On Huron Wave's October Newsletter 2011

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

Hope St Johns Parish

PO Box 338

Oscoda MI 48750-0338

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Osborn

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
The Very Rev David Vickers, Dean  Northern Convocation
Naomi Deo, President of the Northern Convocation

Archives 2011


Hope St. John's Parish

A ministry of

Episcopal Church  USA

and the

Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America


2011 MINI RETREAT

Thank you to Shirley Sproul for once again

arranging such a wonderful retreat.

We are looking forward to next year!

Marli and Randy Brown travel the country in a motor home sharing their musical and inspirational ministry wherever they are invited. On September 10th they made their second visit to Hope St. John's Parish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their music and loved the stories they shared.

When Randy played his Yamaha key board our guests were seen snapping their fingers, clapping their hands and keeping the beat with their feet.

A delicious salad luncheon, with many scrumptious deserts, followed the retreat. Shirley Sproul, Randy & Marli Brown

 

 

Saying Farewell to Sharon Ann Wheeler

On August 23rd many of Sharon Ann's church and bible study friends gathered at Tait's Bill of Fare for lunch and to wish Sharon Ann well in her move to St. Clair. It was with sad hearts we said good bye, but she reassured us she would be with us in thought and prayer. And hopefully an occasional visit.

We miss her warm smile and her loving and caring heart! God Bless!

A happy tomorrow especially for you

A rebirth in living in all that you do

Like the bud of a flower burst into bloom

As light as the laughter of a bride and a groom

A softness quite mellow that touches the heart

That makes growth eternal of which we are part. Thanks Shirley Sproul

October 30th Reformation Sunday

Some churches combine All Saint Sunday with Reformation Sunday as a way to focus on heritage.

The Reformation

The legendary account tells us that one cool October 31st in 1517, the priest Martin Luther defiantly nailed his protest notice to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. These Ninety-five Theses were a list of abuses and errors that he understood were a corruption of the purpose and mission of the Church. In reality, the Ninety-five Theses were most likely sent to his Archbishop. And the list was not really a defiant protest as much as it was a sincere call for the Church to begin addressing some of its problems that Luther felt had obscured the Gospel message.

In any case, Luther hoped that his Theses would be seen and discussed as a step toward renewal of the Church, so that people might know the truth about Gods forgiveness for their lives. The powerful passage from Romans 3:19-28 had fired his soul and he was so overflowing with joy after years of guilt and a need for forgiveness that he had to share the truth with all that he could. Little did he know the enormous impact on the world that his one simple act would have. His willingness to stand up to pope and emperor in the name of the Gospel of Christ changed the face of history, and the face and direction of the entire Christian Church.

Today we do not celebrate division. Rather we celebrate the movement of the Holy Spirit in our Church and our hearts. It is this movement of the Holy Spirit that brings us newness and renewal, both in our personal lives and in the life of the Church. When we pray, "Come, Holy Spirit!" we know that the whole Church is always in need of reform, and we each are always in need of dying again in Christ in order to be raised from the dead, so that we might be truly free by the grace of Jesus the Christ in our lives and Church. "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:31-36)

Martin Luther's Seal or "The Luther Rose"

While he was a professor at Wittenberg University, Martin Luther designed this seal which he declared was meant to be "expressive of his theology." The following letter was written to his friend, Herr Spangler, town clerk in Nuremberg, Germany and expresses his thoughts on his seal.

July 8, 1530

Grace and peace in Christ!

Honorable, kind, dear Sir and Friend!

Since you ask whether my seal has come out correctly, I shall answer most amiably and tell you of those thoughts which now come to my mind about my seal as a symbol of my theology.

There is first to be a cross, black, and placed in a heart, which should be of its natural color (red), to put me in mind that faith in Christ crucified saved us. For if one believes from the heart, he will be justified. Even though it is a black cross, which mortifies and which also should hurt us, yet it leaves the heart in its natural color and does not ruin nature ... that is, the cross does not kill, but keeps man alive. For the just shall live by faith, by faith in the Savior.

Such a heart is to be in the midst of a white rose, to symbolize that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. In a word, it places the believer into a white joyful rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy as the world gives. Therefore, the rose is to be white, not red, for white is the color of the spirits and of all angels.

This rose, moreover, is fixed in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in the Spirit and in faith is a beginning of the future heavenly joy. It is already a part of faith, and is grasped through hope, even though not yet manifest.

And around this field is a golden ring, to signify that such bliss in heaven is endless, and more precious than all joys and goods, just as gold is the most valuable and precious metal.

May Christ, our dear Lord, be with your spirit until the life to come. Amen.

-(letter from Luther's Works, American Edition; Volume 49, pp. 356 359)

Robin Stephenson-Bratcher and Dennis Bratcher

Dennis Bratcher, Copyright 2009

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Back row left to right: Shirley Loveless,

Shirley Light, Dot Bissell

Seated: Bud Rick, Norma Rick

Missing from photo: Sharon Ann Wheeler

This picture was taken early in the spring.

 

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY

Back row left to right: Mary Lou Peacock, Shirley Loveless, Beverly Saner, Karen Rademacher, Mary Lou Luoma, Al Luoma

Front Row: Dick Irving, Lucienne Schulz, Pat Irving, Penny Mullen, Norma Rick,

Shirley Sproul

Missing from picture: Bev. and Bob Hunt, Bill and Julie Dorcey, Bud Rick

Photo's By: Bud Rick

 

 

Fall Colors Coming Soon

We Pray For

Barbara Bersgstrom

 Carl Byron

Trudy Cochrane

Helen Cottrell

Maris Decon

Kerry Decker

Carol Gardener

Keegan Harrington

Rick Harrington

Norma Lee

Chris Loveless

Linda Loveless

Eli Masich

Diane Martinez

Gary Maaske

Tom McLure

Shelly Paton

Susan Reames

Rosalie Peterson

Mike Richardson

Joe Rioux

Lori Sherherd

 

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

 

 
 

FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! GET YOU FLU SHOT NOW

Monday, October 10th from 1 PM to 3 PM

At Hope St. Johns Fellowship Hall

223 E. Mill Street

Flu $25/Pneumonia $50

You must be 18 years and older only

No appointments needed.

Medicare B, Credit Cards, Cash and some insurances accepted. Sponsored by St. Joseph Parish Nurses. Questions call Kim Easterle at 646-1722

 
 

 

Blood Drive

Oscoda American Legion

Tuesday, October 4th , 2011 12:00 PM  5:45 PM

Sponsored by Oscoda Lioness Club

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Birthdays

October 2nd  -- Helen Cottrell

October 21st --  Carel Lecureux

October 27th --  Julie Dorcey

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

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

October Anniversaries
October 2 Paul and Margaret Krause
October 21 Don and Carel LeCureux
October 21 Bud and Norma Rick
October 27 Al and Mary Lou Luoma

Supply Clergy

October 2

BCP Rev. Peter Cominos

Potluck

October 9

ELW Rev. James Blair

 

October 16

BCP Rev. Peter Cominos

Healing Service

October 23

ELW Rev. Gary Grieger

 

October 30

ELW Rev. James Blair

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

We are so blessed.

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Schedule of Events

October 2 Discretionary Fund & Potluck

October 5,12,19,26 Bible Study 9:30 am

October 6,13,20,27 Ladies Bible Study 1:30 pm

October 10 Flu Shot Clinic 1 ? 3 pm

October 11,25 St. Anne's Guild

October 16 Joint Council

October 21-21 Episcopal Diocesan Convention

October 25 Grocery Give-away 2:30 pm  At the old Carter Building


 

COATS FOR KIDS: Please put your donation of new or used and clean coats, ski pants, hats, mittens, and gloves, in the box located under the coat rack in the narthex. Barbara Blair will be picking them up shortly!

    OCTOBER  HEALTH BYTES

WATER

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 NIV How much water did you drink today? Normally you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. About one third of people drink the recommended amount and 10% drank none at all. This is cause for concern because water is essential to your good health. Your body is made up of 96% water and to keep all systems functioning optimally, it is important to maintain that percentage. For example, drinking water prevents symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, headaches and constipation. Severe dehydration can affect blood pressure, circulation, digestion, kidney function and even your joints.

Dehydration is often signaled first by hunger or fatigue rather than by thirst. Another source of fluids is fruits and vegetable which can make up about 20% of your daily water intake. Foods like watermelon and tomatoes are especially high in water content. Listen to what your body is telling you and drink more fluids. Before exercising drink at least half a glass of water and then every 20 minutes during and then after.

Dehydration can occur quickly and without warning in children because of their decreased fluid volumes and small body weights. If a child has severe diarrhea for more than 3 days, or  is irritable, disoriented, and much sleepier than usual, beware of dehydration. Call your child's doctor or take them to the ER.

The elderly have a high risk for dehydration since the aging process decreases their sense of thirst. They usually live alone, eat poorly and either forget to drink or have no desire for fluid refreshment. As bodily functions change and chronic conditions like diabetes and kidney diseases develop, their ability to conserve water also changes. Many take diuretics which can also cause loss of potassium and sodium (chemical imbalances) and another side effect of dehydration can be confusion due to changes in fluid volume. Monitor the elderly, put reminders around the house to drink water. Have fruits and vegetables available washed and cut so they are ready to eat. Be creative with ways to get them to get their fluids.

Just as essential but more abundant is the spiritual water offered to us for eternity through Jesus Christ. How do you tap into Gods living water during your day? Do you take in eight servings of Gods word along with your eight glasses of physical water? If not, think how you can connect with God throughout your day.

SJHS Parish Nurse Program
Kim Easterle RN

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GIVE MORE THAN 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100% We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101% What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help.answer these questions.

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help.answer these questions.

IF ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Is represented as: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26

Then HARDWORK

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98%

KNOWLEDGE

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96%

ATTITUDE

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5= 100%

Then look how far the love of God will take you.

LOVE OF GOD

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4=101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hard work and knowledge get you close, and attitude will get you there, it is the LOVE OF GOD that will put you over the top.

MIND GAME

1.Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?

2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?

3.. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

5. What word in the English Language is always spelled incorrectly?

6. Billy was born on December 28th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

7. In California, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

8. What was the President's name in 1975?

9. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

10. Which is correct to say, The yolk of the egg are white or The yolk of the egg is white.

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in another field?

FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! GET YOU FLU SHOT NOW

No appointments needed.

Monday, October 10th from

1 PM to 3 PM

At Hope St. John?s Fellowship Hall

223 E. Mill Street

Flu $25/Pneumonia $50

You must be 18 years and older only

Medicare B, Credit Cards, Cash and some insurances accepted. Sponsored by St. Joseph Parish Nurses. Questions call Kim Easterle at 646-1722

 

St. Anne's Guild

The ladies have just completed a project for Lutheran World Relief Boxcar Loading 2011 for which they made Fabric and School Kits. Upholstery fabric was donated by Helen Cottrell and Jan Potts donated an assortment of fabrics. A sturdy School Backpack Bag was made by Ellen Shively and filled with supplies donated by Maggie Krause. At their September 13th meeting, all of the ladies gathered to pack the kits for shipping on October 15th. In 2010 kits were distributed to people in 24 countries in partnership with many other organizations including Episcopal Relief & Development, International Relief & Development, the Catholic Organization for Development and Solidarity, and Church World Service, just to name a few.

August was Kitchen Shower Month. On September 13th it was fun to open up the many gifts ranging from potholders to dish towels and dishcloths, paper towels to cleaning supplies, and paper plates and bowls to paper napkins. These generous gifts allowed us to retire some well worn towels and potholders, and to restock our shelves for the winter. Some of you made cash donations to the shower. A BIG thank you to all, we are most grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Dot Bissell

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Stewardship

We are happy to report that the first response to our stewardship effort for 2012 has been heartwarming.

You haven't delivered your commitment card to church yet, You still have time to get it to the office. If you have lost or misplaced your card you may get another from me or just put your name on a piece of paper and the amount you wish to give weekly, monthly or yearly and then place it on the collection plate in an envelope. Or you can mail it to Hope St. John?s Parish, 223 East Mill, Oscoda, Michigan 48750.

Thank you for your timely response.

Margaret Krause

NEWS ALERT FROM THE SYNOD

Prayers Welcomed

Bishop Schleicher is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday, October 4 to remove the left lobe of his thyroid in which there is a "solid mass." The Synod will let us know the outcome of the biopsy following the surgery, but are asking us to include him now in our prayers. Thank you.

SNOWBIRDS

We are definitely going to have an early winter! The first snowbird to leave (would you believe in August) for the southern regions was Rosemary Cook. On the second Sunday in September Mary Lou and Al served notice that they had their flight plans already made and would be leaving shortly. As the Luomas are usually part of the first flight of fall, we can be certain that the rest of our snowbirds will be making more frequent departures.

As always, we snowbunnies wish you would stay here but understand your need to be where it is warm! We wish you all safe travel and a healthy and happy winter. See you in the spring and please send letters!

Here are the Answers

1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?

Answer: Johnny of course

2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall, and he wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?

Answer: Meat.

3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Answer: Mt. Everest; it just wasn't discovered yet. [You're not very good at this are you?]

4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

Answer: There is no dirt in a hole.

5. What word in the English Language is always spelled incorrectly?

Answer: Incorrectly

6. Billy was born on December 28th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

Answer: Billy lives in the Southern Hemisphere

7. In California, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

Answer: You can't take pictures with a wooden leg. You need a camera to take pictures.

8. What was the President's Name in 1975?

Answer: Same as is it now - Barack Obama [Oh, come on .......]

9. If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

Answer: You would be in 2nd.. Well, you passed the person in second place, not first.

10. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white"?

Answer: Neither, the yolk of the egg is yellow [Duh]

11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in another field?

Answer: One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.

Word of Thanks

Thank you to every member of Hope St. Johns Parish for making this your church home and church family. Thank you for sharing your talents and your gifts from God to make this church the welcoming and loving church that it is. Each and every one of you has so much to offer. Thank God from whom all blessings flow!


Wishing you a

GLORIOUS FALL

and a

 

       HAPPY   

Snicker Bar Cake

1 Chocolate cake mix

1 pound of caramels

1 stick of margarine

1-cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/3cup milk

1 cup chopped nuts

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into greased 9x13 pan to a depth of inch. Reserve remaining cake mix. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

While cake is baking, melt margarine, caramels, and milk. Remove cake from oven and pour melted caramel, margarine and milk mixture over cake. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on top.

Spread reserved cake mix on top on this and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. May be served with whipped cream. Yummy!!!

This recipe was from an old St. John's newsletter! Enjoy!

Mary Lou and Al arrived safely at their destination. Keep Lauren in your prayers!

 

 

Margaret Krause, Editor

Ignore the typos and grammar, I did! Complaints or corrections 724-5203

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