On Huron Wave's September Newsletter 2011

Written By Margaret Krause

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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

Hope St. John’s Parish

A ministry of

Episcopal Church – USA

and the

Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America


Hope St John's Parish Mini Retreat Presents

Marli & Randy Brown In concert


Saturday, September 10th-----10A.M. Until Noon

Delicious Salad Luncheon to follow

Invite relatives, friends and neighbors to enjoy this special day!

Questions call Shirley Sproul 739-7476

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                                                                                                                                                                     Bishop John David Schleicher

North/West Lower Michigan Synod

2900 N. Waverly Road

Lansing, MI 48906 (517) 321-5068

August 1, 2011

Dear members of Hope St. John’s Parish,

A full schedule this August means I won’t be able to visit you as has become almost a tradition! But I write to thank you for your faithfulness in ministry both locally and globally. I pray that you will be open every day to opportunities big and small to follow Christ in your care for others. I pray that new people will be drawn to weekly worship with you to celebrate the steadfast love of God so richly given to us in Christ.

Thank you for being a gracious presence of the body of Christ in Oscoda.

Bishop Schleicher

Editor’s note: We received Bishop John’s letter after the August newsletter had been sent

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











September Birthdays

September 2 John MacDonald
September 2 Hershel Lee
September 10 Doug Stewart
September 18 Marv Bradow

September 28

Ann Cominos


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

Supply Clergy

September 4 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos

September 11 ELW Rev. James Blair

September 18 BCP Rev. Peter Cominos Healing Service

September 25 ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl

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

Schedule of Events

September 4 Discretionary Fund & Potluck

September 7,14,21,28 Bible Study 9:30 am

September 7,14,21,28 Bible Study 5 pm

September 1,8,15,22,29 Ladies Bible Study 1:30 pm

September 13,27 St. Anne’s Guild

September 18 Joint Council

September 18 Last day for Ordering Angel Food

September 27 Grocery Give-away 2:30 pm

At the old Carter Building

September 24 Delivery and Distribution of Angel Food

We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.



Did you know that I work in 9 different ways to keep you healthy?

1. I store the iron reserves you need, as well as a lot of vitamins and other minerals. Without me, you wouldn’t have the strength to carry on!

2. I make bile to help digest your food. Without me you’d waste away to nothing.

3. I detoxify poisonous chemicals you give me, and that includes alcohol, beer, wine and drugs (prescribed and over-the-counter) as well as illegal substances. Without me, your "bad" habits would kill you

4. I store energy, like a battery, by stockpiling sugar (carbohydrates, glucose and fat) until you need it. Without me, the sugar level in your blood could fall dramatically and you’d go into a coma.

5. I make the blood that got your system going even before you were born. Without me, you wouldn’t be here!

6. I manufacture new proteins that your body needs to stay healthy and grow. Without me, you wouldn’t grow properly!

7. I remove poisons from the air, exhaust smoke and chemicals you breathe. Without me, you’d be poisoned by pollutants!

8. I make clotting factors that stop the bleeding when you accidentally prick yourself. Without me, you’d bleed to death!

9. I help defend you against the germs going into your body all the time. I take those cold germs, flu bugs and other germs you encounter, and knock them dead-or at least weaken them. Without me, you’d be a sitting duck for every infection known to man.

Let me tell you some easy ways to love your liver.

1. Don’t drown me in beer, alcohol or wine! Even one drink is too much for some people and could scar me for life!

2. Watch those drugs! All drugs are chemicals, and when you mix them up without a doctor’s advice you could create something poisonous that could damage me badly. *I scar easily ... and those scars, called "cirrhosis" are permanent. Medicine is sometimes necessary. But taking pills when they aren’t necessary is a bad habit. All those chemicals can really hurt a liver.

3. Be careful with aerosol sprays! Remember, I have to detoxify what you breathe in, too. So when you are cleaning with aerosol cleaners, make sure the room is ventilated, or wear a mask. That goes double for bug sprays, mildew sprays, paint sprays, and all those other chemical sprays you use. Be careful what you breathe! Watch what gets on your skin! Those insecticides you put on trees and shrubs not only kill bugs they can get to me right through your skin and destroy my cells, too. Cover your skin and wear a mask.

WARNING! I can’t and won’t tell you I am in trouble until I’m almost at the end of my rope…and yours.

Remember: I am a non-complainer. Overloading me with drugs, alcohol and other junk can destroy me! This may be the only warning you ever get!

Kim Easterle RN SJHS Parish Nurse Program


Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him. 'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'

OPINIONS On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'

MORE NUDITY A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room... When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'

ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'



Don’t be the part of the problem, Be the solution!

Who is shopping in your medicine cabinet? Your child, grandchild, friend or spouse?

Learn more about this growing prescription drug addiction problem and what you can do to be the solution. Also proper places to dispose of your medications and narcotics.


Wednesday, September 21 St. Joseph Hospital

10 AM Classrooms A & B All are welcome Refreshments served

Your Yearly Dementia Test-- only 4 questions It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.The answers will be on different pages. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?


Once again, our congregation came through with flying colors and put us over the top in donating school supplies for children in need. Dee Cunningham tells us that for a small congregation we do an extraordinary job and she's continually amazed with the quantity of our donations.

While Dee does not yet have word regarding the Weekend Backpack Program that we were involved in during the last school year, she will notify us when she receives all the details. The Weekend Backpack Program provides enough food for a child, who would otherwise go without, for a weekend. This distribution is repeated every Friday during the school year when classes are in session.

Last year there were approximately twenty-two (22) items in each backpack. We were asked to donate (in plastic containers only) small jars of peanut butter, grape jelly, and fruit. As soon as this years request list becomes available it will be announced in the Sunday bulletin and in this newsletter.

A great big thank you to everyone who has faithfully supported one or both of these programs in our community outreach.

Dot Bissell

Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast' give up now and do something else.. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2. 2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?


Some years ago, on a hot summer day in South Florida , a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator. Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved. The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars.

The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, 'But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Dad wouldn't let go.'

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars, too. No, not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds, my friend, are because God has refused to let go. In the midst of your struggle, God's been there holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves you. You are a child of God. God wants to protect you and provide for you in every way. But sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of God's love on your arms, be very, very grateful. God did not and will not ever let you go.

Thanks to Bev Osborn

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading more appropriate literature such as Auto World. However, if you said 'water', proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what
is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said 'green bricks,' why are you still reading these??? If you said 'glass,' go on to Question 4. 4. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales . In London , 17 people get on the bus. In Reading , 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on. In Swindon , 2 people get off and 4 get on. In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on In Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven .. Without looking back to review, how old is the bus driver?

Kitchen Shower

Thank you to all who have contributed to the kitchen shower. There is still time to pick a few things up on the list or feel free to make a cash donation. Please make checks payable to St. Anne’s Guild, thank you again!!!!

I have always thought you should learn something new every day. Unfortunately many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.

But, give it a shot anyway

Read this and you will know everything???

If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth. To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'. Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult! People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel

In 1952, but he declined.

Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate

from gas in their stomachs.

Ancient Romans, Chinese and German societies ofter

Used urine as mouthwash.

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance

Era, it was fashion to shave them off!

Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar ecipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 1

Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite number of times.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

If you are getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a person is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

The banana plant cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

The University of Alaska spans four times zones.

The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself..

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450 degrees F.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman Numerals.

If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Answer 4:Oh, for crying out loud! Don’t you remember your own age?

It was YOU driving the bus!

PS 95% of people fail most of the questions!



1 BOX OF Angel Food Cake Mix

1 can of Pumpkin (15 oz.) not Pumpkin Pie Mix

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2/3 cup water

Combine dry ingredients, mix well.

Add water, and mix

Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes,

or until done in center when tested.

Best if kept in refrigerator when cool.

Editor’s note: Maggie Krause- I will be having carpal tunnel surgery on the 30th . Hopefully it will take care of the tingling in my right hand. Please have patience with me as I heal and get the hang of newsletter editing. I am still learning (work in progress)!!!r.net

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