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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

Lateral Thinking


Archives 2011

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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

Carma Housler

Bob & Bev Hunt

Chari Johnson

Carel Lecureux

Hershel & 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

Shirley Loveless

Karen Rademacher

Danielle Huffman

Darl Weishuhn

Helen Cottrel

Harriet Ellwein

The Family of Doug Hennigar, The family of Sondra Welton, The family of Stacey Priebe


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

Lateral Thinking Answer 1






Randy and Marli Brown desire to challenge the children of God to pursue intimate worship corporately and privately . Because of their exposure to various denominations and churches of all sizes, they have become passionate about helping Christians realize their capacity for growth regarding personal worship, Over the years of interacting with numerous church bodies, Randy and Marli have noticed a common thread, the desire to connect with God on an intimate level.

Randy and Marli enjoy a ministry of providing congregations with a worship experience filled with gratefulness, adoration and awesome wonder of the Lord.

“I will declare Your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise You”

Psalm 22:22

The Brown Family


Answer 2

All the other card players were women


Lateral Thinking 3

On the Light Side

Christian One Liners


Don't put a question mark where God put a period.

Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.

The good Lord didn't create anything
without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
People are funny; they want the front of the bus,

the middle of the road, and the back of the church.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation
bangs on your front door forever.
Quit griping about your church;

if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.

If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
God Himself does not propose
to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
Some minds are like concrete:
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Peace starts with a smile.
I don't know why some people
change churches; what difference does
it make which one you stay home from?

We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
Be ye fishers of men. You catch them - He'll clean Them.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Don't let your worries get the

best of you, remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.


Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn't call the qualified,

He qualifies the called.

God grades on the cross, not the curve.

God loves everyone, but probably prefers
"fruits of the spirit" over "religious nuts!"

God promises: a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!


Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!

The Will of God never takes you to where

the Grace of God will not protect you.

You can tell how big a person is

by what it takes to discourage him.


The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:

1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.
Thanks to Harriet Flanders & Jan Potts

The following reprint was requested by the Wednesday afternoon Bible Study. They felt that with the upcoming election in November this article was very timely.


Day By Day

TUESDAY, August 7

John 1:19 – 28 {John the Baptist} confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”

Let’s be clear about who is sent from God to preach about the light of the world: John the Baptist. No political candidates are named. And John is not confused about his role. Chosen to prepare the way for Christ, he states that he is not the Messiah.

During election season, debates are heated. Amid colorful slogans and snappy sound bites it can be a struggle to remember that no one running for any office is Jesus Christ, and no one running against a favorite candidate is Satan. Political parties consist of human beings, all in need of salvation.

Instead of worshiping one side and demonizing the other, let us take time before an election to research the issues and candidates. We can’t assume that the only good leaders will come from the same political party. God has not emailed anyone a detailed plan to create heaven on earth.

We each owe it to our country---and every country’s election affects the world---not to be lazy about making choices. We owe it to God not to worship false Messiahs.

Beware of campaigns, commentators, and candidates who demonize those who carry opposite opinions. Beware of anyone presented as the Messiah.

Pray for the Diocese of El-Obeid (Sudan)

PS 78:1-39 *78:40-72; Judges 7:1-18; Acts 3:1-11

Copyright 2012

Forward Movement Publications

All Rights Reserved

Reprinted with permission 8/2012



On August 26th Hope St. John’s kicked off their stewardship campaign. Please return the commitment card by mail in the envelope provided or bring it to church and place it on the collection plate. The Finance Committee would greatly appreciate having all cards returned by September 16th so that they can begin work on the budget for 2013.

Thank you.                                                                           Margaret Krause, Secretary

Stewardship Prayer

Our Father,

We thank you for blessings already given, and for those which will be received. Please direct us in our endeavor, by searching our hearts, our minds, and our souls, that we may daily do your will.

We ask that this church grow in unity with your love and glory. We ask this in the name of your precious son, Jesus. AMEN


Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church

The photo on the right is of Rosemary Cook and Doug Stewart joining the celebration of the 125th Anniversary. The food was delicious, the conversation delightful, and the Anniversary Booklet of the past history was beautifully done. Many people took the opportunity to look through the old scrapbooks that had been placed on display.

125 Anniversary Page



The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.




September Birthdays

September 2 John MacDonald
September 2 Hershel Lee
September10 Doug Stewart
September18 Marv Bradow

Ann Cominos

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Supply Clergy

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

Monthly Schedule

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

September 2 BCP  Rev. Peter Cominos
September 9 ELW  Rev. Douglas Kahl
September 16  BCP  Rev. Peter Cominos
September 23  ELW Rev. Douglas Kahl
September 30  ELW ELW Rev. Gary Grieger


Monthly Schedule

September 2 Discretionary Fund
September 5 Bible Study 5 P.M. (light dinner) TBA
September 6,13,20,27 Intercessory Prayer 12:15 p.m. followed by Bible Study at 1:30 p.m.
September 8 Mini Retreat
September 11 St. Anne’s Guild 10:30 A.M.
September 15 Prayer Vigil
September 16 Joint Council
September 16 Stewardship Campaign Wrap-up September 25 Grocery Give-away 12:30 pm,  At the Assembly of God Church on US 23

WHOA!! Where did summer go? Two of our snowbirds have already packed up and left for Florida.

It was wonderful to have Rosemary Cook and Doug Stewart here for Hope Lutheran’s 125th Anniversary. Have a good winter Rosemary!

Doug Stewart will be 89 on the 10th of September. Wish him a Happy Birthday!



Prayer Vigil on September 15, 2012 at Hope St. John’s Parish

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Open to all!

It says in 2 Chronicles: 7 verse 14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will HEAL their LAND.

New International Translation





'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self -esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and set us free . Amen.

“With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and whole-heartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One nation under God!'

Submitted by Lucienne Schulz

And Mary Lou Luoma

Picture from an e-mail



September 2012

Letter from Bishop John

Through many dangers…The Word, Grace, and Faith

“Amazing Grace,” is for many a heart stirring song. Think, in the context of your congregation, especially of verse 3: Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. In your mind, insert “we” and “us” instead of “I” and “me.” Whether in times of celebration or calamity, this verse embodies a deep truth about God’s relationship with us.

In varying measure, there is an inherent vulnerability in every congregation. To use a Lutheran expression, it is grace alone (apart from works) that through many dangers brought your congregation “safe thus far,” and grace that will bring it home, i.e. to an ever new experience of eternal life.

Grace is the “middle reality” in our Lutheran understanding of God’s action in our lives. A Lutheran gift to the world is the holding together of three “alones”; the Word (Christ) alone, grace alone, faith alone. The continuing viability of your congregation is always about these three alones. In September, by their request a number of our congregations will be visited by Synod Listening Teams. Leaders of these congregations earnestly seek a faithful pathway toward a life beyond present distressing fears for some beyond a sense of imminent danger.

Here’s what I know for certain: To every one of our congregations, including those we’ll visit in September, God wills to pour out a saving word, some healing grace, and renewed faith in God’s protection and faithfulness.

I am increasingly convinced that in times of danger, we need each other to see a faithful pathway, and to find the courage to stay on that path once we see it. Ramped up fear so blinds us that on our own we stumble and stray over and over, hurting ourselves and one another, falling prey to all sorts of deception and false promises. Toward finding this pathway, Pastor Roger Hardy has led many congregations over the past two years, through a “Listening to God” process. Synod Listening Teams are another of the gifts given in this church, in our synod, first, to hear and acknowledge without judgment one’s fears and second, to become newly receptive to hope filled future borne of God. A third gift we’re just beginning to (newly) unwrap is the strength that will be gained as congregations across both lower peninsula synods find each other for prayer, mutual consolation, and common work.


Helpful Tips: Caregiver burnout: 10 ways to recharge and refocus

Take care of yourself and become a better caregiver in the process
Caring for others can take so much time, work and effort that stress and anxiety can often get the best of you. Studies show that female caregivers, in particular, have more emotional and physical health problems1. The key to avoiding burnout is using
regular tools to keep yourself in check.
Ask for and accept help
. If you have other family members, talk about a game plan for dividing up responsibilities. How much time can each person realistically give? How can long-distance loved ones contribute? Who will pay for what? If you have no immediate family, seek out and use community resources, both for yourself and the person you’re caring for.
Consider respite care. Respite care offers a temporary break to caregivers. It can range from a few hours of in-home care to a short stay in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Know your limits
. Guilt can play on your ability to say no. Be realistic with yourself about what you can and cannot handle, based on your other responsibilities to your spouse, children, work, school, etc.
Talk about your care giving experience
. Research has shown that counseling and support groups, in combination with respite care (see above) and other services, can help caregivers maintain their role longer, with less stress and greater satisfaction. Join a support group for caregivers in your area, see a therapist or even talk to a trusted friend.
Take it one day at a time.
Recognize that you will have good days and bad days, and try to embrace it all. Even when you’re feeling resentful or angry, know that this is normal and doesn’t define you for eternity. It doesn’t make you a bad person or a bad caregiver.
Stay in touch with friends and family. Social activities can help you feel connected and can provide emotional outlets for stress.
Get enough sleep. It sounds so simple, but a good night’s sleep can make facing any challenge seem all the more manageable. Make getting at least seven hours a priority.
Eat well & exercise. Scarfing down a sugary snack because you have no time to eat will only make you crash later, making you more vulnerable to irritability, stress and fatigue. Opt for snacks like nuts or fruit to keep you on an even keel longer.
Make time for yourself. This is not a luxury, but essential for caregivers. If nothing else, set aside five minutes each day to meditate or simply be still. This is time just for you.
Educate yourself. The more you know about both your loved one’s condition and the resources available to you, the more effective you will be in taking care of the both of you. Look online or check out books at your local library.
2 Gallant, M. P., & Connell, C. M. (1998). The stress process among dementia spouse caregivers: Are caregivers at risk for negative health behavior change? Research on Aging, 20(3), 267–297.


Permission 8/12

Reminder: School Children’s Weekend Backpack Supplies

Small plastic jars of peanut butter, jelly in plastic 8 – 14 oz.containers, small cans or individual servings of fruit, boxed cereal.

Emmanuel Mission Homeless shelter can use flip flops for their clients to use in the shower---check out summer clearance. Paper lunch bags, bottled water, paper towels , large kitchen garbage bags, toliet paper, cleaning and sanitizing sprays. You may drop off your donation or bring it to church and place in box in narthex.


Answer 3 Lateral Thinking- Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth.


Lateral Thinking 4

Lateral Thinking 4-  The recluse lived in a lighthouse. 


From the Kitchen


2 eggs well beaten

1/3 cup Bisquick

salt and pepper

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups grated Zucchini well drained (important)

Mix all ingredients together and use ½ cup of batter for each pancake.

Excellent side dish. Bet you can’t eat just one!!!

My family loves them! mkEditor’s note: This is a revised edition as the original could not be emailed due to circumstances beyond my control. You may view the original and many other anniversary photos on our web site (plus archived editions) at www.hopestjohnsparish.com

Margaret Krause, Editor

Ignore the typos and the grammar, I did!

Complaints or corrections call 724-5203