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Hope St. John's Parish

A ministry of

Episcopal Church USA

and the

Evangelical Lutheran Churchin America

Sunday worship 9:30 AM

223 E Mill St

PO Box 338

Oscoda MI 48750-0338

Email: hope-st.john@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.hopestjohnsparish.com

Tel: (989)739-7785

Glorifying God as faithful servants of Christ






Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.







Schedule of Community and Area Events for July


July 4th Parade will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Skeel Street on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base


9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The annual fireworks display provided- by the Oscoda and AuSable Townships will be held at dusk at the Shoreline Park (behind the Chamber of Commerce office). Please come and enjoy all the fun and excitement of this important day in our nation. Bring your chairs and refreshments but be sure to clean up after yourself.

Oscoda Rotary 2012 Concerts at 7 p.m.:

July 5th - The George Schwedler Trio, July 12th - the Blue Abusers, July 19th- - Soundwaves, July 26th - Victory Trio

July 7 Ice Cream Social at the Lakewood Shores Beach Club from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Public welcome!Harrisville

July 7 Harrisville Lions Annual Duck Race

July 7 Annual Children’s Parade at 1 p.m.Decorate Bikes. Strollers, or just yourself. Line up at Richard’s Pharmacy at 1:00 p.m.

July 7 Flying Aces Professional Frisbee Dog Show at the Harrisville Harbor at 2 p.m. Founder Brian Hayes takes his audience through the history of Frisbees, gives them a quick overview of the dog training and tips. The show ends with the team performing amazing tricks. The show is followed by a Frisbee contest for kids with autographed Frisbees for the winnersJuly7 Art in the Tent at Dragonfly Art Gallery.July 7–8 Craftmakers’ Cabin Annual Craft Show- 60 Crafters around the cabin at 106 S. State St.,

July 7 Fireworks at the Harbor at duskJuly 11 Harrisville Harbor Nights at 7 p.m.

July 14-15 Harrisville Antiques & Collectibles Show at the Harrisville Harbor.July 18 Harrisville Lions Club Pulled Pork BBQ Dinner and Ice Cream Social at the Harrisville Harbor.18 Harrisville Harbor Nights at 7 p.m.July 20 Comedy and Juggling with Joel Tacey at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. everyone is welcome. July 21 Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival-Michigan vintners, breweries serve wine and beer; area restaurants serve food from12 to 6 p.m. at the Harrisville

July 11 Harrisville Harbor Nights at 7 p.m.

July 14-15 Harrisville Antiques & Collectibles Show at the Harrisville Harbor.

July 18 Harrisville Lions Club Pulled Pork BBQ Dinner and Ice Cream Social at the Harrisville Harbor.18 Harrisville Harbor Nights at 7 p.m.

July 20 Comedy and Juggling with Joel Tacey at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. everyone is welcome.

July 21 Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival-Michigan vintners, breweries serve wine and beer; area restaurants serve food from12 to 6 p.m. at the Harrisville


Archives 2011

September Newsletter

October Newsletter

November Newsletter

December Newsletter










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



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

Dot Bissell

John Rademacher

Julie Dorcey

Bill Dorcey

Hershel Lee

Rosalie Peterson


Karen Rademacher - President

Dot Bissell - Vice President

Bob Potts -Treasurer

John Rademacher

Don Schulz

Lucienne Schulz


Norma Lee – Sr. Warden & Convocation Representative

Bill Dorcey – Junior Warden

Rose Marie MacDonald - Clerk

Margaret Krause – Secretary

Bob Potts – Treasurer

Harriet Ellwein

Bud Rick

Bev Gardner

Hershel Lee

Julie Dorcey




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



July 1 John Rademacher

July 2 ` Margaret Krause

July 10 Doug Hennigar

July 19 Bud Rick

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Thanks to Lucienne Schulz




Supply Clergy



July 1

Episcopal Service

Rev Peter Cominos

July 8

Lutheran Service

Rev Douglas Kahl

July 15

Episcopal Service

Rev Peter Cominos

July 22

Lutheran Service

Rev Gary Grieger

July 29

Episcopal Service

Rev Peter Cominos

Monthly Schedule

July 1 Potluck & Discretionary Fund

July 5,12,19,26 Intercessory Prayer 12:15 p.m. followed by

Bible Study at 1:30 p.m.

July 11,18,25 Bible Study 5 p.m. (light dinner)

July 10 St. Anne’s Guild 10:30 A.M.

July 15 Joint Council

July 22 Hope Lutheran Congregational Meeting

July 24 Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm

At the Assembly of God Church on US 23



July 2012 Congregational


For Eyes to See the Holy

A week following my return from LSPS, the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (Austin, TX), I still bask in the memories of virtually nonstop hospitality. The warmth I experienced in this brief sabbatical time was far more than from Texas sun. It was in the small but energetic faculty and staff and in the 27 others who came from around the U.S. to increase their fluency in Spanish and to be immersed in Hispanic culture. Almost always there was another conversation and/or another meal in the offing with new friends.

Perhaps most important to me was a new appreciation for the holy. What I have witnessed in Honduras over the years and now at this seminary was a daily mindfulness of God, as natural as breathing. This mindfulness was embedded in the language and in virtually every encounter. Because of the poverty in which so many Hispanic people live, I think this awareness is heightened. I think it is analogous to a person who is blind whose other senses are often elevated beyond what sighted persons possess.

I came back from Texas praying that I would not lose the Spanish I was beginning to acquire but more importantly the eyes to see the holy in every visit and phone call, and that on every day I would be privileged to walk with others on this earthly journey.

For my “spiritual guides” during those nine days in Texas, the holy was manifested most clearly in the ease with which they would pray. Even at a restaurant we would quietly pray with the wait staff (some of whom were probably undocumented) in gratitude for their service and in petition for God to guide them on paths that would lead to the full expression of their gifts and freedom from fear. I learned that such prayers were deeply coveted. I learned even with my seatmate on my flight home that such prayers transcended cultures. While many of us who are Anglo may be more reticent about “instant prayer,” I think there is a yearning in all of us to see the presence and providence of God in every circumstance. Our challenge may well be to more readily see and name aloud that presence and providence.

Through such prayers we bless one another, so important when we know how precarious or fragile life is for so many around us. We, as members of the priesthood of all believers, are commissioned to first listen carefully, but be ready to offer a blessing. Perhaps more than one can ever fully appreciate; this is a powerful way the Word creates hope and new life in our neighbor.

~ Bishop John



Celebrating 125 Years of Serving the Community

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

More information in the August Newsletter

On the Light Side

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.

As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

“You know” he said, “I am 87 years old and have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?”

The driver said, “No problem. Have at it.”

Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway.

A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.

The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo. He got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure.

The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.

He told the supervisor, “I know we are supposed to enforce the law ….but I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.”

The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the president,”

The trooper said, “No, he’s even more important than that.”

The supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”

The young trooper said, “I think it’s Jesus because he’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!”

Thanks to Lucienne and Don Schulz

A sweet little boy surprised his grandmother one morning and brought her a cup of coffee. He made it himself and was so proud. He anxiously waited to hear the verdict on the quality of the coffee. The grandmother had never in her life had such a bad cup of coffee, and as she forced down the last sip she noticed three of those little green army guys in the bottom of the cup.

She asked, “Honey, why would three little green army guys be in the bottom of my cup?”

Her grandson replied, “You know grandma, it’s like on TV, the best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup.”

Thanks to Harriet Ellwein

Reminder from last month

Did you see a speck in your neighbor’s eye?

Have you noticed a log in your eye?

Have you removed the log yet?

Matthew 7: 1-5


A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was
getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then
getting the patient medically cared for within 3
hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR .

Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to
recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask
the individual to SMILE.

*Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
(I.e. It is sunny out today.)

R *Ask him or her to

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his/her tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

Submitted by Karen Rademacher



Mental exercises are key to better brain function.

Grab a pencil! Write your name backward and upside down.

It is hard to do, right?

But if researchers and neurologists are correct, doing exercises like these just might buy you a bit more time with a healthy brain.

In labs, those who engaged in mentally challenging games do show improvement in cognitive functioning. They get faster at speed games and stronger in memory games.

Diet, exercise and mental maneuvers all may boost brain health in ways science still doesn’t understand.

Keeping your brain agile needn’t take a lot of time, money or even a crossword puzzle. Here are some fun, quick challenges from a neurobics presenter. Cheryl Deep:

Switch it up: Use your nondominant hand to drive your computer mouse or brush your teeth. Slip your watch on the opposite wrist. Turn it upside down.

Refocus senses: Turn off the TV volume and follow the action by the visuals only, or keep the volume on and close your eyes to imagine what’s going on.

Fine-tuning senses: As a passenger in a car on a familiar route, close your eyes and follow the route in your mind. Open your eyes periodically to see if you are right.

Turn the page; Read a book upside down.

Trash talk; Avoid the word “the” for a two minute conversation challenge. Partners keep count of each other’s “the’s” while trying not to say any of their own.

Tips from researchers

A few more tips for everyday living from researchers and clinicians:

Grab your sneakers and a friend:

A good walk is not only aerobic exercise, chatting with friends----discussing a recent book, for example ----can stimulate new ways of thinking.

Join the club: Visiting with friends, volunteer work and other social connections may protect against cognitive decline over the long run.

Get your Zzzz’s: Sleep deprivation blunts memory and executive functioning. A power nap---no more than 20 minutes---can help too!

Toss the tobacco, limit alcohol: Research has linked smoking to a quicker loss of memory as we age; likewise, drinks should be limited to one a day for women and two for men.

Play: Some research suggests that online games involving problem solving, speed and memory might sharpen cognitive prowess. Try www.luminosity.com, www.happy-neuron.com or games at www.aarp.ore/health/brain-health/brain-games.

Many websites require subscriptions, but offer free trial periods.

Excerpts from the Detroit Free Press article written by Robin Erb, Medical Writer



The Rotary Club of Oscoda will be giving away TWO bikes this year as part of the 4th of July Parade activities.

Boys 20'' Huffy Turbulent BMX, front and rear caliper brakes, rear coaster brakes, steel frame and 20inchx2.125in knobby tires

Girls 20'' Huffy Rosie, Steel BMX frame front and rear alloy caliber brakes, front and rear pegs and 20''x 1.95'' Freestyle tires

Both bikes come with a one year warranty


1. Register at the parade line up which will take place at the Oscoda Community Center on the former base. There will be Rotarians near the Rotary float signing up children for the bikes. Line up is noon with the parade starting at 1:00pm.

2. All entries must be in by the start of the parade.

3. All kids entering the giveaway MUST participate in the Children's Bike Parade. Bikes must be decorated in a patriotic theme, and helmets must be worn. If a child does not have a bike they may walk in the parade but also must be dressed in patriotic attire.

4. Each participant may enter for the boys or the girl's bike, not both.

5. The drawing for the bikes will take place at the end of the parade route, The Circle of Flags.

6. The Cat in the Hat will also be joining the children in the parade.


Independence Day Quiz

1. Which of the following rights is quaranteed by the first amendment?

A. right to bear arms c. freedom of religion

b. right to vote d. all of the above


2. What is the title of the head of a city government?

a. mayor c. governor

b. chancellor d. chairman of the board


3. Who has the ability to declare war?

a. The President c. The Joint Chiefs

b. The Secretary of Defense d. The Congress


4. How many full terms may a Senator serve?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 4

d. no term limits for Senator


5. How many years is a full term for a Representative?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 4

 d. no term limit


6. How many branches of government do we have?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. zero


7. Which is part of the Judicial Branch at the federal level?

a. The Supreme Court b. The Senate

b. The Congress d. The Presidential Cabinet


8. Who elects the President of the United States?

a. The House of Representatives c. The Senate

b. The Electoral College d. The State Governors


9. The Constitution has how many Amendments?

a. 23

b. 27

 c. 31

d. 33

10.How many Amendments have been proposed officially by Congress but never ratified?

a. none

b. 1

c. 6

d. 12


11. Which of these amendments is a ratified and a current amendment?

Declaring it illegal to desecrate the American Flag

Equality of rights regardless of gender

Restricting marriages in all States to be between a man and a woman

Prohibiting the importing of liquor into States where it is illegal

12. How many Presidents have been impeached?

a. None

b. 1

c. 2

d. 4

Answers on last page



Margaret Krause, Editor

Ignore the typos and the grammar, I did!

Complaints or corrections call 724-5203



On June 17th the Joint Congregational Meeting was held to bring members up to date on the past year. Annual reports were given and accepted. Margaret Krause and Bob Potts were nominated and unanimously elected to the Joint Council

A suggestion was made that all reports be submitted to the congregation in advance so they would have time to read all the material.


Joint Council Highlights

The joint council met on June 24th at 11:00 a.m.

At the meeting the following people were nominated and elected to office for the coming year.

Karen Rademacher President

Norma Lee V. President

Margaret Krause Secretary

Bob Potts Treasurer

Next year’s Joint Congregational Meeting will be held on the 14th of July. Annual reports will be available on the 7th of July as requested.



The meeting will be held July 22nd immediately after the worship service. There will be an election of candidates to the Hope Council and representatives to the Synod Assembly in 2013.

Also, the annual reports for the past year will be given.

This is an important meeting, please plan to attend.


Barbara A. Bergstrom

Barbara A. Bergstrom died April 21, 2012.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m.,

Monday, July 2nd, at Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas.


Creator of all, thank You for summer! Thank You for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.

Thank You for the beauty I see all around me

and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.

Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,

and for the more casual pace of the summer season.

Draw me closer to You this summer.

Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.

Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence,

and light my path with Your Word and Counsel.

As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You. Amen.

Copyright source unknown

Art Work by Mark Hakomaki



A thank you note was received from Gideon International for the donation Hope St. John’s made to their Bible fund.

We also received a thank you note from F.I.S.H. for the donation made from our Noisy Collection on Easter Sunday.

Penny Mullen’s daughter, Kathleen, wrote a note to update us on Penny’s health and to thank us on behalf of Penny for our prayers and concern. Penny is home and taking each day as it comes. Penny’s son, Patrick, is here also.


Woman to Woman Conference

The 11th annual Woman to Woman Conference will take place September 14 – 15, 2012 in Gaylord at the Gaylord E Free Church Gospel Center. Check the bulletin board for more information. There will also be more on this conference in the August Newsletter.




Football Sunday Appetizer

11/2 cup of Miracle Whip (I used ½ mayo)

1 1/2 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese

5 to 6 green onions chopped (stems too)

Mix together

*I added a little garlic powder to taste

To this mixture you may add any of the following:

Stuffed green olives sliced thin

Sliced black olives

Small dice ham

Small dice shrimp

Crab meat

*I used green olives and diced shrimp- delicious

1 package of english muffins cut in half

Spread thick on the english muffins and place on cookie sheet. Quarter the muffins before you bake them at 350 degrees for 15 mins. Then place under broiler to slightly brown.


Answers to quiz.

1. C 2. A

3. D 4. D

5. B 6. C

7. A 8. B

9. B 10. C

11.D 12. C