who is hungry, who needs peace in March and April. When the shepherds are back with their flock in the box, remember their surprise and joy, and find someplace to offer the song of the angels to someone who needs it in June. Howard Thurman puts it this way in his poem "The Work of Christmas":

When the song of the angels is stilled,

When the star in the sky is gone,

When the kings and princes are home,

When the shepherds are back with their flock,

The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,

To heal the broken,

To feed the hungry,

To release the prisoner,

To rebuild the nations,

To bring peace among brothers,

To make music in the heart.

Excerpts from a sermon by Rev. Kay Sylvester



Saint Augustine


Schedule Of Events

January    1

Discretionary Fund (no potluck)

January  4,11,18,25

Bible Study 9:30 A.M.

January 8 


January 10

St. Anne?s Guild 10:30 A.M.

January 15

Joint Council

January 22

St. John?s Annual Meeting

January 24

Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm

Richardson Elementary on River Road

Parking lot will open at 11:30 A.M.



Did you know the saying "God willing and the Creek don't rise" was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington. In his response, he was said to write, "God willing and the Creek don't rise." Because he capitalized the word "Creek" it is deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water.


In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)


As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs,

so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig... ' Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.


In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal.. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board.'

Personal hygiene left much room for improvement.. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'mind your own bee's wax.' Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt . .. . Therefore, the expression 'losing face.'


Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in 'straight laced' wore a tightly tied lace..


Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades...' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck..'


Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to 'go sip some Ale and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. 'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term 'gossip.'


At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in 'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,' hence the phrase 'minding your 'P's and Q's'.




Archives 2011

September Newsletter

October Newsletter

November Newsletter

December Newsletter





January 4 Al Luoma
January 6 Rev. James Blair
January 8 Bob Potts
January 11 Bev Saner
January 13 Bill Pullen
January 14

Dot Bissell

January 19 Pat Irving

January 29

Norma Rick


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Health Bytes January 2012

Emotion?s God?s Gift of the Heart

E motions ~ they are our best friends and worst enemies! They allow us to be "madly in love, fill with compassion for a hurting friend, or fuming mad at someone who has hurt us! But emotions also cause us pain! If we didn?t feel quite so deeply, we wouldn?t be crushed when someone we love hurts us. We wouldn?t have to deal with the sadness and pain of loneliness, or the deep grief at the death of a loved one. We wouldn?t have to face the fear of not being whom or what we think we should be.

And it is our fear ~ that "self-preservation" ~ which makes us bury our emotions. The problem is, when we block out the pain, we also seal in the hurt! And, in order to keep the pain from penetrating our armor, we create a barrier to all the good things our emotions and feelings were designed to give us! Our hearts become like solid, self-contained stone objects; incapable of feeling anything ~ not even the joy that we so desperately need and God wants so much to give us. Even when we try to open up with those we deem to be "safe", the cautious, protective layer is always ready to slam the door shut at any moment, in what has become our all-too-familiar pattern of self-protection.

But God gives us hope to free us from our trapped emotions! His Word has much to say about the topic. And there are many things we can choose to do ~ "on purpose" ~ to break down our self-protective wall and feel again. Allowing Yourself to Feel *Allow yourself the luxury of feeling your true emotions! Don?t try to cover them up or seal them in. Feelings, good or bad, happy or sad, are what make us human! They are a gift God has given to make us more like Him. Jesus demonstrated the tender ~ emotional side of the Father for us in His own moving response to the death of His good friend Lazarus. ~ When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled? (John 11:33 NIV)

Go ahead ~ cry! Yes gentlemen, that means you too! If Jesus was "man enough" to cry, why wouldn?t you? Let out the feelings that are pent up inside of you. You won?t stay healthy if you trap all of your feelings inside like a volcano waiting to erupt. Ask God to give you the freedom to cry. ~ Jesus wept. (John 11:34 NIV)

Realize that anger in itself is not a sin. It is a God-given emotion. Even Jesus, in his full-humanity got angry ~ with the religious rulers of His day (Matthew 23:27), with the money lenders in the temple (Matthew 21:12), with his hard hearted followers. (Mark 16:14) God understands the anger that can well up in us when we are in seemingly impossible situations, or when people hurt or disappoint us. It is what we do with our anger that makes it hurtful to God, to others, and to ourselves. Talk to God about your anger! He knows everything you are feeling anyway. Ask him to take the passion and energy of your anger and transform it into something good and useful! Remember, He loves you exactly where you are right now ~ emotions, anger and all. But He is the God of transformations ~ watch what He can do ~ even with your anger!

SJHS Parish Nurse Program Kim Easterle RN

* Excerpt from: Fifty Ways to Find Joy ~ on Purpose!

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale


As we close out this year let us take a brief look back at what was accomplished and what ended so that we can make informed decisions in the year 2012.

Many steps were taken to assist with aid and support for those in need in our community. Once again Hope St. John?s joined the church community in the Grocery Give Away program (and will continue as long as needed), we contributed to the Loaves and Fishes Café, also to F.I.S.H and Shelter Incorporated. Hope St. John?s has come to the aid of many with immediate needs with gas cards, food cards, boxes of Angel Food, driving individuals to doctor appointments, money to help pay rent and even the purchase of a refrigerator and stove.

Through the Synod and the Diocese we have donated to the needs of people world wide.

In September our Angel Food Ministry came to an abrupt end when the Wingo family called a halt to the ministry. We miss all the people who came to Hope St. John?s once a month for food and to help distribute the food. They became part of our family.

The building and grounds have been "spiffed up" and we have many things on our priority list to tackle this coming spring and summer. One recent expense was a new hot water heater for the Altar Guild room!

Last but not least, two very memorable events were held; the Candelight Memorial Service for the five people who died in the great fire of 1911 and the Annual Mini Retreat in September.

What does 2012 have in store for us? We

ask the good Lord to be with us in this

New Year and to guide us in making

decisions that will be pleasing to Him.



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



On January 10th at 10:30 A.M. the ladies of St. Anne?s plan to gather for the first meeting in the year 2012. They also plan to UNDECORATE the fellowship hall. This is one of those "more the merrier" occasions. When the decorations were put up some of the ladies (and men) had not brought in a bag lunch so Dot Bissell made a run to the fast food, which made the work even more like a party. All are welcome to join in the fellowship. You may bring a sandwich or some money for the purchase of "calories"! After the all the wholesome food of the Christmas season, a fast food fix just might be what is needed. Hope to see you there.



Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.


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



Yes In this world where God creates with deep beauty and profound mystery.

In this world where so many yearn for God?s healing and peace.

In this world where some have thought God has forsaken us:

Yes Here, in this world, the grace of G

Not just in this world but for you.

Yes For you, weary from trying to meet the expectations of others.

For you, worrying about an uncertain future,

For you, wondering if you are worthy.

Yes For you, the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation.

Not just for you but for all.

Yes For all, salvation has come in the wonder of God in mercy bending low to meet us in our humanity.

In the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection.

In the power and promise of the gospel?s proclamation,

God?s goodness and loving-kindness has appeared in the Savior Jesus.

So with angelic messengers and witnessing shepherds, we raise our voices:

"Glory to God in the highest heaven and

on earth peace among those whom

he favors"

Mark S. Hanson

Presiding Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America



Poinsettias that decorated the church for Christmas were given to the Glory of God by:

Beverly Saner, in memory of loved ones

Norma & Hershel Lee, and for their many blessings

Yvonne & Arnie Colbath, and for their many blessings

Don & Lucienne Shulz

Rose Marie & John MacDonald

Bill & Julie Dorcey, and in loving memory of Michael Houghtby

Charles & Harriet Flanders, and in memory of Frances and Mary Flanders

Doug Stewart, and in loving memory of Joyce Haglund Stewart

Margaret Krause, and in memory of Rhea, Ted, & Marilyn Matthews & Marian Kies

Dot Bissell, and in loving memory of her parents, Oke & Sophie Olson, and grandson, Nathaniel Williams.


Supply Clergy

January 1  BCP Rev. Peter Cominos
January 8 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
January 15 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos          Healing Service
January 22 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
January 29 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos

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



Selling Bibles

A pastor concluded that his church was getting into very serious financial troubles. While checking the church storeroom, he discovered several cartons of new bibles that had never been opened and distributed.

So at his Sunday sermon, he asked for three volunteers from the congregation who would be willing to sell the bibles door-to-door for $10 each to raise the desperately needed money for the church.

Jack, Paul and Louie all raised their hands to volunteer for the task. The minister knew that Jack and Paul earned their living as salesmen and were likely capable of selling some bibles.. But he had serious doubts about Louie who was a local farmer, who had always kept to himself because he was embarrassed by his speech impediment.

Poor Louie stuttered badly. But, NOT WANTING TO discourage Louie, the minister decided to let him try anyway.

He sent the three of them away with the back seat of their cars stacked with bibles. He asked them to meet with him and report the results of their door-to-door selling efforts the following Sunday.

Anxious to find out how successful they were, the minister immediately asked Jack, 'Well, Jack, how did you make out selling our bibles last week?'

Proudly handing the reverend an envelope, Jack replied, 'Using my sales prowess, I was able to sell 20 bibles, and here's the $200 I collected on behalf of the church.'

'Fine job, Jack!' The minister said, vigorously shaking his hand... 'You are indeed a fine salesman and the Church is indebted to you.'

Turning to Paul, 'And Paul, how many bibles did you sell for the Church last week?'

Paul, smiling and sticking out his chest, confidently replied, 'I am a professional salesman. I sold 28 bibles on behalf of the church, and here's $280 I collected.'

The minister responded, 'That's absolutely splendid, Paul. You are truly a professional salesman and the church is indebted to you.'

Apprehensively, the minister turned to Louie and said, 'And Louie, did you manage to sell any bibles last week?' Louie silently offered the minister a large envelope. The minister opened it and counted the contents. 'What is this?' the minister exclaimed. 'Louie, there's $3200 in here! Are you suggesting that you sold 320 bibles for the church, door to door, in just one week?'

Louie just nodded.

'That's impossible!' both Jack and Paul said in unison. 'We are professional salesmen, yet you claim to have sold 10 times as many bibles as we could.'

'Yes, this does seem unlikely,' the minister agreed. 'I think you'd better explain how you managed to accomplish this, Louie.'

Louie shrugged.. 'I-I-I re-re-really do-do-don't kn-kn-know f-f-f-for sh-sh-sh-sure,'

he stammered.

Impatiently, Peter interrupted. 'For crying out loud, Louie, just tell us what you said to them when they answered the door!'

'A-a-a-all I-I-I s-s-said wa-wa-was,' Louis replied, 'W-w-w-w-would y-y-y-you l-l-l-l-l-like t-t-to b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-b-bible f-f-for t-t-ten b-b-b-bucks ---o-o-o-or--- wo-wo-would yo-you

j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me t-t-to st-st-stand h-h-here and r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-you??'

Hope St. John's Christmas 2011


Christmas Buffet and Sing-a-long

What a wonderful meal! On Sunday, December 18th, St. Anne?s Guild furnished two roasted turkeys and everyone brought a dish to share---everything from relishes to yummy deserts. The fellowship hall was beautifully decorated with greenery, tinsel and a Christmas tree. After completely stuffing ourselves we sang Christmas songs accompanied by RoseMarie MacDonald at the piano It was a fun day and it is hoped that this will become an annual event

Many thanks to Dot Bissell for all her work and to Santa?s helpers, Jan and Bob Potts.!!.




New Years Trivia

1. Under which calendar is New Year's Day Jan. 1?

A. Julian Calendar B. Gregorian Calendar C. Jewish Calendar D. Chinese Calendar

2. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the New Year for what religion?

A. Muslim B. Christian C. Buddhist D. Jewish

3. Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that begins Dec. 26 and extends through Jan. 1st. What does the word mean in Swahili?

A. First fruits B. First people C. First days D. First dance

4. What calendar determines the date of the Chinese New Year?

A. Lunar B. Solar C. Chinese D. Zen

5. In the Middle Ages most European countries used the Julian calendar, so they observed New Year's Day when?

A. Feb. 14 B. March 25 C. April 1 D. May 21


Did you know the saying "God willing and the Creek don't rise" was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington. In his response, he was said to write, "God willing and the Creek don't rise." Because he capitalized the word "Creek" it is deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water.


In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)


As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs,

Answers New Years Trivia

1. B Gregorian calendar

2. D Jewish

3. A First Fruits

4. A Lunar

5. B March 25th


We've Got Mail

Christmas wishes were received from Sharon Ann Wheeler, Gloria Wurth, Rosalie Peterson, Dennis and Lori Shepherd, Helen Cottrill, Lucienne and Don Schulz, Penny Mullen, Hope Anglican Church and Emmanuel Mission, and Todd and Ann Ousley. A note and a donation was received from Maris Deacon?s son, John. We also received many e-mail greetings. Absolutely a delight to hear from all our church family and friends! God Bless and Happy New Year!



I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you to every member of Hope St. John's Parish".

You are Hope St. John's.

Thank you to all who contributed to the Poinsettia flower fund. The church was beautiful!

A very special thank you to Shirley Sproul for being in charge of the Annual Mini Retreat for these many years and to Harriet Ellwein for chairing the Memorial Service for the people who died in the great fire of 1911.

God Bless!

Margaret Krause, Editor

Ignore the typos and grammar, I did!

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